Where to stay

in Seattle

Some call Seattle the Emerald City, due to the gleaming greens of the city's parks and the blues of the lovely waterfront setting. Things to do here are as diverse as the neighborhoods. Cafes are everywhere in this unofficial coffee capital of the U.S., while Seattle's eclectic museums cover a great range of subjects, from Native American art to pop culture. Deciding where to stay to make the most of your vacation to Seattle is easy. With so much to see and do, choose a hotel in the best areas of the city to suit your trip.

Best Neighborhoods for Family Activities

Downtown Seattle accommodations are a short walk from the Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market, where kids can watch fish-throwing, see the Gum Wall and shop for snacks and trinkets. The Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Great Wheel are right next door. Stay in Fremont to let the kids climb on the Fremont Troll and see the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo. A hotel in Lower Queen Anne is perfect for visiting all the kid-focused attractions of Seattle Center: the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center and the Seattle Children's Museum. Pioneer Square is the neighborhood to stay for easy access to spooky tours of underground Seattle.

Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are a few top attractions in Downtown Seattle. Hop around the city on the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, great live music, and popular shops.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Seattle

Fremont

Fremont is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Fremont Troll and Lake Union.

Recommended hotels in Fremont

Queen Anne

Queen Anne is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Center, and you can get around town on the metro at Seattle Center Monorail Station.

Recommended hotels in Queen Anne

Pioneer Square

Shopping, museums, and art galleries are just a few things travelers like about Pioneer Square. Sights like Seattle Waterfront and Pioneer Square are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Seattle area at Pioneer Square Station.

Recommended hotels in Pioneer Square

Recommended hotels in Seattle Waterfront

Great Areas to Stay for Arts and Culture

The area around the Seattle Center is also great to book a hotel in for the adult cultural attractions of Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Pop Culture and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Book accommodations in Downtown Seattle for the perfect central location to see the unique architecture of the Seattle Central Library. Here you can visit the global and indigenous collections of the Seattle Art Museum and listen to the Seattle Symphony. Alternatively, stay in the neighborhood of Bellevue across Lake Washington, where the Bellevue Arts Museum showcases artists at work.

Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are a few top attractions in Downtown Seattle. Hop around the city on the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, great live music, and popular shops.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Seattle

Bellevue

Bellevue is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Bellevue Square and T-Mobile USA Headquarters.

Recommended hotels in Bellevue

Where to Stay for Nature

Seattle is home to many parkland and waterfront spaces. A hotel in the University District is central to kite-flying in Gas Works Park and kayaking on Lake Union. Belltown is also a great place to stay near the waterfront, where ferries offer whale-watching trips across Puget Sound to San Juan Island and transportation to the wilds of Victoria, British Columbia. The neighborhood of Kirkland, across Lake Washington, has accommodations close enough for easy Downtown Seattle access but with far less traffic. Kirkland features activities such as fishing, swimming, hiking and biking in its many parks, making it an ideal spot to stay for nature lovers.

University District

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in University District. If sightseeing is on the list, Neptune Theater is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at U District Station or University of Washington Station to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in University District

Belltown

Belltown is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Seattle Waterfront and Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. See more of Seattle by jumping on the metro at Westlake 7th St Station or Westlake Denny Wy Station.

Recommended hotels in Belltown

Kirkland

The ample dining options and fantastic lake views are top of the list for many visitors to Kirkland. A stop by Kirkland Performance Center or The Village at Totem Lake might round out your trip.

Recommended hotels in Kirkland

Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are a few top attractions in Downtown Seattle. Hop around the city on the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, great live music, and popular shops.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Seattle

Best Spots for Food and Drinks

Known for its coffee culture, Seattle has great cafes across every neighborhood. Book accommodations in Capitol Hill and have a morning coffee in a different independent cafe every day of your vacation. If you're after fine dining, find superb options in Downtown Seattle hotels. Stay in the International District for diverse Asian food near the sports fields of the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders. If you're seeking a beer or wine, take the approximately 30-minute drive from Downtown to hotels in Bothell and Woodinville, which are surrounded by 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Capitol Hill

Take time in Capitol Hill to visit attractions like Volunteer Park and Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Capitol Hill Station to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Capitol Hill

Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are a few top attractions in Downtown Seattle. Hop around the city on the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, great live music, and popular shops.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Seattle

International District

Well-liked for its parks and architecture, International District is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Union Station and Seattle Pinball Museum, and jump on the metro at International District/Chinatown Station to get around the city.

Bothell

Bothell is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Park at Bothell Landing and Pop Keeney Stadium while you're in town.

Recommended hotels in Bothell

Woodinville

The abundant dining options and fine wine are top of the list for many visitors to Woodinville. A stop by Columbia Winery or Woodinville Whiskey Co might round out your trip.

Recommended hotels in Woodinville

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