Downtown Seattle Hotels

by Baldwin Ellis, Demand Media

    Whether you desire a touch of romance, a boutique hotel that also welcomes your furry friend, or a room with a view of the Space Needle, there is a hotel in downtown Seattle to suit your needs. The well-placed properties offer accommodations for a range of tastes and budgets. They are also steps away from top attractions such as Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, museums, shopping and professional sports venues.

    Hotels Near Qwest Field and Safeco Field

    The Silver Cloud Hotel-Stadium offers moderately-priced lodging adjacent to Qwest Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and across from Safeco Field, which hosts Seattle Mariners baseball games. Accommodations include contemporary guest rooms with mini fridges, iPod docks and complimentary high-speed Internet access, while amenities are highlighted by a seasonal rooftop pool with sun deck and complimentary shuttle service to the Port of Seattle cruise ship terminal. Best Western Pioneer Square offers charming accommodations within one mile of Qwest Field, Safeco Field and historic Pioneer Square, which hosts a free art festival on the first Friday of every month. Guest rooms feature handcrafted period furnishings, while hotel amenities are highlighted by the complimentary breakfast buffet that includes Belgian waffles, fresh fruits and pastries.

    Hotels Near Museums

    The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is an upscale property steps away from the Seattle Art Museum. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings and private baths with in-mirror televisions, while suites offer separate living areas and gas-burning fireplaces. Amenities include gourmet dining at ART Restaurant and Lounge; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a rooftop retreat featuring an infinity pool, Zen garden and outdoor fireplace. Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel Seattle-Downtown is a fashionable property near the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The hotel is housed in a converted early 20th-century gentleman’s club and offers city views guest rooms with contemporary furnishings and suites with two-seater Jacuzzis. Amenities consist of a full-service restaurant and billiards room.

    Hotels Near the Space Needle

    The Warwick Seattle Hotel offers traditional accommodations within a half-mile of the Space Needle and Westlake Center Mall. Accommodations consist of spacious guest rooms with Space Needle views, a heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Dining options are highlighted by Brasserie Margeaux, which serves French and Northwest cuisine. Homewood Suites Seattle Downtown is an extended-stay all-suite hotel steps away from the Seattle Monorail and the Space Needle. Accommodations include multi-room suites with fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary breakfast, and evening manager’s reception with light snacks and cocktails.

    Hotels Near the Waterfront

    The Alexis Hotel Seattle is a fashionable boutique property nestled along Elliot Bay. Accommodations consist of standard guest rooms featuring contemporary furnishings, rainfall showers, and city or Elliot Bay views, as well as suites with wood-burning fireplaces and two-seater Jacuzzi tubs. Hotel amenities consist of 24-hour room service, evening wine receptions, and a lenient pet policy that does not charge pet fees or impose weight restrictions. The Seattle Marriott offers stylish accommodations on the shores of Elliot Bay and steps away from the Port of Seattle cruise terminals. Guest rooms feature contemporary decors; iPod docks; and views of the city, Olympic Mountain or Elliot Bay. Amenities include connecting indoor and outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and upscale dining at 2100 Bistro and Bar.

    About the Author

    Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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