Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, known as Sea-Tac, is one of the top 20 busiest airports in America as of 2009, according to the Port of Seattle's Annual Report. Unlike sprawling airports that require a bus to change terminals, Sea-Tac's compact nature means your arrival gate is only a short walk from the lightrail, bus line and numerous overnight accommodations. Follow the airport signs for the lightrail station, walk down to street level and you'll be within one block of several hotels.
The Holiday Inn fits families of all sizes, with a pet-friendly policy and free meals for kids under 12 at its Seven Hills Grille Restaurant and Lounge. Its fitness center, which was remodeled in 2008, has televisions and iPod connections at every machine to make it more enjoyable to squeeze in your daily run. Business travelers benefit from a business center with PCs, fax and copy machines and a late-night cocktail at Seven Hills. For short-term travelers, Holiday Inn offers a package that includes parking while you're gone for up to two weeks.
The Rodeway Inn makes sure its guests start the morning right with a complimentary continental breakfast or free shuttle service to nearby restaurants. Free wireless Internet, coffee and airport shuttle service for travelers who would prefer to skip the five-minute walk to the main terminal makes the Rodeway Inn an economical choice for an overnight Sea-Tac stay.
Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
The Hilton is an ideal choice when traveling on business or with a small team, as it has a 24-hour business center and numerous meeting rooms that you can reserve online. You can print a last-minute document wirelessly from any guest room. The conference rooms are set up for videoconferencing and contain audio/visual equipment, and the hotel will even cater your meeting. The in-house restaurant, Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, offers USDA prime graded steak and is well-suited for a nice dinner or an evening cocktail.
The Clarion Hotel offers guests a number of convenient luxuries, including an indoor heated pool and on-site full-service beauty salon and barber shop. Unlike other options that limit guests to one pet per room, the Clarion allows two canine or feline companions to accompany you on your trip. The Clarion Hotel is home to the 777 Restaurant and Lounge, making it easy to grab a quick bite or a relaxing dinner without having to venture far from your room.
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