Hotels Near the Seattle Port

by Baldwin Ellis

The Port of Seattle is steps away from several of the city’s top hotels. The properties range from a waterfront refuge where gas fireplaces are a standard in-room amenity to a pet-friendly boutique hotel with romantic Jacuzzi suites. The hotels are also near the Seattle Art Museum's fine art collection, family-friendly fun at the Seattle Aquarium, and world-renowned attractions such as Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

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The Edgewater

The Edgewater, an upscale property nestled on the shore of Elliot Bay, is within walking distance of the Port of Seattle cruise ship terminals, the Washington State Ferry, the Seattle Aquarium and the Space Needle. Accommodations consist of lodge-style guest rooms with gas fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows with downtown or Puget Sound views. The “Waterfront Premium” rooms are a highlight, featuring views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, as well as private baths with granite countertops, glass showers and vessel sinks. Hotel amenities include a fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness center and the gourmet Six Seven Restaurant, which serves king salmon, Alaskan crab legs, mussels and 10-ounce sirloin steaks in a waterfront dining room.

The Alexis Hotel

The Alexis Hotel Seattle is a fashionable boutique property within a few blocks of the waterfront and the Port of Seattle. The hotel is also near the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Monorail, which provides access to the Space Needle. Accommodations include standard guest rooms with contemporary furnishings and Egyptian linens, and spacious guest suites that feature two-seater Jacuzzis or wood-burning fireplaces. Amenities include hosted evening wine receptions and an on-site mall with an art gallery and the North Face retail store. Pets are allowed at no additional charge, and without size or weight restrictions.

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront is a modern, bayfront hotel within a five-minute walk of the Port of Seattle, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Convention Center. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with CD players, iPod docks and private balconies with panoramic views of the city, Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay or the Olympic Mountains. Hotel amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center with cardio theater, and 2100 Bistro and Bar, serving up organic, contemporary American cuisine.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is a downtown luxury property that has earned a five-diamond rating from AAA. The property is within walking distance of the Seattle Art Museum, the Port of Seattle and the central business district. Accommodations consist of Asian-inspired guest rooms featuring high-end contemporary furnishings, DVD players and marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and in-mirror TVs. The hotel also offers one- and two- bedroom suites with gas fireplaces. It has a full-service spa that offers body treatments and couples massages, a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal trainers and a rooftop terrace that is home to an infinity pool and outdoor fireplace. Hotel dining options are highlighted by ART Restaurant and Lounge, which serves Pacific Northwest cuisine.

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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