Seattle Hotels With Courtesy Shuttle From Seattle Airport

by Joy Uyeno

There are a handful of hotels around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) that provide complimentary shuttle service to guests, which takes the hassle out of getting to a hotel room. Over 31 million passengers passed through SeaTac Airport in 2007, many of them served by nearby hotels that make the transition between the airport and accommodations an easy one.

Seattle Airport Marriott

The Seattle Airport Marriott is located just over three miles from SeaTac Airport, and a complimentary shuttle takes guests from baggage claim to the front door of the hotel. Courtesy phones are available at the airport, and guests can call the hotel to request a pickup. The hotel has the Northwestern appeal of a lodge, with log beam ceilings and stone flooring in the lobby. Guestrooms are simple and contemporary, furnished with clean-lined furniture, crisp white linens and and a desk. There is a small fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Aquaterra restaurant serves American cuisine, while the Atrium Lounge serves light fare in the afternoon and evening. The hotel also houses a cafe called Consummate Grind, which serves Starbucks coffee products.

Doubletree Seattle Airport

The Doubletree Seattle Airport is located three miles from SeaTac and has 24-hour complimentary shuttle service. The hotel has a Northwestern craftsman appeal, with a large stone fireplace and arts and crafts-style guestroom furnishings. Guestrooms are decorated in beige and cream with red accents, and the beds feature Serta Suite Dreams mattresses. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool that is heated when the weather is cool, as well as a hot tub. Coffee Garden Restaurant is open for breakfast, while the Seaports Lounge is open for lunch and dinner. The Doubletree Seattle Airport is a pet friendly.

Hampton Inn Seattle-Airport

Located just under four miles from the airport, the Hampton Inn Seattle-Airport provides round-the-clock shuttle service. The hotel offers rooms with one king bed or two double-sized beds, featuring the plush Hampton Bed, which is covered by a down comforter and crisp white linens. Guestrooms are contemporary classic in style, with sleek, dark wood furniture. There is a fitness room and a pool, and guests can take advantage of the hot breakfast buffet served in the lobby every morning.

Best Western Airport Executel

Just two miles from the airport, the Best Western Airport Executel provides guests with a slew of complimentary amenities, including an airport shuttle. Guests can also take advantage of the free hot breakfast, wireless Internet access and cardiovascular fitness equipment, as well as an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Guestrooms are updated, with a cream and white color palette. The Boulevard Cafe is located in the hotel, serving American fare and drinks for dinner.

About the Author

Joy Uyeno has been writing about travel, food, fashion, culture and finance since 2005. For three years she wrote a column for the "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" aimed at young and first-time travelers. Her writing has appeared in several local and national publications, including the 2008 anthology "Honolulu Stories." She holds a Master of Arts in writing and publishing from Emerson College.