7 Amazing Places to Stay When Visiting Downtown Seattle
April 29, 2019
Find your home-away-from-home at these seven great places to stay.
When traveling, one of the hardest things to do is try and figure out where to stay. There are a million choices between hotels and short-term rentals, it can be really hard to choose what's best. We've put together a list of some of our favorite places to stay in Seattle, each with their own charm and all within downtown Seattle, making it easy to walk or call for a Lyft to make exploring Seattle that much easier!
Loews Hotel 1000
The Loews Hotel 1000 is centrally located between the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood and the downtown corridor, perfect for those looking to sightsee as much of Seattle as possible. For eats, check out the hotel's restaurant, All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar for their Chowder Fries - golden, crispy french fries smothered with New England Clam Chowder, poured table-side.
The W Seattle is another great hotel located in downtown Seattle, but there is more to this place than just meets the eye. The lobby bar and lounge is a happy hour & live music destination for both locals and visitors alike. The hotel also has an amazing fitness center and hosts monthly Yoga classes that will amplify your energy and ignite your weekend. After, fuel up with modern bites from TRACE restaurant, then retox with cocktails and live music in the Living Room (pictured above) before living it up in the Emerald City.
Inn at the Market
There are many reasons to stay at the Inn at the Market, but most notably the best reason is in the name - It's located in the very heart of Pike Place Market. Between notable restaurants just steps away from your room, the accommodations might just convince you to never leave the property at all. Book the Savor Seattle Signature Food Tour of Pike Place Market package - an overnight stay that includes valet parking and two tickets to the Signature Food Tour of Pike Place Market!
The Sound Hotel
A recent addition to the Belltown community, The Sound Hotel is all about creating a hometown vibe for guests to truly experience the Emerald City. The Currant Bistro describes itself as a "euro-bistro" and serves delicious bites created by Chef de Cuisine Leif Thortson. The bar's cocktail program is also not one to miss for those looking for the best cocktails in the city. Our choice - the Smoked Manhattan is a drink that will please all the senses, from tastebuds to your nose. With so much to offer, don't be surprised to see even locals sitting at the bar or sidewalk seating this Summer.
Seattle Oasis Vacations
Are hotels not your thing? Don't fear, there are plenty of other short-term rental options available. We recommend Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals, a local family-run business that provides vacation rentals in downtown Seattle and within walking distance of many of the city's great activities and local attractions. They also provide a pretty sweet guide with recommendations for what to see and do during your visit on their website, maximizing your time when visiting the Emerald City.
If you want to feel like a rockstar, but not pay a rock star price, then the Hotel Max is the place for you. Get the best blend of comfort and style at this hip hotel. Rooms are decorated with rock & roll inspired memorabilia and artwork. It is close to the Amazon Spheres and other South Lake Union businesses so it is a perfect place to stay for business trips (Photo via Yelp).
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
One of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Seattle, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel has some of the best amenities you will find at a hotel, including an incredible spa with amenities perfect for those visiting for a bachelorette party. For food, stop by Shuckers for an incredible oyster happy hour and delicious cocktails. This place is so good, we'd stay-cation here in a heartbeat.