Seattle Hotels and Accommodation

(Seattle, Washington - WA, USA)

The numerous hotels in Seattle are at their most expensive during the week, when business travelers flock to the city. Therefore, if you are a tourist looking to visit Seattle for a short break, then consider coming for a weekend, when accommodation is noticeably cheaper.

Lodging is more readily available during the quieter fall season and winter months, when hotels in Seattle reduce their prices in an attempt to maintain occupancy levels.

If you are looking for accommodation close to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which is only 12 miles / 19 km to the south, then consider staying at the DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Hilton Conference Center, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada SeaTac and the Red Lion Hotel, all of which reside on the International Boulevard. Just 15 miles / 24 km to the north, the city of Shoreline is home to further accommodation.

Where to Stay

Budget accommodation is in good supply around the downtown district. Located on Union Street, the HI Seattle Hostel is perfect for backpackers and boasts a central setting, close to the waterfront and the Pike Place Market area. There are also reasonably priced hotels to be found within the Belltown district and the U District, as well as the area known as Seattle Center.

Mid-range lodging in Seattle includes many familiar chains and brands, with three-star hotels being especially concentrated around Southwest 19th Street and the Pacific Highway South. Always popular in downtown Seattle is the Hyatt at Olive 8 Hotel, which is around ten blocks away from the famous Space Needle. Located on the Aurora Avenue North, the Holiday Inn Express is even closer to the Space Needle and is also within easy walking distance of the Opera House and the Key Arena. Other good places to look for city accommodation include the 5th Avenue, Pike Street, Spring Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast, where the University Inn is minutes away from the campus of the University of Washington

Luxury accommodation in Seattle is situated around Madison Street, Sixth Avenue, Taylor Avenue and Western Avenue West. Particularly popular is the Marriott Waterfront Hotel on Alaskan Way, which is opposite the Seattle Cruise Terminal (Pier 66) and right next to the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Situated on Madison Street and within the downtown district, the Renaissance and the Sorrento are both appealing four-star hotels, with enticing views of the Puget Sound. Somewhat more pricey and upmarket is the downtown Four Seasons Seattle Hotel on Union Street, which is amongst the city's finest and comes with a rooftop infinity edge pool and stunning cityscape vistas.