Seattle's Varied Lodging Options Reflect the Region's Eclectic, Welcoming Charm

At any time of year, Seattle draws visitors from near and far, and we certainly understand the urgency of getting to this magnificent corner of the country. Consequently, Seattle’s tourism community caters to everyone from high-end executives in town on business to eco-tourists and extreme sports adventurers who come seeking thrills in the outdoor wonderland that is the Pacific Northwest.

To cater to all types of visitors, Seattle boasts an equally diverse set of inns, hotels and other unique lodging spaces that provide room and board options appropriate for travelers of all types. Whether you're looking to stay downtown in the thick of the action or wanting to venture a bit beyond the tourist-heavy city center, we have ideas for you. Some may wander out into Seattle's welcoming neighborhoods; others may even head farther east to towns like Woodinville, known for its wine scene as well as fine dining and lodging options (think Willows Lodge).

Whatever your needs might be while visiting the Emerald City, make travel more simple by booking your Seattle stay online. Keep in mind that rates go up in peak season–namely summer, when cruise ships bring a high volume of visitors to the city. However, whenever you choose to arrive, 10Best's Seattle hotel guide will point you in the right direction.


This Art Deco-inspired hotel boasts 158 rooms in the heart of Seattle's University district, a vibrant neighborhood that is home to students, artists and families. This charming Seattle hotel is just two blocks from the University of Washington...  Read More


Located in rural Woodinville, this luxury inn accommodates visitors to the greater Seattle area who are ready for ultimate pampering. Situated on five landscaped acres that border the scenic Sammamish River, the lodge is approximately 25 miles...  Read More

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The newest addition to the Kimpton Seattle line-up, the Palladian hotel finds a home in a renovated, 97-room property located on the edge of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood (2000 2nd Avenue). Inside the historic 1910 building, the transformed...  Read More

Ace Seattle is a 28-room hotel located in the heart of Belltown. It's near downtown and within walking distance of many popular destinations like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the waterfront. It's also easy to get to the Capitol Hill...  Read More

The Renaissance Seattle Hotel stands close to a host of local attractions. Among these are the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Waterfront and the Seattle Art Museum. Tulio, Benihana and the Metropolitan Grill are...  Read More

Care to emerge yourself in Seattle art without leaving your hotel? Hotel Max is your spot. There are more than 350 original works of art throughout this modern and hip boutique hotel. Of course, you'll want to head out at some point. A short...  Read More

The hotel lies in the heart of the creative West Edge neighborhood. Within walking distance, guests will find the world famous Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the energetic Seattle Waterfront, the historical Pioneer Square and many...  Read More

The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel
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Seattle's only true waterfront hotel, this rustic-modern lodge on Elliot Bay proved a favorite of traveling international rock bands playing Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s (like those Beatles, for example!). The hotel actually juts over Elliot...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne