If you truly want to feel a part of Seattle’s illustrious music past, the Edgewater Hotel will be harmony to your ears. Isn't everything in life better with the accompaniment of a beautiful soundtrack and a stunning backdrop? We most certainly think so.
It turns out rockers like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin agree. These talents, along with dozens of others, have stayed at Seattle’s only waterfront hotel–one that happens to boast stunning views of Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountains. Who are we to disagree with their top-notch tastes?
Edgewater Hotel — Photo courtesy of Courtesy Misty Tegeler
Located at Pier 67 on the edge of the glistening bay, the four-story-high, 223-room Edgewater was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The masterpiece remains Seattle’s only waterfront hotel and has become a beloved local landmark, drawing devoted fans from near and far.
All rooms feature gas fireplaces, pine furnishings, plush comforters and large windows with views of the water and the Seattle skyline (complete with new Ferris wheel) and the majestic mountain peaks. Guests also enjoy “sophisticated cuisine in a casual and elegant setting with breathtaking views” at the hotel restaurant and lounge Six Seven, thanks to Chef John Roberts and incredibly attentive staff. The warm, welcoming lobby area transports visitors to an upscale mountain lodge, where they might just be tempted to cozy in for hours.
Hotel views — Photo courtesy of Courtesy Edgewater Hotel
During their first world tour in 1964, The Beatles stayed at The Edgewater Hotel–at the time, the only hotel in the city that would accept the group as guests. With Beatlemania having already infiltrated Seattle, The Edgewater had to install cyclone fencing around the hotel’s perimeter to keep out shrieking fans. (Some even tried swimming across Elliott Bay to reach the Fab Four.) A legendary image memorialized the Beatles’ stay: an image of the musicians fishing from their Edgewater suite window.
The hotel holds countless music memories (many of which are displayed on the lobby’s fascinating photo wall), like the time KISS checked into the hotel in full costume and makeup as well as the evening in the late 1970's when The Village People headed to the hotel bar for a few post-concert drinks and spontaneously broke into a rendition of their hit “YMCA.”