Bellevue-Area Hotel Highlights: Your Best Lodging Bets on Seattle's Eastside

There are plenty of reasons visitors may travel over to Seattle's Eastside–be it for work or pleasure or a combination of the two. Situated about 20 minutes to the east of Seattle across the Interstate 90 floating bridge, on the far side of Lake Washington, Bellevue began as a tony enclave to the Emerald City. Neighborhoods of waterfront view homes were quickly joined by suburban expansion to the east, away from the water, and continued development has turned the once-sleepy suburb into a thriving urban scene with world-class shopping, dining, recreation and cultural attractions. Today the rapidly expanding zone has grown into the high-tech and retail hub of the Eastside.

We've come up with 10 ideas on where to stay in bustling Bellevue–as well as in surrounding towns also on the east side of Lake Washington and near Sea-Tac Airport. Whether you stay deep in Washington wine country (in Woodinville) or down on Kirkland's waterfront, you'll discover the difference of staying at venues where even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered. 

Hotel Bellevue
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Hotel Bellevue, surrounded by verdant gardens, offers an in-city resort just one mile from the Meydenbauer Center and shopping at Bellevue Square. Positioned in suburban Bellevue, this boutique property is still within 8 miles of the Space...  Read More

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue
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This all-suite hotel with free breakfast is located in Bellevue. Easily accessed from highway I-90, Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue is a two-minute drive from Bellevue College and about eight minutes from downtown Bellevue's corporate...  Read More

The Heathman Hotel
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About five miles north of Bellevue, Kirkland's Heathman Hotel offers luxury on the edge of Lake Washington. Enjoy stunning accommodations, an elegant ambiance, upscale amenities, farm-to-table dining and flex meeting space in charming Kirkland....  Read More

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
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Although this hotel is not located in Bellevue, it's a convenient option for travelers needing to stay near the airport the night before or after a flight. Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport recently opened as the only...  Read More

Salish Lodge & Spa
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A bit farther east than Bellevue��"and a scenic 30-minute drive from Seattle��"brings you to the charmingly rustic Salish Lodge & Spa, which offers Old-World ambience and modern elegance. Get out and enjoy nature near...  Read More

Cedarbrook Hotel SeaTac
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This option, though not in Bellevue, might interest those with early-morning or late-night flights. Located just a few minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, Cedarbrook Lodge is a highly-rated hotel in the Seattle area. Nestled on eighteen...  Read More

W Bellevue
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This brand-new Bellevue addition has created plenty of buzz, giving devoted W Hotel fans an opportunity to stay on the Eastside (as well as in downtown Seattle). The hotel, which boasts 245 rooms (25 suites), a spa and a fitness center, invites...  Read More



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

The Westin Bellevue
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"Natural beauty meets urban sophistication in the heart of Bellevue, Washington." Situated in downtown Bellevue, adjacent to Bellevue Square Mall and Lincoln Center, this AAA Four-Diamond award-winning hotel is located in the heart of...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
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At the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, located on the Eastside of Seattle in downtown Bellevue, guests enjoy the best of all worlds. Surrounded by exciting activities and attractions, as well as breathtaking mountain and water views, parents can enjoy...  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