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.