Seattle's Lodging Options Reflect the Region's Quirky Personality, Welcoming Charm

At any time of year, Seattle draws visitors from near and far, and we certainly understand the desire to land in 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 makes up 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 happening 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.


Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Photo courtesy of Peter Vitale/Four Seasons Hotel


The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is widely considered to be the top luxury hotel in the city. It is conveniently located near both the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market. Guests love the sumptuous rooms and suites, which are immaculately...  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

Photo courtesy of Cris Molina/Kimpton Hotels


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

Hotel Sorrento
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Opened in 1909 atop Seattle's First Hill, this Italian Renaissance-style hotel was built by Harlan Thomas, the first dean at the University of Washington's School of Architecture. The Sorrento served as a gathering place for intellectuals,...  Read More

Hotel Theodore Seattle
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In downtown Seattle, Hotel Theodore has just opened as a "landmark reborn." In an historic 1929 building, the luxury hotel��"consisting of 153 guest rooms, 12 of which are spacious studio suites with soaking tubs and loaner rain...  Read More

Hotel Andra
Photo courtesy of Granen/Hotel Andra


Step into Hotel Andra and be transported from bustling downtown neighborhood to a warm urban environment. Ideally located in the epicenter of the city, on the seam of the Belltown and South Lake Union neighborhoods and the thriving retail core,...  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 downtown Seattle. Within walking distance, guests find bustling Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the city's energetic waterfront, historic Pioneer Square and many upscale art and antiques galleries. The...  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 the 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