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Seattle's lodging options reflect the region's unique 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 near Pike Place Market or wanting to venture a bit beyond the 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 art- and cozy-filled Willows Lodge).

Whatever your needs might be while visiting the Emerald City, be sure to read up on the state's latest mask and vaccination mandates before booking online. Whenever you choose to arrive, 10Best's Seattle hotel guide will point you in the right direction.

 


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Financial District
Grand Hyatt Seattle
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The Grand Hyatt Seattle is conveniently located in downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market, Paramount Theatre and other alluring attractions. Especially ideal for those on the road for business, Grand Hyatt Seattle's accommodations aim to feel more like a residence (think condo) versus a standard hotel room. Find residential design touches, oversized bathrooms with free-standing showers and soaking tubs, plus plush beds, along with other luxury touches and sensational city views. Business travelers enjoy mesmerizing panoramas from the special-access 27th-floor lounge as well as the sleek and well-equipped fitness center. While some enjoy a solid meal at The Ruth's Chris steakhouse, located inside the hotel, we recommend heading across the street for a delightful meal at light-filled TIDAL+, a welcoming restaurant and bar that celebrates regional seafood.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Especially ideal for business travelers, Grand Hyatt Seattle's accommodations aim to feel more like a residence (think condo) versus a standard hotel room

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Palladian
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The most recent 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 hotel boasts "an edgy, masculine style and a touch of whimsy with celebrity-emblazoned lobby art, and a pillow in each room, including the regal-garbed likenesses of David Bowie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Selleck, Dave Grohl and others." On-site culinary gem Shaker + Spear (which seats 65 and has a 12-person bar) features a seafood-centric menu paired with fresh, regional ingredients with celebrated chef Carolynn Spence at the helm.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: 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 Belltown.

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Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
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This downtown hotel's redesigned accommodations have been transformed into urban havens "finessed with the style and substance of Washington wine country." Inspired by some of the region's most notable wineries, guestrooms combine vineyard hues of burgundy, taupe and green with sleek, contemporary furnishings. This Kimpton outpost continues to showcase an inviting boutique ambiance and attentive service; guests can expect all the extras and top-notch amenities that make up the Kimpton experience--think perks like complimentary coffee and tea morning and a hosted wine hour each evening, complimentary bikes to borrow, a yoga mat in each room, access to in-room dining from Tulio and the latest guestroom technologies. (Guests also get exclusive access to the Columbia Tower Club when staying in the Corner King and Club Access suites.) Kimpton's pet-friendly policy means dogs can tag along on romantic getaways, too.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: This downtown Kimpton's hotel's redesigned accommodations have been transformed into urban havens "finessed with the style and substance of Washington wine country."

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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport
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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, the closest Four-Diamond Hotel to the airport, is located on the shores of Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport. Outdoors enthusiasts love the proximity to waterside trails and Bird Island, a sanctuary that's closed part of the year for mating. Due to its horseshoe shape, most of the hotel's 347 rooms offer water views, and enticing on-site amenities range from a spacious fitness center, indoor pool with jacuzzi, small treatment spa and 24/7 market (that offers the full Starbucks experience and even stocks NHL Seattle Kraken gear). Dine indoors or on the patio of Water's Table, which features local, seasonal fare and views of Lake Washington. Year-round, laidback Dock & Drink offers alfresco dining (think tasty flatbreads and creative cocktails), currently being served inside a large, heated tent by the waterfront.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, the closest Four-Diamond Hotel to the airport, is located on the scenic shores of Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport.

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Thompson Seattle
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Located across from Pike Place, this luxury boutique hotel was conceived by the city's own award-winning Olson Kundig Architects. The hotel invites guests to: "Come and experience the celebrate interplay of creativity and community within our sleek glass fa├žade. Vitality and innovation find their home here, where innovators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists seek refuge from the ordinary." Sleek, modern rooms offer enviable, elevated water and city views, while rooftop bar The Nest (check hours ahead of time) offers some of the best panoramas in town. Welcoming on-site restaurant Conversation Seattle is bustling once again; during brunchtime, Chef Kaleena Bliss has reimagined the menu with highlights ranging from the smoked salmon lox platter to Belgian waffles with fresh peaches and blueberries, Chantilly cream and maple syrup. Delectable dinnertime standouts include the (vegan) kabocha squash soup, ling cod, braised beef short ribs and roasted half chicken, accompanied by an outstanding local wine selection.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Located across from Pike Place Market, this luxury boutique hotel boasts trendy design elements and delicious local fare conceived by Conversation's Chef Kaleena Bliss.

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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 Bay, and some stars were said to fish right from its windows. Check out the Rock N' Roll suites to truly get in the spirit. Roughly half of the hotel's 223 rooms offer stunning Olympic Mountain and sunset views; the remainder face the iconic Seattle skyline. Each room has its own gas fireplace and custom luxury bedding. Eco- and pet-friendly, the hotel has a boutique featuring eco-chic Pacific Northwest-inspired items and a coffee bar offering a few takeaway food items. Other amenities include 24-hour fitness and business center and a stunning communal lobby space. Dining is available on-site at the hotel's famed seafood restaurant Six Seven.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Edgewater Hotel Seattle boasts fantastic waterfront views and history that involves famous musician guests like the Beatles.

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Hyatt At Olive 8
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With 346 rooms of sleek, modern luxury, this eco-friendly hotel in the heart of the theater district is the first in Seattle to be LEED-certified. Their focus on sustainability and environmental conservation spans all that they've undertaken, be it the Northwest menu at the lobby restaurant (with its recently added seafood concept and raw bar) or the eco-conscious and organic products and services available from Elaia Spa. Additional features include hypo-allergenic rooms, concierge service, valet parking, complimentary wifi, in-room dining, a 24-hour StayFit gym with state-of-the-art equipment and saline lap pool. A new on-site bagel shop helps guests start their morning with fresh bagels from local favorite Blazing Bagels, Victrola drip coffee, lattes with homemade syrups and Macrina Bakery pastries. From some rooms, Hyatt at Olive 8 shows off Lake Union and Olympic and Cascade Mountain views.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: This downtown, eco-friendly venue offers sleek, modern luxury in the heart of the theater district; it was the first hotel in Seattle to be LEED-certified.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
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The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is a luxury downtown hotel, conveniently located near the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market and ever-evolving downtown waterfront. Guests love the revamped, sumptuous rooms and suites, which are immaculately furnished and come with modern amenities. The fitness center, decadent spa, hot tubs and infinity pool also draw rave reviews. Enjoy delicious fare at Goldfinch Tavern, a collaboration between Ethan Stowell Restaurants and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Named for the state bird of Washington, the American goldfinch, the bustling restaurant serves "approachable sophisticated Pacific Northwest cuisine" and, on weekends, traditional bottomless mimosas and a three-course brunch menu.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle boasts luxury accommodations with the sensational city and sound views (and a fantastic, elevated pool to boot!).

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Woodinville
Willows Lodge
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Located in rural Woodinville, this luxury inn accommodates visitors ready for ultimate pampering in the heart of Washington wine country. Situated on five landscaped acres that border the scenic Sammamish River, the lodge is approximately 25 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International airport. Decor within the quaint lodge is rustic yet upscale, with features including beautiful artwork by Northwest Coast and local artists, stone-trimmed gas fireplaces, oversized soaking tubs, Italian Frette linens, complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. The lodge's Spa and Health Club features fitness facilities, a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, massage therapy and spa treatments. Additional amenities include bike rentals and concierge services. Attached to the lodge is Barking Frog, a warm space in which longtime Executive Chef Bobby Moore's menu showcases relationships with local farmers and foragers. Don't miss the sensational scallops or black cod. (For a special occasion, savor the extensive tasting menu offered at neighboring The Herbfarm.)

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Located in rural Woodinville, Willows Lodge is a luxury inn with a rustic but upscale vibe and desirable amenities from a spa to in-room fireplaces.

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LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE
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From the moment guests arrive at the luxurious downtown property of LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE, they feel taken care of in a way that's elevated, warmly genuine and non-intrusive at the same time. As part of LOTTE, the largest hotel group in Korea, this new PNW location (only the third outpost in the U.S.) gives guests the chance to feel as though they're on a global adventure, even if they've arrived from a nearby city or state. This decadent oasis, perched high above Seattle, features stunning water views and alluring amenities, from the gorgeous on-site spa (where couples can enjoy shared massage experiences in a light-filled corner space) to the 16th-floor Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge. The hotel also has 189 modern guest rooms featuring whimsical artwork and splashes of color, plus attention to detail that catches your eye in the least expected places. Think fluffy robes, top-notch toiletries and luxurious bathtubs.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: As part of LOTTE, the largest hotel group in Korea, this new PNW location lets guests feel as though they're on an elevated, global adventure.

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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

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