A stay at a hotel in downtown Seattle allows visitors to feel as though they're connecting to the heartbeat of the city. With a downtown core made up of a business district bordered by distinct neighborhoods, each with its own character, lodging opportunities vary with the needs and whims of travelers.
For business travelers in need of conference facilities and extensive amenities, world-renowned chains such as the Hilton Seattle and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel fit the bill. Culture seekers will enjoy the downtown area’s proximity to galleries and museums–and often the art in the hallways of their hotels–like at Hotel Max and the Alexis Hotel, known for their displays of local artwork. A few downtown Seattle hotels house some of the best restaurants in the city, as well, notably the Georgian Room at the Fairmont Olympic and Hotel Andra, where room service is by Lola. And there’s nothing wrong with saving money otherwise wasted on taxis by staying directly in the heart of Seattle’s thriving downtown, where you can walk to stores, bars and cafes hiding around every corner. After all, if you end up staying downtown, you may find that you get to know the inner workings of Seattle even more than you could have initially imagined.