Seattle's Downtown Hotels Pamper, Assist Travelers from Near and Far

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.

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
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The hotel's newly redesigned boutique hotel 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...  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



Within walking distance of the Alexis Hotel, guests will find the world famous Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the bustling waterfront, historic Pioneer Square and many upscale art and antiques galleries. This recently renovated...  Read More

Pan Pacific Seattle
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The Pan Pacific Seattle is one of the highest-rated hotels in the city. Located in downtown Seattle in the South Lake Union zone, it is within long walking distance of popular attractions like Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Guests...  Read More

The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel
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As Seattle's only true waterfront hotel, this rustic-modern lodge on Elliot Bay was named -"Best Hotel in Seattle" by CNBC in 2010. A favorite of traveling international rock bands playing Seattle in the 1960s and 70s, the hotel actually juts...  Read More

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Grand Hyatt Seattle
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The Grand Hyatt Seattle is conveniently located in downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center and Pike Place Market. Guests find the rooms to be the clean and spacious; those looking for the best accommodations in the hotel are...  Read More

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The Westin Seattle is a business-friendly hotel, conveniently located in central Seattle close to Westlake Center, Washington State Convention & Trade Center and Seattle Public Library. Additional points of interest include Pike Place Market...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
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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


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