Stay in the Heart of Seattle's Action: Hotels near CenturyLink Field

Seattle loves its sports teams. When it comes to the Sounders (soccer) and Seahawks (football), we are one-hundred-percent behind our guys. And where does all this sizzling action take place? Deep downtown, in the heart of the city, at CenturyLink Field.

The city's sprawling, multi-purpose stadium houses Seattle's official teams for the National Football League and Major League Soccer, and it's definitely worth a visit during your stay in the Pacific Northwest. The energy that reverberates throughout the alfresco venue will show you this city's spirited character, and you'll soon find yourself rooting along, too.

So where to stay so that you, too, can partake in this sports comradery and fun? Thanks to CenturyLink's downtown location, many hotel options present themselves close to the action (either a short walk or a brief bus or cab ride away). Whether you're looking for a unique boutique hotel specific to the this city–or you choose to go with a familiar brand name where you've stayed before–you will find accommodations that are comfortable and convenient, with friendly staff to boot. Seattle's knowledgeable fleet of concierges will gladly point you in the right direction–whether you're headed toward Pike Place, the Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, the mountains, the water or, perhaps best of all, a sporting game. 


Loews Hotel 1000
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According to Hospitality Technology magazine, Hotel 1000 is a traveling-techie paradise. The venue offers a detailed list of guest-room tech: media hubs for MP3, DVD, laptop and gaming connectivity; temperature control with Smart infra-red technology; two-line, touch-screen VOIP telephone that shows flight information, stock quotes, and more; electronic Do Not Disturb and Housekeeping Service features; and electronic door bells for quieter hallways. Public spaces include kiosks for e-mail and airline check-in, wireless valet dispatch and guest profiles to ensure a personalized (and privacy-protected) experience. Even conference and event spaces, including the outdoor terrace, are state of the art. When business concludes, celebrate the deal with a round of virtual golf on any one of over 50 top courses at The Golf Club. Afterward, the well-appointed Spaahh is a soothing option. The hotel's clean, Asian-inspired contemporary look flow into its restaurant, BOKA, where an urban-American menu is paired with handcrafted cocktails.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: Hotel 1000 is a traveling-techie paradise with its modern gadgets. As a bonus, it appeals to sports junkies too; it's not far from the stadium.

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The Renaissance Seattle Hotel stands close to a host of local attractions. Among these are the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Waterfront and the Seattle Art Museum. Tulio, Benihana and the Metropolitan Grill are some of the nearby dining options. There are 552 guest rooms and 5 suites at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. All units are provided with wireless Internet connections, cable televisions, coffee/tea makers, mini fridges, ironing equipment, work desks and telephones with voicemail features. Bathrooms come with hair dryers and shower/tub combinations. The Renaissance Seattle Hotel is a 28-story property with a full-service business center and 29 meeting rooms. This high-rise hotel also provides a fitness room, a concierge desk, vending machines, an ATM and laundry facilities. On-site dining options include the Lobby Court Café & Lounge and the Maxwells Restaurant.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The Renaissance Seattle Hotel lands guests in the center of the downtown action; the stadiums are just a short taxi or lightrail ride south.

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel
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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle is located in the downtown area and is nearby several famous attractions. Among these are the Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront, Space Needle Tower, Seattle Art Museum and the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. There are 450 guest rooms and suites at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. All units are outfitted with cable televisions, video game consoles, clock radios, safe-deposit boxes, refreshment centers and multi-line telephones. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Living areas and fireplaces can be found in suites. The Fairmont Olympic Seattle is an 11-story structure that was built in 1924. This high-rise hotel provides a business center, a 25,010-square-foot meeting space, a indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, a fitness room, and wedding services.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, an 11-story structure in downtown Seattle, brings luxury and service to a central location.

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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 vineyard hues of burgundy, taupe and green with sleek, contemporary furnishings. Despite any design changes, this Kimpton outpost continues to showcase an award-winning boutique ambiance and attentive service. Guests can still expect all the extras and amenities that make up the Kimpton experience--think perks like complimentary coffee and a daily paper, access to 24-hour in-room dining and the latest guestroom technologies such as flat screen TV's and Wifi, yoga mats rolled up in the closet, comforts of home including hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, 100% cotton oversized bath towels, fun Kimpton animal print bathrobes and an evening wine reception in the lobby.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: Hotel Vintage Park features recently renovated rooms combined with the tried-and-true standard of Kimpton service excellence.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
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Loyal guests laud this downtown boutique hotel where "fun and luxury unite in the heart of Seattle." Hotel Monaco is close to Pike Place Market, the waterfront, theaters, shops and other popular sites. Recognized by Fodor's as a "Top 100 Hotel in the World," Hotel Monaco keeps up the reputation for its "warm Kimpton Hotel hospitality, unique services and a vibrant style." Guests enjoy perks like a daily wine hour, pet-friendly and kid-friendly services, high-speed wireless Internet access (complimentary to Kimpton InTouch Guest Loyalty members) and proximity to the on-site venue Sazerac, one of downtown's top restaurants and bars with a generous happy hour menu.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: Kipmton's Hotel Monaco gives downtown luxury a new name, thanks to guest perks offered at this central boutique spot.

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The W Seattle means chic lodging in downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market, the museums and a plethora of shops, restaurants and other hip attractions. According to the website, "smart style and dynamic design meet cool comfort" in the luxury Seattle accommodations that feature 415 guest rooms and 9 suites. Guests enjoy Seattle boutique lodging and "an indulgent urban retreat in the glow of downtown Seattle." Perks include indulging in the Bliss® sinkside six-pack, collapsing into the venue's signature pillow-top mattress, finding a midnight snack in the Munchie Box and also enjoying gorgeous views from the plush banquette. The accommodations boast dark wood and earth tones that reflect the Pacific Northwest's beauty. W happily offers a "Whatever/Whenever®" philosophy, that means patrons get pampered with "whatever you want, whenever you want it."

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The W Seattle offers its standard cool-chic decor in a convenient downtown setting (not far from the stadiums).

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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 the Pike Place Market. Guests love the sumptuous rooms and suites, which are immaculately furnished and come with modern amenities such as large screen televisions, marble bathrooms and glass-enclosed rain showers. The fitness center, hot tubs and infinity pool also draw excellent notices. ART, the hotel's restaurant, is typically reviewed as good but a little expensive. Similarly, room service is described as quick and tasty, but also pricey. When you stay at the Four Seasons Seattle, be sure to step into the luxurious Spa at Four Seasons, noted as an urban oasis of water, basalt rock, and glass tile in the heart of downtown. The rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest inspires the reviving rituals practiced within.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle allows guests to get well-rested and pampered before heading out into the lively sports scene.

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The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton
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This 120 room, AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is located in downtown Seattle's financial district. The historic, service-oriented hotel has also been recognized with a Best Adaptive Reuse Project Award for the sensitive rehabilitation of the rich architecture and Rococo touches of one of Seattle's most famous downtown historical landmarks. In 1916 the Arctic Building was established as a fraternal men's club by the few who struck it rich in Alaska's Klondike gold rush, then served as a social hub for those with business ties to Alaska. Preserved were opulent details and features such as the vaulted stained-glass ceiling in the Northern Lights Dome Room. Modern amenities include the Business Link Business Center, a fitness facility, ATM, laundry services, valet service, room service, wireless, mini refrigerator, MP3 player, and Neutrogena bath products. Jetted tubs and outdoor terraces available upgrades. Dining choices including Juno and Polar Bar.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel Downtown Seattle is a historic, service-oriented hotel with modern amenities and an awesome, throwback lounge.

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Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
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The Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, located in Seattle's vibrant historic district and near the cruise terminals at Piers 91 and 66, is an adaptive reuse of the 1904 Historic Alaska Building. Guests enjoy water views of Elliott Bay, and sports fan relish the venue's proximity (walking distance) to Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field. Inside, highlights include a modern lobby that features The Bistro-Eat. Drink. Connect, where you can enjoy a full meal with cocktails in the evening, or grab something light to go. Guests take advantage of free WiFi and redesigned rooms "that offer an ideal mix of relaxation and flexible functionality."

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: Stay at the Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square to be close to the sports action in the city's vibrant historic district.

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The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle
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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 downtown charmer is in a historic building (built in 1901) and features 121 rooms, a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, conference facilities and a car park. Guests can enjoy the comfort of a fully stocked minibar, movies on-demand and an ergonomic Kielhauer work chair and desk. In true Kimpton, spirit, the hotel offers a nightly wine reception.The hotel art walk is located on the main level and features artwork rotated quarterly. Guests may also make use of the gym and sauna or treat themselves to a spa treatment. The Library Bistro is reminiscent of a 1940's supper club, featuring faux lizard skin high-back booths and dramatic lighting creating an ultra-stylish setting.

Recommended for Hotels near CenturyLink Field because: The Alexis Hotel boasts the signature perks of the Kimpton brand, plus the onsite dining options are a destination unto themselves.

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