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Seattle's Hotels Near T-Mobile Park Let Guests Stay Close to the Action



Chances are, at some point during your stay here, you'll encounter diehard sports fans gladly willing to school you on the city's beloved teams. (Seahawks in the Superbowl... ring a bell?) If you're in luck, you can even catch a game yourself, no doubt a cultural Seattle experience in itself. Just south of the city in an area called SoDo, you'll find T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field), a retractable-roof baseball stadium that's owned and operated by the Washington-King County Stadium Authority. This highly-trafficked city site, home to the Major League Baseball Seattle Mariners, has a seating capacity of 47,476 for spectators.

Since the inaugural game in 1999, the venue has gained a reputation locally and nationally as a fantastic setting for baseball, thanks to its sweeping views of Seattle's downtown skyline plus breathtaking sunsets over Puget Sound. In addition, fans get excellent views of game action from all angles of the field.

Finding lodging near the city's sports zone is easy since the stadiums are located within city limits–and a short walk, cab ride or light rail journey from many of the city's best hotels. Whether you want to stay somewhere simple and low-key or funky and chic, this list will help you find a place that's comfortable, welcoming and, best of all, central. 


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Loews Hotel 1000
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According to Hospitality Technology magazine, Loews Hotel 1000 is a traveling-techie paradise. The venue offers a detailed list of guest-room tech: media hubs for DVD, laptop and gaming connectivity; temperature control with Smart infra-red technology; electronic Do Not Disturb and Housekeeping Service features; and electronic doorbells 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 with a round of virtual golf on any one of over 50 top courses at The Golf Club. Afterward, The Spa at Loews Hotel 1000 is a soothing option. The hotel's clean, contemporary look flows into All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar, where boat-to-table cuisine is prepared with ingredients from Pike Place Market.


Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
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The hotel's beautifully 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. This Kimpton outpost in the heart of downtown 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 and a hosted daily wine reception in the lobby. Kimpton's pet-friendly policy means dogs can tag along on romantic getaways, too.


The Charter Hotel Seattle
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A brand-new downtown hotel encourages guests "to adventure, to go forth and explore" by offering maps and curated itineraries as suggested by "Seattle's most in-the-know tastemakers." Highlights at The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, include a city-center location (just blocks from Pike Place Market), luxury guest rooms with fabulous city and water views, an indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge (Fog Room) and Argentine-inspired restaurant Patagōn (do not miss the empanaditas or Gaucho Rib Eye). Enjoy a romantic getaway in a sleek yet elegant guest room that features warm wood finishes, luxurious bedding, a 50-inch HDTV, a mini-fridge, desk, plush robes, slippers, a marble bathroom, local brew and snacks from Seattle-area companies like Theo Chocolate, Erin Baker's and Bavarian Meats.


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The State Hotel
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In a prime downtown location directly across from Pike Place, the brand-new State Hotel celebrates the "soul of Seattle" and the people who collectively tell its story. Inside a historic building (1904), you'll find 91 guest rooms that feature locally-made premium beds, custom-designed closets, desks and portraits of well-known Seattleites (from Brandi Carlile to Jim Whittaker). The entire venue honors a sense of community felt from the bustling Ben Paris dining room to the beautifully-curated lobby-lounge area (that also offers full service from the restaurant). Ben Paris features an invigorating ambiance, an incredible wall painting done by a local tattoo artist, delicious fare sourced from local farmers and the neighboring Market and an adventurous cocktail menu. (Tip: If four from a table order the same drink, you get to experience the magic of a visit from the cocktail cart.) The 8th-floor rooftop deck is open to guests year-round.


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 T-Mobile Park and CenturyLink Field. Inside, highlights include a modern lobby that features The Bistro-Classics With a Twist, 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."


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 the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market, and a short stroll away from the stadiums, too. The luxurious hotel invites guests to its urban oasis, inspired by the rugged natural beauty of the Northwest. Patrons here find a decor marked by water, basalt rock and glass tile that speaks to the venue's external surrounding and soothes one's interior wellness. The spa mixes Zen and urban chic to its signature treatments, and it offers the latest in anti-aging skin care technology. Guests enjoy extra luxuries like the Relaxation Lounge and Couple's Suite with views of Elliott Bay to the eucalyptus steam room and sleek changing rooms. Guests experiencing a full-day treatment package also enjoy exclusive access to the hotel's outdoor infinity pool deck and 24-hour fitness center.


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. Opulent details and features were preserved such as the vaulted stained-glass ceiling in the Northern Lights Dome Room. 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 are available as upgrades. Dining choices including Juno and Polar Bar.


Kimpton Alexis Hotel


Displaying its commitment to the arts, the Alexis Hotel features works of local artists in the masterfully curated "ArtWalk" space and displays original pieces throughout the hotel. Located in a historic downtown building, the renovated luxury boutique hotel features 121 rooms. Named one of Travel + Leisure's Best 500 Hotels in the World, the Alexis boasts a variety of modern and sophisticated rooms meticulously designed to showcase classic and antique treasures. The hotel art walk is located on the main level of the hotel and features artwork rotated bi-monthly and selected by the adjacent Michael Birawer Gallery. Guests may also make use of the gym (with climbing wall and peloton bike!) or treat themselves to a spa treatment. The renovated Bookstore Bar & Café perfectly combines cozy and chic. Other draws include a nightly wine reception, bikes to borrow during your stay and a pet-friendly policy (without fees for size restrictions).


Hotel Theodore Seattle
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In downtown Seattle, Hotel Theodore has been described as a "landmark reborn." In a historic 1929 building, the luxury hotel, which consists of 153 guest rooms (12 of which are spacious studio suites with soaking tubs and loaner rain jackets), honors the city's longstanding tradition of makers, builders and doers. The hotel, proud to provide guests "with an authentic, genuine experience," values the hand-crafted and custom-tailored over the mass produced. Alluring draws range from intriguing artwork (provided by the Museum of History and Industry) that celebrates Seattle's pioneering spirit. Guests also enjoy "a renowned sleep experience," curated local amenities, welcoming and detail-oriented staff, a festive aperitivo hour in the beautifully revamped atrium lobby and an on-site restaurant (Rider) that boats one of the most happening happy hours in town.


Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
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The addition of this "Deco-chic" hotel has made sports lovers extremely happy. Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, located in Seattle's original neighborhood, can be found a stone's throw from the city's rapidly expanding Stadium District. (In fact, many rooms and the indoor pool look out directly onto Century Link Field!) A million-dollar, Seahawks-inspired installation and grand, six-story atrium greet guests to the stunning hotel that has 282 rooms on 23 floors. The property also features Zephyr Bar, a hip lounge with train station-influenced décor plus small plates and cocktails (using bitters and infusions from neighboring E. Smith Mercantile), and 13 Coins, a restaurant that's open 24 hours a day. Guests enjoy perks like complimentary, made-to-order breakfasts, hosted drinks and appetizers each evening in the Loft Lounge, an extensive gym and sun deck, among other perks. For a room with a view, be sure to ask for floor 12 or higher!


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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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