Sweet Seattle getaways: Romantic hotels pamper guests from near and far

Rekindle your love life with a trip to a romantic hotel in or around Seattle. Whether you've traveled from afar or live in town and simply crave a staycation, couples here benefit from romantic amenities and special rates at welcoming hotels such as Woodinville's Willows Lodge (right next to The Herbfarm, any foodie's must-try destination). Seattle offers some of the most romantic hotels in Washington, including LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE, the Four Seasons, Inn at the Market, as well as newer additions (some appropriate for solo travelers, too) like the Thompson, Charter, Sound and State hotels, located just steps from Pike Place Market. 

Seattle offers accommodation options that range from boutique inns nestled into busy city blocks to more remote lodges, situated a bit farther outside of town, that offer access to the stunning natural beauty defining this region. Several romantic hotel options exist in the heart of downtown, just blocks from Pike Place Market and the waterfront. Regardless of one's personal tastes or the occasion that prompted this adventure, Seattle promises to give you and your significant other a memorable experience you won't soon forget. Check out seasonal packages and offerings at


Fairmont Olympic Hotel
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The grand Fairmont Olympic Seattle is located in Seattle's downtown core, near famous attractions like Pike Place Market, the Seattle Waterfront, Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum and the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. The historic 450-room hotel underwent a $25 million renovation that helps guests feel even more "VIP" inside luxurious rooms with design elements inspired by the natural hues of the Puget Sound and elevated amenities that ensure comfort and ease. This high-rise hotel offers a business center, an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room and wedding services, too. The recent transformation reimagined everything from room amenities and meeting spaces to the grand lobby and a new flagship restaurant.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This recently renovated, historic 450-room hotel allows guests to feel like true "VIPs" in the heart of downtown Seattle.

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Hotel Sorrento
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The Sorrento Hotel brings lavish Italian Renaissance charm to Seattle's First Hill. Explaining its rich history, the venue's website says: "When we opened our doors in 1909, our first guests were the anxious prospectors, cagey entrepreneurs and curious tourists who attended the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, which was pretty much the first time anyone outside the Northwest had ever heard of Seattle. Intrepid men and women from near and far came to rest their heads in our guest rooms, celebrate their adventures in our sumptuous Fireside Room, and dance and dine at the Top o' the Town, the city's highest restaurant way up on the seventh floor. The Sorrento became Seattle's original hub of hospitality, creativity and urban life." The bustling venue continues to thrive today, bringing together visitors and locals who lodge in the hotel's spacious suites and enjoy delicious fare at STELLA, as well as fireside tea, cocktails and music in the elegant-meets-cozy lounge.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Sorrento Hotel brings lavish Italian Renaissance charm to Seattle's First Hill. Enjoy fireside music or tea, among other perks.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: The Edgewater once lodged rock sensations like the Beatles; today it welcomes pampered guests to its cozy, waterside venue.

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Pan Pacific Seattle
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The Pan Pacific Seattle is a consistently highly-rated hotel, located near downtown Seattle in the rapidly-changing South Lake Union zone. it is within (longer) walking distance of popular attractions like Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Guests adore the huge and spacious rooms and bathrooms while praising modern amenities like flat-screen televisions, iPod docks and oversized European tubs. Visitors enjoy the restaurant-bar fare downstairs, plus the fitness center and spa. Likewise, most guests find the hotel's valet service to be convenient and worthwhile. Ask for a city view to cozy up in your room and truly savor Seattle's iconic skyline.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Pan Pacific Seattle welcomes guests to lofty rooms above South Lake Union; its Space Needle views and spacious suites make for a great staycation, too.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: Plan the ultimate spa getaway with your love at Hyatt At Olive 8, where the remarkable Elaia Spa proves one of the main attractions.

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Salish Lodge & Spa
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A scenic 30-minute drive from Seattle brings you to the charmingly rustic Salish Lodge & Spa, which offers Old-World ambiance and modern elegance. Get out and enjoy nature near the lodge, whether hiking around the rushing cascades or while trying activities like fly fishing and snowshoeing, depending on the season. Back at the cozy venue, dine on award-winning Northwest cuisine while enjoying romantic views of Snoqualmie Falls. Take advantage of special seasonal menus that prove the perfect treat to be shared with your favorite person. Dreamy services at the spa help promote ultimate relaxation, while many guest rooms show off waterfall views that help you feel more connected to nature, and the partner with whom you're sharing this memorable experience.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A half-hour from Seattle, the charming Salish Lodge & Spa melds Old-World ambience and modern elegance in a romantic, natural setting.

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Inn at the Market
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This boutique hotel is located downtown in Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market. With views of downtown, the Market, the waterfront, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, the inn provides the ultimate Pacific Northwest experience. Multiple critically acclaimed restaurants, including The Pink Door and Matt's in the Market, are within a quick walk. So are the market's dozens of shops and stalls of fresh flowers and local produce. Guests can plan their exploits from the vantage of the hotel's rooftop deck. When in their room, they enjoy amenities and extras such as plush signature robes, complimentary WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers and a refrigerator and honor bar featuring Northwest snacks and spirits.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This boutique hotel is located downtown in Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market, with views of downtown, the Market, the waterfront, mountains and Puget Sound.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is widely considered a top luxury hotel in the city, conveniently located near Pike Place Market.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: As part of LOTTE, the largest hotel group in Korea, this PNW venue offers beautiful spaces in which to dine, wine and feel truly pampered.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: Willows Lodge, Woodinville's romantic luxury inn, boasts five riverside acres and proximity to dozens of wineries. For ultimate romance, enjoy dinner at neighboring The Herbfarm.

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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