Seattle was founded in 1865 and in its early days saw profit in the lumber industry, as it shipped logs to San Francisco. The Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1884, developing the town, but the downtown area was destroyed by a great fire in 1889. The Klondike Gold Rush came in 1896 and developed the area, once again. The city was also an important location for shipbuilding, during the world wars.
Seattle is culturally diverse, with many single-family homes and a vibrant and rich economy. When visiting this fun city, it is essential to find good accommodation that doesn’t break the bank. That’s why we’ve prepared this list of low-cost hotels in Seattle, for those travelers on a budget. Pricing on Booking.com fluctuates, so these prices were valid at the time of publication.
Hostelling International is located in the cultural area of Seattle, near all forms of transportation. All rooms are dorm style, with bunk beds, but there are different types of rooms, including private with a bathroom and two to six-bed dorms. The hostel was renovated in 2009 and includes a library, TV rooms, a dining room, guest lounge, internet cafe, storage lockers, coin operated laundry and a 24-hour kitchen.
Located across from the famous Pike Place Market, this hostel is the perfect place to meet other travelers. It has communal style dining, bike rental, 24-hour access with no curfew, free luggage storage, and free WiFi. Walking, city and pub tours are available to guests, as is a self-catering kitchen. There are queen and twin beds with lockers for storage, under the beds.
Privately Owned Hotels
The Ballard Inn has been restored to its 1902 glory, but with modern conveniences for guests. It was converted to a hotel in the 1920s and the deluxe king room features a goose down comforter, a private bathroom, and a health club access card. The full bedroom has a shared bathroom and certain things are available on request, like parking and access to the health club. There’s also a king and twin rooms, with shared bathrooms.
The Nexus Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel that has dog-friendly rooms available upon request. There is a fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, a business center and a shuttle, that takes guests around the area attractions. All rooms have WiFi, comfortable beds, and a TV. The Hydrotherapy Spa Studio has a tub in the room and the Double Queen Room has a kitchen and living room included, to make it more like an apartment. The hotel has a restaurant and bar on site.
Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre
The Watertown is near the University of Washington Campus and other area attractions. Amenities include high-speed internet, a local shuttle to see attractions, bike rental, unlimited in-room bottled water, afternoon coffee and treats in the lobby, a fitness center, unlimited local and long distance calls and cozy slippers to take home.
Dog-friendly rooms are available on request, along with on-street parking for a fee. There are a few suites offered: the Boardman Suite has ample seating for meetings, with a sleeper sofa and a wet bar and the hot tub Suite includes a hot tub in the bathroom.
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning
The Inn, built in the 1920s, was originally apartments and, under new ownership in the 1960s became an area hospital. It was changed to a hotel in the 1980s by Virgina Mason. The Inn is located in a quiet, historic neighborhood. Every room has a coffeemaker, TV, heating and cooling, daily housekeeping, room service, and WiFi. A garden terrace with city views is also available.
The Comfort Inn is under half an hour from downtown Seattle but is near the zoo and a shopping center. The hotel has guest laundry facilities, a fitness center, pet-friendly rooms and breakfast served daily. Suites have a sofabed and a kitchen.
Luggage storage Daily housekeeping Free WiFi Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay 24-hour front desk Internet services Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Face masks for guests available
Travelodge is north of the Space Needle and near the University of Washington and Pike Place Market. There is free WiFi, breakfast, a business center and on-site parking.
Holiday Inn is right in downtown Seattle, near the Art Museum and the University of Washington. Several companies have their headquarters near the hotel. The hotel has a fitness center, indoor pool, daily housekeeping, airport shuttle and complimentary breakfast. Rooms have a fridge and microwave, flat screen TV, free WiFi and a daily newspaper.
Hampton Inn North is in the Northgate District of Seattle, near a mall, skating rink and golf course. The hotel also has a business and a fitness center, an ATM on-site, dry cleaning and laundry services, a free area shuttle, an indoor pool, self-parking, and pets are allowed. The rooms have free WiFi and air conditioning and some of the suites include a whirlpool, a kitchen area and a sofa bed.
Enjoy your stay in Seattle
No matter what your budget we hope these recommendations are helpful and you are able to find the perfect hotel for your stay.
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