When I think about Seattle, the first thing that comes to my mind is the famous 1993 American romantic comedy-drama Sleepless In Seattle; old school stuff. More recent movies with the vibrant city of Seattle as the background include the famous erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, or the American comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen.
The relatively small Pacific Northwestern city has changed into a bustling metropolis with fun things to do including its vibrant cultural activities and its selections of gourmet restaurants.
While you are making a list of what things you want to do in Seattle, we give you the 10 best places to stay if you are going to Seattle, Washington for holiday.
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is located in central Seattle. The Space Needle and Safeco Field are only 1.5 km (0.9 mi) away from the hotel. It’s so easy to explore central Seattle from this hotel.
The Outlier restaurant serves delicious food and drinks, or if you’re feeling ready to dine out, you can find Tulio, the best Italian restaurant within a short walk.
And the big secret is that Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is a pet friendly hotel. So don’t worry about putting your pet into a kennel when you’re on holiday. Bring your pet along and stay at this hotel!
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
Address: 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98101, USA (see map)
Price: from 265 USD
Motif Seattle is located in the Seattle city centre but features Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains in some of its rooms. Make sure to ask for a room on a higher floor because you might get lucky and have a view of Puget Sound from your window.
Everything is within walking distance from this hotel including the Seattle Art Museum and the Washington State Convention Centre. The Ferry Terminal is just 1.4 km (0.86 mi) from Motif Seattle.
Don’t forget to have a drink in the outdoor patio bar and if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll have local wine tasting during your stay.
Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98101, USA (see map)
Price: from 219 USD
Silver Cloud Inn offers most rooms with a lake view. It has free local area shuttle services that will always be ready to drive you to the main attractions in Seattle, such as Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Chihuly Museum. The swimming pool is open 24 hours a day and is free for guests to use.
The Space Needle is 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from the hotel and the University of Washington is 4.5 km (2.8 mi). The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre is a 2 minute walk away.
Have a delicious big breakfast at the hotel before you head out for activities on the lake such as taking a seaplane, sailboat, and kayaking. Or maybe just enjoy picnic by the lake and relax.
Silver Cloud Inn, Seattle Lake Union
Address: 1150 Fairview Avenue North, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA 98109, USA (see map)
Price: from 249 USD
The Mediterranean Inn is located in the chic urban neighbourhood of Queen Anne. It offers breathtaking views of the Seattle Skyline, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and Elliot Bay.
It is located just 800 m (2,624 ft) from the Space Needle. The hotel has a rooftop lounge where you can enjoy the evening while overlooking the best view that Seattle has to offer.
With much to offer, The Mediterranean Inn has an affordable price. It is the best bargain you can get in an expensive city like Seattle.
The Mediterranean Inn
Address: 425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98109, USA (see map)
Price: from 170 USD
Another pet friendly accommodation is Pensione Nichols B&B. It is only a 5 minute walk to the Pike Place Market and within 10 minutes, you will arrive at the Waterfront Park.
The Space Needle is just 1.6 km (~1 mi) away and the cruise boat terminal is within walking distance.
Pensione Nichols is a B&B with quaint decoration and atmosphere. It doesn’t have lift, so be sure that you are fit enough to climb the stairs to get into your room. Please note that the B&B only has shared bathrooms.
Address: 1923 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA (see map)
Price: from 365 USD
The house name is The Bluffs and it’s a modern 2 bedroom house in a chic urban neighbourhood with breathtaking views of Puget Sound. It has a view of Pier 91, the home to cruise ships that head to Alaska, Elliot Bay Marina, and the Olympic Mountains in the background.
The house accommodates up to 5 people and it’s located in Queen Anne with its tree lined cobble stone streets, graceful mansions as your neighbours, and is close to the Stairway Walks, an old cable car stairway that accesses the heart of the neighbourhood.
After a full day of adventures, The Bluffs is the place you want to be to relax with a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the front yard or over the large windows. Later on, you can gather around the fire pit in the lush Pacific Northwest gardens and having a great night.
Queen Anne Home, Walk Score 90 + S W E E P I N G Views Puget Sound, Pets Free
Price: from 262 USD
Number of Guests: 5
This is a perfect vacation home if you wish to spend your family holiday in Seattle. Located at Portage Bay Getaway, the house has an amazing view of Portage Bay and the houseboats while you are cooking in its new modern kitchen.
It’s close to the University of Washington, South Lake Union, and Capitol Hill. And you can spend time by the lake and enjoy water activities such as kayaking. If you want to do some exercise, head out to “Strength Studio,” which is only one block away from the house. It offers group classes and personal training.
The house accommodates up to 3 people. It’s in the central area and yet it’s quiet and tranquil.
Rare Portage Bay View, New Modern Custom Home, Perfect Location, Cozy 1 bd rm
Price: from 155 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Located in West Seattle, this accommodation is a re-modelled studio apartment with full walls of windows overlooking the Seattle skyline and Elliot Bay.
It accommodates up to 2 people with everything that you need for your holiday including a washer/dryer room and a walk-in closet. The grocery store and coffee shop are a few blocks away and the ferry is down the hill.
Restaurants and more shops are a bit further, but it’s a beautiful walk. Or you can stay in and have dinner while looking out to the spectacular view of the Seattle skyline at night.
Stunning views of the Seattle skyline
Price: from 109 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The Marion Flat is a beautiful place to stay when you plan to stay in Seattle for a holiday. Located in the Central District by Cherry Hill, the accommodation is on the upper floor of the host’s house.
The downtown Seattle is only 10 minutes from the accommodation and it’s walking distance to the Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill Campus and Seattle University. And yet, the area is quiet and peaceful. You can even hear the songs of the birds in the morning!
The Marion Flat accommodates up to 2 people with a fully furnished and complete kitchen. On sunny days, enjoy the sunshine on the private deck and maybe you can see a glimpse of Mount Rainier.
The Marion Flat on Cherry Hill
Price: from 86 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The Queen Anne studio suite is a century-old farmhouse turned into a modern studio suite that accommodates 2 people with a private entrance. Your privacy will be highly respected. But you will also be guaranteed that the host will always be ready whenever you need something.
You will feel like you are staying in a house with qualified hotel facilities where you can find anything you need from the toiletries to the water and juice in the fridge. Please be aware that there is no stove, although there is a microwave so you can heat up your food when you feel like staying in for dinner.
The accommodation is in a prime location where you can conveniently walk to the shops and sights nearby. The Queen Anne boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants are also within walking distance.
Private Queen Anne Studio Suite
Price: from 75 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Sleepless in Seattle
There are many things to enjoy in Seattle. Even staying in one of its accommodation already gives you that “sleepless” feeling. From its gourmet restaurants, beautiful natural landscape, and vibrant culture, Seattle has a lot to offer.
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