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14 Best Hotels in Downtown Seattle, WA

Downtown Seattle makes a great base for tourists who want to enjoy a myriad of attractions while being steps from shops and eateries. This is where you’ll find Pike Place Market and the beautiful waterfront with the Seattle Great Wheel, as well as the fantastic Seattle Art Museum and the aquarium. There are some excellent public transport options when you don’t feel like walking, including the monorail, streetcars, and light rail. When considering where to stay, these hotels are some of the best you’ll find in downtown Seattle.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Located just a block from the downtown waterfront, enjoy plenty of luxuries and a variety of spectacular views that include everything from the cityscape to Elliott Bay and Puget Sound with a stay at the Four Seasons. The crown jewel may be the rooftop infinity pool, where you can relax with a refreshing drink or swim with some of the best hotel views in the city. There’s also a Northwest-inspired spa with a full menu of treatments, while the Goldfinch Tavern is a popular place for dining on fresh seafood with regional flavors. Rooms are seriously upscale, with floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, bathrobes, and large marble bathrooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Full-service Northwest-inspired spa

  • Rooftop infinity pool

  • Outstanding dining on-site

W Seattle W Seattle
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W Seattle

A luxury boutique hotel, the W Seattle is a trendy hotel in a downtown highrise, just over a 5-minute walk from the Seattle Art Museum. All rooms are uniquely decorated with Seattle-inspired accents and include standard amenities like minibars and flat-screen TVs, with options for floor-to-ceiling windows. The W Sound Suite is a standout, with a creative space for artists and a private recording studio. The Living Room Bar is a popular spot for craft cocktails and enjoying the DJ series or live music while lounging around a spectacular fireplace. Breakfast and lunch are available at the on-site TRACE market featuring dishes inspired by Pacific Northwest ingredients, and there’s a state-of-the-art fitness center too.

Key Amenities:

  • The Living Room Bar w/ live music and DJs

  • Fitness center

  • TRACE Market offers breakfast and lunch

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
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Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square

Set in the historic Alaska Building, which dates to the early 20th century, this Marriott hotel offers views of Elliott Bay while being in an ideal location for those who plan to attend a Seattle Mariners or Seahawks game with the stadiums nearby. It’s also just a two-minute walk to the Pioneer Square light rail station for exploring other areas of the city. There’s an indoor pool on-site, along with a 24-hour fitness center and a Starbucks. The Bistro includes a bar and eatery available for breakfast and dinner. Rooms include Smart TVs, minifridges, iPod docks, and coffeemakers. Some include bay views too.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool

  • 24-hour fitness center

  • The Bistro on-site for breakfast and dinner

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Fairmont Olympic Hotel
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Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The Fairmont Olympic sits within an Italian Renaissance building with dazzling crystal chandeliers and wrought-iron staircases. One of the best spa hotels in Washington, it opened in 1924 and is renowned for its exceptional service. Guests also enjoy a prime location steps from the waterfront, theaters, shops, museums, restaurants, and Pike Place Market. A long list of amenities can be enjoyed, including an indoor pool, a full-service spa, a fitness center, an oyster bar, and a French-influenced eatery. Rooms have windows that open, a rarity in most cities, beds with goose-down duvets, and bathrobes. For an especially luxurious experience, book a suite with a canopy bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, and even a grand piano.

Key Amenities:

  • Full-service spa and indoor pool

  • Fitness center

  • Oyster bar and French-influenced eatery

The Westin Seattle The Westin Seattle
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The Westin Seattle

Located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and the monorail, the Westin Seattle provides an ideal downtown base and includes some rooms with gorgeous views of the city, waterfront, and the mountains from floor-to-ceiling windows. Standard amenities include minibars, flat-screen TVs, robes, and 24-hour room service. There’s an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym with Peloton bikes – if you didn’t bring your workout gear, the hotel offers loaner items for a small fee. Casual dining can be enjoyed at the Relish Burgo Bistro, complete with more than 20 beers on tap.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool

  • 24-hour gym

  • Relish Burgo Bistro on-site

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

The stylish Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle lies in the heart of downtown within walking distance of the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, and the convention center. The top-rated Seattle hotel is pet-friendly, with pet beds and food and water bowls provided, but those who don’t bring their four-legged friends can borrow a goldfish for company. Rooms include large flat-screen TVs, minibars, iPod docks, and yoga mats, along with eclectic decor. In-room spa services are available, and there’s a fitness center on-site. Enjoy complimentary wine hours in the lobby and dining at the outstanding fusion eatery on-site.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly with food/water bowls and beds provided

  • In-room spa services + a fitness center

  • Complimentary wine hour and a fusion eatery

Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle
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Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle

A luxury boutique hotel, the Alexis Royal Sonesta often ranks among the world’s best, set within a 1901 building with a contemporary interior. Rooms feature furnishings like stainless steel four-poster beds and leather wing chairs, each of which has a unique layout. For a romantic stay, book the Fireplace Suite that comes with a fireplace or the Spa Suite that has a two-person soaking tub. All come with Frette linens, minibars, and coffeemakers. There’s a 24-hour fitness center, and guests can also enjoy a complimentary wine hour and dining at the Bookstore Bar & Café.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa services

  • 24-hour fitness center

  • Bookstore Bar & Café plus a complimentary wine bar

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Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & Resorts

Hotel 1000 is a luxury, ultra-modern hotel that attracts those seeking a trendy upscale experience. It even includes the city’s only virtual reality Golf Club which has over 50 courses from around the world, such as the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland and California’s epic Pebble Beach. Guests can also enjoy a serene oasis for pampering massages, facials, skincare, and body treatments and dining at the All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar, serving sea- and farm-to-table cuisine. Rooms include options with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of downtown, Elliott Bay, and Puget Sound.

Key Amenities:

  • Seattle’s only virtual reality Golf Club

  • Full-service spa

  • All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar on-site

The Edgewater Hotel The Edgewater Hotel
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The Edgewater Hotel

Set on its own pier along the waterfront, The Edgewater Hotel offers stellar views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains while being just a short walk from the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market. The on-site Six Seven Restaurant is great for happy hour and offers outdoor seating with magnificent views. Customized experiences can be enjoyed, including everything from private yoga to outdoor expeditions and sightseeing tours. Rooms have a lodge-like feel and include beds with down comforters, gas fireplaces, and thick robes. It’s worth the splurge for a waterfront room that includes floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors featuring awe-inspiring water and mountain views.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant with outdoor seating and happy hour

  • Fitness center

  • Customized experiences, including sightseeing tours and private yoga

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Motif Seattle

Inspired by the city’s alternative fashion scene, Motif Seattle is a trendy boutique property with a prime location on Fifth Avenue near Pike Place Market. The stylish rooms include funky furnishings with unique features like Amazon Alexas along with Keurig coffeemakers, flat-screen satellite TVs, and minifridges. The rooftop Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails includes an outdoor patio, shuffleboard, and firepits. There’s an outstanding fitness center with the latest equipment too.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop bar and eatery

  • Shuffleboard and firepits

  • 24-hour fitness center

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Hotel Sorrento

Seattle’s oldest boutique hotel opened its doors in 1909. Set within an Italian Renaissance-style building – it’s a mix of old-world romance and hipster. Expect lots of charming details at Hotel Sorrento, including the beautiful Fireside Room, ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying occasional live music, complete with a cozy fireplace. The on-site restaurant is popular among locals and visitors alike with a menu of farm-to-table fare, while rooms are European-styled and come with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and minibars.

Key Amenities:

  • Fireside Room with occasional live music

  • Farm-to-table restaurant

  • 24-hour fitness center

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Inn at the Market

One of the most famous hotels in the city, the Inn at the Market is the only hotel right in Pike Place Market, putting guests steps from a local treasure with talented buskers, fresh seafood, produce, flowers, handcrafted items, vintage goods, and more. Despite being in the heart of the action, it provides a serene oasis complete with a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Elliott Bay and downtown. Rooms include spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling bay windows, flat-screen TVs, and Keurig coffeemakers.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple on-site restaurants, including a cafe with all-day breakfast

  • Rooftop deck with a panoramic view

  • Inside Pike Place Market, steps from the stalls, numerous shops & eateries

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Hotel Theodore

Hotel Theodore, formerly the Roosevelt Hotel Seattle, sits within a 1929 landmark building. It still retains historic character while offering modern amenities, while Pike Place Market, the waterfront, shopping, dining, and nightlife are all just a short walk away. Take advantage of the fitness center with Peloton bikes and in the lobby, live piano music by the marble fireplace. Fresh, local seafood can be enjoyed at the Rider restaurant, and there’s a coffee shop serving light bites and coffee too. Rooms include windows that open and 19th-century-style furnishings along with Nespresso coffee.

Key Amenities:

  • Rider restaurant with locally-sourced seafood

  • Fitness center with Peleton bikes

  • Complimentary bike rentals to explore the city

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Hilton Seattle

The Hilton Seattle is connected to the Washington State Convention Center via an underground walkway and within easy reach of many attractions as well as light rail stations. It includes a fitness center and a restaurant/bar with city views. Rooms come with the standard Hilton amenities like coffeemakers, minifridges, and flat-screen TVs. Some come with lounge access which offers breakfast, drinks, and light bites in the evening.

Key Amenities:

  • Fitness center

  • Restaurant/bar with city views

  • Access to lounge with breakfast, drinks, and light bites included with some rooms

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