Alyssa has been writing about exciting travel topics for Trips to Discover since 2013. After living the big city life in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Alyssa sold the bulk of her possessions and became a digital nomad, living full-time in her camper and working from wherever she could find an outlet and an internet connection for her laptop.
Read full bio
As far as staycations go, Seattle is one of the best places to plan one because there so many exciting things to discover and rediscover in this vibrant city. From coastal views to delicious cuisine, beautiful architecture, and great live music, it’s totally understandable to want to stay in Seattle for a while. Here are our top picks for staycation hotels, Airbnbs, and VRBO properties in Seattle.
The Westin Seattle is a Marriott hotel that offers a great staycation experience and is near iconic Seattle locations, including Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. 1900 FIFTH is onsite and serves small plates and local wines, while guests can also use the indoor heated pool and fitness studio with Peloton bikes. For your staycation here, you’ll enjoy curved guestrooms that offer stunning views of the city skyline, Lake Union, the Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound.
A top hotel in Seattle, Hotel Theodore is another hotel staycation option that’s in downtown and has a great restaurant, Rider, which serves up local tastes of the Pacific Northwest. Since the Hotel Theodore is at 7th Avenue and Pine Street, you’ll be near restaurants, art museums, and boutiques here. The hotel has special protocols in place for your health and safety. With your $20 plus tax amenities fee, you’ll get exclusive access to fitness classes, a craft cocktail hour, bike rentals, pet stays with pet amenities, a pillow menu, priority restaurant access, and other perks.
Here’s a hotel staycation that’s situated on Elliott Bay and that offers mountain and water views from every guest room. Seattle Marriott Waterfront has indoor and outdoor pools, a modern gym, mini-fridges in the rooms, Wi-Fi, and close proximity to local museums and attractions. There’s also a gastropub here that serves cocktails, seasonal cuisine, and fresh seafood.
The Hilton Seattle is in the heart of downtown and connected to the Washington State Convention Center via underground walkway. There’s an on-site restaurant here, as well as a fitness center, room service, and chic guest rooms. Light rail links and Pike Place Market are less than a mile away. Ready to explore? Overlooking Elliott Bay, the hotel is within 15 minutes from Olympic Sculpture Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, and Waterfront Park.
The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle offers a stylish and contemporary place to be for your staycation with easy access to top local attractions. Here you’ll find five-star hotel rooms with scenic views of downtown, the Space Needle, and South Lake Union. The South Lake Kitchen & Bar is the onsite restaurant that specializes in cocktails and has a seasonal patio. With an amenity fee, guests here get high-speed Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center with whirlpool and sauna, morning coffee and tea in the lobby, access to the business center, and access to the house car for rides within a two-mile radius.
This Airbnb property is staycation-ready with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths to accommodate up to six guests. It’s a private home on a secluded wooded lot that’s a block from a playground, beach, and trail. The home is filled with eclectic furnishings, including a really fun Lego-themed kitchen with activity games. The host takes extra steps to make sure the home is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and to offer contact-free check-in and check-out. This highly-rated property is one of the most popular ones in Seattle and also offers Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, laundry machines, and free parking on the premises. Come here for a quirky hideaway in the city that is truly relaxing.
You can also enjoy a tiny house staycation when you book this popular Airbnb for two guests. One of the coolest Airbnb rentals in Seattle, it features a private space with its own deck and hot tub in trendy Ballard. It’s just blocks from downtown Ballard and a 15-minute bus ride from downtown. The tiny home measures about 250 square feet and has a mini kitchen to prepare your own meals with all the basic essentials. There’s a bathroom with a shower, on-demand water, toiletries, and towels. The bedroom loft is small and cozy with a double bed. There’s also a couch with a blow-up twin mattress, as well as a portable crib for children to use. Enjoy the “modern nautical” décor and learn about the area’s fishing town history!
For up to four people planning a staycation in Seattle, this Airbnb staycation property is a great choice. You’ll have the whole house to yourself and check-in with a lockbox. Come here to enjoy a lovely waterfront location in a downstairs rental unit of a duplex on Beach Drive in West Seattle. It’s a mile to the Alki Avenue restaurants and Alki Beach from here. The downstairs unit is accessed by stairs, and the beach can be accessed from the deck. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking, and there’s also a hot tub on the side of the house. There are security cameras on the outside of the house for your safety.