Published October 21, 2020 10/21/2020

14 Fun Staycations in Seattle

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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.

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Staycation at Architectural Retreat with Lego Kitchen Staycation at Architectural Retreat with Lego Kitchen
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Staycation at Architectural Retreat with Lego Kitchen

Staycation at Architectural Retreat with Lego Kitchen

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.

The Westin Seattle The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle

The Westin 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.

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Seattle Urban Tree House

Seattle Urban Tree House

For a unique staycation, you can also rent out this VRBO property that is a treehouse measuring 500 square feet. It is ideal for two people and well-equipped for extended stays. Come here to escape, social distance, or experience the convenience of the city. It’s 10 minutes from downtown and nestled among tall cedar and maple trees to give you an urban forest vibe. The space is clean, functional, romantic, and feels more spacious than you’d expect. Inside, it has a contemporary design and a queen-size bed. Other big perks are the hot tub onsite, washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi. Children and pets are not allowed here.

Hotel Theodore Hotel Theodore
Hotel Theodore

Hotel Theodore

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.

Sanitized Staycation Tiny Home Living Interior of sanitized tiny home
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Interior of sanitized tiny home

Sanitized Staycation Tiny Home Living

Experience tiny home living at its finest when you rent this Airbnb for your staycation experience. It works well for two guests in a studio space with one bed and one bath. The property is between the Madison Valley and Seattle skyline in Capital Hill. Within a five-minute walk, you can get to over 150 restaurants, cafes, and shops. It is especially clean and has Wi-Fi, smart TV, and flexible monthly lease terms. You’ll have your own kitchen, and every floor has its own laundry machines that are shared with just a few neighbors. Pets are allowed here for a $50 pet fee or deposit for longer stays. Also available onsite are free bike storage and a concierge.

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

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.

Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub and Private Deck
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Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub and Private Deck

Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub

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!

Hilton Seattle Room at Hilton Seattle
Room at Hilton Seattle

Hilton Seattle

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.

WhyHotel WhyHotel, Seattle
WhyHotel, Seattle

WhyHotel

WhyHotel is an excellent extended stay hotel for your longer staycation that has fully enclosed bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens. It’s within walking distance of popular Seattle neighborhoods and is a prime place to be during uncertain times when you want to work remotely, put travel plans on hold, or practice safe social distancing. There are studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments available here. Amenities include washer and dryer units, fast Wi-Fi, spacious living and dining areas, and beautiful furnishings that will make you feel right at home.

Urban Cottage with Park City View Urban Cottage-Own Bath-near UW & Park City View
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Urban Cottage-Own Bath-near UW & Park City View

Urban Cottage with Park City View

We also like this urban cottage on Airbnb for a Seattle staycation for you and a guest. It is an artsy space that’s in walking distance to many attractions and has shared access to a separate meditation studio on the ground floor. Guests here have a private new bathroom, their own entrance, and Wi-Fi to use. Writers, yogis, creative types, and business travelers all love staying here. It’s in a centrally located and convenient neighborhood of Seattle, and a complimentary yoga/meditation class is offered to you when you book the Airbnb. There is a resident cat here that lives in the main house.

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

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.

West Seattle Beach House West Seattle Beach House
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West Seattle Beach House

West Seattle Beach House

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.

"The Perch" 1930's Cottage
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"The Perch" 1930's Cottage

"The Perch" 1930's Cottage

Here’s a West Seattle cottage that is less than a 10-minute walk to the beach and sleeps up to two people. It has a view of Puget Sound, islands, and the Olympic Mountains. This is a really cool place to watch storms in the fall and winter after beach season is over. This VRBO property does not have air conditioning but does have nice breezes through the windows and doors. From here, it’s a short walk to buses that will get you to downtown Seattle, Lincoln Park with its outdoor saltwater pool, a ferry dock, and a couple of neighborhood restaurants. Guests who stay in the cottage enjoy the full kitchen, free street parking, Wi-Fi, and basic cable. Pets are not allowed here.

Water View Carriage House Seating inside Water View Carriage House
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Seating inside Water View Carriage House

Water View Carriage House

You can enjoy quiet beach walks in Lincoln Park when you book this highly rated VRBO property that’s a carriage house. The property is 750 square feet in size and accommodates two people with a three-night minimum stay. It has a full kitchen, offers free bikes to borrow, and is dog-friendly. From here, you can take the water taxi to downtown Seattle. Perks of staying here is Wi-Fi, free parking, views of Puget sound, local beach access a quarter-mile away, and a prime location to hiking, beach sites, and the city. For pets, there is a $50 flat-rate fee for dogs, and the waterfront park is a lovely place to walk your dog on a leash nearby. Monthly rates are available for your staycation here.

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