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Top 12 Hotels in Seattle with a View

Seattle, one of the Pacific Northwest’s best places to visit, is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery, surrounded by mountains and water on nearly every side. For those who plan to visit, why not make the most of it by staying at a hotel that allows you to take in the glorious views? You might be correct at the bay’s edge, gazing out at the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound or perhaps staring out at a view of the iconic Space Needle. These properties offer the views you’re looking for and plenty of desirable amenities.

Top Hotels in Seattle with a View:

Hotel 1000 Hotel 1000 Seattle
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Hotel 1000

An ultra-modern hotel and one of Seattle’s best places to stay in general, the Hotel 1000 combines luxurious accommodation with innovative technology and jaw-dropping views of the downtown, Elliott Bay, and Puget Sound from the floor-to-ceiling windows in some of its rooms. Sure to please even the choosiest of guests, its spa offers a tranquil oasis with a wide range of stress-melting treatments, and you’ll find the only virtual reality Golf Club in the city, with over 50 courses to play from across the globe, including the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland and Pebble Beach. Enjoy sea- and farm-to-table fare at the on-site All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar.

The Westin Seattle The Westin Seattle
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The Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle is a Marriott property in a central location that towers over the downtown. It’s within walking distance of the monorail, Pike Place Market (one of the world’s top food markets), and the Space Needle. Some rooms feature magnificent views of the city, mountains, and the waterfront, along with floor-to-ceiling windows. All include flat-screen TVs, minibars, robes, and 24-hour room service. Enjoy casual dining at Relish Burgo Bistro, which has over 20 beers on tap, swimming in the indoor pool, and working out in the 24-hour gym that includes Peloton bikes. The hotel is fitness-focused and even offers loaner workout gear for a small additional charge.

The Edgewater Hotel The Edgewater Hotel
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The Edgewater Hotel

Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, The Edgewater Hotel sits on its own pier in the harbor. Enjoy being right on the waterfront, complete with fantastic views of the Puget Sound. It’s also just a short walk from the cruise ship dock, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Aquarium – some of downtown Seattle’s top things to do. Dining can be enjoyed at the Six Seven Restaurant, which offers alfresco seating with awe-inspiring views. Rooms have a lodge-like feel with pine knotty furnishings and gas fireplaces, beds with down comforters, and thick bathrobes. By booking a waterfront room, you’ll have floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that showcase magnificent views of the water backed by the Olympic Mountains.

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Seattle Marriott Waterfront
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Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Located on Elliott Bay, every room at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront offers views of the mountains and the water. All include standard amenities like free Wi-Fi and minifridges too. Plus, it’s close to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, Chihuly Garden, and other fun and unusual Seattle attractions. There’s a long list of facilities here, including a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and an eatery serving gastro pub cuisine.

Motif Seattle Suite at Hotel Motif
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Motif Seattle

A boutique hotel inspired by Seattle’s alternative fashion scene, Motif Seattle is a trendy property with an excellent downtown address near Pike Place Market on Fifth Avenue between Union and Pike Street. You’ll be close to designer boutiques, upscale department stores, and countless dining options, while the Seattle Art Museum and waterfront are a short stroll away. The trendy rooms feature funky furnishings, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and granite bathrooms. Dining and drinking can be enjoyed on-site, too, at the fifth-floor rooftop restaurant Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails. It includes fireplaces, a shuffleboard, and an outdoor patio ideal for sipping your favorite beverages during the warmer months.

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

Nestled in the South Lake Union neighborhood and offering an East meets West feel, the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle will put you close to many top attractions. It also hosts the South Lake Kitchen + Bar, which boasts a seasonal patio with views of the Space Needle. That view can also be enjoyed from some rooms, like the spacious Space Needle View Room. All come with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels, and iPod docking stations. The property also offers a complimentary shuttle when you want to go downtown, as well as a sauna, a whirlpool tub, and a fireplace lounge.

Hotel Theodore Provenance Hotel Theodore
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Hotel Theodore Provenance

Hotel Theodore Provenance, formerly the Roosevelt Hotel Seattle, is a 1929 landmark building with pink neon letters that evoke an era long past, right down to the live piano music and a marble fireplace in the lobby. It’s just six blocks from the waterfront and Pikes Place Market, with dining, shopping, and nightlife all within easy reach. Rooms feature 19th-century style furnishings and windows that open to bring in the fresh air. If you book one of the Jacuzzi suites, not only will you be able to soak in the huge jetted tub, but you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring views of Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay.

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

Only a block from the waterfront, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle offers a variety of impressive views, from Elliott Bay and the Puget Sound to the cityscape. Many touches throughout have been inspired by this beautiful region, including local works of art. There’s a noteworthy rooftop pool for swimming or lounging around with a cocktail, an indulgent spa, and an outstanding eatery. The Goldfinch Tavern is popular among visitors and locals alike with its menu of fresh seafood dishes that highlight Pacific Northwest flavors. Rooms feature spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows and include upscale perks like down duvets, plush terry bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations.

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

Set along the shores of Lake Union, Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union offers all-suite accommodations that are ideal for families and extended stays in Seattle. They range from studios to two-bedroom suites, some of which include private balconies with views of the lake and the Space Needle. All have full kitchens, dining tables, sitting areas with pull-out sofas, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The impressive facilities include an indoor lap pool, spa, game room, and 24-hour fitness center. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served every morning and The True North Taproom serves a selection of flatbread pizzas, Washington wines, and local beer.

Inn at the Market Inn at the Market
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Inn at the Market

The only hotel right in Pike Place Market, Inn at the Market is one of the most sought-after hotels in the city. Despite all of the action nearby, it enjoys a quiet setting and a cozy feel. There’s a romantic ivy courtyard and a rooftop deck where you can gaze out at a panoramic view of the Market, downtown, and Elliott Bay. Dining isn’t available right on-site, but many of the top Seattle seafood restaurants are just steps away, from The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar to the Market Grill. Rooms offer ultra-comfy beds, flat-screen TVs, and breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union
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Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union

The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle – Lake Union overlooks Lake Union while still being close to downtown too. The hotel even offers a complimentary shuttle with three stops covering all the major sights. Some rooms have picturesque lake views, and the rates aren’t much higher than the standards, which all come with 55″ flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, minifridges, and microwaves. Fireplaces are available too. There’s a well-equipped fitness center and an indoor heated pool and hot tub, all open 24 hours a day, while a complimentary breakfast is served daily in the atrium overlooking the lake.

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The Maxwell Hotel

The stylish and slightly quirky Maxwell Hotel is perfectly situated next to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle. With the city’s most iconic landmark hosting firework displays for Independence Day and New Year’s Eve, you can have a perfect view of the show by booking one of the Space Needle view rooms. With these rooms so desirable for catching fireworks shows without the hassle of traffic and the crowds, you’ll need to book well in advance. All are spacious and eclectic, with dark wood floors, 42″ flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and DVD players, microwaves, minifridges, and Keurig coffeemakers. Special touches like good local coffee and local snacks are provided too. And you can even bring your four-legged friends, as the hotel is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Seattle and provides dog bowls, dog beds, and treats. Property highlights include an indoor heated pool, free loaner bikes, and an espresso bar.

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