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One of the most popular attractions in Seattle and one of the most exciting markets in the country, Pike Place Market isn’t just a place tourists visit, but a destination many locals visit frequently as well. And, by basing yourself at a hotel nearby, you’ll also be close to many of the city’s other top spots, including cruise and ferry docks, the Seattle Aquarium and much more. To enjoy the best of the best, book one of these hotels, all within a mile of this fantastic market.
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The Inn at the Market is the only hotel in Pike Place Market, making it one of the city’s most popular places to stay. While there may be lots of hustle and bustle nearby, the property has a cozy feel with a quiet atmosphere that includes a romantic ivy courtyard and a rooftop deck boasting a panoramic view of Elliott Bay, downtown and the market itself. Rooms offer more incredible views from floor-to-ceiling bay windows, along with super-comfy Hypnos beds and flat-screen TVs. While there is no onsite restaurant you’ll be steps away from some of the best, some of the city’s top restaurants can be found just steps away, like the Market Grill and Athenian’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar, famous for being spotlighted in 1993’s “Sleepless in Seattle.”
The former Roosevelt Hotel Seattle, now known as Hotel Theodore, is located across the street from the Washington State Convention Center and Pacific Place Mall, just six blocks from Pike Place Market and the waterfront with a wealth of shopping, dining, and nightlife easily reachable on foot. This 1929 landmark advertised with pink neon letters has a traditional atmosphere reminiscent of a long-past era, with its lobby featuring a marble fireplace and live piano music. Rooms include 19th-century style furnishings, windows that open and warm, russet hues. Book one of the Jacuzzi suites and you’ll get a huge jetted tub as well as stunning views of Elliott Bay and Pike Place Market from the higher floors.
Only a block from the waterfront and a quarter-mile from the market, the Four Seasons Hotel features touches inspired by the region, including local artwork that’s displayed throughout the property. It also boasts gorgeous views of Seattle’s Great Wheel, Elliott Bay, Puget Sound and the soaring Olympic Mountains. The lobby walls are made of volcanic basalt while reclaimed redwood is used in accents and rooms include beds with cushy pillow-top mattresses and down duvets. Guests can also look forward to indulging in spa treatments, swimming in the rooftop pool and dining at the popular onsite ART Restaurant featuring region fare and outstanding local wines.
You’ll enjoy amazing views from The Westin Seattle too, including panoramic vistas of the city, Sound and Olympics from the hotel’s circular-shaped towers. It also offers a convenient location just minutes from Pike Place and a block from the streetcar station at Westlake Avenue and Olive Way, making it easy to get around the entire city. Guests can also take advantage of in-room spa treatments, sip drinks at the Lobby Bar and dine on classic American cuisine at the Relish Burger Bistro.
The Fairmont Olympic is the place to go when money is no object. Opened back in 1924, its boasts beautiful Italian Renaissance architecture with an interior that includes elegant crystal chandeliers and ornate, wrought-iron staircases. The area’s preeminent destination for prominent social and civic events, weddings, honeymoons and other celebrations, guests enjoy exceptional service as well as an idyllic location downtown steps away from Pike Place Market, the waterfront, theaters, museums, shops and eateries. The luxurious suites feel more like a friend’s home and include windows that open to let in a gentle breeze, goose down duvets, lavish bathrooms and plush robes. It also features numerous amenities, like the glass-enclosed pool and hot tub with an outdoor terrace and a full-service fitness center.
This Kimpton boutique hotel is a few blocks from Pike Place Market and many other attractions downtown. Its quirky mantra, “where elegant meets edgy,” includes guest rooms with a trendy, playful vibe, hip vintage-modern décor and beds with pillow-top mattresses and Frette linens. It also offers in-room spa services, a daily wine hour, a 24-hour gym and free loaner bikes for cruising around the city. It also hosts a fantastic seafood restaurant, Shaker + Spear, and especially good craft cocktails at the Pennyroyal bar.
Motif Seattle is a boutique hotel inspired by the city’s alternative fashion scene, with hip details throughout, from the lobby to the guest rooms and suites which showcase beautiful views of the Seattle skyline, waterfront, and the Olympic Mountains. It also has a fabulous address, centrally located downtown on Fifth Avenue between Pike and Union Streets set among high-end department stores, designer boutiques, and countless gastronomic delights. it’s also just a short stroll to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the waterfront and Century Link Field. The stylish rooms include funky furnishings, ergonomic desks and chairs, flat-screen televisions with DirecTV and bathrooms with granite countertops. Guests can also take advantage of the Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the fifth floor – the rooftop restaurant and bar is open all day and includes fireplaces, shuffleboard, and an outdoor patio for sipping local beer, wine, and cocktails.
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
While not all rooms are on the water, there are very few options this close, with the Seattle Marriott waterfront a great choice for those who want easy access to cruises and harbor attractions as well as shops and multiple seafood restaurants, all while being just a 5-minute walk from Pike Place Market. Some rooms have balconies with picturesque Elliott Bay views, and all include flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Guests can enjoy the heated indoor/outdoor pool, working out in the fitness center and dining at the on-site restaurant, which serves American fare and offers outdoor seating and a full bar.