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Top hotels in the Seattle area





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  • Beautiful Views



Seattle has numerous luxury hotel options, ranging from large international brands with reputations for high quality, to smaller boutique hotels and resorts. No matter where you decide to stay, you can count on fantastic service and breathtaking views.

The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle (see review) with incredible views of the Space needle brings five star comfort and personalised service to the north side of Seattle. Slick modern design combined with discreet, friendly and personalised service make the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle one of the region’s best places to stay. In the same building is the Seastar Restaurant – one of Seattle’s premier fish focused dining spots.


The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is located right in the heart of downtown, just a quick walk from the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall (home of the Seattle Symphony), and pike Place Market. The Four Seasons boasts panoramic views of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

The Grand Hyatt Seattle is in the center of Seattle’s shopping and theater district, and only a short walk from Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Rooms in the Hyatt offer views of downtown Seattle, Puget Sound and Lake Union.

You literally cannot get any closer to the water than The Edgewater Hotel, located on Pier 67 on the Seattle waterfront. Named “Best Hotel in Seattle” by CNBC in 2010, The Edgewater puts Elliott Bay right at your feet. With distinctive knotty-pine furniture and river-rock fireplaces, The Edgewater gives you the feeling of a rural getaway while still in the heart of Seattle. The Edgewater is also somewhat of a landmark in the area – The Beatles stayed in room #272 in 1964!

Closer to central downtown is the Hotel Vintage Park, a boutique hotel recently named to Travel + Leisure’s “Best 500 Hotels in the World” list. The Vintage Park is within walking distance of the 5th Avenue Theater, the Westlake Center shopping area, Seattle Art Museum and the Pike Place Market. Each room in the hotel is dedicated to a Washington winery, and there are frequent wine-themed events at the hotel – be sure to take a look at the Wine Events Calendar when you check in.

Another luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown is the Hotel Monaco. With décor reminiscent of ancient Greece, white stucco and azure blue accents, the Monaco describes itself as a “playful escape…an eclectic luxury boutique hotel.” Every evening they offer a hosted evening manager’s reception beside the lobby fireplace.

A relatively new addition to Seattle’s luxury hotel landscape is the Hotel 1000, which opened downtown in 2006. Just steps from the waterfront, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and Pioneer Square, the Hotel 1000 truly is luxury in the heart of Seattle. It even boasts a Golf Club on the premises – a virtual golf setting which simulates play on 50 of the world’s best golf courses.

For art lovers, the boutique, 121-room Alexis Hotel displays original pieces throughout guestrooms and public spaces. The Alexis has placed on Conde Nast’s Gold List of luxury hotels for the last six years and was recently chosen as one of the 500 Greatest Hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure.

The 26-story W Hotel is one of the largest hotels in downtown Seattle. It features such amenities as in-room spa services, a fitness facility and the Acura Experience – an exclusive service providing a 300-horesepower Acura MDX, complete with personal driver.

Finally, any list of top Seattle hotels would be incomplete without a mention of the Salish Lodge & Spa. Although located outside of the city, Salish Lodge is perched above the dramatic Snoqualmie Falls, providing panoramic views of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. In addition to the 89 guest rooms (each with feather beds and fireplaces), Salish Lodge’s restaurant, The Dining Room, is one of the best restaurants in the area. Also be sure to stop by The Spa and Salish Lodge, which has been recently renovated and has been honored as Seattle Magazine’s Best Destination Spa, and Northwest Travel’s Great Spas of the Northwest.


Seattle top hotels at a glance

  • Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle (see review)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Hotel Vintage Park
  • Hotel Monaco
  • Hotel 1000
  • Alexis Hotel
  • W Hotel
  • Salish Lodge & Spa