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Hotels in Seattle

A recent boom means there's an array of standout hotels in Seattle. They're on the expensive side, especially during the high-demand summer months, and rooms with water views are hard to come by, so book well in advance. Here, a shortlist of the best hotels in Seattle:

  • On Whidbey Island, book a room at the quiet Boatyard Inn for the off-season or far in advance; there are few places to stay on the island, so demand is especially high.
  • Modern Seattle hotels include the W Hotel (perk: pets are allowed).
  • If you plan to visit Seattle with friends or family, the quirky Hotel Monaco, located in the center of downtown, is an excellent choice. It's also very Fido-friendly.
  • Near Pike Place Market, the Four Seasons Hotel is a 21-story tower with spectacular views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains from practically every angle.
  • The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club, and Spa is an excellent base for business travelers working at the nearby Microsoft Redmond Campus. Top-notch amenities include cashmere throws, soaking tubs, dual-head showers, feather beds, and beds for pets. There's also a kayak available for complimentary use as well as bike rentals.
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    Ace Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Chic and cheap, this 28-room hotel draws visiting designers and musicians, along with bargain-hunting hipsters. Rooms are spare, but have appealing... More
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    Alderbrook

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The call of the wild meets upscale comfort at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, two hours west of Seattle. Spend the day hiking on trails lined with evergre... More
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    Alexis Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Seattle’s first self-proclaimed “art hotel” fills its 121 rooms with works selected by a Seattle Art Museum curator; themed suites are dedicated to... More
  • Ann Starrett Mansion

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    For total Victorian immersion book a four-poster bed at the turreted hotel. More
  • Chevy Chase Beach Cabins

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Decked out in cabbage-rose–patterned wallpaper and wicker chairs, the seven preppy-chic bungalows conjure a posh, grown-up summer camp—complete wit... More
  • Chinaberry Hill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This hillside Victorian bed and breakfast, built in 1889, has spectacular views of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay. Surrounded by 100-plus-year-ol... More
  • Eagle Harbor Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A short walk from the Bainbridge Island ferry, the inn surrounds a small garden, with cozy interiors that feature overstuffed armchairs and Orienta... More
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    Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    If your preferred aesthetic is grande dame rather than high design, this historic property—which has hosted black-tie galas since 1924—is your only... More
  • Fort Casey Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The island’s most unique lodging—two-bedroom Victorian houses that were officers’ quarters. Each house has a full kitchen and subtle pieces of mili... More
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    Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in downtown minutes from the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market, the Four Seasons hotel has a discreet side-street entrance leading t... More
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    Grand Hyatt, Seattle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, the 425-room, Grand Hyatt is a big hotel that flaunts a number of boutique-hotel flourishes (li... More
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    Hotel 1000

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    It’s easy to get distracted by all the high-tech amenities at the 1000—along with iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi, and personally programmed sensors t... More
  • Hotel Andra

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Unveiled in 2006, this Belltown boutique hotel is housed in the extensively renovated site of a circa-1940’s Women’s Army Corps transfer station. T... More
  • Hotel Bellevue

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Seattleites seeking urban respite head eight miles west and across Lake Washington to Bellevue. Despite the hotel’s easy access to I-405, it’s hidd... More
  • Hotel Max

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    You don’t have to love art galleries, vintage-boutique shopping, or indie-rock concerts to enjoy staying at the Max—but it sure helps. Equidistant ... More

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