Hotels in Washington

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.

There are no TV’s or phones to distract from the idyllic views. Rooms in the converted 1916 tavern and Roosevelt cottages feel the most authentic, thanks to rustic birch furniture and pine-lined walls.

The light-filled country-chic cottages at this farmstead have full kitchens and are secluded by 35 acres of gardens.

These cottages are no longer rental units, but are for sale.

The hotel, partly occupying a sparkling new tower, has a small pool and a day spa.

Incredible Elliott Bay and Puget Sound vistas are the draw at this 70-room hotel (which, yes, sits right next to the famous Pike Place Market). The best way to enjoy them: sipping coffee or a cocktail from a teak lounge chair on the fifth-floor deck.

Book the “Colonel Bob,” with two bedrooms and a wraparound porch.

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. The building itself was built in the 1920s to house efficiency apartments but has since been updated with locally sourced timber and stone accents.

The ornate B&B in a converted Victorian mansion is a great alternative to downtown's boring business hotels.

Paradise Inn, a grand national park lodge, reopened in May 2008 after two years of renovations.

The Marriott is an eight-story property with rooms on the downtown waterfront, directly across from the Seattle Cruise Terminal (Pier 66) where ships bound for Alaska dock.

Set on Carillon Point overlooking Lake Washington, this 100-room property is a popular wedding and weekend getaway destination. It’s also a frequent home base for business travelers working at nearby Microsoft Redmond Campus.

Situated downtown within walking distance of Pike Place Market, this 26-story boutique hotel evokes a 21st-century European chic beginning with the lobby, which is adorned with candlelit tables, marble floors, and a collage of bold original artwork.

With just three secluded cottages, the property eels more discreet than your average inn. At the southwest tip of Orcas Island, the five-acre property is surrounded by a rambling lawn that extends to the shore.