Hotels in Washington
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.
The property is the only beachfront hotel in the park, opt for one of the ocean-view log cabins.
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 island’s most unique lodging—two-bedroom Victorian houses that were officers’ quarters. Each house has a full kitchen and subtle pieces of military memorabilia.
At the new Hotel Murano, each of the 21 guest-floors honors a different artist (from Australian Cockburn to Chihuly), and rooms are filled with one-of-a-kind handblown pieces.
The Hotel Vintage Park honors the Washington wine country by dedicating each room to a local winery and vineyard. Warm merlot hues and light golden chardonnay tones highlight the fabrics and accent the furniture in the 11-story boutique hotel.
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.
This hillside Victorian bed and breakfast, built in 1889, has spectacular views of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay. Surrounded by 100-plus-year-old native cherry trees, it’s within easy distance of downtown and just 30 minutes south of Seattle.
Chef Blaine Wetzel earned his forager’s badge under Rene Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen; now he brings the same edible ethic to the 15-room Willows Inn on Lummi Island, two hours north of Seattle.
The 84 rooms are subtly done in salvaged timber and antique slate, and outfitted with Frette linens, fireplaces, and giant Jacuzzis for two. The Burke Gilman Trail beckons cyclists to feel the wind in their hair. A full-service spa offers lengthy massages.
Uptown amenities converge with small-town views at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, located on the banks of the Columbia River. Completed in 2005, the hotel occupies a lush riverside location eight miles north of Portland, OR, in the historic town of Vancouver, WA.
This B&B has water views and a bright, unfussy decor.
The cool, Old Havana style of this boutique hotel might tempt you to light up a cigar (even though it, like all Seattle hotels, is nonsmoking).
With its self-consciously hearty, rustic interiors—all log and pine furniture, checks and tartans, river stones and slate—the Edgewater takes the Pacific Northwest-lodge motif to the nth degree.
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.