Washington

Hotels in Washington

On the waterfront, the hotel has 15 tastefully decorated rooms named for historic ships that plied the local seas. Some have gas fireplaces and private balconies.

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.

The boldly decorated suites range from the crisp white linens and dark woods to opulence and all-red walls.

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.

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.

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.