Book your family a room steps away from the Pike Place Market, or take work calls looking out from high over Elliott Bay. Seattle’s many Downtown hotels (and a few in other areas) take advantage of the convenient location and great views, while each exudes its own style.
Most of Seattle’s good hotels sit within the Downtown Corridor, and for good reason – the steep hill rising from Elliott Bay gives them access to the city’s amazing views. Many of the major tourist attractions are within walking distance, and for anything further away, the hub-and-spoke public transportation system and access to I-5 make it easy to get there. Outside Downtown Seattle and its outskirts, options are limited – but the hip, restaurant-blessed Ballard neighborhood has a pair of sibling hotels, and in the University District, a few hotels cater to students, faculty, and their families.