A very brief summary of Seattle's history might read: “Gold Rush, Great Fire, World's Fair, Boeing opens and Microsoft is born.” These events were critical development points, and having Puget Sound and one of the country's busiest seaports are other important factors that have defined the city, but Seattle is more than just a thriving tech city. It is a progressive place with incredible natural splendors, a well-defined sense of social consciousness, amazing coffee and much more. Best of all, Seattle hotels roll out the red carpet for guests.
Things to See Constructed for the 1962 World's Fair and perhaps the ultimate Seattle attraction, Seattle Center is home to the Chihuly Glass Exhibit, the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center and the McCaw Hall performing arts venue.
Don't miss Fremont, possibly the most eclectic neighborhood in America, and pay customary homage to the famous Troll Under the Bridge sculpture, browse a diverse collection of shops and dine on some of the country’s best Thai food. Also explore Seattle's bustling waterfront and its giant Ferris wheel, fresh oysters, and fragrant fish and chips.
While Starbucks is the city’s most famous coffee export, committed locals say the best java experiences are found in Seattle’s indie shops and local chains. Coffee tastings, known as "cuppings," mimic the pomp and ritual of wine tastings, and independent coffee shops compete year-round trying to create the ultimate artisanal blend. You need only see the exquisite latte art, a skill baristas work diligently to perfect, to understand the richness of Seattle’s die-hard coffee culture.
Hotels in Seattle Seattle hotels offer varying services and amenities to meet your needs. Business travelers have several choices for centrally located meetings and conferences, couples have various options for a romantic getaway, and plenty more hotels cater specifically to spa enthusiasts, shopaholics and visitors exploring the region's renowned wineries.
Where to Stay Downtown Seattle is the busiest district, home to many fine hotels and the city's main shopping district. Belltown has lots of swanky restaurants and trendy bars, while the Eastside features more upscale boutiques and a world-class dining scene.
The gems in Seattle's crown, however, are the Puget Sound islands. Whidbey, Vashon and Bainbridge islands are home to classic B&Bs, fashionable farm-to-table restaurants, famed Penn Cove mussels and abundant natural attractions.
How to Get to Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located in SeaTac—a 10-square-mile town whose name combines the first syllables in “Seattle” and “Tacoma”—just 12 miles south of downtown. It is an international gateway to Asia and Europe, and gives travelers access to public ground transportation via the King County Metro bus system and Sound Transit regional express buses.
Though parking can be challenging and traffic jams are frequent, many of Seattle's most popular attractions are easily accessed on foot, and public transportation includes buses, streetcars, light rail and monorail. Seattle's unique ferries are also part of the daily commute for much of the town’s island-living community. Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton to experience Puget Sound and enjoy incredible views of the Seattle skyline.
Our hotel is in the heart of the Seattle Center, so you are just minutes from all of Seattle's most famous "must-see" attractions like the world famous Pike Place Market, the breath-taking Seattle Waterfront, the Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, Science Fiction Museum, Children's Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Lake Union, Convention Center, and of course, the Space Needle!
This downtown Seattle hotel's location near the City Center is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Guests enjoy convenient amenities like free high-speed Internet access and an indoor pool. Many fine dining opportunities located within minutes, and nearby public transportation lines provide easy access to the entire downtown Seattle area.
New Staybridge Suites hotel in Seattle/Fremont, Washington opening April 2015, provides premium hotel accommodations and amenities that include our heated, indoor swimming pool and hot tub allowing for year-round relaxation. Lodging at our hotel offers you unexpected amenities such as our 2,000 sq ft. Rooftop deck with gas grills, landscape area to walk pets, and breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier
Fast and easy transportation via Link Light Rail, a free airport shuttle and up to two-week "Park, Stay & Go" packages. Whether you're flying out of Seattle or catching a cruise, these are just a few reasons to stay with us.
Since we are one of the closest Seattle area hotels to the Sea-Tac Airport, travel arrangements are easy! We offer a free shuttle for hotel guests to commute them to and from the airport, several nearby restaurants and to the light rail station which offers easy access to downtown Seattle, CenturyLink Field and all that Seattle has to offer.
My stay was great for 99% of the trip. Staff at the front desk, room attendants and wait staff at our events were fabulous. Catered Meals were outstanding.
I would have loved to have given 5 stars.[More]
but there were 2 hiccups. First one was the 2nd night I was there. We were a large group and decided to try to hotel restaurant for dinner. Our problem was it was a Thursday night, We were 17 people and there was a party of some kind in one of the meeting rooms. Our waitress tried very hard to keep up with everyone on separate checks and drinks for all. But She was the only one in the restaurant and the cook took forever to make our food.
2nd problem was the next night. I understand that in a hotel bar some people can get rowdy. But when one person hollers to get the bartenders attention and his response is "I don't serve people who yell" And he serves everyone in the bar before the newest visitor that's wrong. Issue a warning, I get it. But to warn and punish. The only reason he got a tip, was we were concerned that he was splitting tips with the wait staff and we didn't want to punish them. To avoid the problem we went to Denny's next door the next night. [Less]