The largest city in the Pacific Northwest is no stranger to visitors, and since you can't very well go spend the night in the Space Needle (seriously, don't try), you'd be smart to check out this rundown of Sea Town's most hospitable hotels. From a former WWII transfer station, to a former Salvation Army halfway house, to other places that weren't a formerly anything, this is your crash course in where to crash
1. The Sorrento Hotel900 Madison St, Seattle
2. Ace Hotel Seattle2423 1st Ave, Seattle
3. Hotel Bellevue11200 SE 6th St, Seattle
4. Hotel Max620 Stewart St, Seattle
5. The Edgewater Hotel2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle
6. Hotel Five2200 Fifth Ave, Seattle
7. Hotel Ändra2000 4th Ave, Seattle
8. The Moore Hotel1926 2nd Ave, Seattle
Because getting just over the freeway from Downtown is far easier than getting to, say, Sorrento, Italy, you should probably just hit this iconic Seattle overnighter, where they've been romancing guests for over 100yrs with rich Italian architecture and luxuriously appointed dining & drinking establishments.
The Ace Hotel won't break your bank and is conveniently situated in Belltown, which means you can use the cash you saved on the room and spend it on the great nightlife that surrounds this minimalist hotel.
Hotel Bellevue is located on a luscious 9 acre plot of land situated between Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Between the 200,000sqft adjoining fitness center and four different restaurants to choose from, Hotel Bellevue will make you forget how close you really are to the city.
Served by one of Seattle's best sushi joints, the boutique Hotel Max may seem attractive for its loads of headroom, but don't forget that entire place is littered with sweet art and portraiture.
The Edgewater is an upscale waterfront hotel located minutes away from the Port of Seattle ferries and Pike Place Market. The rustic-elegant ambiance will make you feel like you’re staying in a luxurious log cabin, except it isn’t actually in the woods but instead on a pier over Elliot Bay. (Regardless, no rustic lobby lounge would be complete without a stone fireplace, and they’ve got one.) Within the hotel is the Six Seven Restaurant, famous for its waterside indoor and outdoor seating which offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
The riotously colorful Hotel Five is located where four of The Town's sweetest 'hoods (that's South Lake Union, Queen Anne, Belltown & Downtown) meet, and its seriously laid-back vibe will make you appreciate not having to travel far to reach any of them.
If you're looking to stay at the edge of downtown's shopping district, then Hotel Ändra's for you, turning a former transfer station during World War II into the subtly modern boutique home to super-chef Tom Douglas.
At the intersection of Seattle's downtown and the nightlife-heavy Belltown district, the historic Moore Hotel is an affordable, no-frills overnighter perched atop the eponymous theater where the video for Pearl Jam's Evenflow was shot.