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Old Bellevue
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Stroll along storied streets to find independent shops and restaurants in buildings that evoke the history of the area.

Old Bellevue is the name given to the streets south of Downtown Park in Bellevue, Seattle’s largest suburb. Imagine that you have stepped back in time while wandering down Main Street, where historic shopfronts and shaded sidewalks lined with cast-iron lamps create an appealing old-world atmosphere. The area is full of unique shops and charming restaurants, making it a popular destination for a day out away from busier parts of Seattle.

Bellevue used to be a small town surrounded by farmland; very few people lived on the east side of Lake Washington before the 20th century. A farming boom in the 1900s saw the population expand rapidly, with even more people moving in after a bridge to Seattle was built in 1940. Despite this period of rapid growth, Old Bellevue has retained many of its original features.

Amble along Main Street and visit local businesses. Find elegant jewelry and trendy clothing in small boutiques, housed in buildings with early 20th-century façades. More modern developments host children’s toy stores as well as specialist sport shops. Treat yourself to a massage or facial at one of the area’s spas and salons.

Take a break from shopping at a pastry shop or café. Alternatively, settle in for dinner in one of the cozy restaurants, many of which have outdoor seating. Choose between cuisine from Japan, America and Europe. Several chocolatiers can also be found in the area.

Unwind in the green surrounds of Downtown Park, which has 21 acres (8 hectares) of grassy lawns and shaded paths. Look for the waterfall that tumbles from the canal and let the kids run around in the park’s play area. The park also features a formal rose garden for a tranquil escape from city life.

The heart of Old Bellevue is Main Street, which is served by several bus stops. Drivers will find several parking lots in the area, some of which operate valet services. Visit in the evening to enjoy its restaurants in a charming, old-world ambiance.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
3 out of 5
208 106th Place Northeast, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $116 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in West Bellevue, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Downtown Park and Meydenbauer Center. Bellevue Square and Lake Washington are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (799 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable. Quality pillows and sheets, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2020

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Hilton Bellevue
Hilton Bellevue
3.5 out of 5
300 112th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $106 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in West Bellevue, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Downtown Park, Bellevue Square, and Meydenbauer Center. Lake Washington is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Good place to step away from the madness we live in nowadays."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

Hilton Bellevue
W Bellevue
W Bellevue
4 out of 5
10455 NE 5th Place, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $252 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in West Bellevue, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square. Meydenbauer Center and Lake Washington are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (446 reviews)

"Fun, clean, and such a convenient location! We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2021

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AC Hotel by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
3 out of 5
208 106th Place Northeast, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $116 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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3.5 out of 5
300 112th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $106 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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4 out of 5
10455 NE 5th Place, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $252 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
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Hyatt Regency Bellevue
4 out of 5
900 Bellevue Way Ne, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $201 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
3 out of 5
11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $68 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
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The Westin Bellevue
The Westin Bellevue
4 out of 5
600 Bellevue Way Ne, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $211 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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Domicile Suites at Venn on Main
4 out of 5
10333 NE 1st St, Bellevue, WA
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Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle, WA
2.5 out of 5
11405 Northeast 2nd Place, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $86 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
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Seattle Marriott Bellevue
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4 out of 5
200 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $113 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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