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BelltownSeattle

Seattle’s ultra-modern side is evident in this neighborhood, where an active arts and partying scene thrives amid its shining skyscrapers.

Belltown is a bustling, frenetic district with plenty going on. During the day, its streets throng with workers heading to the offices that line its avenues. At night, the roads are equally busy with crowds on their way to its jazz bars, trendy pubs and party venues. Stroll around its streets, sip a cold brew in a cool café and explore its many art galleries.

The area where Belltown is today used to be too steep for development, so city planners changed its elevation. The neighborhood began to flourish in the 1970s when skyscrapers went up and young professionals moved in.

Enjoy the artistic side of Seattle, starting in the Olympic Sculpture Park. This stunning open-air gallery is set on the scenic quayside and is free to enter throughout the year. Get creative at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio, which runs interactive workshops for all ages.

Head down tree-lined 1st Avenue, the commercial hub of Belltown, to find a diverse array of shops and bars. Embark on a culinary tour of the world, trying dishes from Japan, Italy and Mexico, as well as other global dining options.

Roam the neighborhood and pass educational establishments like Antioch University and the City University of Seattle. The district also houses gleaming high-rises that host big businesses such as Amazon.

At night, choose between a variety of bars and music venues. Begin with a drink at a Prohibition-style speakeasy then move on to a traditional bar. Watch a film at the vintage Cinerama, recognizable by the bright murals on its façade.

Belltown is one of Seattle’s most central neighborhoods. Buses travel through it regularly and streetcars move up Westlake Avenue. Stay here and you’ll be perfectly placed to reach Seattle’s headline attractions such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, which are found directly outside its limits.

Belltown is small enough that exploring all of its major sights on foot is remarkably easy. Wander around and discover the neighborhood’s many charms at your own pace.


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Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
1821 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $85 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District, Seattle Paramount Theatre and Washington State Convention Center. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"The location was great. The staff were very nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,212 reviews)

"I loved my whole experience from the flight to the hotel! It was a great trip, the only thing I was not pleased with was the room was not cleaned while we were out, our trash got pretty full and was hoping they’d come get the trash and get some more plastic cups to drink from but still a great ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2020

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Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps away from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention Center and Nordstrom ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,339 reviews)

"The hotel did not have any amenities available due to Covid. I wish at least there would have been more food options in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

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Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Convention Center
Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
1815 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Paramount Theatre, Pacific Place and Washington State Convention Center. Westlake Center ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,311 reviews)

"Very convenient location. Everything was within walking distance. Only drawback was the 24 hour construction of the conversation center expansion. It was very loud all hours of the day."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 31, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Convention Center
The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle
4 out of 5
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $151 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Belltown, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Westlake Center, Seattle Central Business District and Nordstrom. Pike Place Market and Seattle ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,347 reviews)

"Given the challenges that downtown Seattle is facing, the Westin staff was very accommodating and helpful. Strongly recommend staying here if your travels take you to the area."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020

The Westin Seattle
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
4 out of 5
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $162 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps away from Seattle Waterfront and Steinbrueck Native Gallery. Victor Steinbrueck Park and Bell Street Cruise Terminal ...

4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"The staff was so nice.. the room was awesome and had a great view of the water."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

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