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Downtown SeattleSeattle

The heart of this North American city is famous as the home of the original Starbucks, the lively Pike Place Market and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Visitors to Downtown Seattle can enjoy its quirky market, iconic landmarks such as the Space Needle and an outstanding local cuisine.

Start your visit to Downtown Seattle at the world renowned Pike Place Market. This is where locals come for fresh flowers and seafood and tourists come to experience the atmosphere and activity.

Grab a cup of coffee where the original Starbucks opened back in 1971. Sip your drink while taking in the sights and the entertaining street performers.

Take the steep steps down to the waterfront and ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, one of the largest Ferris wheels in the nation. Riders are treated to stunning views of the Puget Sound and, on a clear day, majestic Mount Rainier and the surrounding towering peaks.

Getting out on the water is a must while you’re in Downtown Seattle. There are a variety of cruises to choose from. Take a narrated harbor trip to learn more about the area or a sunset sail for some of the most striking views of the Seattle skyline.

Walk just over a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Seattle’s waterfront to visit the city’s iconic landmark, the Space Needle. Take the elevator ride to the observation deck, or dine at the restaurant that sits atop it for 360-degree views of the entire region.

Just below the Space Needle is the Pacific Science Center, a popular destination for families. Take a journey back to the days of the dinosaurs or walk through the Tropical Butterfly House to watch the exotic insects fly and feed among lush gardens and brilliantly colored flowers.

When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find a wide range of dining choices. Stroll downtown streets for meals that often feature locally sourced ingredients, such as wild-caught salmon, fresh berries and mushrooms foraged from local forests.

Seattle has one of the best public transportation systems in the country, so getting around the downtown area is easy using the convenient bus, light rail and streetcar services.


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Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $112 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,231 reviews)

"I loved the city view."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Warwick Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $145 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,447 reviews)

"Beautiful room and building. The staff was very kind and helpful. A gentleman named Lee at the front desk stood out as very patient and caring as he guided us through the Hyatt amenities. He made the largest impact by far."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $112 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Pacific Place, Seattle Paramount Theatre, and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,842 reviews)

"Beautifully appointed hotel. The room was lovely. The towels and linens were wonderful! The staff was fantastic. parking was expensive..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 7, 2021

The Paramount Hotel
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
3 out of 5
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $105 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Located in Pioneer Square, this hotel is steps from Smith Tower, Seattle Waterfront, and Pioneer Square. Seattle Central Business District and Columbia Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Great Customer service; excellent clean rooms. Hospitable staff."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
3 out of 5
206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $137 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12

Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center and Seattle Waterfront. Space Needle and Pike Place Market are also within 1 mi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Parking price was high for a very hard to access parking garage."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
110 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $135 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27

Located in South Lake Union, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center, Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle ...

4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"Celebrating our 30th anniversary delayed eight months due to the COVID shutdown, upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised with an upgraded view of the Space Needle."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
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