Seattle

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Seattle

Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.

Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.

Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.

The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.

Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.

Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.

For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
3 out of 5
3100 South 192nd Street, SeaTac, WA
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angle Lake Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Southcenter Mall and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,051 reviews)
"Just what we needed the night before our early morning flight."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $188 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Pacific Place and Game Works are also within 5 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,518 reviews)
"The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a fantastic view of the city. For sure will stay at this Hyatt again."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $135 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,645 reviews)
"nice location. Breathtaking patio. Starbucks with door in hotel. Very clean, friendly staff. have mini refrigerator, microvan. We were happy with our stay"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2021

Mediterranean Inn
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
3 out of 5
380 Upland Dr., Tukwila, WA
The price is CA $113 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Southcenter, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Family Fun Center and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (755 reviews)
"Good bed, liked the kitchen"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in East Lake Hills, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bellevue College, T-Mobile USA Headquarters, and Factoria Mall. Lake Washington and Lake ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,230 reviews)
"Quiet, convenient, friendly. A bit outdated in some ways, but still quite comfortable."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA
The price is CA $128 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and within 3 mi (5 km) of Family Fun Center and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,401 reviews)
"It was easy to check in/ and check out The rooms were clean"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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