Seattle

Travel Guide
Seattle
From Puget Sound to Mount Rainier, this region offers great outdoor experiences, many cultural attractions and a bustling city life.

Seattle is known for a unique lifestyle of laid-back coffee shops, pleasant waterfront relaxation and endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the iconic downtown marketplace and cultural highlights. Visit distinct neighborhoods and venture beyond the city for amazing natural attractions.

Read the book Fish! about business success and employee morale at the Pike Place Fish Market. During the day see employees tossing fish as they fill orders. Nearby is the amazing but rather disgusting Gum Wall. Stop at the market’s many other shops for souvenirs and dining. The original Starbucks store is a popular attraction.

Walk the short distance to the Seattle Waterfront area for shopping, dining and attractions along several piers. Visit the touch pool at the Seattle Aquarium and ask questions of divers swimming among sea creatures in the giant tank. Enclosed gondolas on the Great Wheel provide comfortable rides year-round. Take a harbor cruise and gaze back at the city’s pretty skyline.

Wander along the downtown streets to tour the oddly shaped Central Public Library and the Seattle Art Museum. In the evening the Seattle Symphony performs across the street at Benaroya Hall.

Take the short overhead monorail to the Seattle Center and rise 520 feet (160 meters) in the Space Needle for 360-degree views encompassing Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the entire Seattle area. At the base of the tower are several museums. The Experience Music Project features an eclectic collection ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek inside a Frank Gehry-designed building. See amazing artworks created from colorful glass in the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center offers inspiration for global innovation and aid.

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is walkable from downtown. Visit great Asian restaurants and shops. Attend professional football or soccer at nearby CenturyLink Field and baseball at Safeco Field.

Gaze at Mount Rainier from many vantage points across the city or drive 2 hours from Seattle for a close-up view of this impressive snow-covered active volcano.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
The price is CA $145 per night from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6
CA $145
per night
Feb. 5 - Feb. 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (3,236 reviews)
Great Location to Climate Pledge
"Good stay and location to Climate Pledge is a plus. Staff was very friendly and overall we are happy with the hotel. Things to know that could make you unhappy 1. Extremely slow elevator, take the stairs. 2. Parking spots are tight. 3. Rooms by storage room are mound in the morning with the employees ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is CA $210 per night from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25
CA $210
per night
Feb. 24 - Feb. 25
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,782 reviews)
"The staff truly went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Everything was wonderful. From the view to the room to the upbeat bar! Shout out to Daniel who really made us feel at home!"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

Hyatt Regency Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is CA $155 per night from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6
CA $155
per night
Feb. 5 - Feb. 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour health club, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,890 reviews)
"Previous guest hamburger left in the refrigerator"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

The Paramount Hotel
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Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
2.5 out of 5
18123 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Kent. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (523 reviews)
"We liked the townhouse like design of the place and the privacy this seemed to provide. The room was comfortable and so was the bed. The kitchen , however, did not have any cutting knives and generally just the basic amount of utensils. The biggest disappointment was the fact that for the entire ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2023

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA, 98055
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Renton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,715 reviews)
"We had a very comfortable stay. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. We would stay here again."

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2023

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,460 reviews)
"This is my second time tonstay here. Its a littlenolder but kept up nicely. The m price was right. Glad it was close to Seattle"

Reviewed on Jan. 27, 2023

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
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