Seattle

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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

The Belltown Inn
The Belltown Inn
2.5 out of 5
2301 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
The price is CA $217 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,730 reviews)
"Quick checkin and great rooftop deck!"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

The Belltown Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is CA $289 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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! (3,606 reviews)
"Clean and outstanding in every detail. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $244 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
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! (2,982 reviews)
Great stay
"We had an amazing stay. Hotel is clean and close to many attractions. We would stay here again! The ladies at the reservation desk were amazing and very helpful!"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

Mediterranean Inn
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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
The price is CA $174 per night from Sep 9 to Sep 10
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! (2,573 reviews)
"We had the best time..easy access to all areas we wanna visit."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2022

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
The price is CA $174 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,381 reviews)
"Older property but clean. Pillows were horrible."

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2022

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
2.5 out of 5
18123 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
The price is CA $184 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (478 reviews)
Staff are very friendly and service is excellent
"Enjoyed our stay. We did laundry there and they have multiple washers and dryers, so there was no waiting line. The room was clean but sofa bed was too soft to our liking. Also paid $7 per day for parking."

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2022

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
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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