The birthplace of Nirvana, Starbucks Coffee, and where the largest amount of rainfall among large U.S. cities can will be felt, Seattle is actually a super cool place to visit. In fact, it’s actually one of the fastest growing cities in America. With a laid back vibe, plenty of awesome nature around you and excellent seafood – visitors will find plenty of ways to keep themselves busy whether the sun is shining or rain seems to never end. Here are a few boutique hotels in Seattle to help you plan your next visit.
Luxury in Downtown
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You’ll fall in love with the Hotel Monaco from the moment you walk through its front doors. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, you’re just minutes from all the major attractions including the famous Pike Place Fish Market. Each room is individually decorated with attention to every detail. While the Wi-Fi isn’t free, you’ll at least sleep like a baby thanks to its posh bedding. As luxurious as this place is, guests can still bring along their pets, even the feathered ones.
Right on the Lake
Perfect if you’re coming for a concert at Key Arena or heading up the Space Needle, the business friendly Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown is situated right on the shores on Lake Union. You can go for a run in nearby Lake Union Park, get some work done in the huge business center, or just enjoy a good meal with lots of dining options nearby.
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Old World Charm
This one is for those who love to travel back in time on their holiday. Built sometime in the 1920’s, the Mayflower Park Hotel is filled with nostalgic charm. Relax in your extra big bathtub and head to the sunny Mediterranean for dinner in the hotel’s highly acclaimed restaurant. When you feel like traveling back to reality, Macy’s and Nordstrom are right next door!
A Simple Stay
If you’re looking to stay in downtown Seattle but don’t feel like spending too much, the Quality Inn & Suites is always a solid choice. This one is just walking distance from the Space Needle and all the downtown Seattle highlights, while also sitting right on the major highways for those who need to get out-of-town. Rooms are simple yet comfortable and the highlight is definitely the huge complimentary breakfast.
Close to the university
Say you’re visiting your son or daughter at the University of Washington, or just going for a weekend of partying, the Watertown Hotel might be the perfect option for you. Each room is fitted with a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker plus there’s free Wi-Fi and you can even bring along your favorite pet. While not close to downtown Seattle, the hotel does offer a shuttle into town for those who need it.
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So the next time you’re heading up to Seattle, have a look at these and other Seattle hotels, and just don’t forget to bring your rain jacket because I guarantee you’ll be needing it!