Seattle boutique hotels ideally located for exploring the city
Rising from the waterfront of a Pacific Ocean inlet, with snow-capped mountains and lush evergreen forests a backdrop for modern skyscrapers and gleaming city landmarks, Seattle is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.
As well as being a haven for nature lovers it’s also home to some of the world’s largest tech companies, Amazon and Microsoft both have headquarters here, and arguably the world’s most famous coffee scene. The original Starbucks was established at Pike Place Market in the downtown heart of Seattle and the city is now said to have around 2,000 coffee shops. On top of that there’s incredible music, art, museums, restaurants, and some fabulous places to stay.
If you’re looking for a stylish, luxury base to explore the city we’ve listed some of the best Seattle boutique hotels in great locations below.
Downtown is a great place to start when exploring which is why we’ve selected Seattle boutique hotels that are either located in the heart of the downtown area or nearby, so you have a plethora of options on your doorstep. This means arguably Seattle’s most iconic landmark, Pike Place Market, Seattle’s original farmers market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront, full of locally sourced, artisan and speciality foods, crafts, and great bars and restaurants, is within easy reach.
The highly-regarded Seattle Art Museum is also in the heart of downtown as is the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Great Wheel, and the Amazon Spheres, three spherical conservatories comprising part of the Amazon headquarters campus, designed to reconnect people to nature. As well as being an employee lounge and workspace they’re also home to 40,000 plants from 50 countries.
Uptown you’ll find Seattle’s extremely recognisable 605ft tall spire, Space Needle, at the Seattle Center, with a rotating restaurant, café, wine bar and observation deck with incredible 360-degree indoor and outdoor panoramic views of downtown, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges.
When you’re ready to swap the shimmering glass and metal of inner-city life for the lush greens and bright blues of Seattle’s surrounding nature, take a trip out to Discovery Park, Seattle’s largest green space, a 534-acre park on the shores of Puget Sound in the Magnolia neighborhood offering miles of rugged trails and beaches.
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In the heart of the city.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle offers luxury accommodations and dining in the heart of downtown Seattle with stunning views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.
Seattle by Four Seasons
Surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, deep-blue waters and swaths of evergreen forests, Seattle is as wild as it is trendy.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle puts you in the heart of the city’s downtown, with the Seattle Art Museum on one side, iconic Pike Place Market on another and the waters of Elliott Bay gleaming to the west. Wake to a fresh cup of coffee delivered straight to your room, then head out to explore eclectic neighbourhoods and craft breweries, or spend the day hiking up nearby Mount Rainier or kayaking on Lake Union. Come nightfall, meet at Goldfinch Tavern, an Ethan Stowell Restaurant, and let Four Seasons Hotel Seattle’s chefs show you all the best local flavours of your new favourite city.
Four Seasons Seattle is one of the best luxury Seattle boutique hotels and it’s in a great location for exploring the city.
Don’t just stay in Seattle, be in Seattle.
The State Hotel
The State Hotel is a contemporary downtown Seattle boutique hotel, located steps from Pike Place Market with easy access to the Seattle waterfront.
In the heart of downtown Seattle
Built in 1904, this landmark building and its iconic location have been reinvented as The State Hotel. Step out your door and feel the vibrant energy of Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront. Discover insider spots matched to your preferences and kick back in this contemporary and proudly local Seattle hotel.
Guestrooms feature a classic style, locally-made premium beds and bedding, and custom-designed closets, desks, and leather catch-alls, along with a collection of eclectic and spirited local art. Each room has a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and glass doors. Most rooms offer a water or city view, with natural light spilling in through large windows.
One of the best Seattle boutique hotels for exploring the city.
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Lotte Hotel Seattle
Rising from 5th Avenue and Marion Street in supreme style, Lotte Hotel Seattle presents the pinnacle of luxury escapism.
An artful coexistence of historic and modern, Lotte Hotel Seattle is a luxurious gem that honors the Emerald City’s storied heritage through a distinctly opulent vision—one that’s been intentionally imbued into every aspect of this beautiful luxury boutique hotel, from the way the hotel’s spaces were crafted to the sense of intentionality felt in every interaction.
Lotte Hotel Seattle features 189 artistic and modern guest rooms juxtaposing the city’s high-tech mentality with the elegance and sophistication of its future.
The hotel’s past-meets-present spirit is captured in the juxtaposition of its striking exterior, a modern glass skyscraper almost seamlessly joined to the Sanctuary, one of Seattle’s most treasured historic landmarks. From the mind of world-renowned French industrial designer Philippe Starck come signature twists, from windows unexpectedly placed above bathroom sinks to full-length arched mirrors designed to spark a sense of self-reflection.
Welcoming guests since 1909.
Hotel Sorrento is an independent boutique hotel that has been welcoming guests to the top of Seattle’s First Hill since 1909.
A hotel for the culturally curious
Designed to be a vibrant and unexpected experience in the heart of Seattle, where local culture and community are celebrated and every comfort has been carefully considered, Hotel Sorrento is a place for travelers who are excited by new people, places and experiences. Each of the 76 rooms and suites at the hotel features the building’s original 1909 details like carved wood moldings, vintage furnishings and one-of-a-kind artwork. White marble baths, plush, pillowtop beds settle the body and mind after a day of travel, meetings or exploring Seattle.
A hotel for the culturally curious, the Sorrento is a respite for travelers who seek a deeper, more authentic connection to Seattle’s history, attractions and one-of-kind experiences. This boutique hotel’s location on First Hill, near downtown landmarks ranging from Seattle Mariners stadium to the Space Needle, The Great Wheel and The Waterfront, offers a dynamic gateway to memorable experiences.
A tranquil hideaway, just steps away from the vibrant atmosphere of Pike Place Market.
Inn at the Market
Inn at the Market is the only downtown Seattle boutique hotel located directly in the famous Pike Place Market.
Modern Pacific Northwest style
From the Inn’s 79 rooms, guests can savor views of downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle’s waterfront, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains.
The Inn at the Market’s rooftop deck provides the ultimate panoramic view of Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and Elliott Bay. Explore the city and then unwind on the deck with Pacific Northwest cheese and wine from Pike Place Market as you watch the ferries cross the Puget Sound into a glistening sunset. Inn at the Market offers a signature Northwest experience, treasured by visitors and locals alike, courtesy of one of the best Seattle boutique hotels.
A rich collision of classic and contemporary styles.
Palihotel Seattle is an intimate, fun, comfortable and contemporary boutique hotel located directly across the street from Downtown Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market.
Palihotel Seattle marks Palisociety’s first property in the beautiful Pacific North West. Ideally situated in the city’s downtown core, steps away from world famous Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront, Palihotel Seattle is a boutique hotel offering an enclave for savvy travelers, culture seekers and locals alike.
With 96 guest rooms, restaurant, bar, coffee outpost and a cozy lobby lounge, Palihotel Seattle is located in downtown Seattle on Pine Street, at the original site of the 1900’s-era Colonnade Hotel, now a national registered historic building, as part of Palisociety’s commitment to preserving the property’s stature in the city. This Seattle boutique hotel features an unapologetically eclectic, yet approachable design vision, paying homage to the city’s Pacific Northwest sensibility.
Palihotel Seattle is also home to The Hart and The Hunter, the second outpost of the brand’s popular, southern-inspired Los Angeles eatery. Established in Los Angeles in 2011, the award-winning, neighborhood restaurant offers the perfect pairing of Southern influence with local Pacific Northwest ingredients and flavors.
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