Seattle Center

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Seattle Center featuring modern architecture

A product of the 1962 World Fair, this cultural precinct is where sports, theater, film and fine dining come together in Seattle.

Seattle’s famous cultural and entertainment precinct is a must for any visitor to the city. The Seattle Center is home to many local major sporting teams, and some of the key performing arts institutions are also based within the large complex. Throw in some of Seattle’s major cultural institutions, a range of upscale restaurants and bars and a choreographed water show, and you’ll see why its easy to keep coming back to the Seattle Center.

Covering more than 74 acres (30 hectares) of the popular Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, the Seattle Center was originally built for the 1962 World Fair. The center is immediately recognizable from afar because it features the 605-foot- (182-meter-) tall Space Needle, a tower which has become a symbol of the city.

Catch an ice hockey match or watch a Women’s National Basketball Association game at KeyArena. The 17,000-person-capacity venue also hosts boxing and music concerts and is one of the largest arenas in the state. Learn about the local history at the Pacific Science Center, watch a movie at one of two IMAX theaters or see 20 spurts of water perform in time with a musical show at the International Fountain.

The center is home to the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera, who use the many theaters and halls in the complex each week. Learn about the best contemporary pop culture has to offer at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), or take the elevator to the top of the Space Needle for amazing views across Seattle. Ground level dining is available at the lively Seattle Center Armory, along with a number of bars offering attractive discounts during their Happy Hour.

The Seattle Center is located just north of the city center and can be reached on foot, by bus, monorail or car. Ample parking is available in the area for a small fee. The Seattle Center is open daily and entry is free. Note that many organizations and shows housed in the center do charge admission fees.

Top Hotels Close to Seattle Center

Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,020 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cinerama, Seattle Waterfront, and Nordstrom. Seattle Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass are also ...
3.9/5Good! (1,350 reviews)
"It was nice."

Reviewed on 2021/9/17

Warwick Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$4,965 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Place and Nordstrom. Seattle Waterfront and Virginia Mason Medical Center are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,307 reviews)
"It was clean and close to everything we wanted to do."

Reviewed on 2021/9/17

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,576 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,577 reviews)
"The outdoor rooftop patio was wonderful!"

Reviewed on 2021/9/16

Mediterranean Inn
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Best Lodging Options Near Seattle Center

Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,020 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Warwick Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$4,965 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,576 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Mediterranean Inn
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
3.5 out of 5
300 Roy St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,534 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$4,407 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Sheraton Grand Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,418 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
The Paramount Hotel
citizenM Seattle South Lake Union
citizenM Seattle South Lake Union
4 out of 5
201 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,714 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
citizenM Seattle South Lake Union
The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle
4 out of 5
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$4,627 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 9
The Westin Seattle
Hyatt At Olive 8
Hyatt At Olive 8
4 out of 5
1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$5,960 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Hyatt At Olive 8
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.