Downtown Seattle, WA

Seattle
Downtown Seattle featuring street scenes and central business district

A clean, walkable city center with tree-filled public spaces, shopping, boutique bars and restaurants, and views across the Puget Sound.

Seattle’s downtown is a major business and retail center, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Puget Sound and waterfront activity. Urban parks and plazas are surrounded by a manmade forest of high-rise architecture with some older buildings mixed in. Further west is the famous Pike Place Market. Dotted in between are a myriad of small and charming bars and restaurants, as well as an assortment of larger establishments and well-known retail outlets.

Start your downtown experience by heading to the Visitor Information Center in the lobby of the Washington State Convention Center on Seventh Avenue and Pike Street. Pick up a walking map of the area and find out what local events are scheduled. Downtown Seattle and its surrounding neighborhoods host around 70 festivals each year, including Bumbershoot, the country’s largest urban arts festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival. It also promotes dozens of musical performances at Benaroya Hall as well as outdoor public concerts on the waterfront. You can hear everything from classical to contemporary throughout the summer.

With more than 1,000 retail outlets, Seattle’s downtown is a great place for shopping in flagship stores, such as Nordstrom, Macy's and REI, as well as a wide array of smaller boutiques. Take in a movie at the multi-screen cinema in ultra-modern Pacific Place. During the winter holiday season, ride the carousel and check out the festivities at Westlake Center, which is the downtown terminal for the Seattle’s Monorail. Don't miss a trip to Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous foodie haven. Here you can see fresh produce from the region, as well as dine, shop and enjoy the views across Puget Sound.

Family members not into shopping may enjoy a visit to the Seattle Art Museum or take the kids on the Monorail and head to the Space Needle, a little over a mile (1.6 kilometers) north of downtown. Meet later at one of the 150 eateries that make downtown such a haven for food-lovers.

Downtown Seattle is a great base to stay while on a visit to the city. It is adjacent to the waterfront area to the west, Belltown and Capitol Hill to the north, and Pioneer Square to the south.


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Top Hotels in Downtown Seattle

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,866 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Public Library. Washington State Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,098 reviews)
"The hotel is very nice and clean. The surrounding area not so much."

Reviewed on 2022/1/18

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,959 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Washington State Convention Center and Moore Theater ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,092 reviews)
"Geat"

Reviewed on 2022/1/19

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,882 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,774 reviews)
"The location was perfect for all my adventures."

Reviewed on 2022/1/18

Mediterranean Inn
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
4.5 out of 5
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,012 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Downtown Seattle, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Waterfront and Washington State Convention Center. Pike Place Market and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (930 reviews)
"Rooms and breakfast and location was great! Would completely stay again!"

Reviewed on 2022/1/20

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,205 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Washington State Convention Center. Pike Place Market and Seattle ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,308 reviews)
"Overall nice property. Nicely situated and beautiful choice of art work in the large lobby and atrium. I got a late checkout to attend a morning commitment and when I returned in a hurry to get out, my key did not work and there was a long line for checking out that I had to wait through to get key ..."

Reviewed on 2022/1/18

Sheraton Grand Seattle
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
1821 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,095 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District, Washington State Convention Center, and Seattle Paramount Theatre. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. Beautiful lobby with fireplaces And lots of sitting areas. Great location and in close proximity to everything. Safe and in a nice part of town. I don’t like that there’s no housekeeping. You have to keep bugging them for the things you need and they didn’t always bring everything ..."

Reviewed on 2022/1/19

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
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