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Downtown Seattle, WA
Seattle

Seattle Waterfront featuring boating, sailing and city views

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

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,598 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention Center and Nordstrom ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,553 reviews)
"Great Location. Nice and Secure Building. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 2021/5/12

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,761 per night from May 16 to May 16
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! (2,526 reviews)
"I loved the check in staff and the lobby was so clean and very inviting."

Reviewed on 2021/5/12

Mediterranean Inn
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,622 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...
4/5Very Good! (1,250 reviews)
"I liked the location, it was close to all the sites I wanted to visit. The staff was not so welcoming when we arrived. They did not greet and the young lady that checked us in did not seem like she wanted to be there. She did not speak of the property and our amenities while visiting."

Reviewed on 2021/5/10

Warwick Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,068 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Pacific Place, Seattle Paramount Theatre, and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,850 reviews)
"walls were very thin: i could clearly hear conversations happpening in the next room as well as the tv."

Reviewed on 2021/5/10

The Paramount Hotel
The State Hotel
The State Hotel
4 out of 5
1501 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,931 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Showbox at the Market, Seattle Waterfront, and Pike Place Market. Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Central ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (515 reviews)
"It was a nice boutique hotel. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were very comfortable. Enjoyed my stay. Only thing was the restaurant in the hotel but that was separate."

Reviewed on 2021/5/10

The State Hotel
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,328 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from 5th Avenue Theater, Washington State Convention Center, and Seattle Central Business District. Nordstrom ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,382 reviews)
"The staff was absolutely incredible... so helpful ready to assist and answer any and all questions."

Reviewed on 2021/5/10

Sheraton Grand Seattle
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