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Seattle, WA
Travel Guide

Seattle which includes landscape views, night scenes and a city

Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.

Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.

Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.

The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.

Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.

Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.

For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,640 per night from May 25 to May 25
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! (2,516 reviews)
"Charming older property with an amazing view from the rooftop deck. Great location and a superb, helpful staff."

Reviewed on 2021/5/18

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,886 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! (1,566 reviews)
"The hotel was nice. They had a market where you could grab food and go which was nice. The gym was also clean and had a nice varied equipment. There was also unlimited free water at the front desk. The only think that strange was the bathroom shower only had one door so I couldn’t close the shower ..."

Reviewed on 2021/5/17

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
3 out of 5
3100 South 192nd Street, SeaTac, WA
The price is NT$2,722 per night from May 31 to May 31
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angle Lake Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Southcenter Mall and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,959 reviews)
"The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Check in was easy & pleasant. Unfortunately restaurant was still not up to full service and no bathroom access outside of your room."

Reviewed on 2021/5/17

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
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.
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
2.5 out of 5
300 Sw 19th St, Renton, WA
The price is NT$3,606 per night from May 21 to May 21
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Family Fun Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (373 reviews)
"Very very clean and nice. If I do have to complain about something it would be that there’s two hotels with similar names right next-door to each other. But that is minor minor stuff"

Reviewed on 2021/5/13

Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
2.5 out of 5
18123 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA
The price is NT$2,837 per night from May 30 to May 30
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Acme Bowl and 2 mi (3.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Family Fun Center and The Boeing ...
4.3/5Excellent! (428 reviews)
My review
"Very comfortable and safe . It was a great place to access where we wanted to go. We would stay there again when we go up there to visit."

Reviewed on 2020/11/24

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Pike and Pine Rentals
Pike and Pine Rentals
3 out of 5
1530 9th Ave, Seattle, WA
Located in Downtown Seattle, this apartment building is steps from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very nice and clean. It is also walking distance to many popular places in downtown."

Reviewed on 2021/3/22

Pike and Pine Rentals
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.

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Reviews of Seattle

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4/5 - Good

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Jun 2, 2020

There is a trash and homeless issue.

3/5 - Okay

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Jun 1, 2020

I went the night of the Riot. That sucked, it was right outside & pepper spray was in the air in the lobby. Not the hotels fault.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

From my observation a very clean & easy city to get around. Very good dining options, places of interest & lots of attractions to see & visit.

4/5 - Good

Steve

May 23, 2020

A lot of hills & fairly expensive. Because of the businesses & attractions closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown orders, there wasn’t much to see or visit & Seattle is dealing with homelessnes. However, the weather was great and SLU is a beautiful area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 22, 2020

No one but bums out on the streets. Very peaceful during the pandemic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 15, 2020

Favorite city!

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