Where to Stay at the Seattle Airport

Seattle › SeaTac Hotels
Updated: October 17, 2023
By Santorini Dave

View of SeaTac Airport and nearby hotels.

SeaTac Airport with the Hilton, Marriott, and Radisson just visible across the road from the terminal.

Seattle Airport Hotels

Airporters and hotel shuttles at SeaTac Airport.

For hotel shuttles follow the signs on the Arrivals level of SeaTac airport to the Airporters.

  • The area around Seattle’s SeaTac Airport is light industrial but not unpleasant. Most hotels are walking distance to the airport and there are sidewalks and crosswalks throughout the neighborhood.
  • Hotels in Seattle Airport: There are no hotels directly inside the Seattle Airport. The closest hotel to the airport is the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, an easy 5-minute walk from the terminal.
  • Downtown Seattle Hotel with Easy Access to Airport: The Renaissance Seattle has quick freeway access and is only 15-minutes (without traffic) from the Airport. Shopping, bars, restaurants, and Pike Place Market are all within walking distance of the hotel.
  • Hotels near Airport with Free Shuttle: All the hotels listed below offer free shuttle bus to and from the SeaTac International Airport.
  • All rental cars at Seattle airport are picked up and returned at the airport’s rental car facility. There is a free shuttle between the terminal and the rental car facility. The ride takes 5 minutes.

Hotels in SeaTac Seattle International Airport.
Hotels on Map: Ramada • Crowne Plaza • Hilton • Marriott • Radisson • Red Lion • Coast Gateway • Cedarbrook Lodge • DoubleTree • La Quinta • Hilton Garden Inn • Hampton Inn & Suites • Aloft • Zone Hotel • Country Inn & Suites

The 15 Best Hotels near Seattle Airport

Best hotel near SeaTac Airport in Seattle.

The Cedarbrook Lodge is the best hotel near SeaTac Airport – just a 5-minute drive (free airport shuttle) or 20-minute walk from the terminal.

1. Cedarbrook Lodge

Luxury spa hotel located within 18 natural acres. A contemporary Northwest vibe and original art are featured throughout, including inside the hotel’s award-winning farm-to-table restaurant. There’s paid parking on site and complimentary shuttle to/from the airport, light rail, and Tukwila Amtrak station.

2. Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport

Good, dog-friendly hotel across from Sea-Tac airport. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, complimentary airport shuttle, fitness center, and Pacific-inspired Bar & Grill. Walkable to SeaTac airport and light rail. The best airport hotel for a layover or short stay.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Airport

Modern and convenient hotel with indoor pool, half a mile from the airport. The hotel offers a daily breakfast buffet along with a great fitness center, restaurant/bar, mini market, and laundry facilities. Private, secure parking (for a fee), free airport shuttle.

4. Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

Contemporary, pet-friendly hotel near Sea-Tac. Amenities include a lobby cocktail bar (with billiards tables and shuffle board), fitness center, seasonal sun terrace, and free on-site parking and airport shuttle.

Hotel at Seattle Airport Terminal.

The Radisson Seattle Airport is the closest hotel to the terminal. An easy 5-minute walk from the Departures level. (There’s also a free airport shuttle.)

5. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Friendly and well-located hotel walkable to a small casino and a lovely lakeside park. No restaurant, but there’s a convenient mini-market and laundry facilities for guest use. Complimentary breakfast, parking (with EV charging station), and airport shuttle.

6. Zone Hotel SeaTac Airport

Good mid-range airport hotel with convenient amenities. Rooms are clean and newish, with spacious bathrooms. Guests have access to a fitness center, laundry facilities, and a mini-mart on site. Free parking, breakfast buffet, and airport shuttle.

7. Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle

Comfortable hotel with indoor pool and easy airport access. Amenities include a laundry room, fitness center, business center, and complimentary hot breakfast. Free airport shuttle and secure garage parking.

8. Coast Gateway Hotel

Quiet and comfortable pet-friendly hotel right next to SeaTac airport. Coast Gateway has an in-house alehouse restaurant/bar as well as a fitness center. Continental breakfast, overnight parking, and 24-hour airport shuttle are all included in price of booking.

9. Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport

Modern hotel located across from the airport and adjacent to light rail, with easy access to downtown. Great restaurant/bar and fitness center on site, and free airport shuttle service. Secure self-parking is available for a daily fee.

10. Seattle Airport Marriott

Large, recently-renovated hotel one mile from SeaTac, with free airport shuttle. This hotel has two restaurants: one cafe/grill and one offering Pacific Northwest cuisine. There’s a 24-hour fitness center and large, bright lobby atrium. Breakfast and parking are available at an extra charge.

11. La Quinta by Wyndham Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

Good value pet-friendly SeaTac hotel. Family-friendly amenities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, and laundry facilities. King suites sleep up to 5. Free breakfast, airport shuttle, and on-site parking – including for RVs, buses, and trucks.

12. DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

Large, comfortable hotel near the Seattle airport with outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Rooms are spacious and pet and kid-friendly; Family Rooms sleep up to 6. Dining options include a cafe, grill, and mini-market, or walk to restaurants (and light rail). Free airport shuttle, secure parking for an additional charge.

13. Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

Well-located SeaTac hotel, walkable to light rail and the airport via sky bridge – or take the complimentary shuttle. Guests enjoy the heated outdoor pool, on-site steakhouse and mini-market, fitness center, and 2 private outdoor courtyards. Covered, secure parking is available, but extra.

14. Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport

Traditional, clean, and pet-friendly hotel across from SeaTac airport. Rooms are spacious and have microwaves and mini-fridges. There’s a fitness center and complimentary airport shuttle, as well as secure parking (for a fee).

15. Ramada by Wyndham SeaTac Airport

Clean, budget hotel close to the airport. Rooms are spacious, if a bit dated; many sleep up to 5 guests. Complimentary airport shuttle, in-house Asian restaurant, fitness center, free parking.

The 3 Best Hotels near Shopping and Seattle Airport

The 3 hotels below are walking distance to shopping, and 10 minutes or less from the airport. Westfield Southcenter Mall is a higher-end 2-level indoor shopping mall with more than 200 stores & eateries plus a multiplex with IMAX. Southcenter Square is a smaller mall, offering bargain retailers like Kohl’s and Nordstrom Rack. There are several other large chain stores in the immediate area.

Hotel Interurban – Southcenter

Large, modern hotel with indoor pool. Rooms are clean, stylish, and comfortable; guests can dine at the hotel restaurant or in-house cafe. 24-hour fitness center, onsite (fee) parking with EV charging stations, free airport transport. 10-minute walk to Westfield Southcenter Mall, 20 minutes to Southcenter Square.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – Southcenter

Convenient, all-suite hotel with great amenities. Indoor heated pool, 3 dining options (bar/pub, cafe, and Northwest-inspired restaurant), fitness center, free shuttle to the airport and nearby shopping – though both malls are under a 10-minute walk away.

Home2 Suites by Hilton – Southcenter

Great all-suite hotel with indoor saline pool. All units have fully-equipped kitchens and separated living areas. Amenities include free breakfast and airport transfer, fitness center, mini market, and outdoor courtyard with grills for guest use. 10 minutes from Southcenter Square, 20 minutes from Westfield Southcenter on foot.

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