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1. Inn At The Market – Pike Place Market
The best boutique hotel in Seattle. Recently refurbished and located right in Pike Place Market, surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Spacious, modern rooms with immaculate bathrooms. Amazing views from west-facing rooms and the 5th floor rooftop patio over the Market and across Elliott Bay.
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2. Alexis Hotel – Downtown
A casually chic option, near Pike Place Market and all major downtown attractions. Spacious guest rooms are stylish and quiet, specialty suites are fantastic. In-house bar and cafe, daily wine hour, and complimentary bike rental offered.
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3. Hotel Sorrento – First Hill
Seattle’s most charming boutique hotel, in an old world (but newly refurbished) building situated a little uphill from downtown but still within easy walking distance. Gorgeous wood-paneled lobby, designer suites, and spacious guest rooms with period details and white marble bathrooms. Comfortably elegant restaurant and lounge.
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4. Hotel Max – Downtown
Fun, modern hotel with an edgy, artsy vibe. Guest rooms are small, but comfortable and well-appointed. The lobby has a thoughtfully curated pop art collection and daily craft beer happy hour. 5th floor rooms include Crosley record players and a selection of Sup Pop vinyl. Located near transit, shopping, and Pike Place Market; very dog-friendly.
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5. Hotel Andra – Belltown
Comfortable and contemporary design, with Scandinavian-chic decor. Well-appointed rooms in many size options from studios to spacious suites. Celebrity chef-owned restaurant, attached cooking school. Unbeatable location close to Pike Place Market, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
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6. The State Hotel – Pike Place Market
91-room boutique hotel within a lovingly-restored 1902 building. Pleasing Mid-century meets Art-Deco decor, with lots of local and bespoke artwork. Excellent and reasonably-priced on-site restaurant, 8th-floor rooftop terrace with amazing views over the Market and Puget Sound. Unbeatable location for restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing – just one block from Pike Place Market.
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7. Hotel Theodore – Downtown
Refurbished historic property with modern/art deco decor and peek-a-boo views of Puget Sound and the Space Needle from higher floors. Their great in-house restaurant/lounge serves Pacific Northwest cuisine, with emphasis on local seafood and produce. Nightly aperitivo hour in the lobby. Ideal location for shopping, restaurants, and theater; 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market.
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8. Palihotel – Downtown
Charming and comfortable spot directly across the street from Pike Place Market. Plant-filled lobby, curated vintage furniture collection, in-house restaurant and coffee bar. Rooms have mini Smeg fridges and vintage telephones, but e-tablet controls keep things current. Connecting bunk bed rooms (either to a king room or more bunk beds) are a great option for families or friend groups.
9. Hotel Monaco – Downtown
A trendy and modern hotel in a prime location within walking distance to all downtown attractions. Spacious and stylish guest rooms, vibrant and welcoming lobby, good restaurant, daily wine hour, and free bike rental. Extremely pet and kid-friendly.
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10. Mayflower Park Hotel – Downtown
A lovely historic property with loads of charm and a cheaper price tag than most others in the heart of downtown. Elegant old-world furnishing, gorgeous lobby bar, gracious staff, and easy access to all transit (there’s a light rail station adjacent to the hotel). Rooms are small but clean and well-appointed, with period details. Unbeatable location for shopping and downtown sightseeing.
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11. Hotel Ballard – Ballard
An elegant and friendly hotel in one of Seattle’s most fun neighborhoods, 7 miles north of downtown, and surrounded by great local pubs, hip cafes, trendy delicious restaurants, top notch live music – and almost no tourists. Huge and gorgeous attached fitness center with pool.
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12. Ace Hotel – Belltown
Hip and modern lodging in the trendy neighborhood of Belltown, surrounded by some of the city’s coolest bars and restaurants and a 5-minute walk to both the Market and the Needle. High ceilings, wood floors, original artwork, minimalist design, and daily waffle breakfast. The Ace is one of the cheapest boutique hotels downtown (especially for their Euro-style, shared-bath guest rooms).
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