Seattle Travel Guide › Kid-Friendly Hotels
Updated: February 4, 2022
Seattle Hotels for Families – Where To Stay
- The best time to visit Seattle is from May to October.
- Booking.com – The best site for booking Seattle hotels for families.
- The best area to stay for families visiting Seattle is downtown and north towards Seattle Center. As a rule of thumb, try to stay near Seattle Center or within 5 blocks of Pike Place Market – but not on the waterfront which is inconveniently cut off from downtown even though it appears on the map to be close.
- Best luxury hotel for families: The Four Seasons (downtown and steps from Pike Place Market)
- Best cheap hotels for families: Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown • Space Needle Travelodge
- Good quality restaurants in downtown Seattle that are kid-friendly include Von’s Gustobistro (a bar/restaurant/distillery with great food), Alibi Room (even more bar-like than Von’s, great happy hour food), Serious Pie (awesome pizza, beer, and desserts), Pike Brewing Company (good pub food and beer).
- The best playground near downtown is Artists at Play – at Seattle Center (a 20 minute walk from downtown or take the Monorail).
7 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Seattle
1. Four Seasons – luxury
Phone: +1 (206) 749-7000
Suites are large and beautiful and will comfortably sleep a family of four. The outdoor pool has views of the waterfront (and the pool is heated too so you can swim all year round). There’s a jacuzzi, spa, and fitness center. Bay View rooms look out over the waterfront, passing ferries, and the Seattle ferris wheel (city views look the opposite way). The hotel is steps from Pike Place Market with the Seattle Art Museum, many restaurants, and shopping all within a short walk.
2. The Westin – luxury
Phone: +1 (206) 728-1000
A great hotel in a great location. Close to the malls, shopping, great restaurants, and monorail in downtown Seattle. Fantastic views of the water, city, and mountains (the hotel’s twin towers are 47 floors high). Many great restaurants within 2 or 3 blocks (Serious Pie is the best and has amazing pizza, beer, and desserts). The pool is indoor and very kid-friendly.
3. Kimpton Alexis Hotel – luxury
Phone: +1 (206) 624-3646
This is an awesome boutique hotel (but still family-friendly) with loads of charm and huge suites. The Hotel 1000, directly across the street, gets more press but I think the Alexis is warmer and friendlier. Pike Place is a 5-minute walk in one direction and Pioneer Square the same in the other. The Bookstore Bar & Cafe is one of the coolest bars in downtown Seattle and specializes in high-end whiskeys – kids are allowed on the cafe side.
4. Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium – midrange
Phone: +1 (206) 204-9800
Great location for Seahawks, Mariners, or Sounders games. (But a little out of the way to see the rest of the city’s attractions.) Light rail, a few restaurants, and a family-friendly brewery are nearby. A free shuttle will take guests anywhere in Seattle. Heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi are kid-friendly. King suites are large. As I say, this is a great hotel to see a football, baseball, or soccer game but if that’s not a priority then look at the Silver Cloud in South Lake Union.
5. Residence Inn – midrange
Phone: +1 (206) 624-6000
1 and 2-bedroom suites sleep a family of four, five, or six. Full kitchen, nice pool, free breakfast, and happy hour. Walking distance to the very cool (and kid-friendly) Museum of History and Industry and the streetcar to downtown goes right by the hotel.
6. The Maxwell – midrange
Phone: +1 (206) 286-0629
Fun, family-friendly hotel with lots of character. Junior Suites have 2 queen beds and a sofa bed. There’s a neighborhood feel to the surroundings and the hotel is walking distance to Seattle Center, the monorail, many restaurants, and 3 grocery stores. A complimentary shuttle bus takes guests pretty much anywhere in the city. Free parking and free wi-fi. The swimming pool is small but still nice for a dip. Pizza joint connected to the hotel.
7. Mediterranean Inn – budget
Phone: +1 (206) 428-4700
Good value hotel very close to Seattle Center and a large Safeway. Rooms have kitchenettes and there’s 24-hour guest laundry. Free coffee, bottled water, and microwave popcorn.
More Seattle Hotels for Families
From June to September Seattle’s best hotels can be booked solid. Here are a few more hotels with triples, quads, or family rooms if the above hotels are fully booked.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
King and 2-bedroom suites (2 queen, 1 sofa bed) sleep 5+. Free breakfast.
- Homewood Suites Downtown
2-bedroom suites sleep 6 (1 full, 1 king, 1 sofa bed). 1-bedroom suites sleep a family of five. Free breakfast, full kitchens in every suite.
- Courtyard Downtown Lake Union
King and double rooms sleep 4. Indoor pool, jacuzzi.
- Holiday Inn Seattle
Family rooms sleep 4. Breakfast included. Small pool.
Apartments for Families in Seattle
- Staybridge Suites Seattle – Fremont
Two-bedroom suites sleep families of 4 to 6. All units have kitchens, washer/dryer, and free-wifi. Parking is not free but is cheaper than any of the downtown hotels.
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