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Updated: October 21, 2021
The State Hotel is a 91-room boutique property within a lovingly-restored 1902 building just one block from Pike Place Market. The decor is a pleasing blend of Mid-century and Art-Deco styles, with local and bespoke artwork featuring prominently throughout. Their excellent and reasonably-priced on-site restaurant, Ben Paris, has an innovative cocktail menu and daily happy hour. 8th-floor guest rooms feature terraces, alongside a communal rooftop terrace offering amazing views over the Market and Puget Sound that’s open to all. Unbeatable location for restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing.
State Hotel Seattle – The Basics
- Location: Fantastic downtown location, just a block from Pike Place Market. Loads of great shopping, restaurants, bars, cafes, and attractions within close walking distance. The nearest Link light rail stop is Westlake Station, a 3-minute walk away.
- Ages: The State Hotel welcomes all ages, and offers complimentary portable cribs on request.
- Pet Policy: Dogs 50 pounds and less are welcome for a non-refundable fee of $30 per stay, limit 2 per room. Dogs must remain on leash at all times. Dog-friendly rooms are limited and subject to availability, and dogs are not permitted in the hotel restaurant.
- View: Splendid views over Pike Place Market and Puget Sound to the west, and dynamic city views to the east from higher floors.
- Parking: Curbside curbside valet is available for $49/night. Self parking is $20/night.
- Nice Perks: Communal rooftop terrace with great views, virtual concierge, complimentary welcome drink, complimentary 24/7 coffee in the lobby, late-night snack cart.
- When to Book: Two months in advance during the April-September cruise season, and during the December holidays. Two weeks in advance October-March.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (206) 513-7300
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: statehotel.com
State Hotel Seattle – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: Small but well-equipped basement fitness center featuring True-brand treadmill and elliptical machines, Peloton bike, free weights, and yoga equipment.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
State Hotel Seattle – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Ben Paris is the State Hotel’s in-house restaurant, serving upscale American fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Ben Paris features an open kitchen, as well as high ceilings, tall windows, and an innovative cocktail list. Reservations recommended for weekend dinner. Open 6:30am-10pm Sunday to Thursday, 6:30am-11pm Friday and Saturday. Daily happy hour 4pm-5:30pm.
- Lounge/Bar: Full bar with dedicated bar seating in Ben Paris restaurant. Additionally, the State Hotel offers roving “bar-cart” room service with innovative cocktails.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served in Ben Paris restaurant (or via room service) from 6:30am-11:30am Monday to Friday, 6:30am-9:00am Saturday & Sunday. Weekend brunch is offered in the restaurant from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Fresh coffee is available in the lobby 24/7.
- Room Service: Available during Ben Paris restaurant hours. Outside of restaurant hours, there is a late-night snack cart that can be summoned via the virtual concierge service.
State Hotel Seattle – Rooms
- Room Types: Micro Queen • Queen • King • City View King • Water View Micro Queen • Water View Queen • Water View King • Terrace King • Terrace King Suite • List of all rooms
- Room Tips: Coffee makers and refrigerators can be added to any guest room on advance request.
- Smoking Rooms: State Hotel Seattle is 100% Smoke free.
- For Families: There are no adjoining rooms at the State Hotel, no rooms with two beds, and no additional beds can be added to any room. Portable cribs are available by advance request.
- Accessible Rooms: City View King and Terrace King Suites are accessible.
- Best Room: The Terrace King Suite features two entrances, a spacious living area with meeting desk and powder room, and a wraparound rooftop terrace with excellent city and water views.
State Hotel Seattle – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Seattle Locks Cruise – Fun and informative boat tour from Seattle’s waterfront, through the Ballard Locks, and into Lake Union. (Or the same tour in the opposite direction.)
- Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide – Fantastic private tour of Seattle’s best food. Starts in Pike Place Market and takes in all the culinary highlights of downtown Seattle.
- City Highlights Tour – Wonderful three-hour tour of Seattle’s top attractions. (Visit Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and more.)
- Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour – Awesome tour of the specialty shops and top restaurants in Pike Place Market and a few surrounding streets.
- Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream – Adorable old-fashioned ice cream parlor featuring local small batch and organic products. 3-minute walk.
- Sushi Kashiba – Seattle’s best sushi – line up early for a coveted seat at the bar. 4-minute walk.
- Kastoori Grill – Awesome Indian food, no alcohol. 4-minute walk.
- Maximilien – Expertly-prepared French fine dining with panoramic Puget Sound views. 5-minute walk.
- Matt’s in the Market – Fabulous NW cuisine, iconic Market view. 5-minute walk.
- Place Pigalle – Classic French cuisine hidden in Pike Place Market, romantic date-night spot. 5-minute walk.
- The Pink Door – Italian, view balcony, and late-night cabaret. 5-minute walk.
- Le Pichet – Wonderful and charming French bistro. 6-minute walk.
- Macrina Bakery – Delicious treats (try the coconut cream pie). 12-minute walk.
Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Radiator Whiskey – Hip, trendy Pike Place Market hangout with whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rye, beer, wine, and food. 2-minute walk.
- Alibi Room – The coolest bar in Pike Place Market, opposite Gum Wall. 3-minute walk.
- Kells Irish Bar – Lively bar/restaurant on Post Alley in Pike Place Market, often has live music. 5-minute walk.
- Old Stove Brewery – Great views and good beer in Pike Place Market. 6-minute walk.
- Purple Wine Bar – Best wine bar in Seattle, great food and huge wine list. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Robot vs. Sloth – Quirky, adorable handmade kids’ toys and home goods. 3-minute walk.
- Goorin Bros. Hat Shop – Handmade hats: fancy to casual, fedoras to caps. 4-minute walk.
- Metsker Maps – Maps, globes, puzzles, postcards; local and worldwide. 4-minute walk.
- Truffle Queen – Pike Place Market shop and cafe featuring truffles and specialty vinegars. A must for foodies. 4-minute walk.
- Sur la Table – Their flagship store is jam-packed with high-end cookware, cutlery, and culinary appliances. 4-minute walk.
- Beechers Handmade Cheese – Delicious artisinal cheese, crafted on site. 4-minute walk.
- Pike Place Market – Stalls selling local and handmade crafts, jewelry, toys, and flowers line the first level main corridor. 5-minute walk.
- DeLaurenti – Specialty European import food and wine shop, in Pike Place Market at 1st and Pike, across from the newsstand. 5-minute walk.
- Eighth Generation – Pike Place market atrium shop selling beautiful and authentic Native American wool blankets, jewelry, t-shirts, and fine arts. 5-minute walk.
- Golden Age Collectibles – Comic books, games, and pop culture collectibles. Located in Pike Place Market, two floors down from the big neon clock. 5-minute walk.
- Market Magic Shop – Gifts and supplies for aspiring magicians and practical jokers. If you ask nicely, the salesperson at the counter will perform a trick for you. Pike Place Market lower level. 6-minute walk.
- Jack Straw Inc. – Hip, upscale clothing boutique for women and men. 6-minute walk.
- Indi Chocolate – Bean-to-bar, small batch chocolate shop and factory. Look for it in Pike Place Market’s new MarketFront addition. 6-minute walk.
- Nordstrom – The local department store’s flagship location, featuring 4 restaurants, a day spa, and personal stylist services. 7-minute walk.
- Pacific Place – Upscale shopping center with 11-screen AMC movie theater. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Target – Discount department store with grocery and pharmacy, directly across the street from the hotel. 2-minute walk.
- Pike Place Market – One block away, with dozens of fruit stalls, bakeries, and specialty food shops; hours are more limited than a typical grocery store. 5-minute walk.
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