Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Seattle

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Seattle as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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  • 4.8 Inn At The Market Seattle

    Inn at the Market, Seattle

    Frommers

    “Connoisseurs of Seattle hotels have been enjoying Inn at the Market since it opened in 1986. One of the best small hotels in the Pacific Northwest, this charming hotel overlooking the Pike Place Market is one of the most romantic small hotels in the city.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Seattle.

  • 4.7 Four Seasons Seattle

    Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle

    Fodors

    “Seattle’s Four Seasons location overlooks Elliott Bay and the Puget Sound. From the modern Northwest-inspired design to the posh spa and infinity-edge pool, the hotel, which occupies the first 10 floors of a 21-story residential high-rise, offers an ultra-luxurious Seattle experience.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Seattle.

  • 4.6 Hotel Andra Seattle

    Hotel Ändra, Seattle

    New York Times

    “A Downtown Scandinavian-themed boutique property with 119 guest rooms, two restaurants and a Northwest-meets-Nordic design aesthetic featuring Alvar Aalto-designed lounge chairs and stacked firewood beside the lobby’s large granite fireplace.”

  • 4.6 Fairmont Olympic Seattle

    The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

    Frommers

    “Covering an entire city block smack-dab in the heart of downtown, the Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s grande dame of hotels and the place to stay if you want a traditional, full-service, grand hotel experience. The majesty, opulence and scale of its lobby and the Georgian Room is simply unparalleled.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Seattle.

  • 4.5 Bacon Mansion B&B Seattle

    Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Seattle

    Lonely Planet

    “A 1909 Tudor mansion whose imposing exterior belies the quirky charm of its friendly hosts, this four-level B&B on a quiet residential street just past the Capitol Hill action is one of the best in the area.”

  • 4.4 Pan Pacific Seattle

    Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle

    Fodors

    “Featuring views of the Space Needle and Seattle’s sleek South Lake Union neighborhood–home to tech behemoth Amazon’s HQ, among many other companies–the sustainability-minded Pan Pacific is a stylish contemporary option not far from the Downtown core.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Seattle.

  • 4.4 Arctic Club Seattle

    The Arctic Club Hotel, Seattle

    Fodors

    “This meticulously kept hotel just steps from historic Pioneer Square exudes charm and character. The handsome nine-story Beaux-Arts building, famous for the terracotta walrus heads that line its third floor, was originally commissioned in 1916 as an HQ for The Arctic Club.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Seattle.

  • 4.3 Hotel Ballard Inn Seattle

    Hotel Ballard Inn, Seattle

    Lonely Planet

    “Ballard’s glittering designer hotel, which opened in May 2013, exemplifies the neighborhood’s upward rise. The seduction begins outside: Hotel Ballard has a lovely street profile, with its wrought-iron balconies blending in with the redbrick edifices of yore.”

  • 4.3 Theodore Hotel Seattle

    Hotel Theodore, Seattle

    New York Times

    “The Hotel Theodore is a refined 153-room property that reopened in 2017 after a style-minded renovation. In the Art Deco tower that formerly housed the Roosevelt Hotel, guests are now surrounded by Seattle-sourced products, from a collection of local art and artifacts to house-roasted beans in the on-site coffee shop.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Seattle.

  • 4.2 Sorrento Hotel Seattle

    Sorrento Hotel, Seattle

    Frommers

    “The Sorrento is a hotel full of charming period details and rooms that convey personality rather than conformity, with carved wood moldings, restored vintage furniture, and white marble bathrooms with porcelain pedestal sinks and full-length mirrors.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Seattle.

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Price (usd)

Inn at the Market, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
186 euro 165 gbp 230 usd 24380 jpy 179 cad 179 aud 1800 hkd 303 sgd 216 chf 1460 cny 1897 sek 1389 dkk 1791 nok

Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.7
429 euro 381 gbp 530 usd 56180 jpy 413 cad 413 aud 4149 hkd 699 sgd 498 chf 3365 cny 4372 sek 3201 dkk 4128 nok

Hotel Ändra, Seattle

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
132 euro 118 gbp 164 usd 17384 jpy 127 cad 127 aud 1284 hkd 216 sgd 154 chf 1041 cny 1353 sek 990 dkk 1277 nok

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
182 euro 162 gbp 225 usd 23850 jpy 175 cad 175 aud 1761 hkd 297 sgd 211 chf 1428 cny 1856 sek 1359 dkk 1752 nok

Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
162 euro 144 gbp 200 usd 21200 jpy 156 cad 156 aud 1566 hkd 264 sgd 188 chf 1270 cny 1650 sek 1208 dkk 1558 nok

Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers

4.4
141 euro 126 gbp 175 usd 18550 jpy 136 cad 136 aud 1370 hkd 231 sgd 164 chf 1111 cny 1443 sek 1057 dkk 1363 nok

The Arctic Club Hotel, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers

4.4
182 euro 162 gbp 225 usd 23850 jpy 175 cad 175 aud 1761 hkd 297 sgd 211 chf 1428 cny 1856 sek 1359 dkk 1752 nok

Hotel Ballard Inn, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.3
113 euro 100 gbp 140 usd 14840 jpy 109 cad 109 aud 1096 hkd 184 sgd 131 chf 889 cny 1155 sek 845 dkk 1090 nok

Hotel Theodore, Seattle

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.3
137 euro 122 gbp 170 usd 18020 jpy 132 cad 132 aud 1331 hkd 224 sgd 159 chf 1079 cny 1402 sek 1026 dkk 1324 nok

Sorrento Hotel, Seattle

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.2
141 euro 126 gbp 175 usd 18550 jpy 136 cad 136 aud 1370 hkd 231 sgd 164 chf 1111 cny 1443 sek 1057 dkk 1363 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Seattle?

Seattle is known for its unique diversified culture, excellent foods, art scenes, and more. But it is a big city and has a lot of best neighborhoods. For those who are visiting here for the first time, it can be challenging for them to the best one. However, this article can guide you in finding the neighborhood. Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful stay or explore the top attractions of Seattle, you have arrived at the right place. So, let's have a look into some of the best neighborhoods.

Top 5 neighborhoods in Seattle

Queen Anne
Located in the center of Seattle, equipped with most beautiful attractions and landmarks, Queen Anne is a perfect place to stay in Seattle. In fact, it is considered as the heaven of Seattle. This is the neighborhood where you can enjoy the real beauty of the city. Some of the attractions that you can find here are the Seattle Monorails, discovery park, Seattle Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture, and more. You will definitely appreciate your visit to Queen Anne.

Belltown
Belltown is surrounded by some significant locations such as Downton Seattle, Belltown, and Queen Anne. It is the fashionable district in Seattle and houses bars, restaurants, clubs and boutiques. Want to enjoy the beautiful culture and a perfect nightlife? Choose this place. Balling on the budget? Don’t worry. Belltown has some budget-friendly hostels where you have an affordable stay. The place gives you the chance to enjoy every aspect of Seattle without stretching your pocket.

Pioneer Square
Want to enjoy the nightlife in Seattle? Then head toward Pioneer Square. It is the oldest neighborhood and central business district of Seattle. Here you will witness a contemporary living style combined with the rich history of Seattle. The place has classic architectures and a lot of historic charms that you will love to explore. An area perfect for unlimited fun and excitements, you will find bars and pubs where you can do party all-night. Choose this neighborhood for a fantastic night out.

Capitol Hill
The coolest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, is situated on the north side of Downtown. With its friendly and diversified atmosphere, it is a great place to stay in Seattle. Capitol Hill is also considered as the heat of the infamous musical culture of Seattle. The area boasts cafes, bars, nightclubs, theatres and more. It has something for all music lovers. Do you love shopping? Mover toward Pine corridor of Capitol Hills where you can find unlimited shops and boutique.

Downtown Seattle
This is the heart of Seattle and a perfect place for families. Downtown Seattle houses market places, famous landmarks, and much more things. As the place is not so large, you can explore it on foot. Just a take a short morning or evening walk, and you can enjoy the best of Seattle. Some major attractions that you can find here are Seattle Aquarium, the Paramount Theatre, Central Library, and more.

Just choose the place based on your requirements or likes and get ready to explore Seattle. Have a great stay in the city.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Seattle.

What is the best luxury hotel in Seattle?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Seattle, then go for Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

What is the best budget hotel in Seattle?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Seattle, then book Hotel Ballard Inn. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Seattle?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Seattle that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

How much does it cost to stay in a Seattle hotel?

If you're looking for a 3-star hotel in Seattle then you'll have to pay around $250 per night. For a 4-star hotel you have to pay about $315 per night and if you're looking for a luxury 5-star Seattle hotel that will cost your about $475 per night.

Which Seattle hotel is the best for couples?

If you're looking for a romantic get-away in Seattle, then try the Inn at the Market. The hotel has excellent recent reviews from couples.

Which Seattle hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The hotel has excellent customer reviews about the views from the hotel.

Which Seattle hotel is the best for families?

If you're looking to visit Seattle with your family, then try Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The hotel has excellent recent reviews by families.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour. Discover Seattle’s original neighborhood, Pioneer Square, on this guided walking tour. Explore the underground pathways that were built in the southwest corner of the Emerald City more than 120 years ago. Price: $29.

Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour. Embark on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market with a local chef guide. Stop at 10 different artisanal vendors; learning about local production and tasting your way through the flavors of the Northwest. Price: $56.

Whale Watching from Friday Harbor. Get up close with the orca whales off the San Juan Islands near Seattle on this 4-hour whale-watching cruise. Price: $114.

More things to do in Seattle

About Seattle

Welcome to the birthplace of innovation and elegance, Seattle! You got some of the richest people in the world such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos from Seattle. Located on the west coast of the United States, this seaport city is considered as one of the fastest-growing major cities in the US.

Fresh ingredients for unique tastes

The notable attractions which can catch your attention in Seattle are the Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture. The Pike Place Market is suited for visitors who have a knack for the fusion of American cuisine with other delicacies. The different restaurants in Pike Place Market are known for sourcing fresh ingredients directly from the suppliers. Most important of all, the chefs are well aware of the ingredients used in their dishes.

A mix of diversities

The different neighborhoods in Seattle show a blend of different eccentricities. It is like interacting with a family that has various members with unique traits. For example, Capitol Hill is always socially abuzz with various events while the Pioneer Square is known for a rustic yet antique feel. Similarly, Fremont, Ballard, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, and West Seattle are important members of this family. You need to experience them all to know Seattle better!

The cradle of innovation

Innovation finds a completely new definition in Seattle with the rise of many micro-businesses. Just when you thought that Seattle gave Microsoft and Amazon, a grassroots movement for innovation is making strides in Seattle. Now, you can find weed dispensaries, vegan ice-cream, and craft cider manufacturers in Seattle. So, come visit Seattle to get some more of it!   

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Seattle. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Seattle, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Portland or the best hotels in Nashville.