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, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All the hotel recommendations have been referenced with adequate customer reviews. The ratings you see here is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars. As such, you should have high confidence in our choices.

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!   

If you like our list of best places to stay in Seattle, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Portland or the best hotels in Nashville.

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  • 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.

  • 4.6 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.”

  • 4.8 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.

  • 4.4 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.

  • 4.7 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.

  • 4.2 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.

  • 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.”

  • 4.3 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.

FAQ

Where 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.
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. 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 the Four Seasons Hotel. The hotel has excellent recent reviews by families.