Seattle used to be a series of valleys that were densely forested and covered by red cedar, Western hemlock and Douglas fir. SoDo used to be mudflats, and Pioneer Square was more like an island. Located in America's scenic northwest, Seattle is home to all sorts of culture, trendy shopping, and eating - along with plenty of great waterfront views.
Seattle accommodation could offer the visitor a small B&B with home cooked breakfasts and sweet bedspreads, green hotels with bamboo and yoga studios, modern, elegant and sleek properties, or awe-inspiring grand vintage hotels.
Top Attractions of Seattle
No trip to Seattle is complete without visiting the Space Needle. At the top, you will get an amazing panoramic view of the city. And, the Space Needle is also home to a gourmet restaurant that rotates - so that you can get a different view with each course! You can stay at Seattle City Centre Hotels for best access to this attraction.
Colman Pool is a Seattle landmark and has been open since 1941. The saltwater pool is found in Lincoln Park, giving swimmers mountain and ocean views. An old gas boiler heats the pool to a constant 85 degrees.
If you're into a mix of pop culture and history, take a trip to the very first Starbucks. That's right… You've seen them on virtually every corner, but Starbucks got its start in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle back in 1971.
But that's not all that Pike Place has to offer. The Market is also home to dozens of local restaurants, antiques, and handmade crafts. It offers a one-stop taste of the entire city!
Parks and The Great Outdoors
Seattle isn't just a thriving city; it's also home to some beautiful natural views, too. Seward Park is one of the best places to see them. Situated on its own peninsula in Lake Washington, Seward Park has more than 300 acres of forest land - including eagles' nests, hiking trails, and even an art studio.
Alki Beach was where the first settlers landed in Seattle back in 1851. The beach stretches for 2.5 miles alongside the coastline of Seattle.
Mount Rainier is a splendid national treasure. It has miles of hiking trails that wind through barren terrain and dense forests, past tumbling streams and placid lakes. Day trips can be organized as well as camping trips that are longer than a week. During the wintertime cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular pastimes. A history museum and historic inn add to the attractions of Mount Rainier.
Seattle accommodation offers high-rise chains or even boutique inns to make guests comfortable. Budget minded visitors might have been noticing better prices than in previous years. Hotels, including cheap hotels in Seattle, have been responding with special packages and lower prices. Sensible extras such as meal vouchers or free parking can also be enjoyed. Many hotel restaurants and bars also offer happy hours, with the emphasis on cocktails and also food. Accommodation in Seattle is generally getting more stylish.
If you want accommodations that have you close to the action - and give you a great view - choose from one of the many Seattle hotels that face the Puget Sound.
Or, if you're looking to stay in an area that's a little more laid back, head to Mercer Island. Located right in the middle of Lake Washington, Mercer Island has a casual atmosphere - but is close enough to the downtown area, so that you won't feel like you're missing anything! Staying at Seattle Downtown Hotels would be ideal if casual is what you're after.