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Seattle hotel suggestions

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Seattle hotel suggestions

I am looking for a hotel in Seattle for Wed. July 11 check-in and Thursday July 13 check-out. There will be 3 of us, me and my two daughters, 18 and 11 years old. We will have a car and be there for 2 days before heading to Olympic Peninsula for a week. We will be exploring downtown and also have Chihuly Garden and Glass, Glassworks Park, Discovery Park and U of Washington on our wish list as time allows. I want a safe place to stay. I got sticker shock at the rates for major chain hotels that have come up when doing internet search. Can anyone recommend a hotel that I may have not heard of? I am willing to stay outside of downtown if necessary, but would like to be in a nice area where you can walk if possible. Rate of about $150 per night would be great, but not sure if even realistic.

Edited: 19 June 2018, 03:55
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sydney, australia
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11. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

We got a good deal ($157 per night, all inclusive) at the Baroness Hotel (good reviews) at 1005 Spring Street, via booking.com, for our forthcoming trip. That doesn't include parking though - I think they have parking nearby for about $24 a day.

Worth checking out.

Good luck.

Seattle, Washington
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12. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

I realize my suggestions are not the desired price point.. I'm naming some places to consider outside of the downtown area, addressing the concerns for walkable and safe.

I assume the OP has come to terms with the fact that there are no $150/night accommodations in July.

Please don't be so quick to 'scold'.. We all are trying to help.

Seattle, Washington
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13. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

I was going to suggest the Pineapple Hospitality properties or the Silver Cloud in the U.District as I suspected that the trip might be related to a college visit for the OP's 18 y.o. But all three were in the mid to upper 200's for their dates.

I ran the dates on the TA accommodations search. I set the filter for less than $250. Then I sorted by ranking. The best reviewed hotel in the list in that price range was the Georgetown Inn. It has rooms for $159. Georgetown is just adjoining the north end of Boeing Field. It is kind of a hip and arty enclave. There are some good places to eat, a good record store, Fantagraphics books, a bunch of galleries (the neighborhood has a big art walk called Georgetown Art Attack -- the attached map shows a lot of the main businesses in the neighborhood) Fran's chocolate factory and the cool Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. Adults enjoy the neighborhood's several breweries and Charles Smith wines. The neighborhood itself is not packed with attractions as such but there are a few, like Oxbow Park, the Connections Museum (formerly the museum of communications), and the Georgetown Steam Plant (currently limited days and hours) and the world class Museum of Flight is not far.














The property is not fancy but they try and they seem to make a lot of traveler's happy.



(I am including Booking.com not as an endorsement of their service but just to compare reviews)

It is about a 5.5 mile drive into the city from Georgetown Inn to Pike Place Market but you drive through SoDo, the stadium area and through or past the International District and Pioneer Square. You can see the skyline or, depending on the route, the container port. You can also get into downtown using the 124 bus.

It is kind of a neat option I think. I think your 18 year old in particular may get a kick out of the indie vibe of the neighborhood.

Edited: 20 June 2018, 23:45
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14. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

<Please don't be so quick to 'scold'.>

I did not 'scold' anyone... just pointed out the suggestions are double their requested nightly budget.

Edited: 20 June 2018, 23:49
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15. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

Thank you everyone! I ended up booking Mediterranean Inn in lower Queen Anne. Got it for $270 a night plus $21 parking. Hampton Inn up north is about same price. Seems like we can walk places, on the bus line and have easy access to our car if we want it.

Reservation is refundable so I can change my mind!

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16. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

We opted for an Airbnb in Fremont. It’s been easy to either drive places (Ballard, WA Park Arboretum, U of WA) and really easy to Lyft into town- takes 10-15 minutes depending on traffic for us. We saved a lot going Airbnb, there are a lot of restaurants and some sights in walking distance (like the Troll and Theo’s Chocolate tour) and have appreciated saving $ and having extra space over a hotel. My crew doesn’t actually like being downtown so this worked out.

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17. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

The Mediterranean gets pretty good reviews. You will be a short walk from Seattle Center (Space Needle, monorail, MoPop, Chihuly Garden and Glass, etc.). Olympic Sculpture Park is also walkable (a half mile). There are a number of restaurants in the blocks around the hotel including Taylor Shellfish (owned by a large shellfish farming operation) and the iconic Dick's (a hamburger place). There are also several good places to get coffee. If you are desperate there is a Starbucks basically right there at the hotel. But you and the daughters I think would much prefer going to the uber-cool La Marzocco a tenth of a mile to the east (right next to Key Arena and the edge of Seattle Center) at the even more cool KEXP studios. La Marzocco is an Italian company that makes espresso machines. In the late 1970s an American from Seattle started exclusively distributing the machines and eventually ended up buying the company. La Marzocco USA is based in Seattle. The flagship cafe is a showroom for some of their machines, a small museum about the company and most importantly a cafe with a unique approach. The company brings in different coffee roasters every month to sell their coffee in the cafe. So you may get to try an up and coming roaster from Seattle (of which there are something like 20+), LA, Portland, Mexico City, Austin ... The current roaster is Sweet Bloom from Lakewood, CO.

And as an alternative Uptown Espresso is just a block up Queen Anne Ave.

BTW KEXP is a real indie powerhouse. They are so central to the music scene in Seattle. They give studio tours. They host lights in the attic records in the gathering space and they have regular live music. They have in-studio sets you can go to and also periodically sets in the gathering space (the area between the studio booth and La Marzocco)






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18. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

I had searched and searched various website including Kayak, Hotwire, Priceline, Costco etc. due to the same sticker shock with hotel prices. Upon searching hotel websites directly I came upon some prices that were far better than those mentioned above. I can’t speak to the quality of the specific hotels but I found a Fairfield by Marriott in Bellevue for $104 a night (before taxes) for 2 Queen beds. So try Marriott.com —- and Hilton.com to see if there are any Deals on Hampton Inn. I have stayed at both Hampton Inns and Fairfield Inns in other cities and found them to be just fine. And with a decent quality free breakfast. Good luck!

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19. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

Hampton Inn and Suites in Renton is brand new and far more convenient than Bellevue...no bridges to cross.

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20. Re: Seattle hotel suggestions

Fairfield Inn may be OK (I have no idea) but the location is even beyond Bellevue near Overlake on 520 (a toll road). Pretty far removed from what most people would want to do on a visit to Seattle.

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