Looking to have a unique experience at one of the best hotels in Seattle?
Don’t settle for a Holiday Inn. Whether you’re far from home or just looking to treat yourself to a weekend staycation in your own city, Seattle has some incredible boutique hotels that go above and beyond for a memorable stay. Many of these hotels are beloved by Seattleites as well for their delicious restaurants and flashy rooftop bars. And, of course, every one of our favorite Seattle hotels features its own stunning design that will make you feel like you stepped inside a magazine.
Here are our picks for the top 10 coolest hotels in Seattle:
Looking for an Instagrammable hotel in Seattle? Palihotel won’t disappoint. We absolutely love the Wes Anderson vibes of their cozy and quirky decor. In addition to the hotel’s bar, coffee bar, and restaurant, the location can’t be beat: right across the street from Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.
Address: 107 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Speaking of the Seattle waterfront, how would you like to stay in a room looking right over the water? The Edgewater Hotel literally sits on Pier 67 so you’ll be surrounded by the sparkling Elliott Bay the whole time. There’s even an iconic photo of The Beatles fishing from their hotel room at the Edgewater Hotel.
Address: 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
This chic hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Pike Place Market and offers city, mountain, and water views. The best part about staying at Motif Hotel, however, is getting to use their incredible rooftop, Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails. You can spend an evening enjoying amazing views of the city on their rooftop bar and restaurant that is equipped with fire pits and shuffleboards.
Address: 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
4. Astra Hotel
This new boutique hotel located in South Lake Union is conveniently close to all the main Seattle sights and has a sleek, minimalist design for a relaxing stay. In addition to their hotel cafe and restaurant, Astra Hotel is the proud owner of Seattle’s newest rooftop bar: ALTITUDE Sky Lounge. You’ll love the city views, craft cocktails, and cozy fire pits.
Address: 300 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hotel Sorrento is a historic boutique hotel that has existed in downtown Seattle since 1909. This hotel has landed on numerous best-of lists and it’s easy to see why. Although the overall decor theme is vintage, each room is decorated in its own unique style. They also have a historic speakeasy-style bar, an Italian restaurant, and a fireside room that is often used for silent reading parties.
Address: 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104
This historic hotel in the heart of Seattle is lauded for its sophisticated style and many dining options. While you’re staying there you can dine at The George (a truly stunning French-style restaurant), Founders Club, and Shuckers Restaurant as well as get drinks at the Olympic Bar or coffee at the 4th Ave espresso bar.
Address: 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Located in the University District (just a 10-minute walk from the gorgeous University of Washington), Graduate Seattle features lavish decor in a 1930s art deco building. Their rooftop bar, the Mountaineering Club, is popular with visitors and residents of Seattle alike for craft cocktails and city views.
Address: 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
This boutique hotel has the most convenient location in Seattle if visiting Pike Place Market is on your bucket list: as the name implies, it literally sits within the market. After a long day of exploring the market, the waterfront, and downtown Seattle, you can relax on the rooftop bar with a view of the iconic Pike Place neon sign and the lit-up Great Wheel.
Address: 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
9. Hotel Ändra
Situated within easy walking distance of the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, this luxury hotel has a Scandinavian-inspired design for a relaxing stay full of hygge. While you’re there, you could take a cooking class at Hot Stove Society, the hotel’s year-round cooking school—or you could just eat a delicious meal at one of their two amazing restaurants.
Address: 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
10. Ace Hotel
Located centrally in Belltown, Ace Hotel is only a 10-minute walk to many of Seattle’s best attractions including Olympic Sculpture Park and Pike Place Market. This is a great budget-friendly option for travelers who want to stay somewhere with style without breaking the bank. You’ll feel inspired by the vintage, minimalist decor and the “unfussy luxury” will allow you to relax comfortably.
Address: 2423 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121