Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington

View of downtown Seattle skyline in Seattle Washington
View of downtown Seattle skyline in Seattle Washington

The Emerald City is a haven for nature lovers and home to the first Starbucks with over 2.000 coffee shops. Seattle is a multifaceted city where everyone is going to find something to their liking (hotels included). Whether you decide to go for Thompson Seattle, The Edgewater Hotel, The Inn at the Market, Hotel Theodore, or Sorrento, your stay is going to be mind-blowingly good.

Thompson Seattle

Thompson Seattle - Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington
Thompson Seattle

A luxury boutique hotel located just across the vibrant Pike Place Market with magnificent views of the waterfront. This contemporary urban landmark with an angular glass exterior embodies all the best things Seattle has to offer.

Guests will get wowed by the hotel’s architecture as soon as they enter the lobby. The glass-lined floating staircase and the green wrap-around sofa turn the space into a fantastic spot where you can enjoy your morning coffee or go through your social media feed.

The Nest is Thompson Seattle’s iconic bar where the boundaries between nature and nurture are blurred. Have a cocktail or a locally brewed beer with breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range.

Hint: vodka-and-Courvoisier punch is served from photogenic copper flamingos.

The Rooms

All 150 rooms have giant floor-to-ceiling windows. We would definitely recommend going for the ‘water view’ as it’s a fascinating effect that you wouldn’t want to miss.

You can also snack on crackers from Pike Place Market cheesemaker Beecher’s from the minibar, light a Thompson-themed candle, and pamper yourself with amazing beauty products from D.S. & Durga.

Fun fact: the mattresses were created exclusively for Thompson hotels.

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel - Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington
The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel

The only waterfront hotel in downtown Seattle style=”font-weight: 400;”> is perched on Pier 67, just a short walk from Pike Market and the Space Needle.

The Beatles fished from a bedroom window here during their first world tour! Moreover, the hotel’s walls are lined with photographs of The Rolling Stones, Kiss, and Led Zeppelin – there is just something about this place that attracts the rock music royalty.

Continuing with the music theme – the hotel has a collection of records, sheet music, and guitars that the guests can take advantage of and play. There is also a wood-paneled bar where you can listen to live music on the weekends.

The Edgewater Hotel looks like a luxurious lodge with plenty of rustic details. In the lobby, you can sit in front of the river-rock fireplaces and enjoy the waves glistening in the moonlight.

The Rooms

The 223 rooms feature picture windows with dazzling views of either the water or the city. If you can, go for the water view as it will take your experience to a whole new level. All rooms have gas fireplaces and comfy armchairs.

Looking for something a bit more extra? Get a premium room, fold the shutters between the bedroom and the bathroom, and have a relaxing bath in a claw-foot tub with epic views.

Fun fact: the rooms have cute furry animal footstools that you can actually buy in the on-site gift shop.

Inn at the Market

Inn at the Market - Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington
Inn at the Market

A romantic getaway that sits right inside one of the city’s most-loved landmarks – Pike Place Market.

This five-story inn is located in the heart of the historic district and features views of the iconic neon market sign, the Great Wheel, the waterfront, and the snow-capped peaks. 

The Inn at the Market designed by Seattle-based architect Ibsen Nelsen celebrates the city’s character. The red-brick exterior, a courtyard with a geometric fountain, a minimalist interior with clean lines and pops of orange and yellow – the idea was to minimize the inn’s footprint and to let the market shine in all its glory.

Tip: find one of the two Seattle’s best wine shops located at the Pike Place Market (Pike & Western and DeLaurenti), grab a bottle, and enjoy the rest of the evening at the inn’s private rooftop.

The Rooms

The 76 rooms feature Hypnos beds with custom linens, a Keurig coffee maker, an iPod docking station alarm clock, big walk-in showers, and mirrors with backlighting.

Tip: ask the concierge for a discounted pass to the Seattle Athletic Club.

Hotel Theodore

Hotel Theodore - Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington
Hotel Theodore

The Theodore is an Art Deco skyscraper that spears through the heart of Seattle overlooking Westlake transit station and the Nordstrom department store.

The tower was designed back in 1930 by John Graham Sr. In 2017, the place became Hotel Theodore. The airy lobby has a cool atrium ceiling and stylish blue and caramel accents that you’ll also find in all 153 rooms.

Guests can take advantage of the second-floor gym that is open 24/7 and the in-room treatments.

The Rooms

The interior was designed with the area’s industrial heritage in mind. The rooms have patent drawings, retro-looking Bluetooth radios, globe lamps, and a Nespresso machine. The bathrooms feature photogenic subway tiles and LATHER toiletries.

By the way, if you’re traveling with a dog, your little friend will be offered a bowl, toys, and even a special room-service menu.

Hint: some higher room categories have record players and black clawfoot tubs.

Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento - Most Famous Hotels in Seattle, Washington
Hotel Sorrento

The historic Hotel Sorrento was built in 1909. This is the place where the visitors to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition stayed and where the Vanderbilts and the Guggenheims would gather.

Sorrento is located atop First Hill, or as the locals like to say ‘Pill Hill’, as the place is surrounded by hospitals. If you are a fan of Seattle’s nightlife, don’t let the healthcare facilities scare you away – the attractions of Capitol Hill are just a short walk away.

The moment you walk into the hotel, you will be greeted by Honduran mahogany and a white marble entryway. You’ll find the famous Fireside Room right across the front desk. Sit in a curvy-armed chair, listen to someone play the baby grand piano, and enjoy the flames in the tiled fireplace – perhaps, that’s exactly what President Taft did during his visit.

The Rooms

You won’t be able to find two rooms that are exactly the same, but you can always expect fresh flowers, antique furnishings, Art Deco lamps, and the in-room Caffé Vita French press coffee service.

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