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Located right on Puget Sound, Seattle offers amazing urban entertainment along with glorious scenery, from mountains to sprawling parkland.
With much to discover around the city, visitors will be happy to know there are many boutique hotels to accommodate them — let’s discover some of our favorites in this fantastic city.
Price: From $159 per night
The Cecil Bacon Manor is located in Seattle’s iconic Harvard-Belmont Landmark District. The property boasts a courtyard and a timeless porch that guests can lounge on while enjoying views of the property that sprawls over 8,000 square feet.
There are common areas on the ground floor that are great for socializing — there’s even a grand piano in one of them that adds greatly to the atmosphere.
Guest rooms at the Cecil Bacon Manor are uniquely designed and spread across the Main House and the Carriage House. Some of the rooms are appointed for adults only, while others can accommodate children or pets. Most of the rooms and suites have queen or twin beds, with the exception of the king bed in the Capitol Suite.
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Price: From $100 per night
The cozy and stylish Gatewood is a beautiful hidden gem in West Seattle. The house was first built in 1910 and refurbished according to its original Craftsman style in the 1990s. The history of the location is evident in its elegant stained woodwork and the amazing atmosphere. Art Deco accents enhance the timeless refinement that permeates the whole property.
Each of the uniquely gorgeous guest rooms is named after a previous owner of the home or a family member, another nod to the property’s rich history. All rooms have a private bathroom with a Victorian clawfoot tub, extra-plush Turkish cotton towels, and microfiber bedding.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, including in the peaceful garden that’s perfect for relaxing. In addition, guests can request hypoallergenic room amenities.
Price: From $204 per night
Guests can enjoy a sophisticated stay while also taking advantage of the on-site Hot Stove Society, the top-tier cooking school from Tom Douglas Restaurants. There’s also a fitness center with 24/7 access available to guests. Laundry and dry cleaning services can be provided.
There are various guest rooms, suites, and studio options. Room amenities include a minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, luxurious linens, and more. Bathrooms feature a full set of amenities, so there’s no need to worry if you forgot your razor.
Price: From $319 per night
One of the only boutique hotels in this historic area of Seattle, the Hotel Ballard is an elegant and sophisticated option adjacent to downtown. Surrounded by the scenic and peaceful Wallingford, Fremont, and Magnolia neighborhoods, the Ballard is immersed in Seattle’s history.
This upscale hotel is a luxury retreat with amazing views over the Olympic Mountains that can be enjoyed from a stylish rooftop terrace. There are 4 room types on offer at the Ballard, from Standard Double and Standard King options to the Courtyard and Luxury suites.
All rooms include premium bedding and pillows, blackout curtains, high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee and tea, walk-in showers, and Molton Brown bath amenities. Suites add a soaking tub, a fireplace, and a private Juliet balcony to better enjoy the views.
Price: From $129 per night
Bringing Italian charm to a landmark building built in 1909, Hotel Sorrento is full of elegance and flair. This inspiring location has an amazing array of guest rooms and suites, each featuring a different vintage-influenced design.
The curated Designer Suites are full of local art pieces and decor details. All the furnishings are custom-crafted by Seattle talent as well. The Premio Suites are located in the corners of the hotel and are the most desired by guests as they receive the most natural light and have the most space.
The Ravello Studio Suite has a king bed and a refined seating area with a comfortable sofa and a classy work area with a wood desk.
Price: From $235 per night
As the only hotel located within Pike Place Market, the Inn at the Market is an iconic place to stay in Seattle. This upscale option boasts easy access to the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Waterfront, where visitors can take a walk along Puget Sound.
Full of Pacific Northwest design and comfort, the Inn is a peaceful hideaway surrounded by the market’s vibrant atmosphere. The rooftop deck offers panoramic views over the city, Pike Place Market, and Elliott Bay.
There are guest rooms and suites that overlook the market and the waterfront. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a standout feature that provide uninterrupted views over the surrounding natural beauty.
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Price: From $209 per night
Housed in the location of the former Colonnade Hotel, in a landmark building from 1900, the eclectic Palihotel Seattle is a sophisticated blend of contemporary and classic design. Traditional color palettes are mixed with quirky furnishings and materials, creating a stand-out, elegant atmosphere.
The Palihotel is also home to the fine dining restaurant the Hart and the Hunter where guests can enjoy sumptuous meals and decadent cocktails. The stylish Pacific Northwest aesthetic is on full display in the guest rooms.
There are twin, king, and queen options, along with deluxe versions, a bunk alternative, and a studio. All of them include signature Palisociety bath amenities, custom bespoke furnishings, and curated art pieces, and most feature oversized windows and pampering rain showers.
Price: From $116 per night
The Paramount Hotel is a top-tier, luxurious, residential-style accommodation in downtown Seattle. Elegant and classic design is combined with sleek urban details to create an unforgettable look and provide excellent functionality.
The Paramount is conveniently found only a block away from Washington State Convention Center, with easy access to the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market.
The fireplace in the lobby is a great place to unwind and socialize, while wood finishes and comfortable seating areas add a welcoming and inviting touch to the premises.
Room options range from guest rooms to suites. The suites are located on the top 2 floors and offer amazing views over the city, separate living spaces, and spa-style bathrooms. The hotel overlooks the scenic Pine Street and the historic Paramount Theater that it’s named after.
Price: From $158 per night
A cozy, family-run boutique property in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Gaslight Inn can be found in a Craftsman-inspired home that’s just about a mile away from downtown Seattle. This peaceful and picturesque location dates back to the early 1900s and has since become a landmark in the neighborhood.
The wide porch and hanging eaves are just some of the details that add timeless elegance to the house. On the inside, oak panels and rich color palettes add to the sophistication of the design.
Common spaces are great for relaxing or socializing, with ample space in front of the fireplace or in the library. The outside space features a koi pond and a heated pool. The intimate rooms have double beds or queen beds, with some including a fireplace or private deck to enjoy the views.
Price: From $159 per night
The Shafer Baillie Mansion is an elegant Tudor Revival house on a 14,000 square-foot property. First built in 1914, the Shafer Baillie is on the iconic Capitol Hill, only steps away from the scenic Volunteer Park.
The beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites are located on the second and third floors of the property, with common areas on the ground floor. The timeless elegance and history of the mansion are represented through numerous period-style details, from quirky antiques to furnishings that are reproductions of historical pieces.
At the Shafer Baillie Mansion, there are rooms that cater to the tastes and needs of all types of guests, from rooms with a romantic ambiance to ones with views of Volunteer Park. The most spacious option is the Master Suite, which features a porch and an original ribcage shower.
Price: From $194 per night
Located in a Seattle landmark building dating back to 1904, The State Hotel is right next to the waterfront and Pike Place Market, allowing guests to easily explore the best the city has to offer.
Full of modern comforts and stylish design, The State Hotel includes a beautiful rooftop terrace with glorious views.
Each guest room has a different view, either over the city or over the water. Rooms with terraces provide even more stunning vistas over the surroundings. All the hotel’s beds and bedding are made locally and with premium-quality materials. All the rooms and suites feature eclectic art pieces, spacious bathrooms, high ceilings, and custom-designed closets.
From the iconic Space Needle to the city’s trendy coffee culture, Seattle has much to offer to all travelers — just remember to pack an umbrella! No matter what kind of weather greets you, you’ll have a great time during your visit.
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