3 star hotel
Area: Lower Queen Anne
3.57 mi from Discovery Park
Best Rooms: Rooms overlooking 6th Avenue and Mercer Street have the best views; a select few even have Space Needle views, which are best from floor 4.
Best Rooms: The hotel offers an unobstructed view of the Space Needle from rooms on floors 2 - 5 facing west.
Best Rooms: All rooms on floors 4 - 9 offer nice city views, while even-numbered rooms facing 6th Ave. may offer views of the Space Needle, better from those ending in *02 - *06 (e.g. 402, 704, 906).
Best Rooms: Floor 1 is almost at water level, and floor 4 is the top floor, with the best water views. Full-view rooms ending in *50 and higher (e.g. 352, 356, 454) have the best views of Elliott Bay.
3.5 star hotel
4.15 mi from Discovery Park
Best Rooms: Even-numbered rooms ending in *28 - *36 offer a great view of the Space Needle on floors 4 - 5; rooms facing 5th Ave. offer a view of the Seattle Monorail; and rooms facing Blanchard St. offer a nice city view on the same floors.
Best Rooms: The Waterfront rooms provide the best views of Elliott Bay, especially from higher floors. If you book a Elliot Bay View room, be sure to request one that's looking straight at the bay, because there are many rooms in this category that don't actually provide a good view of the bay.