Hotel deals are as prevalent as coffee in Seattle! So if you’re traveling to the Emerald City and looking to save, rest assured you'll find great rates and discounts at many Seattle hotels. Continue to keep costs low by taking advantage of all the free activities around the city. You could spend a whole day enjoying the architecture downtown or wandering among the modern art sculptures in Olympic Sculpture Park. There’s also the entire Seattle Waterfront and the Pioneer Square historic district to explore. Just be sure to treat yourself to a coffee.
Best Rooms: Corner suites have views in two directions, but the "first-come, first-serve" policy and frequent requests can make them a bit difficult to get. View King rooms give a great look at the Puget Sound -- if you're willing to dish out a little extra. The Emerald Suites, overlooking 7th Avenue and Pine Street (rooms 2722, 2822, 2922, 3022), provide the best views of the Space Needle and Puget Sound. For water views, you may need to go higher than floor 16.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Central Business District
0.22 mi from city center
Best Rooms: A few of the Whirlpool Suites, with numbers ending in *08 (e.g. 1208, 1408), may have a view of the water from floors 12 - 16; other than that, views are limited to surrounding buildings.
Best Rooms: Corner rooms ending in *07 (e.g. 507, 607), from floors 5 and up, offer particularly good views of the Space Needle; rooms ending in *04 - *06 (e.g. 604, 706) also offer Space Needle views.
Best Rooms: The west side of the building faces the water, which is the best view; request to be on floors 17, 18 or 20 for the most expansive rooms.
Best Rooms: The Deluxe Bay-View rooms, facing west, offer the best views.
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 star hotel
0.55 mi from city center
Best Rooms: The hotel has limited views because it's boxed in by other buildings. That said, rooms facing Court Place on floor 8 and higher have the best views of the surrounding area.