3 star hotel
Area: Lower Queen Anne
3.02 mi from Woodland Park Zoo
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.
2.5 star hotel
Area: South-Lake Union
3.33 mi from Woodland Park Zoo
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *01 - *14 and *37 - *40, facing Aurora Ave N., on floors 5 - 6 (e.g. 501,614) offer an excellent view of the Space Needle.
Best Rooms: The hotel is surrounded by the buildings, you won't find much in the way of views.
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).
3 star hotel
3.70 mi from Woodland Park Zoo
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.
Best Rooms: Certain rooms above floor 5 facing north offer views of the Space Needle. Meanwhile, south-facing rooms offer views of downtown Seattle.
Best Rooms: Floors 40 - 47 in the North Tower have the best views, especially from rooms ending in *41 - *42 and *30 - *31 (e.g. 4139, 4239, 3039, 3139). Rooms ending in *31 and *32 also offer great views of the Space Needle.