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Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, is on the Pacific Northwest coastline and is the northernmost major city on the contiguous Unites States. The home of grunge music and good coffee, find the best hotels in Seattle on Hotels.com.

When to go to Seattle

Like most of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has a mild, wet climate. The warmest and driest months are June and August with highs of 75˚F, making this the perfect time to travel to Seattle. Take advantage of the summer season by booking your Seattle accommodation close to one of the city’s famous landmarks, which include the very first Starbucks, established in 1971, and the Henry Art Gallery.
The local advice on how to dress for such unpredictable weather is to layer, allowing you to stray comfortably far afield from your Seattle accommodation..

How to get to Seattle

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) (known as SeaTac) is about a half hour drive south of Seattle. You can hire a car, take a taxi, or catch one of the many shuttle buses that run almost round the clock and will take you right to your Seattle hotel. Finally the newly-opened Light Rail Service connects SeaTac with downtown Seattle hotels. Alternately you can stay at a Seattle airport hotel.

What to see in Seattle

The city’s major landmark is the Seattle Space Needle. From the top of the 607-foot-high tower you can see over Seattle’s downtown, the famous Pike Street Market, and across the Puget Sound. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington.
If shopping is your thing then you can find hotels near Northgate Mall, or if you prefer to exercise you gastronomic side, you can find hotels in Seattle restaurants.

Where to stay in Seattle

Whether you are looking for family friendly hotels in Seattle, business friendly hotels in Seattle, or that Seattle waterfront hotel, Hotels.com has a Seattle hotel deal for you!

When are the best times to travel to Seattle?

Travel to Seattle in mid spring, just before summer, and enjoy warming city temperatures, fresh and rejuvenating Seattle parkland and discount hotels. In very early autumn – from September to October – bargain-hunting sun seekers will hit on a Seattle sweet spot, as the summer sun often lingers on, and there are plenty of cheap Seattle hotels. In summer, cultural Seattle erupts with captivating festivities, such as the Film Festival, Beer Festival and Seattle Pride.

What are the top must-see attractions in Seattle?

When you’re wandering around the city streets, there’s no missing the Seattle Space Needle, a futuristic silvery spire shooting into the blue sky, capped with a cylindrical saucer-shaped crown, which contains an observation deck offering unbeatable views across the city. After, stop by the Seattle Great Wheel for some family fun – a giant waterfront Ferris Wheel on Pier 57. For a taste of top Seattle architecture, swing by the shimmering Seattle Library, a reflective 11-story-tall glass and steel structure sticking out at sharp angles.

What are the best types of food and restaurants in Seattle?

Seattle is a food lover’s paradise, boasting an array of local delights and upscale international restaurants. Stop by Pike Place Market to dine on fresh, delicious seafood at one of the small family-owned restaurants. Slightly further inside Downtown, you’ll find flashy steakhouses and easy going American chain restaurants. In the Fremont and Wallingford/University District, you’ll find hip, bohemian cafés and brunch bistros. The International District, meanwhile, boasts a bounty of Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurants.

What are the top things to do in Seattle?

Splurging shoppers and heritage enthusiasts can’t miss Pike Place Market, a historic public market by the glistening blue Elliott Bay in Downtown. The market has been running continuously since 1907, and boasts fresh produce sellers, antique stalls, craft stands and rustic restaurants. Later, families can visit the Woodland Park Zoo, a sprawling green space and wildlife refuge home to brown bears, gorillas and lions. For some cool culture, see the Experience Music Project Museum, a vast futurist-style building housing hands-on exhibits focused around pop music.

What are some fun facts about Seattle?

Seattle’s nickname is The Emerald City, in reference to the luscious evergreen forests surrounding it. Seattle’s well-known as a coffee-loving city – but did you know that it’s also the birthplace of Starbucks? The original Starbucks, first opened in 1971, is in Pike Place. The city also champions a strong music heritage – its blossoming jazz scene helped develop Ray Charles’ career, it was the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix and rock music’s grunge sub-genre was formed here.

What kinds of public transport are there in Seattle?

You can travel in Seattle with ease, thanks to its wealth of public transport. The Metro Transit system of buses cruise throughout all the key city areas and into the surrounding suburbs – for tickets, pay on boarding the bus, with exact change. There’s also a Link Light Rail line which operates between the Sea-Tac Airport, the University of Washington and the Downtown Westlake Centre. Seattle is also full of taxicabs, for quick and easy rides – they can be easily hailed in Downtown or caught outside Seattle hotels.

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