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Seattle, WA

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Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.

Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.

Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.

The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.

Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.

Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.

For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is ¥16,881 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,569 reviews)
"super happy with the staff and the cleanliness...I was very worried traveling with a family on a trip I had booked much before covid delta was so prevalent...but I was so pleasantly surprised with the level of cleanliness in the room and within the hotel. The neighborhood is going through some construction ..."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is ¥20,692 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention Center and Nordstrom ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,062 reviews)
"Beautiful skyline views and in the heart of Seattle"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
4.5 out of 5
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,553 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 6
Located in Downtown Seattle, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Waterfront and Washington State Convention Center. Pike Place Market and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (910 reviews)
"The staff was friendly and helpful when needed. Checking in & out was simple and quick. Parking garage is limited to vehicles 6 feet and under. If you have a taller pick-up or SUV you'll need to find other parking."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
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Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
2.5 out of 5
300 Sw 19th St, Renton, WA
The price is ¥15,218 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Family Fun Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (416 reviews)
"Clean, up to date and great amenities. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA
The price is ¥15,678 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 7
Located in East Lake Hills, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bellevue College, T-Mobile USA Headquarters, and Factoria Mall. Lake Washington and Microsoft ...
3.9/5Good! (2,194 reviews)
"The location is a pretty area, close to airport."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lynnwood Seattle Everett, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lynnwood Seattle Everett, WA
3 out of 5
18123 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA
The price is ¥16,285 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in the heart of Lynnwood, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Alderwood Mall and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Lynnwood Convention Center. Scriber Lake Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"There was a really weird/bad smell coming from the air conditioner in the bedroom. also, the pull out bed is VERY uncomfortable!!! otherwise, a great place!"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lynnwood Seattle Everett, WA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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