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Seattle, WA
Travel Guide

Seattle which includes landscape views, night scenes and a city

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

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is ¥12,632 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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! (1,468 reviews)
"I like how fancy it was and the view of the city was awesome definitely coming back!!!"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
3 out of 5
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,206 per night from May 7 to May 8
Located in Pioneer Square, this hotel is steps from Smith Tower, Seattle Waterfront, and Pioneer Square. Seattle Central Business District and Columbia Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
"The proximity to restaurants and coffee shops was excellent. However, Seattle is not immune to big city issues, there are some dangers of walking at night. A block away from tents and vagabond, most minded there own business but worth noting there was an unpleasant incident that occurred. This is ..."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
3 out of 5
3100 South 192nd Street, SeaTac, WA
The price is ¥8,231 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angle Lake Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Southcenter Mall and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,999 reviews)
"Everything was perfect.I love how clean was the room!!!"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 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.
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
3 out of 5
15785 Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA
The price is ¥13,611 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Located in Downtown Redmond, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from DigiPen Institute of Technology and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Microsoft Campus. Bellevue Square ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,783 reviews)
"Nice property, great location and very pleasant staff. We will be back."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
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 ¥9,487 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (2,134 reviews)
"The staff was great! It was fabulously clean and comfortable!"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA
The price is ¥10,358 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Renton Shopping Center ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,322 reviews)
"Front desk personnel were all extremely helpful and ready to accommodate our unique requests. Friendly, professional, and responsive are qualities that best describe their staff."

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
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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Reviews of Seattle

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

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Jun 2, 2020

There is a trash and homeless issue.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

I went the night of the Riot. That sucked, it was right outside & pepper spray was in the air in the lobby. Not the hotels fault.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

From my observation a very clean & easy city to get around. Very good dining options, places of interest & lots of attractions to see & visit.

4/5 - Good

Steve

May 23, 2020

A lot of hills & fairly expensive. Because of the businesses & attractions closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown orders, there wasn’t much to see or visit & Seattle is dealing with homelessnes. However, the weather was great and SLU is a beautiful area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 22, 2020

No one but bums out on the streets. Very peaceful during the pandemic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 15, 2020

Favorite city!

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