Seattle 3 nights where to stay

Old Mar 24th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Seattle 3 nights where to stay

We're going to be in Seattle for 3 nights and were wondering where we should stay in order to be able to see the most we can during this time. I found a place that I really like that is in Freemont but wasn't sure if that was too far away to really see the city in this short of time. I found another place in Pioneer Square but wasn't sure if that was any better location than Freemont.

Thoughts on if we should try to find a place to stay down town or if Freemont would be fine with this amount of time?

Thanks for your help!
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Pioneer Square is on the southern edge of the business district, while Fremont is a couple of miles north of downtown. Good bus service into town from Fremont, which is worth a visit in any event. However, most of the "must-sees" are more readily accessible from downtown. Be aware that Pioneer Square is a historic district and home to many social service agencies, so don't be surprised by the number of homeless you see down there.
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Fremont is inconvenient and Pioneer Square is dicy. Look for a deal somewhere near the center of the retail and entertainment core--5th and Pine. There are many options.

Since you seem to be in search of a bargain, this may be a possibility: http://www.sixthavenueinn.com/

Or this: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/prop....do?propId=436

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Old Mar 26th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Fremont is a residential area to the north of downtown Seattle. It's not "too far" but you would either need a rental car or to use Metro bus (public transportation) to get around. It's a nice neighborhood to live, but not one I'd really think of to recommend for a tourist with a short stay.

Pioneer Square is part of downtown Seattle (south). As already mentioned it's the historic district with a lot of street people around. Again not really what I'd think to recommend for a tourist.

Is there a reason you don't want to stay in a normal, centrally-located downtown Seattle hotel? Or around the Seattle Center. Those would be my two recommended areas.
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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Fremont is not all residential. It is the home of Adobe Systems.
https://www.facebook.com/AdobeSeattle
Directly in front of Adobe is Groundspeak Headquarters. Geocachers from all over the planet come to Groundspeak to meet Jeremy Irish and his lackeys.
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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Fremont is not all residential.

Neither are First Hill, Capitol Hill, lower Queen Ann, Ballard, etc. and etc.

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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 09:08 AM
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...lower Queen Anne....
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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. I'll take this info and do more research!
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Seattle Marriott Waterfront, if you can afford, or somewhere nearby. Walking distance of Pike Place Market, scenic waterfront, dining & the Olympic Sculpture Park. If you have kids or are young at heart, ride The Ducks. Would also recommend Savor Seattle, a walking tour of the Market & other local food spots.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Seattle Marriott Waterfront $ 279 plus tax..
Less expensive places near Seattle Center-(Space Needle area)
Buses are free in downtown area
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Priceline.com betterbidding.com awesome deals bidding Marriott.com for me from $90 or so downtown. Last for me Hampton Inn/Suites 2 blocks from the Space Needle had a wonderful suite nice views close to everything I paid $89/tax got a free preferred HHonors guest upgrade to a great suite. Breakfast was included so a great deal and VERY comfy beds I love them. Those were my last 2 both were great.

Happy Hunting!
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If you have a car parking was free at Hampton not at Marriott.
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We just came back from Seattle. We stayed at the Maxwell Hotel. It was fantastic. The monorail is a few blocks away but if you sign up, they have a free shuttle service that takes you anywhere you want to go. I was always available. It is in the Queen Anne area.
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We stayed at the Maxwell Hotel. It was fantastic.

Thanks. Good to know. Did you like the neighborhood?

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We stayed at the Inn on the Market and liked it very much. We opted for the less expensive city-view room but I did get to see one of the waterfront rooms and it was lovely. We walked most places and found the service at the hotel to be excellent.
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Oh. Never mind. I just realized that the visit had already happened. Oh well, maybe someone else looking for Seattle info will benefit.
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