The Best Hotels For a Great Night Out in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 01, 2018

When it comes to nightlife, there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all. Everybody has their own taste, which is why these Seattle hotels are great picks no matter what your drinking pleasure. All are near lots of nightlife options, including wine bars, speakeasy-style lounges, breweries, hipster haunts, and dance clubs. Some hotels even have happening spots of their own. Party on!


Motif Seattle

Why it made the list

A major draw at this Downtown hotel is the spacious outdoor terrace on the fifth floor. The not-quite-rooftop bar has a fire pit and outdoor shuffleboard and a ping-pong table. Motif is within easy walking distance of many bars and lounges, including several at Pike Place Market. (The Alibi Room is one favorite.)

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Hotel Max

Why it made the list

Hip and budget-friendly, Hotel Max is a happening place to stay. That's in part thanks to the hotel's bar, Miller’s Guild, which has a lively late-night scene and features a cocktail menu made with spirits that are hand-finished in oak casks above the bar. It's a 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market, which has lots more nightlife options.

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MarQueen Hotel

Why it made the list

The MarQueen is a vintage charmer with a speakeasy-style bar, Tin Lizzie Lounge, on the ground floor, is a speakeasy-style late-evening gathering spot. Other nearby options include Toulose just across the street. The Queen Anne neighborhood also has beer pubs, wine lounges, and sports bars.

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W Seattle

Why it made the list

This stylish recently renovated W is close to many worthy drinking destinations, including Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, which has a tower of wine with its own spiral staircase. Nearby Diller Room is a cool spot, as well. W Seattle also has its own nightlife scene on weekends, as well, with live DJs and bands.

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Gaslight Inn

Why it made the list

B&B lovers will swoon over the Gaslight Inn, from the attractive architecture and decor to the prime Capitol Hill location. The neighborhood is nightlife central for Seattle, offering everything from German beer halls to bumping dance clubs. Ask at the inn for suggestions.

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Hotel Ballard

Why it made the list

Hotel Ballard, which features elegant rococo-inflected style, and water and mountain views, is within easy reach of dive bars, music venues, several breweries, and cocktail lounges. The hip urban neighborhood has tons of nightlife going on, but for dancing you'll want to head to clubs in Capitol Hill.

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Inn at El Gaucho

Why it made the list

Step back in time to the '50s at the swanky El Gaucho Steakhouse downstairs from the hotel. Think tuxedoed servers, piano music, and perfectly poured martinis. The hotel is in Belltown, which is packed with bars with lots of character, from the low-brow to the refined.

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Green Tortoise Backpacker's Hotel

Why it made the list

A block from Pike Place Market, Green Tortoise features clean, comfortable digs (including private rooms) along with free breakfast. It's steps from breweries, sports bars, and lounges. The Hard Rock Cafe across the street has cool memorabilia of Seattle artists like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix

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Alexis Hotel

Why it made the list

This romantic boutique hotel's two historic buildings feature exposed brick, walls of windows, and nouveau-baroque accents. Close to the waterfront in an especially walkable part of Downtown, Alexis offers easy access to lots of nightlife options (the on-site Bookstore Bar is great too).

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