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The Best Hotels Near Pioneer Square in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | January 09, 2018

With historic buildings, art galleries galore, and great daytime eats, Pioneer Square has plenty to offer as a home base for visitors. The neighborhood, a 15-minute walk from Pike Place Market and close to mass transit, is built atop the rubble of the Great Seattle Fire of 1899, which decimated the wooden structures of original Seattle. Don't miss the famous Underground Tour, which takes visitors through what's left of the original city while offering up amusing commentary about the often gritty olden days.


Loews Hotel 1000

Why it made the list

Tucked among historic edifices, the contemporary Loews Hotel 1000 is all about luxurious touches like soaking tubs that fill from the ceiling and expansive views. It's a short stroll to Pioneer Square's Occidental Square, a lovely shaded public park with bocce ball that's surrounded by cafes, boutiques, eateries, and galleries.

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Alexis Hotel

Why it made the list

When the original city burned down in the Great Seattle Fire of 1899, the neighboring four-story buildings that house this charming boutique hotel were among the first to rise from the rubble. Just blocks from iconic Smith Tower, once the tallest building on the West Coast, the Alexis features eclectic nouveau-baroque style with high-tech touches like an Amazon Echo in every room.

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The Arctic Club Seattle

Why it made the list

Architecture and history buffs will adore this hotel just steps from Pioneer Square. The handsome nine-story Beaux-Arts building, famous for the terracotta walrus heads that line its third floor, was originally commissioned in 1916 as an HQ for The Arctic Club, a fraternal group of Seattle businessmen with Klondike Gold Rush and Alaska connections. (If that sort of thing strikes your fancy, don't miss Pioneer Square's free Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.)

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