7 Cheap Seattle Hotels You Will Love

AnnaMaria Stephens | January 10, 2018

Whether you're on a shoestring budget or just would prefer to save your spending money for food and fun, Seattle has plenty of options for affordable lodging. A hostel that's not just for youth, a B&B with a beatnik past, and cool design-centric boutique hotels are among the top choices for cheap places to stay that won't break the bank.


Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

Quirky and cool style define the Palladian Hotel, from the striking reception area, which perfectly complements the 1910 building’s architecture, to the airy, eclectic rooms. (We especially love the Napoleon-esque portraits of Seattle icons hanging in the chic lobby.) On the affordable end of boutique hotels, it's also ideally located, just minutes from mass transit, Pike Place Market, and loads of shops, bars, and restaurants.

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Warwick Seattle Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the best things about the Warwick is that most of the contemporary rooms feature soundproofed sliding doors and small balconies that provide Downtown views and fresh air. For the pint-size set, though, an indoor pool is definitely the biggest draw. Another bonus: The hotel is across the street from Cinerama, a restored 1960s movie theater, and one of only three Cinerama-style theaters in the world.

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Hotel Max

Why it made the list

Budget-friendly Hotel Max is a happening place to stay if smallish rooms aren’t a deal breaker. Edgy artwork hangs throughout the boutique hotel, which has an entire floor paying homage to Sub Pop Records, Seattle’s iconic indie music label. Other cool amenities include a pillow bar (pick your preferred style) and a complimentary craft beer happy hour.

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MarQueen Hotel

Why it made the list

Spacious guestrooms with kitchenettes and sitting areas make the MarQueen a royally good deal, as does the convenient location. Just blocks from Seattle Center, the hotel, built in 1918, is especially popular with patrons of the arts. It's also a short walk to Belltown. Downstairs from the hotel, the Tin Lizzie Lounge is a cozy speakeasy-style spot for hanging out with fellow travelers.

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Ballard Inn

Why it made the list

For budget travelers who don't care about being in the heart of the tourist action, the Ballard Inn is a cheap option with character. Located in the booming Ballard neighborhood north of Downtown, the inn is located on a street lined with hip eateries, boutiques, and bars. It's also a 15-minute walk (or 5-minute drive) from the century-old Ballard Locks, a popular visitor attraction.

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Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

Affordable hotels don't come much cooler than the Ace, and this Seattle outpost of the international boutique brand is where it all began. The trendsetting hotel in Belltown is a favorite of budget-minded hipsters and the design-obsessed who appreciate its minimalist décor and many eclectic touches. Rooms with en-suite baths are available, though sharing is a good way to save.

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Green Tortoise Backpacker's Hotel

Why it made the list

Forget what you think you know about hostels. Just steps from Pike Place Market, Green Tortoise offers clean, comfortable digs, including co-ed dorms, female dorms, and private and family rooms. Private shared bathrooms are spic-and-span, and there's ample storage, a shared fridge, a lounge with Foosball, and a free breakfast. In other words, a lot of bang for your buck.

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