The 10 Most Walkable Hotels in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 01, 2018

As long as you can handle the occasional "heart attack hill," Seattle is a highly walkable city. From hotels in the heart of the tourist corridor to hidden gems in residential neighborhoods, there are plenty of options for travelers who prefer to see the sights as pedestrians. These are some of our favorites. These hotels are near some great walking paths.


Pensione Nichols Bed & Breakfast

Why it made the list

Tucked inside a century-old former office building, a block from iconic Pike Place Market, Pensione Nichols is ideally located for seeing the best of the city by foot. At Pike Place Market, Seattle Free Walking Tours leads narrated tours for free. Reserve a spot in advance and don't forget to tip!

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Mayflower Park Hotel

Why it made the list

The main draw at this attractive historic hotel is the location: a quick walk from Pike Place Market and close to both Downtown and Belltown. It's also connected to a transit center, where you can hop on a train or streetcar and continue exploring the city by foot when you get to your destination

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The Arctic Club Seattle

Why it made the list

This meticulously kept hotel is just steps from historic Pioneer Square, a walkable neighborhood with art galleries, unique eateries, and the famous Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, a humorous walking tour about the city’s early history, including toilet jokes and yarns about ladies of the night, or “seamstresses.”

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The Maxwell Hotel

Why it made the list

Located at the bottom of Queen Anne Hill, The Maxwell is within easy reach of Seattle’s world-class performing arts venues, including the opera and ballet. The comfortable hotel is a family-friendly option that’s a 10-minute walk from the Space Needle, MoPOP, and the Pacific Science Center.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

This modern Four Seasons hotel is across the street from the renowned Seattle Art Museum and just blocks from the center of Pike Place Market. If you're in good shape, get your heart pumping on a series of stairs that leads from the hotel down to waterfront attractions like the Seattle Aquarium.

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Inn at El Gaucho

Why it made the list

The Inn at El Gaucho stays true to its 1950s roots with classy retro style. In the heart of happening Belltown, a 3-minute walk from Pike Place Market and a 15-minute walk from the Space Needle, the three-story boutique hotel is close to the best of the city. Note that El Gaucho is only accessible via a flight of stairs.

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Gaslight Inn

Why it made the list

Framed by elegant landscaping, this stunner of a B&B has landmark status in Seattle. Built in 1907, the three-story home is located in a residential part of Capitol Hill that's close to the thoroughfare, where there are tons of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. You can also stroll to beautiful Cal Andersen Park.

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Inn at the Market

Why it made the list

They say location is everything, and Inn at the Market has got it made. When you step out to the street, you’re immediately swept up in the hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market, one of Seattle’s most popular attractions. The recently remodeled boutique hotel is right in the heart of it all.

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Hotel Ballard

Why it made the list

North Seattle has very little to offer in the way of chic lodging, making this 29-room boutique property a real find. Located in the historic heart of Ballard, a former sleepy fishing village turned hip urban neighborhood, Hotel Ballard offers easy access to many noteworthy shops, restaurants, and bars. It's also a 15-minute walk to the Ballard Locks, a popular attraction.

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Hotel Ändra

Why it made the list

This stylish hotel, which first opened as efficiency-minded apartments in 1926, is tucked between Belltown’s newer glass-tower arrivals on the less-touristy edge of Downtown. A seven-minute walk from Pike Place Market and a 20-minute walk from the Space Needle, Ändra is ideally located for shopping, dining, and attractions.

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