7 Great Hotels Right Outside Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 02, 2018

Sure, Seattle proper has tons of lodging options, but these hotels just outside city limits have plenty to offer, including breathtaking views, luxurious spas, access to wine country, and a cutting-edge fitness club that even pro athletes would appreciate--all near downtown Seattle.


Salish Lodge & Spa

Why it made the list

Perched on a cliff just above Snoqualmie Falls, a 268-foot waterfall that plunges into a river below, the Salish Lodge and Spa is as Pacific Northwest as it gets. Just 30 minutes from Seattle and surrounded by emerald green forest, the rustic-chic resort at the edge of the Cascade Mountains features luxurious touches like fireplaces and a full-service spa.

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Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Why it made the list

Just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, the high-rise Hyatt Regency Bellevue is close to major corporate headquarters, a world-class shopping center, and several cultural attractions. Contemporary style, green features, and a huge gym with a lap pool are perks of the hotel, as are the mountain and lake views from many guestrooms.

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The Heathman in Kirkland

Why it made the list

Seattle borders the west side of long-and-narrow Lake Washington, and on the "Eastside" you'll find Kirkland. A waterfront town brimming with art galleries and boutiques, well-to-do Kirkland has hopes of becoming Seattle's Sausalito. The Heathman, a newly refreshed boutique hotel about 25 minutes from Seattle, is a step in that direction.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Why it made the list

Right on Lake Washington, with stellar views of the Seattle skyline to the north, this brand-new Hyatt Regency features luxurious guestrooms and loads of amenities, including a saline pool and a full-service spa. It's a 20-minute drive to Seattle; ask for tips at the front desk for how to avoid peak traffic.

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Woodmark Hotel

Why it made the list

Just 20 minutes from Seattle on the shores Lake Washington at Carillon Point, this "Eastside" hotel in Kirkland offers an alternative to Seattle's urban vibe. With boats moored just steps from the hotel, the Woodmark features an upscale nautical vibe, with a crisp white-and-blue palette and classic furnishings.

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The Hotel Bellevue at Bellevue Club

Why it made the list

The fitness-obsessed will flip when they visit this architectural jewel in downtown Bellevue, a 15-minute drive to Seattle from the Eastside. Guests have full use of the Bellevue Club's 200,000-square-foot private athletic club, which boasts multiple pools and tennis courts among other state-of-the-art offerings.

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Willows Lodge

Why it made the list

Just 30 minutes from Seattle, Willows Lodge makes a charming romantic retreat from the city. The rustic-modern hotel is nestled among picturesque wineries in Woodinville wine country, home to more than 140 wineries, wine bars & tasting rooms, including Chateau Ste. Michelle, just a 10-minute walk away.

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