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The 11 Most Luxurious Hotels in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | January 16, 2018

If luxury is an essential part of your travels, you'll find plenty of upscale options in Seattle, which takes its growing reputation as a world-class city seriously. Whether you prefer modern with a rock-star vibe and views or old-school glamour with pampering on the side, there's a hotel for you. We've rounded up 10 of our top choices.


Grand Hyatt Seattle

Why it made the list

Adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, this view-centric upscale hotel appeals to business travelers, conventioneers, and families who want a dependable Hyatt-level stay in a convenient downtown location with tons of dining and shopping options nearby.

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The Arctic Club Seattle

Why it made the list

Old-school elegance reigns at this handsome hotel that once served as headquarters for a gentleman's club. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1907 building near Pioneer Square is famous for the terracotta walrus heads that line the facade. Some of the luxurious rooms feature views of iconic Smith Tower.

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Loews Hotel 1000

Why it made the list

Soaking tubs that fill from the ceiling are especially memorable at this contemporary luxury hotel, which was refreshed in 2017. With a prime location near Pioneer Square, Loews Hotel 1000 offers upscale comfort and upper-floor views of the city and Elliott Bay. There's also a lovely spa.

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Hotel Ballard

Why it made the list

The suites at this lovely hotel in North Seattle's Ballard neighborhood have a romantic feel, from the modern-rococo design accents to the crackling fireplaces and heavenly king size beds. The spacious marble bathrooms are especially upscale, with a walk-in shower and a deep freestanding soaking tub.

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W Seattle

Why it made the list

The W has a rock-star vibe that starts at check-in, where guests are treated like VIPs. Recently remodeled guest rooms are hip and contemporary, with accents that nod to the Pacific Northwest. Truly noteworthy is the W Sound Suite, a private recording studio for actual and would-be rock stars alike.

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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Why it made the list

It's impossible not to be impressed by this iconic Fairmont, the first ever luxury hotel to be built in Seattle. The opulent lobby features massive glittering chandeliers and a grand staircase, while the recently refurbished guestrooms have a more modern vibe, with midcentury-inspired decor and sumptuous marble-clad bathrooms.

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Chelsea Station Inn Bed & Breakfast

Why it made the list

Across from scenic Woodland Park, this B&B kicks it up several notches with luxurious amenities in apartment-size suites that include private baths, kitchenettes with a fancy gas range, and a shared outdoor spaces with a fire pit and a two-person hot tub. A 24/7 pantry stocked with local snacks, beer, and wine is another perk.

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Inn at the Market

Why it made the list

Reserve advance if you want to stay at this recently remodeled hotel steps from Pike Place Market. Even if you can't snag a room with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, you can hang out on the hotel's fifth-floor deck perched above the Puget Sound. Bonus: Sushi Kashiba across the courtyard is exquisite.

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Alexis Hotel

Why it made the list

This boutique hotel from the Kimpton brand, located in a historic pair of buildings near Pioneer Square, offers eclectic style and serious comfort. The suites are especially swanky, especially the spa suites, which have impossibly deep soaking tubs for two. The restaurant serves a truly mouthwatering burger.

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The Edgewater

Why it made the list

If you stay at the Edgewater, definitely splurge on a water-view room, where you're so close to Elliott Bay that you can see seals swim by. Built for the World's Fair on the end of a pier, the hotels higher-end rooms feature soaking tubs and fireplaces and incredible views. The grand rustic lobby is one of the city's best.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

When it comes to luxury, the Four Seasons is a gold standard around the world. This location, just a five-minute walk from Pike Place Market, stands out for its understated modern elegance, comfortable rooms with views, an upscale spa, and an infinity pool that looks out on Elliott Bay. The hotel's Goldfinch Tavern is a gorgeous spot for sunset.

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