The Best Seattle Hotels With Epic Scenic Views

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 01, 2018

Seattle is a city of epic views. Mountains? Check. A glittering bay? Check. Lakes that stretch for miles? Yep, those too. Enjoy Seattle's unique geographical beauty from these top hotels, which range from a boutique inn to a sleek new highrise. The best part? Even if you can't afford to splurge on a view room, most of these options have terraces, rooftop bars, lobbies, or restaurants where you can take it all in.


Hyatt at Olive 8

Why it made the list

From the reliable Hyatt brand, this modern Downtown hotel offers sweeping views of the Seattle cityscape from many guestrooms. Try to upgrade to a premium room that looks out on Lake Union, the Cascade Mountains, or Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

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Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

Featuring views of the Space Needle and Seattle’s sleek South Lake Union neighborhood--home to tech behemoth Amazon’s HQ, among many other companies--the sustainability-minded Pan Pacific is a stylish contemporary option not far from the Downtown core.

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Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Why it made the list

From the reliable Marriott brand, this 28-story high-rise has a calm feel to it, with contemporary decor and inviting common areas. Views from rooms above the 10th floor make it almost worth the proximity to the freeway, while rooms above the 20th floor have exceptional views of Downtown, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains.

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Inn at the Market

Why it made the list

Located in Pike Place Market, this recently remodeled boutique hotel is right in the heart of it all, and even if you don't snag a room with an incredible view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, you can hang out on the hotel's fifth-floor deck perched above the market and Puget Sound.

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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, the hotel -- famous for its cameos on Twin Peaks --is surrounded by emerald green forest at the edge of the Cascade Mountains.

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Motif Seattle

Why it made the list

Water-facing rooms on the upper floors of this hip hotel boast impressive views of the waterfront, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. You can also see the cityscape and a sliver of Elliott Bay from the hotel's fifth-floor terrace bar, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Why it made the list

On the south end of Lake Washington, this new Hyatt Regency has jaw-dropping views of the lake, the Seattle city skyline, and the Olympic Mountains. It's definitely worth splurging for a waterfront room if you stay here, though the lobby and restaurant have stunning views as well. Also cool: Some guestrooms overlook a Boeing assembly line that turns out 737s; you can often see a jet or two outside the plant, waiting to taxi out for test flights.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

This Four Seasons location overlooks Elliott Bay, with stunning views from rooms on the upper floors (the hotel occupies the first 10 floors of a 21-story residential high-rise). One of the best views in town is on the hotel's terrace, which features an infinity pool that appears to extend right into the Puget Sound, and with its expansive bank of windows, the restaurant is a runner-up.

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The Edgewater

Why it made the list

The Edgewater, which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, is perched at the end of a pier. The best rooms look out on beautiful Puget Sound, with the tide gently lapping just below against the pilings. But all guests can enjoy the unbeatable view, which is framed by a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows aside a roaring fireplace in the hotel’s rustic-chic lobby.

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