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Seattle Hotels

Hello, my husband and I are going to Seattle this July. Where would be a good place for us to stay? We'd like a place with a good view (preferably a water view). Right now I'm looking at the Arctic Club, Mediterranean Inn, Grand Hyatt Seattle and the Thompson Seattle. Can anyone help, please? Thank you!

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http://www.edgewaterhotel.com
No hotel in Seattle has a better water view than Edgewater Inn. It is located on the pier so water is even under it. Read all links including history and legends and you will learn when Beatles were staying in the hotel they were fishing out of their room window. Good place to stay in Seattle (for you) would be many. But the best water view has without any doubt Edgewater Inn.

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My husband and I stayed at the Inn at the Market and absolutely loved it. We were there for about a week and had no complaints at all.

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Yes, it is unfortunate. Recently prices of houses and rents went sharply up in Seattle. Apparently hotel prices, too.

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The waterfront Marriott might also have some of the view rooms you are talking about. If you take the view out of the equation, the Mayflower Park Hotel is highly recommended. It is in a great location.

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The Thompson is so new I had not heard of it, so I took a look. Nice luxury hotel, close to Pike Place Market. but I hope you are coming over a weekend, when the rates are down to $350 with AAA. Weeknights start at $512!!!

The Mediterranean is not downtown; it is on Lower Queen Anne near Seattle Center. OK if you don't mind taking the monorail or bus to get downtown---it's a long walk.

Of the ones you mention, I like the location of the Grand Hyatt best---before I retired my office was near there and I always enjoyed that area. The Arctic Club is supposed to be nice but more out of the main shopping area. Thompson seems to have great views and is close to Belltown restaurants and bars.

Note that right now the whole downtown seems to be under construction. Streets and sidewalks are blocked, cranes dominate the skyline. Second Avenue and Stewart Street seem to be most impacted, but there is construction elsewhere as well. Blame Amazon!

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The Mediterranean is away from downtown but in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood with lots of restaurants and local shopping, close to the Seattle Center with theaters, Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and events. It has a roof deck with great views over Puget Sound and the downtown skyline. Not a luxurious place but comfortable enough and it was affordable when I stayed there a couple of years ago.

I don't know the other ones on your list. Besides the Mediterranean, we stay at the Best Western and the Quality Inn just east of the Space Needle. No views but convenient and comfortable (especially the BW). But we seldom get up there, the freeway is congested and there are few alternatives.

I'd suggest getting this reservation soon. July is peak tourist season for Seattle, the only month with pretty reliable sunshine. Have a wonderful visit to this beautiful corner of the world.

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I found the hotel prices in Seattle to be pretty outrageous, so I used Hotwire.com and got a significantly better price for a nice hotel that I will be perfectly happy with (MarQueen Hotel, close to the Space Needle in the nice Lower Queen Anne neighborhood with lots of restaurants nearby). Hotwire.com does require flexibility because it's all pre-paid and you will get an "assigned" hotel based on the class you select...you cannot select the hotel yourself, that's how it works. I'm fine with it, as I've used Hotwire.com more times than I can remember for both work and leisure trips and have yet to be disappointed. I was able to guess correctly that I'd get the MarQueen (based on its location and amenities) and I was able to get a very reasonable price ($118 with all taxes included for a King Room vs. at least $179 on the hotel website, excluding taxes) in late May. Thank goodness for these third-party sites that many people here malign - they've worked for me in a pinch, and I'm happy they are an option in expensive cities like Seattle. I hardly ever book using hotel websites in expensive cities because the prices are off the charts.