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Seattle is an unmissable city surrounded by misty mountains, green forests, and clear waters. While in Seattle, it’s likely you’ll want to visit some of the city’s best sights, such as its historic markets, Pioneer Square, downtown Seattle, and Capitol Hill. Or maybe you’re just in town to sample the city’s amazing food scene. Whatever your plans are, here’s where to stay in Seattle, from the best hostels to hotels and home rentals.

By Glenn R McGloughlin

Best Seattle Hostels

The Green Tortoise Hostel

The Green Tortoise Hostel boasts an excellent location right by First Avenue and Pike Street, meaning that it’s across the street from the historic Pike Place Market, which has been running for over 100 years. The hostel is set within a former hotel building and offers modern rooms. In the dormitories, the bunk beds come with their own reading lamp, privacy curtain, storage locker, and electric power socket. They are also big on social activities, with organized pub crawls and other planned events, so it’s a great spot to meet people and make some new friends.

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HI Seattle

HI Seattle is another hostel also set in a historic building that was once a hotel. It’s since been completely renovated, meaning you can feel like you’re staying in a piece of history, without missing out on mod cons. The hostel is located in the International District, a few seconds from public transport, so is a great place to base yourself while getting a more local experience. Guests love the hostel’s clean rooms and friendly staff.

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Best Seattle Hotels

Edgewater Hotel

The Edgewater Hotel boasts an amazing location, right on the Seattle waterfront. It’s a four-star hotel with rooms that feature a stunning, rustic design, with a mountain cabin feel. Some of the rooms have incredible views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Edgewater Hotel is within walking distance to a selection of the best sights in Seattle, including Pike Place Market and the Port of Seattle. The hotel is famous for hosting the Beatles in the 1960s during the epic ‘Beatlemania’ period.

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Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento is an elegant boutique hotel housed in a historic building in the center of Seattle. The hotel has 76 guest rooms, and each room has an original touch with period features and fixes, including wooden beams, vintage furnishes, and unique artwork. The beds are said to be some of the comfiest in Seattle. The hotel is located within walking distance to the top sights in the city, such as Seattle University, the Town Hall Seattle, Pike Place, Market, and the Washington State Convention Center.

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Pan Pacific Seattle

With an excellent location in popular South Lake Union, close to some of the city’s best restaurants and hotspots such as the Space Needle, it’s easy to see why the Pan Pacific Seattle is one of the best hotels in town. The hotel oozes elegances, with a stunning lobby, tastefully decorated rooms, and special touches such as silver soap trays and luxurious linens.

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Best Seattle Home Rentals

Tiny House Seattle

This tiny house is the perfect, cozy place to stay in Seattle. The house, which is 180 square foot, can sleep up to three guests. It’s located in the heart of West Seattle, just a few minutes walk from great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques. The house was built by its owners, one of whom is an architect. It has one bedroom, and a smaller bed in the loft, which can be accessed by a ladder. The house is compact and comes with a fireplace, large skylights and storage space.

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Historic Loft in Pioneer Square

This Historic Loft is located in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square, with coffee shops and restaurants on the doorstep of the property. It’s a beautiful loft space that can sleep up to four guests. It features tasteful decoration and feels like you’re truly staying in a building from the past with period features and furnishings. We recommend it as one of the best home rentals in Seattle!

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Condo on Waterfront

This condo in Downtown Seattle boasts an excellent location, right on the waterfront. It has easy access to some of the best restaurants in Belltown, alongside Pike Place Market, downtown shops, the Seattle SAM Sculpture Park, and Myrtle Edwards Park. The apartment has a balcony overlooking Elliott Bay and can sleep up to four guests across two bedrooms.

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