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Seattle's Best Hotels On A Budget

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This post is written by Jenna Stanek.

Looking for a getaway, or even a "staycation" in Seattle that won't blow your budget? Here's a list of the some of the top Seattle hotels where you can experience luxury well within your budget, whether that budget is $30/night, $90/night, $130/night and $160/night.

Under $30/Night

Hotel: Hotel Hotel (3515 Fremont Ave N)
Rates as low as: $26
Sure you'll have to sleep in dorm-style rooms, but for $26, you really can't complain (private rooms are available for extra). Hotel Hotel, located in the Fremont neighborhood, is more than perfect for anyone wanting to experience Seattle on a majorly tight budget. This hip spot offers a shared, fully-equipped kitchen, TV room, and soon to be finished rooftop deck. As an added bonus, breakfast is included!

Hotel: City Hostel Seattle (2327 2nd Ave)
Rates as low as: $28
You are paying $2 more a night than Hotel Hotel for the convenience of your location. Positioned right between Pike Place Market and the Space Needle, City Hostel's location is pretty ideal. And if you're looking for entertainment, you may not even have to leave the hostel. The hostel offers regular poetry readings, live music events, art exhibits, a library, computer room, three kitchens, and an onsite movie theatre. If that wasn't enough, each room is decorated by a different local artist, creating a hodgepodge of artistic ideals. Anything from horror-themed rooms to pop art. Additionally, in 2012 it was voted the best hostel in the U.S. at the Hoscar Awards (a real thing). If you don't like to sleep with strangers, private doubles are available for $73. Did we mention there's a hot tub?

Under $90/Night

Hotel: Moore Hotel (1926 2nd Ave)
Rates as low as: $80
Located only two blocks from Pike Place Market, the Moore Hotel is a Seattle landmark. It has been remarkably preserved, still featuring original tiles, marble, and decorative molding. Not only is the location ideal for those who want to explore downtown Seattle easily by foot, the hotel sits atop the Moore Theatre. Being the oldest operating theatre in Seattle, it has played host to countless classical concerts, hosting rock legends such as Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. Enjoy a drink the cocktail bar, a bite at the diner, and finally a nightcap at the NiteLite lounge before heading up to bed in one of the 120 quaintly-decorated rooms. The only downside is that the Moore does not offer air conditioning. This is not typically a problem in Seattle, but if you're planning a trip in July or August, you may want to check the weather ahead of time.

Hotel: Sleep Inn SeaTac Airport (20406 International Blvd, SeaTac)
Rates as low as: $89
While not technically in Seattle, Sleep Inn is only a light rail ride away from the city and you'll get more bang for your buck here. Amenities include an exercise room, free parking (you're going to pay $30+ in the city), meeting facility, laundry, and airport shuttle. All within a mile and a half from SeaTac airport.

Under $130

Hotel: Hotel Deca (4507 Brooklyn Ave NE)
Rates as low as: $109
Hotel Deca was opened in 1931 as a part of a national exhibition of art deco architecture, as Edmond Meany Hotel. In 2007, Deca received a $2M facelift that kept its original art deco charm, while sprucing the place up a bit with remarkable furniture (such as oversized, lime-green leather chairs). Hotel Deca offers an onsite restaurant, the District Lounge, well-known for their homemade tapenades. In addition, Tully's Coffee is conveniently located in the lobby, making your chances of running into Patrick Dempsey, aka McDreamy (now owner of Tully's) that much more likely.

Hotel: Ace Hotel Seattle (2423 First Avenue)
Rates as low as: $109
This historic building is nestled perfectly into Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. This former flophouse has been transformed with many green, eco-friendly, and sustainable elements such as vintage, and re-purposed furniture. Belltown is known as being a haven for nightlife, and Ace Hotel is right in the thick of it all. They even offer their own bar, Panther Room, downstairs.

Hotel: Inn at Queen Anne (505 First Ave N)
Rates as low as: $129
This elegant European-style hotel is nestled right in the heart of Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. Experience the many restaurants, shops, and bars, Queen Anne has to offer. As an added bonus Olympic Sculpture Park is only a half-mile walk away! All this for a mere $129 a night.

Hotel: Roosevelt Hotel (1531 7th Avenue)
Rates as low as: $129
Want to stroll along the water, watch a game at Safeco or CenturyLink Fields, marvel at the flying fish at Pike Place Market, or go shopping at the hundreds of stores packed into downtown? Than this vintage hotel is a perfect, and inexpensive place to stay right in the heart of downtown Seattle. All of the most popular attractions (and more) are incredibly close, and easily accessible.

Under $160/Night

Hotel: Shafer-Baille Mansion Bed and Breakfast (907 14th Ave E)
Rates as low as: $159
Class it up a bit and stay at this over 100-year old mansion located on Capitol Hill's Millionaire's Row. This 14,000 square-foot mansion is only a block from Volunteer Park and minutes away from the quirky craziness that is Capitol Hill. The abundance of beauty and history that surrounds the mansion cannot be beat for the price.

Hotel: Sunset Hill Bed and Breakfast (3054 NW 58th St.)
Rates as low as: $159
If you want to stay the night at a place that captures everything about Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, look no further. Sunset Hill, a 100-year-old renovated farmhouse, is the perfect place. With offerings of handmade soap and hand-ironed sheets, the Bed and Breakfast fits in well with Ballard's DIY spirit. Sure, Sunset Hill is located a only a few blocks from the center of Ballard, but the real allure is breakfast made using many ingredients straight from the garden. It doesn't get much better, or more local, than that.
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