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Splurge Vs. Save: Where To Stay in Downtown, Belltown & Bellevue

During Hotels Week, we don't just want to feature hotels that break the bank in the name of luxury. We're also interested in finding quality deals that the average person can afford while also feeling like they're getting a good value. So today, we're going to compare some options in a few different neighborhoods in and around Seattle, whether you're looking to splurge on a hotel room or whether you've rather save.

We begin in Downtown Seattle

Splurge


Hotel: Hotel 1000
Address: 1000 First Avenue
Costs: If you really want to go for it, stay in the Grand Suite, which should actually be called the Five Grand Suite since it costs $5,000/night.
Amenities: Enjoy dinner and drinks at BOKA Restaurant, a full-service spa, a virtual golf room and 24-hour valet parking.


Photo: George Kelly

Save


Hotel: Moore Hotel
Address: 1926 2nd Ave
Costs: Rooms start around $80/night.
Amenities: Located right above the Moore Theatre and two blocks from Pike Place Public Market, this spartan hotel is perfect for the savvy stay that doesn't spend too much time in the actual room. There's no A/C in the building, so perhaps better to stay here in December than in August. Next up, Belltown...

Splurge


Hotel: Hotel Andra
Address: 2000 Fourth Avenue
Costs: Depending on the season, rooms will run in the $250-$350 range. If you really want to splurge, book the Monarch Suite, the 1,500 sq ft, suite that includes a dining area and wet bar for hosting.
Amenities: Room service by Lola and Serious Pie, fully-stocked fitness center and pet-friendly bonuses.

Save


Hotel: City Hostel
Address: 2327 2nd Ave.
Costs: $28/night for dorm-style rooms, $73/night for private doubles.
Amenities: Positioned right between Pike Place Market and the Space Needle, the hostel offers regular poetry readings, live music events, art exhibits, a library, computer room, three kitchens, and an onsite movie theatre. Oh and did we mention there's a hot tub? Finally, find out where to stay if you ever find yourself having to spend the night in Bellevue

Splurge


Hotel: Hotel Bellevue
Address: 11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue
Costs: Rooms usually range in the $250-300 area but we say upgrade to the Rainier Suite, 1,900 square feet of luxurious comfort including a formal living area complete with fireplace, dining room table for eight to 12 guests, a wet bar and two balconies.
Amenities: Full-service Spa, two indoor and one outdoor swimming pool, multiple basketball courts and four state-of-the-art workout studios featuring yoga, pilates, spinning and more.

Save


Hotel: Silver Cloud Hotel Bellevue - Eastgate
Address: 10621 NE 12th Street, Bellevue
Costs: Rooms are usually in the $150-$200 range.
Amenities: NineO Bar and Grill, 42" TVs, free wireless Internet. It's a pretty standard hotel, but, hey, you're here to save, right?