It's no surprise that almost all of the hotels featured during Hotels Week are invariable either in Downtown, Belltown or Pioneer Square. If you're running a fancy hotel in Seattle, it's just the most logical choice. But what if you're looking for a lodging with a little local personality? What if you want to be closer to Green Lake or U-Dub or West Seattle? Here's a handy map of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses that take in the true local scene while providing a comfy place to rest your head.Read More
10 Local Lodgings In A Seattle Neighborhood Near You
1. The Halcyon Suite Du Jour - Upper Queen Anne
Seattle, WA 98119
You will be the only guest with a view of Elliott Bay, downtown, and the Olympic Mountains in this suite that feels like home. Take a stroll through Parsons Garden, and end up sipping coffee and reading a book in a coffee shop on Queen Anne Ave North.
2. Lake Union Cottage - Eastlake
Seattle, WA 98102
Pose sexy on the baby grand piano in this 1926 Tudor style cottage. Cook your own organic breakfast before you wander around the houseboats on Lake Union.
3. Gaslight Inn Seattle - Capitol Hill
In the summer, you'll be glad you're staying here because this historic craftsman has a heated pool. The masculine décor might inspire you to wear your smoking jacket to breakfast.
4. The Grove - West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98126
It used to be "the hotel with a golf course at your door" in the 1960's, but now it's a very stylish inn. Walk to the heart of West Seattle.
5. Watertown Hotel - U-District/Wallingford
They give you free cupcakes and big smiles. You will not be disappointed. Walk west on NE 45th street and end up in Wallingford, head east, and you're on the UW campus.
6. 9 Cranes Inn - Phinney Ridge
Seattle, WA 98103
There are no doilies inside this early 20th century craftsman, and their guest rooms have Seattle neighborhood names. The friendly owner will help you get anywhere you want to go via foot, car, boat, bus, or animal.
7. Ballard Inn - Ballard
Built in 1902, this recently remodeled hotel is within walking distance to everything in Ballard. Buy a Nebuchadnezzar bottle of Champagne, knock on all 16 hotel room doors, and invite your new friends over.
8. Mozart Guest House B&B - Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA 98112
There is a bidet in the Marriage of Figaro suite. Need we say more about this beautiful white mansion across the street from Volunteer Park?
9. Hotel Hotel - Fremont
Despite trying so hard to make you think this hostel is a hotel by putting the word hotel in the title twice, it's actually a really nice "hostel" all things considered. It also puts you right smack dab in the middle of Fremont's best restaurants, pubs and shops.
10. Greenlake Guesthouse - Green Lake
Seattle, WA 98103
This 1920 Craftsman-style Seattle bed and breakfast is right across the street from Green Lake itself, making for one hell of a morning walk with your cup of coffee.