Where to stay for two nights in Seattle?
July 15, 2014 11:11 PM Subscribe
My husband and I want to spent this Friday and Saturday night in a nice-ish hotel in Seattle, but we aren't sure what neighborhoods we should even be looking in. I don't know the city very well, so I could use some guidance!
posted by Narrative Priorities to Travel & Transportation around Seattle, WA (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm about four weeks into a six week workshop in Seattle, and as I normally live in Brooklyn, NY, I haven't seen my husband for a month! My workshop housing is in the U District, so I've spent a decent amount of time walking up and down the Ave and getting to know this area better, but I've been so busy that I've hardly had time to go anywhere that's more than a fifteen minute walk away.
My husband is going to be here this weekend, and we decided that we'd like to stay in a hotel for two nights so I can have a break from workshop-mode and see a different part of the city. A couple people have said we should just stay downtown but…should we? Is that the Seattle equivalent of staying in Times Square? I HAVE NO IDEA???
Things that I'm into:
Walking around looking at stuff
Delicious food and drink
Breweries and/or distilleries
Good places to hang out reading or writing or having a nice conversation
Really good coffee
Cool buildings and/or parks I can walk around
Bonus for outdoor markets of any kind
O Y S T E R S
Things I don't really care about on this particular trip:
We are okay with using public transit, and we're strong and able-bodied and happy to walk longish distances. We also have a ZipCar membership and are okay with driving a little to do one-off things, if needed. But really, the more we can do stuff on foot, the better.
As for our budget…? Well I mean, I would RATHER this not be insanely expensive, but I understand it's peak season and that we're probably looking at about $200 a night at least. Cheaper is better but you know, within reason!
So….where should we be looking?
Suggestions for neighborhoods would be great
Suggestions for specific hotels or B&Bs would be great
Suggestions for specific things to do IN those neighborhoods would be a bonus!