Comfortable Hotel Between Tacoma and Seattle
Federal Way, Washington, was established as a logging settlement about midway between Tacoma and Seattle. The timber industry is still big business in town, but there’s also a lot of natural beauty—state parks, botanical gardens, and miles of pristine shoreline. Guests of the Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites have easy access to the sights, thanks to the hotel’s complimentary shuttle. It operates from 6 a.m. to midnight, covering a 5-mile radius that includes the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. There’s free parking at the hotel, too, so day trips to Seattle are a breeze.
Inside, the hotel is a family- and business-friendly environment. Kids will enjoy the heated indoor pool, while those here for work will find everything they need in the business center. Ten different restaurants can be found within a half-mile of the hotel, and the onsite Seasons Restaurant serves fine dining for breakfast and dinner. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast that includes a choice of cereal, eggs, bread, and fruit.
Highlights of Federal Way, WA
- Scenic setting: The coastal town is rich in natural beauty, especially at Dash Point State Park, an expansive seaside camping area with more than 11 miles of hiking and biking trails.
- Don’t miss: The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, a tropical conservatory that’s home to 60 bonsai trees from six Pacific Rim nations.
- Attractions within a half hour: The open-air Pike Place Market, one of Seattle’s most renowned attractions, the marketplace bustles with vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers, and meat.
- The original Starbucks: Before the spread of Starbucks to every corner, Seattleites grabbed cups of java at the company's original coffeehouse, which first opened here in 1971.