Inspiring downtown Seattle 4-star hotel rated #2 by Conde Nast; offers local craft cocktail hour and dining credit.
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Theodore Seattle
A landmark has been reborn as Hotel Theodore Seattle, a modern 4-star hotel that honors the city’s long tradition of makers, builders, and doers. Proud to provide guests with an authentic Emerald City experience—one that values the hand-crafted and custom-tailored over the mass-produced. Each room and suite offers travelers an inspiring respite in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities.
- Where you’ll stay: Rooms feature modern amenities such as Tivoli music player and Nespresso coffee/tea maker.
- Bring Fido: The hotel is pet-friendly and it welcomes your pooch with amenities, including a pet bed, bowls, toy, and a treat.
- Check out Pike Place Market, which is only about a 10-minute stroll from the hotel.
- Extra perk: Each option comes with a $20 credit (per stay), which you can use at Made Coffee Bar or Rider restaurant.
Downtown Seattle, Washington: Art, Architecture, and Famous Coffee in Coastal Urban Center
Street performances, flowers, and fresh-caught fish find a common home at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Founded in 1907, it’s where both sightseers and locals shop. Drop into the Fish Market to watch the staff tossing salmon, halibut, and cod—a famous tradition. There are plenty of nonperishable goods as well, including jewelry and other crafts. And you might want to take a picture in front of the market’s iconic sign, which now rivals the Space Needle as the city’s most recognizable symbol.
The original Starbucks coffeehouse has operated out of Pike Place since the 1970s. You can stop here for a pick-me-up before taking a monorail ride to the Seattle Center, Space Needle, or Dale Chihuly’s Museum of Glass Art. Whether you love books or architecture or both, this futuristic-looking library is worth a visit. The 11-story glass-and-steel structure consists almost entirely of diamond-shaped windows arranged to look like a geometric net. The otherworldly interior is a playground for book lovers. Be sure to check out the library’s “living room” in the morning, when sunlight creates a kaleidoscopic shadow on the floor.