Hotel at a Glance: Seattle Marriott Bellevue
There’s a lot of culture right out the doors of Seattle Marriott Bellevue. After waking up amid the hotel’s contemporary decor, guests venture out to nearby destinations like the Bellevue Square Mall, Bravern Mall, and the Bellevue Arts Museum, which celebrates the creative spirit from everyday objects to modern sculpture.
- Onsite restaurant: The Amuse Restaurant serves farm-to-table style, Pacific Northwestern cuisine using local ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center.
- In-room amenities include 55-inch HD televisions, mini fridges, and laptop-size safes. Sign into your Netflix account from your guest room via the Netflix enabled smart TVs.
- Nearby attractions: Biking trails, multiple golf courses, shopping at Bellevue Square Mall, and cultural attractions such as the Space Needle and the Seattle waterfront.
Bellevue, Washington: Active Retreat Near Seattle
Bellevue—which translates to “beautiful view” in French—sits near the Olympia and Cascade Mountains and 10 miles east of Seattle, positioning travelers to explore verdant wilderness, arts venues, and iconic attractions. The Bellevue Botanical Garden, just more than 1 mile northeast of the hotel, lays out 53 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, and wetlands. Between November 26 and December 31, the Garden D’Lights Festival lines up a half-million light bulbs to compete for attention with constellations overhead. A rotating array of installations at the galleries of the Bellevue Arts Museum spotlight sculptures, paintings, and other contemporary works by local and internationally renowned artists.
The iconic Space Needle sweeps visitors into the sky for panoramas of the metropolitan below. About 12 miles west of Bellevue across Lake Washington, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum exudes the essence of rock ‘n’ roll through interpretative and interactive exhibits that explore the genre’s history and influence on rebellious grandfathers.