Hotel at a Glance: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Seattle Downtown/ S Lake Union
Winner of a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence, this Marriott hotel in downtown Seattle puts you just minutes from the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood. You can reach these and other nearby attractions with the hotel’s complimentary shuttle—that is, when you’re not swimming in the indoor pool or enjoying happy hour at the onsite bar.
- Start the day right with a free hot breakfast buffet.
- Dine on Northwest cuisine at the hotel’s Bistro on Yale.
- In-suite amenities include kitchenettes, separate living areas, and free WiFi.
- Central location: The property is just 1 mile northeast of Pike Place Market and 1 mile southwest of hip Capitol Hill.
South Lake Union, Seattle: Booming Neighborhood near Downtown
Growing in population and per-capita spending every year, South Lake Union is one of Seattle’s up-and-coming neighborhoods. Here you’ll find wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and a modern streetcar system providing easy access to a bevy of things to do, eat, and see. A location directly north of downtown doesn’t hurt, either.
Pike Place Market, just minutes away, sees around 10 million visitors file through yearly. The market was founded in 1907 in response to growing outrage at the skyrocketing price of onions, and there’s still a wealth of affordable fruits and veggies for sale today. For many, though, the bazaar’s main attraction is the fishmongers who chant orders to one another and fling salmon across the stalls.