Hotel at a Glance: The Edgewater Hotel
Seattle’s waterfront The Edgewater Hotel peers out over Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains from the tip of Pier 67. Despite its edge-of-the-world location, this four-star hotel is just minutes from downtown and the Emerald City’s best attractions.
- Famous guests: Led Zeppelin, KISS, and The Beatles have all stayed at The Edgewater. The Beatles were famously photographed fishing out of their suite.
- Six Seven: award-winning restaurant serves Pacific Northwest cuisine
- In-room amenities: gas fireplaces, fine furnishings, and picture windows with views of Puget Sound or downtown
- Break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center.
- Press accolades: The Edgewater was named one of the world’s best places to stay by Condé Nast Traveler in 2014, as well as the #1 romantic hotel in Seattle by USA Today.
- Eco-friendly souvenirs at the onsite Shop on The Edge
Belltown, Seattle: Popular Artsy Neighborhood just North of Downtown
Located about a mile north of downtown Seattle, Belltown is the city’s most densely populated neighborhood and a great place to experience the spirit of the city. Naturally, that involves coffee (Seattle ranked behind only Portland on Travel + Leisure’s 2014 list of America’s Best Coffee Cities). In Belltown, you’ll find top-notch coffee shops such as Street Bean Coffee, a nonprofit space serving sustainable, locally roasted coffee and artisan pastries. Mixed in with the neighborhood’s java dispensaries and trendy restaurants are an array of art galleries.
About a half mile south is Pike Place Market, one of Seattle’s most renowned attractions. Locals and out-of-towners alike flock to this semi-open-air marketplace to shop for fresh produce, fish, flowers, and meat. Come early in the morning to see the market’s fishmongers do what they’re famous for: tossing the day’s catch back and forth.