Hotel at a Glance: The Edgewater Hotel
Seattle's only waterfront hotel, The Edgewater peers out over Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains from the tip of Pier 67. Despite its edge-of-the-world location, this 4-star hotel remains 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: Deluxe king and 2-doubles rooms come with gas fireplaces, fine furnishings, picture windows with views of Puget Sound or downtown
- Break a sweat: In the 24-hour fitness center
- Press accolades: The Edgewater was named the best hotel in Seattle by CNBC in 2010.
- On-site shopping: Find your Seattle souvenirs at the eco-friendly Shop...Till You Drop.
Seattle's Belltown: Popular Waterfront Neighborhood Bordering Downtown
The one-time domain of Seattle's billowing industrial corridor, today Belltown is the city's most densely populated neighborhood, located on the northwest border of downtown. Where all those warehouses once stood, there are now high-rise condos, boutique shops, and more than 100 restaurants. The attractions coupled with the area's walkability convinced CNN Money to name Belltown the the "Best Neighborhood to Retire." The whole western edge of the neighborhood abuts Elliott Bay—for great water views and a peek into the city's storied arts scene, check out the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Street performers often play music beneath the iconic Public Market Center sign at the open-air Pike Place Market, located on the border of Belltown and downtown. One of Seattle’s most renowned attractions, the marketplace bustles with both locals and out-of-towners browsing vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers, and meat. Before the spread of Starbucks to every corner, Seattleites grabbed cups of java at the company's original coffeehouse, which opened here in 1971.