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- Best Overall: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A contemporary property with warm and hospitable touches, including welcoming staff and blazing fireplaces."
- Best View: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington At Seattle's Southport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Rises into the sky to deliver uninterrupted views of calm lake waters, wooded hills and serene suburban communities."
- Best for Proximity: Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The closest hotel to the airport."
- Best for Style: Seattle Airport Marriott – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Guest rooms have modern furnishings and bathrooms with walk-in showers and adjustable shower heads."
- Best for Privacy: Guest House Bed & Breakfast – See Rates at TripAdvisor "One of the best features of the property are the gardens."
- Best for Convenience: Hotel Interurban – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Surrounded by large shopping malls with boutique outlets, restaurants, bars, movie theatres and more."
- Best for Couples: Cedarbrook Lodge – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Guests at the hotel can indulge in couples’ treatments at the spa."
- Best for Business: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Excellently situated to provide a complete conference and business service within its 40,000 ft of event space."
- Best B&B: Three Tree Point Bed & Breakfast – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Set in a quiet, tree-lined residential community on a scenic hillside location."
Best Overall: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
Less than a mile from the airport terminal and overlooking the picturesque Bow Lake, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport is a contemporary property with warm and hospitable touches including welcoming staff, blazing fireplaces and complimentary, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The hotel is built around an open courtyard with a seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, wooden decking and landscaped gardens.
Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with ergonomic furniture and HDTVs with video games and cable channels. Suites also come with soaking tubs in the bathroom and sweeping views over the lake and airport through floor-to-ceiling windows or a private balcony. The Seaports restaurant does a casual lunch and dinner service with burgers, steaks, salads and more. Next door, the Seaports Lounge has widescreen TVs playing an assortment of sports games, and a high-tech golf simulator provides a state-of-the-art gaming experience. Guests can also pick up coffees, sandwiches and other snacks to-go at the Thunderbird Market shop.
Best View: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington At Seattle's Southport
Set directly on the shore of Lake Washington, the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington At Seattle's Southport rises into the sky to deliver uninterrupted views of calm lake waters, wooded hills and serene suburban communities — with the Seattle skyline on the horizon. One of the best places to take in these views is the award-winning Waters Table restaurant. Recently awarded "Best Outdoor Dining" by 425 Magazine, the restaurant celebrates food traditions of the region by using local producers to supply meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Dishes range from coconut shrimp curry and duck gumbo to grass-fed beef burgers, Skuna Bay salmon and herb-roasted chicken.
At The Market, a 24-hour café and convenience store, guests can get barista-made coffee and pre-made snacks to-go or enjoy in-store. Also enjoying great lake views, guest rooms and suites have a retro tone reminiscent of the 60s but come with an enormous smart TV as well as other modern fixtures and amenities.
Best for Proximity: Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport
Situated directly over the highway from the airport terminal drive, the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport is the closest hotel to the airport, and the short journey can be completed free of charge thanks to a complimentary shuttle service. Guest rooms are modern and minimal, with futuristic furnishings and a sophisticated color scheme of soothing greys. Room features include pillowtop beds, shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, widescreen TVs with cable channels and complimentary bottled water. Suites also come with a living area separated from the bedroom by French doors.
Hotel amenities include a large indoor lap pool available for every season, a fitness room with a range of exercise equipment and a business center with public-use computers and printing and scanning services. There are also eight meeting and banquet rooms, along with a landscaped garden courtyard. The hotel has an overnight parking service that can also accommodate long-term parking. The RBG Bar & Grill serves casual comfort food and a variety of cocktails, wines and other beverages. Additionally, there's an on-site convenience store that sells snacks and travel essentials.
Best for Style: Seattle Airport Marriott
A 15-minute walk (and less than a five-minute drive) from the terminals will get guests to the Seattle Airport Marriott, where the recently renovated lobby presents an impressive scene of rich carpets, soft leather seating, decorative ceiling lamps and a stone-lined fireplace. Guest rooms are comfortable, featuring modern furnishings and bathrooms with walk-in showers and adjustable shower heads.
The Aqua Terra restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves hearty farm-to-table fare, with regional seafood dishes being a speciality. There's also a lounge bar section where guests can relax and socialize over beverages. The Consummate Grind café sells fresh coffee and baked pastries for guests throughout the day. Other hotel perks include a patio area with chairs, couches and raised flower beds and a spacious, well-stocked gym, which is open 24/7 and has cardio and weights machines, free weights, yoga mats and exercise balls.
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Best for Privacy: Guest House Bed & Breakfast
Set in a peaceful neighborhood just seven minutes from the airport, Guest House Bed & Breakfast is a home away from home for weary travellers. The two-bedroom suite features a sitting room, a wood-burning fireplace and comfortable furnishings that match the 50s style of the house.
One of the best features of the property are the gardens. Carefully tended, they are filled with lawns and colorful flowers which attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are also vegetable beds with cucumbers, spinach and other greens, herbs and edible flowers and fruits including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Fresh garden produce is used in the excellent gourmet breakfasts, which are seasonally inspired and include savory entrees such as green chili soufflé and smoked salmon quiche, followed by coffee cake and cranberry scones. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on a wooden deck. In addition to outdoor tables and chairs, this area also has a jetted hot tub.
Best for Convenience: Hotel Interurban
Set in the heart of the major commercial zone of Southcenter, the Hotel Interurban is surrounded by large shopping malls with boutique outlets, restaurants, bars, movie theatres, bowling alleys and an indoor skydiving center. There are also good transportation links nearby, with major roads, light rail and the Tukwila Amtrak station all less than a 10-minute drive from the airport.
The hotel is modern and high-tech, as shown by the hotel service robot "Hazel." An attraction in her own right, she can be seen carrying toiletries and snacks to guest rooms, dispensing truffle treats in the lobby and telling jokes in the hotel hallways. The contemporary vibe continues in the guest rooms, with stylish minimalist furnishings and ergonomic chairs. The on-site Waterleaf Restaurant and Bar serves a selection of meals and beverages all day from avocado toast, cereals and burritos for breakfast, and burgers, salads and Asian dishes during lunch and dinner, as well as comfort snacks in the late evening. There is also an Urban Roast for take-away coffee, sandwiches and baked goods.
Best for Couples: Cedarbrook Lodge
Looking out onto the woodlands of Bow Lake Reservoir and set amid smooth green lawns, freshwater pools and vibrant flower beds, Cedarbrook Lodge is located just five minutes from the airport terminals. Guests at the hotel can indulge in couples’ treatments at the spa, which can include massage, soaking tubs and exfoliation services, as well as exclusive offerings such as Vichy shower hydrotherapy and a petrified wood bodywork experience.
The Copperleaf Restaurant is a cozy and intimate place to dine, with a real stone fireplace and candle-lit tables. It serves a farm-to-table menu with game, wild-foraged mushrooms, seafoods and organic farm products paired with cocktails, wines and craft beers and ciders. The Copperleaf Bar and Terrace offers a more relaxed setting with a terrace overlooking the grounds, and serves more casual fare such as burgers, wraps and salads. Guest rooms are small but communal living areas provide more space to relax. Some rooms also come with small balconies with views of the gardens.
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Best for Business: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
Directly connected to the airport via a sky bridge, the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center provides a complete conference and business service within its 40,000 ft of event space. In addition to numerous meeting rooms with video conference and other audio-visual equipment, there are large ballrooms with capacity for over 700 attendees, capable of hosting seminars, celebrations and marketing events. There are also two complete business centers, providing services such as scanning, remote printing and complimentary Wi-Fi.
After a busy day, guests can work out at the fully equipped fitness center, swim in the outdoor pool, and relax on the sun loungers or in the nearby whirlpool spa. The guest rooms are simple, comfortable and include Wi-Fi and work desks with swivel chairs. The all-purpose Spencer’s restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves American comfort foods in a steakhouse setting.
Best B&B: Three Tree Point Bed & Breakfast
Although just a 15-minute drive from the airport, Three Tree Point Bed & Breakfast feels a world away, set in a quiet, tree-lined residential community with views over Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The property has two private accommodations, the Cottage and the Suite. Both come with a separate bedroom, living room with a fireplace, a dining area and full kitchen filled with healthy breakfast ingredients. Down blankets and a pillow menu ensure a good night’s sleep, and a HDTV with cable movies provides digital entertainment.
Outside, private patios have outdoor tables, chairs and shade umbrellas for alfresco dining. The Suite has a cozier and homier vibe, with leather couches, thick rugs and colorful cushions in abundance. The newer Cottage is built to take advantage of the views, with Mt. Rainier visible through the bedroom windows. The property also has a jetted hot tub on a wooden sun deck — a great place to watch the sun set behind the mountains.
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