Seattle's most romantic hotels are ideal for romantic weekend getaways for locals and destination hotels for travelers. Downtown Seattle has a number of hotels that are sure to put some spice in your weekend. Situated close to many of the best restaurants in town as well as plenty of things to do, most of these hotels offer prime locations along with romantic interiors.
But it doesn't hurt to look a little outside of town either, especially if you're idea of romance veers toward something without any traffic nearby.
Whether you prefer a ritzy city getaway or a quiet lodge within a quick drive of Seattle, there’s a local hotel with exactly your kind of romance.
Located right on Seattle's waterfront with stunning views of Elliott Bay and mountains in the distance, The Edgewater is undeniably romantic in every possible way. Each and every room has a gas fireplace and views, as well as top-notch amenities (including a rubber ducky in each room!). For classic rock fans, the hotel has a little extra appeal as everyone from The Beatles to Led Zepplin has stayed here. You can even book The Beatles Room. You don't even really need to leave the hotel to enjoy it as the Six Seven Restaurant is right on the premises, but it's a short walk or drive to Seattle's Waterfront, downtown Seattle and Seattle Center.
If your idea of romance involves theaters and restaurants, then Hotel Monaco is for you. Right in the heart of downtown Seattle, Hotel Monaco is within walking distance of the 5th Avenue Theatre and many of Seattle's best restaurants. But adjacent to the hotel is Outlier, a restaurant and bar that offers a chic and romantic atmosphere within steps of your room. For couples, enjoy an in-room massage and city views from your room. For locals, Hotel Monaco has a number of discounts and deals for residents of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
Like Hotel Monaco, Alexis Hotel is a Kimpton Hotel that aims to have beautiful decor and a central location. Alexis Hotel gets you a bit closer to the Waterfront, but still within a short walk of theaters and restaurants. Romantic amenities include some rooms with fireplaces and all with luxurious soaking tubs, an onsite spa and an evening wine hour in the lobby. Some rooms have views of the Seattle Great Wheel, but all have views of twinkling city lights. The Bookstore Bar + Cafe is also onsite and has bookshelves lining the walls, which only furthers the inviting atmosphere at this hotel.
Built in 1924, the Fairmont Olympic is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's inherently romantic due to its historic charm and grand decor. For those who seek upscale, the Fairmont is filled from top to bottom with upscale appeal and top-notch service. The rooms are elegant and perfect for a breakfast in bed together. The hotel also has some romantic onsite amenities, including the Georgian restaurant, which serves French-inspired Northwest cuisine and where you can enjoy afternoon tea.
Opened in 1909, Hotel Sorrento is one of Seattle’s most historic hotels and its history is part of what makes this hotel romantic. Each of the hotels’ 76 rooms are completely unique and retain period touches that make these rooms stand out from most chain hotels. Hotel Sorrento is located in First Hill, which is a 10 to 15 minute walk to downtown. While there are some restaurants in the area, the Fireside Room at the hotel is among the best with mahogany wood paneling and old timey elegance. If you want a little extra romance, you can book a romance package that includes touches like turn down service with rose petals sprinkled on your bed.
A half hour away from downtown Seattle is Willows Lodge in Woodinville, the local wine country. While you won’t be within walking distance of Seattle’s top attractions, you also won’t be right in the middle of the big city. Sometimes romance is best this way! Willows Lodge has a balance of rustic and modern appeal and many amenities that take romance to the next level—soaking tubs with views of the TV and fireplace, in-room fireplaces, luxurious massages and treatments at the spa, as well as the amazing onsite restaurant—Barking Frog. Just outside your door, you’ll be able to walk to some of the Seattle-area’s best wineries and Red Hook Brewery, too!
About a half hour from downtown Seattle is Salish Lodge, perched at a point on the Snoqualmie River right next to the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Many rooms have river views and all have jetted tubs and fireplaces. If the setting near a waterfall isn’t romantic enough, Salish Lodge also has romance packages, an onsite restaurant with views and even a Romance Concierge who can help you completely customize your visit.