Welcome to Seattle, WA! Blue water surrounds the Emerald City of Seattle. Cupped between the jagged Olympic Mountains to the west and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range to the east, Seattle sits on a narrow strip of land between Puget Sound and 18-mile-long Lake Washington. Frequent rains keep Seattle cleaner than most other cities of similar size.

Downtown Hotels Seattle offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the heart of Seattle. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Book securely online for great rates on hotels in Seattle's downtown district!

Downtown Seattle Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle offers a superb location in Downtown Seattle. …more

Additional Hotels:

Executive Hotel Pacific
400 Spring Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Hotel Monaco Seattle
1101 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

W Seattle Hotel
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Hotel Vintage Park
1100 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
1113 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Hilton Seattle
1301 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Hotel 1000
1000 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Alexis Hotel -A Kimpton Hotel
1007 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Inn At Harbor Steps
1221 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

The Warwick Seattle Hotel
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

Motif Seattle
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Roosevelt Hotel -A Coast Hotel
1531 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Inn At Virginia Mason
1006 Spring Street
Seattle, WA 98101

About Seattle

Seattle, Washington, is a diverse city made up of many distinct neighborhoods. From the freethinkers of Fremont to the sophisticated young professionals of Queen Anne, each Seattle neighborhood has its own unique style and flair. The hilly city is not the capital of the state, but it is the largest city in Washington. Seattle is a global city, serving as the home for many well-known companies, including Starbucks. The city is surrounded by vast expanses of water, including the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

The founders of Seattle arrived in the vicinity in 1851. The Denny party, led by Arthur Denny, established the first settlement in the area now known as West Seattle. Later, the group moved to the present-day downtown area for better access to the protected harbor at Elliot Bay. The settlers named their new town in honor of Chief Sealth, a Duwamish Indian leader who was a friend of the growing town. By 1869, the city had reached a population of 2,000 citizens. Many of the city's early economical successes came from the abundance of lumber and coal in the area.

With the completion of a train connection in 1883, the population of Seattle began to climb rapidly. By this time, the city's other resources were in high demand, including fish and shipbuilding. The city continued to build an astounding number of new wood buildings each month. A devastating fire in June of 1889 put a halt to much of this construction. The fire destroyed the majority of Seattle's business district, including 32 blocks and several wharves. The city was quick to rebuild with a new ordinance encouraging the construction of brick buildings. Several years later, the discovery of gold in nearby Alaska proved a big boom for Seattle's growth.

Seattle's shipyards filled a crucial role in shipbuilding for the United State's efforts in World War I. After the war, Seattle residents struggled particularly hard with the Great Depression. The government's new demands for ships during World War II, coupled with the founding of Boeing in Seattle, helped bolster Seattle's economy once more. After the war, Seattle faced a series of downturns in the local economy. Fresh orders for Boeing, however, provided Seattle a much-needed boost. In 1962, the city hosted the futuristic Seattle World's Fair. The iconic Space Needle was completed for the fair. Despite an economic slump in the 1970s, the city has continued to reinvent itself to stay relevant in today's world.