Are you planning your next trip to Seattle? See amazing places like Mount Rainier, Pike Place, museums, coffee shops, music festivals, and restaurants. The Emerald city is also surrounded by water, mountains, and lush forests, but we know where you can stay for the best views. Right on the waterfront, there are a few luxury hotels that offer unobstructed sea views. We did some research and found the best Seattle hotels near the water.

Seattle Waterfront Hotels with Balcony Suites

Edgewater Balcony Suite

  • Seattle Marriott Waterfront – Balcony suites are one reason why Seattle Marriot Waterfront is one of the city’s best waterfront hotels. Try to book a Junior suite or Corner room so you can get panoramic views from the balcony. The sea views are spectacular and so are the sunsets.
  • The Edgewater – This isn’t your typical Seattle hotel, with charming balcony suites built over the water, it’s one of the best on the waterfront. Each overwater suite features a balcony, Adirondack chairs, and panoramic views of Elliot Bay.

Hotels near Pike Place Market

Best Hotels for Couples

  • Hotel 1000 – Hotel 1000’s waterfront setting and stunning views make it the perfect hotel for couples. We highly recommend the Executive and Grand Corner King suites for the stunning views and luxurious soaking tubs. It’s the ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway for two.
  • The Edgewater – Edgewater’s overwater location sets the stage for a romantic getaway for two. The suites were designed for couples, with overwater balconies, cozy fireplaces, and surround waterfall showers.
  • Four Seasons Hotel SeattleWith its elegant waterfront setting, the Four Seasons is another top choice for couples. The Governor and Deluxe Elliot Bay suites have everything you need, including floor-to-ceiling views, marble tubs, and cozy fireplaces. Couples can also enjoy intimate dining at Goldfinch Tavern and soothing treatments at Four Seasons Spa.

Best Hotels for Families

  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle – Four Seasons Seattle is a top choice for families offering a splendid waterfront experience for all ages. The two-bedroom Deluxe Elliot Bay suite is the best option since there are separate rooms and beds. Otherwise, there are cheaper options where you can get sofabeds for the kids. There are several family-friendly attractions nearby too, including the Great Seattle Wheel and the Seattle Aquarium.
  • Kasa the Oxford Apartments – This is a fantastic property for families looking for a spacious and convenient waterfront stay in Seattle. The apartment-style accommodations have everything you need, including a full kitchen. The waterfront location is close to popular attractions like Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Stay in the heart of Seattle’s lively downtown by booking a room at the chic Four Seasons Hotel. Imagine the Seattle Art Museum on one side, Pike Place Market on another, and beautiful views of Elliott Bay to top it all. If a stellar view is what you have in mind, choose the spacious Deluxe Bay-View rooms. For meals overlooking Elliott Bay and Puget Sound, head to the Goldfinch tavern. They also have a heated outdoor infinity pool on the fourth-floor terrace. Soak in the whirlpool as you admire the beautiful Olympic Mountains, the Seattle Great Wheel, and Puget Sound. There’s also a poolside bar and grill to complete your luxury experience.
  • Guest Reviews: Our room was well-appointed with a stunning view. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential Suite
  • Address: 99 Union Street, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98101, United States 

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2. Inn at the Market

The Pike Place Market is a must-visit attraction in Seattle. If you’d like to stay in the midst of all the fishy action, pick the Inn at the Market, the only hotel located here. The newly renovated water-view rooms offer spectacular views of Elliott Bay and beyond. The Deluxe water-view deck rooms have shared balconies with tables and lounge chairs. You can easily grab some wine and cheese from the market and chill on the terrace. Guests can also head to the rooftop water view deck for panoramic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. For more food, the Inn at the Market boasts three of the best restaurants in downtown Seattle. Great food and fabulous views – what more can one ask for?

  • Guest Reviews: The room was spacious and modern with amazing views. The restaurants nearby were excellent.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Beechers Loft
  • Address: 86 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101, United States 

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3. The State Hotel

Experience a piece of Seattle’s history at The State Hotel which was built in 1904. Located just a few steps away from the vibrant Pike Place Market, this hotel lets you experience the spirit of Seattle like no other. Guests can choose between king and queen water-view rooms, both of which are extremely comfortable. There’s also a rooftop deck with plenty of chairs and tables for guests. If craft cocktails and delicious American food are what you’re looking for, head to their restaurant, Ben Paris. Indulge in an adventurous cocktail menu, wines, craft beers, and wholesome food.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was big and comfortable with a fantastic view. The complimentary breakfast was a bonus.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: King rooms
  • Address: 1501 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

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4. Thompson Seattle

Located across from Pike Place Market, Thompson Seattle is a boutique hotel that defines luxury. A number of their rooms have views including King rooms and Studio Suites. Couples will love The Nest, Thompson Seattle’s iconic rooftop bar, cocktail lounge, and terrace. Hovering high above Pike Place Market, this is where guests can forget about the hustle and bustle and relax with the sea views. There are hand-crafted cocktails, wines, and a small snacks menu. There are fire-lit corners and pot plants to add to the ambiance. The other restaurant at Thompson Seattle is Conversation which offers a sensory fine dining experience to its guests.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was amazing with a great view. Great rooftop bar and it was close to Pike Place Market.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suites
  • Address: 110 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101, United States 

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5. The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel

Take a trip down memory lane at the historic Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel. Originally built in 1901, the hotel has now been renovated with natural touches, local art, and inspiration from Seattle’s music scene. For a spectacular water view, book a One-bedroom Suite with Sound view. While there are better suites in the building, the other suites don’t have clear sea views. If you love books and fine dining, the Bookstore Bar & Cafe will be your new happy place. With brick walls, classic books, cocktails, wines, rare whiskeys, and delicious food, this restaurant is magical! Complete your stay with a luxurious treatment from experts at Chroma Spa.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was huge with an amazing tub and the view of the waterfront was spectacular.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 1007 First Avenue, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

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6. Palihotel Seattle

The Palihotel Seattle is a contemporary boutique hotel located across the street from Pike Place Market. The hotel has 96 rooms that are eclectic and bold in design yet extremely comfortable at the same time. For partial water views, opt for Deluxe Queen or Deluxe King rooms which are located on the higher floors. Guests can dine at The Hart and The Hunter, the hotel’s restaurant which serves up Southern-inspired food in a laidback environment. Everything from Pikes Place to the Elliot Bay Waterfront to cafes, bars, and restaurants is just a short stroll away! This quirky hotel embodies the spirit of Seattle perfectly.

  • Guest Reviews: The room and location were exceptional. The restaurant downstairs had the best food and cocktails.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe rooms with view
  • Address: 107 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

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7. Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & Resorts

It’s all about location with this luxury hotel at the intersection of 1000 First Avenue and Madison Street. The Deluxe and Grand Corner King suites are the best options for water views here. But if you want something more affordable, there are Deluxe rooms with views too. For dining, go to the All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar which offers the best seafood in the region. Guests can also indulge at The Spa where rejuvenating treatments will relax every bone in your body.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a beautiful room with a city view. The restaurant and bar were 10/10.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand Corner King Suite
  • Address: 1000 First Avenue, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

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8. Kasa the Oxford Apartments

Downtown Seattle is without a doubt the best place to enjoy everything the Emerald City has to offer. Kasa is located a stone’s throw away from the iconic Pike Place Market and offers luxurious fully furnished apartments. For awesome waterfront views, choose the One-Bedroom Apartment Water View. The large windows bring in plenty of natural light and there’s a full kitchen as well. If you don’t feel like cooking, just head to one of the many high-end restaurants and bars within walking distance. Staying at The Oxford is as close to becoming a Seattleite as it gets.

  • Guest Reviews: Our apartment was well-equipped and comfortable. It was a short walk to Pike Place Market and nice restaurants.
  • Best Rooms: Apartment with sea view
  • Address: 1920 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

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9. Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Another gem of a hotel located close to the world-famous Pike Place Market is the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Out of all the sea view rooms, the King Panoramic View Corner Room and 1-bedroom Junior Suite are our top picks here. For dining, Hook & Plow restaurant offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy Seattle’s best waterfront views. The cozy patio seating and locally sourced, diverse menu are simply the cherry on the cake. Seattle Marriott Waterfront also has a fitness center and a heated pool. But you can always head out for a run along the gorgeous waterfront.

  • Guest Reviews: The room with the view of the ocean and the piers was wonderful. Many waterfront restaurants were an easy walk.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior Suites
  • Address: 2100 Alaskan Way, Belltown, Seattle, WA 98121, United States 

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10. The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel

Set over the water on Pier 67, this popular hotel offers stunning views of the waterfront and the city. The overwater suites are the best, with warm rustic décor, private balconies, and sweeping views of Elliot Bay. The views don’t’ stop with the rooms though. Six Seven, Edgewater’s award-winning restaurant offers breathtaking views from the terrace or dining room. The rates may be a little high but watching the sunrise over Puget Sound from your private balcony makes it worth every penny.

  • Guest Reviews: The fireplace room was great with a wonderful city view. It was a lovely place to watch the sunset.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suites
  • Address: 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

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Seattle Waterfront Hotels Map

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Best Seattle Waterfront Suites

Seattle Waterfront HotelsBest Rooms
Four Seasons Hotel SeattlePresidential Suite
Inn at the MarketBeechers Loft
The State HotelKing rooms
Thompson SeattleSuites
The Alexis Royal Sonesta HotelOne-bedroom Suite
Palihotel SeattleDeluxe rooms with view
Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & ResortsGrand Corner King Suite
Kasa the Oxford ApartmentsApartment with sea view
Seattle Marriott WaterfrontJunior Suites
The EdgewaterSuites
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