Seattle lies along the western section of Washington – by the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It is the major cultural, economic and educational center of the state. It is also the King County’s seat and the United States’ 25th most populous city. With this, various Seattle hotels and accommodations have been established to accommodate its growing number of visitors.
Seattle is prominent for its annual festivals and fairs. This includes Memorial Day Weekend’s Northwest Folklife, the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, several Seafair events from July to August and the Bite of Seattle which is one of the US’ largest Gay Pride Festivals. Then there’s the music and art festival named Bumbershoot of Labor Day weekend, the Seattle Hempfest and 2 distinct Independence Day celebrations. Other notable festivities include ethnic festivities and a Greek festivity of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Native American Pow-Wows).
Accommodations are not hard to find in Seattle, especially if you want to experience any or all of these festivities during your visit. There are a number of Seattle hotels you can choose from which are not only near these celebrations but are also in close proximity to major attractions like the Henry Art Gallery which opened way back 1927; the Seattle Art Museum which opened in the year 1933; the Olympic Sculpture Park which is operated by the museum by the northern section of the waterfront downtown piers; and the Frye Art Museum of First Hill.
Pan Pacific Seattle – This hotel in Seattle lies along the region’s South Lake Union neighborhood. It is a stylish property surrounded by restaurants and boutique shops. A Seattle Streetcar line routinely picks up passengers in front of Pan Pacific.
Guests of this hotel are offered a ton of wonderful amenities like an intimate fireplace, Jerusalem limestone floors and modern furnishings as well as Asian artwork and artifacts. A Starbucks outlet is connected to the hotel via an interior hallway. The Bar which is an onsite restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes and non-alcoholic beverages along with beer, cocktails and wine. Guests will also enjoy the free wireless Internet access, 24hr health club, courtyard, Saunas and 160 stylishly designed guestrooms in an 11-storey building. For the diet conscious, this hotel is just above the “Whole Foods” store which offers organic gourmet meals.
Hyatt at Olive 8 – This is one of the best Seattle hotels you should consider. It has state-of-the-art facilities mixed with sophisticated yet sustainable resources. It features contemporary decorations, energy efficient fixtures, Watt Stopper master power controls, a green housekeeping program, Deluxe King rooms, bathrooms with water-reducing showerheads and walk-in showers as well as Portico bath products and Toto Dual flush toilets. Other amenities are hair dryers, irons with boards, coffee/tea makers, lounge chairs, wireless high speed Internet connectivity and more.