Downtown Seattle hotels are the best choices for city visitors whether for business or vacation travel. That puts you close to many of the major attractions, and to the waterfront too. There's only one waterfront hotel, the Edgewater Inn, which is one of our top choices for stays in the city. The Inn at Harbor Steps and the Hotel Vintage Park are also perfect luxury lodging options if you want to indulge yourself at the start or end of your journey along the Pacific Coast Highway.
What the Edgewater has is – surprise, surprise – a beautiful location right on the edge of the water, overlooking Elliott Bay. It's the only waterfront hotel in the city, and worth paying the extra for a room with a Bay view.
Hotel Vintage Park
With our weakness for wine, this is an obvious choice. Anyone planning to visit Washington Wine Country should check in here for its nightly wine tastings in the hotel lobby, special wine events, and the help it will give you in planning a personal wine tour of the region, through its special partnerships with vineyards and wineries.
Inn at Harbor Steps
A short stroll from the Art Museum and the waterfront, the stylish Inn at Harbor Steps stands out because most of its rooms have balconies looking over an inner garden courtyard. Oh yes, and each room comes with its own teddy bear, available for adoption.
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To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.
In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.
We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.
The 2018 edition of our Hotels Guide is available for the Kindle, with maps and photos in color, if you have a color reader. You can buy it in the US Kindle Store and in the UK Kindle Store and around the world.
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 in the UK Amazon Store.