A city that’s been the backdrop for a uber-popular rom-com, a trilogy of best-selling racy novels and slick long-running sitcom definitely isn’t short on romance. For starters, there’s that the jaw-dropping skyline set against the equally jaw-dropping background of Mount Rainier, then there’s the plentiful supply of chic upscale restaurants and bars many with a seriously stunning waterfront setting. If that’s not enough loved up couples can sup on cocktails on swish rooftop bars, take a stroll in one of the many leafy parks, go boating on Green Lake or sneak in a kiss on the viewing deck of the iconic space needle. This is a city with soul, and if you’re planning a romantic itinerary here you’ll need an equally charming place to stay, so here are the most romantic hotels in Seattle…
1. The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel – a beautiful and very romantic upscale Seattle retreat
This unique and engaging four-star hotel is located on Pier 67, affording stunning views of Elliot Bay, while still being located in downtown Seattle. A more romantic stay is hard to imagine as the décor at the Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel is pure amber noon, distilled into the very fabric of the place.
The Pacific Northwest ambiance pervades the Six Seven Restaurant sweeping from blue to gold as days pass over the bay. Retire to your room and luxuriate in front of the fireplace, or enjoy European-spa bathroom with its robes and upscale toiletries. Bedrooms at this romantic Seattle abode also feature minibars and coffee making facilities as well as TV, Wi-Fi, safe and a hairdryer. It’s a mixture of service, location, and quirkiness that make this a must in Seattle.
• Prices from $170 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel
2. Hotel Ballard – an intimate and romantic hotel with plush historic style interiors
The Ballard is made for couples reconnecting with a romantic getaway. Hotel Ballard is the only hotel serving the Ballard, Fremont, and Wallingford neighborhoods, but its location still manages to ensure easy access to Seattle’s many attractions. Though boutique, it provides access to premium amenities.
Lovers can enjoy a workout together at the Olympic Athletic Club & Spa, and when your appetite is piqued, enjoy authentic French cuisine in the Stoneburner. The twenty-nine rooms are apex luxury with lush linens, Molten Brown products, soft robes, and sumptuous bathrooms, as well as Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryers, safes, and coffee makers.
• Prices from $230 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Hotel Ballard Seattle
3. Thompson Seattle – a sleek, sexy and contemporary hotel offering stunning views
This 12-story glass building is located right in the center of all the action in downtown Seattle and just a short walk from the pretty Puget Sound waterfront (which is perfect for romantic strolls). It’s also not far to the very popular Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum, the 4-star exceptionally rated Thompson Hotel is spot on in terms of location. It also makes a perfect break for couples visiting Seattle, the sleek and sexy contemporary interiors come complete with bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, 42-inch TVs, and rainfall showers in the bathrooms.
For a truly romantic Seattle break opt for upgraded rooms that offer truly incredible panoramic city or sea views. Couples can opt from the Scout PNW farm-to-table restaurant space or the gorgeous rooftop bar, cocktail lounge, and terrace that can be found in the famous Nest area on top of the building. A truly gorgeous and very chic and romantic contemporary Seattle hotel with fabulous views – you probably won’t want to leave!
- Prices from $200 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for New Thompson Seattle
4. Kimpton Alexis Hotel – a chic and romantic Seattle hotel housed in a 1901 downtown landmark building
Start your romantic Sleepless in Seattle break at the four-star Kimpton Alexis. Housed in a landmark building near the waterfront, all of Seattle can be found right on your doorstep. After visiting the sites, enjoy the romantic hotel’s amenities. Recent renovations have elevated it to the heights of taste and comfort.
Eat well at The Bookstore Bar & Cafe that serves up quality cuisine made using local ingredients, or workout together in the on-site fitness center complete with its very own climbing wall! Bedrooms reflect the lavish renovations with sumptuous furnishings and sleek modern bathrooms, and luxurious robes are supplied to compliment the premium Atalier Bloem bathing products. Of course, amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, and hairdryers are all included, making this a luxurious yet practical base from which to enjoy your romantic break.
• Prices from $190 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Alexis Hotel
5. Motif Seattle – an upscale independent hotel with a gorgeous rooftop restaurant that will impress your loved one!
Pacific Northwest style is very much the Motif here. For a classy, sexy, romantic break, look no further than this chic four-star city hotel and a prime location near Pike Place Market and the monorail. After a hard day touring, unwind in Frolik Kitchen with cocktails and dishes created from fresh, sustainable ingredients.
Seattle is renowned for creative arts, and the Motif honors that with its ‘Visiting Artist Program.’ The Motif Hotel Seattle is definitely geared to nourishing both the mind and body, and guest rooms are refined with sumptuous furnishings, modern bathrooms, and a choice of views. The romantic rooms cater for practicality too, with Wi-Fi, TV, mini-fridge, hairdryer, and coffee makers to get you going in the morning.
• Prices from $160 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Motif Hotel Seattle
6. Fairmont Olympic Hotel – a swish upscale hotel housed in an elegant Italian Renaissance-style building perfect for a romantic break
The five-star Fairmont Olympic Hotel has been a Seattle landmark since the nineteen twenties, and to this day, it still provides the perfect romantic hideaway for visitors to the city. Its downtown location by the waterfront makes touring Seattle a breeze. The hotel’s décor is classically chic.
With its abundance of amenities, the Fairmont offers couples enjoyable experiences within their walls. Enjoy intimate meals in Shuckers Oyster Bar or grab a bite in the 4th Ave Espresso Bar before hitting the city. If you’re looking for quiet time together, visit the pool and spa for a spot of pampering. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated and feature charging ports, flat-screen TVs and USB connections, as well as super comfy beds and marble bathrooms.
• Prices from $180 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Fairmont Olympic Hotel
7. The Graduate – a laid back hotel housed 1930s art deco style building perfect for a unique romantic break
The Graduate is in Seattle’s University District, just a short stroll from the University Of Washington campus. Its nineteen-thirties Art Deco façade, and collegiate atmosphere provides the chemistry to ignite your romantic getaway. Enjoy intimate food and drinks at the Mountaineering Club rooftop bar, or enjoy a libation and repast at Poindexters.
After a hard day’s research, relax in the Art Deco style bedrooms that are a playful mix of super stylish and sumptuously comfortable. Featuring luxury linens, complimentary toiletries, Wi-Fi, HD TV, coffee makers, and minibars, you may never want to leave. The light mixture of collegiate humor, genuine comfort, and friendly service make the Graduate a great place to stay.
• Prices from $100 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Graduate Hotel Seattle
8. The Mayflower Park Hotel – a refined European-influenced downtown hotel offering very romantic bedrooms
The Mayflower is part of Seattle’s history. This 1920’s building has been restored to its original glory and is now decorated with crystal, gleaming brass, and antiques redolent of European elegance. The pure glamour of this hotel creates the perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway. Its location, just steps away from Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront, lay the city at your feet.
The Mayflower provides fine dining at the Andalucia Restaurant, with authentic Mediterranean cuisine, or you are invited to enjoy cocktails in Olivers Lounge before hitting Seattle’s nightspots. After a fun night, your room beckons. With sumptuous bedding, luxury bathroom with robes, and premium potions, comfort is assured here. The blending of quality, comfort, and service consistently earns this hotel excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.
• Prices from $100 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Mayflower Park Hotel
9. Kimpton Hotel Vintage – a sophisticated wine-themed hotel which makes a great base for romantic Seattle stays
The four-star Kimpton Hotel Vintage is located in downtown Seattle, and the hotel offers modern, chic, and comfortable accommodation throughout. The Kimpton positioned opposite the Seattle Public Library echoes that sense of community and coming together that the city is so famous for, making it an ideal location for a romantic getaway.
Spoil yourselves in-room with the spa service or socialize at the nightly wine reception. Indulge yourselves at Tulio, the Kempton’s award-winning Italian restaurant. If all that mingling leaves you wanting something more personal, your room will not disappoint. Luxuriate on your King bed in sumptuous robes from the elegant bathroom, or enjoy a drink from the minibar while keeping up to date with Wi-Fi and HD TV.
• Prices from $180 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Hotel Vintage
10. Hotel Andra – a chic, Scandinavian-inspired hotel which is great for couples
The Hotel Andra is a blend of Northwestern and Scandinavian style, resulting in a four-star ambiance that is very much conducive to closeness and romance. Located close to Pike Place Market and the downtown retail neighborhood, the Andra is situated in the beating heart of the city. Enjoy a fusion of North-Western and African cuisine in the hotels Lola restaurant, or alternatively, savor authentic Italian cuisine in Assaggio; neither will disappoint.
The Scandinavian-Northwestern style permeates your room, ensuring plenty of ‘hygge’ during your stay. Set the temperature and lounge on the super comfy bed together or cuddle up with flatscreen TV together in your sumptuous robes from the plush spa bathroom. Your everyday practicalities are catered for with Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and ironing facilities while the Hotel Andra’s calm, stylish ambiance makes for the perfect base from which to begin your romantic break.
• Prices from $210 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Hotel Andra Seattle
11. Hotel Theodore – a classic, downtown Seattle hotel dating from 1929 which makes a chic base for a romantic stay
The four-star Theodore Hotel Seattle famously celebrates all things crafted by makers and doers’ and works hard to integrate that sentiment into its own hospitality. If you book your romantic trip here, some of that care will imbue your experience too. Located at the junction of 7th Avenue and Pine St, you are within easy reach of Seattle’s bustling museums, cafes, and boutiques. Theodore’s own restaurant, Rider, produces honest, wholesome foods with the freshest ingredients and the bounties of Puget Sound.
The rooms at Theodore are comfortable and well decorated with a sense of integrity. The King bed yields sumptuous comfort, while the classic bathroom provides cozy robes and premium bath potions. The daily practicalities are addressed with free Wi-Fi and HD TV. Of course, you can bookend the days with the honor bar and coffee maker. It’s a blend of quality, service and location make it a great place to stay.
• Prices from $120 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Hotel Theodore Seattle
12. Kimpton Palladian Hotel – a beautiful and romantic Seattle hotel housed in a historic building with vintage-modern styling
Straddling the retail district and Belltown, this hotel is close to both the waterfront and Seattle’s thriving food, drink, and music scenes. It proudly occupies a landmark building retouched with assured, contemporary masculinity. The Kimpton Palladian Hotel houses celebrated eateries, Shake + Spear, a seafood restaurant, and Penny Royal, a speakeasy oozing dark promise.
The Kimpton is made for a sexy, romantic weekend in the sizzling city of Seattle with bedrooms that feature bold accent pieces and strong imagery. Comfort is assured with Frette bedlinen, designer bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and HD TV, and having been voted one of the “Best Hotels in Seattle for 2020,” its pedigree assures its quality throughout.
• Prices from $170 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Palladian Hotel
13. Renaissance Seattle Hotel – a sumptuous hotel which offers a stylish base for a romantic city stay
With stunning views over Puget Sound, this four-star hotel is conveniently located near CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. Offering an incredibly central location, impressive amenities, and comfortable rooms, the Renaissance Seattle Hotel is perfect for romantic breaks. Dine in-house at The Fig & The Judge or setup for the day with coffee and pastries from The 515. A well-equipped gym is included, just to balance any overindulgences during your vacation.
After a magical evening out, set the temperature and snuggle into your sumptuous king bed. The robes and premium Aveda potions make you feel pristine and pampered. Your room comes supplied with widescreen TV, hairdryer, and mini-fridge, to serve your practical requirements. Its balance of location, service, and comfort make it a perfect place for couples.
• Prices from $140 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Renaissance Seattle Hotel
14. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle – a chic and sophisticated hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle
If the key to romance is to perform magic, then booking into the four-star Kimpton Hotel Monaco might be the perfect enchantment. On arrival, the lobby sets the scene with taste, verve, and attention to detail that would be hard to rival anywhere in the world.
The romantic Seattle hotel’s location just moments away from Pacific Place, and Benaroya Hall completes the spell. Enjoy cocktails together at the Outlier to elevate enchantment just that bit more. After a spellbinding Chicago evening, retire to the luxury of your King bed, wrapped in cozy robes, refreshed and revitalized by the premium bathroom potions. Your practical requirements are met with Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and HD TV. The combination of high levels of service, comfort, and location earns this hotel consistently excellent TripAdvisor reviews.
• Prices from $170 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
15. Hotel Sorrento – an elegant and romantic Italian-influenced hotel set in a 1909 landmark building in downtown Seattle
For that grown-up romantic getaway, the four-star Hotel Sorrento is a perfect fit. Serving the needs of discerning travelers for over a century, and located in Seattle’s historic First Hill, you are off to the perfect start. The Sorento itself is a tasteful blend of authentic history with modern metropolitan luxury.
With cozy nooks, corners, and chambers, you can enjoy fine dining or relaxing drinks in several venues like the Dunbar Room, The Fireside Room & The Garden. Like any hotel worth the name, the Sorrento offers a full fitness center to keep you fit and invigorated. Bedrooms are relaxed yet opulent with luxury linens, designer bathrooms, and in-room entertainment, including HD TV, Wi-Fi, and minibars. The sophistication of this four-star, coupled with attentive, friendly service, makes it a must-visit in Seattle.
• Prices from $140 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Hotel Sorrento Seattle
16. Palihotel Seattle – a stylish and intimate hotel set along the coast of Elliot Bay
Nestled between Pike Market Place and Elliott Bay Waterfront, the Palihotel Seattle positions itself for travelers and locals alike to enjoy. The inclusive atmosphere at this mid-range hotel makes it easy to relax into an easy-going, romantic break. The hotel offers dining at The Hart And Hunter or coffee and pastries on the go from the lobby restaurant.
The individual, eclectic rooms acknowledge Northwestern heritage and playfully arrange contemporary and traditional together. When you’re beat from a day’s fun, relax on your sumptuous bed, wrapped in complimentary robes perfectly pampered with the bathroom potions. Chill out with wine from the minibar, watching the HD TV, while your partner swipes through their messages, courtesy of the Wi-Fi. The light, inclusive atmosphere and friendly staff ensure a memorable stay for fun-loving couples.
• Prices from $100 per night.
• To book, check prices or availability for the Palihotel Seattle
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