Located in Seattle's cultural core, The Westin Seattle
is the AAA Four Diamond award-winning downtown hotel boasting 891 smoke-free rooms featuring panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Space Needle, Cascade Mountains, and Seattle's cityscape. Conveniently located in the bustling financial and shopping district, and walking distance from the Washington State Convention Center
, historic Pike Place Market
, and Qwest
fields, The Westin Seattle offers the perfect Northwest escape.
Seattle doesn't require a huge amount of pre-planning. Most of our 'can't miss' sights are clustered around downtown within easy walking distance of each other. City maps are available at The Westin Seattle Concierge desk. The Seattle Tour maps are free. To locate your direction and the lay of the land, point to the icon of the Space Needle at the Original Space Needle
located north of downtown.
Our city is hilly - bring along your good walking shoes! Many Seattle streets are one-way, so leave the car in the garage. Walking and public transportation can take you almost everywhere. Upon arrival in your first few hours, you may want to walk the quarter mile to the waterfront and once there, you can take advantage of great dining at restaurants on Piers 54, 56 and 57, ride the Argosy Christmas boats that depart from Pier 55/56 or take a ride on charming horse carriages for a romantic view of the city.
Feeling adventurous? Take a walk south on Alaska Way to Pier 52 and ride the Bainbridge ferry as a pedestrian to Bainbridge Island
for (35 minutes crossing, $6.90 per person roundtrip). On your way, soak in the stunning views of Seattle and Puget Sound. Once you arrive at Bainbridge Island, enjoy a lazy stroll through its waterfront, village of stores, wineries and cafes. Take a short hike to Mora Iced Creamery
where ice creams and sorbet are made locally (139 Medrone Lane) and it's all non-fat. Relax on the ferry ride back to Seattle. Catch bus #16, 66 in front back to downtown. Unwind in The Westin Seattle lobby bar with 1/2 price appetizers and people watch.