Hotels near the Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal
The Pacific Northwest with its magnificent panoramas, tourist destinations, and diverse cuisine is a fabulous start to a memorable vacation trip. Seattle, known for its towering landmark, the Space Needle, is the hub of culture, outdoor vistas, and activities. The largest city in Washington State, Seattle is on the Puget Sound and approximately 130 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Many hotels near the Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal make it easy to explore this breathtaking region.
Affordable rooms can be found at Inn at Queen Anne, including a small kitchen and inspiring architecture, guests can stay a night or for months. Enjoy the English garden courtyard for a spot of tea in the afternoons, or just appreciate the fact that you are only minutes from such attractions as the Pacific Science Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre or Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Have a spa treatment while staying at the MarQueen Hotel, a historical property built in 1918. Room sizes vary from small king rooms to 700-square-foot suites making a gathering of friends an easy task. Stay here on the way to a celebratory cruise or just enjoy the local attractions including the Chihuly Garden and Glass or the Children’s Museum, an educational experience for children of all ages. Rooms include bath robes and coffeemakers, inspiring luxury and relaxation.
If a business meeting calls you to this active part to the country, seek out the Mediterranean Inn. Get the job done in the provided meeting rooms before having a workout in the fitness center. Watch the sunset (or rise) from the roof top at the end of a busy day of meetings or visiting the many local museums. End your evening at a play hosted by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, known for its season full of classic plays.
Things to Do
The Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal is not only a port for ships and ferries, but it also provides easy access to the Seattle Center and hotels near the Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal. Enjoy the city’s top attractions a short walk from the waterfront. See historic Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market along with the Seattle Aquarium, with an exhibit, “Ocean Oddities,” that you will not want to miss.
Nearby, National Parks including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympics welcome visitors who crave the outdoors and majestic landscapes Washington State has to offer. Mountain peaks beg climbing, rivers invite rafting, and forests offer hikers trails for discovering wildlife and ecosystems.
Seattle is infused with water and waterways and has several bridges enabling transportation from island to island. Drive north from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and it will take you about 2.5 hours. Drive south to Portland, Oregon, and those travels will take about the same time.
Seattle Tacoma International Airport is located between Seattle and Tacoma, at the intersection of State Route 518, State Route 99, and State Route 509. Passengers can take rail, bus, and rental car to get from the airport to the cruise ships,about 30 minutes away. Some hotels near the Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal are happy to arrange transfers.