Last Updated on May 4, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Inn at the Market

From Puget Sound to the Space Needle, the city of Seattle offers a lot of possible gorgeous views from your hotel room window. Downtown hotels can gaze at natural wonders such as Elliott Bay, beyond the city’s waterfront, or even snow-topped Mount Rainier in the distance. Of course, one of the Emerald City’s most iconic views is a man-made wonder: the Space Needle. Granted, not every hotel room will have a view, so be sure to request one when you’re booking. These are the best hotels with a view in Seattle.

The Edgewater (2411 Alaskan Way; 206-792-5959) Belltown

The woodsy, 223-room hotel on Pier 67 was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Since then, it has seen a lot of celebrity guests—including the Beatles, who were photographed fishing from their room. Today you can look out at the water and, on a clear day, see Mount Rainier. “The best rooms look out on beautiful Puget Sound, with the tide gently lapping against the pilings,” says Fodors. “But all guests can enjoy the unbeatable view, which is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows aside a roaring fireplace in the hotel’s rustic-chic lobby.” Google reviewers also love the hotel’s easy access. “Close to ‘touristy’ places if that’s your thing, or the hotel van can take you to Pike Place Market,” says one reviewer. “Iconic property with a well-deserved reputation.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle (2125 Terry Ave.; 206-264-8111) South Lake Union

This Forbes 4-star hotel sits in the South Lake Union neighborhood. It’s the sweet spot between downtown, Lake Union, and the Space Needle—with views of all of them. “Zen design and the location make this a lovely hotel—far enough from downtown to avoid the mayhem, still close to tons of great restaurants and cultural hotspots,” says Condé Nast Traveler. Rooms have sleek modern decor and you can request rooms with either city or Space Needle views. “Loved the Space Needle view from our window. Clean and spacious bathroom, cozy sheets and great room service,” says one Tripadvisor user. “Location is walking distance to anything worth seeing.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Inn at the Market (86 Pine St.; 206-443-3600) Pike Place Market

If your idea of Seattle is inextricably linked with Pike Place Market, stay at this 76-room boutique hotel that’s actually part of the famed marketplace. It offers gorgeous views of the waterfront. “Even if you don’t snag a room with an incredible view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, you can hang out on the hotel’s fifth-floor deck perched above the market and Puget Sound,” says Fodors. One Google reviewer says “there is no better way to experience the city, even as a local. I had a corner partial water view on the third floor, and I could literally look down onto Post Alley and watch the people walk by and see the market front. It was very relaxing to just eat breakfast and people watch from my window.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Four Seasons Seattle (99 Union St.; 206-749-7000) Pike Place Market

This branch of the luxury Four Seasons brand occupies the first 10 floors of a high-rise a few blocks from both Pike Place and Pioneer Square. “This is luxury with a Pacific Northwest woodsiness,” says Condé Nast Traveler, “including the infinity rooftop pool and the house Tesla that can give you rides. But believe us when we say the main attractions here are the views—gorgeous, moody Elliott Bay vistas, unobstructed and utterly transfixing.” When you’re ready to venture out, it’s a short walk to Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum. “The location is good,“ says a Tripadvisor user. “Room could be a bit small, but the service is definitely excellent. Could be a bit noisy from time to time.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington (1053 Lake Washington Blvd N; 425-203-1234) Renton

Located on the south end of Lake Washington, this 347-room hotel has views of the city, the Olympic mountains and water—along with two kinds of aircraft. “This Hyatt Regency has jaw-dropping views,” says Fodors. “Also cool: Some guestrooms overlook a Boeing assembly line that turns out 737s; you can often see a jet or two, waiting to taxi out for test flights.” One Tripadvisor user loves the relaxation the views brought: “Had a lake view, 10th floor. Beautiful sunset. Slept with the curtains open. The next morning, I got up early and sat on the dock, overlooking the water, watching seaplanes take off and land.”   >> Book this hotel for less