Washington State

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About Washington State

Bordering Canada on the Pacific coast, Washington State offers a wealth of experiences from wine-tasting to hiking, jazz clubs to whale-watching. The best places to stay in Washington State slightly depends on where you are travelling. In Seattle there is a wide range of chic boutiques and some stand-out luxury hotels. Meanwhile, rural Washington State sees a good range of rustic-chic lodges and wineries. For real escapism we recommend picking one of the charming B&Bs on Orcas or Lummi island.

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The state is perhaps best-known for the techy hot-spots, music scene and laidback coffee-houses of Seattle, its largest city. But Washington is equally a state of the big outdoors. There are hiking trails in the numerous National Parks, such as Olympic (with its rainforest) and Mt Rainier. For something more ambitious, you could explore the snow-capped Cascade Mountains; great, obviously, for winter skiing. Or for a back-to-nature feel, head to one of the forested islands in Puget Sound. Here you can go whale-spotting as you take a cruise or go kayaking.

The state also boasts a whopping 3000 miles of coastline, added to which there are numerous freshwater lakes and reservoirs. While the real ‘cherry on the pie’ is the little-known fact that, with more than 650 wineries and vineyards, Washington is the country’s second premium wine producing state.

This is an excellent destination for an active break. So, why not browse through our collection of the best places to stay in Washington State to start planning your trip?

Best places to stay in Washington State

Best hotels in Seattle

  • A well-priced, contemporary styled hotel in central Seattle, Hotel Monaco has slick rooms - some with jet-baths, a 24-hour gym, crowd-pleasing menus and a great downtown location.
  • The Inn at the Market, as its name suggests, is in a prime location by the famous Pike Place Market. With light, contemporary styling, views over Elliott Bay and a choice of three restaurants, it gives a real taste of the buzz of Seattle.
  • Chic and stylish, The Alexis Hotel offers huge rooms, a funky café-bar and an Aveda Spa as well as a prime location.
  • For sheer luxury in downtown Seattle, you don’t do much better than the Four Seasons Seattle. Most rooms - all generous with space, and with a relaxed, contemporary style - enjoy fantastic views over Elliott Bay; plus there’s a spa, rooftop pool and a choice of restaurants.

For an island getaway

  • The wooden-clad Turtleback Farm Inn sits at the foot of Turtleback Mountain on beautiful Orcas Island, and with its spacious rustic rooms, surrounded by 80 acres of farmland and forest, makes a perfect hideaway.
  • Otters Pond, also on Orcas Island, is an eco-friendly B&B with a peaceful, home-from-home atmosphere. Rooms are understated, contemporary country-house style and the sumptuous breakfasts will set you up for the day.
  • The seafront Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island is a small, quiet hotel with contemporary rooms, full spa and a renowned restaurant. Like most of the island hotels, you come here to either chill-out with the views or take full advantage of the hiking trails and water activities.
  • The light, rustic-chic rooms at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island make this a tranquil place to refresh and revive. Whale-watching, kayaking and cycling are all on offer, then return to meals that are made from seasonable and sustainable products.

For a rural hotel

  • In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and surrounded by vineyards, the cottages of The Inn at Abeja make for a perfect romantic hideaway. Light-filled yet cosy, each has a private terrace. Gourmet breakfasts are served, and there are plenty of restaurants in nearby villages.
  • The rooms at the Cave B Winery Resort have breath-taking views over hills and gorges. As well as wine-tasting, there’s an in-house spa, outdoor pool plus activities that include fishing, trekking and hiking.
  • With just two rooms, set amidst nine wooded acres, and overlooking a private lake, Lost Mountain Lodge, on the Olympic Peninsula, is well-named. Homely but luxurious, with private terraces and spa-baths, you can spend the day hiking or bird-watching or simply relaxing in the garden.
  • In a spectacular location beside Snoqualmie Falls and with views of the Cascade Mountains, the Salish Lodge and Spa can be either a romantic spa getaway or a good base for mountain-biking, trekking, golf - and, of course, skiing in the winter.

For families

  • Warm and welcoming, Arlington’s River Rock Inn is like staying with friends with its large, homely bedrooms, games to play and books to borrow to read beside the fire. Close to whale-watching opportunities on San Juan Islands, too.
  • In the heart of downtown Seattle, and close to Elliot Bay waterfront, the modern Hotel 1000 offers spacious, contemporary rooms, including family suites. And there’s a gym and spa to keep the grown-ups happy.
  • Another well-located and well-priced hotel in Seattle is Hotel Max, a period property that’s had a modern and colourful makeover. It features local artists’ work and a popular restaurant focusing on the best of North-West cuisine.

For self-catering

  • If you would rather a self-catering option, we recommend browsing through our online partner's options. Booking.com have a wide selection of lodges and apartments to choose from.

Travel information

  • Seattle is well connected with flights connecting to most major cities and International destinations.
  • The state is well known to get quite wet throughout the year, however, for the best opportunity at warm weather with (less) rain it is best to plan your trip between July - September.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Washington State

  • Hotel Sorrento Seattle (Washington State) 75 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  Near downtown landmarks ranging from Seattle Mariners stadium to the Space Needle, The Great Wheel and The Waterfront
    Local markets  -  Visit Pike place, Seattle’s original farmers market
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    A historic, boutique Italian style hotel in the heart of First Hill. Vintage rooms and suites feature velvet furniture and all-white Venetian marble bathrooms. A speakeasy-type bar serves delicious cocktails while the outdoor patio, with a European-style garden, is the ideal spot for a quiet drink. See More

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  • Turtleback Farm Inn San Juan Islands 11 rooms from £98

    Views  -  Turtleback mountain and Mount Constitution
    Great walks  -  There are a bounty of walks and trails for the most budding of flaneurs to explore.
    Back to Nature  -  Located just moments from the Moran State Park this property is close to nature.
    Birdwatching  -  With an impressive array of local birdlife twitchers will feel right at home.

    This 1890s farmhouse-turned-hotel sits at the foot of Turtleback Mountain on Orcas Island, one of the most beautiful in the San Juan archipelago. With 80 acres of farmland, leafy forests and six ponds and eleven uniquely decorated rooms, the inn is perfect for getting away from it all. See More

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  • Ace Hotel Seattle (Washington State) 28 rooms from £101

    Value chic  -  Stylish rooms start from as little as $129 per night if you're happy to share a bathroom.
    Local markets  -  Pike Place Market for a collection of restaurants, bars and shops.
    Sailing  -  Ballard Locks.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Situated in Belltown with views of the Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay this is the original Ace Hotel. Twenty eight comfortable rooms and interiors filled with loft ceilings, hardwood floors and interesting artworks. Plus a shared kitchen for creating your own breakfast. See More

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  • Mayflower Park Hotel Seattle (Washington State) 160 rooms from £108

    Sights nearby  -  Seattle Monorail, just outside the hotel, is perfect way to travel to see sights such as The Space Needle.
    Local markets  -  The Pike Place Market is within walking distance.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Full of character

    1927 downtown hotel oozes history, from the exterior terracotta tile detailing to the tall ceilings; stain glass windows and Grandfather Clock. Spacious rooms are comfortable with antique tiled floors. All the mod-cons are available. Andaluca Restaurant offers a taste of the Med. Great location! See More

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  • Palihotel Seattle Seattle 96 rooms from £116

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned near Pike Place Market with many of the city's main attractions within walking distance
    Local markets  -  Sample regional favourites at the nearby Pike Place Market
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Boasting a central location in vibrant Seattle and cool contemporary design. Stylish rooms are decorated in green hues and feature smeg mini-fridges and retro furniture. The laid-backed restaurant serves Southern-inspired dishes and the bar offers delectable cocktails. A chic city base. See More

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  • Hotel Monaco, Seattle Seattle (Washington State) 189 rooms from £117

    Local markets  -  Pike Place Market for restaurants, bars and boutique shops.
    Sights nearby  -  Space Needle.
    Kayaking  -  Lake Union.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This contemporary central Seattle hotel offers 24-hour fitness and business facilities, Med styled rooms with jet-baths and all the mod-cons. Sazerac offers a range of regional dishes and a mighty selection of cocktails, wine and beer. Ideal base for families plus the dog to explore Seattle. See More

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  • Hotel Max Seattle (Washington State) 163 rooms from £117

    Sights nearby  -  Hop on the subway and check out the Space Neddle.
    Local markets  -  Pike Place Market
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Hotel Max has had a modern revamp of bold colours, incorporating local artists works and a popular restaurant serving Northwest cuisine. The rooms house all the mod-cons and great downtown cityscape views. Great location for exploring Seattle by foot, bike or boat for foodies and families alike. See More

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  • Captain Whidbey Inn Washington State 30 rooms from £137

    Active Holiday  -  The nearby State Park of Deception Pass allows adventure seekers needs to be fulfilled from climbing to swimming
    Back to Nature  -  Immerse yourself in beautiful nature and rugged wild landscapes, surrounded by the Olympic Mountains
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Deception Pass Washington's most-visited state park with coves, rugged cliffs and jaw-dropping sunsets
    Fishing  -  In Deception Pass park, you can fish and swim at Cranberry Lake
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A quiet, historic and charming inn located on Whidbey Island. Rustic-chic wooden rooms and cabins with amazing views overlooking Penn Cove. A delicious restaurant serves local seafood. For adventure seekers and families who want immerse themselves in the beautiful surrounding nature. One-of-a-kind! See More

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  • Hotel Theodore Seattle Central Business District 153 rooms from £148

    Romantic Break  -  The artisan-equipped suites at this hotel are perfect for a romantic break; book dinner at Rider restaurant to round off the day
    City Style  -  Set in the heart of Seattle with interiors inspired by local crafts, this boutique bolt-hole has lots of local city charm
    Local exploring  -  This hotel is ideally placed for local exploring, with bars, restaurants and tourist attractions within walking distance
    Sailing  -  For a romantic afternoon on a bright day, head to Lake Union to go boating after wandering around the Museum of History

    This chic bolt-hole is nestled in downtown Seattle. Interiors pay homage to the artisan history of the city with locally sourced, handmade furniture and Provenance Signature amenities. Hotel restaurant Rider offers unfussy, locally sourced cuisine, the perfect match for this laid-back getaway. See More

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  • China Beach Retreat Ilwaco, Washington State 4 rooms from £148

    Local markets  -  Head to Klipsan Beach for an institution that is Jimella's Seafood Market.
    Great walks  -  Walk up to the 1848 Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Views of Baker's Bay and proximity to Cape Disappointment State Park make this a back-to-nature home. Sleep well in the comfortable and cosy rooms with complimentary breakfast on the deck, or in the dining room. An adult's only experience, so explore the local area at your leisure. See More

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  • The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Washington State 43 rooms from £148

    Great walks  -  Explore Larrabee State Park by foot and at your leisure. Take a picnic.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Bay views, crackling fireplaces and spa treatments welcome guests from far and wide. Large, contemporary rooms look out over the Pacific Ocean. Keenan's at the Pier is a casual affair with scenic views, extensive wine list and locally sourced dishes. See More

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  • Hotel Vintage Seattle (Washington State) 125 rooms from £152

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Around Waterfront Park or Woodland Park - both offering great views.
    Local markets  -  Famous Pike Place Market for shopping and restuarants.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Rich tones, luxurious rooms matched with floor-to-ceiling windows for views and natural light. Bathrooms are modern & rooms offer all mod-cons. Enjoy the nightly wine and the popular Italian restaurant, Tulio. A perfect spot for couples to explore Seattle. Ideal base for restaurants, bars and shops. See More

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  • Woodmark Hotel Seattle (Washington State) 100 rooms from £156

    Great walks  -  The lake offers beautiful views and a great walking opportunity.
    Kayaking  -  A leisurly pastime upon the lake.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Luxury lakeside hotel in Kirkland with views of said lake and water activities. Rooms are generous in size, extremely comfortable and well equipped. The Cafe is open all day and for Mediterranean dinner book Bin on the Lake. Seattle is close-by, but the spa might mean you never leave. See More

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  • The Inn on Orcas Island San Juan Islands from £160

    Total relaxation  -  Step into the laid-back side of life in the quaint lake side property.
    Birdwatching  -  Spot from the property: bald and golden eagles, turkey vultures, merlins, hawks, crom bills and kingfishers to name a few.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
    Full of character

    A quaint waterfront property in stunning Orcas Island. Traditional rooms feature antique furniture, tartan fabrics and working fireplaces. A large terrace is the ideal spot for an evening drink. Find an array of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding countryside. A charming stay. See More

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  • Alexis Hotel Seattle (Washington State) 121 rooms from £160

    Great walks  -  Three blocks away is Michigan Lake and worth a stroll at sunset.
    Local markets  -  Pike Place Market is a short walk away.
    Sights nearby  -  Pioneer Square.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This contemporary downtown hotel offers a full Avurveda spa and gym. The vast rooms offer a comfortable stay with all amenities one could wish. Bookshop Cafe & Bar is a fun spot to eat, but do explore Seattle's restaurants and bars. Perfect for families and those on business. See More

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  • The Inn at Langley Langley, Washington State 28 rooms from £176

    Sights nearby  -  Head to Fort Casey State Park for 467-acres of marine-scape and a lighthouse.
    Birdwatching  -  Bird lovers should go feast their eyes at Langley City Beach and Marina.
    Local markets  -  Don't miss Oak Harbor Thursday Public Market.
    Private Hot Tub
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Resting between Cascade Mountains and the Saratoga Passage, this Pacific Northwest inn provides an oasis of calm and serenity. All rooms have contemporary interiors & private decks with ocean views. The open kitchen allows guests to see the chef in action and the spa completes the ultimate retreat. See More

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  • Cave B Estate Winery Resort Quincy, Washington State 55 rooms from £180

    Fishing  -  Fishing in the river is popular with all guests.
    Great walks  -  Stunning walks can be had in all directions.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    This truly romantic scene shows off breathtaking views of cliffs, gorges, rivers and vineyards. Comfortable Cliffehouse, cave or Yurt rooms offer modern luxuries, access to spa treatments and outdoor pool. Tendrils Restaurant is a seasonal affair with a strong wine list to match. See More

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  • Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle 120 rooms from £183

    City Style  -  Boasting fine-dining, sylish design, and a high-end spa. There's nothing amiss at this luxury offering
    Spa  -  With wide range of treatments, relaxation room and sauna.
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at Pike Place Market

    A smart contemporary hotel in the heart of Seattle steps just from the Waterfront. Sleek rooms boast wonderful views, indulgent ensuites and up-to-the-minute tech with VOIP phones for complimentary calls. Plus sophisticated All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar and a spoiling spa. A luxurious city stay. See More

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  • Arlington's River Rock Inn Arlington, Washington State 5 rooms from £194

    Great walks  -  Explore the North Cascades National Park by foot with a guided tour.
    Full of character
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Make sure there is room at this popular Inn! Enjoy the proximity to historic Arlington, stunning mountain views, glacier lakes and wineries. Large cozy rooms are homely and make an extremely comfortable stay. Breakfast in the dining room, games by the fireplace or relax at the in-house spa. See More

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  • Willows Lodge Seattle (Washington State) 84 rooms from £195

    Great walks  -  Burke Gilman Trail is 26 miles long to Seattle - great for a walk, run or bike ride.
    Sights nearby  -  21 Acres is a community based farm that demonstrates suistanable living.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Eastern Seattle timber lodge's roaring fire welcomes guests with modern, comfortable rooms that mean guests leave pampered and refreshed. Local wineries, hiking routes and kayaking are on the agenda or stay in at the spa. Do not miss Barking Frog Restaurant or The Herbfarm - both lively and popular. See More

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  • Sea Cliff Gardens Port Angeles 5 rooms from £195

    Great walks  -  Go for a leisurely walk and picnic at Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent
    Sights nearby  -  Catch the ferry from Port Angeles and explore Victoria.
    Views  -  Ocean and garden.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.

    This Victorian ocean front boutique B&B is adult only and perfect for romantic getaways and outdoor enthusiasts. Classic bedrooms offer spa baths, views and comfortable beds. A delicious breakfast sets you up for a day on the bike or exploring on foot to discover Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. See More

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  • Inn at the market Seattle (Washington State) 70 rooms from £195

    Local markets  -  While you stay in Pike Place Market make sure you catch a glimpse of the famouse fish tossing.
    Sights nearby  -  Hop on the monorail to see the Space Needle.
    Great walks  -  Around town and along Michigan Lake.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    In Pike Place Market, overlooking Elliot Bay and home to three restaurants - this contemporary, comfortable hotel offers spectacular views from its rooftop and rooms. The feeling is one of space and light. Café Champagne, Bacco Bistro and Cha:n are all in-house and popular. Location is spot on! See More

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  • Salish Lodge & Spa Snoqualmie, Washington State 84 rooms from £202

    Fishing  -  Fancy catching some trout? Well this is the area to do it. All the gear is avaliable at the local fishermans shop.
    Views  -  Waterfalls.
    Outstanding location
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    Perched over the dramatic drop of Snoqualmie Falls, this luxury boutique is a romantic spa getaway. The modern comfortable rooms contrast against the Cascade mountains, the golf course the roar of the falls. Northwest cuisine pays homage to the seasonal produce. See More

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  • Lost Mountain Lodge Seqium, Washington State 2 rooms from £226

    Sights nearby  -  Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is home tobeautiful mansions and well maintained gardens.
    Birdwatching  -  Dungeness Spit is a breeding ground for birds.
    Hideaway  -  A true hideaway in 9 acres of gardens.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    Intimate getaways notch up a new sense of privacy in the 9 acres on the Pacific Northwest's Olympic Peninsula. Large, classically decorated rooms are a perfect hideaway with a spa bath. Full breakfast is available and a great way to start your day exploring the national parks and restaurants. See More

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  • Friday Harbor House Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands 23 rooms from £230

    Sailing  -  3 hours, half a day or a full days charter - explore the local island just off Washington mainland.
    Views  -  From its raised position, Friday Harbor House has lovely views over the bay.
    Kayaking  -  Crystal Seas Kayaks do hour or half day trips.
    Sights nearby  -  San Juan Island National Historical Park.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Small seafront hotel in an idyllic location. Modern, spacious rooms some with balcony overlooking the bay. The restaurant at Friday Harbor House is renowned for its seasonal dishes using local produce. Perfect for a romantic getaway with stunning views & hot tub baths for two in every room. See More

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  • The Inn at Abeja Walla Walla (Washington State) from £273

    Back to Nature  -  The idyllic countryside is an amazing escape from city life.
    Great walks  -  Explore the gardens, vineyards, creeks and wildlife.
    Birdwatching  -  Each room has a 'Birds of the Area' manual.
    Outstanding location

    Sun-kissed vineyards, rolling hills and intimate cottages make for a romantic mini-break in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. Cottages are cozy hideaways among manicured gardens, stables and with a gourmet breakfast. Surrounding villages are home to a great array of restaurants and vineyards. See More

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  • Otters Pond Eastsound, San Juan Islands 6 rooms from £273

    Great walks  -  Explore the Moran State Park which the B&B just rests besides.
    Kayaking  -  Explore the sea at your leisure in a kayak or canoe.
    Full of character

    Eco-friendly B&B on Orcas Island boasts stunning views, peace and quiet and a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Slip into plush bathrobes and slippers, relax in an armchair and soak up the nicely decorated bedrooms. Five course breakfast in-room or on the terrace, or read a book at the library. See More

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  • Colette's Bed and Breakfast Port Angeles 5 rooms from £281

    Active Holiday  -  For those looking to explore the outdoors this is as good as it gets; fish for crab, ski, bike, sail, raft and hike in the wild
    Hideaway  -  As the entire property has been designed to face the sea it's easy to forget the world and feel at the end of the earth
    Back to Nature  -  Rest your mind with days spent seeing only trees, flower-filled gardens and the sparkling sea beyond
    Romantic Break  -  Come here to spend special moments together, reconnect and rest in a beautiful and tranquil setting
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Award-winning sea-facing B&B overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sublime suites have fireplaces and breath-taking views from bed and bath. Acres of exquisite English-style country gardens surround the property; enjoy ocean views from the porch & fire-pit. Grown-up romance with heaps of privacy. See More

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  • Four Seasons Seattle Seattle (Washington State) 147 rooms from £312

    Local markets  -  Pike Place Market is a great hub for restaurants, bars and boutique shops.
    Sights nearby  -  The 1962 futuristic Space Needle is the landmark to note of Seattle.
    Views  -  Seaviews.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    Downtown Seattle luxury hotel boasts stunning Ocean views from rooms, rooftop pool and restaurants. Large, light rooms exude comfort and offer the mod-cons associated with this luxurious chain of hotels. Goldfinch Tavern is a Pacific Northwest affair with lively bar and sweeping views of Elliot Bay. See More

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  • Thompson Seattle Seattle 158 rooms from £426

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully appointed suites, sea views and a rooftop cocktail bar, book this hotel for an unforgettable couples' getaway
    Local exploring  -  Set a stone's throw from the waterfront, next to the best local bars and restaurants, book this hotel for city exploring
    City Style  -  With boutique interiors and an unbeatable downtown location, book this hotel for chic Seattle style
    Local markets  -  Visit Pike Place Market, a vibrant local market which neighbours the hotel

    This luxury hotel is nestled close to the Puget Sound waterfront in Seattle. Beautifully appointed guestrooms have sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a nautical-themed colour palette. The sleek rooftop cocktail bar makes this hotel a social hub in downtown Seattle. See More

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  • The Willows Inn Lummi Island, Washington State

    Kayaking  -  Sea Kayaking is avaliable and a great way to see Washington State along the shore.
    Full of character
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Ocean and nature-ventures make this boutique a great stay for couples and families wanting to experience a rest from city life. Light, contemporary rooms offer a warm welcome with fireplaces & organic products. Freshly foraged, fished and farmed fare create delicious menus. Enjoy the experience! See More

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