Cool Places to Stay in Seattle
The Edgewater Hotel - This rustic/contemporary hotel rests on stilts above the water on Elliot bay, it's located within walking distance of the Pike Place Market and a fake streetcar (bus wrapped to look like a streetcar) for exploring the waterfront. Famous guests include Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, they even have a "Beatles Suite" decorated with Beatle memorabilia.
The Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens - This Gothic Tudor style manor is also known as "Rose Red" from the 2002 movie by Stephen King. It's located in Lakewood, Washington about 40 miles south of Seattle, closer to Tacoma. It's rumored to be haunted and is periodically investigated by paranormal groups, famous guests include William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
Salish Lodge & Spa - This hotel starred as the Great Northern Lodge in "Twin Peaks." Located in Snoqualmie, Washington adjacent to Snoqualmie Falls about 30 miles east of Seattle. The falls are one of Washington's most visited scenic attractions.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel - A historic luxury hotel in located in downtown Seattle, built in 1924, famous guests include Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Hoffa, and more. Listed as a landmark with the National Register of Historic Places.
The Green Tortoise Hostel - Centrally located on the corner of 1st and Pike across the street from the Pike Place Market. An inexpensive place to stay "created around a social communal experience." Features an open mike contest where guests can perform for the chance to win a free night in the hostel.
AYH Ranch Hostel - Stay in a teepee or a covered wagon, located on Vashon Island, just a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle or Tacoma. Also offers dorm rooms and camping.
Cedar Creek Treehouse - Stay in a treehouse on Mt. Rainier, located near Ashford, Washington just outside of Mount Rainier National Park, around 90 miles from Seattle.
Camp Long - Rent a rustic cabin in a 68 acre forest located just 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, also offers hiking trails, a rock climbing wall, fire pits, and sheltered areas with picnic tables.