The Best Hotels to Book Near Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

On a clear day, you can see Mount Rainier from Seattle
On a clear day, you can see Mount Rainier from Seattle | © Sorin Colac / Alamy Stock Photo
Julie Fanselow

Flying into Sea-Tac? Whether you’re looking for a downtown Seattle bolthole or a budget-friendly stopover, these are the top hotels near this Pacific Northwest hub, and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

Long-time Seattleites often call their town “Jet City” because the Boeing Corporation was born here. Indeed, it continues to build airplanes in nearby Renton and Everett. If you’re coming in for a landing, make it a soft one with a stay near Sea-Tac. Alternatively, choose a hotel in downtown Seattle, an easy 30-minute ride via the Link light rail.

1. Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport

Airport Hotel

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
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You can stroll to the airport from this Crowne Plaza, an upscale choice just across the street from the terminals. There’s a 24-hour shuttle available too for those with limited mobility. Pop in for a bowl of clam chowder and a craft beer at Reflections Bar and Grill, which also offers room service. A fitness center ensures you won’t miss a workout, though the views of Mount Rainier may inspire you to head there for a hike instead.

2. Seattle Airport Marriott

Airport Hotel

Seattle Airport Marriott
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After a long flight, it’s nice to stretch out on a comfy bed and watch something good on a giant TV. You’ll certainly find that here at the Seattle Airport Marriott – plus a spacious, well-lit desk if you’re working remotely. Tuck into fresh Northwest fare in a farm-to-table setting at Aqua Terra, the on-site restaurant. Additionally, the fitness center is open 24 hours a day, plus the patio and atrium are great places to meet new friends.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Airport

Airport Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Airport
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Blackout blinds, inspired local photography and a chaise lounge chair, complete with throw pillows, ensure a tranquil stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. This hotel also offers an inviting indoor pool, a chic lobby restaurant and a fitness center. Order room service or hit the 24-hour in-house convenience store for your snack needs. The hotel shuttle will whisk you to the airport or the Link light rail station.

4. The State Hotel


Outdoor seating area at The State Hotel overlooking the water
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A hip, classy choice with city and water views, the State Hotel is close to the best of downtown Seattle, including Pike Place Market, nightclubs and the Seattle Art Museum. It’s also easily accessible from the Link light rail airport station. Enjoy a cocktail in the lobby or on the guests-only rooftop deck before heading to your room, decked out with plush bedding and high ceilings. Don’t miss the cool wallpaper in the elevator alcoves.

5. Inn at the Market

Boutique Hotel, Inn

Inn at the Market
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True to its name, the Inn at the Market is steps from the bustle (and buskers) of Pike Place Market, yet it shelters you from the noisy streets. A rooftop deck offers great views of the ferries and cruise ships plying Puget Sound, and three restaurants offer plenty of variety for dining and drinks. Take the short ride from the Link light rail airport station to downtown to be close to the action.

6. Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

Airport Hotel

Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport
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Hip brand Aloft has a Sea-Tac outpost, just a few blocks from the terminals and the Link light rail station. Rooms range from double queens to kings – ask the front desk for a personal yoga mat for your morning workout. Downstairs, you’ll find the WXYZ Bar, which serves drinks and snacks, plus there are billiards and foosball tables. Bringing a pet along for the trip? Furry friends are welcome here.

7. Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

Airport Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Airport
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This Residence Inn is one of the nicest hotels in the airport area. The studios are primed for extended stays; each accommodation includes a kitchen, making meal prep pleasant and easy. If you don’t want to cook, a daily breakfast buffet ensures a hearty start to the day. Enjoy the Angle Lake view from your balcony or the rooftop, or stroll along the walking path to the waterfront park.

8. Lotte Hotel Seattle

Spa Hotel

Seating area at Lotte Hotel Seattle decorated with all white furnishings
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Set in the striking F5 Tower, Lotte Hotel Seattle is a luxury choice that is a short walk from the Pioneer Square station. Rooms have panoramic windows, residential-like decor and perks such as in-room Nespresso machines and pillow menus. The on-site spa offers even more pampering options. Stop by the Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge, which boasts a Pacific Northwest menu, Instagram-worthy drinks and a mid-century modern design aesthetic.

9. Tru by Hilton Tukwila Seattle Airport

Airport Hotel

Tru By Hilton Tukwila Seattle Airport
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A no-nonsense, modern hotel with calming room decor, this Tru by Hilton offers work-friendly amenities. There is a rolling desk in each room, and the colorful lobby combines a co-working center with opportunities to socialize over snacks or a game of pool. The office park location is nondescript, but Westfield Southcenter shopping mall is close. Also, the moderate price is right for a simple stay before or after your flight.

10. Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport

Spa Hotel

Room at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
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An alternative to airport-area inns or downtown Seattle lodging, this large hotel sits in Renton, at the south end of Lake Washington, about 10mi (16km) from Sea-Tac. Upscale rooms have home-like furnishings in a modern wood-paneled space, while hotel amenities include a saltwater pool, a spa and a 24-hour fitness center. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and the Landing, a shopping and dining center, are all nearby.

Looking for more inspiration? There’s plenty more accommodation options, from the best luxury hotels to the best cheap hotels in Seattle, so you can confidently book your next stay on Culture Trip. Don’t forget to include these must-visit attractions in your itinerary.

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