The Best Hotels to Book in SeaTac, Washington

Cedarbrook Lodge offers verdant grounds for relaxation close to Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Cedarbrook Lodge offers verdant grounds for relaxation close to Seattle-Tacoma Airport | © Cedarbrook Lodge / Expedia
Sara Darling

Named for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, SeaTac, Washington, is around 20 minutes drive from the bright lights of Seattle. When you stay here, you can head into the city to soar up the iconic Space Needle, monkey around at the Woodland Park Zoo and browse the stalls at Pike Place Market, or head southwest to bob on the water at Des Moines Marina. Packed with parks, trails, gardens and lakes, this leafy Seattle suburb also has plenty to offer in its own right – plus, it’s an ideal base for exploring Mount Rainier National Park. To prepare you for your visit, we’ve selected the best hotels in SeaTac, Washington, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Cedarbrook Lodge, for a sustainable oasis


Cedarbrook Lodge corner sofa with forest views and fireplace
© Cedarbrook Lodge / Expedia

Enjoy the attractions of the big city then return to this 18-acre oasis, complete with manicured gardens and a spa. As you relax in the calming natural setting, you’ll quickly forget the airport is less than 10 minutes away and Seattle just 18 minutes. From the plant-based facials to the seasonal dishes of Copperleaf Restaurant, which utilize organic ingredients from the chef’s on-site garden and small local farms, sustainability takes center stage at Cedarbrook.

2. Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, for lakeside living

Spa Hotel

Exterior of Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport with lights on the water
© Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport / Expedia

This waterfront property sits on the shore of Lake Washington, right next to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Impressive views of the lake and Seattle skyline can be enjoyed through the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows or on the patio of Water’s Table restaurant, where you can splurge on brunch favorites and bottomless mimosas. When you’re not out exploring Downtown Seattle, less than 20 minutes drive away, just kick back in the hotel’s pool and spa.

3. Element Seattle Sea-Tac Airport, for post-flight comfort


Kitchen and sofa area at Element Seattle Sea-Tac Airport with clean, modern decor
© Element Seattle Sea-Tac Airport / Expedia

If you require the convenience of an airport hotel in SeaTac, this is a great choice. It’s within walking distance of the huge Westfield Southcenter mall and has everything you need for a comfortable post-flight stay, including kitchenettes in the rooms and full kitchens in the suites for late-night meals. When you wake up, do some laps in the large indoor pool or soak in the hot tub before digging into the impressive, self-service breakfast buffet.

4. Hotel Interurban, for modern luxury


Room at Hotel Interurban with wooden floors, headboard and desk
© Hotel Interurban / Expedia

Towering above the Seattle Southside skyline, Hotel Interurban has nailed urban-luxe and offers unparalleled views of Mount Rainier. Take advantage of the indoor saline swimming pool or state-of-the-art fitness center before enjoying grazing boards and hibachi-seared skewers at the onsite restaurant, Rendition. You won’t have to go far for shopping as it’s on the same block as Westfield Southcenter, the Pacific Northwest’s largest retail center. It also provides easy access to SeaTac Airport and local tram links.

5. Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, an IHG Hotel, for convenient air travel

Airport Hotel

Lobby of Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport with pattern floors and colourful furniture, fireplace
© Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport / Expedia

This hotel greets you after a long flight with a free, five-minute shuttle from the airport. When you arrive in the sophisticated lobby, make a beeline for the Starbucks coffee station to get your caffeine fix or head to the 24-hour fitness center for an out-of-hours workout. When you’re hungry, you can enjoy international cuisine and cocktails at Reflections Grill and Bar or there are various dining options within walking distance.

6. Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport, for the young and young-at-heart

Airport Hotel

Room at Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport with pattern floor, flatscreen and desk
© Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport / Expedia

Not your average hotel in SeaTac, this modern stay is filled with funky lights and bright colors. If you stay on a Wednesday or Thursday, head to the hotel’s WXYZ Bar and Lounge for live performances from local musicians, along with cocktails and small bites. Every other night, play pool and games in the lounge or chill by the fire pit on the outdoor deck.

7. Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Airport, for comfort and convenience

Airport Hotel

Just seven minutes from the airport – with a complimentary shuttle bus – and 17 minutes from Downtown Seattle, this hotel is ideally positioned for Pacific Northwest adventures. If you’re driving, there’s free parking and you’ll find plenty of attractions in the vicinity, like Tukwila Family Fun Center, less than 5mi (8km) away. Before heading out, enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast at the Garden Grille and Bar, which also serves lunch, dinner, local beer and cocktails.

8. Best Western Plus Plaza By The Green, for a golf retreat


Room at Best Western Plus Plaza By The Green with pattern carpets and flatscreen tv
© Best Western Plus Plaza By The Green / Expedia

There are many generic chain hotels in Seatac, but Best Western Plaza by the Green isn’t one of them. Overlooking the impressive Riverbend Golf Course in Kent, 7mi (11.3km) from SeaTac airport, it boasts a peaceful rural location away from the air traffic and city noise. Don’t worry, it’s not completely cut off – you’ll find a number of cafes, bars and restaurants within walking distance, as well as Muckleshoot Casino 10mi (16km) away.

9. Seattle Airport Marriott, for the 24/7 airport shuttle

Airport Hotel

Lobby of Seattle Airport Marriott with luxe furniture and orange theme
© Seattle Airport Marriott / Expedia

Grab your bags and jump on the free, 24/7 shuttle to this hotel, located less than 2mi (3km) from SEA Airport. Once you’ve dumped your belongings in your modern room, explore the local area where you can find Westfield Southcenter mall and Angle Lake Park. You won’t have to go far to eat, as the hotel offers delicious seafood and American cuisine at the Aqua Terra restaurant, where you can also enjoy afternoon tea and daily happy hour.

10. Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave, for family vacations

Suite Hotel

Room with oak headboards, desk and panelling Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle-Airport:28th Ave
© Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave / Expedia

One of the best hotels in SeaTac if you’re traveling with kids, the Hampton Inn offers spacious suites, 1mi (1.6km) south of SeaTac Airport. The hotel’s convenient and complimentary 24-hour shuttle service alleviates stress by ferrying you to/from the airport and local restaurants, while the train to the city is a short walk away. Kids will love splashing in the indoor pool.

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