The Best Hotels with Balconies to Book in Seattle

Your balcony at the Edgewater Hotel will give you a view of the city skyline or the sparkling Pacific Ocean
Your balcony at the Edgewater Hotel will give you a view of the city skyline or the sparkling Pacific Ocean | Courtesy of the Edgewater Hotel – A Noble House Hotel /
Rosanna Stevens

Seattle scores high for views, with a famed city skyline as well as Lake Union, Mount Rainier and Puget Sound all competing for attention. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that travelers to the Emerald City will want somewhere private to take it all in, and these Seattle hotels with balconies offer you a private space to sit back and relax – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Edgewater Hotel – A Noble House Hotel, for overwater luxury


Room at the Edgewater – A Noble House Hotel
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Proudly wearing the badge of being the only Seattle hotel that’s over-water, the Edgewater has a rock and roll history and an impressive roll call of past guests including the Beatles – who once cast a fishing line out of their suite. Perched on Pier 69, you’ll be right in the middle of things, and your balcony will give you a view of either the city skyline or the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

2. Seattle Marriott Waterfront, for downtown explorations


View of the Seattle skyline from Seattle Marriott Waterfront
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You can’t go wrong with the Seattle Marriott Waterfront; it’s the only downtown Seattle hotel with balcony views of the mountains and water from every guest room. The house-made buttermilk pancakes at the hotel gastropub Hook and Plow will set you up for a day exploring nearby attractions – including the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum.

3. Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, for lakeside living


View of exterior of Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
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This all-suite accommodation on the shores of Lake Union will work well for self-sufficient travelers who enjoy cooking, as the kitchen and full-size fridge/freezer can be filled with your finds in the local delis. All suites come with balconies – some with views over the lake and marina – and the hotel is also close to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center for business visitors to Seattle.

5. Cedarbrook Lodge, for award-winning hospitality


The pleasant indoor-outdoor dining space with a lily pond at Cedarbrook Lodge
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A lush 18-acre (7ha) lodge near Sea-Tac, Cedarbrook is a welcome retreat. The deluxe balcony king rooms, ADA Cascade Suite and Olympic Suite all offer guests a private balcony to gaze over the beautifully landscaped grounds – along with walk-in showers and a pillow menu for curated comfort. The Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar serves seasonally inspired Northwest cuisine where you can choose between dining on the sun-drenched terrace or next to the roaring wood fire.

6. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Seattle/Northgate, for a comfortable base


Outdoor dining space at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Seattle/Northgate
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This Seattle hotel in the Northgate neighborhood offers guests a clean and comfortable base within the Emerald City, with several accessible options. Balcony rooms look out across to the city – and when you want to go exploring, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The complimentary shuttle will take you anywhere you need to go that’s within 3mi (5km) of the hotel.

7. Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond, for a home away from home


A suite with a separate bedroom at Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
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The balcony suites at Hyatt House offer guests modern amenities and all the necessities of home. Redmond is a scenic town only 20 minutes from Seattle – perfect for lovers of the great outdoors with the Sammamish River Trail and Marymoor Park right on your doorstep. Unwind afterward at the hotel’s sleek H Bar and order from the Sip + Snack menu while perched on a barstool – before sleeping soundly on the Hyatt Grand Beds.

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