The Best Hotels to Book in Tukwila, Washington

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, recently renovated, is one of the fresher lodging options in Tukwila
Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, recently renovated, is one of the fresher lodging options in Tukwila | Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter / Expedia
Julie Fanselow

Tukwila, just south of Seattle, takes its name from Chinook slang for the hazelnuts that once grew here. It’s super-convenient for Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and a good base camp for day trips throughout the region, especially if you choose one of the top hotels in Tukwila – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport – Southcenter, for sweet arrivals

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Exterior and pool of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport – Southcenter, Tukwila, Washington
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This reliable chain property is a 10-minute ride from the airport, so hop on the free shuttle and start thinking about those gooey DoubleTree chocolate-chip cookies. Guest rooms – most of them two-room suites – are arrayed off an atrium-style balcony. The hotel has a family-friendly pool and three restaurants – one including a breakfast buffet – with much more available in and around Westfield Southcenter mall, also within easy walking distance.

2. Hotel Interurban, for modern delights

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Room at Hotel Interurban, Tukwila, Washington
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Full of modern flair, Hotel Interurban has guest-room amenities including windows that open and plenty of space to lounge – perhaps with one of the board games you can borrow at the front desk. Enjoy creative Pacific Northwest cuisine at Rendition, or grab a cup of locally sourced coffee with a house-made donut at Urban Roast. The hotel has a partnership with Lyft for its complimentary airport shuttle, while a saline swimming pool and fitness room offer exercise options.

3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport, for handy transport links

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Room at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Tukwila, Washington
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A free evening reception and complimentary breakfast are among the perks at this business-oriented hotel. The indoor pool and fitness room mean you can work out, even if it’s a rainy day. The hotel is just steps away from the Amtrak service to Seattle and Tacoma from Tukwila station – but don’t confuse this station with a pair of similarly named Link light rail stations near the airport, as they’re reasonably close, too.

5. Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, for fresh design

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Exterior of Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter
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Recently renovated guest rooms – all with flexible workstations and some with balconies – define one of the fresher lodging options in Tukwila. The spacious, functional lobby features a bistro and bar, and there are semi-enclosed seating pods with outlets for dining and impromptu meetings. An outdoor courtyard offers relaxation space, and an indoor pool and hot tub are perfect for cloudy days. Park-and-fly packages include transportation to Sea–Tac.

6. Ramada by Wyndham Tukwila Southcenter, for central convenience

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Room at Ramada by Wyndham Tukwila Southcenter, Tukwila, Washington
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Like nearly all hotels in the area, the Ramada offers a free shuttle to and from nearby Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The best thing about this Tukwila chain hotel is its location beside the Green River and near several trails good for walking and biking – some rooms offer river views, too. Other amenities include free parking, complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool and guest laundry.

7. Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea–Tac Area, for an easy stopover

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Room at Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area, Tukwila, Washington
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A solid choice – if not quite as up to date as other airport-area options – this hotel has an on-site restaurant, Charley’s, and a small indoor pool. Some guest rooms feature sitting areas and balconies. Yes, Tukwila has two Courtyard by Marriott hotels, so double-check which one you’re booking. This one is about two minutes closer to the airport via the free shuttle – it’s also within walking distance of the small Amtrak station and the Green River Trail.

8. Element Seattle Sea–Tac Airport, for stylish rooms

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Room at Element Seattle Sea-Tac Airport, Tukwila, Washington
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New in 2020, this Westin-affiliated hotel has airy rooms with modern decor, walk-in showers with ecofriendly toiletries and the comfy beds of the parent brand. Amenities include a healthy breakfast buffet, bikes to borrow and an indoor saline pool. The shared lounge area is a nice touch, where friends traveling together can prepare meals and hang out indoors, as is the outdoor patio with a grill and firepit, which serves the same purpose outside.

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