Seattle

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Seattle

Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.

Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.

Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.

The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.

Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.

Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.

For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
The price is HK$812 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,792 reviews)
"Roof top deck to hangout with nice views. Great service when checking in"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2022

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
The price is HK$834 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps away from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Washington State Convention Center and Moore ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,114 reviews)
"Hotel was very nice. Staff was very friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2022

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
3 out of 5
The price is HK$891 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angle Lake Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Southcenter Mall and Starfire Sports Complex. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,075 reviews)
"Check in was easy, room was clean, bed comfortable. Quiet. Overall satisfied and I would stay again."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
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Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$671 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Family Fun Center and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (548 reviews)
"Nice place to stay. Rooms are clean. Area is safe."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
3 out of 5
206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA
The price is HK$849 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Located in Queen Anne, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center and Seattle Waterfront. Space Needle and Pike Place Market are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,079 reviews)
"Clean and spacious room."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is HK$741 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Family Fun Center and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,459 reviews)
"Loved the big desk, late check out, laundry and work out facilities. Breakfast could have lasted later into the day."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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