Seattle is an embarkation point for cruisers traveling to Alaska. According to the Port of Seattle, six large cruise lines offer service on 11 vessels from Seattle each week. Cruise ships depart from Pier 66 or Pier 91 on the Seattle waterfront. If you’re staying in Seattle while waiting for your cruise to leave, consider choosing a hotel in Seattle’s lively Belltown neighborhood, located near the cruise terminals.
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront is less than a block from the Pier 66 Bell Street Cruise Terminal. The hotel offers views of Elliot Bay or the Seattle skyline from every room, many with private balconies. Guest rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen televisions, premium bed linens, mini refrigerators, iPod docks and dual phone lines. Hotel amenities include complimentary tea and coffee, 24-hour room service and high-speed wireless Internet access. Swim in the heated pool, work out in the fitness center or relax in the whirlpool. Dine at the on-site 2100 Bistro and Bar or grab a coffee at the Trolley Café.
Seattle Marriott Waterfront 2100 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-5000 marriott.com
Hotel Ändra is located less than half a mile from the cruise terminal. This boutique hotel features a blend of Scandinavian and Pacific Northwest décor, with a granite fireplace, hand-knotted wool rugs and floor-to-ceiling wooden bookcases in the lobby’s common area. The hotel’s 119 rooms are furnished with alpaca headboards, stainless steel fixtures and glass-tiled showers. Room amenities include down comforters, premium bed linens and towels, flat screen televisions with on-demand movies, mini-bars, coffee and tea service and free morning newspapers. The hotel features 24-hour room service, a fitness center and in-room spa services.
Hotel Ändra 2000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98121 877-448-8600 hotelandra.com
Hotel Max is located half a mile from the cruise terminal. According to the hotel’s website, Hotel Max is the “most artistic of all the downtown Seattle hotels,” featuring more than 350 paintings and photographs by local artists in the guest rooms, lobby and common spaces. Rooms offer premium bed linens, flat-screen televisions, robes, pillow-top mattresses, premium toiletries and a menu of pillow choices. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, concierge services and room service from the onsite Red Fin restaurant, serving Asian fusion cuisine.
Hotel Max 620 Stewart St. Seattle, WA 98101 866-986-8087 hotelmaxseattle.com