Who doesn’t love a deal? When I say “cheap hotels in Seattle,” I mean properties offering remarkable value for an urban destination as popular as Seattle. If you watch for specials and off-season deals, you often can find rooms at these budget hotels in Seattle for under $150.
The Best Cheap Hotels in Seattle
These cheap hotels in Seattle deliver loads of charm and comfort at hard-to-believe budget prices.
Ace Hotel Seattle
In the heart of Belltown, this hipster favorite in a former maritime workers’ hotel is both chic and affordable, especially if you opt for one of the rooms with a shared bath. Rooms have large windows and high ceilings. Furnishings include vintage and repurposed pieces, local art, industrial accents, and welcome touches like Pendleton wool blankets. Rates include continental breakfast of waffles, juice, and quality Stumptown coffee.
Amenities: Rudy’s Hair and Body bath products, and sink and vanity in rooms with shared baths.
Lodging meets well-curated gallery at one of the hippest cheap hotels in Seattle, where more than 300 original works of art fill the walls of public areas and guest rooms. The entire fifth floor is an ode to Seattle’s music scene, with guest rooms featuring turntables and vinyl collections selected by indie label Sub Pop Records. Live music venues surround the hotel, an easy walk from both downtown and Capitol Hill.
Amenities: Dining at Red Fin, loaner bikes, fitness center, luxury bedding with pillow menu, complimentary morning coffee, evening craft beer hour, in-room spa service, pet-welcoming amenities, and pet room service menu(!).
In the heart of the classy residential neighborhood of Queen Anne, you’ll feel right at home at the handsome red-brick MarQueen. Built in 1918 as an engineering school, its upstairs apartments now serve as comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and cute revamped kitchenettes. Some rooms have fine views of the city. The lobby, with its beveled glass doors, terrazzo tile floors, and grand staircase, preserves the era’s European-inspired elegance.
Amenities: Tin Lizzie Lounge and continental breakfast.
11th Avenue Inn
One of my favorite cheap places to stay in Seattle is this turn-of-the-century inn in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Guests enjoy exploring this highly walkable ‘hood filled with international flavors and funky shops, and have easy access to downtown with the nearby light-rail station. Antique furniture decorates the inn’s nine guest rooms, each with private bath. The full hot breakfast is a highlight, served in an elegant Victorian dining room with bay windows.
Amenities: Full breakfast, roomy common areas, and free parking on-site.
The sunny yellow Med brings a cheery presence to the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. Rooms are simple, clean, and comfortable, all with private baths and small kitchenettes. The big star here is the huge shared rooftop deck: Plop into a comfy couch and take in views of the nearby Space Needle, skyline, Puget Sound, and even distant Mt. Rainier.
Amenities: Loaner bikes, fitness center, shared computers, complimentary coffee, and affordable parking.
An enormous number five against a red facade announces your arrival—and sets the tone—for this splashy contemporary hotel in the heart of Belltown. Furnishings are youthful and modern, in a bold palette of bright red, yellow, and gray. Guest rooms are fun, not fussy, featuring plush beds and linens, hardwood floors, streamlined furnishings, and glossy bathrooms. It’s one of the most stylish cheap hotels in Seattle.
Amenities: Breakfast at Max, loaner bikes, fitness center, iPod docks, complimentary coffee and cupcakes, and free downtown shuttle.
Perhaps oh-so-slightly dated, the Warwick more than makes up for it with a central location, spacious rooms, and more amenities than you’d expect for the price. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private Juliet balconies, and some fine views (especially if you request a higher floor in this 18-story hotel). An indoor pool is a welcome addition to the fitness facilities.
Amenities: Dining at Margaux at the Warwick, Margaux Lounge, fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, and business center.
The Belltown Inn feels less like a hotel and more like the apartment you wish you had in Seattle: clean, quiet, and within easy walking distance of dozens of restaurants and key attractions. Rooms all feature queen or king beds with plush-top mattresses, with handy kitchenettes and private baths. The communal rooftop terrace is a gem.
Amenities: Loaner bikes, tour desk, computers, and rooftop terrace.
Seattle’s downtown Roosevelt Hotel, a local landmark since the Great Depression, has been reborn as Hotel Theodore, and it’s now one of the best cheap hotels in Seattle. The Art Deco brick tower, capped with a red neon Roosevelt sign, remains; inside, the new look is sleek and masculine, with dark woods and white subway tile. It honors “the city’s tradition of makers, builders, and doers” with patent drawings and displays of Seattle creations like the Space Needle and the Amazon Kindle. Be sure to book a reservation for dinner at the outstanding Rider restaurant.
Amenities: Dining at Rider, coffee bar, fitness center, pillow menu, in-room spa services, robes, slippers, Lather beauty products, board games, and pet-welcoming amenities.
Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast
This graceful Tudor mansion in the Capital Hill neighborhood retains some of its 1909 fine detailing, including marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, pocket doors, and stained-glass windows with the family crest. Eleven comfortable rooms vary in size and price; nine have private bathrooms. All guests enjoy a full breakfast.
Amenities: Down comforters, waffle-cloth bathrobes, bath products, complimentary tea/cocoa/cider and cookies, and newspapers.
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—Original reporting by Tina Lassen