Help finding a hotel

We are leaving on a Alaskan cruise in June out of Seattle. I've been going over and over hotels in Seattle reviews. We are trying to find something near the port,.. Maybe pikes place. I thought about Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square, but am not sure about location. Frankly, we are Hampton Inn people but Embassy was only 20 more dollars. The prices are so high! Anyway, please any advice or help would be great. This is our 20th anniversary and just wanting it to be great!..Oh, we are going on the RC Ovation. I think it will leave out of Port 91

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Stay away from the Airport Best Western, it was clean but no sound proofing and when the first plane takes off in the morning, no more sleep for you.

Totally agree! We did not realize it was right under the flight path.

Pioneer Square is a nice central location for touring Seattle.

Seattle is expensive. You have to bite the bullet if you want a nice place. Embassy has a nicer breakfast than Hampton and a managers happy hour with complimentary drinks and snacks.

You may consider the Sutton Suites.

It is quite a bit less expensive than most hotels in Seattle, and offers shuttles both to the airport and to the cruise port.

It is located near the airport, but the noise is not a bother. There is a train (metro) station within walking distance of the hotel that will take you into town for a small fee.

It is an older hotel, but the owners and staff really care about it.

Thank you for the advice. You are right about buying the bullet. Lol. Does anyone know anything about the StayPiineapple ? I'm intrigued by it, but being from SC not sure of the reputation. Having said that, doubtful we would be staying there as, after looking at the pics, he std he might enjoy staying there if he were on drugs. Lol. He's not a contemporary man. But I am curious about it.

Hi, I checked this hotel out online and, unfortunately, it says that it has closed. Thanks though for the suggestion!

That is a shame. Regardless of the reviews, I really enjoyed the stay there.

Over the years, having stayed in just about every airport hotel as well as many in downtown Seattle I would stay at the airport. Plus now that they have that super easy to use Light Rail system going, I'm assuming you aren't going to have a lot of cruise baggage, but even so you can carry it on the Light Rail. Two easy to walk to rail stations right at SeaTac but your hotel shuttle will drop you off at either. Get on the rail at the airport, go to the Westlake Station, from there grab a cab over to Smith Cove and terminal 91, about 1.5 miles west. As for airport hotels:

For a little shy of three decades, we used the Custom Inn and Suites at SeaTac. But found, after they were taken over by Choice Hotels, it proved to be very difficult to make reservations on line with them and they no longer offered direct phone access, that we could find anyway. So we looked elsewhere. Since we had recently stayed in a Hilton hotel on Waikiki for a week, which offered the Hilton Honors program that we signed up for, we decided to try Hampton Inn and Suites.

Most of our travels through Seattle, in recent decades, means cruise luggage for a month, a suite offers us plenty of room to place bags and leave them open, so having these out of our way is nice.

This Hampton Inn & Suites was a pleasant surprise. Not only was the staff great there and the facility very clean but it was much more modern than our old hotel, in about all respects, at least the portion of the premises we were in must have been recently remodeled. The room itself was not set up as a true suite but had an unique layout with lots of space nevertheless. We had a double queen studio suite. I'm a very light sleeper but the jet noise didn't wake me.

The location of this Hampton (Be careful there is another Hampton further south than this one which is even south of the Custom Inn and Suites and it doesn't have suites.) is much closer to the terminal than our old hotel and adjacent to some good restaurants.

Thank you! Very helpful.. especially the links. I will check it out. One thing we love about the Hampton matter small or big.. They are always consistent with customer service, cleanliness and love their beds! If you ever go to Miami..the Hampton inn/Blue Lagoon is awesome! Our last cruise, we were very impressed.

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