BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Pier 91 Seattle

Myself and three other adults (along with luggage) will be flying into Seattle in August on Thursday evening and will be sailing Celebrity (Pier 91) on Friday.

Does anybody have any suggestions on good inexpensive hotels and transportations services?

Unfortunately, we will not have time for sightseeing before the cruise, but hopefully will have a day after the cruise.

Tags: Coastal - West Coast

7 Answers

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

Over the years I bet we have stayed in every one of the hotels at Seatac airport. We have settled on the Quality Inn and Suites there. Gives us by far our most bang for the buck. We always book a suite, gives us a lot of elbow room particularly since we have cruise luggage with us most of the time. We have always had clean modern rooms, free wi-fi, free boarding pass printing and they not only have an excellent free breakfast buffet but it is clean as well. Shuttles to the airport do us all kinds of favors. If you check the reviews in Tripadvisor they don't look all that hot, I disagree.  But then if you check the reviews for other hotels there they don't fare much better either, I guess air travelers are very picky. 

Pier 91 is on the North end of Elliott Bay close to the industrial section and railroad yards, not many, if any, hotels close by.

It has been years since we stayed in downtown Seattle but used to do that a lot. My recommendation would be to stay at Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center. It is located on Hwy 99 and pretty close to Denny Way which leads into Elliott Avenue which goes right up to Pier 91. I'm not sure if they have those two room suites there like the airport has.  It is also close to the Space Needle and all sorts of inexpensive eateries should be close by. A cab shouldn't be all that bad, cost wise, up to the pier from there but I notice they have shuttles to the "cruise terminals".

From the airport to downtown, I would do the Light Link Rail, it leaves from the terminal and goes downtown, very nice ride some of it above the city, good views and very inexpensive. You can carry your luggage on it as well. Seattle is a progressive community and that rail service demonstrates so.

http://www.hotels.com/hotel/details.html?tab=description&hotel-id=117308&ZSX=0&SYE=3&q-room-0-children=0&q-room-0-adults=2

http://m.soundtransit.org/schedules#40_100479

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

I have stayed at that hotel 2 times , and used the shuttle to the ship . it worked good for me

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks!

cruisecrews
Contributor Level: Purser

I don't like that there aren't more hotels convenient to Pier 91, but it is what it is. If you want to stay downtown, that will leave less of a trek for you on cruise day, but add on time the day that you arrive. Here are some cheap hotels around town (using cheap loosely as nothing is cheap in Seattle!)

 

http://www.seattlecruisetips.com/budget-hotels-near-the-cruise-port/

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I have started to look for alaskan cruises, and have not gotten to the hotel part just yet, so I'm glad I stumbled on this post. Now I am prepared for $$$ ever where...

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I forgot about this threadBig Smile

I ended up booking the Sutton Suites, in the family suite. It has a separate bedroom, foldout couch, and the room is about 1/2 the rate of any other hotel in the Seattle area.

The reviews are either love-it-or-hate-it, but for one night at a time, it beats sleeping on the airport floor. Also, it includes shuttles from the airport to the hotel, hotel to the pier, and back again. I'll include it in my review in September.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Looking forward to it! 

 

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