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Where to Stay in New York City [No Stress Guide 2018]

New York. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. New York City is one of the most popular cities in the world. And, for good reason. It’s home to Broadway, Times Squares and countless other vibrant and iconic landmarks and attractions.

But, it’s also one of the largest and most expensive cities in the world.

That’s why we wrote this insider guide for where to stay in New York City, so you know the best spots to stay in this mega-city.

Our goal is to help you plan an unforgettable holiday. With the help of this guide, not only will you be able to pick out the perfect neighbourhood in New York City for your stay, but you’ll hopefully save a little money in the process.

So let’s get to it. These are our top picks for where to stay in New York City in 2018.

Additional reading – The 17 Best Hotels in New York and the 15 Coolest Things to do in New York City

Where to Stay in New York

Quick Tips – Where to Stay in New York City

Where to Stay in New York City

Looking for a specific place to stay? These are our highest recommendations for places to stay in New York City.

Best Budget Hotel in New York City – Travel Inn Hotel New York

Travel Inn Hotel New York

Travel Inn Hotel New York is the best budget hotel in New York City

The Travel Inn Hotel New York is one of the best value accommodations – and one of our top picks for where to stay in New York City.

In the trendy Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, this hotel is a short walk to great restaurants and landmark attractions. It has a fitness centre, concierge service, and the rooms are outfitted with modern amenities.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in New York City – Orchard Street Hotel

Orchard Street Hotel

Orchard Street Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in New York City

Bright, airy and ideally located, Orchard Street Hotel is our top pick for where to stay in New York City. Situated on the lively and vibrant Lower East Side, this hotel is a great base for exploring the city.

Enjoy world-class restaurants and popular bars just steps from the hotel’s front door.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in New York City – MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel is the best luxury hotel in New York City

This luxurious four-star hotel is located in the heart of Midtown. It’s close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and all of Manhattan’s top attractions.

It has elegant décor, large rooms, and a rustic rooftop terrace that boasts an amazing view of the city. MADE Hotel is one of our top choices for where to stay in New York City.

 

New York City Neighborhood Guide

New York City

This is the definitive guide for where to stay in New York City

New York City is a massive city.

Its thriving theatre scene, grand architecture, vibrant Times Square, and exciting and innovative culinary scene, are just a handful of the things New York is famous for.

Home to more than 18 million people, it is the second largest city in North America and the largest in the USA.

There’s plenty to see and do here for intrepid and curious travelers, from exploring the expansive Central Park to shopping on Madison Avenue to enjoy the view from the Top of the Rock.

Hotel Jules Insider Tip

NYC is divided into five main boroughs, which are each home to a number of unique, fun and interesting neighbourhoods. Most tourists opt to stay in the most famous borough – Manhattan! This insider guide is only going to cover Manhattan neighbourhoods.

Midtown Manhattan is the heart of New York. A Quintessential New York neighbourhood, this is where you’ll find famous skyscrapers, modern architecture, landmark sights and vibrant nightlife.

North of Midtown, on either side of Central Park, are the luxurious, lush and residential neighbourhoods of the Upper East and West Sides.

Travel south and you’ll pass through the trendy neighbourhoods of Chelsea, the Flatiron District, West Village, Greenwich Village, and the lively East Village, where you’ll find the best nightlife in the city.

Continue heading south and you’ll make your way through the ultra-hip Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Tribeca, and the Financial District.

Still not sure where to stay in NYC? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

New York City’s 5 Best Neighborhoods to Stay in

Like most large cities, New York has a robust public transit network of buses and subways that runs throughout. So, no matter where you choose to stay you’ll be able to visit the different areas of the city with relative ease.

But, New York is best explored on foot. Make the most of your time in the city by staying in an area that best suits your interests.

Do you want to stay at the centre of the action? Maybe you want to be within walking distance of Central Park? Or, perhaps you want to have the best restaurants and most vibrant nightlife just a stone’s throw away. All of these things are possible if you stay in the right neighbourhood.

Here are the best neighbourhoods broken down by interest for your stay in New York City.

Neighborhood #1 - Midtown

(Where to stay in New York City for your first time)

Midtown New York City

Midtown is our pick for where to stay in New York City for your first time

Midtown is an iconic New York City neighbourhood. It’s the New York City most depicted in movies and TV and is where iconic architecture and modern skyscrapers seamlessly coexist.

Broadway, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre are just a few of the reasons Midtown is our top recommendation for where to stay in New York City if you’re visiting for the first time. This centrally located neighbourhood is also where you’ll find a great variety of world-class cuisine, exciting events and unparalleled views.

Enjoy all the best of iconic New York City by making your base in Midtown.

Things to See and Do in Midtown

  • See a moving musical on Broadway, the most famous theatre district in the world.
  • Stand at the centre of Times Square, a vibrant and buzzing square that’s often called the crossroads of the world.
  • Dine on delicious French fare at Le Bernardin.
  • Stand in awe of the iconic art deco Chrysler Building.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of New York City from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building.
  • Strut your stuff along Fifth Avenue.
  • See incredible and inspiring works of art at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Watch a performance or fashion show at Lincoln Centre.
  • Savour superb food and a great atmosphere at Per Se restaurant.
  • Browse the stalls at the Grand Central Market.
  • Climb to the top of the rock at the Rockefeller Centre and enjoy stunning views of the city and beyond.
  • Explore the hip and trendy Meatpacking District.

Where to Stay in Midtown

Best Budget Hotel in Midtown – Carlton Arms Hotel

Carleton Arms Hotel

Carlton Arms Hotel is the best budget hotel in Midtown

The Carlton Arms Hotel is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, NYC’s top hotspots are just a short walk away.

It has charming décor, comfortable rooms and a variety of essential amenities. Their multilingual staff is incredibly knowledgeable and can help you plan an awesome stay.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Midtown – Seton Hotel

Seton Hotel

Seton Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Midtown

Charming décor, spacious rooms, and an unbeatable location are just a few of the reasons this is our favourite place to stay in Midtown.

This three-star hotel is close to Midtown’s most famous landmarks and is near public transit, making it a great base for exploring the city.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Midtown – MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Midtown

This luxurious four-star hotel is located in the heart of Midtown. It’s close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and all of Manhattan’s top attractions.

It has elegant décor, large rooms, and a rustic rooftop terrace that boasts an amazing view of the city. MADE Hotel is one of our top choices for where to stay in New York City.

 

Neighborhood #2 - Hell's Kitchen

(Where to stay in New York City on a budget)

Hells Kitchen New York

Hell’s Kitchen is our pick for where to stay in New York City on a budget

Hell’s Kitchen is a lively and energetic neighbourhood located in Midtown Manhattan. Just steps from Time Square and the heart of the city, this great little borough has all the convenience of the city centre without the throngs of people.

Boasting more of an authentic local vibe, Hell’s Kitchen is where you can enjoy a slice of real New York life.

Hell’s Kitchen is also where budget travellers will find a good variety of value accommodations. With everything from boutique to luxury hotels, this area of the city has something for travellers of all ages, styles, tastes and budgets.

Things to See and Do in Hell’s Kitchen

  • Tour submarines, space shuttles, ships and more at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
  • Grab a pint at Valhalla, a charming beer hall with lots of choices on tap.
  • Tease your taste buds at Gotham West Market, where you’ll find a great variety of international and local cuisines at affordable prices.
  • Hunt for treasures and unique finds at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.
  • Kickstart your day with a great breakfast at Westway Diner.
  • Catch an up-and-coming show by taking in an off-Broadway performance.
  • Sample great cold beers at Rudy’s Bar & Grill, a fun and funky little dive bar.
  • Dine on amazing and affordable dishes at Fluffy’s Café & Pizzeria.
  • Enjoy a hearty bowl of soup that eats like a meal at Totto Ramen.
  • Grab a slice of sizzling New York-style pizza at 2 Bros Pizza.
  • Sip cocktails on one of the best rooftop bars in the city at The Press Lounge.

Where to Stay in Hell’s Kitchen

Best Budget Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen – Travel Inn Hotel New York

Travel Inn Hotel New York

Travel Inn Hotel New York is the best budget hotel in Hell’s Kitchen

The Travel Inn Hotel New York is one of the best value accommodations – and one of our top picks for where to stay in New York City.

In the trendy Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, this hotel is a short walk to great restaurants, and landmark attractions. It has a fitness centre, concierge service, and rooms are outfitted with modern amenities.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen – 36 Hudson Hotel

36 Hudson Hotel

36 Hudson Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Hell’s Kitchen

Located at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, this hotel is a great base for foodies looking to explore New York City. It’s close to world-class restaurants, lively bars, and popular nightclubs.

Modern and charming, this hotel has comfortable beds, spacious rooms, and great in-room amenities.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen – 414 Hotel

414 Hotel

414 Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Hell’s Kitchen

Centrally located and fantastically chic, 414 Hotel is one of our top recommendations for where to stay in Hell’s Kitchen.

This luxurious three-star hotel is close to the city’s top landmarks and is surrounded by renowned restaurants. It has free wifi, laundry services, and guests will love unwinding in the relaxing hotel gardens.

 

Neighborhood #3 - Lower East Side

(Best area to stay in New York City for nightlife)

Lower East Side New York City

Lower East Side is our pick for best area to stay in New York City for nightlife

Tucked away south of Midtown is one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city. Once famous for it’s thriving immigrant history, the Lower East Side is today one of the most vibrant areas of New York City and is a global hub for artists, creatives and culture vultures.

The Lower East Side is our top pick for where to stay in New York City if you’re looking to enjoy fun and excitement after the sun goes down. Its where you’ll find trendy clubs and fashionable restaurants. The Lower East Side is where the young, fabulous and hip come to play.

Things to See and Do in Lower East Side

  • Sip, snack and sample your way around the historic Essex Street Market.
  • Enjoy great live music and urbane cocktails at The Back Room.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at Russ & Daughters Café.
  • Listen to live music any night of the week at Rockwood Music Hall.
  • Spend a fun night drinking, dancing and laughing at 169 Bar.
  • Sample sophisticated cocktails at Nitecap.
  • Dance the night away to indie and punk tunes at Mercury Lounge.
  • Enjoy cheap drinks and a great atmosphere at Hair of the Dog.
  • Shop the Hester Street Fair for vintage finds and hipster snacks.
  • Combine your love for sweets and drinks at Cake Shop.
  • Sip smoky whiskies at the wild west themed Whiskey Ward.
  • Experience a gipsy punk dance party at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, a funky dive bar that regularly hosts Gogol Bordello on stage.
  • Rock out at No Fun.

Where to Stay in Lower East Side

Best Budget Hotel in Lower East Side – Blue Moon Boutique Hotel

Blue Moon Boutique Hotel

Blue Moon Boutique Hotel is the best budget hotel in Lower East Side

Blue Moon Boutique Hotel is a charming and affordable four-star hotel in the heart of the Lower East Side.

A great base for exploring the city, it’s close to Canal Street, the Pyramid Club and the city’s top tourist attractions. It has quaint rooms, vintage décor, and a delightful on-site café.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Lower East Side – Orchard Street Hotel

Orchard Street Hotel

Orchard Street Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Lower East Side

Bright, airy and ideally located, Orchard Street Hotel is our top pick for where to stay in New York City. Situated on the lively and vibrant Lower East Side, this hotel is a great base for exploring the city.

Enjoy world-class restaurants and popular bars just steps from the hotel’s front door.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Lower East Side – The Ludlow New York City

The Ludlow New York City

The Ludlow New York City is the best luxury hotel in Lower East Side

Enjoy amazing city views and comfortable beds at this four-star Hell’s Kitchen hotel. Ideally located for exploring the city, the Ludlow New York City is close to a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.

It has a lush garden, laundry services, and a cosy lounge, perfect for grabbing a drink before a night on the town.

 

Neighborhood #4 - East Village

(Coolest place to stay in New York City)

East Village New York City

East Village is our pick for coolest place to stay in New York City

Combining old-time charm and a youthful spirit, the East Village is by far one of the coolest neighbourhoods in New York City. Boasting a very unique and independent vibe, the East Village is home to a wide variety of stylish shops, cosy cafes, local boutiques and hip restaurants.

A wonderful place to wander day or night, the East Village is where to stay in New York City if you want to see and be seen and enjoy life at the centre of the action.

Things to See and Do in East Village

  • Rest and relax in Tompkins Square Park.
  • Start your weekend off right with a delectable brunch at Mogador Café.
  • Dance the night away at The Pyramid Club.
  • Dine on delicious Greek food at Pylos.
  • Eat innovative Asian fusion at Momofuku Ko.
  • Explore MoRUS, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces.
  • Sink your teeth into a delicious burger at Black Iron Burger.
  • Pay homage to a punk god at Joey Ramone Place.
  • Enjoy quality dishes at the cute and quaint Tree Bistro.
  • See exquisite works of art at the City Lore Gallery.
  • Wander through First Park.
  • Grab a pint (or two or three) at McSorley’s Old Ale House, where the stories are just as good as the beer selection.
  • Enjoy great cocktails and a laid-back atmosphere at Proletariat.
  • Make your way to Mace for innovative and inventive cocktails.

Where to Stay in East Village

Best Budget Hotel in East Village – Canal Loft Hotel

Canal Loft Hotel

Canal Loft Hotel is the best budget hotel in East Village

The Canal Loft Hotel is one of the best value hotels in the East Village. Located near Chinatown, this hotel is close to great restaurants, stylish shopping, and top tourist attractions.

It has comfortable and spacious rooms, a shared lounge, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in East Village – St Marks Hotel New York City

St Marks Hotel New York City

St Marks Hotel New York City is the best mid-range hotel in East Village

Conveniently located in the East Village, this three-star hotel is a great base for exploring New York City. It’s close to vibrant nightlife, famous theatres and a good variety of delicious restaurants.

The rooms feature minimalistic décor, comfortable beds and all the essential amenities you’ll need for a wonderful stay.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in East Village – East Village Hotel

East Village Hotel

East Village Hotel is the best luxury hotel in East Village

Modern, colourful and impossibly cool, this hotel is our top recommendation for where to stay in the East Village.

Close to popular bars and notable attractions, this three-star hotel is ideally located for exploring New York City. Each room features modern décor, a kitchenette, and guest will love relaxing after a long day in the stylish lounge bar or restaurant.

 

Neighborhood #5 - Upper West Side

(Best neighbourhood in New York City for families)

Upper West Side New York

Upper West Side is our pick for best neighbourhood in New York City for families

Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side is a luxurious New York neighbourhood. One of the most relaxing neighbourhoods in the city, the Upper West Side is where travellers can find residential respite not far from the vibrant and buzzing centre of the city.

An ideal neighbourhood for families, the Upper West Side is packed with child-friendly restaurants and activities. From exploring expansive Central Park to wandering through the Museum of Natural History, there’s plenty for families to see, do and enjoy on the Upper West Side.

Things to See and Do in Upper West Side

  • Explore the interactive and exciting American Museum of Natural History.
  • Take a stroll through lush and striking Riverside Park.
  • Catch an exquisite performance at the New York City Ballet.
  • Enjoy an iconic New York-style bagel at Broadway Bagel.
  • Try pancakes, pizza and everything in between at the Manhattan Diner.
  • Take a virtual tour of the stars, space and planets at the Hayden Planetarium.
  • Explore the expansive Central Park, the green heart of New York City.
  • See you favourite exotic animals, reptiles and birds at the Central Park Zoo.
  • Visit the interactive and family-friendly Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
  • Dig into a plate of delicious Italian food at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Satisfy your appetites with sumptuous burgers at Shake Shack.
  • Browse the stalls of everything from spices and sweets to clothes and handicrafts at the Greenflea Flea Market.

Where to Stay in Upper West Side

Best Budget Hotel in Upper West Side – Morningside Inn

Morningside Inn

Morningside Inn is the best budget hotel in Upper West Side

This quaint and charming hotel is just a short walk from Central Park. It’s surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars and is well connected via public transit throughout the city.

It has 72 air-conditioned rooms each outfitted with modern amenities and comfortable beds. Enjoy delicious dishes and refreshing cocktails at the in-house restaurant.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Upper West Side – Riverside Tower

Riverside Tower

Riverside Tower is the best mid-range hotel in Upper West Side

Riverside Tower is a cosy two-star hotel located on the Upper West Side. It’s close to restaurants, cafes, Central Park and a wide variety of great New York attractions.

It has an on-site café, a delicious breakfast, and each room comes with its own refrigerator and microwave.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Upper West Side – Hotel Belleclaire

Hotel Belleclaire

Hotel Belleclaire is the best luxury hotel in Upper West Side

This elegant three-star hotel is our top choice for where to stay on the Upper West Side.

Hotel Belleclaire is close to the American Museum of Natural History, legendary Broadway, and is a short walk from Central Park. It has elegant décor, great on-site amenities, and fully equipped guest rooms.

 

Final thoughts on where to stay in New York City

There’s no doubt about it, New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world. From Times Square to Central Park, it’s a city that exudes life, art, culture, energy and fun around every turn.

To quickly recap this guide, our top choice for where to stay in New York City is the Orchard Street Hotel. Located on the ultra-hip and trendy Lower East Side, this hotel is close to great restaurants, top-notch attractions, and the hottest nightlife in the city. The rooms are bright and airy, and you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views of the New York skyline from the comfort of your own bed.

One of the largest cities in the world, planning a trip to New York can be overwhelming. With the help of this guide, you’ll not only find the best neighbourhood for you, but you’ll no doubt have an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

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17 Best Hotels in Denver [2018 Bargain Guide]

Denver is a city filled with art, culture, sports, and some of the best beer on the planet. Denver has flawlessly retained it’s Old West atmosphere while also transforming into a modern city that is visited by millions of tourists every year.

But unfortunately, despite its large size, there are fewer hotels in Denver than you might expect. This is exactly why we have created this bargain guide to the best hotels in Denver!

Written by our team of travel experts, this bargain guide to the best hotels in Denver will help you find a hotel room that matches your style – and budget!

With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to easily find a hidden gem before it gets booked by anyone else, so you can see the best that this amazing city has to offer.

Let’s explore the best hotels in Denver!

Best Hotels in Denver

Quick Answer – Best Hotel in Denver

 

Overall Best Hotel in Denver

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

  • $$$$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Swimming Pool

The overall best hotel in Denver is the Four Seasons Hotel Denver. This internationally acclaimed hotel can be found in the heart of the Downtown, just a stone’s throw from Denver’s must-visit attractions. The facilities at Four Seasons Hotel Denver are second to none. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, in addition to a well-equipped fitness centre.

From the helpful team at the front desk, you can hire a bicycle with which to explore Denver. Alternatively, enquire as to where the complimentary shuttle service can take you.

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near the Airport

The Westin Denver International Airport

The Westin Denver International Airport

The Westin Denver International Airport

  • $$$
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

The Westin Denver International Airport is the best hotel in Denver near the airport. Not only fantastic in terms of location, The Westin Denver International Airport has a brilliant set of facilities too. It is rare to find such a luxurious swimming pool in an airport hotel.

Room service is available and there is free WiFi throughout the hotel as well. There is no need to worry about how late your flight gets in. The reception is open 24-hours a day and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near Downtown

Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro

  • $$
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Childminding Services

The best hotel in Denver near Downtown is Hotel Teatro. Offering an astounding amount of facilities, world-class service and an ideal location, Hotel Teatro is a real winner. The in-house bar and restaurant offer wonderful menus and room service is available should you find yourself too comfy in your room!

Hotel Teatro offers a childminding service which is ideal for those evenings when you want to explore the nightlife scene in Downtown Denver. The rooms are bright, spacious and many offer views of Denver’s cityscape.

 

Best Hotel in Denver for Families

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Kitchenette
  • Swimming Pool

Embassy Suites Denver is the best hotel in Denver for families. It’s the complete package! Not only do they offer spacious family suites but each features a kitchenette. You never know when hunger may strike when travelling with little ones. Having your own kitchenette helps you to stay ahead of the game!

Families love the swimming pool at Embassy Suites Denver, there is a shallow end ideal for the children. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and there is valet parking available too. A complimentary breakfast is included in most room rates.

 

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Denver

The Curtis – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Curtis - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Curtis – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

  • $$
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Express Check-In/Out

With modern and stylish design elements and great service, the best pet-friendly hotel in Denver is a great option for all kinds of travellers. The Curtis –  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel can be found in Downtown Denver, a short stroll from Civic Center Park. This is a great space for your pooch to stretch their legs; you too!

The rooms are spacious and many offer city views. Each ensuite bathroom features fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries. You’ll find coffee supplies in your room and room service is available.

 

Best Cheap Hotel in Denver

Comfort Inn Denver East

Comfort Inn Denver East

Comfort Inn Denver East

  • $
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Swimming Pool

Comfort Inn Denver East is the best cheap hotel in Denver. This hotel offers great value for money! You will have access to their heated swimming pool, their BBQ deck and cosy hotel lounge too.

Comfort Inn Denver East is in a position to offer cheap room rates due to their location. Set on Peoria Street, Comfort Inn is a 15-minute drive from City Park. This offers you a local’s view of Denver and access to all the attraction for a super cheap price!

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Lounge
  • Garden

The best hotel in Denver near Capitol Hill is Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn. This family-run hotel has just 8-room and a real homely feel. The staff are wonderfully welcoming and have a heap of local knowledge to share. All rooms are non-smoking and each has a private ensuite bathroom.

During your stay, you are more than welcome to snuggle up in the Capitol Hill Mansion guest lounge or relax in the spacious garden. A generous breakfast is included in all room rates on a complimentary basis. Fill your boots and get out and explore!

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near LoDo

The Crawford Hotel LoDo Denver

The Crawford Hotel LoDo Denver

The Crawford Hotel LoDo Denver

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Express Check-In/Out

The Crawford Hotel LoDo Denver is, unsurprisingly the best hotel in Denver near LoDo. Chic, suave and stylish, The Crawford is a refined hotel with luxurious little touches everywhere you look. To make the most of your stay be sure to book in for a pamper at The Crawford Day Spa. You’ll feel renewed, refreshed and fabulous!

There are just 67-rooms at The Crawford Hotel and there is a boutique-feel to the property. There are rooms and suites available, depending on your budget. The Superior Loft is a real treat!

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near Cherry Creek

Halycon –  a hotel in Cherry Creek

Halycon -  a hotel in Cherry Creek

Halycon –  a hotel in Cherry Creek

  • $$
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre

The best hotel in Denver near Cherry Creek is Halycon – a hotel in Cherry Creek. Ultra-modern and super stylish, the Halcyon Hotel is a great option for all kinds of travellers.

It is a particularly great option for travellers who like to keep fit on the road. During your stay, you are more than welcome to workout in the fitness centre or take a swim in the outdoor pool.

There is a relaxed feel to the Halycon. The staff are wonderful and are happy to help in any way that they can.

 

Best Hotel in Denver Near Colorado Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

  • $$$$
  • 4-Star
  • Swimming Pool
  • Coffee Shop

The Hyatt Regency is one of the biggest hotels in Denver, there are 1100 rooms! As the best hotel in Denver near Colorado Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Denver is within a walking distance of the main entrance. The reception is open 24-hours so whatever time your event ends, you can return to your room fuss-free.

There is an in-house coffee shop, in addition to a bar and restaurant. Should you not fancy moving, just call room service! You’ll find a menu in your room.

 

More Best Hotels in Denver

Couldn’t find anything that takes your fancy in that list? No worries! Here are some more best hotels in Denver to give you some more food for thought!

Magnolia Hotel Denver a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Magnolia Hotel Denver a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Magnolia Hotel Denver a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

  • $$
  • 3-Star
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Restaurant

Magnolia Hotel Denver is one of the best hotels in Denver. Offering high levels of service and some excellent facilities, it’s a bit of a hidden gem. The in-house bar and restaurant offer an excellent selection of food and beverages. Room service is available should you wish.

The rooms are modern with stylish design elements. The ensuite bathrooms are particularly generous in size and feature a walk-in shower unit. Each room has a flat-screen TV and access to free WiFi.

 

Castle Marne

Castle Marne

Castle Marne

  • $$$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Swimming Pool
  • Luggage Storage

Gaining rave reviews time after time, Castle Marne is a top pick in Denver. Offering you a quaint and cosy home-from-home in Denver, Castle Marne is a great find. Locally owned and managed Castle Marne is an excellent choice for travellers who want to explore Denver like a local.

The rooms are just the right size and each offers a private ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is served on a complimentary basis and the staff endeavour to be accommodating to allergies and diet preferences.

 

Patterson Inn

Patterson Inn

Patterson Inn

  • $$
  • BBQ Terrace
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Free WiFi

Patterson Inn can be found on 11th Avenue, near Capitol Hill. With a warm and welcoming feel, Patterson Inn is an excellent choice for travellers who are seeking an authentic place to stay in Denver. All the rooms are a decent size and offer high levels of comfort.

There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and there is a flat-screen TV in every room. The staff are wonderfully helpful and are happy to organise tickets and city tours for you. The lounge is a great place to meet new people.

 

Adagio Bed & Breakfast

Adagio Bed & Breakfast

Adagio Bed & Breakfast

  • $$$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Garden

Adagio Bed & Breakfast is an authentic and welcoming accommodation option in Denver. If you want to experience Denver like a local Adagio Bed & Breakfast would be our top pick for you. They offer great value for money!

Each room is individually decorated and of course, features an ensuite bathroom. There is a boutique feel to Adagio Bed & Breakfast, a personal service is afforded to all guests. The team can arrange tickets, taxis and day trips for you at the in-house tours and travel desk.

 

The Art A Hotel

The Art A Hotel

The Art A Hotel

  • $$
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Childminding Service

The Art A Hotel is an excellent choice in Denver. Modern and stylish, there is a lot to love about The Art A Hotel. As a family-friendly hotel in Denver, they have generous sized family rooms and a childminding service too.

Situated in Broadway, The Art A Hotel is in a highly photogenic and eye-catching building. This is the only hotel in Denver for anyone obsessed with architecture! From the rooftop terrace, you can enjoy views of the city while you sip on a cocktail or two.

 

Oxford Hotel Denver Colorado

Oxford Hotel Denver Colorado

Oxford Hotel Denver Colorado

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Bar & Lounge

Oxford Hotel Denver Colorado is one of the best hotels in Denver. With an up-market feel and excellent service from start to finish, you will never want to leave! For an extra special treat, book yourself in for a treatment – or two – at the Oxford Hotel Spa & Wellness Centre. You won’t regret it.

The rooms feature subtle yet stylish design features and a heritage feel. Many rooms feature a deep-soaking bathtub, some offer a walk-in shower unit. There are complimentary toiletries in each bathroom from a luxury brand.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Denver

The Ritz-Carlton Denver

The Ritz-Carlton Denver

  • $$$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Free Shuttle Service

The Ritz-Carlton Denver is one of the best hotels in Denver. Set in the heart of the Downtown, The Ritz-Carlton puts you right at the heart of the action. The best restaurants, bars and nightclubs are within a short walk of the front desk. The fantastic concierge team can get you the best table in town, should you so desire!

There are rooms and suites available, many of which offer stunning views of Denver’s high-rising skyline. Premium rooms even boast views of the incredible Rocky Mountains off in the distance.

 

Bonus Hotel!

Warwick Denver Hotel

Warwick Denver Hotel

Warwick Denver Hotel

  • $$
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Swimming Pool

Refined, stylish and set in the centre of Downtown, Warwick Denver Hotel is a hot pick in the Mile High City. The staff are extremely accommodating and will cater to your every need. The concierge service can help with everything from table reservations to international flight tickets.

The facilities at Warwick Denver Hotel are comprehensive! You will be invited to enjoy a drink at the in-house bar and you are welcome to use the swimming pool whenever you like. The fitness centre is well equipped with cardiovascular exercise machines.

 

Final Thoughts…

What a collection! Be sure to book your room ASAP! With so few hotels in Denver the best of the bunch book up quickly!

If you are in a hurry, don’t worry! We recommend booking the overall best hotel in Denver, Four Seasons Hotel Denver. With such great facilities, and in a brilliant location, it ticks all the right boxes.

What do you think? Which of these best hotels in Denver has ignited your wanderlust?

Have you ever been to Denver before? If there is a hidden gem missed off our list, let us know!

We think these are the best hotels in Denver but if you think differently, we’d love to hear about it. Leave your comment below.

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17 Amazing Hotels in New York City [2018 Insider Guide]

Bold, bright and bustling, New York is easily the most iconic city on earth. A city that is open for one and for all, New York really is the city where dreams come true.

The issue is that not all hotels in New York are great. And if they ARE great, a lot of NYC hotels are very expensive.

So to help solve that problem we created this bargain guide to the best hotels in New York!

Put together by our travel experts, this bargain guide is guaranteed to help you find an amazing hotel in New York City, on a budget that works for you.

With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to easily find a great hotel, so you can focus on what matters – exploring the Big Apple!

Finding a hotel has never been this easy – we guarantee it. These are the 17 best hotels in New York for every budget…

Additional reading – 15 Best Things to do in NYC and Where to Stay in New York City

Best Hotels in New York

Quick Answers – Best Hotels in New York

 

Overall Best Hotel in New York

The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker

  • $$$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Coffee Bar

The Knickerbocker is the overall best hotel in New York. If you are looking for a hotel that makes you feel like you’ve landed in the Big Apple, The Knickerbocker is it.

A quintessentially extravagant 5-star hotel, The Knickerbocker flashy facade will make you feel as if you are stepping into the world of The Great Gatsby.

A hotel that has been serving New York for decades, The Knickerbocker has kept up with the times on the interior. The whole hotel is chic and stylish. Offering a subtle sense of class and world-renowned hospitality, The Knickerbocker is the best hotel in New York.

There are generous rooms available and beautiful suites too. All rooms feature a city view, some overlook Times Square itself. There is a nightly turndown service and childminding services are available on request.

If you’re only going to stay in New York once, stay in style. Book The Knickerbocker!

 

Best Hotel in New York Near the Airport

Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport

Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport

Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport

  • $$$
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • Fitness Centre
  • Lounge Bar

The best hotel in New York near the airport is Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport. This purpose-built hotel has everything an international jet-setter could need on a whistle-stop visit to the Big Apple. Guests have access to the fitness centre so they can stay fit on the road.

The reception at Courtyard by Marriott is open 24-hours a day so there is no need to worry about what time your flight gets in. There is an express check-in/out facility so you can rest your weary head within moments of arriving.

 

Best Hotel in New York Near Downtown

Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

  • $$$$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

The best hotel in New York near Downtown is Crosby Street Hotel. Set in the heart of SoHo, Crosby Street Hotel is a boutique hotel with just 86-rooms.

The decor is spot on, and the attention to detail is fantastic. The rooms feature beautiful furniture and feel cosy, homely. The complete opposite of many uniform, sterile hotel rooms around the world. Each room as a sense of character and many offer wonderful city views.

There is a fitness centre in-house and an indoor swimming pool too. The staff are very accommodating and will cater to your every need.

 

Best Hotel in New York for Families

NYLO New York City

NYLO New York City

NYLO New York City

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Childminding Services
  • Tours & Travel Desk

NYLO New York City is, without a doubt, the best hotel in New York for families. With super spacious family rooms and a childminding service too, NYLO know how to make a family feel at home in The City of Dreams.

The rooms are modern and each comes with a generous sized en-suite bathroom. All the ensuite bathrooms feature a giant walk-in shower unit.

The wonderful staff at the NYLO tours and travel desk can help arrange your whole itinerary and book you those all-important Broadway tickets.

 

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in New York

The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

  • $$$$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Beauty Parlour
  • Minibar

The Langham New York Fifth Avenue is the best pet-friendly hotel in New York. You and your fluffy friends can stroll down Fifth Avenue like they do in the movies! The Langham is not only the best pet-friendly hotel in New York but one of the best in the city full stop.

Offering 5-star service and facilities from start to finish, The Langham is a much-loved hotel near the Empire State Building. There are a number of different room types available.

Many of the rooms offer breathtaking views of Manhattan.

 

Best Cheap Hotel in New York

Hotel Vetiver

Hotel Vetiver

Hotel Vetiver

  • $
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Fitness Centre

The best cheap hotel in New York is Hotel Vetiver. Places in Long Island, Hotel Vetiver offers amazing views of the Manhattan skyline.

This humble hotel has some great facilities that serve to give even greater value for money. Guests are welcome to work out in the fitness centre or hang out in the breakfast room.

The staff are helpful and will happily store your luggage for you if you are catching a late flight after you check-out. Reception is open 24-hours a day so there is no need to rush back early.

 

Best Hotel in New York Near Manhattan

The Michelangelo New York

The Michelangelo New York

The Michelangelo New York

  • $$$
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Valet Parking

The Michelangelo is the best hotel in New York near Manhattan. The neighbourhood of Manhattan is the most popular touristic district in New York and The Michelangelo can be found right at the heart of the action.

The Michelangelo is a superb choice for travelers who are keen on catching a Broadway show or two while in town. The hotel is within a walking distance of the leading theatres.

The rooms at The Michelangelo are smart in style and spacious. The beds are exceptionally comfortable and have fluffy pillows and toasty warm duvets.

 

Best Hotel in New York Near Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

  • $$
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • Swimming Pool
  • Coffee Bar

The best hotel in New York near Brooklyn is Aloft Brooklyn.

Despite only having 3-stars Aloft Brooklyn has all the facilities you could ask for, including a swimming pool and a trendy coffee bar. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place to catch some late afternoon sun and to chat with fellow guests.

The rooms are compact and feature modern furnishings. Guests can order room service or cook up a light meal of their own in the Aloft community kitchen. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with a great selection of on-demand movies.

 

Best Hotel in New York Near the Bronx

Opera House Hotel

Opera House Hotel

Opera House Hotel

  • $$
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Fitness Centre
  • Express Check-In/Out

Opera House Hotel is the best hotel in New York near the Bronx. Set within a short walk of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants and must-visit spots, Opera House Hotel is a great choice for travellers looking to explore the Bronx.

Travellers love the Opera House Hotel and it largely comes down to the wonderfully welcoming staff.

The rooms at Opera House Hotel are exceptionally well-equipped. Each room comes with its own microwave and mini-refrigerator, this is in addition to an iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and free WiFi too.

 

Best Hotel in New York Near Staten Island

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West

  • $$
  • Bowling Alley
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • 24-Hour Reception

The best hotel in New York near Staten Island is Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West. The borough of Staten Island is often overlooked in favour of flashy Manhattan but there is so much to explore in New York’s southernmost neighbourhood. Holiday Inn Express offers affordable room rates throughout the year and excellent levels of service.

There are family rooms available and breakfast is included in most room rates. You’re welcome to hang out at the in-house bowling alley and have a game or two if you like!

 

More Best Hotels in New York

Couldn’t find anything that takes your fancy in that list? No worries! Here are some more best hotels in New York to give you some more food for thought!

50 Bowery Hotel

50 Bowery Hotel

50 Bowery Hotel

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Garden
  • Minibar

50 Bowery Hotel is a gorgeous hotel in Chinatown, Manhattan. With a boutique feel and beautiful little touches 50 Bowery Hotel is perfect for travellers who appreciate fantastic interior design. Many rooms offer incredible views of the Manhattan skyline and every room features so pretty impressive modern artwork.

As a guest of 50 Bowery Hotel, you are welcome to hang out in the cosy hotel lobby, chill out on the outdoor terrace or relax in their little garden. There is a very good restaurant in house and room service is an available option if you don’t want to move!

 

MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Bar & Coffee Shop
  • 24-Hour Reception

MADE Hotel is one of the most trendy hotels in New York. In terms of hipster flair, MADE Hotel is the best hotel in New York! Offering fantastic service and excellent facilities, MADE Hotel is a dream come true for many modern travellers. They have their own coffee bar in-house and a suave cocktail bar too.

The rooms feature Insta-perfect interior design and high levels of comfort. Many rooms offer brilliant city views over 29th Street. Each room features a Revo SuperConnect multi-format radio and a Samsung flat-screen TV.

 

Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection

Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection

Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Childminding Services

Hotel Giraffe is a luxurious and family-friendly hotel in Kips Bay. Hotel Giraffe conveniently offers a massage service and a childminding service. You can relax and unwind while your little ones are well looked after and having fun. It’s a win-win!

Hotel Giraffe features a buzzing outdoor terrace where many guests choose to congregate of an evening to meet and mingle. There is a bar and lounge inside and there is free WiFi available throughout the hotel. The rooms feature warm tones and very comfortable beds. There are family rooms available.

 

Henry Norman Hotel

Henry Norman Hotel

Henry Norman Hotel

  • $$$
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Sauna
  • Childminding Services

Henry Norman Hotel is a boutique hotel with just 53-rooms and set in central Brooklyn. The rooms are generous in size and all feature a sofa and flat-screen TV. The team at Henry Norman Hotel offer a childminding service on request and there are family rooms available.

There is an in-house tours and travel desk so there’s no need to worry if you have got your activities all mapped out before you arrive. The lovely staff at Henry Norman Hotel will be more than happy to get you all booked up and ready to roll.

 

The Ludlow New York City

The Ludlow New York City

The Ludlow New York City

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Laundry Service

The Ludlow New York City is a luxury hotel on Lower East Side. Offering outstanding levels of service and a great selection of amenities, The Ludlow is a real gem. There is a classic feel to The Ludlow. The rooms feature dark wood furniture and a vintage feel.

As a guest of The Ludlow, you are welcome to relax and unwind with a drink or two in the hotel’s bar and lounge. The open fireplace in the relaxed lounge space is a real treat on a cold, New York winter’s evening.

 

Q&A Residential Hotel

Q&A Residential Hotel

Q&A Residential Hotel

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Fitness Centre
  • Coffee Bar

Set in the Financial District the Q&A Residential Hotel is a chic and stylish accommodation option in central New York. Offering an excellent in-house coffee shop and a fitness centre, Q&A Residential Hotel has a more esteemed feel and a subtle sense of class.

The larger suites feature a fully equipped kitchen and a living room space too. All rooms offer an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and free WiFi as standard. There are laundry facilities within Q&A Residential Hotel and dry cleaning is available on request.

 

Citizenm New York Times Square

Citizenm New York Times Square

Citizenm New York Times Square

  • $$$
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Rooftop Terrace

Citizenm New York Times Square is the best hotel in New York for travellers who want to stay at the heart of the action. Positioned a few short steps from Rockefeller Center you could not stay closer to the frenetic epicentre of the Big Apple if you tried!

Citizenm has a fantastic set of facilities including a fitness centre, a bar and restaurant and a coffee shop too. All the rooms come with a laptop safe, central heating and an ensuite bathroom. The internationally-inspired breakfast buffet at Citizenm is a pretty impressive spread.

 

Andaz Wall Street

Andaz Wall Street

Andaz Wall Street

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Minibar
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Located on world famous Wall Street, Andaz Hotel is a smart and stylish hotel with a great selection of facilities. For travellers keen to explore New York’s business district, Andaz Wall Street is the best place to stay. Each and every room ar Andaz Wall Street is super spacious. They all feature super modern touches like an iPod docking station and movies on-demand.

The staff at Andaz Wall Street are really accommodating and are keen to help. They can arrange everything from tickets to taxis at their tours and travel desk.

 

Final Thoughts…

It is safe to say that with over 3,500 hotels to choose from, the hotels on this list really are the cream of the crop.

We appreciate that choosing a hotel in such an iconic destination is no small feat.

We can highly recommend our overall best hotel in New York The Knickerbocker. World-class, iconic and at the heart of the action, a memorable stay is guaranteed.

Is this your first trip to New York? How excited are you now? If you have been to New York before and think we missed a great hotel from this list, let us know!

We are keen to hear your feedback on New York.

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15 Amazing Things to Do in New York [2018 Bargain Guide]

Often referred to as the capital of the world, the Big Apple has something for all tastes and moods – you can literally find everything here!

But NYC almost has too much to choose from. With so many options, it can be a nightmare trying to figure out what to do to maximize your time.

Don’t worry – this is exactly why we wrote this epic guide of the 16 best things to do in New York!

Written by our travel experts, this insider guide shows you the ultimate things to do in NYC. Whether you are looking for something fun, something free or anything in between – this list has it all.

Let’s jump into the best things to do in New York… some of them might even shock you!

Additional reading – 17 Coolest Hotels in New York City and the Epic Guide for Where to Stay in NYC

Things to do in New York

Quick Answer – Best Things to Do in New York

 

Fun Things to do in New York

New York could almost be synonymous with fun … there’s certainly never a dull moment! Day and night, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained and engaged.

Ride “The Ride”

Ride-“The-Ride”

  • Great for theatre lovers
  • Fun and unusual
  • Amazing sightseeing throughout New York

Hold onto your seats and get ready to be dazzled on this theatrical tour of New York. Board a fun bus, take your seat, and see the sights like never before.

Watch as New York’s bustling streets are transformed into a giant stage, aboard a bus that’s complete with a top-of-the-range surround-sound system, the latest AV tech, and stadium-style seats. From street entertainers to Broadway, there’s plenty of cool drama.

Speakers let the bus interact with the streets too, adding another layer to your trip. Performances are hosted in front of well-known spots such as Central Park, Grand Central Station, and 42nd Street. You can experience the atmosphere of Broadway in a totally new way and see New York from a completely different perspective.

Hit up Sites from Gossip Girl

Hit-up-Sites-from-Gossip-Girl

  • See the actual filming sites
  • Must do for any Gossip Girl fan
  • Super affordable

Fans of Gossip Girl will be elated with this chic and swish tour. Not only will you get to see plenty of places from the show but you’ll also be able to enjoy New York at its elegant, stylish, and high-class best. Get ready to step into the world of New York’s elite!

A young actress will lead the tour through many of the 40-odd filming sites around the city. Pass swanky shops, loved by real-life socialites as well as the show’s characters, including Vera Wang and Henri Bendel.

Pay a visit to the Empire Hotel. Pout at the Met Steps. Stop by Grand Central Terminal. See and be seen at St. Jude’s and Constance Billard. This tour really packs a punch.

Head Up the Empire State Building

Head-Up-the-Empire-State-Building

  • Stunning views
  • Once in a lifetime photography
  • Great for history lovers

The soaring Empire State Building is one of NYC’s most iconic structures. It also offers the most incredible bird’s eye views of the city spread out beneath you. Ride the elevator 1,050 feet above street level for the most awesome snaps and selfies.

Don’t worry if the weather isn’t being favourable on the day that you plan to visit as you can change the dates and go whenever you want within a month.

Although the observation deck is very often a highlight, your visit also includes a peek inside the elegant Art Deco lobby, an exhibit on sustainability (showing how the building became more sustainable and lowered its energy consumption), and the Dare to Dream exhibition that will take you on a journey back in time.

Enter the World of Sex and the City

Enter-the-World-of-Sex-and-the-City

  • A MUST do for Sex and the City fans
  • Great for pop culture fans
  • Very unique experience!

Another great tour for TV addicts, this trip will take you to places you’ll recognise from the iconic show and movie, Sex and the City. Some guests like to go dressed as their favourite character for even more fun, though you certainly don’t have to if you don’t want to.

Travel through Manhattan and visit the favourite haunts of the characters, from bars, restaurants, and shops to a church and other landmarks.

Examples include a furniture store where Aidan got creative, the church where Samantha and the Friar got to know each other, Steve and Aidan’s bar, the shop where Charlotte purchased her Rabbit, and the scene of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal. Splash the cash at Greenwich Village to really immerse yourself in the day!

Romantic Things to do in New York

New York is an ideal destination for lovebirds, with plenty of romantic experiences to enjoy together. Share a meal in a swanky restaurant, treat each other on a shopping spree, sip cocktails in ambient surroundings, admire stunning views … there are many options!

Fly in a Helicopter

Fly-in-a-Helicopter

  • Luxurious and memorable
  • Once in a lifetime views
  • Helicopter rides are EPIC

For the ultimate in romance soar through the skies over New York City in an exciting helicopter ride and see the city like never before … all while sitting with the love of your life. It’s certainly an activity that will impress!

Take off from Manhattan and spend 30 minutes soaking up the sights from above in a deluxe aircraft. The tour is narrated and you won’t miss a thing, thanks to the large glass windows.

Sights include the stretching Hudson River, the iconic Statue of Liberty, the expansive Central Park, the large New York Harbour, the skyscraping beauties of the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center, and the famous Brooklyn Bridge.

Feast Your Eyes on Niagara Falls

Feast-Your-Eyes-on-Niagara-Falls

  • One of the world’s natural wonders
  • Great for outdoor lovers
  • Once in a lifetime photographs

Seeing natural wonders is often a great way to spend time with your sweet, and what could be more impressive than admiring the majesty of the awesome Niagara Falls while with your partner?

You’ll travel to the world-famous cascades in style on a comfortable bus, stopping en route to stretch your legs and have a snack. You can enjoy glorious views of the Appalachian Mountains as you travel too.

The trip will let you see the natural splendour from several perspectives and, if you like, you can book an optional boat ride on the river. There’s also the option to explore the Niagara Falls State Park before returning back to the city with your head filled with glorious images and your camera bursting with scenic photos.

Spend Time in Central Park

Spend-Time-in-Central-Park

  • The world’s most famous park
  • Great for outdoor lovers
  • Mother nature at her best

The large Central Park, located in Manhattan, is one of the most romantic spots in all of New York City. Plan to spend at least a few hours enjoying the park’s varied activities and attractions, and perhaps pack a picnic to make your outing that extra bit special.

A variety of flora and fauna call the park home, including diverse species of birds, opossums, raccoons, and squirrels. There are also different insects, butterflies, flowers, and trees. Natural features throughout the park include lakes and ponds, gardens, hills, and meadows.

Interesting sculptures and statues are scattered throughout the park, creating more visual distractions. Particularly cool pieces include the ancient Egyptian obelisk of Cleopatra’s Needle, the bronze King Jagiello Monument, Alice in Wonderland, and Balto the sled dog.

Cuddle up to your sweetheart in the back of a horse-drawn carriage, giggle as you row a boat or paddle or kayak, cycle, bask in the sunshine, or take a stroll. Adventurous couples may like to have a go at rock climbing, and skating is popular in the winter months.

Things to Do in New York with Kids

Kids and adults alike cannot help but fall under the spell of magical New York. There’s so much to capture the attention and engage curious minds. Nonetheless, kids can tire and get bored quickly so it helps to have a few plans up your sleeve.

Observe Creatures from around the World at the Bronx Zoo

Observe-Creatures-from-around-the-World-at-the-Bronx-Zoo

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  • Perfect for families and animal lovers
  • Petting zoo on site!
  • Great for a date

Housing some 4,000 creatures from all corners of the earth, the Bronx Zoo is the biggest city zoo in the USA. A bonus is that many of the animals live in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitats as much as possible, rather than being cooped up in small, sad cages.

Travel the world through the Americas to Africa, the Arctic, and Asia, seeing animals like gorillas, tigers, zebras, lemurs, lions, giraffes, and much, much more. The children’s zoo lets kids get up close and personal with an assortment of smaller, tame creatures, which is always a hit.

You can watch animals being fed, and there are plenty of spots to eat and drink yourself when a pit stop is needed. Play areas add to the fun and you can stop little legs from tiring out too quickly by riding the monorail and tram. Your kids are sure to thank you for a day at the zoo!

Wonder at the Exhibits in the Natural History Museum

Wonder-at-the-Exhibits-in-the-Natural-History-Museum

  • Amazing insights into natural history
  • Educational and interactive
  • One of the world’s most famous museums

A captivating place for kids and adults alike, the Natural History Museum is home to more than 32 million specimens, spread across a whopping 45 zones. Learn more about the natural world throughout the ages as well as geology, space, the oceans, and more. The living butterfly house is enchanting for people of all ages.

Many kids cannot help but be drawn to the displays on dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, and other highlights include the planetarium, fossils, displays related to reptiles, and various mammal exhibitions. Younger children can have heaps of fun in the hands-on Discovery Room too.

Have Fun at a Dedicated Children’s Museum

Have-Fun-at-a-Dedicated-Children’s-Museum

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  • Educational and fun
  • Perfect for families
  • Plenty of activities

Aimed at younger members of the family, the colourful, educational, and fun Children’s Museum of Manhattan is great for kids aged six and younger. Children can learn how kids live in other parts of the world and learn more about different countries and cultures. Diverse workshops let children learn an array of new skills and get creative.

In the summer months, the water play area is sure to delight, causing plenty of giggles and laughter. There are many opportunities for children to play, mingle with other young people, and let off steam.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum dates back to the late 1890s and it was the world’s first dedicated kids’ museum. The large museum has a diverse collection of exhibits and artefacts to appeal to younger minds, with everything from dolls and musical instruments to fossils and skeletons.

Your little ones can have a ball playing pretend in the replica shops and take part in a variety of activities. The aquarium and garden add even more interest.

Free Things to Do in New York

The costs can quickly mount up in the Big Apple. Help to keep costs down by including a few of New York’s great free activities and attractions in your itinerary.

Ride the Staten Island Ferry

Ride-the-Staten-Island-Ferry

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  • See world famous sights
  • A soothing boat ride
  • Amazing views of the Statue of Liberty

Before rushing off to take a tour why not look into the Staten Island Ferry? Used by locals for commuting and a terrific way for tourists to admire terrific views of the iconic Statue of Liberty, the ride is totally free.

Gaze upon the global symbol as you cross the New York Harbour, itself a great experience with plenty of photo opportunities that will help to keep your Instagram feed fresh and interesting. With almost 20 million people using the service each and every year, it must be doing something right!

Pop into the Museum of Modern Art

Pop into the Museum of Modern Art

  • Amazing for art lovers
  • 100% free
  • Family-Friendly (and great for couples!)

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the city’s most renowned art exhibitions. Indeed, it’s one of the world’s finest modern art museums. Great news for fans of contemporary art: it’s also completely free to enjoy on Friday afternoons/evenings between 4pm and 8pm.

Audio guides are available in various languages to help you appreciate the pieces more and gain greater understanding about what you are looking at. Kids can have fun here too, with hands-on displays and learning centres that cater to younger minds.

Artists represented here include Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Paul Cézanne.

Stroll through Times Square

Stroll-through-Times-Square

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  • Iconic neighbourhoods and views
  • World class nightlife and shopping
  • Free – great for people watching

Think of New York’s famous areas and it would be tough not to include Times Square in your thoughts. The exciting neighbourhood is nicknamed the Centre of the Universe and the Crossroads of the World, among other things. It’s a major entertainment and commercial district as well as being a hugely popular tourist area.

The flashing lights, billboards, crowds, and cacophony of sounds provide a complete sensory overload and it’s a place that has to be experienced to be fully believed.

While there are many cool things to do in the area, simply taking a wander and soaking up the sights and atmosphere is completely free. Look out for the huge Coca-Cola sign, Planet Hollywood, the Disney Store, and PlayStation Theater, walk along Broadway, gaze up at One Times Square and other soaring skyscrapers, and escape to a place of tranquillity in the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.

There’s no denying that Times Square is a buzzing place both by day and by night.

Best Things to Do in New York at Night

New York is as exciting by night as it is in the daytime. Some might say even more so! Bright neon lights grab your attention and you’ll find everything from gourmet fine-dining restaurants to fast-food diners and burger bars to satisfy your appetite. There are many places to drink, dance, and party, and you’ll also find things that are completely unique.

Dine on the Water

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  • Relaxing boat trip
  • Candlelit dinner
  • Delicious food and great views

Dine differently and board a three-hour cruise for a sumptuous buffet dinner and plenty of marvellous sights. Feast your eyes on the city skyline and see bright lights twinkling and reflecting off the water.

Take your seat at the candlelit tables before helping yourself to delicacies like roasted pork, sole, pasta, various salads, and cheese and corn casserole, before rounding off with sweet treats like vanilla mousse, fresh fruits, and red velvet brownie.

Once you’ve eaten you can burn some calories on the dance floor while the DJ keeps the tunes pumping, or stroll around the boat and enjoy the views.

Catch a Show on Broadway

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  • World’s famous plays
  • 40+ theatres
  • Off-broadway is a cheaper option

One of the world’s best places for theatre, a night on Broadway promises to be a fun affair. The Theater District is home to more than 40 larger theatres, as well as many more smaller and more intimate places to watch a performance.

Big names in the theatre industry regularly headline and you’ll also find scores more up-and-coming actors and actresses. From long-running shows that are household names in many parts of the world to more quirky, independent and arty shows, there’s something to keep everyone happy.

While many shows on Broadway are musicals, you’ll also find plays, poetry, magic, and concerts, among other genres of performed art.

Visit One of Manhattan’s Trendy Rooftop Bars

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  • Trendy and glamourous
  • Amazing views
  • Cutting edge cocktails

Dress up smartly and go sip a cocktail in one of Manhattan’s swanky bars. Chic and stylish, the rooftop bars often offer the ultimate in sophistication. You can see and be seen alongside New York’s elite and, who knows, you may even have the chance to rub shoulders with a celeb or two.

Admire the skyline views at night in diverse lofty venues. Some have lush gardens, some have dance floors, some serve delectable cuisine, some have live music … there’s a swish rooftop bar to suit all tastes.

Final thoughts on the best things to do in New York City

With such diversity, compiling a list of the best things to do in New York is never going to be an easy task. But, our expert team has done it so you don’t have to!

With the help of this guide, you’ll know what some of the most interesting things to do in NYC are, and you’ll have a ton of options for activities!

Have a blast! Did we miss any of the best things to do in New York? Let us know in the comments below.

15 AMAZING Things to Do in Miami [2018 Insider Guide]

Famous for its sexy beaches, Cuban influences, beautiful people, and awesome nightlife, Miami is one of the hottest destinations in all of America.

But Miami is absolutely gigantic – it would take a lifetime to see and do everything this city has to offer.

Which is exactly why we put together this bargain guide to the COOLEST things to do in Miami. 

Written by our expert travel writers, this guide is designed to show you the best that Miami has to offer.

Whether you are aiming to see popular attractions, or are searching out the hidden local gems – this epic list has got you sorted (and for all budgets!).

Have a blast and check out some (or all!) of these best things to do in Miami, Florida…

Additional reading – Check out 17 Awesome Miami hotels, and the Miami Where to Stay Guide

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Fun Things to do in Miami

Fun is probably the first priority for any traveller exploring a new city for the first time. Fortunately, Miami is a hot spot for fun days with its hot and sunny weather, world-class beaches, and an endless array of daytime activities!

Miami Beach Architectural District

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  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Bars

For something fun you almost definitely can’t see in your hometown, don’t miss out on the Miami Beach Architectural District! Considered one of the United States’ historic districts, it’s full of old-style art deco bars and hotels painted in bright and inviting colours—so for that perfect Instagram photo-op, remember to bring your camera!

Calling all fashion aficionados: if you consider yourself a fashion buff, you may be interested to know that Gianni Versace owned a home here during his time, making it a spot loved by one of the top designers in the world.

This is a fun place for bar-hopping, people watching, or even just a little wandering and exploration. Protip: we recommend floating through this jaw-dropping neighbourhood at dusk for optimal lighting and to see this architecture really come to life!

Half-Day City Tour & Bay Cruise

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  • Sightseeing
  • Bus Trip
  • Boat Ride

Miami is a vibrant city, but it’s so much more than just the sun-warmed streets—so why not book a tour where you can explore Miami from both land and sea? This fun split-day tour covers the city from first a double-decker bus so you can travel in style while whizzing through the city streets and stopping to see some of the top highlights, and then on a bayside cruise where you can sit back, relax, and take in the scenery as you sail along the water.

Conveniently offering hotel pick up and drop off, you don’t have to worry about a single thing except for taking it all in as you breeze through the city and focus on nothing but experiencing everything that Miami has to offer!

Bahamas Day Trip From Miami

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  • Foreign Country
  • Boat Ride
  • Water Sports

It’s sometimes easy to forget that while you might be in the continental United States, exotic tropical destinations are just a hop, skip, and a jump away! So while you’re visiting Miami, for a true taste of some fun in the sun, you can book a day trip to the Bahamas to get your fill of the Caribbean.

Just a short, two-hour boat ride away, Grand Bahama offers everything you could possibly need to spend a fun and fulfilling day in the Caribbean. For the outdoor adventurers, try spending your five hours of free time snorkelling, jet skiing, or simply lounging on the quiet, sandy beaches below a bluebird sky under the sun. Or, you can pop into the many shops that the area has to offer, and grab a delicious lunch before you head back into Miami.

Romantic Things to do in Miami

Travelling with your beau in tow obviously means that a little alone time is in order. Whether it’s a snazzy date night on the town or simply exploring the city sights under the sun, romance is in no short supply when visiting Miami. So here are some romantic things you can do with your love.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

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  • Gardens
  • Architecture
  • Views

Fancy a day trip back in time to the Mediterranean? Fortunately, you don’t need to venture very far, as a visit to the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens will make you feel as though you’ve gone back in time to the opulence of the Italian Renaissance.

The home of a 20th-century businessman, this grandiose estate was built in a rustic but luxurious Mediterranean style and is open to the public to wander through its beautiful gardens, palatial courtyards and tucked-away archways. Build along the water’s edge at Biscayne Bay, it gazes directly out to sea.

So for an afternoon of romance, Mediterranean-style, grab your beau and wander slowly through this stunning estate to take in all the richness of the architecture…and maybe make some plans to buy a lottery ticket!

South Beach

South-Beach

  • Restauarants
  • Bars
  • Seaside

The city’s designated “it” place to be is definitely a good spot to squeeze in a date night (or day!) with your partner. Located in a prime spot for restaurants, walks on the beach, and bars for some of that Miami nightlife, South Beach is a great spot for some laid-back romance. It’s also close to other must-see neighbourhoods in the city, like the Architectural District.

Feel free to throw down a towel and make a beach day of it, and take a dip in the turquoise waters for some late afternoon refreshing! Followed by a drink or two, dinner, and watching the sunset from a patio along the waterline, this makes for a Miami date night about as romantic as it gets.

A Day Trip to Key West

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  • Water Activities
  • Museums
  • Views

Nothing says ‘romantic’ like spending the whole day together! And with a 13-hour, full day trip to Key West, you’ll be able to spend the entire trip side by side.

Only a 4-hour drive away, Key West is largely considered to be America’s own Caribbean. Complete with street performers, unique outdoor cafés and hidden jewel restaurants, Key West is an experience with a vibe and culture all its own. You can even spend the day museum-hopping, or the ultimate literature-lovers dream: visit the house of Ernest Hemingway!

Keen on spending some quality romantic time at sea? Check out the numerous options for glass-bottom boat rides or snorkelling expeditions.

Things to Do in Miami with Kids

Family trips are always full of fun. But it can sometimes be tricky to plan a trip that keeps everyone happy. Luckily, in a city like Miami, there is always something to do for families travelling with kids that will guarantee fun for the whole family.

Miami Children’s Museum

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  • Interactive
  • Activities
  • Educational

For active kids who are always on the go, a place with constant stimulation, games, activities, and exhibits is a sure way to keep kids entertained while also learning about the world around them.

The Miami Children’s Museum offers a wide range of different exhibits, from an art exhibit that allows children to experiment and learn about different mediums of art and creativeness, to even an exhibit that teaches the basics of saving and earning money. On weekends, there is even an indoor rock climbing wall for the really energetic!

For families travelling with young kids, the Miami Children’s Museum is a sure-fire way to spend time together as a family while also watching your kids learn, grow, play, and interact with the world around them.

Miami Seaquarium

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  • Sealife
  • Educational
  • Demonstrations

There’s always something fun at a city aquarium, but only the Miami Seaquarium is set on 38 acres of land where kids can marvel at killer whales, dolphins, and other fascinating sea life.

The Seaquarium’s efforts towards marine conservation and education make this a great way for parents and kids to spend time together while also learning new things. For adventurous families, there’s even the Sea Trek Reef Encounter, where high-tech dive helmets allow visitors to walk on the floor of an enormous tank and interact with the endless species of fish below.

Between watching the aquatic shows, gazing at jaw-dropping sea creatures, and even walking on the ocean floor, the Miami Seaquarium will make an unforgettable day for parents and kids alike!

Jungle Island

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  • Water Park
  • Animals
  • Adventure Activities

For families seeking the ultimate adventure thrill, Jungle Island is pretty much exactly what it sounds like! And for those visiting Miami with kids in tow, this is the perfect spot to keep them entertained and spend some incredibly fun hours together as a family.

Jungle Island offers a myriad of too-good-to-be-true activities for parents and kids, including a full water park, a wind-powered free flight experience where guests can get the sensation of flying, and a zip line course for some fast-paced fun! Animal lovers, never fear: there’s a VIP meet-the-animals experience where you can see exotic animals like lemurs, macaw parrots, and more.

Free Things to do in Miami

Travelling to new places is often accompanied by budgets, and that’s just the way it is sometimes! Fortunately, in a city as dynamic and soulful as Miami, there are always things to do that don’t require a fee—just a few hours and an open mind!

Visit a Museum

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  • Educational
  • History
  • Art

There are an endless array of museums to choose from in Miami, no matter what your area of interest and many of them offer free admission (score!).

Are you more into visual art? The Bass Museum of art has monthly free-admission days, and the Institute of Contemporary Art & the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum are always free (including monthly galas at the latter where you have the chance to meet the artists).

History buffs will probably want to visit HistoryMiami (always free!) which offers a fascinating look into the history and evolution of the city itself, all the way into contemporary topic exhibits.

No matter what your museum fix, there’s always an option for a visit, and often free admission is on offer for those tight-budget days where you just want a free activity.

Admire the public art

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  • Art
  • Free
  • Sculptures

What better way to get a feel for the vibe of a city than to wander through its public art installations? And fortunately, Miami is chock full of these kinds of displays.

From pieces so big you need to stand fifty feet back to see the top to displays so colourful you don’t know where to look, to sculptures and concoctions that make you want to observe, analyze, discuss, imagine…there’s always a few hours to spare to wander and take in the art.

But if you want to see them all, you’ll need a few days; there are almost too many to count!

Bayside Marketplace

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  • Shopping
  • Browsing
  • Dining

Though it’s technically a shopping district, this open-air marketplace is a perfect spot to hang out and window shop if you fancy doing something that’s easy on your wallet.

As far as free activities go, Bayside Marketplace is a great option. Wander between the stalls, take pictures of the colourful displays, and people watch to your heart’s content. On Sundays, there’s even a farmer’s market where you can check out the haul from local artisans and farmers, without feeling the need to spend.

Be warned, though; the numerous and delicious food options at the marketplace might make you break your spending fast!

Best Things to Do in Miami at Night

Miami is arguably a city well known for its vivacious and vibrant nightlife. From nightclubs to cocktail bars, late-night restaurants and lounges, Miami is another one of those cities that seems to never sleep. Good news for night owls…here are some great places to spend your twilight hours and immerse yourself in the local scene.

Little Havana

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  • Culture
  • Restaurants
  • Art

Being so close to Central America, it’s no surprises that somewhere like Miami has a neighbourhood steeped in Cuban culture.

For a taste of Miami’s Cuban scene, Little Havana has everything to give you the full experience. Latin American art galleries, restaurants, and shops line the streets, with cafés boasting the best of Cuban coffees (and some even selling Cuban cigars)

If you’re a fan of live music (who isn’t?) many of the nearby clubs in the area host live Latin music to make any evening in this bright and soulful quadrant of the city completely unforgettable.

Midtown

Midtown

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Anyone who wants to get their party on at night will want to make sure they drop a pin at Midtown. Largely consisting of the downtown core of Miami, the neighbourhood of Midtown is home to some of the best clubs, bars, and cocktail lounges the city has to offer.

Between vintage liquor bars, speakeasies, or even tapas bars where you can get your fill of delicious share plates with your trendy cocktail, this is sure to be a night you never want to end.

Coconut Grove

Coconut-Grove

  • Nightlife
  • Bars
  • Partying

It’s impossible to travel through Miami without hitting up at least a few cool and quirky little bars and lounges, and Coconut Grove is another district where you’re sure to find a ton to do at night.

From hookah lounges to taverns, there’s definitely a lot of unique hot spots for a fun night out on the town. How will you choose when the choices are all so good? Easy: you’ll want to get a little bar hopping in, in order to try it all.

You can’t go wrong with a night out in Coconut Grove – just make sure you’re ready to party ‘til dawn!

Closing Thoughts on the COOLEST Things to do in Miami

Perfect your tan as you laze on the beach. Cruise around the bay. Hit up museums, admire art, have family fun, and experience the buzzing night scene. Heck, you could even take a jaunt to the Bahamas! The best things to do in Miami are sure to guarantee a holiday to remember!

What do you think about our list? Have we missed any of the top things to do in Miami?

Comment below to give us your two cents!

15 COOLEST Things to Do in Seattle [2018 Bargain Guide]

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Washington’s Seattle is the biggest city in the USA’s Pacific Northwest. Artsy and with great nightlife – it’s also at the heart of the region’s business and commerce, with many factories and flagship stores.

But Seattle has so much to offer it can almost be overwhelming… where do you even start?

Worry not! Our bargain guide to the best things to do in Seattle will get you sorted!

Written by our expert travel writers, this guide is filled with everything you need to have an amazing time in Seattle. From must-see attractions to hidden local gems, this guide has it all – no matter your budget!

With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to find amazing (and unique!) things to do while in the Emerald City so you can make it as memorable a trip as possible.

Here are the ultimate best things to do in Seattle. Some of them will surprise you…

Additional reading – Neighbourhood Guide for Where to Stay in Seattle, and the 17 Best Hotels in Seattle

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Fun Things to Do in Seattle

Seattle offers plenty of diversity when it comes to fun … it’s time to explore!

Soar into the World of Aviation

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  • Aviation
  • Educational
  • Interactive

Boeing is the biggest aerospace company in the world, making aircraft, launch systems, satellites, weapons, and more. You can enter the wondrous world of Boeing close to Seattle, visiting the enormous factory and the Future of Flight Aviation Centre.

Learn more about the work of Boeing, the company’s history, and ambitious future plans, and see a variety of planes and other equipment in various stages of the production process. Interactive exhibits appeal to people of all ages. An added bonus is that you can walk through the biggest building in the world!

Have an Adventure at Mt. Rainier

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  • Outdoors
  • Adventure
  • Nature

If life in the city gets a bit too chaotic, escape to the countryside and immerse yourself in nature. Accessible in all seasons, Mt. Rainier National Park offers long walks in nature or snowshoeing adventures. You can admire stunning views and spot an array of interesting wildlife. Creatures that call the park home include black bears, coyotes, deer, elk, and numerous species of birds.

A still-active volcano, a ring of snow and ice surrounds the peak at all times of year, with verdant greenery and rolling fields of wildflowers providing a stunning contrast to the icy whites. Glistening lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers add even more to the picturesque scenes and the air is crisp and cool.

Admire Panoramic City Views

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  • Views
  • Photography
  • Landmarks

There are several excellent spots where you can get high—literally—in Seattle. Perhaps one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, admire the soaring Space Needle from a distance before making a rapid elevator ascent to the observation deck for soaring views that can reach as far as the Cascade Mountain Range and Mt. Rainier.

The Smith Tower, Seattle’s first skyscraper, also has a terrific observation area with awesome views. Alternatively, ride the Seattle Great Wheel in air-conditioned comfort to see the city, sea, and mountains spread out like a blanket.

Romantic Things to Do in Seattle

Even when the rain is pouring and the skies are dull, there’s no need for the sun to set on your romance! Keep the spark ablaze at Seattle’s romantic hotspots.

Surround Yourself by Nature

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  • Nature
  • Countryside
  • Outdoors

A nature lover’s dream, the gorgeous Olympic National Park can be a truly romantic destination … in the right company, of course!

You and your sweetheart can admire stunning views of the coast and rainforest at one of just 20 UNESCO-listed sites in North America. Discover a range of ecosystems with diverse flora and fauna, including black bears, marmots, deer, and many bird types.

Ride the ferry through Puget Sound to reach Bainbridge Island, walk along scenic nature trails, soak up the views from Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the tranquil Lake Crescent … there’s plenty of diversity in the national park.

Be Awed by Mt. St. Helens

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  • Natural History
  • Outdoors
  • Nature

Another great natural attraction for couples to enjoy close to Seattle, Mt. St. Helens also has an interesting (and tragic) history. The volcano exploded in a blaze in the year 1980, changing the landscapes and shocking the world. Visit the infamous blast zone and see the crater’s edge as you learn more about the volcano’s awesome power.

Walk the Eruption Trail, keeping an eye out for local wildlife, and develop a new-found respect, awe, and healthy fear of Mother Nature and her mighty powers of devastation.

Visit Chihuly Garden and Glass

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  • Garden
  • Art
  • Nature

A pretty place to spend an afternoon, you and your love can stroll hand in hand through the attractive garden, with all its scents and colours and exquisite glasswork. The decorative glass pieces complement the natural beauty, seeming to almost be alive themselves, creating a visual wonder that’s unlike other gardens.

The bright and airy glasshouse can’t fail to impress, with its huge suspended glass sculpture in a variety of warm shades. The deep hues are sure to stir your passions!

You can also learn more about the creator, Dale Chihuly, and his artistic visions and processes in the galleries and theatre.

Things to Do in Seattle with Kids

As with most major city, you’ll find plenty of ways to keep children entertained and amused in Seattle. Take them up the Space Needle and to the Boeing Factory and try these cool activities too.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

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  • Challenge
  • Fun
  • Sightseeing

Turn your sightseeing into a challenging adventure and take part in the Seattle Urban Adventure Quest Team Scavenger Hunt. You’re not tied to any time schedules and you can play whenever you like.

All you need is a smartphone, comfortable walking shoes, and bags of energy! Families with younger kids can take it easy and go slowly, whereas those with older children might relish some light-hearted competition.

Explore Seattle’s historic streets as you follow a series of clues and challenges around the city. Highlights include the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and the unusual Gum Wall.

Sightsee by Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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  • Bus Tour
  • Exploring
  • Landmarks

Get an overview of Seattle’s famous neighbourhoods and attractions without working up a sweat on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Stay on the bus and enjoy the views of the ever-changing city, or get off to explore further before continuing your ride.

Sightseeing buses are an ideal way for families to cover a lot of ground without wearing the kids out. Little ones can quickly get grumpy when too much walking is involved! You can use the bus to access destinations that a little farther out of the city too; no need to try navigating public transportation with little ones in tow.

Stops on the loop include the Space Needle, the Central Waterfront, Piers 66 and 57, Occidental Square, Chinatown, Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, and the Westlake Centre.

Explore the Underwater World

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  • Aquarium
  • Conservation
  • Shows

Learn more about the ocean deep at Seattle Aquarium on Pier 59. You can also get feel-good vibes by knowing that your visit helps to fund environmental and educational projects that benefit the world’s oceans. There’s a local focus on Puget Sound, with efforts that include the rehabilitation of sea turtles and protection of sea otters.

Walk through a tunnel and into a large glass underwater dome to surround yourself with an assortment of aquatic life. The living and ever-changing exhibit is really quite magical and kids are sure to be transfixed. Watch divers journey into the ocean at the Window on Washington Waters.

There are tanks filled with tropical marine life, aquatic creatures native to Puget Sound, and a living coral reef. Observe delightful seal and otters as well as a variety of water birds, come face to face with an octopus, and listen for the sounds of orca whales. The storytelling sessions are perfect for inspiring younger kids.

Free Things to Do in Seattle

It’s easy to blow your budget on a city break, especially when you’re visiting somewhere so diverse as Seattle. Fret not, though, as these terrific free things to do will help keep your spending on track while the good times continue to roll.

Stroll through Pioneer Square

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  • History
  • Window Shopping
  • Photography

Previously at the heart of Seattle, Pioneer Square is a charming part of the city with lots of Romanesque-style architecture and charming streets to explore. This is where the city’s founders settled in the 1850s. There are photo opportunities galore and a walk through the quaint neighbourhood won’t cost a thing.

Browse in quirky stores and boutiques and chill out in the leafy Occidental Park. Get snap happy in Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District, which features on the National Register of Historic Places. Pay your respects at the bronze Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Gaze up at the Pioneer Square Totem Pole. Spot legacies of Chinese residents from the past.

Indulge Your Senses at Pike Place Market

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  • Market
  • Local Life
  • Shopping

One of the most popular Seattle attractions is also completely free to enjoy. Pike Place Market has been a bustling centre of trade since the early 1900s, and it’s one of the USA’s oldest farmers’ markets. Today, you’ll find fresh produce, ready-made meals, souvenirs, handicrafts, antiques, and more across the diverse stalls and stalls.

The market attracts many street entertainers, ranging from gospel singers and guitarists to folk musicians and jazz artists. The melodies help to create a carnival-like atmosphere.

Don’t miss posing for a selfie with Rachel, a bronze pig statue that has become the unofficial symbol of the market.

There are old buildings in the locale, as well as the world’s first Starbucks coffee house and the small Market Heritage Center where you can learn more about the market’s history.

Hit the Beach

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  • Seaside
  • Relaxation
  • Beach Life

Lying on the coast, Seattle has a number of pleasant beaches where you can soak up some sun, laze on the sands, swim, relax, and enjoy a variety of activities. Indeed, Seattle’s beaches are often said to be among the best in the country … if the weather is nice!

Golden Gardens Beach is a popular hangout for locals, providing great views of the mountains and rich biodiversity in the wetlands. Alki Beach and Discovery Beach are top spots to watch the sun go down, and Discovery Beach also boasts a number of great walking trails.

Others include Idylwood Beach Park, Madison Park Beach, Green Lake Park, and Magnuson Park.

Best Things to Do in Seattle at Night

There’s no need to hit the hay when the sun sets and daylight fades; Seattle offers much excitement at nighttime!

Soak Up Local Vibes at Georgetown

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  • Local Life
  • Trendy
  • Multi-Cultural

An up-and-coming Seattle neighbourhood, Georgetown was previously a largely industrial area. Many of its old warehouses and factories have been given a new lease on life and converted into cool cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops. A hip and funky area, foodies can relish far from Mexico, Japan, China, Italy, France, and other places around the globe, not to mention the wide selection of regional delicacies and good old Americana from all around the USA.

When it comes to drinking, the bar scene offers everything from slightly dingy dive bars and pubs filled with homey vibes to fresh new cocktail joints where you’ll feel out of place if you’re not dressed to impress. Call into the breweries for some tasty craft beers.

Have a Ball in Belltown

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  • Nightlife
  • Bars
  • Clubs

Another Seattle neighbourhood with a great night scene, Belltown is trendy, modern, and fun. It’s only recently started to take its place in the spotlight, making everywhere still feel a little exciting and undiscovered. It’s easy to walk around, letting you cram varied establishments into a night on the tiles, and the prices are generally pretty affordable.

A hive of activity, Belltown’s restaurants dish up international favourites and local feasts. There are bars to suit most tastes, including some great spots with nightly live music, and you can throw some shapes on the dancefloor in one of the area’s pulsating nightclubs. Alternatively, enter the lavish Jewelbox Theatre at the Rendezvous for a diverse program of events covering everything from cool bands and comedy acts to plays and burlesque shows.

Enjoy a Foodie’s Bonanza 

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  • Local Cuisine
  • Food Tour
  • Dining

Discover why certain places are popular foodie havens and enter in on local secrets to find excellent secret gems. Savour a selection of local dishes and give your taste buds a treat.

Learn about the hottest dining spots in Downtown Seattle (check them off on subsequent nights in the city!) and visit Pike Place Market. Try tasty clam chowder, fresh crab, oysters, salmon burgers, and cheeses before indulging your sweet tooth with delights like doughnuts, creamy gelato, and salted caramel. If that wasn’t enough, you can also devour artisan chocolates and delectable locally made pastries. Prepare to enter foodie heaven!

Final thoughts on the coolest things to do in Seattle

Come rain or shine, you’ll always find something great to enjoy in Seattle. Sightseeing, shopping, partying, relaxing … Seattle ticks all boxes. Check off our recommendations for the best things to do in Seattle for a fabulous trip.

What are your thoughts? Are you going to book any of the tours we recommended? Let us know in the comments below!

17 Best Hotels in Miami in 2018 [Your Ultimate Bargain Guide]

 Boasting one of the most famous beaches in the world, a buzzing Downtown and the opportunity to brush shoulders with the stars, there is a lot to love about Miami.

Frustratingly though, finding a great hotel in Miami can be tough. Many of them air either poorly reviewed or super expensive. So, to help you out, we put together this insider guide to the best hotels in Miami!

Our expert travel writers have put together this one of a kind list, filled with Miami’s hidden hotel gems that only the locals know about.

No matter your travel style or budget, this ultimate guide will help you find an awesome hotel in Miami – and quickly!

Additional reading – Check out 15 Best Things to Do in Miami, and the Miami Where to Stay Guide

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Overall Best Hotel in Miami

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Hotel Beaux Arts Autograph Collection Miami

  • $$$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • French Restaurant In-House

The overall best hotel in Miami is Hotel Beaux Arts Autograph Collection. Boasting the full 5-stars, Hotel Beaux Arts offers outstanding service and plenty of endearing little touches. The in-house restaurant serves an incredible selection of French-inspired dishes with the finest of ingredients.

The rooms are all modern, minimalist and whitewashed. With a clean finish and a fresh feel, the rooms at Hotel Beaux Arts are what make it the overall best hotel in Miami. The private ensuite bathrooms are spacious and feature a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and beautifully soft bathrobes.

The lovely staff are on hand to help guests arrange day trips, city tours and more. They are keen to help guests to have the best stay possible in Miami.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near the Airport

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Miami

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Miami

  • $$
  • Free shuttle service
  • Gym, jacuzzi and swimming pool
  • Room service

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel is the best hotel in Miami near the airport. What makes this Sheraton the best hotel in the neighbourhood is the free shuttle service. For full information about destinations and timings be sure to chat with the friendly staff at reception.

Guests are welcome to enjoy a lazy afternoon in the sun by the outdoor swimming pool or work up a sweat in the gym. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel offers room service from the in-house restaurant.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near Downtown

Hamptons Inn & Suites by Hilton

Hamptons Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami

Hamptons Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami

  • $$
  • Minibar and kitchenette in each room
  • Gym, swimming pool and sun deck
  • On-demand movies

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is the best hotel in Miami near downtown. It’s not even near the Downtown, it is slap-bang in the middle of Miami’s bustling Downtown.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is a great choice for any kind of traveller and it’s rather affordable too. Awarded with 4-stars, the staff are a cut above the rest and really look after their guests.

The 24-hour reception is ideal for travellers who are keen to explore Downtown Miami’s vibrant nightlife scene.

 

Best Hotel in Miami for Families

Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

  • $$
  • Swimming pool and spa facilities
  • 24-Hour reception
  • Kids Club

Four Seasons Hotel is the best hotel in Miami for families. In fact, it is ideal for families, business travellers or anyone who fancies something a little more up-market, the Four Seasons Hotel is a real winner.

There is a great kid’s club, a beautiful spa and wellness centre as well as a swimming pool and gym. Guests are truly spoiled! There is a bar, a coffee shop and a restaurant within the Four Season Hotel. You’ll never want to leave!

 

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Miami

Mandarin Oriental Miami

Mandarin Oriental Miami

Mandarin Oriental Miami

  • $$$
  • Views of Biscayne Bay
  • Jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool
  • Yoga and workout classes

The best pet-friendly hotel in Miami is ranked, consistently, as one of the best hotels in Miami period! Mandarin Oriental Maimi is a 5-star hotel with more amenities than you can shake your hook at. Not only do they have an infinity pool and spa complex but offer yoga classes and personal training sessions too.

Many rooms offer breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. This is particularly impressive at night when the city is lit up.

 

Best Cheap Hotel in Miami

Bikini Hostel Cafe & Beer Garden

Bikini Hostel Cafe & Beer Garden Miami

Bikini Hostel Cafe & Beer Garden Miami

  • $
  • Hostel and hotel rooms available
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi

Bikini Hostel Cafe & Beer Garden is the best cheap hotel in Miami. What’s more, it’s only a matter of steps from Flamingo Park. Winning or what?! Although a hostel at heart, Miami Hostel has a selection of really affordable private rooms with shared bathrooms.

For travellers keen to stick on budget and make some new friends in Miami Bikini Hostel Cafe & Beer Garden perfect.

There is a pool table at the hotel and guests are welcome to hire bicycles from the team to explore Miami Beach and beyond.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near the Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

  • $$$
  • COMO Shambala Urban Escape Spa
  • Rooftop terrace, sauna and swimming pool
  • Childminding services

The best hotel in Miami near Miami Beach is, easily, COMO Metropolitan. This hotel is a complete luxury and is welcoming of all. The adults can retreat to the modern and ever so relaxing COMO Shambala Urban Escape Spa, while kids play and learn with the childminder.

The rooftop terrace is a great spot for catching some rays and the outdoor swimming pool is wonderfully refreshing. There is even a poolside bar that serves great cocktails. Miami Beach is a matter of steps away.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near Coconut Grove

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

  • $$
  • Jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool
  • Express check-in/out service
  • In-house restaurant and bar

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel is the best hotel near Coconut Grove. This is a neighbourhood ideal for travellers who want to embrace the Florida vibes and soak up the sun. The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi pool.

The suites are pretty impressive, ideal for groups or families who want to spread out. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and private bathrooms. Don’t fancy cooking on holiday? No worries, there is a great in-house restaurant.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near Little Haiti

New Yorker Boutique Hotel

New Yorker Boutique Hotel Miami

New Yorker Boutique Hotel Miami

  • $
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Express check-in/out

The best hotel in Miami near Little Haiti is New Yorker Boutique Hotel. Offering humble but ample facilities, the New Yorker Boutique Hotel is an affordable hotel in Miami for travellers who like to keep it simple.

The express check in and check out service is great for travellers who are arriving late and just want to jump in their new bed!

There is an outdoor swimming pool with a sun terrace complete with sun loungers. There is a BBQ and picnic area for communal use.

 

Best Hotel in Miami Near Little Havana

Historic Miami River Hotel

Historic Miami River Hotel Miami

Historic Miami River Hotel Miami

  • $$
  • Small-scale hotel; 22 rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour reception

Cute and homely Historic Miami River Hotel is the best hotel in Miami near Little Havana. They offer both double and twin rooms. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with a shower unit. There is air-conditioning in every room in addition to complimentary WiFi.

Historic Miami River Hotel is a small boutique style hotel ideal for travellers who want to experience a more authentic side of Miami. Little Havana is within walking distance of bustling Brickell. The staff at Historic Miami River Hotel are happy to share their local knowledge with guests.

 

More Best Hotels in Miami

Couldn’t find anything that takes your fancy in that list? No worries! Here are some more best hotels in Miami to give you some more food for thought!

W Miami

W Miami

W Miami

  • $$$$
  • Nightclub in-house
  • Infinity pool and plunge pool
  • Rooms have a kitchenette

W Miami is the coolest hotel in Miami. Featuring its own nightclub, luxury infinity pool and a lounge bar. W Miami offers luxurious accommodation and a really laid back atmosphere. Many rooms offer impressive city views and all have ensuite bathrooms.

The suites and rooms are spacious and bright. Each room features a kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom. There is a modern feel to W Miami that makes you feel like you are embracing the high life in the sunshine state.

 

Mayfair Hotel & Spa

Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami

Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami

  • $$
  • In-house spa and wellness centre
  • Gym, outdoor pool and sauna
  • In-house restaurant

Mayfair Hotel & Spa is an affordable hotel in Miami in the neighbourhood of Coconut Grove. The rooms are bright, modern and WiFi is available on a complimentary basis.

It is the staff that makes Mayfair Hotel & Spa a special place to stay. The wellness centre, named Jurlique Spa, has a wonderful treatment menu for travellers to indulge in.

The outdoor swimming pool is accompanied by a sun terrace and plenty of sun loungers to go around. There are plenty of cabanas too, for those who seek the shade.

 

EAST Miami

EAST Miami

EAST Miami

  • $$$
  • 5-star hotel
  • 250 rooms all newly refurbished
  • Childminding services

EAST Miami is a modern and suave hotel in central Miami. Offering everything guests could possibly ask for in a hotel, including the full 5-stars, EAST has everything going for it. Family-friendly but great for couples and solo travellers too, EAST Miami is a people pleaser.

There is an outdoor swimming pool and a great fitness centre too. The in-house bar is chic, stylish and has a fantastic drinks menu. EAST is in Miami’s nightlife-central, Brickell.

 

SLS Brickell

SLS Brickell Miami

SLS Brickell Miami

  • $$$
  • 5-star hotel
  • Concierge service
  • Outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre

SLS Brickell is a futuristic hotel in the heart of bustling Brickell. The whole hotel is light and airy, with plenty of photogenic design features for the Instagram-addict travellers! The rooms offer awesome views over Miami’s cityscape. All rooms offer air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and free WiFi.

Guests are welcome to hang out by the outdoor swimming pool, soak up the sun or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Being in the heart of the neighbourhood, SLS Brickell is close to some of the best bars in Miami.

 

Provident Doral at The Blue Miami

Provident Doral at The Blue Miami

Provident Doral at The Blue Miami

  • $$
  • Golf course and fitness centre
  • Rain shower in all rooms
  • On-site spa

Provident Doral at The Blue Miami is a fantastic hotel in Miami. They boast their own golf course, swimming pool, fitness centre and more. There’s no excuse to let your fitness regime drop when staying at Provident Doral at The Blue Miami.

The rooms are wonderfully spacious. All feature a living area with a wide range of entertainment options. The ensuite bathrooms are a real treat. They feature a luxurious rain shower and a spa bath!

The staff afford a personal service to every guest which is outstanding really.

 

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel Miami

Kimpton EPIC Hotel Miami

  • $$$
  • In-house bar and restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Kimpton EPIC Hotel is a great place to stay in Miami. Located in Downtown Miami, Kimpton EPIC Hotel puts travellers right at the heart of the action. After a morning exploring Downtown Miami guests are welcoming to retire to the poolside sun loungers and chill right out.

The bar at Kimpton EPIC Hotel is a fantastic place to meet and mingle with fellow travellers. The trendy restaurant has a great selection on the menu. They have babysitting services so you can have a well deserved night off!

 

Eurostars Langford

Eurostars Langford Miami

Eurostars Langford Miami

  • $$
  • Fitness centre
  • Bar and lounge
  • Private parking on-site

Eurostars Langford is one of the best mid-range hotels in Miami. Offering 4-star service and amenities Eurostars Langford is an affordable option in Downtown Miami. The rooms feature classic decor and excellent views of the city. Naturally, all rooms have an ensuite bathroom, complete with shower unit.

Eurostars Langford has an excellent business centre and a series of meeting rooms. Should you have to work while in Miami, Eurostars Langford is a great place to use as a base. WiFi is free and unlimited.

 

Bonus Hotel!

Churchhill Suites Miami Brickell

Churchhill Suites Miami Brickell Miami

Churchhill Suites Miami Brickell Miami

  • $$
  • Whole apartment rental
  • Balcony
  • Fully equipped kitchen

For travellers who like to have their own space, to cook for themselves and a be more independent on the road, Churchill Suites is perfect. Boasting a private balcony with views of beautiful Brickell, Churchill Suites ticks all the right boxes. Guests are welcome to cook for themselves with thanks to the fully equipped kitchen.

The whole suite is immaculately clean and the sheets are spotless. The living room area features a flat-screen TV. The bed is super comfortable and has plump pillows

 

Final Thoughts…

Miami is a versatile and vibrant city to explore. The best hotels in Miami are all on this list. You are now as well informed as you can be. Which hotel stood out for you?

If you are still pondering, don’t think about it for too long. The best hotels in Miami get booked up pretty quickly.

We recommend booking the overall best hotel in Miami Hotel Beaux Arts Autograph Collection if you are struggling to make choice.

What do you think? Have you visited Miami before? Has someone recommended a hotel that’s not on this list?

Let us know, we’d love to hear from you. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Where to Stay in Miami [5 Coolest Neighborhoods of 2018]

 Stunning views, gorgeous sunshine, lush vegetation, colourful streets, exciting food, and lively parties that last all night long: Miami is a city that has it all!

But with so many things to see and do, Miami can be a hard city to navigate, and some areas can be a bit dangerous. That’s why we wrote this insider guide for where to stay in Miami!

Put together by our expert travel writers, this behind the scenes guide will help you find the perfect, fun and safe place to stay in Miami.

This guide is designed to show you the hidden gems of Miami, and will help you find an awesome neighborhood – quickly!

Get excited – some of the neighbourhoods in this where to stay in Miami guide just might surprise you…

Additional reading – Check out 15 Best Things to Do in Miami, and the 17 Best Hotels in Miami, Florida

Where to Stay in Miami

Quick Tips – Where to Stay in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

Looking for a specific place to stay? These are our highest recommendations for places to stay in Miami.

Best Budget Hotel in Miami – Miami Hostel Miami Beach

Miami Hostel Miami Beach Miami

Miami Hostel Miami Beach is the best budget hotel in Miami

For shoestring travellers heading to Miami, Miami Hostel is a fantastic place to stay. Helping to keep you on budget and at the heart of the action at Miami Beach, it doesn’t get much better than this. Dorms are cosy and comfortable, the shared bathrooms are clean and the staff super laid back.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Miami – The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Miami

The Mutiny offers a luxurious environment with an affordable price tag in swanky Coconut Grove. Guests can kick back and relax at the outdoor pool, in the Jacuzzi or in the steamy sauna. The suites all come with fully equipped kitchens and a cosy lounge area. There is an in-house restaurant too.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Miami – ME Miami by Melia

ME Miami by Melia

ME Miami by Melia is the best luxury hotel in Miami 

ME Miami is a wonderfully luxurious hotel in Downtown Miami. Within an easy walking distance of the city’s best bars and clubs, as well as a heap of beautiful boutiques, ME Miami is a gem. For a 4-star hotel, ME Miami is rather affordable. You can stay in style whatever your budget in Miami!

 

Miami Neighbourhoods Guide

Miami

Miami, Florida

Miami is a culturally rich, vibrant city on the south coast of Florida. A real melting pot of nationalities you will find Haitian, Cuban, and American communities here. That’s just the start.

This open-minded and open-hearted city welcomes visitors from across the globe throughout the year. Offering something for everyone from city slickers to laid-back beach bums, from suited and booted business travellers to the budget backpacker on the lookout for a bargain, Miami is incredibly versatile.

This versatility is something to celebrate although it does make things a little tricky. Travellers are totally spoiled for choice when it comes to where to stay in Miami. You can head over the bridge to the glitz and glamour of Miami Beach, you can play it cool in Brickell or live like a local in Little Haiti. \

Hotel Jules Insider Tip

Miami’s metro system is average. Admittley it all seems a bit confusing at first and even locals have a love-hate relationship with the public transport networks. If you can dish out a bit of extra money, we recommend using Uber or Lyft. 

With so much to see, do and explore in Miami you’d be a fool to stick to just one neighbourhood. Get in the Miami state of mind visit as many neighbourhood as you can. You won’t regret it!

Miami’s 5 Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in

Now let’s take a look, in greater detail, at the best neighbourhoods to stay in Miami. Each is a little different to the last so be sure to check out which is right for you!

Neighborhood #1 - Miami Beach

(Where to stay in Miami first time)

Miami Beach, FL, USA

Miami Beach is our pick for where to stay in Miami for your first time

Miami Beach is the most popular tourist destination in Miami, it’s not hard to see why. If you time your visit right you never know who you might bump in to. Everyone from international superstar singers to sports heroes hangout at Miami Beach.

Travellers who are coming to Miami for the first time really should spend some time at Miami just getting in flow with the Floridian feel of the place. Pitch up at a laid-back beach bar and spend the day sipping on cocktails and watching the world go by.

You can take a stroll down the main boardwalk and admire the luxurious yachts that have come in to dock. Pick out which you would take on your adventure around the world.

Spend your days hopping from beach bar to beach bar along Ocean Drive, stopping only to nip down to the beach for a quick dip in the balmy Caribbean Sea.

Top Things to Do in Miami Beach

  • Shop ’til you drop on Lincoln Road. Drop by the art galleries and grab a moment’s respite at one of the fancy cafes.
  • Sunbathe, swim and play on the soft sands of Miami Beach
  • Be on celeb-spot along Ocean Drive. Bring your selfie A-game!
  • Get fit with the locals at Lummus Park; join in with workouts, jogging groups and the skater kids.
  • Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Foundation
  • Blush and giggle your way around the World Erotic Art Museum – not suitable for children!

Where to Stay in Miami Beach

Best Budget Hotel in Miami Beach – Miami Hostel Miami Beach

Miami Hostel Miami Beach

Miami Hostel Miami Beach is the best budget hotel in Miami Beach

As cheap and cheerful accommodation goes it seldom gets better than Miami Hostel. Offering a great selection of shared dormitories there is a home for everyone here. The staff are super laid back but do keep the place clean and tidy. Guests can chill out in the garden or lounge area.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Miami Beach – Casa Faena Miami Beach

Casa Faena Miami Beach

Casa Faena Miami Beach is the best mid-range hotel in Miami Beach

Casa Faena is a luxury hotel with really reasonable rates. They offer valet parking and a limousine service. Guests are welcome to workout in the fitness centre or relax at the bar. They have a tour and travel desk where you can make your Miami travel dreams come true!

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach – COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is the best luxury Hhotel in Miami Beach

COMO Metropolitan is a whitewashed, modern hotel right in the heart of Miami Beach. They have an incredible outdoor swimming pool and a pretty great fitness centre. Guests can book into either a deluxe room or splash out on a suite. The COMO Shambala Juice Bar helps your skin to glow!

 

Neighborhood #2 - Little Haiti

(Where to stay in Miami on a budget)

Little Haiti, Miami

Little Haiti is our pick for where to stay in Miami on a budget

Having lived past lives as Edison, Lemon City, and Little River, in 2018 this tiny neighbourhood is called Little Haiti. Oozing charm and historical character, Little Haiti certainly packs a punch. If you are looking for value for money in a neighbourhood, Little Haiti delivers time after time.

Although the accommodation options are not as vast as that you would find in Miami Beach, Little Haiti gives visitors everything they could need. A warm welcome, wonderful food and affordable accommodation.

If you have ever wanted to travel to the Caribbean Islands you can get a taste of the action here in Little Haiti. You will find a wonderful array of Haitian-owned businesses in this neighbourhood. Everything from art galleries selling work of local immigrant artists, to restaurants serving up authentic rice and beans.

For travellers keen to expand their minds while travelling, to learn about other cultures and embrace a new community, Little Haiti is the place.

Top Things to Do in Little Haiti

  • Have a kick about with the local kids at Little Haiti Soccer Park. Bring your A-game, they’re pretty good!
  • Learn about Haitian value, art, food and more at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
  • Visit the Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church, attend a sermon if you follow the faith. Open to all.
  • Dance to local bands and have a round of pool at Churchill’s Pub.
  •  Enjoy the contemporary sculptures and installations from grassroots artists at de la Cruz Collection.
  • Be inspired by the incredible collections at the Haitian Heritage Museum.

Where to Stay in Little Haiti

Best Budget Hotel in Little Haiti – Sinbad Motel

Sinbad Motel Miami

Sinbad Motel is the best budget hotel in Little Haiti

Sinbad Motel is a great budget accommodation option in Little Haiti. Although the rooms are basic in terms of decor they have everything you could need. All rooms have a work desk, bedside tables and an ensuite bathroom. The beds are comfortable and there is WiFi throughout the hotel.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Little Haiti – Carl’s Motel El Padre

Carl's Motel El Padre Miami

Carl’s Motel El Padre is the best mid-range hotel in Little Haiti

This is an ideal place for unfussy travellers in Little Haiti. The rooms have rather dated decor but are clean and comfortable. Guests can make themselves snacks using the microwave in the room and store food in the mini fridge. There is free WiFi and all rooms have air-conditioning.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Little Haiti –  New Yorker Boutique Hotel

New Yorker Boutique Hotel Miami

New Yorker Boutique Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Little Haiti

Easily the most up-market hotel in Little Haiti, New Yorker Boutique Hotel offers all the amenities you could need and more. Guests can make use of the fitness centre or relax by the outdoor pool. The BBQ terrace is charming and colourful. All rooms are spacious and bright, all have air-conditioning.

 

Neighborhood #3 - Brickell

(Best area to stay in Miami for nightlife)

Brickell, Miami

Brickell is our pick for best area to stay in Miami for nightlife

If you fancy yourself as a bit of city slicker and a bit of a night owl then there is a perfect neighbourhood in Miami for you. Brickell is where the cool kids come to play.

Being the main business hub in Miami, Brickell is home to the skyscrapers and towering office blocks filled with overworked employees who are ever-eager to let off some steam. As such, there is a heap of chic cocktail bars in this neighbourhood.

A neighbourhood that is largely uninteresting to travellers during the daytime, Brickell comes alive when the clock strikes five. Perhaps that is unfair, there is a lot to keep you busy during your days in Brickell but with Miami Beach just over the bridge, it would be hard to resist the temptation to get the pre-drinking started at a rustic beach bar, right?

Art lovers will feel overwhelmed with the number of galleries and creative spaces to explore in Brickell. Nestled between the banking high rises you will find dozens of inspirational art galleries just waiting to be discovered.

Top Things to Do in Brickell

  • Learn about the local art scene at The Brickellian Gallery, showcasing temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Look out at Point View and breath in the sea air.
  • Sip cocktails and nibble on Spanish tapas and Italian antipasti at local favourite Crazy About You bar.
  • Find a shady spot in Simpson Park to catch up on the travel journal or laze in a hammock.
  • Enjoy an outstanding performance at Flamingo Theatre.
  • Dine overlooking the ocean at LOL ON THE BAY.

Where to Stay in Brickell

Best Budget Hotel in Brickell – Aloft Miami – Brickell

Aloft Miami - Brickell

Aloft Miami – Brickell is the best budget hotel in Brickell

Aloft is a modern and neon-inspired hotel in the centre of Brickell. Offering budget-friendly rooms with a cool design there is a lot to love about Aloft. Guests can hang out at the in-house bar before heading out into Brickell of an evening. Breakfast is included.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Brickell – Habitat Residence

Habitat Residence Miami

Habitat Residence is the best mid-range hotel in Brickell

If you want to feel like a local in Brickell then Habitat Residence is the place to stay. This chic and stylish apartment rental is a real home from home, ideal for families, digital nomads or business travellers. There is a fully equipped kitchen including a luxury coffee machine.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Brickell – Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Four Seasons Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Brickell

Offering 5-star service from start to finish, Four Seasons Miami is a truly luxurious accommodation option. Their in-house restaurant, Edge, serves a mean steak and great cocktails. Guests can relax in the wellness centre, unwind in the Turkish steam bath or work up a sweat in the gym.

 

Neighborhood #4 - Coconut Grove

(Coolest place to stay in Miami)

Coconut Grove, Miami

Coconut Grove is our pick for the coolest place to stay in Miami

Despite being the oldest neighbourhood in Miami, Coconut Grove keeps up with the times. A district that has undergone near-constant rejuvenation, the evolution of Coconut Grove has meant that it is the coolest place to stay in Miami; and always will be.

Featuring everything that travellers seek in a trip to Miami, nightlife, beaches and laid-back vibes, Coconut Grove ticks all the right boxes.  Despite being right on the ocean front there are no sandy shores at Coconut Grove. Instead, the ocean is met by jetties, piers and upmarket boardwalks. Dining oceanfront in Coconut Grove has never been better than it is right now. There are dozens of swanky bars and restaurants secretly competing to be number one in the neighbourhood. Monty’s Raw Bar has become something of an institution and has been around since 1969.

Home to locals while catering in full to the influx of tourists, there is a harmony to Coconut Grove that serves to prove the authenticity of the neighbourhood.

Top Things to Do in Coconut Grove

  • Sip on happy hour cocktails and dance to live jams at Monty’s Raw Bar.
  • Get fit in Peacock Park, join in with a game of basketball with local youngsters.
  • Shop for the finer things in life at CocoWalk shopping mall.
  • Enjoy oceanfront views and incredible sunsets at Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge.
  • Relax in the sun beneath the verdant foliage at The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden.
  • Feel right at home with a coffee and a book at Greenstreet Cafe.

Where to Stay in Coconut Grove

Best Budget Hotel in Coconut Grove – Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove

Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove Miami

Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove is the best budget hotel in Coconut Grove

Set in the heart of Coconut Grove Residence Inn offers great service and budget prices. As the best budget hotel in Coconut Grove they offer guests access to the fitness centre, swimming pool and community BBQ deck. Each room has a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Family rooms are available.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Coconut Grove – The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel Miami

The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Coconut Grove

The Mutiny is the best mid-range hotel in Coconut Grove and offers a little bit of affordable luxury to all who stay. There is an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a sauna too, guests can use these as much as they like.  The suites all feature a modern, fully equipped kitchen.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Coconut Grove – The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is the best luxury hotel in Coconut Grove

The best luxury hotel in Coconut Grove is The Ritz-Carlton, offering 5-star service from start to finish. The whole hotel exhibits elegant and stylish decor and the amenities are fantastic. Guest can dine at the in-house restaurant, Bizcaya, or order room service. There is a gym and golf course too.

 

Neighborhood #5 - Downtown Miami

(Best neighbourhood in Miami for families)

Downtown Miami, Miami

Downtown Miami is our pick for best neighbourhood in Miami for families

Downtown Miami is the best place to stay in Miami for families as there is just so much to do! There is never a dull moment in Downtown Miami and thanks to its super safe nature it is great for families too. Did you know that crime in Downtown Miami is 28% lower than the national average?

With safety sorted you and the gang can get out and about, exploring this wonderful seaside city. Downtown Miami puts you right at the heart of the action so the relaxed parks of Coconut Grove are only a short walk away, cultural hubs of Little Haiti and Little Havana are only a short drive away too. Then there’s Miami Beach!

Being the main hub of Miami there are heaps off accommodation options in Downtown that cater to every kind of traveller. Family travels to Miami made easy, right?!

One of the best things to do in Downtown Miami is to explore Bayside Marketplace. Home to high street stores, luxury brands and a few independent boutiques as well, there is some serious spending to be done here.

Top Things to Do in Downtown Miami

  • Take an afternoon to explore Bayside Marketplace, bring your spending money!
  • Crossover Venetian Way and explore South Beach, there’s so much space to run and play.
  • Explore the amazing array of birdlife at Jungle Island.
  • Step in the footsteps of the stars at the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame.
  • Snap a selfie next to iconic Miami Tower.
  • Catch a show at Olympia Theater

Where to Stay in Downtown Miami

Best Budget Hotel in Downtown Miami – Holiday Inn Port of Miami

Holiday Inn Port of Miami

Holiday Inn Port of Miami is the best budget hotel in Downtown Miami

Offering 3-stars and family-friendly facilities, Holiday Inn is the best budget hotel in Downtown Miami. Family rooms are available, as are inter-connecting rooms. Holiday Inn also provides babysitting services on request. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. There is an in-house tour agent too.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Downtown Miami –  Eurostars Langford

Eurostars Langford Miami

Eurostars Langford is the best mid-range hotel in Downtown Miami

Boasting 4-stars and an affordable room rate, Eurostars Langford is the best mid-range hotel in Downtown Miami. The rooms have a boutique feel and all have an ensuite bathroom. Guests are welcome to work out at the hotel’s gym or relax on the fairy-lit outdoor terrace.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Downtown Miami – ME Miami by Melia

ME Miami by Melia Miami

ME Miami by Melia is the best luxury hotel in Downtown Miami

Boutique in feel and in an art deco theme, ME Miami by Melia is the best luxury hotel in Downtown Miami for sure. The rooms are minimalist, modern and offer impressive levels of comfort. There is an in-house spa complex with an excellent treatment menu. Family rooms are available.

 

Final Thoughts on Where to Stay in Miami

Miami is a lively and vibrant city full of arts, culture, food and fun. With incredible views, pristine beaches and glitz and glamour around every corner, there’s something for everyone in this Florida metropolis.

Just to recap; our top choice for where to stay in Miami is Coconut Grove, The oldest neighbourhood in the city, this district is also one of the coolest thanks to its vibrant nightlife, swanky bars, laid-back vibes and epic views. You definitely won’t be bored in Coconut Grove.

Our recommendation for the best hotel is The Mutiny Luxury Suites Hotel because it offers absolute luxury at an affordable price.

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments.

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17 Best Hotels in Seattle [Hidden Gems of 2018]

 By every measure, Seattle is a happening city. Often a little under the radar for international visitors, there is something about Seattle that warms the heart as there is something for everyone here.

But with thousands of hotels spread across an enormous metropolitan area, picking just ONE hotel can feel overwhelming. So to help you, we’ve created this behind the scenes look into the absolute best hotels in Seattle.

Written by our expert travel writers, this one of a kind guide will help you easily and quickly find a hotel. This is because we organize our list by different travel-styles, so you can easily browse, and find whichever hotel fits your style.

Let’s dive into the best hotels in Seattle! Some of them will definitely surprise you…

Additional reading – Neighbourhood Guide for Where to Stay in Seattle, and the 15 Best Things to Do in Seattle

Best Hotels in Seattle

Quick Answer – Best Hotel in Seattle

 

Overall Best Hotel in Seattle

Four Season Hotel

Four Season Hotel Seattle

Four Season Hotel Seattle

  • $$$$
  • 5-star Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Restaurant & Bar In-House

The Four Seasons Hotel is the overall best hotel in Seattle. Facing some tough competition the Four Seasons has just pipped others at the post. Set in the heart of the Central Business District on 99 Union Street, the Four Seasons Seattle is in the best possible location.

Many of the rooms and suites offer views of the sprawling cityscape. At night, in particular, this view is really rather magical. Guests are invited to relax and unwind at the Four Seasons Spa & Wellness Centre that can be found in-house. Their highly trained therapists offer an incredible selection of treatments to make even the most exhausted or stress travellers feel like new.

The in-house restaurant boasts a delectable menu that changes seasonally. The breakfast at the Four Seasons Seattle is hearty, healthy and wholesome. The perfect way to start the day.

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near the Airport

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac Airport Seattle

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac Airport Seattle

  • $
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Wake-up service

The best hotel in Seattle near the airport is La Quinta Inn & Suites. Offering uniform but comfortable and spacious rooms, La Quinta Inn & Suites is ideal for travellers on a whistle-stop visit to Seattle. Each room comes with a private ensuite bathroom complete with hairdryer and towels. The suites are an ideal choice for families or couples. Each suite has a living room space with flatscreen TV.

The staff at La Quinta Inn & Suites are welcoming and friendly. They can help arrange a taxi or mini-cab to the airport on your behalf.

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near Downtown

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Sheraton Seattle Hotel Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel Seattle

  • $$
  • Fitness Centre & Lap Pool
  • Vida Spa In-House
  • Bar, Lounge & Restuarant

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is the best hotel in Seattle near Downtown. A close contender for the overall best hotel in Seattle, this Sheraton is a cut above the rest. The in-house bar and restaurant called Loulay Kitchen & Bar is one of the best hotel restaurants in the city. The Lobby Fireside Lounge is a cosy, warm space where guests are invited to enjoy a nightcap, or simply watch the flame flicker.

The rooms are spacious and bright. All feature modern furnishing and gorgeous ensuite bathrooms. The suites are pretty impressive; worth the splurge!

 

Best Hotel in Seattle for Families

Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle

  • $
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • 24-Hour Reception

The best hotel in Seattle for families is Residence Inn by Marriot. Located in the heart of the Downtown, Residence Inn makes travelling with little ones as easy as can be. If the children don’t fancy exploring Seattle all day long you can book them into the hotel’s fantastic kids club; they’ll have a ball!

Residence Inn by Marriott has a great array of amenities, the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre is just the start. They have an established business centre; ideal for travellers who need to keep an eye on the emails during their stay.

 

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Seattle

Motif Seattle

Motif Seattle

Motif Seattle

  • $$
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Multiple Dining Options
  • Airport Shuttle Available

Without a doubt, the best pet-friendly hotel in Seattle is Motif Seattle. In fact, Motif Seattle is one of the best hotels in Seattle full stop! This fresh, modern hotel can be found on 5th Avenue, super close to the city’s best art galleries and bars. The in-house bar at Motif is a real treat. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails served up some innovative drinks creations. A great way to round off a day exploring Seattle.

The rooms feature greyscale, urban-inspired decor. The furnishings are modern and stylish, each room has a cosy seating area.

 

Best Cheap Hotel in Seattle

HI Seattle

HI Seattle

HI Seattle

  • $
  • Dorms & Private Rooms
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • Vending Machines

HI Seattle is the best cheap hotel in Seattle. More of a hostel in feel, HI Seattle offers both traditional hostel dorms and private rooms too. There is a welcoming feel to HI Seattle and travellers instantly feel at home. HI Seattle is the best hotel in Seattle for unfussy travellers keen on sticking strictly to the budget!

The rooms are clean, comfortable and all have air-conditioning. There is a communal lounge area where guests are welcome to hang out, any time of day. There is a library and quiet workroom too, WiFi is free.

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near Pioneer Square

The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle

The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle

  • $$$
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Express Check-In/Out

Pioneer Square is one of the must-visit landmarks in Seattle, set in the heart of the city. Just a matter of steps away is The Arctic Club Seattle, the best hotel in Seattle near Pioneer Square. This refined, regal hotel is ideal for travellers who want to stay in a luxurious environment. The rooms and suites are ornate, featuring period furniture and exquisite decor.

Each room comes with a high back armchair, a gorgeous work desk and an incredibly comfortable bed. The whole hotel is totally inspirational for any budding interior designers out there!

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near International District

Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square

Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square Seattle

Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square Seattle

  • $$
  • Whole Apartment
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • City Views

Modern Suites are the best hotel in Seattle near International District. There are very few accommodation options in Internationa District so you’ve got to snap them up while you can. International District is one of the more affordable neighbourhoods in Seattle and Modern Suites helps you to live like a local.

You can go explore all sorts of other goodies at the international markets. Stock up on vegetables and cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen. Then kick back in the living room and admire the city view. This is a great choice for families too.

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near Pike Place Market

Inn at the Park

Inn at the Park Seattle

Inn at the Park Seattle

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor Terrace

Located just a matter of steps from the market is Inn at the Park, the best hotel in Seattle near Pike Place Market. Previously travellers have fallen head over heels in love with Inn at the Park and it is not hard to see why. The staff are simply incredible. They are welcoming, and keen to share their local knowledge with guests.

The rooms are modern, minimalist and offer guests plenty of space to spread out. The en-suite bathrooms are particularly impressive. Many rooms offer views of the city and from the terrace, you can admire the bay.

 

Best Hotel in Seattle Near Pike Pine

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street Seattle

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street Seattle

  • $$
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Coffee Bar
  • Valet Parking

Homewood Suites by Hilton is the best hotel in Seattle near Pike Pine and the Convention Centre. This is an ideal hotel for budget conscious travellers who want an easy and unfussy place to stay. The whole hotel is modern and features everything you could ask for amenities-wise. They have an in-house coffee bar, a basic fitness centre and a swimming pool too.

The suites are super spacious, perfect for families or just anyone who likes a little bit more space to unpack. The suites feature kitchen facilities, including a refrigerator and oven.

 

More Best Hotels in Seattle

Couldn’t find anything that takes your fancy in that list? No worries! Here are some more best hotels in Seattle to give you some more food for thought!

The Paramount Hotel

The Paramount Hotel Seattle

The Paramount Hotel Seattle

  • $$
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • Restaurant In-House

Despite having only 3-stars The Paramount Hotel is the choice of many an esteemed traveller. Located in the very heart of the Central Business District, The Paramount Hotel is not only conveniently placed but conveniently priced. The team offer everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. Head over to the tours and travel desk to ask for help with your itinerary.

The fitness centre at The Paramount Hotel is noteworthy; modern and very well equipped. The in-house bar and restaurant offer great menus and fair prices. They offer outstanding service throughout.

 

The Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Gym & Swimming Pool
  • Tours & Travel Desk

The Westin Seattle is one of the best hotels in Seattle. Placed in Belltown this 4-star hotel is in a great location, travellers can explore the city with complete ease. Furthermore, The Westin Seatle have a ticketing service. Be sure to have a chat with the lovely staff to see how they can be of assistance to you during your stay.

There is a great selection of rooming option available. The suites at The Westin Seattle are simply gorgeous. Featuring neutral tones and stylish furniture you’ll want to move in forever!

 

The Edgewater a Noble House Hotel

The Edgewater a Noble House Hotel Seattle

The Edgewater a Noble House Hotel Seattle

  • $$
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Minibar
  • Valet Parking

Offering everything guests could need for an incredible stay, and more, The Edgewater a Noble House Hotel is a great choice in Seattle. Situated in Belltown The Edgewater, as its name suggests, overlooks the water offering beautiful views day and night.

With a mountain lodge feel the bar and lounge at The Edgewater is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring Seattle. In the brisk winters, the log fire burns and the and armchairs feel even cosier. The staff at The Edgewater offer fantastic service to all guests. You will feel totally spoiled.

 

Hyatt At Olive 8

Hyatt At Olive 8 Seattle

Hyatt At Olive 8 Seattle

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Fitness Centre & Swimming Pool
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Featuring earthy tones and modern furnishings Hyatt At Olive 8 is a fantastic hotel in Seattle. Offering everything you could ask for, Hyatt At Olive 8 will have you coming back for more! The rooms feature stylish furnishings and heavenly beds. Many rooms offer impressive views of Seattle’s cityscape. All rooms come with a work desk and an ensuite bathroom with luxury bathrobes.

Guests are invited to book a spa treatment during their stay. The Hyatt At Olive 8 hotel bar is a casual spot for a relaxed drink or two of an evening.

 

Staypineapple at Hotel FIVE

Staypineapple at Hotel FIVE Seattle

Staypineapple at Hotel FIVE Seattle

  • $$
  • Coffee Maker in Rooms
  • Cafe In-House
  • 24-Hour Reception

Staypineapple at Hotel FIVE is a modern, stylish hotel in Belltown. There are heaps of reasons why Staypineapple at Hotel Five is one of the best hotels in Seattle. The fact that there is a luxury coffee maker in every room is one reason. The bright and inspiring decor is another. Bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries are provided as standard.

Travellers are welcome to hang out at the Staypineapple cafe while they catch up on their travel journals and work emails. There is free and unlimited WiFi throughout the hotel, including in the rooms.

 

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Free Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Centre

Kimpton Hotel Vintage is one of the best hotels in Seattle, no questions there. Boasting 4-star service, beautiful bedrooms and plenty of other facilities too, Kimpton Hotel Vintage is a solid choice for all kinds of travellers in Seattle. Little touches like the free bicycle hire service to give even better value for money. Exploring Seattle by bicycle is so much fun!

The rooms all come with exceptionally comfortable beds, a cosy seating area and an ensuite bathroom too. Kimpton Hotel Vintage is a very style orientated hotel. The suites are the most stylish of all.

 

The Sorrento Hotel

The Sorrento Hotel Seattle

The Sorrento Hotel Seattle

  • $$$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • Valet Parking

The Sorrento Hotel is a great choice for travellers in Seattle. Offering everything from valet parking to a tours and travel desk, from an in-house bar to a fitness centre, guests are hard-pressed to want for anything during their stay. As a 4-star hotel, The Sorrento is in the First Hill neighbourhood, away from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District.

All rooms come with an iPod docking station, coffee making facilities and fluffy bathrobes. Room service is available from the fantastic in-house restaurant. The bar lounge has a wonderful cocktail menu.

 

Bonus Hotel!

Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000 Seattle

Hotel 1000 Seattle

  • $$$
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Bar & Restaurant In-House

Hotel 1000 is one of the best hotels in Seattle. Giving its competition a run for its money time after time, Hotel 1000 has  120 luxurious rooms. Both affordable and luxurious Hotel 1000 has struck the balance right. The staff are attentive and considerate. Hotel 1000 has a tours and travel desk where you can make your dream itinerary in Seattle come true.

Many of the must-visit sights of Seattle are within a short walk of Hotel 1000. Colman Dock, for example, it just a 5-minute stroll away. Taxis can be ordered upon request.

 

Final Thoughts…

There you have it. What a selection of hotels Seattle has to offer! This city will steal your heart but with thanks to this bargain guide, it won’t run away with your hard earned cash!

Remember that these top picks are popular with travellers from around the world. They get booked up in advance. The great rates you see today may not be available tomorrow.

If you want someone to make the decision for you, listen up! The overall best hotel in Seattle is Four Season Hotel, and for good reason. Get booking now!

We would love to hear from you. When are you going to be visiting Seattle? Which of these best hotels in Seattle sparked wanderlust in you?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Where to Stay in Seattle [5 Best Neighborhoods of 2018]

 Seattle is an amazing city surrounded by majestic mountains, lush forests and striking waterways. With a vibrant food scene, epic musical history and iconic landmarks, Seattle is one of the most underrated cities in America.

But with so much to see, knowing where to stay in Seattle can be overwhelming. That’s exactly why we wrote this insiders guide for where to stay in Seattle.

Written by our panel of travel experts, this no-stress guide is designed to help you find an awesome neighborhourhood – and quickly!

We show you some of Seattle’s hidden gems, so you can see this city like a local. Whether you want to explore the sights, party all night long, or drink all the best coffee Seattle has to offer, this guide is everything you need.

Let’s jump into where to stay in Seattle (some of these neighbourhoods are so cool!)

Additional reading – 15 Awesome Things to Do in Seattle, and the 17 Best Hotels in Seattle

Where to Stay in Seattle

Quick Tips – Where to Stay in Seattle

Where to Stay in Seattle

Looking for a specific place to stay? These are our highest recommendations for places to stay in Seattle.

Best Budget Hotel in Seattle – HI Seattle

HI Seattle

HI Seattle is the best budget hotel in Seattle

Accommodation in Seattle is really rather expensive. HI Seattle is the best budget hotel in Seattle for unfussy travellers who just want a place to sleep and shower. There are hostel-style dormitories too, to help the super scrimpers out. The local staff are really lovely and happily share their tips with travellers.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Seattle – Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square is the best mid-range hotel in Seattle

Courtyard is the best mid-range hotel in Seattle offering a little bit of everything amenities-wise and a great location. Staying at Courtyard puts you right at the heart of the action, just a matter of steps from Pioneer Square. There is an in-house restaurant and indoor swimming pool.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Seattle – Four Season Hotel

Four Season Hotel

Four Season Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Seattle

If you’re going to stay in Seattle, why not stay in style? Four Seasons Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Seattle for so many reasons. The rooftop plunge pool and sun terrace are exquisite and the in-hour bar serves some innovative cocktails. Both rooms and suites are available.

 

Seattle Neighbourhoods Guide

Seattle

Seattle is a small, homely city in the on the eastern edge of the Puget Sound. A city surrounded by mountains, dense forest and picturesque waterways, there is something rather charming about Seattle that makes it hard to pull yourself away.

Seattle is one of the most expensive cities to explore in the Pacific North West. The International District is the most budget-friendly place to hang out and there is always something interesting going on.

Hotel Jules Insider Tip

Seattle is an easy city to explore. Walking around the city is a great way to get a real feel for Seattle. Locals are generally friendly and open; always happy to help out a lost tourist if they can. Uber is always available and there are a number of super-efficient public transport options too. The All Day Regional Pass is a great daily purchase for travellers keen to max out on their Seattle adventures.

If you want to live the high-life head to the Central Business District or South Lake Union. You can live like a local, visit the must-see landmarks in Seattle and have some incredible waterside views too.

A city home to an ever-evolving music scene, Seattle can be sub-divided up into musical genres, as well as neighbourhoods.

This city has inspired some of the most popular musicians of all time; Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell and Macklemore to name but a few. This is a city alive with the sound of music.

Seattle’s 5 Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in

Now let’s take a look, in greater detail, at the best neighbourhoods to stay in Seattle. Each is a little different to the last so be sure to check out which is right for you!

Neighborhood #1 - Pioneer Square

(Where to stay in Seattle first time)

Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Square is our pick for where to stay in Seattle for your first time

Pioneer Square is the best place to stay in Seattle first time around. At the heart of everything and a touch more affordable than the Central Business District, Pioneer Square is a great starting point.

Despite being at the heart of the city, there is a small town feel to Pioneer Square. Largely undisturbed by the day to day hustle of the neighbouring Central Business District, Pioneer Square is a tree-lined oasis in the heart of Seattle.

From Romanesque Revival buildings of the 1800s to the dozens of art galleries showcasing everything from historical fine art to contemporary sculpture, there is just so much to take in here. The slower pace of things in Pioneer Square is ideal for travellers on their first trip to Seattle.

If you are looking for a place to laze your days away Pioneer Square itself is a lovely shady spot, as too is Occidental Square. The maple trees are beautiful and the cobblestoned pathways incredibly charming.

Top Things to Do in Pioneer Square

  • Take yourself on a photo tour of Pioneer Square Park, snap the totem poles and old-fashioned street lamps.
  • Find a shady spot to watch the world go by in Occidental Square. Heaps of community events happen here; get involved!
  • Explore Seattle’s involvement in the 1890s gold rush at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum
  • Discover the underworld of the city with Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour.
  • Hike up to Smith Tower’s 35th-floor observatory, or just take the elevator.
  • Laugh your socks off with locals at Comedy Underground.

Where to Stay in Pioneer Square

Best Budget Hotel in Pioneer Square – Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel is the best budget hotel in Pioneer Square

Best Western Plus is the best budget hotel in Pioneer Square and can be found on Colman Dock. There is a great range of amenities for guests to make the most of here, including a fitness centre and a tours desk. The rooms are spacious and have homely furnishings.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Pioneer Square – Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, Seattle

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square is the best mid-range hotel in Pioneer Square

As the best mid-range hotel in Pioneer Square Courtyard Seattle offers rooms with a city view and modern furnishings. All rooms have their own private ensuite bathroom that features complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. The fitness room is well equipped and the business centre is great for those who work on the road.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Pioneer Square – The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Pioneer Square

Without a doubt, the best luxury hotel in Pioneer Square is The Arctic Club Seattle. The rooms all feature stylish, period decor and cosy seating area. Guests can make the most of the fitness centre or relax on the rooftop sun terrace. There is a billiards table at the hotel bar too.

 

Neighborhood #2 - International District

(Where to stay in Seattle on a budget)

International District, Seattle

International District is our pick for where to stay in Seattle on a budget

For culture vultures, lovers of food and budget backpackers the International District is the best place to stay in Seattle. There are only a few hostels in Seattle and the International District is home to the best of them, and a few private apartment rentals too.

As the best place to stay in Seattle on a budget the International District ensures that there is never a dull moment and that you are never out of pocket. From fabulous food markets to mammoth Goodwill stores there is just so much alternative travel to be done in this neighbourhood.

One off the wall kind of thing to do in the International District is the Seattle Pinball Museum. For just $15 you can play all sorts of arcade games to your heart’s content. For $20 you get multiple entries!

There is a great selection of hipster coffee shops in the International District. The kind of places where you can tuck yourself away in a corner with your new second-hand book and indulge in come retreat time during your travels.

Top Things to Do in International District

  • Play, play and play some more at the Seattle Pinball Museum.
  • Take yourself on a food tour of the world from 4th Ave across to Rainier Ave South.
  • Have a rummage at the Goodwill Store.
  • Explore how Asian cultures have influenced modern America at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
  • Snap a selfie beneath the Historic Chinatown Gate.
  • Enjoy some grassroots performance talent at Theatre Off Jackson.

Where to Stay in International District

Best Budget Hotel in International District – HI Seattle

HI Seattle, Seattle

HI Seattle is the best budget hotel in the International District

For shoestring travellers to the city, HI Seattle is the best budget hotel in the International District. Simple but clean and comfortable HI Seattle offers both private rooms and dorms too. Guests can meet and mingle in the common room and plan their international adventures in the library. WiFi is free throughout.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in International District – Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square

Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square

Modern Suites Walk to Pioneer Square is the best mid-range hotel in the International District

The best mid-range hotel in the International District is actually an aparthotel. Modern Suites offer awesome city views, a fully equipped kitchen and cosy lounge area. There is air conditioning and WiFi throughout each suite and there is a luxury coffee machine too. The bathrooms feature a bathtub and shower.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in International District – Downtown View 2BRDM Home

Downtown View 2BRDM Home

Downtown View 2BRDM Home is the best luxury hotel in the International District

For travellers who want to live like a local in Seattle, Downtown View is a great place to stay. As the best luxury hotel in International District Downtown View offers guests total freedom. You can even cook for yourself in the fully equipped kitchen.  The apartment offers great city views.

 

Neighborhood #3 - Central Business District

(Best area to stay in Seattle for nightlife)

Central Business District, Seattle

Central Business District is our pick for best area to stay in Seattle for nightlife

The Central Business District is where locals come to work hard and play harder. With that in mind, there is no doubt about it, the best place to stay in Seattle for nightlife is Central Business District. Upmarket, conventional nightlife that is.

Seattle has a rich and varied nightlife scene catering to very sub-culture you can think of and then some more. If you want to drink cocktails, dance and be swept up in the romance of Seattle, Central Business District is where you need to stay.

During the daytimes you can wander the streets of Downtown, stopping to get a caffeine hit and any one of the trendy coffee bars. Alternatively, you can bring yourself down slowly and grab a hair of the dog at one of the many brewpubs.

If you thought Smith Tower’s 35th-floor observatory was impressive you can think again. In the heart of CBD you’ll find the Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Center. Standing proudly on the 73rd-floor. Take a deep breath!

Top Things to Do in Central Business District

  • Ride up to the 73rd-floor of the Columbia Center and take in the best city views. On a clear day, you can see the mountains too.
  • Take a sound-side stroll down Pier 55.
  • Explore the iconic Pike Place Market
  • Sample a little bit of everything alcoholic at Von’s 1000SPIRITS.
  • Keep day drinking classy at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar.
  • Take a late-night spin on the Seattle Great Wheel; open ’til 11 pm.

Where to Stay in Central Business District

Best Budget Hotel in Central Business District – Executive Hotel Pacific

Executive Hotel Pacific

Executive Hotel Pacific is the best budget hotel in Central Business District

Executive in name, style and service but not in price! The best budget hotel in Central Business District is Executive Hotel Pacific. Offering affordable rooms in the heart of Seattle and great facilities too, including free WiFi and a gym. Breakfast is an added extra but great value for money.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Central Business District – Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000 is the best mid-range hotel in Central Business District

Luxury without the price tag, the best mid-range hotel in Central Business District is Hotel 1000. Featuring an in-house bar, fitness room, business centre and a spa for good measure, Hotel 1000 ticks all the right boxes. The rooms are bright, spacious and offer amazing city views.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Central Business District – Four Season Hotel

Four Season Hotel, Seattle

Four Season Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Central Business District

The best luxury hotel in Central Business District is one of the best hotels in all of the city. It’s Four Season Hotel. Boasting an incredible rooftop terrace, beautiful indoor swimming pool and a spa and wellness centre. Little touches like valet parking and concierge services reiterate the 5-star luxury of the hotel.

 

Neighborhood #4 - Pike/Pine

(Coolest place to stay in Seattle)

Pike/Pine, Seattle

Pike/Pine is our pick for the coolest place to stay in Seattle

Straying away from the bustling CBD and Downtown you will find the hidden, yet brilliant, neighbourhood of Pike/Pine. This is the coolest place to stay in Seattle for sure. No doubt budget backpackers will find a couch to surf around here if they looked in the right places.

For the rest of us, Pike/Pine is the best place to stay in Seattle to experience the city at its most authentic. This neighbourhood is home to a strong student population who are exploring themselves and the city simultaneously. This makes Pike/Pine an ever-evolving cultural wonderland that is just too cool for school.

Naturally, once Seattle Central College’s lectures are done for the day the neighbourhood really comes alive. You’ll find people hanging out in every cafe and pub. If you wanna experience Seattle like a local this is the neighbourhood to get chatting to people and find out what’s on during your stay. There’s nothing quite like local knowledge, right?!

Top Things to Do in Pike/Pine

  • Snap a selfie next to the grand statue of musical legend Jimi Hendrix.
  • Party with the college kids at Q Nightclub on 1426 Broadway, or perhaps The Rhino Room.
  • Treat yourself to something sweet at Molly Moon’ Homemade Ice Cream, made from happy cows!
  • Find yourself your next read at The Elliot Bay Book Company.
  • Get fit, laze in the sun, enjoy a picnic; do whatever you want to do at Cal Anderson Park.
  • Have a coffee at Starbucks Reserve Roastery, it’s where the chain began after all.

Where to Stay in Pike/Pine

Best Budget Hotel in Pike/Pine – Gaslight Inn

Gaslight Inn

Gaslight Inn is the best budget hotel in Pike/Pine

This homely B&B is the best budget hotel in Pike/Pine. Set on the border of Pike/Pine and Capitol Hill, Gaslight Inn offers you the best of both worlds. Guests can relax in the community lounge, the library or the gorgeous garden. A great breakfast is included in the room rate.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Pike/Pine – Silver Cloud Hotel

Silver Cloud Hotel - Broadway

Silver Cloud Hotel is the best mid-range hotel in Pike/Pine

Silver Cloud Hotel is a 4-star hotel on the southern-most tip of Pike/Pine. As the best mid-range hotel in Pike/Pine, they offer guests use of the gym and indoor swimming pool. The rooms are modern and bright. All feature a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Pike/Pine – Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street Seattle

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street is the best luxury hotel in Pike/Pine

Homewood Suites at the best luxury hotel in Pike/Pine for sure. Boasting an excellent in-house coffee bar and restaurant, as well as a business centre and a gym. The rooms are clean, spacious and have modern decor. The staff are wonderful and happy to help in any way they can.

 

Neighborhood #5 - South Lake Union

(Best neighbourhood in Seattle for families)

South Lake Union, Seattle

South Lake Union is the best neighbourhood in Seattle for families

You will be unsurprised to learn that the neighbourhood of South Lake Union is the district of Seattle that sits immediately south of Lake Union. This is the best place to stay in Seattle for families. Offering a quiet, community-orientated feel as well as being an exceptionally safe neighbourhood, there is so much family fun to be had.

There is not one but three big park spaces to explore in South Lake Union. The best of all being Lake Union Park. Sitting right on the banks of the lake, this vast green space is a great place for the little ones to run themselves ragged. There are boats for hire should you all want to add an extra layer of excitement to your day.

Playdate SEA is the perfect place for the kids to spend an afternoon while you kick back with a coffee and a podcast. This indoor play centre features slides, ball pools, the works!

Top Things to Do in South Lake Union

  • Have some innocent childhood fun at Playdate SEA on Mercer Street.
  • Get outdoors, jump and climb at Cascade Playground.
  • Explore Seattle’s rich and versatile history at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).
  • Take a boat out on the lake at Lake Union Park. Learn about the history and creation of the boats at The Center for Wooden Boats before you head out on the water.
  • Enjoy an incredible selection of innovative hamburger creations at Lunchbox Laboratory.
  • Feast on Seattle-inspired seafood dishes at Bar Harbor.

Where to Stay in South Lake Union

Best Budget Hotel in South Lake Union – EVEN Hotel

EVEN Hotel

EVEN Hotel is the best budget hotel in South Lake Union

EVEN Hotel is a modern, colourful accommodation option, ideal for families. As the best budget hotel in South Lake Union, EVEN Hotel offers competitive prices and great value for money. Guests can relax in the fully furnished outdoor courtyard or in the cosy hotel lounge. Breakfast is included.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in South Lake Union – Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is the best mid-range hotel in South Lake Union

Staybridge Suites are perfect for families travelling to Seattle. Being the best mid-range hotel in South Lake Union, Staybridge Suites offer guests luxury apartments complete with fully equipped kitchen and lounge area. Large family suites are available with two queen sized beds and ensuite bathroom.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in South Lake Union – Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle

Residence Inn by Marriott is the best luxury hotel in South Lake Union

Upmarket and modern, the best luxury hotel in South Lake Union is Residence Inn by Marriott. Ideal for families, Residence Inn offers family rooms, a kids club and an indoor swimming pool. The breakfast offered by Residence Inn caters to every taste, even the fussiest of children will have an enjoyable start to the day!

 

Final Thoughts on Where to Stay in Seattle

Seattle is a city packed with charm, excitement and amazing food and coffee. A vibrant city surrounded by the mountains and sea, Seattle is a stunning city and a playground for all who visit.

Our top pick for where to stay in Seattle on a budget is the International District. Packed with great food, plenty of coffee and lots of arts, culture and music, there’s never a dull moment in this funky and alternative neighbourhood.

Our recommendation for the best hotel is Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square. Charming, centrally located, and fully loaded with all the essential amenities, this mid-range hotel is perfect for travellers of all ages, styles and budgets.

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