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Thousands of tourists visit Seattle every year, which means busy crowds and potential for very high hotel rates if staying right in the heart of the city. Why not stay just a short drive outside the city and enjoy the peace and quiet in Bellevue, WA? The charming town would be a smart option for accommodations when planning a trip to nearby Seattle.
Those seeking some time to enjoy the outdoors besides walking around downtown Seattle will appreciate the Hilton Bellevue’s location near Lake Washington and hiking trails. At the hotel, guests will enjoy a heated pool and Jacuzzi, the in-house Mediterranean restaurant Basil’s Kitchen, Serta mattresses, granite bathrooms, and private balconies. Prices tend to start around $200 and can climb from there, but you’re paying for Hilton’s elegant name.
Coast Bellevue Hotel
Guests can really get their money’s worth at the Coast Bellevue Hotel. With pillow-top mattresses for a good night’s sleep and complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking to help avoid breaking the bank, guests will leave more than satisfied. Be sure to book far in advance or else avoid a busy weekend as pricing starts low at $120 per night. Don’t want to rent a car? The hotel also provides complimentary airport shuttles. Nearby, guests can check out Bellevue’s boutique shopping district or the local wineries, as well as view Snoqualmie Falls to enjoy nature.
Considered a luxury property, Hotel Bellevue provides a quaint respite from the bigger surround city. With only 67 rooms, be sure to book far in advance as the property might be sold out for your trip. Truly a destination on its own, guests will love the marble and limestone bathrooms, soaking tubs, access to Bellevue Club, and four different dining options. Book on the top floor to get a great view of Mount Ranier. Rates begin high at $240, but the luxury and exclusivity provided by the property can’t be beat.
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
Another great option for saving money, Red Lion Hotel Bellevue provides guests with pillow-top mattresses, private balconies and complimentary Wi-Fi. Personal microwaves, coffee makers and mini refrigerators in individual rooms are also great perks. Nearby attractions include Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square for shopping, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Aquarium and Sea-Tac Botanical Gardens. Rates for the hotel begin at $120 per night in low season but generally don’t tend to climb too high even in the busy summer months.
Silver Cloud Hotel – Eastgate
Average-priced with a convenient location just off of I-90 (meaning quicker access to downtown Seattle), Silver Cloud Hotel – Eastgate is a great option in Bellevue. At the hotel, guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant NineO Bar and Grill and will appreciate the comfortable in-room amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, 42” plasma televisions and mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Just like the aforementioned hotels, Silver Cloud Hotel – Eastgate also has the nearby attractions of shopping, Lake Washington, restaurants, and nearby hiking. Rates start at around $150 per night but can climb during busy times, so do your research before booking.