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First of all, don’t worry: Seattle only has an average of 36 inches of rainfall a year -- less than New York, Chicago or Miami. Yes, it can be drizzly, but in the summertime you’ll find a sunny, robust, proud city that relishes its rich outdoors and liberal politics. The Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges are visible from the city, including Mount Rainier, a 14,410-foot-tall dormant volcano that looms large on the horizon. A trip to the top of the iconic Space Needle showcases Seattle’s wondrous views of the mountains and Puget Sound. Seattle is said to have one of the highest percentages of LGBT residents in the U.S.
LGBT-welcoming Seattle hotels
Luxury and high style meet in an up-and-coming neighborhoodThe new Pan Pacific Seattle hotel is a Forbes Four Star awardee, one of only 3 hotels in Seattle to win the award in 2013. This ideally located downtown hotel puts guests within minutes to Nordstrom's flagship store and Seattle's shopping district as well as the...
Luxury hotel with convenient waterfront locationSituated on Alaskan Way, the main street of Seattle's waterfront, the Seattle Marriott Waterfront offers stunning views and ample amenities. Many rooms sport views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier or the Olympic Mountains. Half the rooms have balconies with sliding doors....
Centrally located contemporary lodgingRecently renovated, the Renaissance Seattle Hotel offers guests leisure and business amenities in the heart of Seattle's business district. The 558-room property is close to Century Link Field and Safeco Field and popular Seattle tourist attractions. Renaissance Seattle Hotel...
Art-filled accommodations in downtown Seattle The Hotel Max combines art and stylish boutique comfort, all within walking distance of Seattle's most famous attractions. Almost 400 works by 39 Seattle artists and photographers decorate rooms and public spaces. The Hotel Max takes advantage of its art niche to occasionally...
Downtown boutique hotel with quirky style and amenitiesWith on-demand goldfish, animal-print bathrobes and striped wallpaper, the Hotel Monaco Seattle sports lots of personality. Behind the stripes and spots lies a high level of service and convenience. The hotel's downtown location and proximity to Seattle's light rail...
Best in Stay
LGBT Best in Stay Seattle hotels
Full-service boutique hotel near University of WashingtonHotel Deca offers 158 rooms and meeting facilities in a modernized yet vintage atmosphere. A 2007 renovation enhanced the Art Deco elements of the circa-1931 building, today complemented with artwork and contemporary furnishings. Hotel Deca is only a short walk to...
Corporate queen of the downtown hotel scene With a big name like Westin on the door, guests expect lots of options. At the Westin Seattle, they get it. The twin-towered hotel offers nine types of rooms, from standard to workout (complete with treadmill and dumbbells) to a vast presidential suite. Amenities abound....
Modern luxury hotel near Emerald City's top attractionsThe Alexis Hotel is located a short walk from Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and other Emerald City Attractions. The 121-room hotel boasts a full complement of lifestyle-oriented amenities. An on-site full-service restaurant and lounge, a spa and salon...
Luxury and service at Seattle's only waterfront hotelThe Edgewater Hotel is the only hotel situated at Seattle's waterfront, right at Pier 67. The hotel offers splendid views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Its service and amenities have earned it AAA's Four Diamond Award and numerous accolades from...
Trendy hotel located on the outskirts of Seattle’s downtown The Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway is a classically styled hotel is in the trendy neighborhood of Capitol Hill, just nine blocks from the center of Seattle. The urban oasis that is the Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway is for both leisure and business travelers, being...
Green splendor in the heart of the Emerald City The Hyatt at Olive 8 prides itself on being the first LEED-certified hotel in Seattle. Eco-friendly touches abound, from fixtures and lighting in guest rooms to the locally-sourced fare on the menu at Urbane, the Hyatt at Olive 8's full-service restaurant. Treatments at...
|Denver||Seattle||Mon, May 5 - Wed, May 7||$158|
|Chicago||Seattle||Fri, May 2 - Fri, May 9||$264|
|San Francisco||Seattle||Wed, Mar 26 - Tue, Apr 1||$138|
|Newark||Seattle||Wed, Mar 26 - Tue, Apr 1||$298|
|Los Angeles||Seattle||Tue, Apr 1 - Wed, Apr 2||$178|
|Minneapolis||Seattle||Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14||$198|
|New York||Seattle||Wed, Apr 30 - Sun, May 4||$304|
|Dallas||Seattle||Sat, Apr 26 - Sat, May 3||$236|
|Honolulu||Seattle||Mon, May 5 - Thu, May 15||$514|
|Washington DC||Seattle||Tue, Apr 15 - Tue, Apr 22||$340|
|San Diego||Seattle||Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14||$186|
|Boston||Seattle||Wed, Mar 26 - Mon, Mar 31||$238|
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At the bottom of the Space Needle is the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project museum and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. And don’t miss the famous waterfront Pike Place Market, originally a farmers’ market, founded in 1907 and now full of produce, fish and arts and crafts.
Strolling the neighborhoods
Seattle is a city of neighborhoods: Check out Belltown north of downtown, full of antique shops, galleries and live music venues. Just northeast of downtown is the gay epicenter of Capitol Hill, with myriad bars near Pine and Pike streets and Broadway Market, a queer indoor mall with scores of shops and eateries. There’s even gay sunbathing at Madison Beach on the shores of nearby Lake Washington.
Seattle Pride in June is one of the city’s largest annual events, and there’s also an African-American pride celebration in late July. Seattle has a huge lesbian presence, with hundreds of women flocking to the slick Girl 4 Girl parties held twice a year. There’s also the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in October.
Insider tips for Seattle gay travel
Hop on a boat
Many straight and gay cruises use Seattle as a launching point for Alaska-bound voyages. Seattle also has a number of commuter ferries that can take you around Puget Sound.
Consider a ski trip in winter
Seattle is all about the surrounding mountains, and the nearby ski areas of Snoqualmie Pass, Stephens Pass and Crystal Mountain draw regional snowboarders and skiers.
Plan early for summer
Hotels can be sold out from June through September, when weather is generally good. If you plan to visit during the city’s annual Seafair summer festival in late July and early August, reservations are mandatory. But hotel rates here are much better between October and March, when more than 75 percent of Seattle’s annual rainfall occurs.