By Whit Honea
Seattle is a walkable city, which is great for people traveling with pets. Of course, you may need to walk with an umbrella, but it’s walkable nonetheless. Many of the popular attractions are located within a small, convenient area and there are several pet-friendly, downtown Seattle hotels with easy access to them all.
Whether you want to experience world-class dining, shopping, sports or entertainment, you and your furry friends will have no trouble fitting in at these fun Seattle hotels.
Stay at Hotel Vintage Park if you’re also a wine lover. This boutique hotel features rooms dedicated to the thriving local wine scene and hosts an evening wine hour. Comfortable and quiet, Hotel Vintage also has one of the best pet policies of any Seattle hotel. There are no size or weight restrictions on pets and you can leave them in your room while you’re out and about (you’ll have to sign a release and leave a cell phone number).
Sleek and luxurious, The W Seattle also caters to you and your pup’s every need with in-room spa service and pet-friendly rooms. They even offer an Acura SUV with a personal driver to whisk you around town — just because you can walk doesn’t mean you have to! Urban and upscale, The W Seattle is actually quite reasonable, and right now you can take advantage of a special 20%-off rate.
Both Seattle hotels are just blocks from Pike Place Market, the Pacific Center, the monorail (with fast, inexpensive access to the Space Needle and Experience Music Project) or a leisurely stroll from the legendary Pioneer Square with its fill of funky bars, eclectic cafes and extensive art scene.
Whit Honea is a travel writer living in Seattle with his wife and two children. He packs light and travels often to far-away places, exotic lands and more than a few theme parks.