Neighborhoods of Downtown Seattle
Downtown Seattle can be broken apart into distinct neighborhoods. Learn more about the Emerald City and which surrounding areas might be of interest during your stay with us.
BELLTOWN & LOWER QUEEN ANNE
Belltown features stylish boutiques, high-rise condos and a cool nightlife scene. Starting on 1st Ave, this neighborhood runs parallel to the Waterfront and right into the Central Business District. Top places to visit include the Seattle Glass Gallery, and Olympic Sculpture Park.
Also referred to as “Uptown”, Lower Queen Anne is the area of Downtown at the base of Queen Anne Hill. The neighborhood offers an abundance of restaurants and bars spread out over several blocks around the Seattle Center.
CAPITOL HILL & FIRST HILL
Located on the eastern part of the. One of the biggest draws are the establishments along Broadway street and some of the city’s most captivating and unique restaurants.
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
The Retail Core and West Edge make up the Central Business District. Retail Core is home to the largest retail shopping centers and major department stores in all of Downtown. The West Edge, located to the right of the Waterfront, is home to many boutique shops. The region’s most popular draws are Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and Benaroya Hall.
Several of our room types offer breathtaking view of the Waterfront. Only a short distance from Motif, the area definitely needs to be on your list of places to explore during your time in Seattle. Enjoy mouthwatering seafood, relax on one of the many piers, or take a ferry ride across Elliott Bay. If you’re traveling with children, make sure to visit the Seattle Aquarium and the famous Ferris wheel on Pier 57.
INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT & SODO
Just south of Downtown, the International District is known as the cultural region of Central Seattle. It was formerly known as Chinatown and remains a hub for the Asian American community. Take a guided tour and learn about the areas rich history.
For you sports fans, SoDo is the place to be. The stadium for the Seahawks (Centurylink Field) and Safeco Field (Mariners) are located on the northern part of the neighborhood. Make sure you check our event calendar for upcoming home games.
Pioneer Square provides a mix of historic architecture, bustling nightlife, and several government buildings). You can take a ride up to the observation deck of the Smith Tower and see spectacular views of the entire city.
SOUTH LAKE UNION
South Lake Union was originally a major industrial center of Seattle, but has transitioned into the city’s trendiest neighborhood. Westlake Avenue is considered to be one of the best places for dining, shopping and exploration. The neighborhood is most known for is being the headquarters of Amazon.com and offers a residential approach to the downtown scene.