Seattle is the largest city in both Washington State and the Pacific Northwest area of the US. It is estimated that nearly 700,000 call the Emerald City their home. The city lies on a narrow land strip between the Pudet Sound and Lake Washington. The Olympic Mountains lie to the west and the Cascades to the east.
The area known as Seattle was orginally inhabited by Native Americans for nearly 4,000 years. The first Europeans to visit the area was in 1792 during an expedition by George Vancouver. However, settlers did not come into the area until 1851.
Things to Do & See in Seattle
Seattle has much to offer in terms of entertainment and culture. Downtown Seattle is comprised of several neighborhoods - Belltown, the Central Business District, Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Frist Hill and the International District.
When you stay at Motif Seattle you will be immersed in all that is Seattle. The hotel is a short distance from many of the city's most popular attractions like the Space Needle, Experience Music Project (EMP), Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, Seattle Aquarium, and the Historic Seattle Waterfront.
Just beyond our hotel, you can hop on the monorail to the Seattle Center or Pacific Science Center. For convention attendees, the Washingotn State Convention Center is just a few blocks away.
Seattle Cultural Activities
See a Broadway musical at the ornate 5th Avenue Theatre or a music concert at the Paramount Theatre. Make sure you experience the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall if you enjoy the performing arts.
The hotel is moments away from CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, and Key Arena, home of the Seattle Storm. However, if you are more of a college sports fan, Motif Seattle, also, happens to be just a mile away from Seattle University (Redhawks) and 6 miles from the University of Washington (Huskies) and Seattle Pacific University (Falcons).