The Edgewater

2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle, Washington, 98121, United States
#10 of 185 hotels in Seattle
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Good location

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 25, 2007

Came here with my mum for the weekend. Actually was a bit suprised when I won this for 135 a night on Priceline ebcause I'd heard so much. We were also coming back to Vancouer by cruise ship and the hotel is right by the terminal so it worked out great. Of course for $135 you don't get a waterfront room but the city view if that what you call them were fine but nothing special given the expensive rack rates. The room we had was an african theme. I had pre requested a room with two Queens and I was happy to find that our request had been fulfilled. The bathroom was looked great but was a little impractical with the freezing cold slate floor and the water from the shower seeped out on to the floor. Also there's no bath so don't go expecting a long soak in the tub. The beds were great but if you have the rooms towards the main road they don't tell you that its right by a rail track and trains pass by every hour or so. Its not noisy enough to wake you or stop you sleeping but it was wierd having it pass so close by given the cost of a regular room.

Unique Quality: Location and the view of course!

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My favorite hotel in Seattle

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 24, 2005

With the amazing waterside views, this is one of my favorite hotels on the planet.

Don't let my pic fool you. This place is unique in style, ambience, and most of all the views from the waterFRONT rooms.

Make SURE to check out the Edgewater website
to see it all.

So what is the catch? - It's expensive.
My favorite room (380) that I lived in for literally the whole summer of 2001 is now a "Waterfront Premium King" - and goes for a "web special" online booking of $319 ($737.53 total with tax for 2 nights).

If you're a good negotiator or if you can scare up a deal, you may get a good waterfront room for around $300 /night (that's including the $40/night room tax).
Ouch!!... I know but

a) any and all Seattle downtown & especially waterfront hotels are expensive;
b) you get what you pay for.

Everyone from the Beatles to William Jeff Clinton has stayed here at one time or another, and so should you.The most important Edgewater suggestion I can make -

From literally years of staying at the Edgewater, my advice is you have to get one of the good waterfront rooms ...
the good rooms imho are called "waterfront" (not "waterside") -
356, 358, 360, 362, etc. - (all "evens") up to the best one on the end, 380 (my fave).....
the matching 2nd-floor numbers 256, 258, etc. are great also.
The above mentioned rooms all have killer bay & sound views, fireplaces, and hang way out over the water. They will give you the most for your money spent.

Look for or have a travel agent try to get you a deal, and treat yourself to one of imho the best experiences not only in Seattle, but anywhere.

Note: if your choice in a hotel must be modern and filled with chrome, plastic, plexiglass, windows that don't open, etc. - then don't stay here.At upper right is the ugliest Edgewater pic I ever took in my life. Check out the hotel website to see what it really looks like.

PS... Thanks and a tip of the hat to barkeep Mark Edwards and Susan Jones (front desk), two of the best and most helpful pros in the hotel business. You guys are the best.

Unique Quality: Luxury and personality, actually in Elliott Bay over the water,
with knockout views from the waterfront rooms,
(not to mention the notorious multi-coloured & often-photographed davequ martinis prepared by the legendary Mark Edwards in Edgewater's SixSeven Lounge).

Temp controlled and individually set gas fireplaces in most of the rooms, and don't forget the bizzare & eccentric bear footstools and teddy bears on your bed. You used to be able to fish from the windows of your room (now banned following but not necessarily because of the infamous Led Zeppelin "mudshark" incident), but you can still feed gulls by hand from your windows, and the views of the Seattle waterfront, Elliott Bay, Olympic range and Puget Sound will stay with you forever.

I must have taken 200+ pictures during my last stay and I'll post as many as I can.
Most or all of the pictures of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound on my Seattle pages were taken looking out the window of room 358. The higher the "even" number, up to 380, the better the view gets.... all the rooms from 362 thru 380 were refurbished with the new, upgraded spa-style bathrooms.

Good food and great views from the hotel restaurant, outside deck, and SixSeven Lounge (a really decent bar).
The staff and management really care about making you happy, and they've never failed me yet.

Directions: Pier 67, 2411 Alaskan Way out over, literally IN the water.

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Stay in style!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 17, 2004

I've never personally stayed at the edgewater but I was born and raised here and know this is one of the best hotels in Seattle. It's gorgeous inside and out, the perfect romantic retreat.

Unique Quality: Right on the water about a 5 minute block from Pike Place and the waterfront.

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Like being on a cruise ship

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 23, 2002

Unique Quality: We lucked out being here when Seafair was in town. Watched many navy ships cruising by. Observed numerous watercraft of all sizes from kayaks to an aircraft carrier. The ferries are quite numerous and run all day.
Ok, ok there are no boats in this pic.

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Room with a View!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 23, 2002

The only hotel in Seattle located on the water, although they are currently building a Marriott close by. Rooms are small but cozy with electric fireplaces. Four stories, interior corridors.

Unique Quality: I'd say the best feature is being located on the waterfront and the balconies. It almost feels as if you're on a cruise ship. Puget Sound is very busy, so it's nice relaxing on the balcony watching watercraft cruise by.
The lobby is stunning and rustic with high beamed ceilings, a fireplace and great views of the harbor.
Rooms are expensive but worth it if staying for a short period of time. We were only there one night.

Directions: On waterfront at Pier 67

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Want to stay where Elvis...

by written on September 7, 2002

Want to stay where Elvis stayed? Fish out of your hotel window? Stay at the Edgewater! It's along the water below Pike Place Market, look for the enormous red neon 'E'. Many famous people have stayed here.

$149-$210

Unique Quality: Fishing out your room window. Elvis slept here. Antler chandelier.

Directions: 2411 Alaskan Way / Pier 67

Seattle

98121

tel: (206) 728-7000

fax: (206) 441-4119

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THe Edgewater Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

Unique Quality: The Edgewater Hotel is THE best hotel in Seattle. First of all the loction is about a 6 block walk to the space needle and in the opposite direction about a 6 block walk to Pike Place market. The Hotel itself is gorgeous. The lobby is very inviting and unpretentious.The hotel itself has the appearance of an upscale lodge with a little tech thrown in. The rooms ar comfy and inviting with a nice plush bed, fireplace,Teddy bears, and roomy bathroom with one of the best shower nozzles I have used.But the big thing is the view. The Edgewater is built on a pier and extends into the bay. Definitely ask for a water view and you won't be dissapointed. You can open your window and jump into the water if you wished to, there is no ledge and the views are beautiful. You can wake up to the sounds of seagulls and sip your coffee looking at passing ships, ducks swimming by, views of snow capped Mt. Ranier,fish jumping up, just beautiful.The restarant in the lobby is also next to the water perfect for Breakfast or dinner. There are many stories about the Hotel also. The beatles stayed there ,Elvis and many other celebrities , ask your concierge to fill you in. The price is about $200 a night. When I first got to Seattle I stayed in a less expensive hotel to sace some cash and spent my last 2 nites here. Well worth the price.

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