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Visiting Seattle, wondering about Seattle airport hotels, booking, hostels, apartments, condos - within walking distance of fun places

 
Old 12-01-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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so I will be visiting in March......I've been searching review sites on which hotels would be considerable. I've also looked thru..... or maybe skimmed....these posts to see, but have not found anything that I'm looking for. So, if someone may help I'd deffinately appreciate it:
-Budget Hotels
-In the mix of things *No car*(shopping, nitelife (for both lifestyles), neighborhoods (I will be checking out spots for potential apts)

So far, I have come across MarQueen, and Hotel Max.....Really, I am looking for 150 and under. I will be visiting from Hawaii and we have these things called Kamaina discounts......so I'm really not to thrilled to have to spend more than 100/a night! HAHA It's a price I shall pay.

Basiclly that's all. I don't have an iteniary for when I get there........All I know is the Space Needle, Pike's Market Place.

Appreicate in advance the help!
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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A superb source of info is TripAdvisor. Real travelers report their real experiences, and the software ranks each hotel according to the reporters' ratings -- the further down the list you go, the less expensive the hotel probably is but the less anyone liked staying there. Prices included. Address appears on each hotel's page.
This page will open on Seattle hotels:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g6...on-Hotels.html

P.S. What's a "vacay"?
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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Thanks! Actually, that's the review site i frequent! HAHA I came across THE MOORE HOTEL......ever heard? Seems like the one I'm looking for, Budget, in the mix of things I'm guessing......2nd ave and Victoria??? I wanna be able to walk, or bus is to shopping........walk/stumble from clubs.....haha im 22! Wanna experience the nitelife. Is that a wise choice?

VACAY.....Vacation.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Inn at Queen Anne

And if you know how to be sneaky on Hotwire - I've gotten this place for $65 a night before

Inn At Queen Anne
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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THE MOORE HOTEL.. in the mix of things I'm guessing......2nd ave and Victoria
2nd and VIRGINIA. There's no "Victoria" street or avenue in Seattle (that's Canadian and English)...

Yes, you're absolutely right -- 2nd and Virginia is pretty much within walking distance of just about everything you can think of. Also, there are several bus routes on 2nd, more on 3rd, that can take you wherever you want to go.

Also, CityGirl has a great idea. The Inn at Queen Anne is a bit farther away -- short bus ride to "everything", but the Queen Anne neighborhood is a very popular residential/apartment neighborhood, especially with younger unmarrieds.

And since you and I both use TripAdvisor, we are both extremely elegant and knowledgeable, aren't we?
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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2nd and VIRGINIA. There's no "Victoria" street or avenue in Seattle (that's Canadian and English)...

Yes, you're absolutely right -- 2nd and Virginia is pretty much within walking distance of just about everything you can think of. Also, there are several bus routes on 2nd, more on 3rd, that can take you wherever you want to go.

Also, CityGirl has a great idea. The Inn at Queen Anne is a bit farther away -- short bus ride to "everything", but the Queen Anne neighborhood is a very popular residential/apartment neighborhood, especially with younger unmarrieds.

And since you and I both use TripAdvisor, we are both extremely elegant and knowledgeable, aren't we?

Yup! Haha Savy surfers. And thanks CityGirl. I took a look at the place, looks like something i could do. The only thing is, is the transportation good? Like how Portland has the max with free fare within certain limits........Does Seattle have something along those lines. I only read about buses. I'd like to be close to downtown, but I know the hotels there aren't really for the "budget" kind. Queen Anne would be awesome for scouting potential apts.....I also wanna check out Capitol Hill area, but a friend might be coming along, she's carefree, but I don't want her to have to be thrown into all of this especially since it's her get away too.

Basicly, would it be wise to just be in the immediate downtown area, pay alittle extra, walk to everything..........or stay outside, pay less, and use transportation. I've never been to seattle, Is the distance not even that much to foot it??
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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"Footing it" from Queen Anne to mid-downtown is a trek. Taking the bus would be 10 minutes to mid-downtown. Every day you can buy an "all-day pass" (one pass for one person) from any bus driver, and then take eighty million bus rides in the course of that 24 hours all for that one price. Then next day, new all-day pass. Let the professionals do the driving while you sightsee and think.

The Seattle bus system -- called Metro -- beats Portland's system which I like: there's just more of it in Seattle because there's more population and a lot more geography to service.

Getting to Capitol Hill from Queen Anne would be a bus to downtown, then a different bus up to Capitol Hill. IF YOU DON'T BUY AN ALL-DAY PASS, when you board the first bus, ask for a "transfer" that will get you onto the next bus for free. The transfer is good for approximately 3 hours and can be used to transfer willy-nilly to any Metro bus going in any direction. After the time indicated on the transfer, you have to start paying fare again.

Seattle does have a "ride-free zone", within downtown Seattle. The hotel you mentioned first, at 2nd & Virginia, is within the ride-free zone; Queen Anne is not. Capitol Hill is not. Here are all Metro's maps:
Neighborhood pages (http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/region_text.html - broken link)
Here is Metro's downtown Seattle map, showing the ride-free zone. Also makes a killer tourist map:
http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/area_images/CBDSeattlemap_0908.pdf (broken link)

Based on what I know about Seattle, vacationing, researching, and having fun, I'd prefer to stay in downtown and have endless choices. But I like convenience and not having to work very hard

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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"Footing it" from Queen Anne to mid-downtown is a trek. Taking the bus would be 10 minutes to mid-downtown. Every day you can buy an "all-day pass" (one pass for one person) from any bus driver, and then take eighty million bus rides in the course of that 24 hours all for that one price. Then next day, new all-day pass. Let the professionals do the driving while you sightsee and think.

The Seattle bus system -- called Metro -- beats Portland's system which I like: there's just more of it in Seattle because there's more population and a lot more geography to service.

Getting to Capitol Hill from Queen Anne would be a bus to downtown, then a different bus up to Capitol Hill. IF YOU DON'T BUY AN ALL-DAY PASS, when you board the first bus, ask for a "transfer" that will get you onto the next bus for free. The transfer is good for approximately 3 hours and can be used to transfer willy-nilly to any Metro bus going in any direction. After the time indicated on the transfer, you have to start paying fare again.

Seattle does have a "ride-free zone", within downtown Seattle. The hotel you mentioned first, at 2nd & Virginia, is within the ride-free zone; Queen Anne is not. Capitol Hill is not. Here are all Metro's maps:
Neighborhood pages (http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/region_text.html - broken link)
Here is Metro's downtown Seattle map, showing the ride-free zone. Also makes a killer tourist map:
http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/area_images/CBDSeattlemap_0908.pdf (broken link)

Based on what I know about Seattle, vacationing, researching, and having fun, I'd prefer to stay in downtown and have endless choices. But I like convenience and not having to work very hard
Thanks a whole bunch!!! The info is great.
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