20 Most IDEAL Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

Find out about the most ideal hotels near Seattle Cruise Port with details on shuttle service, distance from the port, and travel tips.

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If you’re cruising out of Seattle, there are more than 250 hotels near Seattle cruise port to choose from. This is because the city is the leading hub for cruises to Alaska and the Inside Passage. Located on the USA’s northwest coast, the Port of Seattle currently serves eight cruise lines.

Over one million passengers embark on 7 to 10-day Alaska cruises from Seattle each year between late April and early October. Naturally, cruisers want to find the best hotels near Seattle cruise port for a pre or post-cruise stay.

Also Read: Must-Know Transportation Tips from Seattle Airport to Cruise Port

Most Seattle hotels offer a shuttle service to and from the airport and the cruise ports, either complementary or for a nominal fee. If you need car parking for the duration of your cruise, many hotels offer a Park and Cruise package which includes shuttle transportation to the cruise port and parking for the duration of your cruise.

Two Terminals

Currently, the cruise port has two terminals spread along Elliott Bay, both north and south of downtown Seattle. Plans for a $200 million redevelopment for cruise ships at Pier 46 has been axed, post-covid.

Downtown Seattle overlooks the Pier 66 Bell St Pier which is the home port for Norwegian and Oceania cruise lines. There is a good choice of hotels in Seattle for cruisers who want to explore downtown Seattle on foot, including Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium.

This is also the closest terminal to Seattle-Tacoma Airport so it’s a good area to find hotels near Seattle cruise port that are also within easy reach of the airport.

Most cruise lines depart from Terminal 91, the northernmost terminal, also known as Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. It is the home port for Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Silversea and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. If you’re looking for hotels near this terminal, we have the best choice listed below.

Please note that hotel prices per night vary by season and demand. We have given an indication of price for comparison purposes only with $$$ being the most expensive hotels near Seattle cruise port.

Cheapest Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

Seattle Skyline Near Port
Seattle Skyline Near Port (Photo Credit: cdrin / Shutterstock)

Moore Hotel

The 2.5 star Moore Hotel is one of the cheapest hotels near Seattle cruise port and it has excellent feedback from past guests. It has comfortable rooms, a bar, and Wi-Fi with paid parking nearby. For the location, it is hard to beat, just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market, Macy’s, and the Gum Wall. It is also a short taxi ride from Pier 66 just 0.7 miles away.

  • Address: 1926 2nd Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 66):  0.7 miles
  • Shuttle Service: No
  • Prices from $

Hotel FIVE

The trendy Hotel FIVE provides the perfect base for exploring downtown Seattle including Pacific Place shops, restaurants and the world-famous Pike Place Market just 6 blocks away. Located on the free Transit Bus Line, it’s easy to explore the city without a car. The hotel has its own coffee shop for breakfast, a restaurant and a fitness center, and offers bicycle hire.

  • Address:  2200 Fifth Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  0.8 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $

Ace Hotel

This trendy independent 2-star hotel is well located near Seattle cruise port, downtown bars and nightlife. Ace Hotel is ideal for those on a tight budget but some rooms have a shared bathroom, so check details before booking. Air-conditioning, cable TV, in-room breakfast and concierge service.

  • Address:  2423 1st Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.0 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes
  • Prices from $

Mayflower Park Hotel

The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Beautifully restored with chandeliers, brass fixtures and classic antiques it is surrounded by museum, theaters, shops and restaurants. It’s one of the best hotels near Seattle cruise port for enjoying a short break before departing on your Alaska cruise.

  • Address:  405 Olive Way, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.3 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Hotels Near Pier 91 Smith Cove Cruise Terminal

Pier 91 Terminal
Pier 91 Terminal (Photo Credit: digidreamgrafix / Shutterstock.com)

We have listed below a selection of hotels closest to each of Seattle’s cruise port terminals: Pier 91 Smith Cove (north) and Pier 66 Bell Street (south).

There are very few Seattle hotels near Pier 91 as it is located in a mainly residential and industrial neighborhood. However, Pier 91 is just a 10-minute taxi ride or shuttle ride from most downtown hotels. In addition to the accommodation listed below, take your pick from hotels near Pier 66 Bell Street and enjoy the convenient downtown location.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

The Hyatt Place Seattle is a family-friendly three star hotel with impressive amenities including Wi-fi, a fitness center, pool and guest lounge. Air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable beds and flatscreen TV. The landmark Space Needle is 0.3 miles away along with the extraordinary Chihuly Garden and Glass attraction. 

  • Address:  110 6th Ave N, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 91):  2.5 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes (free)
  • Prices from $$

MarQueen Hotel

Set in a vibrant neighborhood, the historic MarQueen Hotel is a well located 3.5 star hotel close to Seattle cruise port. It boasts comfortable air-conditioned rooms and suites with kitchenette amenities, flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi. Ideal for longer stays before or after your Alaska cruise, it has secure parking for a fee, bar, lounge and restaurant, baggage storage and ironing/laundry service.

  • Address:  600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 91):  1.8 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $

Whyhotel Seattle Belltown Luxury Suites

The Whyhotel Seattle Luxury Suites are on Wall St and include a kitchenette and sitting area in each suite. This 3 star property is one of the closest hotels to Smith Cove Pier 91 and is a short walk from the Space Needle and Key Arena. Competitively prices, this hotel is well worth checking out.

  • Address:  210 Wall St, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 91):  0.3 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Pier 66 Bell Street Cruise Terminal (Downtown Seattle)

Pier 66 Cruise Terminal
Pier 66 Cruise Terminal (Photo Credit: JJava Designs / Shutterstock.com)

Mediterranean Inn, Seattle

Beautifully decorated in a European style, the Mediterranean Inn Seattle is on the north side of downtown and convenient for the Space Needle, Key Arena and downtown attractions. Bicycles are available for getting around the local area. Located in the city which was the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, this hotel near Seattle cruise port has its own Starbucks in the lobby for cruising guests to kick-start the day. Guest rooms all have kitchenettes with refrigerator and microwave.

  • Address:  425 Queen Anne Ave North, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.1 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $

Edgewater Hotel

The elegant Edgewater Hotel is a Noble House hotel right on the waterfront on top of Pier 67. It offers incredible views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, stunning sunsets over Puget Sound and many cruise ships arriving and departing. This four star hotel at Seattle cruise port has a bar, business center and gym with beautiful air-conditioned rooms and suites, all with waterfront views.

  • Address:  2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  0.2 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes
  • Prices from $$

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Boasting a Certificate of Excellence, the comfortable three star Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Seattle provides spacious suites with kitchenettes as well as complimentary hot breakfasts and Wi-Fi. Ideal for longer stays pre- and post-cruise, this newly renovated hotel is within walking distance of most attractions including Seattle cruise port.

  • Address:  206 Western Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.0 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Inn at the Market

The Inn at the Market is the #1 hotel near Seattle cruise port due to its enviable location right inside Pike Place Market. Despite being part of Seattle’s busy shopping hub, this boutique hotel has a tranquil ivy-planted courtyard for relaxing after a day of shopping and exploring. Restaurants abound in the surrounding streets. This four star hotel has a rooftop terrace with city and mountain views, an outdoor fireplace and business center. 

  • Address:  86 Pine St, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  0.7 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes
  • Prices from $$

Motif Seattle

The Motif Seattle is a leading contemporary hotel with clean fresh lines and abstract artworks inspired by Seattle’s leading arts scene. Recently named one of the Top Hotels in Seattle by Conde Nast, this Destination Hotel by Hyatt has stylish guest rooms, modern amenities and a rooftop deck for enjoying evening cocktails and snacks. With four stars and a central location, it is surprisingly affordable.

  • Address:  1415 Fifth Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.1 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Best Hotels Near Seattle (SeaTac) Airport

Seattle SeaTac Airport
Seattle SeaTac Airport (Photo Credit: steve estvanik / Shutterstock)

Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook Lodge is an exceptional Green Leaders Gold Hotel five minutes from the airport. It is a beautiful lodge in a secluded and surprisingly peaceful environment. It sits on 18 acres where it grows it own vegetables to supply the freshest ingredients to the farm-to-table restaurant. It also has a bar, terrace and a luxury spa. This four star luxury hotel would make a great start or end to any Alaska cruise from Seattle port.

  • Address:  18525 36th Ave, SeaTac
  • Distance from port:  14.3 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Silver Cloud Hotel

Close to T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, and next to Century Link Field for Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders fans, the Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle Stadium is also well located for Pier 66 cruise terminals in Seattle. The four star hotel includes a rooftop bar and hot tub for chilling out when not exploring Seattle Aquarium and downtown shops.

  • Address:  1046 1st Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 66):  1.9 miles
  • Shuttle Service: Yes (free)
  • Prices from $$

The State Hotel

The State Hotel oozes history and local flavor. It has presided over downtown since 1904 when it was built as a medical office building. It became a billiard parlor, gambling hall and restaurant before finally being sensitively converted into a contemporary downtown Seattle hotel. This four star hotel has a bar, restaurant and fitness center and has free Wi-Fi in each minimalist room.

  • Address:  1501 2nd Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port (Pier 66):  1.9 miles
  • Shuttle Service: Yes (free)
  • Prices from $$

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Sea-Tac Airport

This La Quinta Inn and Suites chain hotel is a comfortable no-frills hotel at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. There’s a pool, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV and a free breakfast before you depart on your cruise from Seattle port. The room price includes a free shuttle to and from the airport but you will have to book a taxi to the cruise port.

  • Address:  2824 S 188th St, Seattle
  • Distance from port ( Pier 66):  13.8 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle University district

This four star contemporary Residence Inn by Marriot offers well-appointed guest rooms with flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi. Enjoy a free hot breakfast to set you up for the day when sightseeing or heading to the cruise port. There’s a fitness gym for a workout, business center and lobby bar. 

  • Address:  1815 Terry Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.5 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

Best Luxury Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

Seattle Cruise Port View
Seattle Cruise Port View (Photo Credit: Darryl Brooks / Shutterstock.com)

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

The five star Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is in a stunning location with waterfront views across Puget Sound from the heated rooftop pool. It’s one of the best hotels near Seattle cruise port for views and amenities. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass windows to enjoy the distant snow-capped peaks of Mount Olympus. Cruisers staying here are just a short walk from the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market and concerts at Benaroya Hall.

  • Address:  99 Union St, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  0.8 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes
  • Prices from $$$

Westin Seattle

The luxurious Westin Seattle has plush guest rooms with signature Heavenly Beds for a wonderful night’s sleep. Make use of the indoor and outdoor heated pools and the fitness center. Enjoy a healthy smoothie for breakfast from the coffee shop before exploring the shops and attractions right on your doorstep. Kids and pets are welcome and there’s parking on-site for a fee. 

  • Address:  1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  1.0 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  Yes (fee)
  • Prices from $$

Hotel Andra

Hotel Andra is one of Seattle’s top hotels near the cruise port. Sophisticated rooms and suites exude a boutique designer appeal in an urban environment in downtown Seattle. The hotel has a concierge, business and conference facilities, free Wi-fi and an onsite bar and restaurant. It’s a charming four star hotel surrounded by shops, restaurants and nightlife, all less than a mile from Seattle cruise port.

  • Address:  2000 4th Ave, Seattle
  • Distance from port:  0.9 miles
  • Shuttle Service:  No
  • Prices from $$

FAQs About Seattle Cruise Port

How far is the cruise port from downtown Seattle?

The Bell Street Pier 66 cruise terminal in Seattle is about one mile from downtown Seattle and 0.6 miles from Pike Place Market with its original Starbuck Coffee House and famous Fish Market. Smith Cove Pier 91 cruise terminal is 3.3 miles from downtown Seattle.

What’s the truly closest hotel to Seattle cruise port?

The Edgewater is the closest hotel to Pier 66 as it is built on Pier 67 right over the water. If you stay at the Edgewater, you will be able to see cruise ships up-close from your seaview guestroom window as they enter and leave the port. It doesn’t get closer than that!

What’s the cheapest hotel near Seattle cruise port?

The cheapest hotel near Seattle cruise port is Hotel FIVE. Located at 2200 Fifth Ave, Seattle, it is 0.8 miles from the  Bell Street Pier 66 cruise port and within walking distance of downtown attractions including Pacific Place shops and Pike Place Market. More cheap hotels in Seattle can be found near the SeaTac Airport.

Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port
Gillian Birchhttps://www.cruisehive.com/author/gillian

Gillian Birch is a full-time travel writer and author of 12 travel books. British educated with a diploma in journalism she has traveled the world, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and eyewitness detail. She uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many cruise experiences around the Caribbean, Mediterranean, trans-Atlantic, Norwegian Fjords, Panama Canal and South America including Cape Horn.

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