If you went to Seattle and didn’t take any pictures, did it really happen? Here are a few spots to capture those special memories to make others envious of your time with us:

Brett B., bellman

Alki has a Californian vibe and is a great place to hang out with several restaurants along the boardwalk.

Milli G., Goldfinch Tavern server

Hike Cougar Mountain near Issaquah, WA for a great day hike that’s not too challenging and ends with a great view. 

Andrea I., Goldfinch Tavern private dining manager

How to cook a wolf is a local, intimate spot with great food. Cute neighborhood to walk before or after dinner to see the view at Kerry Park. 

Mbar lets you enjoy Seattle views in a swanky space. Drink a French 75 while you're up there.  

Brandon J., housekeeping supervisor

My favorite Seattle attraction is the ferry. I often take one to Bainbridge or Bremerton just to escape the city and enjoy the view. Head to Bloedel Reserve if you take your car on the ferry.

It may be cliché, but the Space Needle is hard to beat for a unique Seattle dining experience. Not only are you enjoying a great meal in the city’s most recognizable landmark, but the whole dining floor slowly rotates, allowing the patrons to experience a full 360 degree view of the surrounding area.  

Jason M., banquet chef

Go for a drive up in the mountains and smell all the freshness at the Tulip festival. I particularly like going out by Cle Ellum. It’s usually warm and there are plenty of roads to get up into the mountains.

Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island and enjoy a bowl of Ivar’s clam chowder with a beer on the way. Stroll around town and check out all the great shops. Lunch at Hitchcock Deli where they make their own bacon and pickles that’ll knock your socks off. Ride the ferry back and take in the view of the city in the evening. 

Hideki A., Goldfinch Tavern bartender

At Marination on Alki, you can take the water taxi, just blocks from the Hotel across the water and enjoy lunch right where the boat drops you off. Beautiful views of Elliott Bay on the boat ride and a great view of Seattle from the other side of the bay.  

Rachel T, front desk agent

During the summer, paddle board in West Seattle. You can rent boards for about USD 20 at Alki Tours, and just paddle on the water watching the ferries dock and enjoying the gorgeous PNW views.

Roxanne G, engineering

Head to Snoqualmie Falls, especially during the fall or winter when the falls are especially spectacular. Head into Salish Lodge for some food or drive back into the city for dinner at Goldfinch Tavern for more views.

Other parks to visit: Kerry Park and Gas Works


Notable mentions:

SeaFair (Brandon J., housekeeping supervisor)

Patriarchs trail (Korina C., Spa supervisor)

Discovery Park (Babucar F., In-Room Bistro server)

Rattlesnake Ledge (Rachel T, front desk agent)

Seattle Great Wheel (John N., Goldfinch Tavern cook)