Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The luxurious Four Seasons is one of the top picks in Seattle for those traveling with the family, and is brimming with features especially thought of for kids and teens. The hotel greets young guests with a welcome gift, milk and cookies, as well as with bath toys and baby toiletries in the rooms. In addition to all the basics (cribs, rollaway beds), the property has strollers, high chairs, playpens, toys, a video library, and diapers at no extra charge, and children's menus in the restaurant and for room service. Plus, the concierge can arrange babysitting services.
Hotel Vintage Park - a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
It's hard to go wrong with a Kimpton property when it comes to traveling with kids. This upscale boutique provides playards, high chairs, booster seats, children's menus, welcome gifts, toilet latches, nightlights, outlet covers...the list goes on. Plus, front desk staff can make arrangements for babysitting services and rental of additional items such as strollers. Bright, luxurious rooms come with a Nintendo and premium cable channels, and are large enough to fit a crib or a rollaway bed. Parents will also enjoy the numerous freebies (wine hour, fitness center, morning coffee, newspaper), and the in-room spa services.
Alexis Hotel -- A Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Despite being housed in a historic downtown building in Seattle's West Edge neighborhood, the Alexis' eclectic, modern rooms start at 300 square feet -- large enough for cribs and rollaway beds -- and come with movies and Nintendo upon request. High chairs, booster seats, children's menus available both in-room and at the restaurant, in-room child safety kits, welcome gifts, nightlights, and babysitting services make the Alexis a great choice for families. Plus, a convenient five-minute walk from Seattle's most coveted attractions, including kid-friendly sites, like the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum, which has interesting year-round family and teen programs.
The Maxwell Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The stylish Maxwell Hotel offers comforts of home in its spacious, colorful rooms, like microwaves, mini-fridges, and sleeper sofas. The an indoor swimming pool is also a highlight for families traveling with children. A comprehensive kids program, which includes coloring books, toys and games, and free loaner bicycles are only some of the hotel's kid-friendly amenities.
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square is ideally located for families heading to a sports game; it's near both Qwest Field (where the Seahawks play) and Safeco Field (where the Mariners play). Most of the contemporary rooms have either two double beds or king beds and pull-out sofas, making sleeping arrangements convenient. Free Wi-Fi and cheap parking add value. Studio apartments are also available for long-term stays (30 days), and feature kitchens.
Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Marriott Courtyard Bellevue is standard hotel fare: clean, nice, comfortable, convenient...nothing to knock your socks off, but nothing to offend. However, it's a solid pick for families planning to stay in the suburb of Bellevue. Mid-range guestrooms all come with mini-fridges, and most rooms have sofa bed for extra sleeping place. The indoor pool is a perfect place to unwind with the kids after a day of shopping at the fabulous Bellevue Square or The Stores at Bravern shopping malls, both located within a few minutes' walk of the hotel.