14 Sep Best Airbnbs in Seattle – Downtown, Capitol Hill, Ballard and more
The gem of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, is waiting for you. Home to big company giants like Amazon and Starbucks, Seattle is becoming an increasingly popular city to live in and to visit. Yes, it may rain for much of the winter but the summers are beautiful, there’s no humidity and you’ll discover an endless amount of Seattle craft breweries and wineries where you can wet your whistle. As with any major city in the US, hotels in Seattle can be on the expensive side, so Airbnb is a logical option if you’re looking for value for money and something that feels a bit more like home. To save you trawling the web for your next stay, we’ve handpicked some of the best Airbnbs in Seattle. If you want to save even more, you can get a free $40 Airbnb credit here, and start staying in some incredible places.
Have a car? This cottage comes with a free parking space and is tucked into a lush courtyard in Seattle’s Harvard-Belmont Historic District. From here you can easily explore Capitol Hill on foot, where you’ll find lots of coffee shops and restaurants, as well as an independent movie theater. Best of all, you need only bring your important stuff, since they’ve got all the essentials covered, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a hairdryer and over 200 DVDs to watch.
If you spent last night watching Sleepless in Seattle then you may have got the idea that you’d like to sleep in a Seattle houseboat. Airbnb has you covered, with several houseboats to choose from. This classic tug boat has almost 200 rave reviews so it must be extremely popular. Booking a stay on this 1988 Nordic Tug will allow you to enjoy all the amenities of an apartment but on the water. While it may not be the Four Seasons, reviewers say it feels really cozy and super relaxing, plus you can watch the sunrise and have a picnic on the deck. Nice! You can see why this is one of the best Airbnbs in Seattle.
If you’re looking for a Seattle Airbnb with a hot tub, check out this garden cottage near Columbia City, which has easy access to Downtown via Light Rail or express bus. The property boasts French doors opening onto a private outdoor patio overlooking a zen garden. If you like to take a dip in the hot tub morning or night, this is the spot for you. You can listen to the wind chimes, relax your muscles and reflect on your day’s adventures in Seattle.
If you choose any of these top Airbnbs, you certainly won’t be sleepless in Seattle. Badum. Chhhh. Sorry, it had to be done!!
Located on a large property in Beacon Hill, this Seattle loft has high ceilings, an open floor plan and under floor heating. Best of all it has a large patio and hot tub with tranquil gardens so you can chill out and relax after a day of sightseeing (or business). Visitors comment that it has plenty of natural light and is incredibly spacious, making it a great home away from home on your visit to Seattle.
Greenlake is a walkable neighborhood with – you guessed it – a beautiful lake. This newly remodeled place has a comfy bed and a soaking tub so you can unwind at the end of the day. You get the entire top floor of a 1923 bungalow with private 4 piece bathroom and separate entrance, so even though you’ll be staying in someone’s home, it feels very much private. There’s also a kitchenette, so you can warm up leftovers or have a pastry and yoghurt in the morning.
Gas works park is a must visit in Seattle just to take in the views, and this Airbnb is in walking distance from it. Yoga lovers will enjoy this place as you get a complimentary mindfulness class or just want to take in the natural parks in the area. Also, this property is also just a stones throw away to the popular Ballard and Fremont areas. Don’t miss the troll under the bridge!
This funky and artistic apartment is close to downtown parks and is perfect spot to be based to explore the city. It has an unique, eccentric feel to it – which makes it one of the reasons to go with Airbnb versus a boring hotel to begin with.
What’s better than being in one of the most vibrant and hopping parts of Seattle that is walking distance to downtown? Not a whole lot. This stylish and charming studio offers amenities such as a common area and gym, but most importantly you will be in the heart of Seattle and have immediate access to some of the cities best restaurants and nightlife.
Located in the heart of West Seattle, this stylish modern flat is only 3 blocks from the Alaskan junction, where you can find express buses into downtown Seattle and also a myriad of West Seattle restuarants and nightlife. Staying in West Seattle is great if you are looking for easy access to the city, but have a quieter and safer family environment. Likewise, Alki Beach and its long bike and walking path to the city is only a 5 minute drive away.
This is a beautiful, light, and spacious studio that is well situated. It has many public transport options espcially via light rail (only $2.50), which make it a great place to stay for a quick Seattle getaway weekend. It also has free street parking, which is becoming harder and harder to find in Seattle.
In short, Seattle is an incredble city to visit anytime of year and one of the best ways to visit is to stay locally with Airbnb. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can score a free $40 Airbnb credit here.