Washington state is home to many beautiful natural landmarks, including the rugged, snowy peaks of Mount Baker, the breathtakingly blue waters of Puget Sound, and the gorgeous beaches of the Oregon coast. But it’s also known for having a lot of quirky attractions like the world’s largest ball of twine, the world’s tallest totem pole, and the world’s smallest town.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States, and we know why. There’s no shortage of things to do here – from hiking the lush forests and climbing the craggy rocks, to kayaking down rivers and exploring underground caves. And while you’re out exploring nature, don’t forget to stop by one of the coolest hotels in Washington state! These are just 18 of the coolest hotels in the entire state, and each one offers something different – whether it’s rustic charm, luxurious amenities, or even a spa tub big enough to fit three people. We guarantee you’ll love every single hotel listed on this list. So grab your passport and start planning your next trip!
18 Unique Places To Stay In Washington State
Washington state offers some of the most unique places to stay in the United States. Whether you want to go camping under the stars, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, or spend a day exploring local attractions, there are plenty of options here. Here are 18 unique places to stay in Washington state.
1. Auberge Du Soleil
2. Best Western Plus Lake Crescent Hotel & Suites
3. Best Western Plus Seattle/Airport Inn
4. Four Points By Sheraton Seattle Airport
5. Hilton Garden Inn Seattle – Southcenter
6. Hyatt Place Seattle – Westgate
7. Holiday Inn Express Seattle-Southcenter
8. La Quinta Inn Seattle-Southcenter
9. Marriott Waterfront Seattle
10. Motel 6 Seattle-Southcenter
11. Ramada Plaza Seattle
12. Red Lion Hotel Seattle
13. Residence Inn Seattle Downtown
14. Ritz Carlton Seattle
15. Sleep Inn Seattle
16. Super 8 Seattle-Southcenter
17. Travelodge Seattle
18. Wyndham Seattle-Southcenter
1. Palihotel Seattle
This mid-range Seattle hotel definitely feels like a luxury choice, especially considering it’s just steps away from Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Plus, it’s got a self-proclaimed ‘unapologetically eclectic, modern design’ full of rich jewel tones, making it perfect for those looking to embrace the city’s unique vibe.
Besides being located near some of the best restaurants in town, the Palihotels are known for having great amenities. Guests love the fact that each room features a rain shower, quirky smegg appliances, and free WiFi. And since they’re pet-friendly, you can bring along your furry friends too.
The Palihotel is a short walk away from both the international airport and downtown Seattle. So whether you want to explore the city or head out into the Pacific Northwest wilderness, there’s no better way to do it than to book a stay here.
2. Orcas Island Treehouse
The Forest House is located on Orcas Island, Washington and offers guests a chance to experience some of nature’s magic while staying in one of the most beautiful places in North America. The house is surrounded by old growth forest and sits on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound. The property itself is a 12-sided structure with 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
3. Rolling Huts
Located in North Bend, WA, Rolling Huts offers guests a chance to experience a rural retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Each cabin features a glass wall for optimal mountain vistas and a simple, minimalistic interior. Guests can enjoy a fire pit out front and access to the nearby town square with a variety of restaurants and shops.
4. PostHotel Leavenworth
The Post Hotel is located just outside of Leavenworth, Washington, and offers guests a unique experience unlike anything else in the area. This property is designed to feel like your very own retreat, offering guests a sense of privacy and tranquility that many hotels simply cannot match.
5. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
If you’re interested in some winter themed hotels in Washington, you may want to check out this classic skiing resort located near Mount Rainier National Park.
Here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ski, snowboard or hike, but even if you are feeling like a slower pace, The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is still THE place to go.
This cozy mountain lodge offers everything you could possibly need for a great weekend away from home. Guests can choose from a variety of packages, including the “Couples Package,” which includes a welcome gift basket, complimentary breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, evening wine reception, and access to the spa.
The entire property is decorated in rustic style, making it ideal for a romantic getaway. There’s a fireplace lounge area where guests can relax while enjoying drinks and snacks, and a separate dining room where guests can enjoy meals together.
You can take advantage of the outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room, and exercise facilities. And there’s always something fun happening around the hotel, such as live music, trivia nights, and special events.
6. Lake Crescent Lodge
– If you’re looking for a place where you can hike, fish, boat, kayak, play tennis, swim, bike, run, paddleboard, walk dogs, take kids to the playground, and enjoy the scenery, this might just be the spot for you.
– Located in the heart of Olympic National Park, Lake Cresent Lodge offers guests easy access to some of the best trails around, including the Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Olympus Recreation Area, and Hoh Rainforest.
– Guests can rent bikes, boats, and kayaks to explore the area.
– There is a small grocery store nearby, too.
– And don’t forget about the delicious meals served up at the restaurant.
7. Ross Lake Resort
The Ross Lake Resort is perfect if you are looking for something different. Located in the North Cascades National Park, it offers guests a chance to experience nature up close without having to venture too far. This resort is located near the town of Marblemount, WA, making it easy to access and enjoy.
8. Snug Harbor Resort
Escape to this budget-friendly cabin-style resort right away!
No seriously, go book a reservation.
The Snug Harbour resort is located right off the picturesque Puget Sound waterfront, just minutes from downtown Seattle. There are no TVs in the rooms, just a small fridge stocked with complimentary snacks and beverages. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy while staying here.
Amongst the endless list of activities to do during your days in town, you’ll have access to two state Parks, and the San Juan Islands national Park nearby.
You’ll also enjoy the convenience of having easy access to I-5, the ferry terminal, and the airport.
9. Kalaloch Lodge
Location: Inside Olympic National Park
Any Twilight Saga Fans out there?!
If so, you’re probably familiar with the city of Forbs.
This charming motel has been welcoming travelers since 1959. It’s located on the outskirts of Port Angeles, WA, but still within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants that make up the historic district.
There are only six guestrooms available, each featuring free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an ironing board, and a coffeemaker. The bathrooms come equipped with showers and hair dryers.
Guests will love the location, which makes it easy to visit the many attractions in the area.
There are several hiking trails nearby, and the Olympic National Park is less than 20 miles away.
And when you need to recharge, head over to the local brewery or grab a bite to eat at one of the great eateries in town.
Amenities: Free Breakfast; Parking Available | Pets Allowed | Smoking allowed | No Children Under 12
Cascade Locks Inn & Suites
10. Pacific Inn Motel
The Pacific Inn Motel offers affordable accommodations in a quiet location near downtown Forks, WA. Located just minutes away from the picturesque town of Forks, the Pacific Inn Motel features comfortable guestrooms, free Wi-Fi, and continental breakfast. Guests are welcome to enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, and sauna during warmer months. We offer pet friendly rooms and suites, and we provide towels and linens for guests. Our rates include taxes and cleaning fee.
11. The Society Hotel
If you ask us, this is one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve ever stayed in. And it’s just outside of Spokane, WA – about 2 hours north of Seattle.
This place blends the luxe feel of a boutique hotel with the charm of a bed and breakfast. We loved our room, and the whole experience.
We had such a great time here, and highly recommend it.
12. Ace Hotel Seattle
The Ace Hotel Seattle is located just blocks away from Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and the Space Needle. This downtown hotel offers guests a comfortable place to stay whether they are looking for something close to home or want to explore what Seattle has to offer. Guests can choose from rooms ranging from studios to suites and each room includes free WiFi, a work desk, flat screen TVs, refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel features a rooftop lounge where guests can relax while enjoying views of Puget Sound.
13. Kimpton Palladian Hotel
Located in downtown Seattle, this boutique property offers guests a unique blend of comfort and style. Located just blocks from Pike Place Market and the waterfront, it’s easy to see why The Palladian earned the nickname “The Grand Central Station.”
From the moment you check in – whether online or at the front desk – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a museum-inspired hall of mirrors. The lobby’s marble floors, vintage chandeliers and antique furniture set the stage for each guest room. Each one features custom furnishings and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and luxurious bathrooms.
Amenities include a full restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; a rooftop lounge featuring live music, cocktails and light bites; a barber shop; a spa offering massages, facials and body treatments; a fitness center; and a gift shop.
Guests can enjoy complimentary parking and valet dry cleaning. Pets are welcome for an additional fee per pet.
14. Kingfisher Beach House
The Kingfisher Beach House offers six bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people. Each room features a queen bed, full bath, and kitchenette. Guests are welcome to use the living area and dining table during their stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, and basic cooking supplies. A continental breakfast is served each morning.
15.Sunset Splendor at Cave B Ridge
The Sunset Splendor offers guests a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Located near the town of Quincy, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, it’s just minutes away from wineries, hiking trails, and beautiful scenery. This unique home features three bedrooms, each with a king bed and en suite bathroom, plus one bedroom with bunk beds and another with a queen bed. There are also four full bathrooms and a kitchenette within the house.
16. Leavenworth Tiny House
The tiny house concept is gaining popularity thanks to its affordability and flexibility. But what about when it comes to location? Booking.com recently launched a listing for a small cabin in Leavenworth, Washington, where guests are treated like family rather than just another number. Located less than an hour outside Seattle, the cozy home features a full kitchenette and private bath, along with a living room and bedroom area. There’s even Wi-Fi, because who needs cable TV?
17. Treehouse Place Deer Ridge
Looking for a unique place to sleep?
This two-story private tree house located in Snohomish, Washington, was recently named one of the best places to stay in America. And it’s easy to see why.
The tree house boasts a stone fireplace, a spacious soaking tub for two, and it even includes two cruise lines so you can enjoy nature while relaxing. Plus, there are plenty of modern amenities like WiFi and flat screen TVs.
But what makes this treehouse stand out above others is how secluded it is. You’ll feel miles away from civilization while still being just minutes from downtown Everett.
18. Captain Whidbey in Coupeville
Located just south of Seattle, Washington, Coupeville is a small town known for its beautiful beaches and quaint shops. But what makes Coupeville truly special is its location on Puget Sound, where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains while staying at Captain Whidbey Inn & Suites.
The inn is located directly on the waterfront, making it easy to take advantage of the area’s many activities. If you’re planning on spending most of your time outdoors, why not rent a kayak or paddleboard and head into nearby Hood Canal, one of the best places to spot whales during the spring and fall migration season? Or, grab a fishing pole and cast your line into the waters of Lake Padden, which is stocked with trout and salmon.
If you prefer to spend your days indoors, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, too. At Captain Whidbey Inn, guests can experience the benefits of a farm-to-table restaurant serving locally sourced food. Breakfast is served buffet style, allowing guests to choose from eggs cooked over an open fire, homemade waffles, French toast, omelets, pancakes, yogurt parfaits, fruit and granola, and more. Afterward, guests can relax in the sunroom overlooking the sound or on the patio overlooking the gardens.
When night falls, guests can opt for dinner in the main dining room, where chef Michael Johnson prepares seasonal menus featuring dishes such as roasted chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and sage, grilled halibut with lemon caper butter sauce, and pan-seared scallops with lobster bisque. In addition to the delicious fare, guests can enjoy wine pairings, craft beers, and specialty cocktails crafted by the bar manager.
In addition to the great meals and accommodations, guests can also enjoy access to a large outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and parking.
19. Fort Worden
Defunct military base turned state park, Fort Worden was once a military base. Families of all sizes will enjoy the property’s quirky accommodations, but Alexanders Castle is the real highlight. There are many popular trails in the park within walking distance of this apartment, which boasts views of the water.
20. Captain Whidbey Inn
One of the most beautiful islands off Seattle is Whidbey Island, home to this little inn nestled along the water. In addition to renovating the building, the owners partnered with area taste makers such as Glasswing to design the interior. Instagrammers love to photograph it for its cool hotels, je ne sais quoi.
A restaurant is also located on-site, taking advantage of the property’s waterside location. While taking in the ambiance, you can sip wines from Whidbey Island wineries on the large deck.