Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle City Center  3 stars

226 Aurora Avenue, Seattle, United States, 98109  show mapSave
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  • Convenient to downton seattle - Beds are comfortable and clean - Breakfast was great
  • Hotel was clean - Service was fine - $10/night parking - Large clean room - Adequate bathroom
  • Convenient to the space needle, museums, imax - No fridge - Business centre in this hotel has free internet access
  • Room had a sofa, coffee table desk - Staff is warm and friendly - Pool was awesome - High speed internet access is free
  • 5 minute walk from the space needle and the monorail - Super continental breakfast - Parking garage is ridiculously tiny
 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation



The family-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle City Center offers accommodation in a downtown area of Seattle. Since 1997, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Seattle.

It provides great location within close proximity to Seattle Public Library, Seattle Great Wheel and Kerry Park. KeyArena, EMP Museum and Little Red Studio are located just 250 meters from the venue.

The Westlake Ave N & Harrison St tram stop is situated only 400 meters from the hotel. 5 minutes' drive from Kenmore Air Harbor SPB airport.


The property comprises 195 spacious rooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, a minibar, satellite TV, individual climate control and a mini-refrigerator. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


The dining options feature hot buffet breakfast served in the indoor dining room. At the luxury coffee bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea.


Internet access, a business center and a meeting room and such hotel facilities as parking, a vending machine and a designated smoking area are available on-site.


The on-site spa center offers a hot tub and a Jacuzzi. The hotel offers a gym and fitness classes on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 15 per day.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Bosnian, Croatian.

Number of rooms   195.

City Center Seattle - 3700 ft
Airports Kenmore Air Harbor SPB (LKE) - 3700 ft, Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) - 6.0 mi
Train Stations Auburn Station - 22.3 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Emerald Grill (cuisine: Contemporary) - 300 ft, Space Needle: Sky City - 1500 ft
Parks Denny Park - 800 ft
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Jacuzzi
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Size: 230 sq. feet

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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
      Size: 420 sq. feet
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        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle City Center LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • boeing factory
          700 ft
        Popular areas
        Sport related
        • Scoops Ice Cream and Espresso
          1400 ft
        • Fun Forest Amusement Park
          1400 ft
        • Jillian's
          2300 ft
        • Memorial Stadium
          1700 ft
        • Seattle Parks and Recreation
          400 ft
        • Central Division Admnstrtn
          400 ft
        • Board of Park Commissioners
          400 ft
        • Seattle Parks Superintendent
          400 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        Air business related
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • US Vietnam Veterans Ctr
          2000 ft
        Food and meals

        Local Attractions

        • Seattle Art Museum
          5100 ft
          100 University Street, Seattle
        • Kerry Park
          1.0 mi
          250 W Highland Dr, Seattle
        • Seattle Great Wheel
          1.0 mi
          1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle
        • Freeway Park
          5200 ft
          Seneca St, Seattle
        • Blake Island State Park
          1.0 mi
          Seattle, WA

        Near the hotel

        • Chihuly Garden and Glass
          1500 ft
          305 Harrison Street, Seattle
        • Space Needle
          1500 ft
          400 Broad Street, Seattle
        • Denny Park
          800 ft
          Dexter Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle
        • EMP Museum
          1300 ft
          325 5th Avenue N, Seattle
        • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
          1100 ft
          325 Fifth Av. N., Seattle
        • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
          1600 ft
          440 5th Avenue North, Seattle
        • Pacific Science Center
          2400 ft
          200 Second Avenue North, Seattle

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Emerald Grill

          62% likes this, based on 74 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

          300 ft
          211 Dexter Ave N
        • Space Needle: Sky City

          70% likes this, based on 1069 reviews
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 100

          1500 ft
          400 Broad Street

          Phone: 206.905.2100

        • Brella's Restaurant

          55% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: American

          800 ft
          200 Taylor Ave N
        • Amore Infused

          69% likes this, based on 21 reviews

          1000 ft
          522 Wall St

          Phone: 206-770-0606

        • Shilla Restaurant

          61% likes this, based on 57 reviews
          Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Korean
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

          1100 ft
          2300 8th Ave

          Phone: (206) 623-9996

        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle City Center Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle City Center

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 88 reviews

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        • Family with children

          The staff was very helpful with directions. It was very close to the space needle and the monorail. The breakfast bar had a wide variety of foods.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Breakfast choices were varied, fresh and suited all tastes

          Lack of local restaurants at night

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Price was first consideration - excellent - but location was the deciding factor among other comparably priced. Just next door to Seattle Center and Space Needle and Monorail terminal to downtown.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We arrived from tx with reservations for another hotel (Holiday Inn, different location, for after the cruise), and was thrilled that the other reservations were transferred easily to this one...location much closer to pier. Our cruise disembarked early in the morning of 25th Sep, and though rooms were not expected to be ready, the mgr Jason had a room readied for us by 1100. Thanks to Jason and the young ladies at the desk for their help and friendliness for every question we had.

          • Average rating
        • Couple


          Did not clean room well in the am (coffee cups left out).

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Reasonably close to Seattle Center, although access not as easy as expected.

          Breakfast room was poorly stocked and overcrowded. Some of front desk staff seemed annoyed at having to help customers rather than sit in back office.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location and the price for the location.

          Our bed was really wierd when we got there. It totally tilted to one side and was like a slant board. However, when told about the problem it was fixed very promptly,.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          very clean, quiet, good size room....if you wanted there was a free hot breakfast or just a quick piece of toast and coffee, which is nice to have

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Convenient Location for walking. Excellent staff and great complimentary breakfast.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Thought my stay there was very nice and money well spent. The breakfast was excellent and quite the surprise!!! Will stay there again if in the city.

          When trying to book transportation through you I was suddenly transferred by phone ( without notice and hanging with no sound for about 45 seconds) to your limousine service. When I finally got a guy to answer it was with a " whatsuuuuuup--what u want" kind of greeting and he wondered why I was calling. I eventually just hung up-called back to the hotel and cancelled my reservation for limo service and got a taxi. Other than was all great and I will stay there again if ......I can ever afford another cruise.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Very small to consider as a suite. Farther from main area of Pikes Place Market than indicated.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          It was close to lots of attractions in the city

          i did not like the way our room was laid out. Our bathroom sink was located out by the door and had carpet on the floor there and the toilet was in with the tub/shower. Also the coffee maker and electric plugs were by the sink, so you would have to make your coffee/tea right where you wash your hands, was not impressed.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The staff were very friendly and helpful they called cabs for us when needed and helped by providing a map of the city with all the local attractions.

          the bed in our room was very uncomfortable.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The room was very clean and the staff were so frindly and helphul.

          The pool was not big enough.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Breakfast, great location, not noisy

          Parking was a little tight

          • Average rating
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