Question: Hello, we just booked our flight from Los Angeles to Seattle. It will be my 9-year-old daughter’s first time out of state. We booked at Hyatt House Downtown. You had such good answers to all questions that I thought I would ask for your opinion on the hotel. Also if there are any discount sites for museum tickets. Thanks!
Answer: Hyatt House is a comfortable all-suite hotel located directly across from the Space Needle and Seattle Center – a perfect location for families because of its proximity to all of Seattle Center’s great museums: Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. When you’re ready to head into downtown for shopping and Pike Place Market, the Monorail makes the trip there and back super easy. If you’re visiting when the weather is nice, Hyatt House has a fabulous rooftop deck with BBQ grills and outdoor tables – and great Space Needle views. There’s no pool, but I believe guests can use the one at Hyatt Place Hotel, a few blocks away.
As far as museum discount sites go, CityPass is a great option if you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing – tickets to many of Seattle’s best attractions are available at a discounted package rate. Definitely figure out in advance what attractions you’re likely to see, and do the math: it’s only a good deal if you’ll be visiting 3 or more of the attractions listed. Also, keep in mind that most museums offer free admission on the first Thursday of any month.