Explore Seattle, Stay Close to Our Hotel

A big part of the Executive Inn is its proximity to popular tourist spots and local hangout places. The Seattle experience starts in your hotel room, where you get amazing views of the Space Needle or the Olympic Mountains. From the hotel, you can visit multiple museums and parks, catch the sunset at Puget Sound Waterfront, or explore the downtown area – which are all a short work or commute away.

Below is a list of nearby attractions and their distance from our hotel.

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Space Needle

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design. Views from the top feature Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and even Mount Rainier. (0.2 miles away)

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Seattle Center

Covering 74 acres, the Seattle Center is an epicenter for the Seattle metropolitan area, and home to the iconic Space Needle. The site of the 1962 World’s Fair, Seattle Center is set in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. The KeyArena is also found at Seattle Center, as well as annual events like Bumbershoot, Winterfest, and Bite of Seattle. (0.2 miles away)

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Seattle Center Monorail

Another World’s Fair relic, the Seattle Center Monorail links Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle and several other notable attractions—to downtown’s Westlake Center along an approximately one-mile route. The designated historic landmark can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and weaves between skyscrapers above the city streets. (0.2 miles away)

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Pike Place Market

From the iconic market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more). The market added its historic MarketFront expansion in 2017, featuring an open-air plaza and fantastic views of Elliott Bay. (0.8 miles away)

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Chihuly Garden Glass Museum

The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive collection of his art to date, with interior galleries featuring a variety of his work in the medium. The pièce de résistance is the glasshouse, with a vibrant 100-foot-long sculpture in hues of red, orange, and yellow suspended from the ceiling. (0.2 miles away)

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MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture)

Music, science fiction, and pop culture all come together at the fascinating Museum of Pop Culture. The Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more. (0.2 miles away)

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Seattle Great Wheel

Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon. (0.8 miles away)

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Pioneer Square

Seattle’s original downtown is full of beautiful old buildings in Romanesque Revival style, underground tours that take you beneath the streets to see the remains of the city’s first buildings, and an ever-growing slate of hip shops and restaurants. Take an afternoon or more to explore Pioneer Square‘s ivy-covered buildings and pop into bars, boutiques, and hidden gems, like Waterfall Garden Park(1.4 miles away)

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Chinatown-International District

The ornate Chinatown Gate welcomes you to this diverse neighborhood, where the food scene is incredible. After eating your fill of everything from pho to sushi, visit Wing Luke Museum, dedicated to the Asian Pacific American experience; practice your pinball game at the Seattle Pinball Museum; and shop for Japanese snacks and cute gifts at the Uwajimaya supermarket. (1.8 miles away)

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Pacific Science Center

This family-friendly museum is where science lessons come to life. At Pacific Science Center, explore galaxies near and far in the planetarium, get up close and personal with colorful creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House, maneuver a two-ton granite ball, find out what it means if you can roll your tongue, and much more. (0.2 miles away)

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

Among the top echelon of dance companies in the world, Pacific Northwest Ballet performs a variety of classical and modern shows in Seattle Center’s beautiful McCaw Hall. Under the creative direction of renowned dancer Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet offers transformative performances that are sure to impress. Don’t miss its recently revamped version of The Nutcracker, an annual holiday tradition. (0.3 miles away)

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Central Public Library

You’ve never seen a library quite like this—Seattle Central Library’s architecturally distinct structure boasts enough glass to cover more than five football stadiums. Head to the 10th floor for a light-filled reading room with peekaboo views of Elliott Bay, or take a self-guided cell phone tour by dialing 206-868-8564. (1.1 miles away)

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Ballard Locks

In Lake Washington’s Ship Canal sits the century-old Ballard Locks, where you can watch the water levels rise and lower to create a “boat elevator” for boats and even kayaks passing between freshwater lakes and the salt water of Puget Sound. The on-site botanical garden and fish ladder are also worth a visit. (3.9 miles away)

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MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry)

Known as MOHAI, this museum on the shores of Lake Union encapsulates what Seattle is all about, with a dash of smart history, a dose of technology, and quirky artifacts around every corner (think a pink truck with toes). Permanent exhibits showcase everything from the city’s maritime history to modern tech innovations. (0.7 miles away)

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Smith Tower

Visit the city’s first skyscraper, built in 1914, and ride the historic, manually operated elevators to the 35th-floor observatory, where 360-degree views await. Displays tell the tale of characters who made Smith Tower what it is today, while the tower’s Prohibition-themed Temperance bar serves themed cocktails. (1.4 miles away)

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Seattle Underground Tours

is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. (1.4 miles away)

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Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum is the city’s largest museum dating back to the 1930s and housing a varied collection of artwork that spans multiple eras and geographic regions. Take the time to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, an outdoor extension of the museum that’s open to the public for free about a mile away at the waterfront. (0.8 miles away)

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Seattle Aquarium

Down at the Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront’s Pier 59, learn all about salmon, meet a few adorable sea otters, and greet the various sea creatures of the Pacific Ocean, from puffers to giant clams. Watch scuba divers feed the fish, gawk at sharks swimming overhead in the underwater dome, and even touch a sea anemone. (0.9 miles away)

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Century Link Field

Opened in summer of 2002, CenturyLink Field is a multi-purpose stadium set in the Seattle metropolitan area. Home to NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and MLS’s Seattle Sounders FC, the stadium seats 67,000 spectators in downtown Seattle. CenturyLink Field features tours of the stadium – daily during the summer and Fridays and Saturdays during fall, winter, and spring. (1.9 miles away)

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Safeco Field

Safeco Field is home to ML’s Seattle Mariners, Washington – and other events – within the Seattle metropolitan area. A 47,860-seat, retractable roof ballpark, Safeco is located in downtown Seattle’s SoDo district. Aside from baseball, Safeco Field also features the Mariners Hall of Fame, a bronze likeness of broadcaster Dave Niehaus, and the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest. (2.1 miles away)

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Columbia Tower

Washington’s tallest building, the Columbia Center is a 932-foot skyscraper in downtown Seattle. The Columbia building stands at 76 stories, making it the Emerald’s City tallest skyscraper. The Columbia Center yields incredible views of the Seattle metro area, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound from the 73rd floor – better known as the Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center. (1.3 miles away)

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Kerry Park

This picturesque Queen Anne spot looks down at the Seattle skyline from the north. It’s the ideal place to get the quintessential view of the city, featuring the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, downtown skyscrapers, and (on clear days) Mount Rainier. (0.9 miles away)

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Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a beautiful park on the coast of Seattle, overlooking Puget Sound. Discovery Park is the largest park in the Seattle area with 534-acres of land. The park features sea cliffs, two miles of protected tidal beaches, sand dunes and meadows, on the site of the former Fort Lawton. (3.8 miles away)

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Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit NHP

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center preserves artifacts from the Washington Gold Rush of the late 1800’s. The center features a variety of museum exhibits via touch-screen computers – showcasing photos, videos, and miner’s journal entries. (1.6 miles away)

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Interbay Golf Course

There aren’t many places to golf inside the Seattle city limits, especially if you just want to take a few swings on the driving range. That’s what makes Interbay Golf Center one of the top places in the city to hack away. There’s not just a driving range at Interbay, there’s a nine-hole golf course and a full mini golf course as well. (2.2 miles away)

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West Seattle Golf Course

Designed by famed Architect and accomplished player, H. Chandler Egan, WSGC boasts the most incredible views from several holes of downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay.  You will not find a better golf course in our area for the price. Come and experience a bit of Seattle’s golf history at West Seattle Golf Course. (4.3 miles away)

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Jefferson Park Golf Course

Situated in the Beacon Hill neighborhood just minutes south of downtown, the course measures over 6,200 yards and features vistas of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainier. Jefferson Park also includes a nine hole Executive golf course, a restaurant with banquet facilities, and a driving range. (4.2 miles away)

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Museum of Flight

Aviation buffs, take note: The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space collections in the country, with an overwhelming number of things to see—like a Boeing lunar rover and an Air Force One from the Eisenhower era—and do, including NASA space shuttle trainer tours and flight simulators. (7.4 miles away)

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Washington’s largest airport, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is a public airpark serving the Seattle metropolitan area, as well as Tacoma, the Puget Sound, and many other communities throughout western Washington. Also known as Sea–Tac, SEA is the country’s 16th busiest airport. (12 miles away)

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Boeing Tour

This bucket list–worthy experience in nearby Mukilteo lets you tour a working Boeing factory, the world’s largest building by volume, to see 747s, 777s, and Dreamliners in the making. After exploring the factory, learn more about airplane advancements, from jet fuel to in-flight entertainment systems, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center(24 miles away)

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Burke-Gilman Trail

The trail runs through Ballard, Fremont, Northlake, Lake City, the University District, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville and Redmond.  This multi-use trail stretches twenty-seven miles along the historic Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern (SLS&E) Railway line. Recreational enthusiasts can walk, run, bicycle and skate on the trail through many Seattle neighborhoods, parks and sites. (6 miles away)

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Argosy Cruises

For over 60 years Argosy Cruises has been proud to be Seattle’s “friend with a boat,” showing locals and visitors a side of Seattle they rarely get to see. Discover and celebrate the beauty, tradition, and history of the Pacific Northwest by boat on one of five fully-narrated, family-friendly tours. (1.1 miles away)

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Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is a recipient of multiple Best National Exhibit awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and ranks second to the Bronx Zoo in New York City for the number received. Woodland Park Zoo created what is generally considered the world’s first immersion exhibit, a gorilla habitat, which opened in the late 1970s under the direction of zoo architect David Hancocks. (3.3 miles away)

Also Nearby

Shopping

  • Westlake Shopping Center, where you will find the Macy’s, Nordstrom, Pacific Place Mall, Nike Town, Banana Republic and more. (1.00 miles)

Transportation

  • Amtrak (1.7 miles)
  • Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (15 miles)
  • King County Metro, City offers a Free Bus Zone to travel within the city. (0.1 miles)
  • Boeing Field International Airport (7.5 miles)

Education

  • Cornish College of the Arts (0.3 miles)
  • Seattle University (2.0 miles)
  • University of Washington (4.0 miles)
  • Seattle Art Institute (1.0 miles)
  • Seattle Pacific University (3.0 miles)
  • Antioch University (0.3 miles)

Corporations

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (0.2 miles)
  • Amazon Headquarters (1.2 miles)
  • Fred Hutch Cancer Center (1.0 miles)
  • Cutter and Buck (1.0 miles)
  • Classmates Online Inc. (1.0 miles)
  • Holland America (1.0 miles)
  • Google (2.0 miles)
  • Vulcan (2.0 miles)
  • Expedia (5.0 miles)
  • Alaska Airlines (10.0 miles)
  • Boeing Plant (20.0 miles)
  • Flow Systems (20.0 miles)
  • Nordstroms Headquarters (0.8 miles)
  • ZymoGenetics (1.0 miles)
  • F5 Networks (1.0 miles)
  • Institute Systems Biology (1.0 miles)
  • Expeditors International (1.0 miles)
  • Starbucks Headquarters (2.0 miles)
  • RealNetworks (2.0 miles)
  • Microsoft Headquarters (5.0 miles)
  • PACCAR (5.0 miles)
  • Costco Inc. Headquarters (14.0 miles)
  • REI Headquarters (20.0 miles)
  • Weyhauser (20.0 miles)

Washington State Convention Center

The Executive Inn is minutes away from the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle’s premier convention and trade show venue. With an extensive year-round schedule, the Washington State Convention Center hosts a range of events appealing to a wide range of guests. No matter what your interests are, we provide all convention attendees with affordable lodgings and easy event access at our hotel near the Washington State Convention Center.

We gladly serve guests in town for some of the Pacific Northwest’s signature conventions. Stay in touch with the latest and greatest in the comic industry at the Emerald City Comicon and an array of exhibitions, guests, panels, and activities. Enjoy an eye-opening panel discussion with famous writers and artists or catch exhibitions showcasing what’s in store for your favorite comics. Most enticing of all are the celebrity guests in town to discuss what’s coming soon in movies and television.

Other high-profile events held at the Convention Center include the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, which attracts nature lovers of all types with beautiful display gardens. The Progressive International Motorcycle Show sports a bike building competition alongside a motorcycle marketplace. PAX Prime is one of the largest gaming events in North America, featuring panels, concerts, exhibits and console freeplay.

Other noteworthy events include the Seattle Remodeling Expo, Seattle Wedding Show, and the Seattle Christmas Gift & Gourmet Food Show. Be sure to ask our 24-hour front desk service about ongoing events, where you’re bound to learn about a show you might be interested in attending during your stay in Seattle.

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