This Seattle landmark continues to be one of the city's top luxury hotels.
Originally built for the World's Fair in 1962, this hotel was once known for attracting guests who liked to fish from their rooms — including The Beatles, who posed for a publicity photo with fishing poles out their window. The Fab Four weren't the only rock stars to make themselves at home here. From Led Zeppelin and KISS to Neil Young and Blondie, the hotel guest list offers a Who's Who of the music scene. These days, the property is a top bet for enjoying Seattle up-close-and-personal. The comfortable lobby (with stone fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and cozy seating areas) offers the feel of a mountain lodge. The waterside rooms may cost extra, but it's worth it to be able to lounge in bed, looking out at Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Some waterside rooms have balconies, and all accommodations have flagstone floors, glass walk-in showers, gas fireplaces and accents inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Among the dining experiences at on-site Six Seven Restaurant is the Saturday and Sunday Brunch on the Bay.