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When the sun comes out, Seattle smiles. Summertime offers pleasant temperatures from 75 F to 85 F, while winter highs run between 40 F and 50 F. If you’re headed outside the city to Mount Rainier and hope to view wildflowers, mid-July through mid-August might be best.


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Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Downtown Seattle

This hotel offers an ideal location close to the waterfront and Pike Place Market.

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Fast Facts


The iconic Space Needle was built as a centerpiece for Seattle World’s Fair. Originally slated for 1959, the fair occurred in 1962, the same year as the New York World’s Fair. The fictional cartoon family from Hanna-Barbera Productions’ Jetsons debuted the same year as the Space Needle. Animator Iwao Takamoto noted that the Needle inspired his aesthetic for the Jetsons’ condominium.

The Emerald City became Seattle’s preferred nickname in 1982 when it was the winning name from a Convention and Visitors Bureau contest. Other titles include the Coffee Capital of the World and Jet City, due to the proximity of Boeing.


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