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Inn at the Market No. 3 Small City Hotel in U.S.Seattle's Inn at the Market has been named the No. 3 Small City Hotel in the Continental United States, according to Travel and Leisure Magazine, which issued the award as part of its annual World's Best Awards.
The Inn at the Market is a boutique hotel adjacent to the Pike Place Market – so close, in fact, that guests can stroll out to a deck area to sit and relax while watching the throngs of people visiting the market. This is a great location for market-goers, but it's also an ideal location for any visitor to Seattle because the Pike Place Market is situated both near the waterfront and close to some of the most popular shopping streets in downtown Seattle.
If you stay at the Inn on a sunny weekend, be sure and call ahead and have them give you directions how to reach the market quickly and efficiently when the area sometimes can have hordes of tourists walking through the area.
The Inn at the Market promotes itself as a hideaway -- it's tucked into a vibrant neighborhood of eclectic shops, ethnic restaurants and tourist attractions, all within a couple-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel features 70 nicely-appointed rooms as well as the aforementioned deck that seems to be a favorite place for guests to hang out. The views of Elliott Bay are spectacular and you can watch all the boat traffic including the Washington State Ferries pick up and deliver downtown commuters who live in idyllic, upscale spots like nearby Bainbridge Island.
The rooms at the inn are quite homey, offering luxury touches such as Temper-Pedic mattresses, signature robes and a selection of fine toiletries. The rooms are large by boutique hotel standards.
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