Local Tips

Seattle - Gem of the Pacific Northwest

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Vintage Seattle helps you make the most of your Seattle stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Seattle, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Soledad Cruz

Soledad Cruz - Local for 15 years

Tulio Ristorante

  • I always head to Lowell's for some clam chowder in the Pike Place Market. 

  • I love the “Juevos A La Diabla” at Sazerac Restaurant for my AM meal, followed by a great walk along the Seattle Waterfront.

One of a kind
Dee Washington

Dee Washington - Local for 6 years

Guest Services

  • Seamonster Lounge is my favorite spot for live music of all styles and genres, open every night of the week with no cover charge. 

  • Tractor Tavern is another hot spot where you'll find the most popular spot to hear underground music. 

Amanda Parsons

Amanda Parsons - Local for 11 years

General Manager

  • We are just a few blocks from Urban Yoga Spa - with great schedules to meet anyone's needs while on vacation or for business.

  • We are just a short drive to the Cascade Mountains and Snoqualmie Pass - offering year-round recreation and trails for adventure.

Lara Dennis

Lara Dennis - Local for 1 years


  • On cold and rainy Seattle days - go to Market Spice for a warm cup of tea.

  • Look no further than Zig Zag Cafe for the most unique cocktail creations you can find in the Pacific Northwest.

Retail therapy
Lyndsay Liberty

Lyndsay Liberty - Local for All my life years

Rooms Division Manager

  • Ballard is a great neighborhood of Seattle with lots of boutique shops and great places to dine.

  • Pike Place Market is my go to for a unique shopping experience.  Grab a bouquet of flowers, fresh fruit & more!

Mallory Preston

Mallory Preston - Local for All my life years

Catering Manager

  • Check out Westlake Center during the holidays to see Santa's Workshop, the holiday tree & more. 

  • Be sure to ride the ducks in Seattle.  During the holiday season, they also have a holiday lights tour!