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 - 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

Amelia - Local for 1 year

Front Desk Supervisor

  • Kerry Park offers stunning views of the city, water and mountains that surround us. 

  • Every shop in Pike Place Market is either the first or the only one of its kind. 


Amanda - 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 - Local for 1 year


  • 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

Desiree - Local for 1 year

Front Desk Agent

  • Some of my favorite local shops are on Capitol Hill including Elliott Bay Book Company

  • Mud Bay is a great local pet supply store with locations around the city. 


Gary - Local for 20 years

Guest Services

  • Explore the city by water at Aqua Verde.  They rent kayaks or paddle boards as well. 

  • Alki Beach is one of my favorite spots in the city to go for a stroll and enjoy a nice day.