You've brought the family to Seattle and the kids have an itch for splashing around in the water. One thing you'll quickly notice, however, is that Seattle is not home to any water parks. Fortunately, there are more than a few hotels in the city that boast swimming pools. And don't forget that a quick ride down I-5 will have you splashing in a 24,000 square-foot wave pool and much more. Here's a quick look at planning a trip to Seattle that involves lots of wet and wild fun.
Plunge Into Fun at Seattle Hotels with Swimming Pools
When it comes to luxury and fun, you can't go wrong with booking a room at the 4-star Hotel Bellevue in Seattle. Room rates are usually around $200 a night, and you and the family will enjoy a lavishly-furnished room, jetted bathtubs, fireplaces and more. An in-room movie system is perfect for the kiddos as well as 24-hour room service.
The Westin Bellevue is another 4-star hotel that boasts opulence at its finest. With a 25-meter lap pool, access to a sauna, and even three onsite eateries, you and kids will have plenty to keep you busy. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Just make sure to book your room well in advance as this hotel hot spot is loved by many tourists.
The Hyatt At Olive 8 puts in you a prime location for enjoying all of Seattle's best attractions, including Pike Place Market and Paramount Theatre. You'll also be located near choice shopping districts as well as the Seattle Seahawks Stadium. Rooms here cost about $160 a night, all of which come with access to a full-service spa, 35-ft indoor pool, and much more.
Fun In the Sun is Right Down the Road
Once you've arrived at your hotel, you'll find it comforting to know that a trip to the Wild Waves water park is less than a 30-minute drive. No matter the age of your kids, there are plenty of water slides for everyone. Even better is that you can go back and forth between the park's water area and the amusement rides. If you're looking for a thrill, don't forget to take a ride on the Cannon Bowl, which drops you down a chute, swirls you around and then pushes you through a corkscrew-like hole into a pool below. On the way home from the park, stop in at the Sand Point Grill for a delicious supper and a chilled glass of wine.
Your trip to Seattle doesn't have to include only getting wet in the rain, and do keep in mind that it tends to rain a lot in the Emerald City. By properly planning your stay in Seattle, you can be well on your way to providing lots of water fun for both you and the kiddos. And don't forget that the best way to get the cheapest rate on your lodging accommodations is by using the vast directory of Seattle hotels through Hipmunk.
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