We’re just back from a stay at Seattle’s quintessential waterfront lodge, the Edgewater Hotel. Perched above the waters of Elliott Bay on Pier 67, the luxurious landmark was the perfect compliment to an Alaska wilderness voyage. The hotel topped the charts in both service and location. 

Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Edgewater Hotel is Seattle’s only waterfront hotel and a local favorite. My Seattle friends had nothing but compliments for the legendary landmark and its award-winning Six Seven restaurant. With good reason. Dining at Six Seven, watching the buzz of harbor traffic cruise by, was as delightful an experience as it was delicious. An innovative menu highlights seafood, meats and produce sourced from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The organic sea asparagus from neighboring Bainbridge Island that accompanied our Alaska halibut and king crab legs was a standout. The combination of salt and sea with the fresh sweetness of the seafood had us talking about the meal for days afterwards. 


Suitable to its surroundings, the Edgewater’s lodge-style architecture is inspired by organic elements with custom-designed rooms featuring river-rock fireplaces, antler chandeliers, slate flooring, and local art. Whether you come for a meal, to listen to live music, or to stay, the Edgewater is prime real estate for relaxing in an oversized chair beside a cozy fire, cocktail in hand, and watching the sun set over the Olympic mountains.


Offering good value and ease-of-planning, cruise travel based out of Seattle is on the rise. When my husband, Hank, and I decided to tack on some time in the city after our Alaska adventure cruise, the Edgewater’s two pre- and post- cruise packages caught our eye as the perfect add-on. And our waterfront suite proved to be exactly the luxurious post-adventure pampering we needed. 

But non-cruising guests can select from The Edgewater’s “No Ship” package, which features a choice of waterside or cityside accommodations and a $50 credit in Six Seven – no ship required. Guests preparing for their cruise will find the Nautical But Nice package ideal. Featuring accommodations, breakfast and baggage transfer to the cruise terminals, it’s the stress-free way to begin any cruise vacation. 

Pre- and Post-Cruise Package Details

The No Ship! Package ~ Pre- or Post-Cruise Package

Stay and play on the water without the ship. At The Edgewater, guests can enjoy the Northwest, without the worry of sea legs. Start or end an Alaskan cruise vacation with a choice of Cityside or Waterside rooms, or a luxurious Waterfront Junior Suite featuring unobstructed views and a private deck.

Package Includes:

- Overnight accommodations for two

- $50 Food & Beverage credit for use in Six Seven or through Room Service

- Rates start at $269 plus tax


·  Nautical But Nice ~ Pre-Cruise Package

Located at Pier 67 on Seattle’s beautiful waterfront (and adjacent to Pier 66, cruise terminal for Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise Lines), The Edgewater is the perfect pre-cruise hotel. The “Nautical But Nice” package offers overnight accommodations with a choice of beautifully appointed rooms, breakfast for two in Six Seven in the morning, and cruise ship transfers for bags and belongings. For just $12 more per person, receive transfers to Pier 91, Seattle’s new cruise terminal for Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean Lines.

Package Includes:

- Overnight accommodations for two

- Breakfast for two in Six Seven Restaurant

- Cruise Ship Transfers to Pier 66 or Pier 91 (additional $12 per person for Pier 91)

- Rates start at $269 plus tax


For more information and reservations, call 1.800.624.0670 or visit www.EdgewaterHotel.com.

The Edgewater is located on the edge of Elliott Bay in downtown Seattle, a 20-minute drive from the Seattle Tacoma airport. 

Learn more about The Edgewater Hotel and other luxury hotels at the Kiwi Collection.  



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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".