Seattle is a popular tourist destination so hotels aren’t cheap but there is a lot of housing available so if you’re Airbnb’ing, you should be able to snag a deal. Maybe even a super sweet deal like house-sit for the multi-million dollar coastal home shown in the picture above. Don’t get your hopes up though, the neighborhood pictured above is where Bill Gates resides.
For the normal person, where to stay depends on what you’re here for but the neighborhoods I recommend are Capitol Hill (mostly Airbnb), Lower Queen Anne (cheap but clean hotels), and Downtown (classic clean hotels).
Capitol Hill is good for those in their young 20s-30s for bars, restaurants, and nightlife.
Lower Queen Anne is where the space needle is and everything is pretty accessible if you’re okay with walking; this neighborhood also has Four Points Sheraton, Courtyard Marriott and The Maxwell Hotel.