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The Urbanist’s Seattle: Where to Stay

The Edgewater  

Where the Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals

“I would stay at the original Ace Hotel (from $109; It’s in the middle of the bar scene, near Crocodile Café, and has that rock-and-roll vibe. There’s also a great breakfast place beneath it called Cyclops Café.” —Heather Fassio, filmmaker

The Edgewater (from $295; is right on Elliot Bay. The bar has live music on weekends, and the décor is natural with a twist: videos of jellyfish and trees made of metal and wood.” —Julie Smith, director of product management at

Hotel Max (from $149; opened after the grunge scene, but there are candid pictures from that time all over the place here. Before that it was a rooming house for guys in the logging industry.” —Jason Wilson, chef at Crush


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