Save 50 percent off peak summer rates at the Alexis Hotel (from $175), luxe boutique digs located near the bustling downtown scene. Rooms feature artwork curated by the director of the Seattle Art Museum.
Admire more local art at the Hotel Max (from $129), where colorful guestrooms feature commissioned original works from 39 Northwest artists and photographers.
Ask for a corner room at downtown’s Hotel Vintage Park (from $169) to enjoy an up-close view of Rem Koolhaas’s space-age Central Library. Sample Washington State vintages at the hotel’s daily free wine hour between 5 and 6 p.m.