Summer break is almost here and if you haven’t made plans for a family vacay yet, a getaway to a nearby hotel can be just as fun (and just as memorable) as that cross-country road trip you spent months planning last year. And just in time for summer, the brand-new Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square is open and ready to wow you with its upscale suites, family-friendly amenities, bright and modern design elements and impeccable views. Whether you’re looking to spend one night or a long weekend away from home, read on to find out why this flagship hotel is the perfect place to book your family’s next staycation.

Location, Location, Location!
Nestled in the southwest corner of downtown Seattle, in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle sits right next door to the King Street Station and just steps away from CenturyLink Field. Families traveling into the city via Link light rail, car or ferry will find the hotel’s convenient location a major perk along with its proximity to some of the city’s top tourist attractions. Access the Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum along with a plethora of restaurants, eateries and specialty shops all within one mile of the hotel.

A Suite to Fit Every Size Family                           
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle is composed of two glass towers, one housing the main lobby and hotel amenities as well as 282 two-room suites, studio suites and luxury penthouse suites with ahh-mazing views of downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay. The other houses the 7,433 square feet King Street Ballroom (one of the largest ballrooms in downtown Seattle) an outdoor event terrace, indoor pool and leased office space.

photo: Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

The spacious two room suites (which are perfect for a family of four) each feature a separate living area, private bedroom and a mini kitchen along with a queen size sofa bed, a HDTV in each room (with cable and movie channels), a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each room also features the latest in digital technology and an Amazon Echo, so your kids can ask for additional towels, room service and whatever else in on their little minds. If you’re hoping to take in the city’s gorgeous views from your room, be sure to upgrade to a premium suite or go big and book an exclusive Embassador suite on the top floor.

photo: Jenna Lynn Photography

Amenities You (and Your Kids) Will Love!
In addition to a health club with a large indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, awesome sun deck (with fab views of the city and CenturyLink Field), the hotel boats a six-story atrium lobby, upper work loft and outdoor courtyard. If that isn’t enough, all guests staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle can enjoy a free made-to-order breakfast every day of their stay. During breakfast hours (which begin at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. on weekends), kids will find an assortment of cereals, delish pastries and grab-and-go options to fill their little bellies while mom and dad fuel up at the cooked-to-order omelet bar or go for more traditional breakfast fare, including waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit and an assortment of drinks.

In the evenings, families can take advantage of complimentary drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and light appetizers served at the hotel’s Evening Reception inside Zephyr Bar. Bring your kid crew into Zephyr between 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (yep, it’s totally kid-friendly) and let them nosh on tasty snacks and drinks while you enjoy an assortment of Northwest-inspired wines, beers and craft cocktails. Psst…during reception hours, families can order food off the add-on reception menu or choose items from the full menu. Popular kid faves include the Beecher’s grilled cheese with tomato soup and homemade chips and the cheese platter. If you’ve got a crew of late owls or early risers, 13 Coins, located in the lobby, is where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner 24 hours a day. With just an elevator ride away, it makes feeding hangry kids at every hour of your stay easy-peasy.

Must-See Attractions
Since the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle is centrally located in Pioneer Square, getting out to explore the Emerald City is a no-brainer. Put the kiddies in the jogging stroller or strap them into front packs and hit the Seattle waterfront with stops at the Seattle Great Wheel, Pirate’s Plunder, Old Curiosity Shop, Wings Over Washington, Seattle Aquarium and Olympic Sculpture Park. Then, venture to Magic Mouse Toys, Pike Place Market and the downtown shopping district and stop at the Seattle Public Library (to check out the children’s section) or make your way over to the Seattle Center to explore the International Fountain, Artists at Play playground, Seattle Childen’s Theatre, Pacific Science Center and the new Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at MoPOP. Want to see a bit more of the city from the water? Argosy Cruises on Pier 69 offers daily cruises along Elliott Bay and excursions to Blake Island’s Tillicum Village.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
255 S. King. St.
Seattle, Wa 98104
Reservations: 206-859-4400
Online: embassysuites.com

Have you stayed at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle in Pioneer Square? Planning to stay soon? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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—Kristina Moy (all photos courtesy of the writer unless otherwise noted)

This overnight stay was paid for by Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, but all opinions expressed here belong to the writer.

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