When it comes to cruise parking, Seattle is the most expensive city we’ve ever found. It’s considerably more expensive than cruise hubs like Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Much of this is due to the port’s location. Situated near downtown in a densely populated city, land is expensive and parking is in short supply.
But one of the best deals in cruising is that some hotels will allow you to park in their lot for free (or at a discount to regular parking) if you stay with them for a night.
In Seattle, we’ve found that most of the hotels most convenient to the port don’t offer free parking during your cruise. In fact, most places near the ports charge hefty prices for parking, even on the nights you stay with them.
There are a few hotels, however, that offer free or discounted parking around town, especially those near the airport. (Keep in mind that if you park here, you will still have to pay for a ride to/from the cruise terminal.)
We’ve listed some hotels that we know to offer this perk below, but by no means should it be considered a definitive list. With hundreds of hotels around town, we simply can’t call and ask each hotel.
Instead, we suggest that if you plan to stay in Seattle before or after your cruise and have a hotel in mind, then give the hotel a call and see if they offer free or discounted parking. If the hotel is at least a few miles from the port and has a decent-sized parking lot, it’s a good chance they will allow you to leave your car there as an incentive for your business.
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The Warwick is one of the few hotels we found downtown that offers cruise parking, and the offer is not on their website. We had to call directly to get access to the special. The parking package includes up to 8 days of parking, but no transport to the cruise terminal. At only a 10-minute walk to Pier 66 (or a 10-minute ride to Pier 91), this is your best option if you want somewhere to park your car and also a convenient location to explore downtown Seattle. Read reviews here.
If you want to stay near downtown Seattle, this is one of your options. We called the hotel and they offer $15 a night parking during your cruise when you stay with them for a night. In addition, there is an $8 per person cruise shuttle to the port. At this location you are literally a couple of blocks from the Space Needle, so it’s hard to beat. Read reviews here.
Within walking distance of the Space Needle and Lake Union, you’re in the heart of Seattle when you stay here. As well, it’s only a few minutes from the cruise ports. The Four Points offers the “Escape! Transportation Package” that includes a night’s stay, 7 days parking, breakfast, and a one-way transfer to the pier for two people. Rates run about $80 higher than regular rates, but that’s still a much better deal than parking at the port. Read reviews here.
As with many of the hotels offering cruise parking, this place is located near the airport. That makes it especially convenient if you are flying into Seattle for your cruise. The DoubleTree is a nicer hotel, so expect to pay a little more to stay here. They offer a couple of packages, including one that offers parking for up to 8 nights and another with transportation roundtrip from the hotel to the cruise port. Read reviews here.
Like its DoubleTree cousin, this hotel is a little nicer and a perfect stop-off for those flying into Seattle. Rooms run about $200 a night for the parking package, but keep in mind you will have to find your own transportation to the Seattle cruise terminal. The “Park, Stay & Fly” package offers parking for 8, 10, or 14 nights (depending on which you choose) at the hotel during your cruise. Read reviews here.
A cheaper option to stay near the airport, this hotel provides a room and up to 7 days parking for about $140, depending on when you cruise. Normal rates are $95, so you are essentially paying $45 to park. That’s way cheaper than parking at the Seattle cruise port. Keep in mind you’ll still need to find transportation to the port. Look for the “Park and Fly” package. Additional parking days are $10 each. Read reviews here.
Those looking for an affordable hotel might try the Super 8. With the “Park, Sleep, Cruise” package, you can get a room, parking for 7 days and a shuttle to and from the cruise terminal. We found rates around $250 for this package. After 7 days, there is an additional $10 per day for parking. Read reviews here.
Have you stayed in a hotel in the Seattle area with free cruise parking? Let us know in the comments below!
More on Cruising From Seattle
Getting to the Port of Seattle — Transportation options from airports and the Seattle area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Seattle Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.
Seattle Cruise Hotels with Shuttles — These hotels offer shuttle service to the cruise port, making it easy to get to your ship on embarkation day.