18 Seattle Hotels with Free (or Discounted) Cruise Parking

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.

Port of Seattle aerial shot

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 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.

If not, then the list below should offer you up plenty of options.

Click on the hotels listed below to be taken to reviews on TripAdvisor.com. For parking packages you may have to book through the hotel website, which is typically linked on TripAdvisor.

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Seattle Hotels with Cruise Parking

The Warwick Seattle Hotel
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.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hampton Inn Seattle-Downtown
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.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.2 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle
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.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.2 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
As with many of the hotels offering cruise parking, this place is located near the airport.  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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crown Plaza Seattle Downtown
The Crowne Plaza offers a parking package, but we’ll be honest that it might not be the best deal compared to simply parking at the port. The hotel provides a “Port of Seattle Cruise Package” that includes breakfast buffet for two, and free transport to the port (either Pier 66 or Pier 91), and parking. But that parking comes at a “discounted” rate of $25 per night. That’s a little more than what’s charged at Pier 66 and only a $1 less than Pier 91.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center 
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.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport
Head toward the airport and you’ll find a number of hotels with cruise parking available. That’s because they cater to travelers that often drive to the airport and need somewhere to leave their car as they fly. This Red Roof Inn offers an affordable stay and you can park for $11 per day — less than half what the Port of Seattle charges. You can book your parking upon arrival.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 13.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
Literally right across the expressway from the airport, the Crowne Plaza normally charges $24 per night for parking. However, with the “Park, Stay, and Go” Package (which comes in several different lengths, including up to 14 days), you can park your car while you are away. There is also a shuttle to the cruise port, but you might need to pay extra as the parking package only includes shuttle to the airport.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Clarion Hotel Seattle Airport
A relatively affordable place to stay, this hotel caters to travelers with several different parking packages of varying lengths. While it’s designed to let you park when you fly from the airport, there’s no reason you can’t book the package and then head to the cruise ship. We found rates on the hotel website of about $180 for a room and seven days of parking. That’s a deal considering parking at the port would run about $150 for the same length of time.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Seattle Airport Marriott
Think of a hotel by the airport, you and likely think of classic utilitarian hotels. The Marriott is anything but. It’s a much nicer hotel than your normal airport accommodations. While they offer a cruise package with a shuttle, if you’re driving in then you’ll want the “Park Here, Fly There” Package, which allows you to leave your car while you head out. Packages are different prices based on whether you pick the 3, 7, or 12-day offer.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport
The Radisson near the airport is highly rated on TripAdvisor and offers a nice place to stay without breaking the budget. The hotel also offers a “Parking, Dreaming, & Flying” package. While intended for those flying out, you can use it for cruise parking as well. It offers parking for up to 7 days, with additional parking $15 per day.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport
Like other hotels in the area, the Red Lion offers parking packages of varying lengths for flyers. However, if you have the package, there’s no rule that says you can’t go to the cruise port instead. Lengths for parking include 4, 7, and 10 day packages. The added cost of each package comes out to about $8-10 per night for parking.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

La Quinta Sea-Tac
If you want to park at the La Quinta, no need to book a special parking package. Simply call them directly to book and they offer 7 nights parking with your stay for $50. Have a cruise that lasts longer than that? Parking is an additional $10 per day.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave.
One of the highest-rated hotels on our list, it’s hard to go wrong with Hampton Inn. It sits at the corner of the airport, so you’re about 20-30 minutes from the cruise terminal. If driving in for your cruise, they offer a “Park & Go” package for your car. There is also shuttle service available to the cruise port that you can book.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Comfort Inn & Suites Sea-Tac
Looking for somewhere long-term to park for a longer cruise? Then the Comfort Inn may be just the thing. It offers a wide-range of parking packages that range from 3 days all the way to 30 days. So no matter how long your cruise, you can be accommodated. We found rates around $150 a night normally, but $230 for the 7-day “Park and Fly” package. That comes out to about $11 per day to park your car while on your cruise.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Residence Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Airport
The Residence Inn is highly rated, and for good reason. For only about $15 over the regular nightly rate, you can get the “Park Here, Fly There” package. This package includes up to 10 days of parking with your stay. Meanwhile, the hotel is near a nice lake (Angle Lake) and a park, as opposed to right next to the airport.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 2 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Best Western Airport Executel
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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 15.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Super 8 by Wyndham SeaTac Airport
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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 13 miles
  • Review Rating: 2 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the closest hotel to the ports with cruise parking?
The closest hotel that we’ve found is The Warwick Seattle Hotel. This hotel is only about a 10-minute walk from Pier 66. Note that to get the parking deal we had to call the hotel directly to ask.

Are there any hotels with free cruise parking?
In our search, we found a number of hotels with “free” parking included if you booked the package for your stay. While these packages typically cost more then just a regular night’s stay, they often include other perks than just parking.

Most of the hotels by the airport have packages for flyers. Can I book these for cruise parking?
Obviously hotels near the airport cater to those flying out of Sea-Tac with their parking package. However, there is no rule saying you have to head to a flight to take advantage. We suggest booking one of these packages and then leaving your car while you head to the cruise port instead of the airport.

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.


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