15 Easy Seattle Hotels With Shuttles to the Cruise Ports

Seattle hotels with cruise port shuttles make getting to your ship much simpler on cruise day. Instead of worrying about taxis or arranging transportation, you can book your room and have your ride to the port also take care of.

And if you are sailing from Seattle, then it’s also likely that you will need a hotel the night before your cruise. While ports in other parts of the country are within driving distance of many cities, Seattle — situated on the West Coast — is pretty far from most major cities unless you happen to live in Seattle itself. That means many people decide to fly in for their trip.

Should you want to fly in, it’s a good idea to arrive at least the day before your cruise departs. Not only is Seattle a wonderful city to visit with lots to see, but if there are any delays such as weather or flight cancellations, you still have plenty of time to reach your ship. Of course, if you are flying in then you also need a place to stay.

Seattle has no shortage of hotels near the cruise ports — Pier 66 and Pier 91. And with cruising being big business in the area, many hotels offer perks and incentives to attract cruise passengers. One of those perks is transportation to the cruise port. Stay a night, and they will offer to arrange a shuttle to your ship, usually for a small fee.

Now, not every Seattle hotel offers shuttles to the cruise port. However, we’ve rounded up a number of them that do. If you need a ride to the port come cruise day, these are some good options.

One thing to note is due to the pandemic, some hotels are still adding back shuttle service. If you have a hotel in mind already that’s not on our list, it’s a good idea to call and see if they will offer a ride.

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Click on the hotels listed below to be taken to reviews and pricing on Kayak.com. For hotels with shuttle packages, you may have to book through the hotel website.

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Seattle Hotels with Cruise Shuttles

Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown
For those wanting to visit Seattle, the location of the Hyatt Place can’t be beat. Just a couple of blocks from the Space Needle, you’re in the heart of the city with lots of things to do. The hotel also offers shuttle service to Pier 66 and Pier 91 for $10 per person (cash). You’ll just let the front desk know that you’ll need a ride when you check-in.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center
If you want to stay in a great location near the cruise ports and all the cool things that Seattle has to offer, this hotel is a great option. While the hotel offers a parking package, the details also say that shuttle transportation to the cruise port can be had for $10 per person, whether sailing Pier 66 or Pier 91. 

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown
Simple and clean accommodations, this hotel has everything you’d expect — fitness center, breakfast, wi-fi — and also has suites, making it ideal for those traveling with larger groups. It’s also near everything in Seattle Center, but on the opposite side of downtown, making things a bit calmer. If you need a ride to the port, a phone call told us it was $7 per person. They suggested calling 3-5 days before your stay to arrange the ride.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Mediterranean Inn
A local hotel in the Queen Anne district of Seattle, this spot puts you near sights like the Space Needle and the cruise ports. Visitors shouldn’t miss the outdoor terrace with fantastic views of downtown and Mount Rainier. If taking a ride to the cruise terminal, the hotel told us it was $10 per person and you could arrange the ride at check-in.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown
Sitting near the shore of Lake Union, this spot is actually slightly out of the downtown area, but it’s close to many attractions that you’ll want to visit Seattle Center where you’ll find the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture . If sailing from Pier 91, this is one of the closer hotels to that spot, though it’s not far to either port. Rides can be arranged at check-in with the staff, who said prices were $10 per person.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

EVEN Hotel Seattle Downtown
Are you a fitness buff? If so, then you’ll love this hotel. Even if not, then it offers a highly rated stay near the cruise ports. However, rooms come with fitness equipment, “mood-changing” LED lights and more in a hotel that’s built around wellness. (For instance, the hotel offers the “Cork & Kale Market and Bar.”) The location is a bit out of the downtown area, closer to Lake Union. Rides to the cruise terminal are $10 per person (cash), and can be arranged ahead of time, although we were told it’s better to get on the list beforehand.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle
The Travelodge offers (relatively) affordable accommodations near Seattle’s most iconic landmark — the Space Needle. According to their website, they also offer a “Shuttle Service Seattle Cruise Package” that includes a room, breakfast, wi-fi, and a shuttle to and from the cruise terminal.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Seattle-Downtown
If you want to stay near downtown Seattle and have a shuttle to the port, this is one of your options. There is an $11 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. All you have to do is simply let the staff know when you check-in that you’ll need a ride and it will be arranged for the cruise day.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Warwick Seattle Hotel
Offering a cruise shuttle package, the Warwick Hotel is a strong choice for before or after your cruise. The “No Ship!” package include a room, full breakfast, and one-way transportation to either Pier 66 or 91, depending on where you cruise from. 

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
Sitting less than a mile from the airport, you could walk back and forth for your flight if you wanted to. But there is no need because the hotel — like many others near the airport — offers a free shuttle back and forth. As well, if you are headed to the cruise piers, the hotel advertises a “Pre Cruise Package” that includes a night’s stay and transportation to the pier. 

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

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center 
This hotel is a perfect stop-off for those flying into Seattle. Similar to the DoubleTree listed above, it offers pre- and post-cruise packages that offer a room and transportation between the cruise port and the hotel, along with a shuttle from the airport.

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

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Sea-Tac Airport
A great option for those flying into the area, the Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from the airport and offers a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. As well, if you’re headed to the cruise port, then the hotel website says that transportation to the terminals is provided by National Town Car for $15 per person, each way. Simply let the front desk know at check-in.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 15 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
Like its downtown sister property, the Crowne Plaza near the airport also caters to cruise passengers. The hotel offers a free shuttle between the hotel and airport, making it ideal if you are flying in. From there, you can also get a ride from Seattle Express for $20 per person one way, or $35 round trip. You’ll make your arrangements for transportation at check-in. 

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 12.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Seattle Airport Marriott
It’s hard to beat the Seattle Airport Marriott. It’s a highly rated hotel that’s right near the airport (less than a mile), so you can get back and forth within minutes using the hotel’s free airport shuttle. Need to get to the cruise port? A call to the hotel told us that you can arrange a ride with the Seattle Express shuttle service at check-in. The price was $20 per person, one way.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 13 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Super 8 by Wyndham SeaTac Airport
Looking for somewhere that’s affordable and no-fuss? Not everyone needs a fancy hotel before their cruise. In that case, this Super 8 might fit the bill. It offers a shuttle around the clock to and from the airport. In addition, the hotel has a “Sleep Cruise Package.” With this offer, your room also has a shuttle to and from the cruise terminal.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any Seattle hotels with shuttles between both the airport and the cruise port?
If you’re flying in for your cruise, it would be a whole lot nicer to book a hotel that can pick you up from the airport, give you a night’s stay, and then give you a ride to the cruise ship.

There are a number of hotels above that fit the bill. In particular, the hotels located near Sea-Tac like Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Sea-Tac Airport and Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport are your best bet as they already offer transportation to/from the airport.

What’s the least expensive hotel with a shuttle to the port?
You should know that prices will vary for hotels based on demand and the time of year you are staying. In general, however, we’ve found Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown and Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle to be on the less expensive end. They are also near Seattle’s downtown, offering a great location to be before your cruise.

What other options are there for getting to the cruise port?
A large city like Seattle has quite a few options for getting to the port. We have full details on port transportation here. If coming from the airport, many people opt to use Uber/Lyft, which will run about $30-50 each way. As well, Seattle has a light rail into downtown. It doesn’t drop right at the pier, but it will get in you in the vicinity for only a few dollars.

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  1. The Seatle Airport Marriot is no longer offering a Cruise package deal. Hotel staff states this was seasonal and ended at the end of summer

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