13 Easy Seattle Hotels With Shuttles to the Cruise Port

Sailing on an Alaskan cruise? If so, then chances are high that you will be departing from Seattle. The city has become the main “jumping off” point for cruises to Alaska.

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.

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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, 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 a shuttle to your ship.

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.

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Click on the hotels listed below to be taken to reviews and pricing on TripAdvisor.com. For shuttle details you may have to look through the hotel website, which is usually linked on TripAdvisor.

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Seattle Hotels with Cruise Shuttles

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. It features a shuttle for $8 per person to the cruise terminals. You simply let them know when you check in. The schedule is flexible to meet your needs.

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

Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle
The Travelodge offers (relatively) affordable accommodations near Seattle’s most iconic landmark — the Space Needle. They also offer a “Shuttle Service Seattle Cruise Package” that includes a room, breakfast, wi-fi, and a shuttle to and from the downtown cruise ship terminal (Pier 66).

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1.2 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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 $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: 1.4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
An upscale hotel, the Pan Pacific is ideal for more affluent travelers and they do their best to cater to their needs. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to locations within two miles of the hotel. That’s definitely within reach of Pier 66, but Pier 91 is about three miles away. Still, if you inquire, you might be able to have them make an exception. There are also other deals, including one that offers $25 Uber credit — more than enough to get you to the cruise terminal.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 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. Just be prepared, the high-end hotel can be a little pricey.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
The Crowne Plaza is in the heart of downtown Seattle and receive good traveler reviews on TripAdivsor. If you’re a cruise passenger, then you can book a shuttle through the concierge for $10 per person. It runs at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 1:00. There is also a “Port of Seattle Cruise Package” that includes transportation and $25 per night parking while you are on your cruise. Finally, you can book transportation roundtrip from the airport for about $100.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

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 complimentary shuttle service to Pier 66. Pier 91 passengers will need to book their own transport, or the hotel will do it for your at $10 per person.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 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 cruise packages with a night’s stay and transportation to the pier but we had trouble finding more details. A phone call to the hotel told us they use a third party — Seattle Express — to provide rides.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 16 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: 16 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Quality Inn & Suites
Unfortunately for budget travelers, there aren’t a ton of cheap hotels near the cruise ports (here’s our list of cheap Seattle hotels near the port). The Quality Inn represents one of the more affordable. It also offers a cruise port shuttle for $7 per person if headed to Pier 66 and $10 per person if headed to Pier 91.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 0.8 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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. From there, you can also book the “Cruise Package” through the hotel that includes breakfast and transportation to and from the hotel to either cruise port. One thing to note is that the price of the package during our search was about $80 more than the base rate. That’s roughly the cost of Uber/Lyft roundtrip from the airport.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 17 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 “Fly Sleep Cruise” package. It includes your room and one-way transportation for two people to the port (additional people are $18 each). You’ll make your arrangements for transportation at check-in. If you need a ride back as well, let the staff know then.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 15 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, so you can get back and forth within minutes using the hotel’s free airport shuttle. Need to get to the cruise port? The “Cruise Away” package includes a room and two roundtrip tickets aboard the Seattle Express shuttle service.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any Seattle hotels with shuttles between 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 Seattle Airport Marriott 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 Quality Inn & Suites 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 $30-40 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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