Seattle is known as the Emerald City, and just like the home of the Wizard of Oz in the fairy tale, it is a magical place. Rated as one of the world's most livable cities, after Melbourne and Montreal, it boasts among its citizens three out of the world's ten richest men, including Bill Gates, head of the mighty Microsoft Empire. The city's emergence as a trend-setting and fashionable metropolis with sky-high property prices has occurred in less than 200 years, since it was founded in 1869. Sitting at the extremity of the United States northwest, at the gateway to Canada, Seattle reaches for the sky with its landmark soaring "space needle", built in the 1960s, a modern monument that epitomizes the city's image as a high-tech, dynamic and young community. When planning to visit this city you should think about Seattle inn to stay. Maybe it would not be america's best inn because of your budget and tastes, anyway each Seattle inn will make your rest unforgettable!
Seattle city centre is well serviced by public transport with an excellent bus system, historic streetcars along the waterfront, and a high-speed elevated Monorail, which links downtown to the Seattle Center and offers views over the harbor and beyond. Taxis can be hailed from taxi ranks or ordered by telephone. Parking in Seattle is expensive and limited, but traffic is not too bad outside of rush hour and the city is fairly easy to navigate. A 15% tip is expected by taxi drivers, bartenders, hairdressers and waiters, but do not tip in fast food or self-service restaurants. In expensive restaurants or for large parties tip is 20% of the bill. It is normal to tip staff in Seattle inn or hotel.
Today, Seattle is filled with distinctive neighborhoods offering hip hotels, inns, restaurants, shops, nightclubs and an espresso stand on almost every city block. Weather does not keep Seattleites or visitors from enjoying well-known attractions like Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Center and the waterfront as well as the recreational and cultural opportunities each Seattle inn has to offer.
Seattle offers all kinds of accommodations possible: bed and breakfast, various inns, hotels and motels, cheap and luxurious. Looking to experience the best of Seattle without having to spend half your vacation in the car? Having a business trip or traveling with children? Choose Seattle inn, the one to be right for you! Outdoor pool, guest services desk, tour desk, room service, alarm clock radio, gift shops, non-smoking rooms, shows, internet access and lighted parking ? and it is not the all things offered in Seattle inn. Separate sitting area, sofa sleeper, wet bar, microwave and coffee maker with coffee are also available! Free local phone calls, free long distance calls, high-speed internet, along with friendly, attentive service! Restaurants, entertainment venues and movie theaters, bookstores, boutiques and sidewalk cafes - everything is just by your Seattle Inn. Can you imagine sports and recreation, sightseeing and attractions, shopping and day-trips? Seattle is the place for you!