The State Hotel Seattle

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The State Hotel Seattle is located in the middle of Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district. We are the perfect location for your next stay in Seattle. Easily accessible from all major freeways, we are within walking distance of King Street Station, the WA State Ferry Terminal, Safeco Field and CenturyLink. Stay with us and explore our vibrant neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants, art galleries and public spaces for you to enjoy.


Originally built 1889, The State Hotel building has housed a variety of businesses, including a large hardware store to outfit prospectors on their way to the Klondike for the Alaska Gold rush.

The State Hotel was opened before 1909, when a sign announced, “Rooms as cheap as 25 cents.” Prices went up in 1914 when a photo shows a new sign that says, Hotel State Rooms 25 cents to 50 cents. The State Hotel was listed in the Polk City Directory for first time in 1911. The hotel catered to coal miners, loggers, fishermen and ‘seamstresses’.

For decades the building was known to Blues and Jazz fans nation wide as the home of The New Orleans Blues and Jazz Club. The Club closed in 2013. Two excellent restaurants are now occupy the two store fronts.

The current owners have owned the State Hotel since 1991. They restored it to its original beauty reopening it as large lofts upstairs and later adding short term rentals.


The State Hotel Seattle provides a full range of amenities for our valued guests and visitors. Please contact us if there is anything else we can provide to make your stay with us more comfortable and enjoyable.

Secure Building

Payment Options
All Major Credit Cards

5 Star Rating

2 Restaurants In-House

Handicap Access

Unique Shops

Historic District

Things to See
Galleries / Museums

Bus / Train / Light Rail

Live Music / Shows

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Studio 1

from  $ 150

Sleeps 2

Smart TV

Free WiFi

Laptop Desk

Full-time Lofts

from  $ 3,100

1,640 – 2,490 sq.ft.

Live-Work Units

Full Kitchens

Pet Friendly

Studio 2

from  $ 150

Sleeps 2

Smart TV

Free WiFi

Laptop Desk

Damn The Weather

Now open at 11 am daily!

Cozy restaurant and bar in Seattle’s historic and most beautiful neighborhood, Pioneer Square.

Seating is first come, first serve. Reservations can be made for groups of 6-10.

The Dead Line

Dead Line was born from our team’s passion for service, cocktails, cuisine and really good lighting! Our cross-street, Yesler Way, was historically known as ‘the dead line’ separating the privileged north of the city from the poverty and vice to the south.

Our name represents the space where all walks of life interacted; grim reality and humility entwined with privilege and opulence.  This contrast underlies our mission – Provide an environment of elegance and class while maintaining authenticity and respect for Pioneer Square’s past and present.


House Rules
  • Not suitable for children (0-12 years)
  • No smoking
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No parties or events
  • Check-in is anytime after 3PM
  • Check out by 11AM
Other Things to Note
  • Suites are located one floor walk up. ( no elevator )
  • Located in Historic ( built in 1889) building with 7 Lofts.
  • Urban street noise and hustle bustle are part of the charm of city living.
  • The neighborhood has a busy night life with lots of shops, restaurants and live music venues all around.
  • Damn the Weather cocktail lounge is located downstairs and plays recorded music till 2 AM. Earplugs provided for light sleepers!


Pioneer Square Architecture

The Pioneer Square district isn’t hard to find. If you’re downtown, head due south to get to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. You’ll know you’re there when you start seeing elegantly renovated brick buildings from the turn of the century. This area was, literally, “skid row” in Gold Rush Seattle, where cut trees were slid down greased logs to the sawmill. It became the center of city commerce.

When the fire of 1889 essentially turned the small city of Seattle into one large barbecue, the first area to be rebuilt was around Pioneer Square. The architectural-style models for the rebuild were based on the Richardsonian Romanesque buildings in Chicago and on the East Coast. These buildings have a heavy masonry base and employ a Roman arch.

The first thing to do once you arrive in Pioneer Square is to stroll around the park and admire the architecture. The appealing late 19th-century brick and stone buildings are the primary reason that Pioneer Square is a designated National Historic District as well as a local preservation district.

Seattle Art Central

Although rising rentals have driven all except the well-established artists and galleries from the Pioneer Square district, for a long time, it was the art center of the city. Many art galleries and arty things to do remain, including an art walk that takes place the first Thursday of every month – the first art walk in the country.

Don’t miss a peek into the Davidson Galleries in the Contemporary Print & Drawing Center. The contemporary print exhibits are especially fascinating. Flury & Co displays a spectacular collection of Edward Curtis photos and Native American arts and crafts; find it right on the square. Other famed galleries include the Greg Kucera Gallery and the James Harris Gallery.

Go Underground

When Pioneer Square was rebuilt after the fire, it was raised to a level equivalent to one story. That means an expansive web of subterranean passageways and basements run beneath Pioneer Square. Explore them by taking a Bill Speidel Underground Tour.

Speidel was a former Seattle Times reporter who decided to help preserve historic Seattle. He put together this tour and injected it with his humor and sardonic wit. On it, you’ll learn the general history of the city and some salty anecdotes about Seattle’s early days.

Occidental Park

If you can swing by Occidental Park, a picturesque cobblestone park in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, on the first Thursday of any month, you’re in for a treat. Local artisans set up makeshift booths and sell their delicious products. Don’t miss eating something from the city’s finest artisan bakery, the Grand Central Bakery.

What Our Guests Say

The apartment was located in a beautiful historic part of the city but close enough to walk and explore. The apartment was really uniquely decorated and had all of the needed amenities. Leela was an excellent host. …. I highly recommend staying here.


June 2018

Great place, I stayed Sunday through Thursday night, and the live music that was across the street was pleasant since I’m from NYC and used to it. Access was great, tall ceilings, and GREAT window!


July 2018

Bonnie’s place was absolutely stunning and super clean! It was very spacious. Kitchen great for cooking too. The location was great especially if planning on going out to the bars and live music at night. Central location for dining as well.


July 2018

The State Hotel Seattle

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114 1/2 First Avenue South, Seattle WA 98104


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