Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne
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Queen Anne

A community within walking distance of Downtown, Queen Anne is situated just north of Seattle Center and south of Fremont across the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
 
As a neighborhood, Queen Anne can refer either to the entire hill or to the central residential and business district at the top of the hill. Lower Queen Anne, refers to the area at the southern base of the hill, just north and west of Seattle Center.
 
The district’s name derives from the architectural style, typical of so many of the early houses in this area. The historic mansions are home to many of Seattle's economic and cultural elite.
 
International Fountain at Seattle Center
Eric Sheckler
In 1962, Lower Queen Anne became the site of the Century 21 Exposition, a World's Fair. The fairgrounds are now the campus of Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, the north terminal of the Seattle Center monorail, and KeyArena, where the Seattle Storm plays.

Newest to the Seattle Center campus is Chihuly Glass and Garden. Opened in Spring 2012 at the base of the iconic Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass showcases the most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s artwork ever assembled, including eight expansive galleries and both interior and exterior exhibits.
 
 
Kerry Park
Edmund Tse
On clear days, Kerry Park has postcard-like views of downtown, the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier beyond. The world headquarters of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are based in Lower Queen Anne.

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Eat in Queen Anne

Ten Mercer
10 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 691-3723
Website: http://tenmercer.com
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Contemporary American $$$. 'World class cuisine...Neighborhood scene.' Flavor forward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. HA

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant
2601 W Marina Pl Seattle WA 98199
Phone: 206 285-5865
Website: http://palisaderestaurant.com
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Northwest $$$. Palisade is Seattle’s landmark destination for elegant catering, inspiring views and memorable dining experiences. Three private dining rooms, outdoor dining options and sweeping waterfront views of the city skyline and Mt. Rainier. Specializing in corporate meetings, retreats, holiday parties and celebratory occasions for ten-300 guests. HA

The Melting Pot - Seattle
14 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 378-1208
Website: http://meltingpot.com
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A unique and interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions, and everything in between. Early and Late Night Happy Hours.

Ponti Seafood Grill
3014 Third Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 284-3000
Website: http://pontigrill.com
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Seafood $$$. Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim "fusion" cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle's ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. HA

Canlis Restaurant
2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 283-3313
Website: http://canlis.com
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Seattle's fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine and one of the world's most celebrated wine cellars. HA

Stay in Queen Anne

Mediterranean Inn
425 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 428-4700
Website: http://mediterranean-inn.com
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180 rooms, $-$$ 100% non-smoking, Adjacent to KeyArena/Space Needle, kitchenettes, free local calls, parking. Restaurants/shopping nearby. Nightly, weekly, extended stay. HA

Seattle Luxury Suites
100 West Kinner Pl Seattle WA 98119
Phone: 206 216-4142

 

Luxury, high-quality, affordable vacation rentals located in Queen Anne. Listed on VRBO.

Seattle Pacific Hotel
325 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-0400
Website: http://seattlepacifichotel.com
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58 rooms, $. Centrally located in downtown Seattle by the Space Needle. Cable TV, continental breakfast, parking. Family rooms available. Daily and weekly rates.

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle
601 Roy St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 282-2600
Website: http://fourpointsdowntownseattle.com
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Newly renovated 158 room Seattle Center hotel with restaurant and lounge within one mile of all downtown Seattle's main attractions. HA

Travelodge Seattle Center
200 Sixth Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-7878
Website: http://travelodgeseattlecenter.com
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88 rooms, $-$$. Three blocks from the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Monorail. Comfortable accommodations with free wireless Internet access, and deluxe continental breakfast. No pets. TDD

Play in Queen Anne

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-2416
Website: http://pnb.org
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A must-see dance experience, PNB offers an inspired repertoire of classical and modern ballets, including its world renowned Nutcracker. HA TDD

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 615-0228
Website: http://seattlecenter.com
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74 acres of arts and cultural entertainment for all ages including ballet, opera, theater, WNBA basketball, the country's largest international film festival and the newly renovated Armory with eateries featuring menus from local Northwest chefs.

Interbay Whole Foods Market
2001 15th Ave W Seattle WA 98119
Phone: 206 352-5440
Website: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/interbay
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Whole Foods Market is the world's leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations.

Holland America Line, Inc.
300 Elliott Ave W Seattle WA 98119
Phone: 206 281-3535
Website: http://hollandamerica.com
 

Cruises and tours to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Europe, South Pacific, more. Westmark Hotels, glass-domed trains. See your travel agent. HA

Seattle Center Monorail
370 Thomas St, Ste 200 Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 905-2600
Website: http://seattlemonorail.com
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The fastest way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and more! Open daily-train departs every 10 minutes! HA

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Quick Info


As a designated "urban village," the primary means of transportation in the Queen Anne community is walking. Sidewalks are filled both day and night with residents, guests and visitors.

The Seattle Center Monorail, located at the Seattle Center, connects lower Queen Anne to Downtown and the Seattle Center grounds. Metro transit operates an extended public transportation system. Bicycle lanes are allocated on many of the arterials.