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

Storyville Coffee Company Queen Anne
2128 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: (206) 780-5777
Website: http://storyville.com
    

Local coffee roasters dedicated to creating a truly exceptional coffee experience, one cup at a time. Enjoy your drink of choice with a full menu of homemade pastries, baked fresh in-house every day.

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

Quincy's Chargrilled Burgers
305 Harrison Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 728-2228

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Fast Food $-$$. Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings and local microbrews served in a fast friendly family-oriented environment. HA

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

T.S. McHugh's Restaurant & Pub
21 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 282-1910
Website: http://tsmchughs.com
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Northwest $-$$. Great steaks, seafood, pot pies and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. One block to Seattle Center.

Stay in Queen Anne

Seattle Luxury Suites
100 W Kinner Place Seattle WA 98119
Phone: 206 458-8383
Website: http://seattleluxurysuites.com
    

We offer Luxury Vacation Rental Condo's and Executive Suites which are within an easy walk to the Seattle Space Needle, The Gates Foundation,The Key Arena and for Music History lovers The EMP Museum.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown Seattle Center
700 Fifth Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 282-7700
Website: http://hamptoninn-seattle.com
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199 rooms, including 72 suites, $-$$$. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center, KeyArena, Opera House. Complimentary breakfast buffet, free local calls, voice mail, HSIA. Extended stay. No pets. HA TDD

Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center
618 John St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 728-7666
Website: http://qualityinnseattle.com
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159 rooms, $-$$$. Deluxe continental breakfast, free local calls. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi, exercise room. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center. Pets ok. HA TDD

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle
601 Roy Street Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 282-2600
Website: http://fourpointsdowntownseattle.com
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158 rooms recently-renovated located near the Space Needle, Seattle Center and great restaurants. We have a small meeting room and a courtyard for events up to 40 people.

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.

Play in Queen Anne

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 Repertory Theatre
Seattle Center Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 443-2210
Website: http://seattlerep.org
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Featuring two stages of the finest classic and contemporary theatre. Group rates available. HA TDD

Seattle Opera
321 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 389-7676
Website: http://seattleopera.org
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Presenting theatrically compelling operas by some of the world's greatest composers. Call for season schedule. VISA, MC, AMEX. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. HA, TDD

Ride the Ducks of Seattle
Diagonal from the Space Needle Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-DUCK (3825)
Website: http://ridetheducksofseattle.com
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Tour Seattle by land and sea in a WWII amphibious craft! Voted one of the top five "must-do attractions" in Seattle!

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

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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.