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

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

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

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

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.

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

Stay in Queen Anne

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

MarQueen Hotel
600 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 283-1499
Website: http://marqueen.com
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59-room boutique hotel. Kitchens and dining tables, large closets, sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and spa and beauty services. HA

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

Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites - Seattle City Center
226 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 674-6262
Website: http://ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/seattle/seawa/hoteldetail
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195 rooms, $-$$$. Five blocks easy access to Space Needle/Seattle Center and downtown. Deluxe rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and indoor heated swimming pool. HA TDD

Maxwell Hotel
300 Roy St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 286-0629
Website: http://themaxwellhotel.com
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139 Rooms $$$ Stylish design and décor, with amenities that delight the senses. Indoor pool, complimentary bicycles for city touring. Lobby Espresso Bar. HA

Play in Queen Anne

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

Let's Tour Seattle/City Tour
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Website: http://letstourseattle.com
 

Sights and Bites Tour. Three hours of incredible sightseeing plus a one hour lunch stop at Fisherman's Terminal.

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 Science Center
200 Second Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 443-2001
Website: http://pacificsciencecenter.org
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Under the arches, near the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center has over 300 interactive exhibits, two IMAX theaters and acres of hands-on fun. 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

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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.