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

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.

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

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

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

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

Holiday Inn Seattle
211 Dexter Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 694-0060
Website: http://holidayinn.com/seattlewa
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196 rooms, $$-$$$. Full service hotel. Bright, comfortable rooms. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker, two-line phone. Complimentary wireless and wired, parking, workout facility. Restaurant, lounge. HA TDD

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

Play in Queen Anne

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.

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 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

Space Needle
400 Broad St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 905-2190
Website: http://spaceneedle.com
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Revolving restaurant, Observation Deck, banquet level and gift shop. Elevator ride complimentary when dining. Valet parking available or ride the Monorail. Open daily. HA

Teatro ZinZanni
222 Mercer St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 802-0013
Website: http://zinzanni.com
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The New York Times calls Seattle's Teatro ZinZanni 'this city's hottest ticket.' Experience cirque, cabaret, live-music and a five-course feast! 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.