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

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

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.

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

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.

Stay in Queen Anne

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

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

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

Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown
110 Sixth Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-6041
Website: http://hyattplaceseattledowntown.com
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160 rooms, $$-$$$. Free shuttle within one mile radius. Complimentary HSIA. Indoor pool. Fitness center. No pets. Noon check-out. HA

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

EMP Museum
325 Fifth Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 770-2700
Website: http://EMPmuseum.org
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Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture through EMP's impressive exhibitions and interactive installations. HA

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!

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

Children's Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison St Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 441-1768
Website: http://thechildrensmuseum.org
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22,000 sq. ft. of hands-on exhibits for children ages 10 months to 10 years old and their families to enjoy.

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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.