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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Play in Queen Anne

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

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

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

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 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.

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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.