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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Seattle Luxury Suites
100 W Kinner Pl 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, KeyArena and for music history lovers, EMP Museum.

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

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

Play in Queen Anne

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

Interbay Golf Center
2501 15th Ave W Seattle WA 98119
Phone: 206 285-2200
Website: http://premiergc.com
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Minutes from downtown, Interbay Golf Center features a 9-hole executive course, 18-hole mini golf course, 80-stall covered/heated driving range and PGA/LPGA Professional Instruction. Let us customize your next event.

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 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!

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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.