When The Beatles came to Seattle, they stayed at the Edgewater Hotel. That was in 1964 and the picture of them fishing from their room became a piece of history. This hotel was built for the World Fair and has been a popular destination since.
Unlike others, this one is not a tourist trap. The staff seem friendly and eager to help, with a smile too. The best value is a drink at the bar. Get yourself whatever you wish, sit next to the window, and just relax and enjoy. Unfortunately, the nice sunset view will also attract a crowd.
Six Seven restaurant (the hotel is on Pier 67), next to the bar, is superb: excellent seafood dishes, good wine pairings, irresistible desserts, and good service. This should be on your Seattle bucket-list, even if it is a rainy day.
The event venue is on the 4th floor. It is a very popular wedding place that can accommodate a couple of hundred guests. The food is prepared by the downstairs kitchen and, unlike other places, is delicious. The expansive view across the water is romantic, but makes photography challenging. There is a little terrace on the side for cocktail parties.
The hotel rooms, however, show their age. The decor is relatively dark, rooms not very large, corridors narrow, and hardware getting worn. I guess this is understandable for a popular hotel that cannot afford to renovate.
Of course walking is the best way to explore Seattle, but Edgewater Hotel offers shuttle bus services to many Seattle attractions. Bus route 99 runs along Alaskan Way every 30 minutes or so and it is always free. It is an excellent choice for Pioneer Square or the Olympic Sculpture Park.
I will always have a fond memory of this place and probably come back frequently.