As mentioned in my original review, Seattle's downtown area is perfectly situated right next to where the ships dock. Just about any hotel you pick will be a short cab ride away, and if you pick a hotel with a high floor you'll probably be able to see your ship. If you have the time, here a few restaurant recommendations: Top Pot for Doughnuts, Pike Brewery for just about any meal, Belltown Pizza for casual late night dining and Oddfellows for lunch. We also enjoyed a meal and a Greek restaurant called Lola, not too far from The Westin. If you have kids, don't miss the Pacific Science Center. The view from the Space Needle is amazing, but it's kind of expensive for a ride up the elevator.