The Edgewater Hotel Seattle
Seattle Washington 98121
The Edgewater Hotel boasts that it's "the only hotel where you can fish from your window," and indeed, the Beatles sparked a media frenzy when they were photographed doing just that from room 272 during their visit in 1964. Perched on piles in the water next to the cruise ship pier, this elegant hotel offers not only the best views of the ships (if you have a waterside room) but the best location to get to the ships, just steps away from the hotel's front door. Many rooms over the ocean have small balconies too; on a nice day, sunset over Puget Sound is spectacular.