Seattle Journals

Vacation in Seattle

An October 2005 trip to Seattle by chasindaylight

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour Photo, Seattle, Washington More Photos
Quote: We spent five days and four nights in the Emerald City. We visited many of the popular sites and ate at some great restaurants.

Westin Seattle

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Hotel | "The Westin Seattle"

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We found a great deal on the Westin website when we booked our trip—stay 3 nights, get one free. This was our first experience with a Starwood hotel, and we were quite pleased.This hotel is in a great location, just a few blocks from Pike Place Market, the Washington State Convention Center, shopping areas, and one block from the Monorail (which gets you to Seattle Center, where the Space Needle and The Experience Music Project are located). The Westin is comprised of two towers. The North Tower is the one closest to the Space Needle, which we had a great, unobstructed view of. We also had partial views of Pugent Sound. Our king room had a couch, chair, and a desk. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2006

Westin Seattle
1900 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 728-1000

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

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Attraction | "Bill Speidel's Underground Tour"

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour Photo, Seattle, Washington
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Seattle has an underground? That’s what I thought when I saw the ad for this quirky tour. I soon found out that the first floors of many of Seattle’s building are underground because the buildings and roads were built below sea level. They kept having (obvious) problems with sewage and water flooding the streets, so after a fire destroyed the settlement in the late 1880s, they raised the streets, leaving some bottom level floors of the buildings underground. It's definitely a tourist activity, but you get a good bit of history about Seattle with a dose of humor and a different perspective. Bill Speidel wrote the book “Sons of the Profits,” which is said to be the basis for the tour, which started i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2006

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
608 First Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98104
206 682 4646