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Seattle Overnight Getaway with Pineapple Hospitality

Friday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:44am PDT
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Over the last year I spent more time in Seattle than I had before, at any point in my life. I went past Bellis Fair, over the Chuckanut, beyond the Tulip Festival, to the stands at Safeco, up the Space Needle, around the EMP, above and below Pike Place Market, and shopped til I dropped.

Space Needle

I discovered more of Seattle’s history, saw more of its MLB and MLS teams in action, dug into its foodie scene, and hit popular attractions that millions visit each year.

Space Needle view of Seattle Pike Place Photowalk

Pike Place Photowalk Pike Place Photowalk

Last November I had the pleasure of staying at The Maxwell Hotel in Seattle and meeting the team behind Pineapple Hospitality. This family-run business operates The Watertown Hotel and The University Inn in the University of Washington District (just North of downtown), HotelFIVE (in the heart of downtown), and The Maxwell Hotel (Queen Anne).

Maxwell Hotel Lobby. Photo courtesy Pineapple Hospitality.

I have partnered with them to offer up a Seattle Overnight Getaway to one lucky reader. The winner will get the chance to spend the night in an Urban Suite at HotelFIVE in the heart of downtown.

My photos of the HotelFIVE Lobby.

Beds at HotelFive. Photo courtesy Pineapple Hospitality.

HotelFIVE has a full restaurant, a coffee bar, a modern lobby (complete with books and board games), and has been completely remodeled (you would never be able to tell it used to be a big chain hotel). The suites have flat screen TV’s, pod coffee makers, WIFI, Serta Concierge Emerald Plush mattresses, Kohler fixtures and more.

The hotel has deluxe queen rooms, deluxe double queen rooms, and only 2 Urban Suites. The Urban Suite (that the contest winner will be able to enjoy) has a king bed, a sleeper sofa, 42″ HDTV, WIFI, and upgraded amenities with a walk-in shower with rain shower-head and body sprays.

HotelFIVE is within walking distance of some of the city’s best attractions and eateries, including several of Tom Douglas’ restaurants and Dahlia Bakery.

The winner of the contest can also enjoy the amazing EMP (Experience Music Project) at Seattle Centre thanks to the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau (“Seattle CVB”). They’ll include 2 tickets for the EMP in the prize package along with 2 monorail passes. From HotelFIVE, you can walk over to the monorail station at Westlake, do some shopping along the way.

Frontside of the EMP|SFM
The EMP. Photo credit: Kay Gaensler on Flickr. Website:

There is a Battlestar Galactica exhibit on now at the EMP (until March) along with their amazing Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Avatar exhibits, guitar gallery, and more. Check out the Seattle CVB for timely events and exhibits when you plan your stay.

Here’s how you can enter to win this Seattle Overnight Getaway that includes 1 night in an Urban Suite at HotelFIVE (value $500), 2 EMP passes, and 2 monorail tickets.

  • Leave a comment on this post about why you’d like to visit Seattle (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #Seattle Overnight Getaway from @StayPineapple @SeattleMaven @Miss604

There are no blackout dates for the hotel stay but booking is based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter, a resident of BC, and must be legally permitted to enter the United States (and return to Canada). I will draw 1 winner next Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:00am.

Follow Pineapple Hospitality on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about their properties. The Seattle CVB is on Facebook, and @SeattleMaven is their go-to Twitter account.

Update The winner is Cynthia Booton – @canuckcyn!

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  1. Jenn says:

    I love love love Seattle! I would love to have a mini-getaway to Seattle so that I can shop and see the sights! I haven’t been to Pike Market in sooo long and I would love to go!

  2. Rachel says:

    I love weekend trips to Washington after a long week and a new Seattle experience would be a great way to start 2012!

  3. Erin says:

    I love walking around the market in Seattle!

  4. Bailey says:

    I would love to get out of our house for the weekend, and what better place to do it then Seattle. I have been itching to do the underground tour there so this would be an amazing prize!!! Thanks

  5. richard w says:

    LOVE going to Seattle to watch the Seahawks…they suck….and I still LOVE them!

  6. Vanessa says:

    I’d love to visit Pike Market and wash the fish being thrown!

  7. I would love to go to Seattle again…havent been there in quite a long time, think it is time to visit soon to do a photowalk πŸ™‚

  8. jake hamilton says:

    The wife and I havent been able to go for vacation sinc the birth of our beautiful baby boy Jayden…would love a date night!!!

  9. Kate Sanders says:

    I would love to go to seattle, as we have never explored the downtown area! We are also in need of a nice romantic vacation, away from the stress at home πŸ™‚

  10. Marina says:

    I’ve been wanting to spend some time in Seattle for ages now, to visit the EMP specifically and also because they have a great vegan scene!

  11. Carolyn says:

    I love shopping in Seattle and my kids love the ZOO!!!!!!

  12. Gladys Tsang says:

    I love Seattle, but I only ever really go for the shopping. Would love the opportunity to explore the city more.

  13. Sherri Robson says:

    Spent all my life in vancouver and the closest I’ve been to a Seattle trip is driving to SEATAC

  14. Natalie says:

    I love Seattle – the shopping is fantastic and the food is amazing. I’d like to go visit some more foodie restaurants and shop!

  15. Dorothy says:

    Love Pike Place Market, Alki Beach, Seahawks games and shopping πŸ™‚

  16. Dilara says:

    I love any excuse to make a trip south of the border but have only had the opportunity to stay overnight in Seattle a couple of times. I just love walking around downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market, taking in the sights and sounds of the city.

  17. Amanda says:

    After a super hectic and stressful year, and with me being a tudent, my boyfriend and I could really use a couple nights away to relax in one of our favorite cities!

  18. Janet says:

    Would love a trip to Seattle! The Library Building is fantastic! And the flower vendors at Pike Place Market! Love!

  19. Jeremy V says:

    Beautiful city, love the food and shopping

  20. Laura says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle again, it’s one of my fav cities to travel to and catch some baseball!

  21. Melissa says:

    We love Seattle! Have been thinking about taking our son so he could check out the Aquarium!

  22. Anthony says:

    I want to treat my girlfriend to a relaxing weekend filled with great coffee, food and festivities while also getting a chance to take some artsy pictures with my new DSLR of a city I have never been to…

  23. Roberta says:

    I haven’t been to Seattle for awhile and would love to go again. I haven’t been to EMP yet and both my husband and I loved Battlestar Gallatica. What a great trip/prize!

  24. Rachel says:

    I would love to explore the food scene in Seattle!

  25. Clarke welters says:

    I have never been to Seattle and my husband and I could reall use a fun weekend away. My kids are 6 and 2 and I have never spent a night away from either of them. I feel like I am finally ready and this would ba so amazing for my hubby and I to do together!

  26. Julia says:

    I haven’t been to Seattle in a couple of years so it would be great to have an excuse to visit again! …My 29th birthday coming up on Jan 15th and this would make a great gift πŸ™‚

    We took a train to Seattle when we last went and we did all of the tourist-y stuff like: The Underground Tour, Harbour Cruise, EMT…etc. We had one of those City Passes. Great fun!

  27. Shauna says:

    Seattle is one of my favorite cities! The shopping, food, and sites are all great!

  28. Rania says:

    I would love the chance to explore Seattle. It’s “next door” yet I’ve never really been there. (a conference a few years back where we spent the entire time indoors does not count) Your draw is on Jan.13th and my birthday is on Jan.14th. It would make a great gift! Also, I have not had a vacation since 2009. It’s about time I did.
    Is that enough pleading? Begging? Pity-partying?
    Have a great day, Miss 604!

  29. Cassie P says:

    Of all the cities I have visited, Seattle has some of the best food, people, and scenery ever! I would love to return!

  30. i was able to go to Seattle over 22 years ago, i have always wanted to go back,or move to Seattle

  31. Jessica says:

    I would like to visit Seattle because as someone who grew up in Vancouver, I’ve spent countless of summers with my family camping and hiking around Washington state. However, we have never spent any time in Seattle and getting to know the city. I would love to experience the culture in Seattle and see the what the city is about.

  32. Alex says:

    Seattle is a wonderful place to visit – take the train, relax & spend copious amounts of money at Nordstrom!

  33. Jessica says:

    I would love to go to Seattle for a weekend getaway! I have not had the chance to explore Seattle as much I would like. Pick me pick me!

  34. Belinda says:

    I took a sailing course there on Seattle lake and it is wonderful in the summer. During the winter, taking the Cascade train down there seeing Mount Baker, scenary along the way and chatting with the conductor.

    I do not know what it is like up the Space Needle, but at ground level the city is very lively.

  35. Despite numerous Seattle visits, there are so many things I haven’t seen yet!

  36. Darryl says:

    I would love a quick vacation to Seattle! I want to explore the city more and enjoy living like a local.

  37. Brad says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle, as it looks like an amazing city to visit!

  38. Daryl says:

    Seattle has always had several things to do. Great family and sports city.

  39. Bella says:

    I would love to have the opportunity to visit Seattle ~!! … School fees are keeping me from visiting ~ Considering that I’ve never been to Seattle, I would like the opportunity to be able to take pictures for my portfolio in Seattle!!!

  40. Jared says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the EMP … And a night away? Sounds like fun!

  41. oana says:

    I’d love to go to Seattle – it’s probably the best place for a little babymoon!

  42. BuzzBuzzHome says:

    At we are currently checking out the new condo scene in Seattle, and it would be sweet to physically visit it!

    HotelFIVE sounds pretty awesome as well.

  43. Chelsea Forrester says:

    LOVE Seattle AND Miss604!

  44. Rob Love says:

    Moved from BC just 9 months ago, longing to see the “wet” coast again πŸ™‚

  45. Eudora says:

    Was there for Bumbershoot in 2010, such good times. And I’ve always wanted to go up the Space Needle!

  46. Robert Hillman says:

    Never been, love to take my wife and daughter to Seattle for a night. The hotel looks fab. I hear road trip. Now I feel random!

  47. Abby says:

    I have only been to Seattle once for a weekend, and I would love to see more.

  48. Stephanie says:

    I would love to go to Seattle. What a great trip.

  49. Sherri, says:

    Would love to take a friend with me who has never been. Pike Market will blow her away,

  50. Alex Kingston says:

    Seattle is awesome. So much to do and very close to us. The people are always very nice and very unique attractions.

  51. luc says:

    We’d like to have a train-cruise to Seattle!

  52. Matt says:

    Fantastic! I’d love to take the wife to Seattle for a quick weekend away!

  53. Debbie says:

    Shopping, shopping and more shopping!

  54. Laura E. says:

    I have never been to Seattle. This would be a great intro!!

  55. Vanessa says:

    I’d love to go to the Experience Music Project! Always see it, but never been in it. What a great prize package!

  56. wono99 says:

    Haven’t been in a while, like Capitol Hill, Queen Anne.

  57. maggie says:

    Seattle is always a nice getaway. Love how walkable it is, the market, the shops, etc.

  58. how much fun would that be? pick me, pick me!!!

  59. nadya says:

    The Shopping!

  60. Kristina Berg says:

    Seattle has such an urban flavour that is hard to find in Langley.

  61. matthew m says:

    Because I’ve never been to EMP and really want to go.

  62. I love Seattle! I was just there for a few days before Christmas. It’s such a great getaway: so close, the restaurant scene is amazing, and the live music! I love to hang out at Pike Place Market, stroll through Capitol Hill, and hit one of the Jazz clubs. I also *really* want to take my son to EMP over spring break!

  63. lindawwww says:

    I want to stay in Seattle because I want to visit Pike Place Market, go up the Space Needle, and shop, shop, shop!

  64. Christine says:

    Because it’s a great weekend getaway (and a quick one with my Nexus card) and there are plenty of Happy Hour food/drink specials to enjoy!

  65. Jessica says:

    I would love to treat my fiance to a trip to Seattle! He’s never been, so this would be a perfect opportunity. πŸ™‚

  66. Marina says:

    Seattle is the perfect weekend getaway.

  67. Lori says:

    I don’t know how you are choosing the winner – if its the best reason given, or random. So I’ll assume I need to give a good reason to go —-

    My husband and I have 2 great kids – the oldest is 13 and was injured at birth and requires a wheelchair and 24/7 care. We could really use a night away! and we love Seattle. and my husband is crazy about baseball – so if there’s a Mariners game to catch, that will be squeezed in too!

  68. S.Field says:

    Seattle is such a great city to just hang out in – we used to do that a fair bit but with friends that live south of there we now tend to just drive through. Been thinking we need to have a dedicated Seattle trip and this would be a great impetus.

  69. Samantha says:

    I just graduated from UBC and it would be great to have a little getaway to celebrate!

  70. Roanne says:

    To see the amazing Castaways at the Can Can Club under Pike Place Market!

  71. Harj says:

    Would love to see the Great “South” with my girlfriend. I must see why there is always a comparison with Vancouver and Seattle!

  72. Laura says:

    I love the shopping in Seattle and my boys love to go the the Zoo!!

  73. Jen Maddox says:

    I would like to go see a Mariners game.

  74. Whenever I go to Seattle, it’s to drive my best friend to her medical appointments there. We’re always in a hurry and stressed, so we don’t have time to sight see. I’d love to take the train down and check out Pike Place Market and maybe if I had time, the fabulous Zoo and have a love seafood dinner somewhere. I also hear there are some grat book stores near Pike Place. I’d love to poke around in those.


  75. Lily says:

    i love delancey for pizza, elysian for beer, and SHOPPING!!!!!!!!

  76. Melissa says:

    I’d like to visit Seattle because the last time I was there, my bf (a really awesome musician, who would LOVE teh EMP) could not come, and it would have been SO awesome to be there with him. I (heart) Seattle!

  77. lucky says:

    ive been to seattle many times and there because are so many nice malls and attractions there! i love seattle

  78. EagleSpirit says:

    I am coming to Seattle for the very first time in February so that I can share my work at the 20th Annual Women of Wisdom conference. I am travelling from the east coast of Canada because I am feeling called there… all of this is coming out of my pocket because I believe in what the ladies are doing and all the women – young and old that they help. I sure would appreciate being able to stay and enjoy some time in Seattle in addition to the work. Feels like it could be a pay it forward from the Universe!! Many blessings, EagleSpirit

  79. Janice says:

    I love spending a weekend in Seattle!

  80. Jenny says:

    I would love to visit Seattle because the farthest I’ve been there is the Outlet malls! Would love to actually experience the city!

  81. Fiona says:

    My dad’s birthday is coming up. Would love to take the family to Seattle. To visit pike place market and to eat steamers there.

  82. Curtis slade says:

    Love Seattle, fantastic city, the seafood and definitely the shopping

  83. Parker says:

    such a fun city with an amazing downtown!! I’d love to check out the music scene and experience that aspect of such a fun place.

  84. Gwen says:

    I would love to take my boys down for another weekend. A trip to the emp and then to the Lego store. πŸ™‚

  85. Jeremy says:

    Seattle has awesome shopping and restaurants! One of my fav restaurant is the crab pot. It is touristy, but there’s something weirdly satisfying about eating seafood that’s been dumped on your table. πŸ˜€

  86. Lena says:

    I would love to go because I’ve never actually explored Seattle before, just drove through it!

  87. vicky says:

    My bff is visiting from London Ont. at the end of January and we’re heading to Seattle! I’m booking a Hotel Room right now! Another great contest!! Love Seattle!!

  88. Stacy says:

    Seattle is one of my favorite getaway places and it’s been far too long since I’ve had the chance to get there. Hubby and I could use a little weekend vacay from the kids, so this would be perfect!

  89. Sanaz says:

    I’ve been to Seattle a few times but always on the way to some other destination. I’d love to spend a couple of nights there to give it a proper visit

  90. Lizzie says:

    I love walking around in Seattle. It’s a great city to explore gastronomic and cultural events. The coffee, awesome seafood, wines and beers.. it’s such a fun place!

  91. Katie says:

    We went to Seattle for my husband’s birthday last year and as his birthday is coming up it would be great to do a repeat. We had so much fun at the Space Needle, Market and more

  92. Debbie F says:

    I have never had the chance to visit seattle and would love to spend the day there.

  93. Karen S says:

    I would love to check out the Seattle food scene, as I’ve read about about some great restaurants/delis that have opened up recently. And this would be the ideal time to explore EMP with my husband, the music lover!

  94. Diane says:

    I am long-overdue for another US shopping trip and need to make a weekend of it to get the duty-free allowance. Would be good to finally try EMP and some new restaurants.

  95. Paula says:

    I would love to surprise my hubby with a trip to Seattle. It’s one of our favorite cities, such great memories!

  96. Ruby says:

    My fiance & I took an impromptu staycation down to Seattle for a weekend so we could reconnect and just enjoy ourselves away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life … it would be really nice do that again and discover some new faves in Seattle.

  97. I would like to win so I can experience all of Seattle. I’ve never heard of EMP before and it sounds great. I stayed in West Seatlle at my cousin’s, so it would be great to visit her but to stay downtown in a nice hotel.

  98. Jessica says:

    As a single mother, my free time is limited. I would love to have a girls weekend with my friend.

  99. I would love to go to Seattle and stay at this hotel. A family run operation is something I enjoy supporting. I’d like to visit EMP, the space needle and the public library (the building is supposed to be amazing. I didn’t know Seattle had a mono rail. I’d also like to enjoy some good Thai food and maybe find a food truck or two that I’ve heard so much about. Come on Seattle…pick me!

  100. Marisa says:

    What a great prize! My husband thinks the Battlestar Galactica exhibit at the EMP sounds awesome….

  101. Kiran says:

    My boyfriend and I have both had very stressful years for 2011, and so far 2012 seems to be the same, with family sicknesses, etc. It would be great to have an opportunity to spend some time together and get away for a weekend.

  102. Katie says:

    My boyfriend just moved here from Ontario and he’s never been to Seattle. This would be a perfect date for us!

  103. Piotr says:

    Seattle rocks. I want to go back to reconnect with old friends.

  104. Go to Pike Place and SeaStar restaurant (best raw seafood going)!

  105. Nicole says:

    I’ve been to Seattle a number of times, but have never been to EMP. Would love to go and check it out!

  106. Angela R says:

    Home away from home!

  107. Grace says:

    I just want to get out of Vancouver!

  108. I’ve been to Seattle a few times but have been lucky enough to spend a night there. This would be awesome.

  109. Natalie says:

    My boyfriend has been begging to go on a roadtrip and this would be perfect!

  110. Amy says:

    I haven’t been to Seattle in ages. So long that I can’t even remember. Would love to go again!

  111. Joe Wiebe says:

    I want to visit Seattle to sample some of the tasty local craft beer!

  112. Mark says:

    A weekend with a game at Safeco is the best!

  113. Loris says:

    Shopping at Westlake Center πŸ™‚

  114. Kate says:

    I love the fresh seafood at Pike Place, thanks!

  115. Megan says:

    Seattle is a great place to visit. Lots of good eats! would love to win this prize.

  116. Diana says:

    I’ve never been to the EMP! Also, I could never got tired of strolling through Pike Place Market. Love it.

  117. Belinda says:

    Almost embarrassed to say that I’ve only been to Seattle to stay once and I’ve lived in the Vancouver area my entire life. When I finally went I wondered why I hadn’t gone before. We didn’t have enough time to do all we wanted to do while in town and enjoy the cool vibe the last time and would love to go again.

  118. Pamela says:

    I love being ‘Sleepless in Seattle’

  119. Sheila says:

    My husband just went back to school to become a teacher (thus leaving his job and paycheque for the time being). We love, love, love Seattle and have been wanting to take our kids there for a mini-vacay…but no money = no vacay.

  120. Leigh says:

    Just talking to the hubby about heading to Seattle for a getaway! Had been planning to check out one of the Pineapple Hotels after seeing your tweets from your stay!

  121. Simon says:

    A hotel stay and BSG exhibit visit would complement the train getaway to Seattle I had planned perfectly — woohoo!

  122. Taigi says:

    Pikes Place, and the fooooooood!!!!

  123. Vincent says:

    The large geek culture surronding Seattle making it the funnest city in America.

  124. Rachael says:

    I would like to eat my way through Pike Place Market, and shop at Nordstroms.

  125. Nicole says:

    My hubby’s never been to Seattle so I think it would be a fun little adventure together πŸ™‚

  126. Sylvia says:

    I’d love to win this trip for my brother so he could visit with his friends!

  127. Ranelle says:

    Seattle is a beautiful city and I’d love to go back to see more of the sights!

  128. Kevin Baggs says:

    It would be great to see Seattle.

  129. BrandMaven says:

    It’s as if you and the Pineapple team were flies on the wall when my partner and I planned our upcoming double Birthday Weekend trip! You mentioned many of our favourite places and we are even going to check the EMP! It would be amazing to check out a new place to stay.

  130. Christy H. says:

    I would like to go to Seattle for my 30th birthday which is next month… yikes, 30? Really? How’d that creep up on me

  131. Chris B. says:

    to visit friends

  132. John F. says:

    would love to win this as I have not been down to Seattle since the mid 70’s and that was a high school band trip.

  133. Tessa K. says:

    I’d love some shopping therapy down south!

  134. Lisa says:

    I need to get more spicy thai orzo at Pappadelles pasta at Pike Place. I love the city and would finally like to take the tour of Theo’s chocolates.

  135. Lindsey says:

    Would be a fun weekend to wedding dress/MOH dress shop with my sister!

  136. Michael says:

    I’ve never been and this would be a perfect chance to check out a Sounders or Mariners game!

  137. Belinda says:

    I would love to win the trip to Seattle because the it would give me a chance to check out the shopping and restaurants

  138. Martha says:

    Sounds amazing! I’ve never really explored Seattle much before =)

  139. Raymond says:

    I’d like to walk around town and be a foodie!

  140. Tyler Mills says:

    I would love to visit Seattle because it’s one of my favourite cities! Love going there for the amazing shopping and even better restaurants. If I win this trip, I’m going to eat my way around Seattle!

  141. Garrett says:

    A trip to Seattle would be great! Haven’t been in a long time.

  142. Laura says:

    I would be a real treat to get away……haven’t been away in a long time!

  143. Lauren says:

    I’ve stayed at the Maxwell before, it was a really nice place. Would love to try another hotel in the chain.

  144. Maryanne says:

    We don’t visit Seattle enough and rarely for an overnight trip so this prize would be awesome!

  145. Stephanie says:

    I just bought a new camera lens & would love love love to go take some pictures of Seattles many amazing sights!

  146. Grace M says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle because I quite enjoy the Mariners game!! And shopping too of course muahahaha

  147. Sheila says:

    Seattle is an awesome city. We love doing something new each time we visit; last time we went to University Village. But we haven’t been to EMP yet…

  148. alice irwin says:

    had a great time in Seattle last year with friends and this looks like a really fab hotel for a return visit to drink a few more bars dry, revisit Dahila’s and shop shop shop………………pretty please!

  149. Jeannette says:

    I love Seattle – my best friend lives there and I hardly get to visit her! I love poking through the market and I love walking around Ballard and Capitol Hill. So much to see & do. I’d love to win this trip!!!

  150. Cynthia Booton says:

    I’d really like to visit Seattle because I have only driven through it and never been able to stop and get to see what the city has to offer.

  151. Paula says:

    I would love to head down to Seattle to spend a night at that beautiful hotel and stroll along Pike Place. Seattle is the best mini-vacation spot!

  152. AC07-NW says:

    i’ve never been in Seattle, that would be great if I win this awesome prize!*_*

  153. Tracy says:

    love to go shopping in seattle!

  154. Caitlin says:

    I have only been to Seattle one to go to a Mariner’s game and never had the opportunity to stay overnight! This would be awesome!

  155. Gary says:

    It would be great to see the Experience Music Project

  156. Vania says:

    I could def. use a weekend in Seattle!

  157. Cyndi says:

    I want to take my kids to the zoo and aquarium in Seattle

  158. Gurj says:

    I’d like to see the famous Pike Place Market

  159. Jeff says:

    Salumi and Paseo.

  160. Jas says:

    Lunch at Pike Place Market and watching the city at night from the space needle…two great reason to visit our cousin city to the south πŸ™‚

  161. Brenda says:

    I love eating fresh crab and cheesecake at the Market!

  162. Dave K. says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had a trip to downtown Seattle and I’d love to return for a short break.

  163. Natalie says:

    My husband and I would love to take a weekend off from working so hard to make ends meet.

  164. Annie says:

    Would love to take my mom to Seattle and give her a break!

  165. Lai Jung says:

    What a great trip to go on!

  166. lor says:

    to visit the lovely Pike Place Market!

  167. Iain M says:

    Seattle is the coolest city. Lots to do.

  168. Nancy says:

    Love walking and exploring all that Seattle has to offer… and the downtown core is my favourite neighbourhood! Great contest!

  169. Jen says:

    Would love a getaway to Seattle before baby #2 arrives. HotelFIVE look fantastic and it would be a luxury to spend a night there. I have always wanted to check out the EMP. Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. Anne says:

    I would love to spend time in Seattle to visit Cake Spy, Pike Place Market and Top Pot doughnuts.

  171. Vicki says:

    I would love an excuse to visit Seattle. It’s been way too long since my last shopping trip down south!

  172. Greg Gurd says:

    Before we had kids Seatle was the getaway of choice for my wife and I, with an anniversary coming up this would be an amazing surprise for me to be able to give here!

  173. Bonnie says:

    I want to visit Seattle because I haven’t been there in over 20 years and I would like to see all the new attractions in the city.

  174. Gerald says:

    It’s the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle and I’ve never been up it. Time to go!

  175. Eileen says:

    This sounds like a great excuse to get down to Seattle!

  176. ks says:

    Seattle is such a vibrant city with so much going on ~ who wouldn’t want to go!?

  177. Michelle M says:

    I would love to visit Pike Place and the very first Starbucks store.

  178. Amy says:

    I’m a poor student who would love to win a quick getaway like this!

  179. vincent says:

    This would be the best spring break after a rough period at university @@:

  180. Janet says:

    I would love to go to Seattle and stay at HotelFIVE.

  181. Sherry says:

    I really want to see the Gauguin exhibit coming to the Seattle Art Museum in February….This would be an amazing getaway.

  182. Dennis says:

    Would love to go to the Mariners Fan Fest at the end of January or take in a Mariners game once the season starts.

  183. Ben says:

    Seattle?! Four words … Coffee & REI Flagship store! 3 cheers for Miss604!!

  184. Alex says:

    Want to attend a Mariners game and visit the Pike Market.

  185. Nancy says:

    I haven’t been to Seattle in a couple of years and I’ve never stayed right downtown. I’d love the opportunity to explore the city center a bit more and I’ve always wanted to go to the EMP!

  186. Leslie Williams says:

    I badly want to go stay in Seattle because I actually live in WA but only get to go to Seattle once every few years. I love that there are so many different things to do there and there is always something for everyone. I especially love going to Beecher’s cheese store and watching them make the cheese then ordering a cheesy melted crab sammy and walking around the Pike Place Market!

  187. Nora says:

    I would love to see the Battlestar exhibit!!

  188. Jane says:

    Living so close, yet have never experienced downtown Seattle – music, art, culture, Pike Market would be such a great treat! Would be great to explore, and to get comfortable enough to make lots more trips in the future!

  189. Carol says:

    I would really love to visit Seattle. I have heard that it is a wonderful city with lots to explore.

  190. Kris Johnston says:

    Pike Place, shopping, great restaurants…so many reasons why I love Seattle. A short getaway would be great.

  191. Sharon says:

    I love Seattle! A quick getaway to a posh place within the Emerald City would brighten up these winter blahs.

  192. Lori Rozali says:

    We LOVE Seattle…we keep discovering new things to do there, with high quality theatre, restaurants, museum exhibits etc., plus perennial favorites the fabulous zoo, charming Green Lake for a walk etc. – a fabulous yet different weekend every time.

  193. Stephanie says:

    Seattle has a great vibe and I dont’t go there enough. Would love to have a weekend adventure.

  194. As children living in Vancouver, our folks would take us down the I-5 into a “strange and different land” and into Seattle. I have fond memories of those road trips.

    Years later, there would be a gathering of astronomers in downtown Seattle in early-January. The weather that entire week? Sunny and warm – for some, it was an unbelievably beautiful introduction to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It might have given some the mistaken impression that it never rains, despite the greenery …

    As part of this year’s RTW, I’m doing the “slow wander” first throughout North America, which includes “home” Vancouver, and naturally, back down I-5 to Seattle. I’ve a friend at U-Dub whom I haven’t seen in a few years, which should get us all caught up, and includes talking EPL smack with his Chelsea versus my Arsenal.

  195. Jackie says:

    Have never been…hotel looks beautiful!

  196. Linda Kollybaba says:

    One of the best getaways close to Vancouver can offer so much to see and do in Seattle lots of great shopping

  197. Francis says:

    great seafood!

  198. Brandie says:

    I’ve been to Seattle a handful of times but didn’t do much other than see a baseball or football game. Would love the opportunity to explore more!

  199. Phy says:

    The Pike Place chowder – nuff said!

  200. Kevin Walton says:

    Would love to go to Seattle. A quick mini-getaway with the wife!

  201. Brandy says:

    The last time I was in Seattle, I missed out on the monorail. I need to go again so I can do that!

  202. Duncan says:

    We haven’t spent much time in Seattle, and it would be great to get to know the city better!

  203. Mike says:


    1.Pike place market.

  204. Tracey Flattes says:

    I love the Pike Place Market and the fact that Seattle has so many happy hours!

  205. Seattle has an amazing food scene… I would love to try their donuts.

  206. Del says:

    I would like to win so i could take my hard working wife for a much needed break.

  207. Jamie says:

    I like turtles. And Seattle.

  208. Debbie says:

    the last time I was in Seattle was 1967, I went to meet J.P. Patches at the Post Inteligencer building. I was 6 years old. About time I visited again!

  209. Karen says:

    Seattle would be the perfect getaway after a busy spring of moving our business and hosting our daughter’s wedding!

  210. Christine says:

    I have never been to Seattle, but it has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I especially am interested in exploring the music scene there, so much history. I would love to experience the contrasts and similarities between Seattle and Vancouver. The prize package for this contest sounds stellar!

  211. Michael Kwan says:

    I’ve been to Seattle several times, but have never gone into the EMP. Sounds like as good an opportunity as any!

  212. Katie S says:

    I would love to visit Seattle because they have one of the best roller derby teams in the world and I always love hearing people talk about them (Rat City Roller Girls) when I’m there.

  213. Siobhan S. says:

    My husband and I have been planning to go to Seattle years, but we haven’t had the extra cash to treat ourselves. The farthest we ever make it is Bellingham for groceries and gas. I’d love to stay at Hotel Five in the Urban Suite (which would be way over my budget), check out Pike Place Market, do some shopping and of course see the Experience Music Project (we’ve never been before). Battlestar was one of my hubby’s favourite shows! It would be a special treat for us if we won! Thank you so much!

  214. Josie says:

    Oh I loved Seattle when I visited in October. I even stayed at the beautiful Maxwell hotel. BUT, I was only there overnight and missed out on so many things that I wanted to see and do. I wanna go back.

  215. E. Tang says:

    Would love to go because I feel like I’ve never truly explored Seattle.

  216. howwon says:

    best city ever!!!

  217. I love Seattle. It reminds me of Vancouver with all of the rain!

  218. tanya ci says:

    The Boy and I like the Pineapple Hospitality at the Maxwell. We have stayed a few time. I’d love to get back to Seattle for the great hotel and because Seattle has some rather delish gluten free eating πŸ™‚

  219. Ian says:

    Pineapple Hospitality is great and I’d like to visit their downtown Seattle hotel.

  220. Deanna Legare says:

    I haven’t had a chance to experience Seattle the way you have described. I Have only driven through, and probably taken it for advantage.. I would love to explore it in depth.

  221. Marieke says:

    I just moved to Vancouver (quite literally, arrived today) and cannot wait to explore everything near and far. Seattle is top of that list! This would be an extraordinary opportunity to see a city I’ve always dreamed of visiting.

  222. Adam Wiggins says:

    Seattle is one of my wife and my favorite Washington getaways. It’s like Vancouver but away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life!

  223. Cat McDowell says:

    I would love to go to Seattle to eat at the great restaurants there. And to of course do some shopping!!

  224. Lisa says:

    My husband and I love Seattle for a mini-getaway and this looks amazing. EMP is fabulous no matter how many time you’ve been.

  225. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to do some shopping in Seattle.

  226. Shelley says:

    My Husband and I, have not had a vacation, since we got married in 1997. He has never been to Seattle before, so I would love to show him how fantastic, and fun the City of Seattle really is!

  227. Cliff says:

    I love the restaurants in Seattle, and the cocktail culture is great!

  228. Brenda says:

    Shopping and dining downtown!

  229. Jan says:

    OMG. We are due for a Seattle weekend! Love discovering new corners, new pubs and this hotel looks great.

  230. Tiffany says:

    I would love to go on a roadtrip with my boyfriend and shop and dine around downtown πŸ™‚

  231. CaroleM says:

    I’d like to stay in Seattle b/c it would be nice to get away for a night with my husband!

  232. Cindy KS says:

    Love Seattle and the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan:)
    – the shopping is great and the food amazing. I’d love to go back there soon.

  233. Matt says:

    Seattle has a great music scene and I love that it’s so close to hit up when bands don’t cross the border in to Canada. I don’t think I’ve ever been when it wasn’t raining like crazy, so would love the opportunity to spend a sunny day there!

  234. AC says:

    Dining, shopping, the natural beauty! Seattle has a great vibe. A Wonderful place to visit!

  235. Sarah C says:

    I love the shopping and the food! I visit whenever I get the chance!

  236. Dennis Sato says:

    What else can I say except the

  237. Trena says:

    Ok, I am going to totally embarrass myself by saying this but…..I have never been to Seattle. I’ve lived on the west coast all my life and have never made it there. I’ve heard the arts scene is amazing, along with everything else.
    Would LOVE to finally go….

  238. isha says:

    I would like to take my best friend she didn’t have a job for a year and half so couldn’t go anywhere and now that she has a job she can’t take time off. This would be the perfect weekend getaway.

  239. Victoria says:

    Pick me, pick me! Went to Seattle last year and had such a great time. Great food, great shopping…just didn’t have enough time there so I need to go back. I’d love to make it an annual event with my Mum.

  240. Lewis says:

    Love Pike Place Market and the Mariners!

  241. Elaine says:

    I ve been to Seattle a few times but haven’t really visited the major attractions. Would love to go again and enjoy what seattle has to offer.

  242. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I would absolutely love to go to Seattle for the weekend, The last time I went I was in my twenties and I pushing late 40s. I am an American citizen who has lived in Vancouver since I was a child. I would love to see the sights. the shopping is amazing and I would love to sightsee and maybe catch a show if Im lucky. I would consider a great opportunity if I won. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  243. Jenn says:

    I’d like to take my east coast Fiance to explore the wharf and city. He’s only seen it as we whizzed by on the way to SEATAC. Also, I’m not going to lie – I’d love to do some shopping…for friends and family. Well maybe one pair of shoes for myself, ok two, but most likely not five…unless they are really cute.

  244. Janelle. says:

    Love to go down to Seattle and play tourist. So many times, it’s just pop down for some shopping. Would love to have some time to actually hang out

  245. Kim says:

    Would love to explore the city rather than just a weekend shopping trip. Never been to the EMP or the space needle.

  246. Lindsay says:

    We got married in Seattle so it always is somewhere we love to go. Most of the times these days we only do a jam packed day trip and miss out on the strolling and enjoying it so this would be perfect. Also, this hotel looks really cute! Never heard of it before.

  247. Andrew says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle so I can shop at my favorite store – Nordstrom Rack!

  248. Deb C says:

    I would love to getaway to Seattle with my daughter, who is 20, because she moved out last year, and I don’t get to see her as much anymore, and I miss her! I would absolutely love a night away with her, hanging out, doing activities and “girl things” in the big city πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance…good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  249. Masumi says:

    I would love to win a getaway to Seattle!! I love that it is close to home but so different and fun! And the shopping and cheap wine only make it better πŸ™‚

  250. P. says:

    Day trips always feel way too rushed. An overnight stay would be fantastic!

  251. Kristel says:

    I would love to win this price!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  252. tania says:

    I would love to go to Seattle, do some sightseeing.

  253. rino says:

    Haven’t to Seattle since I used to play soccer there, decade ago! Would love to go see a Mariner’s game.

  254. Leanne says:

    Would love to have a getaway in Seattle and spend time at the Pacific Science Center.

  255. Gazza says:

    I love going to Seattle for a weekend get away … great food,music and shopping!

  256. Veronica says:

    I would love to visit seattle, haven’t been there in ages and it’d be a nice getaway during reading break! πŸ™‚

  257. kahhlee says:

    I think my mom and I could use a relaxing yet short getaway πŸ™‚

  258. Andrew says:

    A short road trip getaway to pike place

  259. Leanna says:

    What a great prize pack. Seattle is chalkablock full of fun things to see and do. What I enjoy the most is coming across all the ways in which we as Westcoast Canadians and Americans are so similar and yet so startlingly different!

  260. Stephanie C says:

    First off, I’m in dire need of a getaway of any sort. And secondly I love the food, and I’ve been dying to check out this restaurant called Bizzarros!

  261. Xing says:

    I’d love to visit the Space Needle and HotelFIVE seems amazing. I would love to stay there!

    I retweeted!

  262. Justine says:

    I want to do a foodie tour of Seattle – a visit to Pike Market (never been!), some brew pubs, and Tom Douglas’ restaurants.

  263. Eileen H. says:

    Jazz Alley, Moore Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Triple Door, and all of the other great live music venues.

  264. Steph :) says:

    Have driven though through Seattle quite a few times on the way to somewhere else on roadtrips. But haven’t actually stayed there since I was a kid so would be nice to explore it.

  265. Shannon says:

    I would love to visit Seattle since I am reading the Starbucks “Onward” book currently & want to visit the first of their shops ever! πŸ™‚

  266. Lindsey says:

    I’d love to go to Seattle to visit Pike Place Market again and check out the EMP!

  267. Andrea says:

    Seattle is the perfect mini break! Love Top Pot Doughnuts and strolling through Pike Place.

  268. Mike says:

    Because it’s far enough to feel like a vacation but close enough we can leave the kids with the grandparents for a couple days. And it’s a great City.

  269. Vince S says:

    Close enough to go away for a couple of days, and enough culture and varietyto feel like a real vacation!

  270. Deidre says:

    I have never been there – this would be so exciting!

  271. Lyn says:

    Urban5 sounds intriguing. I love Seattle’s art scene.

  272. MIKE says:

    Coool…. Love Seattle! Lovw to win this package. Thanks.

  273. Adam says:

    I need a holiday; Seattle would make a great getaway.

  274. Summer says:

    Yes please!

  275. Nic says:

    We go every year, and it just gets better every year! Food, shopping, entertainment…a great way to have a weekend getaway.

  276. Silvy says:

    Would love to visit Seattle to explore the city and do some SHOPPING!!

  277. Chelle says:

    I’d like to visit the Woodland Park zoo again.

  278. Simon says:

    We recently discovered geocaching as a fun family activity with our 8 and 11 year old. There are so many spots in Seattle to geocache including groundspeak headquarters…the birthplace of geocaching. That’s why we’d love to go…to pry the kids away from the ipad and DS so we can all go GPS hunting for tupperware boxes!

  279. Bernadette says:

    Space needle and definitely the outlet center’s and shopping mall are top of the line! Love this city Seattle, Seattle, sleepless in Seattle!

  280. Scott says:

    Would love to win this prize. Seattle is a great weekend getaway, especially when you check out Purple Restaurant.

  281. Evan says:

    Big fan of Seattle. My 84yo great aunt lives there, and we’ve got other family members on my dad’s side who live in Olympia. As for Experience Music Project … visited back in mid-August of 2001 … definitely a cool place. We enjoyed it and spent half the day there.

  282. Chantel says:

    I would love to go to Seattle to go to the market, shot and eat!

  283. Eileen says:

    My friend just moved to Seattle & I’d love to go for a weekend visit.

  284. JEREMY C says:

    Live so close to the US/Canada border and have never been to the US. This would be an awesome way to start. Looks like a fantastic trip!

  285. Jenn H says:

    would love to visit the pike place market and the resto, Purple!!

  286. Jonathan Reimer says:

    Would love a weekend in Seattle, the package sounds amazing!

  287. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    I’ve been to Seattle a number of times and always intend to visit the EMP. This would be the perfect excuse πŸ™‚

  288. Stephanie S says:

    My reason for visiting Seattle would be that its almost time for March Madness and I can catch some amazing Gonzaga basketball games.. and also shop at the Premium outlets!

  289. hag says:

    I would love to go to Seattle because I haven’t been since 1976! I am sure it has changed a lot since then.

  290. Jasmine says:

    I want to check out the EMP.

  291. Linda Nguyen says:

    I’ve been to Seattle alot but still have not visited the space needle!!

  292. Heather says:

    I would love to go to seattle to relax, shop and visit my favorite location pike street market!

  293. Cyndi Hunter says:

    I’ve been dying to go on a sister-trip to Seattle — she’s never been! How fun would it be to check out the EMP together…plus, HotelFIVE looks absolutely funky & stunning!!!

  294. Angie says:

    I absolutely LOVE Seattle. I spent a couple days there during the Labour Day weekend and had a blast shopping, seeing the sights and most of all, tasting all of the delicious food! Can’t wait to go back πŸ™‚

  295. Ro says:

    I’d love to take my boyfriend to Seattle for his first MLB game for his birthday!

  296. Leah says:

    I would like to take my daughter to the Children’s Museum in Seattle – its supposed to be amazing!

  297. Laurel says:

    Why I’d like to visit Seattle?….One Word..”SHOPPING”!

  298. Leslie says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle, I have never been to the Space Needle but have always wanted to and the EMP sounds so cool!

  299. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love to go for the food!

  300. Maria says:

    I’d love to go to see a Mariner’s game.

  301. Helen says:

    Love Seattle because of great shopping and wonderful places to eat! We could really use a night away too:-)

  302. Justin says:

    I love visiting Seattle, but it’s the nerd in me to see the Battlestar Galactica exhibit!

  303. Nicole says:

    I could definitely use a little get-away, even if it’s just across the border! Didn’t get a chance to have much of a holiday during the Christmas season, so this would be my retreat πŸ™‚

  304. Michelle says:

    A weekend Seattle trip would be the perfect getaway for my bf’s upcoming birthday πŸ™‚

  305. Michelle W. says:

    I’ve been to the Seattle area a few times, but always to visit my boyfriend’s family, and I’ve never gotten to be a tourist! What a good chance!

  306. Katie says:

    I would LOVE a weekend getaway to Seattle. I’m a full time Nursing student… it’s a very intense course that can be draining at times. A weekend escape would be absolutely perfect.

  307. linda says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away a couple years ago and have been meaning to make our way down there again. This would be the perfect push.

  308. Sandra Buchanan says:

    I love Seattle but I have not been able to go there in a while. I would love to go and see the Experience Music Project as the last time I was there they were just finishing the building.

  309. Raju says:

    I would love to go because I’ve never been! Love your photos, Rebecca.

  310. Laura says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle and plan to see the city sometime this year – but BSG exhibits closes in March. Need I say more?!?

  311. Amanda says:

    Battlestar Galactica exhibit at the EMP! Cool! Must go!

  312. Areta says:

    I would love to have a getaway to Seattle and stay in HotelFIVE. I loved your pics! I RTed!

  313. Denise says:

    I would love to visit Seattle for a little get away with my husband. My parents can babysit my daughter. A date night would be perfect.

  314. Tracy says:

    Even though I live so close, I’ve never been to Seattle! I would also like to check out the outlets and see what all the fuss is about :p

  315. Alex says:

    Love the outlet shopping, Cheesecake Cafe and the market, and could really use a night away.

  316. Jeremy says:

    I would love to visit Seattle to explore the great restaurants, Pike Place Market and see the Seahawks play!

  317. Jen says:

    Seattle is such a great city!!! I’d love to shop with our great dollar and explore the city. There is also a great seafood restaurant I’ve heard of that I would love to try!

  318. Tiffany Kalanj says:

    My boyfriend is from Sweden and has never been to Seattle.

  319. Mae says:

    I’d love to go. As close as it is, I’ve only been to Seattle all of three times. There’s a glass museum in one of the ‘burbs I want to visit…. one of these days.

  320. Christine says:

    I’ve only had day trips through Seattle before, and the city seems fascinating. I’d love an opportunity to experience more of it’s energy.

  321. Kotie says:

    I’ve never stayed overnight in Seattle so I would love to go and do that one day!

  322. Joaquin says:

    I wwant to go to the EMP museum

  323. Jake says:

    To ride the monorail, of course! -j

  324. Elena says:

    What a great way to spend the weekend! Definitely want to visit the market.

  325. Carrie says:

    I would LOVE to go to Seattle! My husband and I moved to Vancouver almost 3 years ago, and we haven’t had the $$$ to explore anywhere — this could be our first ‘vacation’ in almost 4 years! (And our first trip that doesn’t involve family/work obligations in 10 years!) I would love absolutely everything about this trip — that hotel looks amazing.

  326. darwin says:

    Love seattle for all the shopping and great food!

  327. Carol says:

    My husband and I talk a lot about going to Seattle and have never made it past Bellingham. I know he would love it if we ever actually got there and would make it a regular trip.

  328. Marianne says:

    I love Seattle, it’s a nice getaway, with so much to do, places to eat and great hospitality of Seattle own people. You can’t forget the shopping πŸ™‚

  329. Stel says:

    Never been to Seattle. Would love to go. Maybe I’ll run into Dr. Dreamy or Dr. McSteamy!!!

  330. Scott says:

    Would love to visit the EMP and enjoy other Seattle sights + great food!

  331. ming says:

    I love going to the Bite of Seattle food festival!!

  332. Christine says:

    Well, to shop of course!

  333. Clair says:

    Me and my hubby would love a short getaway and visit seattle. Short getaway is all we can do coz working full time and have 3 kids. Can’t afford to take vacations but as every couple knows, to make a marriage n family work, we all need a break. Me still waiting for my break πŸ™‚

  334. Max says:

    A hotel named after moi? πŸ™‚ Id love to know what its like to be treated like a KING!:0 But yes, would love the chance to sop up the true American spirit and not suffer through Canadian drollness. Have not truly explored the birthplace of Pike Place coffee and speaking of which!

  335. Jackie says:

    i love seattle! roq la rue, plum, wayward = some favourites. belltown for mama’s is also a to do while there. i love any chance to go there this seems like a great chance to visit seattle from yet another perspective. would love the chance!

  336. Jeannie says:

    When I head down to the States, I either only visit the outlet stores, or bypass Seattle entirely and go straight on to Oregon/California.

    I would love the chance to truely explore and Seattle for once!

  337. Annastasia Palubiski says:

    I’ve discovered the Ballard neighbourhood and love visiting it’s many shops and cafes. Best part about Seattle, can’t wait to get back!

  338. Vaughan says:

    I would love to go to Seattle as a mini vacation and for the food.

  339. Deb says:

    Seattle – so much to love, I hope my favorite bookstore is still there by pioneer square. I plan to have my ashes sprinkled at Nordstroms when I die.

  340. Jeanie says:

    I’d visit because it’s so close and I should visit more often…

  341. Darren says:

    This would be a great getaway for my wife and I. She did a wonderful job of making the holidays special for our family and extended family, it would be nice for her to get a little break to wind down and enjoy Seattle.

  342. Rick says:

    Pike Street Market

  343. Julia says:

    I heard Salty’s on Alki Beach Restaurant is amazing. It would be great if my hubby and I could check it out this spring/summer.

  344. Pamela says:

    I would love a little weekend getaway. I haven’t had one of those since the kids were born (too many years ago)

  345. Tooth Fairy says:

    Believe me I would really love a wee weekend getaway and the chance to spend a nite in sweet Hotel! It feels like forever since I have seen Seattle…I can’t even remember when so that means it was many moons ago!!!!

  346. Josna says:

    I’d like to see the Gauguin exhibit running at the SAM, and for the food.

  347. Dennis L. says:

    I love going to Seattle and wandering around Pike Place Market.
    My favorite bakery is near there – Piroshky Piroshky.

  348. Tanya says:

    I LOVE Seattle! Time for a little getaway with the bf πŸ™‚

  349. Susan says:

    I’ve never really spent any time in Seattle – other than passing through. This would be a great opportunity to check out the city. Seattle FTW!

  350. Stotes says:

    I’ve only been Seattle once for a U2 concert, and I was in and out. I didn’t have a chance to really explore Seattle–I need to correct this!

  351. Sarah says:

    I have never been to Seattle, and I’ve always wanted to go! This would be the perfect little getaway for my husband and I

  352. Sharylin says:

    Typically I just take the bus to the airport but would love to stay over and wander around Seattle exploring all that it has to offer!

  353. Stacey says:

    We love Seattle!! It has so many great places to visit, see and do! Our last trip was to the zoo, the market (of course!) and the locks…We would like to check out the Children’s Museum on one of our next trips! Always a great time!

  354. Gigi says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever driven all the way to downtown Seattle since the drive is rather long. This would be the best opportunity to take on a mini getaway!

  355. The Zoo! Our first visit was short and there is so much more to explore.

  356. nm says:

    Fantastic giveaway…Thanks!

  357. Shannon Mac says:

    I’d love to go to Seattle and take a jewellery course for the day. Take my BFF to Pike Place, drink some wine, do some shopping, maybe take in a concert.

  358. tyler says:

    love to explore the city! i’ve never been…

  359. Heidi says:

    Went for New Year’s and watched the fireworks at the Space Needle. Would love to go back!

  360. Andrea says:

    I love Pike Place Market!!

  361. Zoe says:

    I would *love* to win a trip to Seattle because…
    Despite living in Vancouver for 2 years now, I’ve never visited Seattle! Portland yes, around BC yes, but never the Emerald City. I would love to visit and soak up the culture and buzz I’ve heard so much about.

    And, my boyfriend and I will soon be celebrating our two year anniversary. A minibreak to Seattle in these tough economic climes (especially to one with a beautiful hotel) would be a really special, memorable way to celebrate.

    Good luck everyone! Fingers crossed.

  362. Tim says:

    Shopping and Dining and soaking in the Pacific Northwest!

  363. Elysia S says:

    The shopping of course

  364. Dianne Chow says:

    Fabulous shopping in downtown Seattle and hanging out at Pike Market

  365. Virginia says:

    I need a free trip to Seattle because I’ve been job-hunting steadily for two months and finally convinced someone to hire me — I start on Monday! This is great news … but for the past two months I have been on austerity lock-down, haven’t been out to eat, haven’t been to a movie, gone out to hear music, haven’t even done any joy-riding with my car cuz I’m afraid to spend the money on gas. Now that I can relax, a little, and splurge, a little, I’d love nothing more than to spend a couple days in Seattle, a city I truly love, and not have to worry about money.

  366. LucieB says:

    Id love to have this experience as I’ve passed through Seattle, but never had the chance to stay there and explore the city.

  367. Heidi C says:

    Go shopping : )

  368. thesehappydays says:

    I’d love to visit Seattle because I haven’t ever been to the zoo!

  369. chrissy says:


  370. Melissa says:

    I have only been there once and it has been over 10 years since that time. It would be great to see what’s new there and explore the city a bit with my sister.

  371. Kyle M says:

    My parents used to take my sister and I down there every summer when we were kids to explore and stock up on school supplies. I’d love to take my family now and continue that tradition!

  372. Adrienne M says:

    I’d like to visit Seattle to celebrate my 2nd anniversary with my bf in April. It has been an amazing two years and I am so thankful to have found him. He loves Pike Place Market and the idea of surprising him with a stay at Hotel 5 would be so cool. He rocks my world so how fitting it is that we would also get to explore the EMP. This is a great opportunity. πŸ™‚

  373. addie says:

    i’d love to go to seattle and see the experience music project. i’d also check out some of the restaurants.

  374. Gina says:

    Love to go there for some shopping and food with my family!

  375. Sarah says:

    Need a quick getaway!

  376. Donna L says:

    I love hitting up Nordstrom Rack, Theo chocolates, and Rancho Bravo (best Mexican place!)

  377. Joey says:

    Love the shopping and vibe of the city. Great weekend getaway!

  378. Marina says:

    I would love to go to Seattle to do the underground walking tour I’ve heard so much about from my friends and eat delicious seafood!

  379. Jennifer says:

    EMP and shopping

  380. Colin Briggs says:

    The hotel looks amazing!

  381. Scatteredmom says:

    I have often driven through Seattle, but I’ve never actually stopped and seen any of it, so it would be fun to finally do so!

  382. Salima says:

    Shopping, eating, and being a tourist in such a beautiful city such as Seattle would be amazing!!

  383. anne says:

    A night away without our toddler would be a nice break! It is always fun to try some great Washington craft beers too!

  384. Tina says:

    I’ve never been to Seattle and would love to check it out.

  385. lindsay says:

    a close to home mini getaway is exactly what I need

  386. Vanessa says:

    I want to go to Seattle to see the Space Needle and I haven’t been there in long awhile.

  387. gail whitworth says:

    i’D LOVE THE CHANCE TO REALLY ENJOY ALL THAT sEATTLE HAS TO OFFER rather than just driving through and staying near the airport.

  388. Jan says:

    I want to check out the Experience Music Project.

  389. Kim says:

    I used to go to Seattle with my Mom and loved it so now I want to go with my husband AND…I just got a new camera so I want to practice taking lots of pictures!

  390. Liz says:

    I love Seattle! It was the first stop on our honeymoon a couple of years ago and we like to go back frequently to eat delicious food and especially to check out all of the amazing boutique hotels Seattle has to offer.

  391. Peter H says:

    my girlfriend had mono over the christmas break and we were unable to go to seattle..
    I would like to make her dream come true and take her..I hope I don’t get mono..

  392. Christine says:

    I would love to take my husband for a much deserved romantic getaway; a quiet respite; a time to reconnect and re-energize. Thanks!

  393. Mary says:

    Pike Place Chowder πŸ™‚ Yummm

  394. Alex Wyder says:

    I love Seattle, never been on the monorail!

  395. Charlotte Campbell says:

    Seattle is such a fun and easy trip away from home

  396. Lucie-Maude says:

    I would love to visit the famous fish market in Seattle!

  397. Soraya says:

    I love Seattle and it would be great to celebrate a new job

  398. Grace Cheung says:

    Love the nightlife there! =)

  399. rachel says:

    i’d love to go because it is so close i often overlook the adventures to be had there.

  400. janet price says:

    love seattle and really need a redo with my daughter since our last trip was spent with the flu in a hotel room :(… on her 10th birthday!

  401. LIsa says:

    I loooveeee Seattle, and only discovered it this year (I grew up in Richmond…!!). I’d love to go again! Such great restaurants, neighbourhoods, bakeries, views….sigh.

  402. Shannon says:

    I love weekend trips, would love to go and celebrate my new engagement!

  403. Scott H says:

    Enjoy their craft beer selections

  404. Neil says:

    Seattle is my hometown, and although I’ve lived all over the country at this point, it’s still my favorite American city. Currently, I live relatively nearby (Bellingham), but finances and work prevent me from visiting Seattle much even though the majority of my friends and family are there. Winning this getaway, would cause an instant mini-reunion with many folk that I haven’t seen in person for quite a while.

  405. cindy quach says:

    art and architecture

  406. One can only dream..unfortunately,in my world that’s all it is.

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