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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:11 am   #1
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seattle to downtown and food

I'm heading up to Seattle this thursday and had a few quick questions

1. whats the best shuttle to get from the airport SEA to the holiday inn?
2. Any good oyster bars? seafood restaurants?


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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:31 am   #2
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1. If you mean the Holiday Inn at 211 Dexter Avenue North.. taxi or Super Shuttle, taxi being a lot faster and easier for only a few dollars more. The Holiday Inn is a little bit north of the downtown core. Light rail would drop you off a mile short, and AFAIK the Gray Line Airporter bus doesn't venture that far north.

2. www.elliottsoysterhouse.com
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I'm heading up to Seattle this thursday and had a few quick questions

1. whats the best shuttle to get from the airport SEA to the holiday inn?
2. Any good oyster bars? seafood restaurants?


Thanks
Which Holiday Inn? The HI and HI Express in "downtown" Seattle are not - they're up by Seattle Center, well out of range of the light rail and airporter limousines. Your best bet will be either a cab or Shuttle Express.

Good seafood restaurants in Seattle? Uh... yeah.

If you want oysters in particular, it's hard to beat Elliott's Oyster House right on the central waterfront below the Pike Place Market. Something of a schlep from the HI, but worth it. http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/

Otherwise, have a quick look at the "Seattle Dining" thread right below this one (at the moment.)

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
226 AURORA AVENUE

How's the hotel location? Last time I stayed at the Crowne Plaza and walked everywhere. I enjoyed the hotel, but they are full for thurs-fri. Using points this time.

I can hotwire a 4* (it would most likely be the westin or Renaissance)
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
226 AURORA AVENUE
It's right across the street from the HI referenced upthread. You're a little south of Seattle Center on Dexter, ten-minute walk to Queen Anne Hill or the Space Needle, 15-minute walk downtown. It is not really in the middle of things and the area is quiet at night. But it's an economical alternative to staying in the downtown core.
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Another place for oysters along with a nice water view is Waterfront Grill by the Edgewater. A glass of savignon blanc, sitting on the patio, plate of oysters, sunny day. Wonderful.
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