Ok, some things have changed and we are pushing to find a budget hotel, as we really don't want to waste money on a room we won't be around to enjoy. I know we are coming in the high season, and I researched all the previous suggestions. We just don't want to waste $200 on a room. Does anyone have any comments on the following? Out of these, what would you pick:
Are there any clean budget chains (Holiday Inn Express etc) in the main area?
This is a fun trip for my hubby and me ( ages 29 & 30). We have modified our plans, and are coming to Seattle now at the beginning of Aug. because of airfare prices. We will be there 4 nights. We want something very central to the free bus zone, main attractions (planning to see music exp., market, space needle, art museum, underground tour & take a ferry ride). Our main priorities are cleanliness, safety, not too noisy, and great location. We don't mind sharing a bathroom; aren't worried so much about air conditioning, but want a nicer stay than a hostel. Also, I have checked some suggested B&Bs, but they are too expensive, or are too removed from the main thrust of the city. We will not have a car! Thanks again! Feel free to suggest any other place I might have overlooked!