Me and my girlfriend will be headed to Seattle for one night (Friday Oct. 4th) before sliding up to Vancouver for 3 days (Saturday - Tuesday) before driving back down to Seattle to catch a red-eye back to the East Coast at 11:30PM out of Sea-Tac.
With all that being said, here goes.
Question #1: What area of downtown should we focus our hotel search on? We're both in our mid 30's and would like to enjoy a nice dinner as well some nightlife. We listen to Underground Hip-Hop, Acid Jazz, Downtempo and Neo-Soul as a reference point to club/area suggestions.
Question #2: I'm trying to avoid renting a car from the airport to avoid their astronomical taxes and surcharges as well as save a couple additional bucks by not paying for hotel parking for the Friday Night that we'll be in town. Therefore, I'm planning on actually renting the car Saturday Morning for our ride up to Vancouver. Is their a reputable/affordable car rental company in the downtown area that is near the suggested area (that you all will perspectively recommend) that will allow me to drop off at the airport instead of their downtown location that you guys can suggest?
Any advice/response would be appreciated.