Historic Hotel near Lake Union, Seattle
Relax at our boutique hotel near Lake Union, Seattle and visit the city’s favorite freshwater lake! This picturesque lake is entirely contained by the city of Seattle and was formed 12,000 years ago by the Vashon glacier. Discover another scenic view of Seattle and a popular recreation spot for kayaking, rowing, and sailing. Seaplanes often take off and land from the lake throughout the day, and the shoreline is perfect for a picnic. Pick up some lunch from one of the neighborhood eateries by our hotel near Lake Union, Seattle and plan an afternoon by the water!
Lake Union is home to several sailing club and rowing centers, and play host to Duck Dodge sailboat races, annual wooden boat festivals, and rowing races throughout the year. Try your hand at paddle boarding or rent a kayak to take a trip along the coastline!
A venue for summer concerts, Gas Works Park attracts locals and tourists alike. The park is also the site of Seattle’s enormous Fourth of July fireworks show.
Model T History
The MarQueen’s connection to the Lake Union exists, thanks to the Ford Assembly Plant's revolutionary invention in the 1920s. The Ford Assembly Plant on the banks of Lake Union produced the Ford Model T, the most influential car of the 20th century which provided the middle class with an affordable way to travel. Henry Ford’s students were revered in town due to their important work at the automobile assembly line and were put up in luxurious rooms at what is now the MarQueen Hotel!
At The Lake
Alongside Lake Union are a host of delicious restaurants and stylish shops to browse. Pay a visit to the Historic Ships Wharf to see classic tugboats or learn more about Seattle’s maritime history at the Museum of History & Industry. After a day by the water, return home to our hotel near Lake Union, Seattle to enjoy dinner and drinks at the Tin Lizzie Lounge!