Hotel at a Glance: Red Lion Inn & Suites Federal Way
Since 1959, this hotel has been a haven for travelers between Seattle and Tacoma. This long history is complemented by modern touches. Renovated in 2015 guest rooms feature amenities including flat-screen TVs, fridges, and spacious bathrooms with marble countertops.
- Take a dip in an indoor pool with double water slides; additional fees apply for entry.
- Greet the morning with complimentary continental hot breakfast.
- Stay connected with free WiFi throughout the hotel.
- Driving time to Seattle: about 30 minutes
Federal Way, Washington: Coastal Town near Seattle’s Coffee Shops and Galleries
Like the neighboring cities of Tacoma and Seattle, Federal Way is set right along Puget Sound. The coastal town is rich in natural beauty, especially at Dash Point State Park, an expansive seaside camping area with more than 11 miles of hiking and biking trails. When the weather is nice, you’ll see families flying kites, launching canoes, and lounging on the beach. Don’t miss the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, a tropical conservatory that’s home to 60 bonsai trees from six Pacific Rim nations.
A half-hour drive north brings to you to downtown Seattle. One of that city’s most renowned attractions is Pike Place Market, which bustles with vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers, and more. While you’re here, grab a cup of java at the original Starbucks, which has been operating here since 1971.