Can't help with lodging as we get to stay with family . . . however, no trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the Pike Street Market. If you go to City Center - where the Space Needle is - there is a monorail that goes between City Center and the waterfront area where the Market is. If you rent a car - or check with the hotel, they may have information on excursions - definitely Mt Rainier or Mt St Helens, Snoqualmie Falls. A trip to the locks or a ferry boat ride across the sound to explore some of the islands. If you can get into Tacoma there is the Dale Chirhuly Glass Museum. The Emerald City is a wonderful town. Lots of shops and galleriers and boutiques all over downtown.