Where to stay around Alki Beach?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,616 vacation rentals near Alki Beach. From 534 apartments to 524 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alki Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alki Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alki Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Downtown: 690 vacation rentals
  • Bainbridge Island: 533 vacation rentals
  • Tacoma: 384 vacation rentals
  • Bellevue: 1,794 vacation rentals
  • Vashon Island: 1,400 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Alki Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alki Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alki Beach:

  • Bainbridge Island: 533 rentals
  • Tacoma: 384 rentals
  • Bellevue: 1,794 rentals
  • Vashon Island: 1,400 rentals
  • Gig Harbor: 398 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Alki Beach?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Alki Beach are:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 2,089 vacation rentals
  • Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (LKE): 2,014 vacation rentals
  • Poulsbo, WA (PUL): 1,720 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Alki Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Alki Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seattle Center: 2,021 rentals
  • Washington State Convention Center: 2,011 rentals
  • Seattle University: 2,016 rentals
  • Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal 91: 2,010 rentals
  • University of Washington: 2,005 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alki Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

A hidden gem in Seattle

Visitors often overlook Alki Beach in West Seattle, but it's well loved by in-the-know locals who can be seen jogging along the 2.5-mile pedestrian walkway, drawing lines in the sand for a late afternoon volleyball game, beachcombing or simply working on their tan. While most of the beaches along the Puget Sound are rocky, Alki is one of the only stretches to have golden sand. If you're after a tranquil taste of the great outdoors during a trip to the city, this is the place to be.

Soak up the rays on Alki Beach

If you are lucky enough to book an oceanfront Alki Beach vacation rental, you'll have a huge swathe of sandy beach to make use of. Here you can while away your days having refreshing dips in the sea, skating along the seafront walkway, gliding across the ocean on sea kayaks or simply settling into a private little spot and making sand castles with the kids which gorging on fish and chips from Spuds, who've been serving them for more than 80 years. Alternatively, lie back on one of the sun loungers and soak up the rays while you read a book.

Seattle's Statue of Liberty

If sun worshipping on the beach isn't for you, then there are plenty of interesting historical attractions to check out near Alki Beach vacation rentals. The Log House Museum, run by the West Seattle Historical Society, chronicles the lives of the Denny party settlers and the Duwamish natives. At the end of the walkway, you can find a replica of the Statue of Liberty, a reminder that the town was once called New York – Alki when it was thought that it could one day rival the Big Apple. Alternatively, you can visit the early 20th-century Alki Point lighthouse which still operates today.

The hot, long summer days

Unsurprisingly, the summer months mark the high season in West Seattle. If you plan to visit during July and August, you better book up your Alki Beach vacation rental quick to avoid disappointment. During this time, you can expect long, hot days made pleasant by the light breeze off the sea and the deliciously cool waters. Outside the summer months, the town can be decidedly quiet, but many will say they prefer the spring and fall when the weather is cooler and the beach wonderfully empty and perfect for walking.

The gentle giants of the sea

If you stay in an Alki Beach vacation rental during fall, you may very well be treated to the sight of orcas leaping out of the ocean. Consider rented a sea kayak to get up close to these magnificent creatures. In spring you can look out from the beach or walkway to see huge migrating gray whales which come close to the shore to feed on the rich plankton. As you relax on the beach, you can spot harbor seal pups left on the sand while the parents head out to sea to hunt for fish.