We have a free parking lot behind the 11th Avenue Inn for your car. You may want to leave your car parked in our lot while you are exploring Downtown Seattle, our neighborhood (Capitol Hill), and neighborhoods near Downtown Seattle. The traffic, street signs, one-way streets, searching for parking, parking signage, and paying for parking can be very frustrating; even for those of us who live here, and really know our way around town.
Neighborhoods Near Downtown
Should You Rent a Car?
If you are visiting Seattle for a few days or less, there is enough to do within walking or transit / taxi distance that a car might be more of a hassle than a convenience.
If you are in Seattle for a week or more, it might be nice to have a car for some or all of your visit so that you can easily visit Seattle neighborhoods located further away from Downtown Seattle and attractions outside of the city, especially if you can get a good weekly rate on the car rental.
If you like to drive around new cities, it would be fun to have a car so you can get off the beaten path or go wherever you want whenever you want. Keep in mind that Seattle traffic is often very bad during rush hours, and sometimes bad at random times throughout the day due to accidents, construction, special events, etc.
If you will be driving from Seattle to another part of the Pacific Northwest after leaving the 11th Avenue Inn, then it might make sense to rent the car when you arrive at the airport.