We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (411)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Pioneer Square
+1 206-667-0687
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Pioneer Square
from $20.00
More Info
from $65.98
More Info
from $42.00
More Info
from $74.00
More Info
Reviews (602)
Filter reviews
528 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the underground tour occidental park interesting area art galleries great architecture totem poles historic seattle klondike gold rush lots of history international district downtown area pergola statues parks funky waterfront baseball
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 528 reviews
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The tour of the underground and walk thru Pioneer Square gives you an understanding of just how creative and resilient the City of Seattle is. You get a feeling of how it has come to be the home to some of the worlds most powerful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank H2OSKIBC
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Pioneer Square is super touristy but you will find some great live music and entertainment on weekends here, from Fishbone to the Nirvana tribute band.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ladybrady007
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Bustling area - lots of people going to and from transit. Some businesses closed, mixed lot of commerce, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops and hotels. Some issue with homelessness - requests for money/food were more prevalent around early evening... I stayed in this area and felt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ECB17
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I was in Washington state for a convention and decided during my time off to take a look around Seattle's old town. Lots of historic sites and history to Seattle. Pioneer Square has an artsy feel to it housed within original buildings. A very unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mystiqgirl_66
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Pioneer Square is steeped with history and if you take a tour of the area, you will learn incredible stories of how the city was built on mud and sewage and rose from the ashes of 1889 fire in stages. Now, the area has lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Yes this city is busy and beautiful, exciting, lots of hills and it is really busy at 5, have never seen this many modes of transportation.We felt totally safe here and enjoy and mind your on business, like any where , you will see some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martinblacksheep
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Filthy city totally ruined city. Officials should be ashamed of themselves for what they allowed this once wonderful city to become. Spend you time and money elsewhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank tanadd
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Area is very sketchy – replete with many homeless services and persons. There also weren’t many people besides walking around (on a Sunday afternoon). It set my Spidey senses tingling so I didn’t stay very long. However, from what I could see in the Pioneer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Review-skiiii
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

As I walked from the hostel down to the waterfront I was constantly accosted by people wanting money. I used to feel comfortable walking the city streets, not anymore.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank teresat752
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We walked in every morning during our visit in Seattle along the pioneer square. It is very decorative beautiful area. A lot of places to take pictures and poses, and see the old architectures. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nada N
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 111 nearby hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
337 reviews
.13 miles away
Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel
1,737 reviews
.29 miles away
Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium
1,482 reviews
.34 miles away
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
834 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,656 nearby restaurants
Il Terrazzo Carmine
310 reviews
.10 miles away
Taylor Shellfish Farms
69 reviews
.09 miles away
123 reviews
.15 miles away
The London Plane
161 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,176 nearby attractions
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
946 reviews
.15 miles away
CenturyLink Field
1,140 reviews
.20 miles away
Waterfall Garden Park
224 reviews
.20 miles away
King Street Station
223 reviews
.19 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a tour. It is not a connected labyrinth and access points require entering establishments and going into their basements or opening alleyway doors with keys. Anyway, the tours are cheap and interesting and... More
Travel Forum Posts
First timer advice (14 Replies)
Looking for some advice for a ~3.5 days in Seattle in early September staying in downtown Seattle (couple blocks from Westlake Ctr station). Between researching here and a few other resources online, we've decided on a few must do's and then some potential ideas on how spend our time and hoping to get some advice. We definitely plan to do Pike Place Mkt, underground tour at Pioneer Square, Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. I saw the City Pass which includes Space Needle, Chihuly...More
July 17, 2015|
Response fromsuze2you|
I would not buy the pass. You can get to the Locks using Metro bus public transportation but it would take a while and to me would not be a "must do" for such a short stay. Klondike Gold Rush Museum is fun. It's free, only takes 15-20 mins. to see it, and is a few blocks away from where you'll be for the Underground Tour, so definitely keep that one on the list. For souvenirs there's lots of great stuff you can pick up at the Pike Place Market. Chukars Cherries, jams and honey, dried...More
Terri G
Safeco Field Tour/ Mariners Game (4 Replies)
Planning on visiting Safeco Field for a 12:30 tour and then later attending the game that evening. Suggestions for what to do in the area between 1 and 5 pm in the area. Pioneer Square suggestions would be great along with dining locations. Thanks!
May 30, 2011|
Response from|
do the underground tour in pioneer square
Bluffton, South Carolina
4th of July Pioneer Square (3 Replies)
My husband and I are flying into Seattle at 6pm on the 4th of July and are staying by Pioneer Square. What are some suggestions for the best places to go close by for fireworks?
June 27, 2016|
Response fromChristy1|
You can take the bus + streetcar to south lake union to see the city firework show.