Smith Tower

Smith Tower, Seattle: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Smith Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Smith Tower
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. And don't forget to make a wish in the Wishing Chair. It's the perfect selfie to post of your visit to Smith Tower.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $12.00
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
How to get there
  • Pioneer Square • 2 min walk
  • King Street Station • 6 min walk
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4.5
776 reviews
Excellent
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232
Average
41
Poor
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Chucketta
Central States USA126 contributions
Be Prepared to be Turned Away
Jul 2021
Apparently, the Observatory area is where the Bar is and therefore you have to buy tickets just to get into the elevator to go to the bar. Also, two-hour wait if you don't pre-pay. The best part, a doorman that needs to find another job. He was a total reflection of the "we don't really want you here" vibe of Pioneer Square.
Written July 28, 2021
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Alissa P
3 contributions
Amazing view and great service!!
Jul 2021 • Family
We arrived around 4 and purchased tickets to go up to the observation area. Great view! We decided we wanted to have drinks and dinner there but weren’t ready to eat yet. We came back around 6:30 and put our names on waitlist for a table. We went and explored the city a bit and received a text when table available (about an hour later). Since we had already paid for the trip up, we didn’t have to pay a second time. We were able to just pay for dinner and drinks upstairs and enjoy the view again.

We ordered a variety of apps and drinks/dessert (highly recommend the charcuterie, flatbread, and the pork potstickers. For drinks we ordered a few including the fogcutter and fuego nocturno (spicy and unique)! Great service and amazing view. Recommend the angel food cake and passion fruit cheesecake for dessert. Perfect evening in Seattle!
Written July 25, 2021
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,557 contributions
No tours but the observation deck is open in the afternoon/evening
Jun 2021
During this time, masks required inside except at the bar/tables up top. No tours are available and you can't buy tickets online so get there right at opening to secure a table (it opened at 3 pm on the day we went). You can go outside and enjoy the incredible views and then enjoy drinks inside.
Written June 26, 2021
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Therese W
2 contributions
What a View!
Jun 2021
A magnificent city view. A trendy, friendly place with a lot of history. Food and drink is a little pricey, but I always come here when I'm in Seattle since the ambience is wonderful and I totally enjoy it
Written June 6, 2021
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Old Pro
Seattle, WA2,381 contributions
Iconic
Mar 2021 • Friends
Iconic local historic monument with a charming vintage beauty. I live the elevators...early OTIS

If you're into architecture like I am this is a must. Otherwise, check it out if you're in the area but don't make a special trip
Written March 25, 2021
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Thanks for the great review!
Written April 1, 2021
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Benson
26 contributions
Very cool observation desk
Sep 2020
Great views from the bar upstairs! Very friendly staff and tasty food and drinks. Prices are a little steep, but a fun place to check out! Good stop if you have friends or family visiting from out of town.
Written February 12, 2021
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Thanks for the great review!
Written April 1, 2021
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Rachel
Baltimore, MD77 contributions
Great for the views...
While visiting town I visited the Smith Tower. I waited 30 mins for the next table to be available. Security guys were polite and helpful. I paid $14 to go up to the 35th floor where the restaurant and the observatory deck are. Food is good, Drinks are fancy, tasty and very pricey. I ended up paying $60 for their “Chinese Room Soba Noodle” Salad and Two drinks, I guess you’re paying for the view and the Fancy drinks. The 360° view of Seattle is beautiful at Sunset!! You can stay up as long as you want, I did felt that I was being rushed to leave by my server, I was planning on having more drinks but she brought me my check as soon as I finished my noodles lol. It’s definitely of cool place to check out if you’re visiting Seattle, or just for a romantic date.
Written November 2, 2020
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Thank you for takin the time review the Smith Tower, we hope to see you again next time you visit Seattle.
Written April 1, 2021
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Barbhawkins
4 contributions
Smith Tower is great view
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great views And wonderful food. We were surprised to find out easy it was to access and enjoy the walk around the entire building on the top floor.
Written October 26, 2020
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Thanks for the great review!
Written April 1, 2021
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The_Travel_Family
Las Vegas, NV667 contributions
Surprising
Oct 2020 • Solo
Smith tower did surprise me, full of history. Great views from the top with a few beers to enjoy. Recommended.
Written October 24, 2020
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Thanks for the great review!
Written April 1, 2021
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Jason Hennig
Renton, WA130 contributions
Come for the History, Stay for the Bar
Oct 2020
The view was amazing. We came around 2:30 so we could see the museum, which was very interesting, and then spend some time at the bar, which was also amazing. Obviously, there isn't any free parking anywhere nearby, and if you're easily spoked, Pioneer Square can be a bit intimidating (although it's worth noting that it's not especially dangerous, necessarily; there are just a lot of homeless folks around).

All in all, the building has a rich history, and the little speakeasy-inspired bar is phenomenal.
Written October 18, 2020
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Thanks for the great review!
Written April 1, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smith Tower

Smith Tower is open:
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Smith Tower admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $12.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $8.44 per person. See all 5 Smith Tower tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Smith Tower can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Smith Tower tickets and tours on Tripadvisor