Next March we are passing through Seattle on the way to Maui. We have always wanted to go to Seattle so we decided to book 2 nights so we could at least spend a day exploring a bit to see what it's like - assuming we'll come back for a longer stay some other time. My husband and I will be with our 10 year old son and we are looking for a recommendation on a place to stay.
We arrive late (around 9pm) one evening, have the day to spend in Seattle along with one other night in the hotel, and then back to the airport early the next morning.
We are looking for a convenient hotel to get to the airport and back easily late at night and early in the morning, and then somewhere we can explore the main sights (we plan to visit the Pike Place Market and Space Needle and then whatever else we have time to do - realize it won't be much).
Recommendations on best area/hotel to stay to minimize our travel time to/from the airport but also be near the sights so we can maximize our stay in Seattle. We don't need luxury but also not overly concerned with price. Would be great if the hotel had an airport shuttle but I assume we could also take a taxi or something if needed.
Thanks for any suggestions!