The Queen Anne Inn is located near the northwest corner of Seattle Center and is clean, quiet and safe. It's not a luxury hotel - no bellman, and no elevator (but only 3 stories), and it was built in 1929. Some (maybe all?) rooms have kitchenettes, and south facing rooms have A/C. The QA Inn's location in Lower Queen Anne provides easy access not only to Seattle Center, but to some good restaurants and a few bars, as well as a great CD store - Easy Street, and Larry's Market, where you can buy yummy gourmet groceries (or QFC and Safeway where you can buy the regular stuff). And of course there's great coffee nearby. Lower Queen Anne is also in walking distance to downtown, via Belltown if you're the walking type. You can also take the Monorail from Seattle Center into downtown.