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Smith Tower

506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
+1 206-624-0414
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The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“chinese room” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to visit this tower. Very pleased we did as we had a great time. There is a great historical introduction before you get to the lift. It’s all very interesting. When you get to the top there is a great...More

Thank Fiona H
Marissa B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Fiona, Thank you for your review and recent visit to the iconic Smith Tower. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you next time. Happy Holidays! Marissa Brooks General Manager, Smith Tower Visitor Experience

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a view of Seattle like no other it is worth the $12 to ride the vintage elevator to the top floor. The ambiance and historical furnishing of the bar/restaurant bring a unique experience. Plus the easy access and full surround...More

1  Thank gajanshe
Marissa B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for visiting The Smith Tower! We are so sorry to hear about your slow service experience. I can assure you that we are working hard to improve our service standards in The Observatory, with a big focus on wait times for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the elevator alone is incredible, and the gentleman who operates it gives you a short and sweet history lesson on your way to the 35th floor. 360 open air viewing deck and a bar with some great craft cocktails. It was low key and...More

Thank crlaltdelete
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed the great views, history, and the original Otis elevator (and awesome elevator operator). Come back and see us again soon! Very best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a mixed review because we went up here last year and I would have given it a 4 out of 5 stars but recently we went a second time and I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. It's a good...More

Thank rae_wul
Marissa B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there rae_wul, Thank you for your recent visit to The Smith Tower! We are disappointing to hear about your crowded experience, along with your missed Eggnog. We are delighted to let you know that Eggnog is indeed on the current menu, and flying out...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several friends and I had planned to meet at Smith Tower for a fun evening in the newly rennovated observatory bar. We didn't realize that they have a maximum capacity. So part of the group got up to the top and a couple of us...More

Thank Debra A
Marissa B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Debra, Thank you for your review and for your recent visit to The Smith Tower! We are sorry to hear about your experience with the capacity and elevator wait time. As a local attraction, capacities and wait times are sometimes unavoidable. That said, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous views and interesting exhibits especially if interested in vintage office items. I would skip the Space needle and crowds and do this instead!

Thank Bronwen J
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the great review and the recommendation! Come back soon. All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Smith Tower is an amazing piece of the Settle history. Touring the building itself is well worth the fee, then you rise to the obsertvation deck on the 35th floor for an amazing view of Seattle and Puget Sound while enjoying a nice coctail.

Thank Dan P
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us in Pioneer Square. We are glad that you enjoyed the amazing history, views, and wonderful craft cocktails. All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original elevators and floors. Beautiful views. The Chinese room is cool. I sat in the "Wishing Chair", but still no marriage proposals...

Thank Didi33133
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ha! We love that you joined us and sat in the fame Wishing Chair. It'll happen... All our best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Red Hat Group of ladies took a trip to the Smith Tower. It has a view that is better than Space Needle and costs a lot less. Ride the original elevator to the top and take in the history and view. Good bar for...More

Thank Jerry2120
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for bringing your group. We appreciate you! Come back again and enjoy the historic exhibits and elevators, wonderful views, and craft cocktails. All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Smith Tower was a great experience. You get a great view along with some history on the foundation of Seattle. The Chinese room at the top of the tower has a wonderful view with some tasty drinks. I recommend going up a bit before sunset.

Thank Bridget M
Woody B, Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sunsets at Smith Tower are the best. Yes please! Thank you for joining us and for leaving such an amazing review. We are here for you. Very best, Woody Braden

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Artfornodriving
26 June 2017|
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Response from Arpana01 | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe next door. Il Corvo the fantastic Italian restaurant is about a block away. There are options around.
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Carol L
6 February 2016|
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Response from NorthwestNative | Reviewed this property |
Cost for the trip to the observation deck and self-guided historic tour is $12 ($10 if you're a local).
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Andrew W
17 September 2015|
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Response from mike97060 | Reviewed this property |
Andrew, it is open 10 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. The Web page reflects the fact that it is after 8 PM in Seattle. Come on over!
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