It's not the tallest building but you get to go outside to take photos. No glare from the glass windows. The lounge is beautiful with Chinese ceilings. There's a bar for refreshments too.
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LOVED visiting Smith Tower last week. You get a history lesson, an elevator ride in an original 1920's elevator with an elevator operator and then you get to the top and see stunning views! We went on Friday afternoon. There was a bar and a...More
On a tip from the Argosy Harbor cruise, I went to the Smith Tower observatory. It was really amazing. So much history. The elevators were so neat-the original, human operated, elevators. And the view was amazing. Sunset behind the clouds. And Mt Rainer looked like...More
The story behind this place is so fun to learn about and go up to. Then there is the lady and her children that live at the top of the tower you can google and read about and watch on Youtube. Just fascinating.
Stopped here after the underground Seattle tour. Really enjoyed seeing this beautiful building. Thick marble on the first floor. 103 year-old Otis elevators. I thought the views were every bit as good as the Space Needle and was much less crowded. It was easier for...More
Thank you for visiting with us! We are glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views, the rich history, and the great service. Come back soon! All my best, Woody Braden
The Smith tower tour is very interesting and boasts a lot of artifacts from the time period. If you are interested in history, architecture, the prohibition, then you will enjoy the little museum tour! The elevator banks in this tower are still the original elevators...More
We appreciate you stopping by and giving us a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the historic and fun exhibits, the original elevators, and the great view. All my best, Woody Braden
We chose this rather than the Space Needle because of its situation in the city .The elevator operator we had was great -he was interested in where we came from as he was watching British TV series lol . It really was a step back...More
Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy that you enjoyed the interactive exhibits, amazing views, and our friendly elevator operator. We appreciate you! All my best, Woody Braden
This is a real gem to visit. It still has working elevators that have an operator that runs the lift. From the observation walkway, you can see much of the downtown buildings and most of the harbor. Be sure to pick a clear day to...More
Thank you for coming by! We truly appreciate you and are glad that you enjoyed the original elevators and wonderful views. All my best, Woody Braden
We opted to visit Smith Tower rather than Space Needle due to costs. Elevator operator is cheesy, and had difficult time making conversation, but that's the only negative. Views from the bar are amazing, great views of the Sound, the stadiums and we got lucky...More
Thank you for visiting! I'm glad that you enjoyed the speakeasy style bar and the wonderful views. Very best, Woody Braden