Music + Entertainment

Seattle is a hub of the American music scene. And the Edgewater has long been a part of that scene.

The Beatles

In 1964, during their first world tour, The Beatles stayed at our Seattle hotel which had been newly completed for the World's Fair. At the time, no other hotel in the city would accept The Beatles as guests; The Edgewater, however, happily welcomed them.

Beatlemania so consumed Seattle that The Edgewater had to install cyclone fencing around the hotel to keep the screaming fans at bay. Some fans even tried swimming across Elliott Bay to reach the Fab Four. After their concert, The Beatles were rushed back to the hotel in an ambulance, while taxi cabs and stand-ins were used as decoys.

Rock n’ Roll Legends

Since opening in 1962, The Edgewater Hotel has hosted some of the most famous names in music, including: The Beatles, Pearl Jam, The Village People, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Wings, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Blondie, Jewel, David Bowie, Emmy Lou Harris, Iggy Pop, Jessica Simpson, Mel Tormé, REM, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, and more.

Led Zeppelin

  • Stayed at the Edgewater in the late 1970s.
  • Once, while they were checking out, one of the front desk people asked if they would autograph a soccer ball she had with her (she was a big soccer fan). They obliged and signed the ball for her then had an impromptu soccer match with it in the lobby!
  • Robert Plant has visited many times throughout the years – both with the band and on his own.

KISS

  • Also stayed at the hotel in the late 1970s.
  • Checked into the hotel in full costume and any time they left their rooms, they were in full concert makeup and attire.

The Village People

  • Also stayed at the hotel in the late 1970s.
  • After their big concert, they headed to the hotel bar for a few drinks. While in the bar,  they started a spontaneous version of their hit song “YMCA”.