We love West Seattle with its sandy shores, boardwalks and water views. Just a bridge away from downtown (or water taxi), West Seattle is surrounded by water, beaches, parks and ferry docks. Visitors can walk onto the Vashon Ferry and go wine tasting for the day. The one thing West Seattle is short on? Hotels. So if you want to stay in this exclusive beach-filled part of Seattle, it's best to think ahead and book a bed and breakfast.