The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle hosted rock and roll royalty from the Beatle to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. Students from Washington State University Everett pulled together photos and stories to share that incredible musical history.

Read more in “Encoring Seattle’s Edge.”


Produced by the Edgewater Hotel, with material gathered by WSU students


Stories from the Edgewater

History and legends at the Edgewater. Here’s a sample:

The Beatles

In 1964, at the height of Beatlemania, few hotels would host the Fab 4. During their world tour, however, The Edgewater welcomed them. An ambulance was used to transport the band to the hotel to keep the fans at bay, and the hotel had to install special fencing around the property. Some fans even tried to swim across Elliott Bay to get to the band. It was during this stay that this famous picture of the band fishing out of their window at the hotel was captured.


Galleries of Edgewater photos and more links to its history (from the Edgewater Hotel 60th anniversary)