Spend a night in splendor aboard the M/V Lotus

Lotus has five staterooms available for nightly stays on South Lake Union near downtown Seattle or the option of renting out the entire boat for parties or families.
A sink and dresser with a window in a stateroom aboard the Lotus

Queen Staterooms - $165

Our two queen-sized staterooms each have built-in dressers, closet, mirror, and a working sink! Natural light enters through generous windows and a shared toilet and shower are directly across the hall for easy access. Each stateroom can sleep two in a queen-sized bed.

The bed and built-in drawers of the master stateroom on Lotus

The Master Stateroom - $245

The largest and finest of our accommodations, the master stateroom used by the original owner comes with its own bathroom, complete with claw-foot tub. Unparalleled privacy and luxury await you near the bow of the boat. The master accommodates two people in a queen-sized bed.

Pullman style sink in the up position, dresser drawers, window, and two bunks in a stateroom aboard the Lotus

Bunkrooms - $125

Two adorable bunkrooms are perfect for kids or adults in need of some adventure in their soul. The antique Pullman-style sinks in these rooms no longer function but a shared toilet and shower are right down the hall! Each bunkroom has two twin-sized bunks around 6′ in length.

Call now at 425.243.9641 or email info@mvlotus.org for availability!

The Fine Print:

Deposits and Payments 

Overnight Programs – Payment in full at time of reservation.

Events – A 50% deposit is required at time of booking. No booking will be held until deposit is made. Deposits are non refundable. Event deposits and balances are due and paid-in-full three months prior to the booking date, except bookings during special events or blackout dates (see below) which are required to be paid-in-full six months prior.

Guest List – Your guest list is appreciated the day before your event begins. Only guests on that list are allowed aboard. Any additional guests or must receive approval by the Head Steward.  $ 25 per additional guests over max

Blackout Dates  Lotus may be unavailable or booking subject to increased rates during the following periods: Thanksgiving Week through New Year’s, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and special event and festival dates. Please call us to inquire for details!

No CruisesLotus is not available for cruise charters.  All events will occur dockside.

Guest of Guests  – We are often asked if one or two friends can join our registered guests on the deck to share the experience, the view, a drink or a picnic and we are happy to oblige. But, we do request a courtesy donation – suggested  $25 per person for those additional guests. More than 4 additional guests constitute a Celebration event – please see  below.

The Most Important Subject – Toilets – We have two different style  marine toilets – the buttons  and directions are on the wall. Please Read – one needs you to add water to flush – the other just fills and flushes on it’s own. Note – these toilets can easily flush normal amounts of tp. but if you throw in a wad or toss in anything else apple slices, packaging, matches… they will clog . So – just bodily waste and tp. Thanks

Event Details and Pricing:

In addition to the 50% deposit listed above, all events require a $400 a day refundable security and damage deposit. This deposit will be fully refunded within 30 days after the event, less any amounts deducted for cleaning, repair, or overtime use.

  • The renting party is responsible for all set-up and clean-up, including removal of trash and recycling from the site (most caterers can provide this service).
  • All set-up and clean-up activities must occur within the time booked for the event, or overtime charges will be applied at the listed rates.
  • The renting party is responsible for bringing all necessary items for the event including linens, dishes, flatware, glassware, food, beverages, etc. Some trays and table covers may be available. We prefer that you not bring plastic flatware.
  • Beer, wine and champagne only are allowed on board. If your party plans to serve alcohol, a Banquet Permit from the Washington State Liquor Control Board must be posted on site. THE RENTING PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND COMPLYING WITH THE BANQUET PERMIT.
  • Lotus welcomes moderately amplified sound systems indoors. Outdoor sound systems may be permitted on a case-by-case basis only
  • Lotus does not provided dedicated parking for event attendees. A limited number of city spaces are available in the park on a first-come, first-served basis, including 4 ADA spaces

The Rules:
Everyone aboard needs to be aware – Please be sure your guests are aware of our social requirements.

  • Conscientious behavior and responsible consumption of alcohol is appreciated.
  • NO DRUGS OR PARAPHERNALIA OF ANY KIND ON BOARD – THIS INCLUDES MARIJUANA!   The State of Washington has legalized marijuana but Lotus is governed by Federal regulations for navigable waters and you are subject to Coast Guard enforcement of Federal drug laws while on board.
  • Do not arrive stoned and If you leave the ship to take drugs – stay ashore.
  • Please advise your guests –  spike heels are not allowed on board. – they damage the decks and are dangerous on our stairs.
  • The head steward will escort anyone off the ship that is deemed irresponsible, rude or riotous.

Updated July 13,2021