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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here as it was cheap and cheerful and recommended by a colleague. Shared bathrooms but very clean. Room and bed was small but clean and functional. Great location. Friendly front desk. Looking to save a few bucks it is a good bet

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Ballard Inn for a one-night "staycation." We live in Seattle, but in a neighborhood inconveniently located from Ballard. With the in-laws in town to offer free babysitting, we decided to spend Saturday night at the Ballard Inn and enjoy the restaurants, bars, and live music that this neighborhood has to offer. The location...

Thank J C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It worked just "fine" for a single inexpensive night stay. The room was TINY (barely walking room around a double bed). Two toilets and one shower shared between all rooms - approx. 10-12 units. This was fine, no line-ups or issues. Very clean and front desk clerk was friendly. We were in Room 101. First room on the right closest...

Thank Lorelei T
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I felt the price was a bit high for a shared bathroom situation, but I think there was some kind of surge pricing because it was summer and there were conferences or something going on in the city that weekend. Also the walkup was a bummer so if you have really heavy bags be aware of that. Despite being shared...

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our room overlooking the fun Ballard neighborhood was clean and well furnished. The bed was comfy, and while the provided earplugs could be useful if you are a sensitive sleeper, we did not need it at all. The ensuite bathroom in our room was useful though value could be had by opting to stay in a more B&B style room...

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I searched online for affordable places to stay in downtown Seattle so my father and I could take in the Blue Jays series. I'm not cheap but I just don't think it's worth it to play hundreds of dollars a night to sleep. I found this place by chance and after reading reviews, decided to book. I thought it would...

Thank Dennon S
Jamie R, General Manager at Ballard Inn, responded to this review

We are all so happy you enjoyed everything and really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. Having both you and father was a pleasure and we look forward to hosting you both again soon.

Richland, Washington
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are used to tiny hotel or hostel rooms in Europe with shared bath, you'll feel right at home! Fantastic location, great service, wonderful towels, robe, comfy bed and DirecTv. I loved my stay!!

Thank GreatHornedOwls
Jamie R, General Manager at Ballard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and the Ballard Inn's amenities. We always love when our guests recognize the European feel and design of our property. Everyone here at the Ballard Inn looks forward to having you stay with us again!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a cute, quaint little place that is right in the middle of a really hip part of Seattle. It was really perfect for us. We also had our toddler with us and we didn't have any issues. Yes, the rooms are small, but we are pretty minimalist and we didn't mind that. Bathrooms are in the hall, not...

Thank jmarker81
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The photos of the rooms on the web site are very carefully taken. Our room did not even have enough room to open up 2 suitcases. There was only one chair, so my wife and I could not both sit without using the bed. It was hot in the room with only a 9-inch box fan provided. . Our room...

Thank Glenn D
San Francisco
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice Boutique Hotel, But ... Do NOT stay here during the summer months as there is NO A/C and the rooms are unbearably hot ... And we were on the street level with a window with a stick to prevent all but a limited opening. Do NOT stay here ... Or at least be aware that there are shared bathrooms...

Thank TravelinSag

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ballard Inn is a newly remodeled, vintage, boutique hotel, located in the heart of Ballard. Accommodations showcase vintage decor combined with old world charm. Completely renovated and restored to its 1902 elegance, Ballard Inn features 16 intimate rooms with 21st century amenities. Built in 1902, the building was originally commissioned and occupied by the American-Scandinavian Bank. And, later converted to a hotel, which served the city of Ballard and the neighboring communities of Magnolia, Fremont, and Wallingford for over 100 years. Amenities Include: Complimentary WIFI, Flat Screen TVs & cable, Bathrobes, Hairdryers, Access to 50,000 sqft Gym, including sauna, pool &whirlpool hot-tub, 24 hour front desk service, & Parking. Seattle's hottest neighborhood is waiting for you to explore just outside the Inn. Ask our front desk about area restaurants, bars, shopping and sight-seeing. Points of Interest: Walking distance to Ballard Locks, Golden Gardens park, local beaches and a 10 minute drive to downtown Seattle. Enjoy a cultural stay and rest at ease while staying at Ballard's premier boutique Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard Inn

Address: 5300 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4060
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Ballard
Price Range: ₹ 6,547 - ₹ 11,326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ballard Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Do not book the upper floors if you travel with lots of luggage”
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“make sure you don't get a room that is only accessible by the side street”
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“For the best light, choose room 201. If you want a darker room, choose room 202.”
 of 5 bubbles jjinsantafe, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The gym across the street opens early so be prepared to listen to spin class if you're on that side.”
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