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5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4860
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Hotel Ballard is the pinnacle of excellence among boutique hotels in North Seattle. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Ballard, we are the only boutique hotel in the Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia, and Wallingford neighborhoods. Whether you come for business or pleasure, Hotel Ballard’s 29 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms offer all the comforts of home and more!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Banquet room
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jenni W wrote a review Mar 2022
15 contributions6 helpful votes
This is my second time staying at Hotel Ballard and I opted for a luxury suite this time. I was on the second floor facing Ballard Ave. I did hear some noise (arrived on St Patty's day and bagpipes walked down the street) but overall everything died down in the evening. The room itself was well appointed - large oversized bathroom and it was nice to have a second room for when I needed to work. The desk overlooks a beautiful window onto the street. On this trip I took advantage of the Spa that is inside the hotel (although run by a different company, Olympic Spa). This was on the same floor that I was staying on so couldn't be more convenient. This will continue to be my go to hotel for luxuriousness of the rooms and walking distance to so many great restaurants and shops in Seattle. The hotel staff is also very friendly. Note that they are no longer delivering breakfast from your room from a local shop as the shop they previously worked with has closed due to the pandemic.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Kelly d wrote a review Jan 2022
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions
The service here was amazing and the rooms are gorgeous!! The location is around a ton of shops and bars. There's a farmers market also. Quaint little area with a cute balcony to watch all the people. Every time we called down for something it was up in less than a minute. Thats crazy!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Kelly68 wrote a review Oct 2021
Washington State25 contributions27 helpful votes
Highly recommend! Beautiful boutique hotel. Cute neighborhood and lots of restaurants and breweries. Park your car and you can walk all weekend, from shops to dining to gelato! We had a suite on the top floor. It was beautiful! Love the large soaking tub, fire place, and huge bed with soft linens. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and they went out of their way to make us feel special and welcome, nice job to all the staff at Hotel Ballard, we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Jenni W wrote a review Aug 2021
15 contributions6 helpful votes
I lived in Seattle for 3 years and this was my first trip back. What I love about this hotel is it's convenient location right on Ballard Ave, close to great restaurants, coffee shops, the local movie theater, etc. It's rare to find a hotel in Seattle that is in an actual neighborhood, and not downtown near all of the corporate buildings. The staff here is wonderful, very helpful for anything that popped up and definitely felt like they were invested in their customers. The bedding was luxurious and love having nice bath products in the shower. I stayed for 3 nights so parking underneath the hotel was included (also rare for a Seattle hotel). There was an option to get breakfast delivered in the morning which I really appreciated and took advantage of. The rooftop view is incredible - highly recommend getting a glass of wine and watching the sunset from up there.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Michael wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
This is by far one of the best places I have ever stayed. It’s very clean and elegant and beautiful to look at. The soaking bathtub was a lot of fun. We were on the top floor and had a courtyard which was very charming. The food was pretty good as well. The workers were highly trained and very professional. We will definitely be returning again
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Date of stay: May 2021
Carol B wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed here several times pre-Covid, and were happy to be able to return once vaccinated. The hotel is spotless, as always, and has all the pandemic-safe adaptations in place: elevators, rooms, hallways, common areas. I was very pleased to find a fresh-air filtration and circulation system in our room.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Our room faced Ballard Avenue, yet was utterly quiet.
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MonkTravellers wrote a review Mar 2021
Portland, Oregon457 contributions131 helpful votes
Love this boutique upscale hotel with the king suites. they’re super cozy and trendy. Love the sliding barn like doors for separation of space. The courtyard suites are all up on the 5th floor with the mezzanine overlooking Ballard and ships. No rooms connect apparently however and due to COVID access to the Olympia Athletic Club is closed to hotel guests.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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LBSeattle wrote a review Oct 2020
Seattle, Washington25 contributions10 helpful votes
We were married at the Hotel Ballard Hotel 10/24/15 and returned 10/24/20 to celebrate our 5 year anniversary there too. We had such a great stay! The room was spotless. COVID precautions were obvious, including wrapped/sanitized TV remotes, pens, etc. William and Cody helped me arrange for a room on the pavilion floor, and had a bottle of cold champagne and a sweet card waiting for us. We had a great dinner at Stoneburner (also COVID safe), and spent the next morning wandering through the Ballard Market. It was a great weekend escape. Thank you Hotel Ballard for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Michael W wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California36 contributions24 helpful votes
Wife and I stayed her during Covid and had a fantastic time. Had a suite - bedroom and living room that looked over Ballard Street on 4th floor and so cool, so hip, so comfortable could not be better. View of the mountains the waterfront and the street below all full of color and life. Bed very comfortable, bathroom roomy and stylish. Service top notch all around. Stone Burner restaurant below is a great atmosphere was good menu and beverage selection. All around, cannot recommend this hotel enough - especially for the location, the town of Ballard never have to leave to have fun. Covid - everything felt clean and safe. Great great great hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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brmusicman wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois2847 contributions1104 helpful votes
I was visiting Seattle for a few days of relaxation and decided to book my final night in Ballard for a change-of-pace. The Hotel Ballard appealed with its location (right in the middle of a cute strip of stores, and within walking distance to several restaurants) and boutique character. I booked a courtyard suite. This unique rooms are on the top floor and entered from a courtyard. They are definitely more expensive than several other accommodations in the Seattle area, but I felt the rate was reasonable for the quality of accommodation. The room itself was very stylish: a small living room with a fireplace, a bedroom with a king bed and ample storage space in side tables and and a dresser, and a particularly elegant bathroom with a skylight, large shower, and gloriously deep soaking tub. The bed was extraordinarily comfortable, and I liked that you could slide barn doors on either side of the bedroom to make it completely dark and very quiet. (Note: my reservation confirmation noted that some events are hosted in the meeting room on the courtyard level, which can cause noise; no such meeting occurred during my stay, and things were very quiet.). The bathroom amenities were Molton Brown and very nice; in-room coffee was high-quality. Everything was sparkling clean. The only downside of the room was the lack of a desk. Since I was traveling for pleasure, that posed no problem, but it would have been an irritant as a business traveler. Staff at the hotel were very accommodating. My check-out was extended by an hour without any problem. Parking was easy; there’s a small garage beneath the hotel. I appreciated that I was allowed to keep my car in the garage a bit past check-out time to facilitate some walking around the neighborhood. Very good location. The street outside the hotel features several local shops, nice bars (most without outdoor seating suitable for COVID-19), and good restaurants. Easy place to spend a couple of days. The hotel’s own restaurant looked like a chic space. There are better locations if one wishes to sightsee throughout Seattle (Ballard is a bit isolated), but if you want to stay in this section of Seattle, closer to the locals, this is a great spot. Overall, a very nice stay; I would not hesitate to recommend or return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ballard
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ballard?
Nearby attractions include Ballard Farmer's Market (0.1 km), Tractor Tavern (0.03 km), and Locust Cider (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ballard?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ballard?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ballard?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ballard?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Walrus and the Carpenter, Staple and Fancy, and La Carta de Oaxaca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ballard?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Ballard have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Ballard offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ballard?
Many travellers enjoy visiting West Point Lighthouse (1.9 km), German United Church of Christ (7.2 km), and Federal Office Building (7.7 km).
Is Hotel Ballard accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.