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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...

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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 18 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!!

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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...

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Reviewed 15 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...

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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...

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the cute lobby to check in and were given the key to our room with private bath...and told to go outside onto the street and around the corner. The door to our room was located right on the street of a busy neighborhood. Thankfully, I was with my husband, because as a single woman, I feel it...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I loved all the old buildings in Ballard, including the Ballard Inn. It was fun to stay in this 1902 hotel with its narrow hallways, stairs, and high ceilings. It is very clean. I had a room with a private bath (shower) and a wonderfully comfortable king bed. Walking around Ballard from the hotel is a real treat. Some of...

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 May 2016

If you don't mind sharing a bathroom, this is the place to stay. The rooms are clean and well equipped. I don't think they have AC, but you don't really need it in Seattle. The proximity of this hotel to bars and public transportation is great. If you want to ball so hard, then stay at Hotel Ballard. If you're...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Booked their cheapest room. So small that the bed was built in to an alcove in the wall and the door only opened half way. Bathroom, shared, across the hall. Bed was on the short side. Health club across the street was very loud until midnight and again at 6:00 AM and had all windows open. No central air so...

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Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The room was a very nice room, very clean and included a good sized HD TV with Directv channels. The bathroom was clean and had a few extra items in case you forgot them. There were fresh apples, daily coffee and newspaper. The front desk clerks were all super friendly and willing to help with anything. The stay includes a...

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
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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: $116 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ballard Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“make sure you don't get a room that is only accessible by the side street”
 of 5 bubbles 140glennd, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles bfahl65, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles jimcool, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the workout club are the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles KMPCO, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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