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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I'm really conflicted about this one. I bought a Living Social coupon without doing my research, which is my bad. On one hand, the Inn is very quaint. Stayed at the Deluxe King room w/ private bath, which was great. The room was just spacious enough, clean and the bed super comfortable. The service was great and the location is...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I love this place. Special. It is not standard American big bathroom fare, but better in that it is rea - on a real street with real people in a real part of town. I'd come back in a minute. The bathroom is shared, the room is small but the experience is authentic and an adventure. You have the use...

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2Thank MsMartaM
Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night a few days ago, from a livingsocial voucher we had purchased. The stay was very comfortable and nice. The location is prime, can't be beat, right in the heart of Ballard. There is no A/C but the room had 4 fans in it which kept it very cool and comfortable. We...

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Olympia, WA
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights for our Anniversary in August. The location is great!! We had the deluxe room with private bath. We loved sitting by the window, sipping wine while watching all the action right outside our window. It is true there are no screens on windows, but didn't bother us. It is true that there is no...

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Lebanon, Oregon
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

If the weather was colder( NO AC at all, just an anemic little fan) when I visited Seattle for a friend's wedding I would have a very different impression of this hostel. (It is a hostel by European standards, a hostel with single/double rooms and shared baths). The rooms are small which was expected. The beds were sleep-able but a...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This small hotel was quiet and restful the night we stayed. The hotel is on Ballard Avenue and constrained by the historical footprint. Bath/shower is a common room, expect to take your turn. The staff is cheerfully friendly with great advice as to the local restaurants and pubs. They will not lead you astray. Most all the good spots in...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay in ballard at the ballard inn. Rooms were comfy staff was over the top friendly. Will definitely return for a visit. Bathrooms were shared but that was never a problem and you have full access to the gym next door.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Hotel rooms in Seattle in the summer are beginning to rival San Francisco in price, so I was pleased to find a Living Social promotion for this place that extended into May. I was pleasantly surprised to find that many of the criticisms about this place by other travelers were exaggerated. We chose a private bath (because I just don’t...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I don't mind simplicity, and a bit of inconvenience but this was disappointing. The King room was very small (European like) with nowhere to hang clothes, or to sit other than the bed or one straight back chair assigned to hold the linens, which were the high point of the accommodation. Ice was a block away. And forget about sleep...

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Norton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The inn is located in the heart of the festive Ballard neighborhood. As others have written, it can be a bit noisy at night when the bars empty out. But although we're seniors, we didn't mind. If I woke up, I fell quickly back to sleep. The inn itself is a bit disappointing. The staff is very friendly, but I...

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: $132 - $220 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 457kathrynt, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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 of 5 bubbles jimcool, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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