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Hotel Ballard

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our second time we stayed in this hotel and were excited to come back and experience luxury, comfort what they provide. Friendly staff at the front desk, easy and fast check in to our beautiful room. From check in, they made us feel welcome and important. Happy to answer questions and offer suggestions. We will stay here again!

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large room with a king size bed and large bathroom with the toilet separate from the shower/vanity area. Nice size shower, but I was a little surprised there wasn't a bathtub as well. Great staff and I loved the owner's/manager's dog there to greet us when we came in. Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of daylight time to wonder... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Hotel Ballard. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in one of our Standard rooms with all of it amenities. For your next visit, you should book one of our lovely suites that has the spa like bathroom with a large soaking sub you were looking for.... More 

Los Gatos, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay at Hotel Ballard. I travel to Seattle about 1x a month for work meetings and stumbled across this place while looking for a place to stay close to my event venue. Great neighborhood and fun area. I was upgraded to a suite which had a great courtyard and very private. Wonderful decor and great service. Highly... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Hello Less, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us, and for the 5 star review! We look forward to having you back to stay with us when you return to Seattle. I am so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our fantastic neighborhood filled with shopping and great restaurants. Please give our reservation... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights to round off a 3 week vacation to the States. We booked based on the fab reviews this place gets and the luxurious pictures on its website.On most points it didn't disappoint. The hotel is in a great location, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and the rooms are modern and beautiful... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Ballard. We are very happy to hear that you were able to enjoy everything our hotel has to offer. Thank you for recognizing our personal and attentive staff, the lovely décor, and our charming location. As we are in the heart of Ballard, and close to everything locals... More 

Louisiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I love to stay in Ballard as I have friends in the area. I will never stay anywhere else. Only 19 rooms, the hotel is quiet and convenient to the main shops, stores, and restaurants in the area. The staff was always helpful and courteous, and the rooms are wonderful. Large and airy if you can score one with a... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We aim to provide the top quality service to all of our guests. We are very proud of our staff and beautiful well equipped hotel. We always look to support local businesses in the area, that's why our breakfast items are baked fresh daily from one of our favorite cafe's just a few steps... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Ballard immensely. The decor and comfort level was outstanding as well as the helpful staff. The hotel is a newer hotel designed to resemble a small, luxury boutique inn. We loved the area the hotel was located in. Many dining choices just a minute away. The street is not busy, but pedestrian friendly... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy you took the time to notice and enjoy all of Hotel Ballard's amenities. Our location in the heart of Ballard is the perfect spot to be close to all its shops and restaurants but still experience that boutique hotel you're looking for. That is of course you can leave... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We chose Ballard because of TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel and its rooms are elegantly designed and well equipped. The only slight negative is the minimal availability of foods in the lobby at breakfast -- we went out onto Ballard Ave looking for a breakfast cafe only to find that... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We aim to provide the top quality service to all of our guests. We are very proud of our staff and beautiful well equipped hotel. We always look to promote local businesses in the area, that's why our breakfast items are baked fresh daily from one of our favorite cafe's just a few steps... More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The hotel is modern and clean. The gym is amazing, although access to it is annoying - the access door from the hotel to the gym is locked. The suites on the roof look very nice as long as there isn't a wedding or party right outside your door. The Sunday market is nice. Things to consider: 1. The rooms... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to review your experience. We believe that providing a clean and comfortable environment is of the utmost importance. We are very proud to partner with the Olympic Athletic Club, and we are very happy to provide our guests complimentary access to their facilities while staying with us.... More 

San Clemente, California
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The hotel is newly built, with good furnishings, beautiful bathroom ,etc. We stayed two nights here and were quite pleased. Lighting in some areas of the rooms could be improved, but otherwise, all good. The Ballard neighborhood itself is quite pleasant with good pubs and restaurants.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Hotel Ballard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 4 star review! We are all thrilled you took time to appreciate all the little things that make our beautiful hotel and neighborhood such a popular destination. See you next time you're in Seattle. More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent 2 nights here on a trip to Seattle and were very pleased with this hotel. The location was fabulous for strolling around the incredibly walkable suburb, the bus was convenient for getting to downtown Seattle, and the rooftop suite was simply wonderful - exactly as pictured. My only regret is not leaving time to soak in the beautiful... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ballard

Address: 5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4860
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Ballard
Price Range: $325 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ballard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“5th floor with the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles SMC408, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 201/202 are close to a noisy ICE machine. Rooms x01/x02 are close to the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles markd422, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a suite!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 587krism, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“very close to local Ballard venues”
 of 5 bubbles peetnpa, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 301 is below the weight room, and there can be lots of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelinJabbo, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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