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Shafer Baillie Mansion
Ranked #5 of 28 Seattle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
“Cool place in Seattle!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I stayed here as part of a business group that took up the whole house. We were treated very well, and the house was quite comfortable for our group, both in terms of the rooms, and the common space where we held meetings. Internet service was a little spotty, requiring occasional router reboots. Location is very good. Several restaurants just a few blocks away, and the downhill walk to downtown was about 1.5 miles. I'd recommend taking a cab back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Never having stayed in a B&B I was a little hesitant to make the leap but completely changed my mind when I stepped into this beautiful mansion from the early 20th century. My friends drove me to location and when we turned a corner in the stately neighborhood, they exclaimed "Wow, I hope you are staying here" then dropped their jaws when I said "That's it, that's the place!". It even gets better when you step inside. The beautiful woodwork and stained glass were my favorites, but I can't fault anything in this beautifully appointed home. The staff is warm, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fabulous. Oh yes, the sheets were the best I've ever felt. I didn't want to leave.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Whidbey Island, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

This mansion is exquisite and beautifully appointed. They no longer build this type of home and the antique furnishings compliment this B&B.
The location is close to stores, restaurants on Broadway and a quick bus trip to downtown. The neighborhood is quiet on a tree lined residential street of up scale homes from by-gone days.
Breakfast is plentiful and staff is helpful.

Room Tip: Back of the house has views of the Olympics and Downtown.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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sbmansion, Owner at Shafer Baillie Mansion, responded to this review, 25 March 2012
Thanks so much for your visit and your review! We hope you'll come see us again.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Driving up to the b&b, you would think you'd stepped back in time to when things were simpler & life was grand or, it's the latest set for a movie! Capitol Hill reminds us a lot of Vancouver Shaughnessy & the mansions you can find there. The house has many period pieces, down to the light switches but don't be fooled - you will find modern amenities like low-flow toilets & flat screen tvs.

Brenda welcomed us with a quick tour of the house and after dropping off our things and grabbing a couple bottles of water (always available as with coffee, tea, chocolates & pastries), we took the walk down to Pike Place. (Walk along Broadway & down Pike to really get a feel of the neighbourhood.)

We were glad to take another reviewer's advice to book the Queen Anne room as it was indeed quiet & we enjoyed the dual-head shower. Climbing into the queen poster bed and slipping between the soft clean sheets was absolute bliss. We woke up to a very satisfying breakfast complete with pretty much everything you could want: cold cereal, packages of hot oatmeal, three different cheeses & other packaged cheeses (babybel, laughing cow, squeezable philly creamcheese), smoked salmon, prosciutto, hard-boiled eggs, croissants, bagels, toast, jam, marmalade...the list goes on & on! (After breakfast, you can take a walk to Volunteer Park & even pop into the Lake View cemetary to see Bruce & Brandon's grave sites.)

Brenda is very warm & friendly and since we are very low maintenance guests, we didn't mind only seeing her upon arrival and at breakfast the next day. We definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a lovely & peaceful place away from everyday life.

Room Tip: The Queen Anne room is very quiet & has a dual-head shower with great water pressure.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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sbmansion, Owner at Shafer Baillie Mansion, responded to this review, 25 March 2012
Thanks for a wonderful review and very apt comments. Our innkeepers, Brenda and Glenn, are most definitely warm and friendly. Each of our 8 rooms and suites is quite different and has its own unique charms; your comments about the Queen Anne Hill Room are certainly spot-on. We hope to see you again in the future!
Ana Lena & Mark
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

This is a wonderful building with even better hosts. You must stay here.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Burnaby, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2012

A friend had recommended this place to us and we are ever so grateful to her for that tip. We enjoyed our third floor room with every amenity supplied and slept in a most comfortable bed. The breakfast was delicious and Brenda was helpful and welcoming, even giving us two tickets to the Seattle Art Museum for the Gauguin and Polynesia exhibit. We were able to walk to a good restaurant close by (Coastal Kitchen) and then find the buses the next day for travel downtown. The weather was windy and wet but we felt sheltered from the storms, partly thanks to the umbrellas thoughtfully provided. We appreciated the sitting rooms and tea/coffee and snacks/chocolate provided throughout the day. The mansion is beautifully decorated and restored and could be the set for an American Downton Abbey!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

When our "usual" B&B was fully booked, we ended up staying here...and this is now our new favorite B&B (we visit Seattle frequently to see family). The location is great, the rooms are very comfortable and the hosts could not be more friendly and helpful! You don't need a car; public transportation is only a block away......and the breakfast buffet....outstanding! The BEST B&B in Seattle in my opinion!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Shafer Baillie Mansion
Address: 907 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112-3903
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificent 14,000 sq ft Tudor mansion, exquisitely restored and ideally situated on Capitol Hill, where you will find the gracious atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts and amenities today's travelers need. One block south of Volunteer Park on Seattle's original "Millionaires' Row," minutes from all major area attractions including downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, opera, ballet, Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum), waterfront, University of Washington and much more. Eight guestrooms and suites with private baths. ... more   less 
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