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Bacon Mansion
Ranked #12 of 28 Seattle B&B and Inns
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Port Townsend, Washington
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7 reviews
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“Peaceful and Comfortable, but.......”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We love the location; the established and green residential neighborhood is within easy walking distance of lively Capitol Hill restaurants, cafes, and a great movie theater. Getting downtown is easy either on foot, bus or taxi. The upstairs corner room, the Venetian, was beautifully peaceful with views of the blooming magnolia tree right outside the windows, but if aesthetics are important you'll be distracted by the mishmash of styles, periods, textures and bad art throughout the mansion. Another disappointment was the breakfast which was the equivalent of an average continental breakfast (minus good pastries). No protein in evidence, either hot or cold.
However, because of the location and comfort of the surroundings, and if you don't care much about breakfast and a considered design, I would recommend it.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

This B&B, located in the upscale Capitol Hill neighborhood is quite, clean, safe and established. Breakfast includes juice, coffee/tea, fresh fruit and homemade muffins.
Staffing is on the light side, but the home is immaculately kept; self-sufficiency is a helpful attribute. The only downside of our experience is that privacy was compromised given the close proximity of our "Venetian" and the adjacent "Rose" suite. Next time, I'll opt for the "Clipper" room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2012

This was a fabulous stay in Seattle. Located in a gorgeous leafy neighbourhood but still within walking distance to the city centre.
Brilliant hosts and gorgeous breakfasts with homemade muffins daily.

A lovely old house where you eat at a large family table makes it easy to meet guests and share travel advice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beaverton, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bacon Mansion for a single night in order to attend a performance of Wicked.

Overall the Bacon Mansion is a lovely place. Beautifully decorated with interesting art throughought. Daryl and the rest of his staff were very friendly and more then willing to help us when we asked.

Our room (the Emeral Suite) was very pleasant a great fireplace and many nice little touches. The Bed was incredibly comfortable. The claw foot tub is jsut gorgeous and very comfortable. However, it should be noted that both the bathtub and the shower are big enough for just one person.

However there are a few complaints.

I found the provided Breakfast dissapointing. While everything available was of very good quality, it was not what I have come to expect from a Bed and Breakfast. It was little more then a glorified continental breakfast offering Cereal, Blueberry Muffins(Fresh backed and tasty), and Fruit (fresh cut and tasty).

It also seems like the Bacon Mansion fails in the Minor details. The Bathroom supplies were an odd mix of high quality and low quality (Dial Antibacterial soap). While the room had a fireplace, it was not already stocked with wood, and I needed to ask for it. If I hadn't checked for it, we would not have been able to make use of the fire when we came back to our room around midnight.

Also, Parking can be very tricky at the Bacon Mansion. However that is more a constraint of being in the Capitol Hill district then anything else.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights with a groups of friends and had a wonderful time. It was better than being guests in a friend's home because Daryl and his helpers did everything and had everything done so lovely. From the amazing breakfast, to a fabulous night's sleep on new and comfortable mattresses with lovely pillows, everything was just right. We stayed in the carriage house ground floor suite and the coffee machine was ready for us to push the button in the morning whenever we liked before going over for breakfast. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Houston Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I spent a couple of days in Seattle en route to San Juan. Being from Texas I wanted a pedestrian experience, and that's what I got. Bacon Mansion is a lovely old home, tastefully worn around the edges in the most cozy, and comforting way in an awesome neighborhood close to food, fun and transportation (I took the bus several times). Daryl seems a little dry a first, but there's a twinkle in his eye and you learn pretty quick he's a really nice guy and very helpful. The home is updated but still has "old house noises" and lots of character. The streets on either side of Broadway are ideal for walking and looking around (I've never seen so many different species of trees and plants) and Broadway offers a wide array of people watching and places to eat. Breakfast consisted of the usual fare with the exception of the awesome homemade muffins. Cranberry/Orange was my favorite. I highly recommend it with one caveat that I'll note in the "choose a good room" box.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We spent three nights in Seattle at this large B&B in one of the lower floor rooms. The room was large and quiet. Pleasant personal attention from Darryl (manager/owner). The surrounding area includes a nice mix of residential streets and restaurants and clubs. Parking is either in the premises or nearby streets and was not a problem. Volunteer Park with the Seattle Asian Art Museum and a noteworthy conservatory are just a couple of blocks away. Breakfast was average and consisted of muffins, cereals, yogurt and fresh cut fruit. The mansion has been lovely restored.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bacon Mansion
Address: 959 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102-4528
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Broadway / Capitol Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bacon Mansion 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Seattle's Capitol Hill in a quite landmark neighborhood just two blocks from the Broadway Business district and one mile north of downtown. Large living room with grand piano, leaded glass library, formal dining room and patio with fountain. Rooms are of great variety with no two being alike. Close enough to everything, yet far enough away. ... more   less 
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