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“Simply the Best!”
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9 Cranes Inn
Ranked #4 of 28 Seattle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Simply the Best!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Our stay could not have been more wonderful! We stayed 3 days in the Woodland Park room. It had cool soothing green walls, high end furnishings and a gigantic closet for all of our stuff. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was beautiful. Excellent water pressure. Heated floors are a first for me, what a nice touch. I have no idea where those sheets on the bed came from but I felt like a princess when I slid into bed every night and I slept like one too. The overall home is gorgeous and spacious.

The location is great because you can walk to the zoo and the Phinney area restaurants. We had drinks at the Phinney Bar and Grill and I got a mocha there one morning that was to die for. The street 9 Cranes Inn resides on is very quiet with free street parking. We spent one evening on the porch watching dog walkers go by. Very relaxing. This location is about 11 minutes from Downtown and its easy to find your way around.

You can drink the tap water - High Praise! I can't do that in Texas in my home town.

Shelley makes the most wonderful breakfasts - baked pancakes, fresh fruit and cookies - oh man the cookies! The amenities in this place are amazing. Breakfast was at a communal table and I really enjoyed the aspect of getting to know some of the other guests - there are limited rooms so limited people. Except for breakfast, we hardly saw other guests. So it was fun but not intrusive.

I researched til my fingers bled and this B & B had the best reviews and photos of the best rooms and I was so disappointed when the entire place was booked for my scheduled time but Shelley graciously informed me when a cancellation came in and I was so excited to get to stay a 9 Cranes. I'm definitely going back. It was a delightful stay.

Room Tip: 1st floor room is near the kitchen and dining area, very comfortable and the only room on that floor...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Munster, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and I cannot imagine how it could have been any better. Rooms were great, location great, food out of this world. But as is always the case it is great people making all of the above possible. Shelley and her staff are outstanding. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the 9 Cranes Inn, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect, lots of space to stretch out after a long day of sight-seeing. I especially loved the bathroom, great shower and loved the decor. We would definitely stay at the 9 Cranes Inn again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We have stayed in many excellent b&b's throughout the US but 9 Cranes Inn is 2nd to none! Staying there is great experience! It is like staying with family! The innkeeper and her staff pay attention to the details of providing comfort and great food.
The rooms are large and spacious, well furnished, and very private.
The location of the inn on Phinney Ridge allows opportunities to not only experience just being in one of Seattle's great neighborhoods, but also easy access to other parts of the city.
Already looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Elk, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

9 Cranes Inn was perfect for our weekend. Conveniently located within walking distance to Woodland Park Zoo and a short drive to the Norwegian Independence Day Activities in Ballard. The Inn is located in a quiet area of the city with Shelley, our hostess being most accommodating to our comforts. We stayed in the Ballard room and enjoyed the balcony and beautiful sunsets over the Olympics and Puget Sound. We will return.

Room Tip: The balcony off of the Ballard Room is very nice along with the jetted tub.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Very impressive bed and breakfast! We stayed in the Fremont Room which was nicely decorated with high end furnishings. The bathroom was lovely with plenty of space. Innkeeper Shelley was friendly and informative. Breakfast was yummy and we were given an ample to-go bag of goodies for our trip home. Will definitely stay again when our travels take us to Seattle.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We told Shelley, the innkeeper, that she has spoiled us for all other B&Bs with her delicious breakfasts (lemon-strawberry french toast, quiche with sausage) and beautiful home. We slept so well in the Woodland Park room with its comfortable bed, roomy bathroom with heated floors and huge closet for extra storage.

The location is great because you can walk to the zoo and the Phinney area restaurants (stop by Hecho for Mexican and Diva Espresso for coffee). The street 9 Cranes Inn resides on is very quiet with free street parking, so you really get to relax and appreciate the beauty of Washington.

Shelley went the extra mile for us by waking up early to make us breakfast on the day we had an early whale watch tour scheduled. She also made brownies! I am so glad we stayed at 9 Cranes and will recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 9 Cranes Inn

Property: 9 Cranes Inn
Address: 5717 Palatine Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5826
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
9 Cranes Inn is comfortable, stylish, and conveniently located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the bus to downtown. Also nearby: Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Wallingford, and Greenwood. Breakfast, wi-fi, and ample street parking included in rate. ... more   less 

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