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.
- 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