Ballard has the feel of a European town, within Seattle, with a tree-lined avenue, brick buildings, and a huge selection of quality bars, cafes and restaurant. On the avenue itself sits the Ballard Hotel in a historic building. It has the charm of an old-world hotel, with small rooms (for American standards) but cozy - my bed was in an alcove, with a real duvet. The less expensive rooms have shared bathrooms in the corridor. I was aware of the potential level of late night noise, not unlike what you find in the Latin Quarter in Paris, and had brought earplugs (which turned out to also be standard supply in the room) - but this Tuesday night turned out to be very quiet. The hotel does not serve food of any sort, which is anything but a problem with many wonderful cafes and bakeries within a short walk - "Fresh Flour" across the street to be recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ballard Inn is a newly remodeled, vintage, boutique hotel, located in the heart of Ballard. Accommodations showcase vintage decor combined with old world charm. Completely renovated and restored to its 1902 elegance, Ballard Inn features 16 intimate rooms with 21st century amenities. Built in 1902, the building was originally commissioned and occupied by the American-Scandinavian Bank. And, later converted to a hotel, which served the city of Ballard and the neighboring communities of Magnolia, Fremont, and Wallingford for over 100 years. Amenities Include: Complimentary WIFI, Flat Screen TVs & cable, Bathrobes, Hairdryers, Access to 50,000 sqft Gym, including sauna, pool &whirlpool hot-tub, 24 hour front desk service, & Parking. Seattle's hottest neighborhood is waiting for you to explore just outside the Inn. Ask our front desk about area restaurants, bars, shopping and sight-seeing. Points of Interest: Walking distance to Ballard Locks, Golden Gardens park, local beaches and a 10 minute drive to downtown Seattle. Enjoy a cultural stay and rest at ease while staying at Ballard's premier boutique Inn. ... more less
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