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“Great Location - Thoughtful Service”
Review of Hotel Ballard

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Hotel Ballard
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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120 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Great Location - Thoughtful Service”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Recently spent 3 nights in the Hotel Ballard in Seattle. I was on a tour and this was the hotel that the tour group used. Great choice as we were treated like honored guests in every way. The hotel restaurant and bar were good meeting places for our group and the rooms are classic and well-appointed for both the business and tourist traveler. There are many fine restaurants and stores in the area, so the location was perfect.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view of the Space Needle!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I come to Seattle often for business and this is my go to place. The staff is friendly and will take that extra step to make you satisfied. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. If you would like a drug in room you must ask ahead of time. Coffee in room is convenient. Wished they supplied bottled water instead of a bottle of that is refilled from an unknown source. I haven't used the health club but this is a nice amenity. I'm not crazy about restaurant downstairs but the bartenders are top notch!

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The rooms here have class they are very different then most of the other hotels in downtown area. My room was very clean it had no flaws and the decor was amazing. Would recommend to others when in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Ballard for one night and were completely blown away. We are self confessed hotel snobs, but the Hotel Ballard exceeded our expectations on every level. The rooms are impeccably appointed and are stocked with first rate amneities. The staff is outstanding. When we discovered that we were missing some sundries the staff quickly had shave cream and tooth paste for us at no charge. I will never stay in downtown Seattle again!
The Hotel was great and Ballard Ave is a fun, funky neighborhood with great shops and restaurants, I cannot say enough good about this wonderful hotel!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with the small balconies
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Southern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Beautiful, designed hotel, new, clean and quiet. Located in trendy Ballard. The hotel itself is meticulously clean and beautifully designed. Courtyard Kind room was really nice and really quiet. The hotel staff were great. Very helpful and friendly. Stayed with wife and 2 kids. Would absolutely stay again.

Room Tip: 5th floor courtyard king suites
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed 3 nights last week at the Hotel Ballard. In the middle of downtown Ballard, there are good restaurants and coffee shops nearby with the wonderful Chittenden Locks with its salmon ladders a short drive or walk down the street. And the hotel itself is excellent. But on my last night (Tuesday), there was a thumping bass sound reverberating throughout my 3rd floor room and it wasn't coming from the renowned Tractor Tavern directly across the street. At 11:30 I phoned the front desk who said he would look into it. At 12:30 am, the noise ceased. When checking out the next morning, I inquired where the noise came from and I was told that there had been a party on the 5th (top) floor indoor/outdoor pavilion. I was surprised that a loud event would have been permitted on a Tuesday or any night. This hotel is too nice for an event which would disturb other guests. If considering a stay here, I recommend asking if any such events are scheduled.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a nearby wedding, and had an amazing time. They give you access to this AMAZING gym next door (pools, sauna, whirlpool, yoga classes, etc) and have a great restaurant downstairs. Its in a really cute area with great restaurants and bars. On Sunday, there was a farmer's market right outside. The rooms are really nice and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended if you want to stay in Ballard.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a small balcany, and 5th floor rooms are on a patio.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ballard
Address: 5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4860
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Ballard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ballard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ballard is the pinnacle of excellence among boutique hotels in North Seattle. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Ballard, we are the only boutique hotel in the Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia, and Wallingford neighborhoods. Whether you come for business or pleasure, Hotel Ballard’s 29 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms offer all the comforts of home and more! ... more   less 
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