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“Beautiful little hotel”
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Hotel Ballard
Ranked #21 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful little hotel”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I only stayed one night, but wished I could have stayed a few more. This is a great little hotel just outside of downtown in a fun neighborhood. There was karaoke going on in the bar across the street but you couldn't hear a peep unless you opened your balcony door. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the place is gorgeous! I would definitely recommend staying here if you're going to be in the Seattle area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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seattle
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Whether you live in Seattle or not, I would recommend Hotel Ballard hands down. It's located in the heart of Ballard's old town; surrounded by wonderful restaurants, shops and entertainment. We spent an overnight to celebrate our anniversary, and couldn't be happier with the location, with the service and the accommodations.
If you are an out of town guest, this location would be ideal to stay. You get the best of both worlds; being close to downtown but staying in the heart of a very charming, intimate neighborhood.
Guests also have free pass to a nearby Heath club that has a pool. We didn't get to enjoy the roof top as it was closed for a private event, but hopefully next time. If you have a car, there is parking, and you can also easily access Ballard locks, and the restaurants and parks in the area. They are by car five minutes away.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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San Pedro, CA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 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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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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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 #21 of 101 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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