I am writing because I promised the owner I would do so, partially to modulate some of the really harsh reviews this property has received. Marcia, the owner, seems to have made an effort to respond to previous reviews... in detailed written responses to those reviews and in her job as host and cook. Unlike most American B&Bs, there has been an effort to truly serve a full (if not English) breakfast, rather than pastries and coffee. I appreciated their attempt to meet my wife's dietary restrictions, which rather complicated their day-to-day practice. The dog, complained about in previous reviews, was a factor but again, I appreciate the effort to minimize his presence, so it was never a deal breaker. The room worked for our requirements and our four-night stay was satisfactory overall. The location requires only a brief and easy walk to the primary shopping/restaurant/activity of West Seattle, for which I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chittenden House is a European-style bed and breakfast located in a historic 1926 Craftsman home. Just ten minutes from downtown, we are located in the heart of beautiful West Seattle. Come relax and enjoy the quiet and serenity of the area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We are just minutes away from Alki Beach and Lincoln Park, so you’re never far from an adventure. ... more less