Well, I thought about not writing this review because I would love my room to always be available when I return! But it's too good a gem not to share... Tucked in Capitol Hill, an old quaint neighbourhood, is majestic yet cozy Shafer Baillie. My room looked exactly as it did in the website photos, parking on the street was easy to find as described and I have never had a better continental breakfast anywhere (5-star hotels inclusive). Hosts Ana and Mark were helpful when I needed them (upon arrival and a phone call away) and out of sight when I didn't (leaving me space and privacy). My room - the Capitol Hill - was spacious and clean with a walk-in closet, big fluffy white towels, flatscreen tv and highspeed internet access. A variety of newspapers were available daily as well as a great magazine collection. Breakfast included fresh fruit, yogurt, a selection of cereals, cheeses and meats as well as coffee and tea - definitely more than I had expected! The neighbourhood has many amenities (about six blocks down the road) including restaurants, cafes, grocery and wine shopping, a Starbucks and gas station nearby. I walked to Pike Place market for flowers in a good half hour and drove a mile away to have dinner at Lark.
This month and next, I will be spending 30 nights away from home staying in 4 and 5-star hotels for both business and pleasure. It is rare for me to be able to find a bed and breakfast along the way though I search. If I had the option of a Shafer Baillie close to the city centre of every place that I visited, I would choose it hands down over any hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Shafer-Baillie Mansion Hotel Seattle
- Shafer-Baillie Mansion Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificent 14,000 sq ft Tudor mansion, exquisitely restored and ideally situated on Capitol Hill, where you will find the gracious atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts and amenities today's travelers need. One block south of Volunteer Park on Seattle's original "Millionaires' Row," minutes from all major area attractions including downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, opera, ballet, Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum), waterfront, University of Washington and much more. Eight guestrooms and suites with private baths. ... more less