Hotel Ballard

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4.5
#23 of 111 hotels in Seattle
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
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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!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Kids pool
Banquet room
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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TXMARTINS wrote a review Aug 2022
Atlanta, Georgia3,461 contributions630 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid to stay on the roof and are so glad we did! There was a big wedding that night but the sound protection was pretty decent and they had great music so we just enjoyed it by the fireplace and the barn blocked the noise allowing our kids to sleep. The kids liked watching things get setup and taken down from our front balcony area. The views on Sunday morning looking down at the market as it was being setup was so fun! Stayed here 6 years ago and was so happy to be back & loved it even more this time:)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Pay the extra to stay on the roof
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Jenni W wrote a review Aug 2021
18 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I lived in Seattle for 3 years and this was my first trip back. What I love about this hotel is it's convenient location right on Ballard Ave, close to great restaurants, coffee shops, the local movie theater, etc. It's rare to find a hotel in Seattle that is in an actual neighborhood, and not downtown near all of the corporate buildings. The staff here is wonderful, very helpful for anything that popped up and definitely felt like they were invested in their customers. The bedding was luxurious and love having nice bath products in the shower. I stayed for 3 nights so parking underneath the hotel was included (also rare for a Seattle hotel). There was an option to get breakfast delivered in the morning which I really appreciated and took advantage of. The rooftop view is incredible - highly recommend getting a glass of wine and watching the sunset from up there.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LBSeattle wrote a review Oct 2020
Seattle, Washington25 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were married at the Hotel Ballard Hotel 10/24/15 and returned 10/24/20 to celebrate our 5 year anniversary there too. We had such a great stay! The room was spotless. COVID precautions were obvious, including wrapped/sanitized TV remotes, pens, etc. William and Cody helped me arrange for a room on the pavilion floor, and had a bottle of cold champagne and a sweet card waiting for us. We had a great dinner at Stoneburner (also COVID safe), and spent the next morning wandering through the Ballard Market. It was a great weekend escape. Thank you Hotel Ballard for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AustinTexasBoy wrote a review Jul 2020
Austin, Texas19 contributions47 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I would love to give this hotel a glowing review, but I can't.

First the good:
The location is exceptional. It is right in the heart of downtown Ballard just steps from great dining and shops. The room was clean and well appointed. The front desk workers were very nice.

The not so good:
I chose the hotel because it advertised complimentary use of the health club, including lap swimming on their website. When I arrived I was notified that the club was closed unless I wanted to hire a personal trainer to workout and the pool was also additional and you had to book specific lap swimming times at $10 per 1/2 hour. Of course all lap swimming times were fully booked so not laps! Now I recognize these are exceptional times with Covid-19, but that is a pretty big amenity to not disclose prior to booking. It should be noted on their website or shared in an email confirmation. The hotel had virtually not amenities. Granted it is a small boutique hotel, but there is nothing. Finally, in the tradition of small intimate hotels, the front desk should be trained to answer simple questions about where to dine or shop in the neighborhood. I asked for recommendations on where to eat, and the poor guy at the front desk had no clue of what within the immediate area of the hotel.

Would I stay here again, Possibly, but I would watch for a lower price. It was one of the most expensive options and offered very little for the money.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Alex U wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Ballard. The hotel itself was inviting from the moment you walked into the door and the service was great. The rooms were spacious and quality with incredibly comfy beds.

The gym and pool attached to the hotel were awesome but please be aware that its a fully functioning gym with members so we would advise to use it at off peak times when its less busy.

Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jenni W wrote a review Mar 2022
18 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my second time staying at Hotel Ballard and I opted for a luxury suite this time. I was on the second floor facing Ballard Ave. I did hear some noise (arrived on St Patty's day and bagpipes walked down the street) but overall everything died down in the evening. The room itself was well appointed - large oversized bathroom and it was nice to have a second room for when I needed to work. The desk overlooks a beautiful window onto the street. On this trip I took advantage of the Spa that is inside the hotel (although run by a different company, Olympic Spa). This was on the same floor that I was staying on so couldn't be more convenient. This will continue to be my go to hotel for luxuriousness of the rooms and walking distance to so many great restaurants and shops in Seattle. The hotel staff is also very friendly. Note that they are no longer delivering breakfast from your room from a local shop as the shop they previously worked with has closed due to the pandemic.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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MonkTravellers wrote a review Mar 2021
Portland, Oregon459 contributions134 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love this boutique upscale hotel with the king suites. they’re super cozy and trendy. Love the sliding barn like doors for separation of space. The courtyard suites are all up on the 5th floor with the mezzanine overlooking Ballard and ships. No rooms connect apparently however and due to COVID access to the Olympia Athletic Club is closed to hotel guests.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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mltaylor wrote a review Sep 2022
Sacramento, CA40 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay at the Hotel Ballard, the first time was in 2019. There have been some changes in Ballard since our last stay. The street is now one lane with outdoor dining venues for all the restaurants. The hotel is still wonderful. Great coffee in the lobby in the morning. Olympic gym is huge and beautiful, with all the work out equipment you need. We stayed in a standard king facing Ballard Street, very little street noise. Room is large and comfortable. Parking for smaller cars is in the underground garage, had to park on level 2 or 3 so we could open the hatch on our car. Try Salmon Bay Cafe for breakfast, right around the corner. Some homeless have found Ballard a nice place to live.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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amandak616 wrote a review Sep 2023
Erie, Pennsylvania102 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Ballard for a few days prior to leaving on an Alaskan cruise. My husband stayed there on a previous work trip to Seattle and had such a great experience, he booked it again for our trip. The rooms are spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. I appreciated the separate WC from the vanity/shower, it made getting ready in the morning go much faster. The decor in the hotel is beautiful and stylish and I appreciated the water, coffee/tea, and fruit available in the lobby. The location of the hotel was probably the biggest perk - very close to tons of shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. We walked everywhere! I would highly recommend Hotel Ballard to friends and family and would happily stay there again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Ballard, Owner at Hotel Ballard
Responded Oct 24, 2023
amandak616, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so pleased to hear we was able to start your trip off successfully.
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Angela G wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was very nicely appointed, but the service was so-so. Upon check-in we were given the incorrect close time for the Olympic Health Club Spa, which was something that attracted us to this hotel. We planned our afternoon and evening around going to the spa in the evening but when it came time, the spa had just closed and we found the hours posted on the door. It was quite disappointing.

We put on the robes in the room to go to the spa and I'm not 100% convinced that they were cleaned. Mine had a significant amount of hair on it. Also, we were on the 4th floor and the windows opened all the way with no screens or barriers. I didn't have my kid with me this time, but if you have kids or reckless adults, be extremely careful.

We ran into a server who was hosting an event the evening we checked in who advised us to have our coffee on the rooftop in the morning. That was great advice! The view was lovely!

The location was great and the decor was nice, but for us, the stay didn't justify the cost.
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Date of stay: January 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Folks at the bar/venue across the street can be loud at night and into the morning.
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loripatbre asked a question Jan 2017
Garden City, New York15 contributions3 helpful votes
Is this hotel close to the cruise port?
Answer from Carolyn G
Columbia, South Carolina81 contributions47 helpful votes
Yes, it was a reasonable drive to the cruise port. We used uber from the hotel to get to the cruise port. The hotel staff was very helpful in setting us up with uber too! We were surprised that there were several couples also going on our cruise staying at The Ballard. Even ran into folks who just checked in after their cruise and got the "must do" list from them. If I ever cruise in or out of Seattle, this will be the first place I would try to stay at.
Nann Z asked a question Jan 2017
Seattle, Washington82 contributions19 helpful votes
How do I write a review of a restaurant I visited yesterday
Answer from Hotel ballard
Seattle, Washington
Hi Nann, Any restaurant you visited can be reviewed by simply entering the restaurants name in the TripAdvisor search bar.
Megan B asked a question Mar 2016
Puyallup, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there room service? Trip Advisor says there is but I can't find any mention on their website.
Answer from RDJ112
Fairview, Oregon37 contributions8 helpful votes
Yes. There is room service. Not 24hrs but reasonable hours, from either the hotel restaurant or breakfast from a nearby restaurant.
dacranjel asked a question Jul 2015
West Park, New York27 contributions3 helpful votes
is there parking and what is the cost?
Answer from Hotel ballard
Seattle, Washington
Hello, Yes, there is an underground parking lot located underneath Hotel Ballard. Hotel guest's can pay a discounted rate of $15 per night. The front desk will write you a pass at check in. Please feel free to call us with any questions, reservation needs or ways we can assist! Thank you, Jamie Riggle Manager-Hotel Ballard & Ballard Inn 206.789.5012
Bruce D asked a question Jul 2015
Grande Cache, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
will be three male adults coming for Seahawks game do you have rooms with 3 beds
Answer from Hotel ballard
Seattle, Washington
Hello Bruce, We do not have any rooms with 3 beds, however, we have a Standard Double Room with two double beds, and both our Courtyard Suites and Luxury Suites have a king size bed with a pull out sofa. If you are looking for 3 separate beds I would suggest reserving a Standard Double room and a Standard King Room. I hope this is of help! Please, feel free to call the front desk and speak to one of our reservation specialists to help you reserve a room and answer any other questions you may have. Our phone number is (206)789-5012. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you and your friends this fall! Best, Jamie Riggle Manager-Hotel Ballard & Ballard Inn 206.789.5012
Sammi V wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If driving, park in the hotel's designated lot in the back of the building. The front desk will provide you with a parking pass. "
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Angela G wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Folks at the bar/venue across the street can be loud at night and into the morning. "
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Scott W wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"BALLARD INN does not meet expectations of brouchure!"
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Dale R wrote a tip Oct 2023
Vancouver, Washington1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own pillow they have poor choices, unless you like very firm."
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Starla C wrote a tip Mar 2023
Chimacum, Washington19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking garage available for a fee"
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$211 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ballard
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ballard?
Nearby attractions include Ballard Farmer's Market (0.09 miles), Tractor Tavern (0.02 miles), and Locust Cider (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ballard?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ballard?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ballard?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ballard?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Walrus and the Carpenter, Staple and Fancy, and La Carta de Oaxaca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ballard?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ballard?
Many travelers enjoy visiting West Point Lighthouse (1.2 miles), Blue Moon (2.9 miles), and German United Church of Christ (4.5 miles).
Is Hotel Ballard accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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