I’m not dolling out five stars to just any Inn or B&B. If the building is a beautifully maintained heritage home; if the décor is entirely appropriate to the building with perfect period furniture and accessories; if the ambience this creates is sophisticated and, at the same time, warm and welcoming; if the host is a soft spoken, friendly, encyclopedic, travel guide to the neighbourhood and the city; and if the croissants are oven-fresh and flawless then it’s worth four stars. The true measure of an “excellent” Inn is, how do they handle things when there’s been a “cock-up”? You know, when things have gone right off the rails, it’s nobody’s fault, just an accident. When we got to the Gaslight Inn there came a moment of horror, on the part of our host, when it was learned that our room for that night was double booked [the first such occurence in 30+ years of Innkeeping], and it was a Saturday, and it was a long weekend. In a trice our host found other accommodation [surely the last in the neighbourhood!] close by in a boutique hotel. Here’s the irony, I am, or was, the bourgeois boutique hotel person of the couple – she’s the B&B person – so I should have been disappointed to return to the Gaslight Inn for the second night of our stay in Seattle. Well I wasn’t. Comparing the two nights I MUCH preferred the B&B. It was five stars, excellent, and we’ll surely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Gaslight Inn! The Gaslight Inn is conveniently located on Capitol Hill, Seattle's most exciting neighborhood that also happens to be closest to the center of the city and only about 20 minutes North from the airport. All of Seattle's main attractions including Pike Place Market, are either in walking distance, a short taxi ride or a metro bus ride away. The Gaslight Inn's interior is appointed in exacting detail, with strikingly rich, dark colors, oak paneling, and an enormous entryway and staircase. The comfortable and unique guestrooms are furnished with quality double or queen-sized beds, refrigerator and television. Many rooms in our bed and breakfast feature private baths and some also have decks with fabulous views or fireplaces. The living room, with its large oak fireplace, is always an inviting room, as is the library.Through the late spring and summer, we encourage you to relax and unwind at poolside with a glass of wine after a long, busy day. This private, in-ground, heated pool with several decks and interesting plant arrangements is found at the back of the inn. The Gaslight has high speed Wi-Fi for all it's guests at no extra cost. Our aim at the Gaslight Inn is to provide quality bed & breakfast accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere at a sensible rate, and to offer guests, whether they are visiting for pleasure or on business, useful information and assistance when needed.Our continental breakfast features coffee, juice, fruit, scones, and croissants. It will get your day in Seattle off to a great start! *In October 2015, the city awarded The Gaslight Inn with landmark status, the only Seattle B&B to granted with such. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gaslight Hotel Seattle