I loved my stay at 9 Cranes Inn! I stayed in the Woodland Room, but the friendly proprietor, Shelley, gave me a tour of the entire inn (so I'd have the information for possible future stays). The Ballard View room would be perfect for me and my husband, but the Woodland Room was ideal for a peaceful night's rest after a business meeting in Seattle. The neighborhood is quiet, yet offers easy access to downtown, Ballard and Greenlake. The entire inn is sparkling clean. Breakfast was healthful and delicious (I had the signature salmon scramble with roasted tomatoes, potatoes, kiwi and a yummy baked apple). Shelley shared the recipe for her delicious chocolate chip cookies.
The nitty-gritty: firm bed, good quality pillows, fluffy towels and a heated bathroom floor. Every amenity was close to hand. I had my own key, so was able to leave in the evening for dinner with a friend, then come back and relax in peace. I enjoyed the upstairs guest lounge and the beautiful living room, complete with crackling fire, in this lovely restored 1916 home. I hope to stay at 9 Cranes Inn again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 9 Cranes Inn is comfortable, stylish, and conveniently located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the bus to downtown. Also nearby: Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Wallingford, and Greenwood. Breakfast, wi-fi, and ample street parking included in rate. ... more less