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Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #14 of 28 Seattle B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We just returned from a lovely trip to Seattle. Our stay at The Chambered Nautilus was delightful. The staff was kind and attentive and very helpful. The breakfasts were heavenly.and the Inn itself was cozy and lovely. Or room was very large, very private and we had everything we needed....even our own private rooftop deck!! We would definitely stay there again!! Thank you to everyone at The Chambered Nautilus!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have stayed in dozens of B&Bs and this was definitely not one of my favorites.

Pros:
Pretty house, pretty flowers and lots of foliage.
Pretty common room and dining area downstairs.
Decent price.
There was a desk in the bedroom.

Cons:
Dodgy and unattractive neighborhood (we thought we heard gunshots 3 times during the night).
Parking was on the street.
House was on top of a very, very steep hill.
Our room smelled very, very musty.
No AC (Seattle people will say you won’t need it, but some of us do).
The radiator was on in our room in July (they turned it off when we asked).
The porch had not been swept or cleaned in ages. Big dirt balls around the bench.
Shower was very dated.
Décor was outdated. There was a different pattern on the carpet, the bedspread, the linoleum and the bath tile. (I have stayed in very old houses in the states and in Europe, and most owners update their décor and plumbing.)
TV had very small screen.
The room was not cleaned during our two-day stay. (A tissue on the floor between the bed and the wall was still there the second day.)
We never saw the owner, which is not traditional. I prefer dealing with owners than teenage girls.
The breakfast was average for a B&B. Expected more from a place that brags on its food. And there was no protein served the days we had dessert breakfasts. (If you take the 8 a.m. breakfast seating, you will be asked to leave by 9 a.m. for the next seating.)
One of the girls who worked there picked her nose. A real deal breaker!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had a wonderful trip to Seattle greatly due in part to our stay at the Chambered Nautilus. The room was cozy, the breakfast was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for more!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Our oldest son and his wife moved to Seattle 10 years ago and on our first visit we stayed at the Chambered Nautilus. Our daughter-in-law knew of it because the Marine Biology Dept of the U of Washington (where she got her masters) houses visiting dignitaries there.

It's now been 10 years of regular visits (especially with 2 grandkids coming in the interim) and every visit has been wonderful. We've stayed in various rooms in the main house as well as the garden apartments and enjoyed both (personally, I like the Crow's Nest best). They have done a nice job of renovating baths over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the best breakfast in Seattle.

It also should be mentioned that in all those 10 years, we haven't experienced a single obnoxious guest... not even someone who talked a little too loud. I have a feeling the serenity of the house and gardens has a relaxing effect on everyone.

Scott B

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a wonderful stay over Memorial Day weekend at the Chambered Nautilus. It was a great location and we loved the Ravenna Suite. It was roomy (actually a one bedroom apartment) and we were so happy we could bring our dog. He felt pampered too! Breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed meeting the other guests from the US, Europe and Australia. The big dining table makes you feel like family, or if you prefer to be in a smaller setting, that was available too. The hostess went out of her way to make our stay a very pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the Chambered Nautilis was Perfect!! We couldn't have asked for more.
I'm pretty picky, and this place met all of my needs.
Delicious breakfasts, Clean and updated rooms & bathroom.
The staff was simply lovely !
If you are coming to Seattle
This is the place to stay!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this B & B. I have stayed at many in the US and abroad. Chambered Nautilus was fantastic. We were pampered from the moment we arrived until we left! Great breakfast. Lovely decor and peaceful spots all around the house to relax. Thanks so much. We will be returning!

Room Tip: All the rooms are nice.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 5005 22nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-5706
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Price Range: $109 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to our romantic Seattle B&B, 10 minutes from downtown near the University of Washington, shopping, and restaurants. Rooms at our Seattle, WA bed and breakfast are appointed with private baths, luxurious linens, desks, Wi-Fi & TVs! Start every day with an unforgettable gourmet breakfast & fresh roasted coffee at our bed and breakfast in Seattle! Looking for Seattle University District hotels? Named by USA Today as one of the top 10 inns for business travelers! Check out our pet friendly suites! ... more   less 
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