When we first found the Chelsea Station Inn's webpage, it looked too good to be true. Lots of space, great location, and amazing looking breakfasts. We were looking for a place to stay when we visited Seattle with our almost-teenage daughter, and thought this could be perfect. We weren't wrong! The inn doesn't cater to families, necessarily (in fact, children are only allowed in the 1st floor rooms), but the fact that our suite gave us 900 square feet of space was awesome, as was having a half bath in addition to the full bath. It meant that we weren't constantly on top of each other, and had room to spread out and enjoy some privacy.
The room itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bed was AWESOME - firm mattress, deliciously soft bedding - it was a joy to climb into each night. Erin didn't have a problem with the sleeper sofa in the living room, and loved having the TV to herself at night. (What kid wouldn't?) Having access to the drinks, snacks, and wine downstairs was wonderful, and the breakfasts were just incredible. It was wonderful to be able to select what size portion we wanted, and they were more than happy to make something separate for picky eaters.
We happened to see one of the innkeepers when we arrived, but with the exception of when our breakfast was delivered each day, it was like we had the place to ourselves. The location is wonderful - walking distance to the Woodland Park Zoo and Rose Garden, and just a short drive to downtown Seattle. Parking was mostly on the street, with two spaces available in the driveway as well.
This definitely isn't your "typical" B&B (if there is such a thing). There's no central meeting space or a main dining room where guests can eat together and meet each other. But it was, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable hotel/inn experiences we've ever had, and I would definitely stay there again if I'm in the area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seattle's most elegant and comfortable little Inn, Chelsea Station Inn has apartment style lodging paired with extras including wine, beer, juices, sodas, a cooked to order breakfast, and other taste treats during the day. Enjoy approximately 900 square feet in each suite with living room, dining room, powder room, kitchen and deluxe master suite in each of our four suites. To spend a night or a week at "Chelsea" is to be surrounded by a world of comfort and privacy not commonly found at this price point. A beautiful breakfast is served in our breakfast room every morning by our highly professional staff. We provide wine daily as well as micro brews, juices, sparkling water, cheese, yogurt and granola all for free 24 hours per day. We understand vegan, vegetarian, salt free, and gluten free diets. And we are walking distance to Green Lake and the Zoo, as well as the Fremont, Phinney Ridge, and Wallingford neighborhoods. And we are a quick drive into the city center on a direct line to the Seattle Center, Safeco Field and Century Link Field and the University of Washington. This is "the one" if you want large gracious suites, a great location, countless amenities without charge all provided in a beautiful historic Seattle building built by one of Seattle's most famous builders of the period. Please be our guests! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chelsea Station Hotel Seattle