We just returned from a wonderful 2 night stay at Chelsea Station. After spending 2 nights before at Great Wolf Lodge for our kids, this was a wonderful and relaxing place to end our short family getaway. I wish we could have spent more time at Chelsea station but it was booked completely for a wedding this weekend.
We prefer to stay in B&B's or condos when we travel with our kids as it allows for more space and greater value than your typical hotel, so we were so pleased that we were able to stay here with our kids (11 and 8).
The building itself is beautiful and charming. Very well maintained and beautifully and simply appointed. The rooms are large allowing for our family of 4 to have plenty of room. The kids slept on a pull out in the living room and we had the bedroom.
The location was perfect for us, being right near the Woodland Park Zoo we were able to walk there and not have to worry about parking. Although we never ventured downtown (we spent the day of our check in exploring downtown Seattle) it is a quick drive over the bridge and would have been very easy to get there from Chelsea Station. We fell in love with the Fremont area and the old homes and cool neighborhood eateries. We definitely prefer being just outside of the 'downtown' core and this is a lovely spot to call 'home'.
The breakfasts were good portions and filing and served promptly when ordered. While served a bit on the cold side, they were very good. We prefer B&B's without communal breakfasts so having it delivered to our suite was perfect. The kids were able to stay in their PJ's which was an added bonus.
We especially loved the pantry downstairs where we were able to grab snacks and drinks after a long day of exploring the area. We loved the wine being made available as well. You don't get that at any hotel!
As described on their website, the kitchen area isn't really set up to cook full meals, however there are lots of amenities to make your stay comfortable including an espresso maker, kettle (with hot plate), microwave and mini fridge.
We were even able to enjoy some time in the corner hot tub a few times during our stay which was a nice way to unwind in the afternoon/evening. The Netflix was also great to have to enjoy a movie with the kids.
We had a room on the first floor as we came with kids and I can understand little feet upstairs would probably increase the noise to those below. The inn wasn't busy as we were mid week, so we never saw anyone else except the staff serving breakfast.
Our suite (#1) faced the road and the back deck, so I can see that the room might not offer as much privacy for some people if the inn was busy. There was quite a bit of road noise in the mornings but nothing so much that it woke me up.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Chelsea Station Inn to anyone planning a short or long getaway to the Seattle 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