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Just 5.5 miles from downtown Seattle, this historic Washington hotel offers charming accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Pike's Place market is less than a 15 minute drive away.

Comfortably furnished, each room at the Ballard Inn includes a flat-screen TV with cable. All bright rooms feature Victorian inspired art and fixtures.

At Inn Ballard, guests can relax in the lobby complete with plush sofas and large picture windows overlooking the neighborhood. A 24-hour front desk is available for added convenience.

Offering panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, the Golden Gardens Park is 3 miles from Ballard Inn.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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About Ballard Inn

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  • Handicap accessible

    The Ballard Inn is a historic property that is not handicap accessible.


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    Answered on December 2, 2019
  • Do you have a room with a private bathroom?

    Thank you for your inquiry! We have Deluxe Kings w/ Private Bathrooms.


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    Answered on July 8, 2021
  • Do you have free parking?

    Thank you for your inquiry! We have a self-park option. The current fee for a 24-hour parking pass in the underground parking facility or surface lot for over-height vehicles is $20.00 USD.


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    Answered on June 7, 2021
  • how close ar you to the dock for carvial ship

    Thank you for your inquiry! We are about a 15-minute drive to the waterfront cruise ports.


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    Answered on June 28, 2021
  • how many rooms/people share a bathroom? is it hard to get in to it for a morning shower?

    There are multiple bathrooms and at least one shower room on each floor. All guests of the Ballard Inn have access to the bathrooms on each floor. Our bathroom and shower rooms are maintained regularly by both our Front Desk and Housekeeping teams to ensure that each room is clean and ready to use when you are.


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    Answered on November 11, 2019
  • How much is the pool charge? Is the pool art a different location?

    Pool access is included for all our guests with the complimentary pass for the Olympic Athletic Club. It currently requires advance reservations. We recommend contacting the OAC for their most up to date operational procedures.


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    Answered on November 15, 2021
  • What is the minimum age for booking and check-in?

    Minimum age to check in at the Ballard Inn is 18.


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    Answered on April 29, 2021
  • What does shared bathroom mean? within our party or with other travellers?

    Shared Bathrooms are either across the hall or down the hall from the rooms. Bathrooms are single-occupancy, door does lock behind you, and they are utilized by other guests staying at the Inn. Thank you for your question.


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    Answered on July 16, 2021
  • Do you provide transportation to the cruise ships and how much is the cost?

    Thank you for your inquiry! At this time, we provide a third party town car service with a flat rate of $60 one way to or from the airport. The town car will fit two adults comfortably. If you are interested in services like an SUV or pick-up inside baggage claim instead of curbside, additional fees will apply. Our location to Pier 91 or Pier 66 is about a 7-minute or 13-minute drive respectively, south across the Ballard Bridge. Our front desk agents are happy to assist with arranging a taxi for drop-off to the pier.


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    Answered on March 9, 2020
  • What would the charges be for transport for 2 people to Tacoma Airport, late afternoon. And is it easy to reach the hotel from pier 91

    Thank you for your inquiry! The transportation service provided to the Inn is a third party town car service with a flat rate of $60 one way to or from the airport. The town car will fit two adults comfortably. If you are interested in services like an SUV or pick-up inside baggage claim instead of curbside, additional fees will apply. Our location to Pier 91 is about a 7-minute drive south across the Ballard Bridge.


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    Answered on March 1, 2020
  • What year was the hotel built? Thank you, Sarah

    Thank you Sarah for your inquiry! It was initially constructed in 1902 as the Scandinavian-American Bank Building. Then it converted to a motel called the Starlight Motel. In 2011, under new ownership, it was transformed into the Ballard Inn!


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    Answered on May 26, 2021
  • Does hotel charge a daily resort fee?

    We do not charge a daily resort fee. We have a one time incidental fee we authorize for at check in.


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    Answered on August 4, 2021
  • do you elevators to room?

    Our historic building unfortunately does not have a service elevator. However, all our room types are available on the ground floor and second floor.


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    Answered on April 11, 2021
  • do you have any rooms with private bathroom.

    We do! Our Deluxe King rooms have private bathrooms. All other rooms have a shared bathroom.


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    Answered on August 4, 2021
  • Pet friendly? Thank you

    The Ballard Inn does not allow pets. Service animals are welcome.


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    Answered on October 13, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Hiram M Chittenden Locks
    0.7 miles
  • Fremont
    1.3 miles
  • Woodland Park Zoo
    1.4 miles
  • Seattle Pacific University
    1.6 miles
  • Golden Gardens Park
    1.9 miles
  • Fremont Troll
    2.1 miles
  • Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91
    2.4 miles
  • West Point Lighthouse
    2.5 miles
  • Gas Works Park
    2.7 miles
  • Kerry Park
    2.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Bastille Cafe & Bar
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Stoneburner
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Seattle Center
    3.4 miles
  • Museum of Pop Culture
    3.5 miles
  • Space Needle
    3.6 miles
  • University of Washington
    3.8 miles
  • Pike Place Market
    4.4 miles
  • Seattle Aquarium
    4.5 miles
  • Seattle Great Wheel
    4.6 miles
  • King Street Station
    5.3 miles
  • CenturyLink Field
    5.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Boeing Field/King County International Airport
    10.2 miles
  • Sea-Tac Airport
    15.9 miles
  • Snohomish County Airport
    17.2 miles
How to get to Ballard Inn from Sea-Tac Airport
    Private shuttle
    Parking available
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Amenities of Ballard Inn
Activities
  • Aerobics Off-site
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 20 per day.
  • Parking garage
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Steam room
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Ballard Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests (including room number, floor requests, early check-in, and late check-out) cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.

Please inform Ballard Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Ballard Inn

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ballard Inn by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h

  • Ballard Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Fitness
    • Bar crawls
    • Fitness classes
    • Locker rooms
    • Indoor pool (year-round)
    • Aerobics
    • Yoga classes
    • Steam room

  • Room options at Ballard Inn include:

    • Double

  • The prices at Ballard Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Ballard Inn on this page.

  • Ballard Inn is 4.3 miles from the center of Seattle.

  • Check-in at Ballard Inn is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ballard Inn (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Parking garage

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.