Ballard Inn - Seattle, WA

Stay at the Ballard Inn in Seattle. Dates Available into May.

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Hotel at a Glance: Ballard Inn

The Ballard Inn dates back to 1902, when it was commissioned by the American-Scandinavian Bank; in the late 1920s, it was converted to a hotel. The 16-guest room Louis XIV style-inn retains its historical roots today, with quilted headboards, gold-leaf French provincial dressers, and elegant chandeliers. It’s nestled in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, which boasts an impressive history of its own—settled in the 1860s, this traditional Scandinavian enclave has a quiet, family-friendly vibe, and hosts Nordic-themed festivals throughout the year.

  • In-room amenities: flat-screen TVs, goose down comforters, and ensuite private bathrooms with showers
  • Foodie favorite: The hotel is walking distance from some of the city’s most popular dining, including fine-dining seafood restaurants, waterfront coffee shops, and a legendary fried-chicken spot called Hi-Life.
  • Access to a 50,000-square foot Health Club is included with your stay.
  • Peace and quiet: the hotel only accepts guests 18 and older in order to maintain an adult-friendly environment.
  • Pack a cell phone: There are no telephones in the guest rooms.

Seattle's Ballard District: Historic Scandinavian Fishing Town with Trendy Waterfront Dining

The Scandinavian seafaring community began settling in the Puget Sound area as far back as 1860 to capitalize on its ports, canals, and rich salmon-fishing. Many of these families chose to live in the Ballard neighborhood, a quiet spot located on Salmon Bay just northwest of downtown Seattle. Ballard has since turned into a trendy neighborhood with foodie-approved restaurants and a solid live music scene. However, you can still see remnants of its Nordic heritage across town. The Nordic Heritage Museum showcases the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden through contemporary art exhibits, folk costume galleries, and rotating musical and cinematic performances. You can sample Kringle, a Danish pretzel pastry filled with almond paste and raisins, at the Scandinavian bakeries along Market Street. Or take a walking tour of the historic district past art-deco buildings and landscaped parks.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a king room with shared bathroom or deluxe king with private bathroom
  • Dates into May


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 96-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 9.5% tax added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Restored early 20th-century architecture
  • Access to a 50,000 sq. ft. health club
  • 24-hour front desk service
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The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 96-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 9.5% tax added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

King Room with Shared Bathroom

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Deluxe King Room with Private Bathroom

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 18 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • By cab: about $60 from SEA

Traveler's Tips

  • The property does not have an elevator. All guests must be able to climb the flight of stairs.

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