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5.0 out of 5

"Great location with shops and restaurants! Comfortable rooms and the staff was very friendly! " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 15 Jun 2016

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel near Woodland Park Zoo

Seaside stay

With a stay at this Ballard hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of National Nordic Museum and 2 miles (3 km) of Woodland Park Zoo. University of Washington and Seattle Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

2 indoor pools

This boutique hotel features 2 indoor pools, a health club, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 29 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. LED TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and room service.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$455* Per night/room 16 Aug. - 17 Aug.

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Ballard ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Ballard

Everyone (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2019 by Danielle Thompson - Front Desk Manager

Dear Honored Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing to stay at Hotel Ballard during your time in Seattle. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
Great location with shops and restaurants! Comfortable rooms and the staff was very friendly!

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2016 by Robyn - Front Desk Manager

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your praise of our staff and standards. We would be delighted to welcome you back to our fun little neighborhood next time you come through Seattle.

5 out of 5

Great Place!

Pros: Location. Well kept rooms. Friendly staff.
Location: Health club, Restaurants, coffee shops, theater, Ballard Locks.
Beautiful little boutique hotel with an awesome health club attached. Didn't realize the roof deck was there until checking out. Make sure you check it out. Great location. Everything is within walking distance.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2015

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5 out of 5

A cozy little hotel in the perfect location!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, farmers market on sunday
I ended up at Hotel Ballard when a cancelled flight forced me to layover in Seattle. I saw it as I was walking around the last time I was in town and was intrigued. It's located in one of the best neighborhoods in the city! Fantastic food, shopping, and bars are literally at your doorstep. It is small, but wonderfully cozy. It's european style, so shared bathrooms. But there were 2 single occupancy bathrooms just a few feet from my room, so I wasn't bothered one bit. I chatted with a couple of the staff members about new restaurants and bars in the area and they gave recommendations that you could only get from a local. The best kind of person to meet when traveling to a new place! Highly recommended!

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on 25 Feb. 2012

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5 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, free cable tv
Cons: shared bathrooms
I traveled to Seattle to visit some family and me and my boyfriend decided to stay at Hotel Ballard because it was new and close to where my family lives. It was a cool european style hotel with shared bathrooms. I was a little iffy about the sharing the bathrooms but got over it. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were designed really beautifully. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would definately recommend this others who plan on staying in the Ballard area. There are alot of close by restaraunts and boutique shops.

Posted by , from Manhattan, New York, NY, USA on 24 Dec. 2011

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5 out of 5

Charming Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, friendly staff!, great location!!!
Cons: some rooms have shared bathrooms
Wonderful boutique style hotel, in a great location! It was so nice to just step outside the hotel and have all the local bars, shops etc just steps away. There were a couple of great coffee shops right next to the hotel and an amazing restuarant located across the street, though I can't remember the name. I was able to use the health club next door, during my stay, and parking my rental car was no problem, as they provided a parking lot/pass. Great staff, amaaazingly comfortable beds, and I loved the farmer's market on Sunday, right outside the hotel. I was sad to leave and will definitely return to this Charming hotel...

Posted by , from California, USA on 21 Dec. 2011

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Property Features

Hotel Ballard offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a health club, a sauna, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Ballard. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Seattle hotel is smoke free.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 2013
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (29.7 km / 18.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Ballard offers 29 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 42-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Seattle hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Stoneburner - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.50 and USD 200.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ballard Hotel
  • Hotel Ballard
  • Hotel Ballard Seattle
  • Hotel Ballard Hotel
  • Hotel Ballard Seattle
  • Hotel Ballard Hotel Seattle

You should know

  • Hotel Ballard offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.