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Ballard Inn

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Front of property
2 indoor pools
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds

Overview of Ballard Inn

Ballard Inn

2.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Parking available
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
5300 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98107

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWoodland Park and Rose Garden4 min drive
  • Popular LocationShilshole Bay Marina5 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoodland Park Zoo9 min drive
  • AirportSeattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

About this area


Ballard Inn is located in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, and is in the entertainment district. Pike Place Market is a notable landmark, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal 91 and Seattle Waterfront. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at T-Mobile Park or Lumen Field. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Woodland Park and Rose Garden - 4 min drive
  • Shilshole Bay Marina - 5 min drive
  • Golden Gardens Park - 6 min drive
  • Discovery Park - 8 min drive
  • Woodland Park Zoo - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Westlake Mercer St Station - 9 min drive
  • King Street Station - 23 min drive
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) - 28 min drive


  • Connor Byrne's Pub - 2 min walk
  • Matador - 3 min walk
  • The Hi-Life - 3 min walk
  • Hot Cakes - 3 min walk
  • El Borracho - 3 min walk

About this property

Ballard Inn

Historic hotel near Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal 91
Consider a stay at Ballard Inn and take advantage of a health club, a steam room, and a sauna. Adventurous travelers may like the Pilates and aerobics at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Self parking (surcharge), access to a nearby indoor pool, and access to a nearby health club
  • Express check-out, smoke-free premises, and concierge services
  • Luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 16 individually furnished rooms include perks such as premium bedding and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • HDTVs with cable channels
  • Free infant beds and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 20.00 per day)
  • Offsite parking within 328 ft (USD 20.00 per night)

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Health club
  • Pilates classes
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shared accommodations
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 10 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (328 ft away)
  • An in-room refrigerator is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Ballard Inn
Ballard Inn Seattle
Ballard Inn Hotel
Ballard Inn Seattle
Ballard Inn Hotel Seattle

Frequently asked questions

Does Ballard Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 Indoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Ballard Inn?

As of Nov 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ballard Inn on Nov 27, 2022 start from $148.75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Ballard Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Ballard Inn?

Self parking is available for USD 20.00 per day.

What time is check-in at Ballard Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Ballard Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Ballard Inn located?

Located in Ballard, this historic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Discovery Park, Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal 91, and Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle Pacific University and Green Lake Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ballard Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Ballard Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ballard Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 162 out of 424 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 158 out of 424 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 63 out of 424 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 15%
Rating 4 - Poor. 28 out of 424 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 13 out of 424 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Poor

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
In our case very noisy but what we paid for !
You get what you pay for. Shared shower and bathroom no elevator for upper floors. Little ice but available a block away. Room very small and no AC. in 90° degree weather.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Room comfort
For the price it was not a good deal...we got a beautiful cabin in Orcas Island for pretty much same price. Shared bathrooms, tiny room with nothing but a bed, no AC so it was hot but hard to keep windows open as it was street level and noisy
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Anne Marie
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Love the Ballard Inn
The Ballard was an awesome choice. right in the heart of Ballard. The staff was wonderful and even helped with airport transportation. the inn is lovely. The added bonus of free access to the health club next door was a big plus.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is in a great location for dining, and the property itself is unique and interesting. The room we stayed in was tiny, but had everything we needed. Share bathrooms aren't ideal, but didn't cause us any issues.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Noe, Hacienda Heights
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
excellent location, awesome customer service very clean rooms
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Common bathrooms, still very quiet/clean, no problem with access
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely inn that is clean, nicely decorated, and in a great neighborhood. Other reviews note the shared bathroom which really was not an issue—never had to wait and bathrooms are very clean. Expedia shows photos of a gym and pool and these are listed amenities but this is the private gym across the street that is not included with the room!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

2/10 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

8/10 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice location for exploring!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022