5 on October 15, 2014
My wife and I stayed in the Woodland room only for a night. We really sank into the coziness of the room, though. We loved the tree lined streets and the nearby shops in Ballard. We liked the house so much with its dark wood wainscoting and ceiling beams that we tried to find a similar house for sale in the area. No such luck! We liked Shelly and Mike a lot. Shelly is a fine, cheerful hostess and darn good cooker of quiche! Glad we found 9 Cranes Inn. It's a jewel we'll certainly remember and come back to.
5 on October 01, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at 9 Cranes Inn and absolutely fell in love with this Bed and Breakfast. From our first step inside the front door I knew this place was going to be wonderful. Our room was beautiful and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Shelley and her staff were so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was so yummy!
5 on April 18, 2014
We spent 6 nights here last month and couldn't be more pleased with our choice. The innkeeper was super friendly and spent time with all her guests, some of whom were repeat visitors. There was a feeling around the breakfast table that we were all friends, a nice comfortable experience. The breakfasts were superb, the best I have ever been served in a bed and breakfast. The room was very comfortable with thoughtful details throughout. We will be returning to Seattle and will most definitely be staying here in the future.
5 on March 27, 2014
Convenient locale, comfortable bed, delicious food and friendly innkeeper.
5 on March 12, 2014
9 Cranes Inn superbly exceeded all my expectations. Despite having read all the wonderful reviews beforehand, checking out the website, nothing prepared me for the wonderful experience of staying in such a lovely place. It seemed like being home each time! The experience began even before I arrived. Communication was seamless and easy, and Shelley, the owner, the innkeeper, made sure every need was known so that she may prepare. From the arrival time, to food aversions, and so on. Detailed instructions were provided that allowed for a rather seamless stay. Breakfast was included and was a delightful surprise each morning. Needing to leave early for a class, Shelley made sure breakfast was ready for us earlier than the usual time, and when I needed to check-out very early in the morning, she had ready a take-away bag of breakfast which I really appreciated. Place was absolutely clean, cozy, comfortable. All amenities were of quality... sheets, towels, robes. I was glad to find a hairdryer, fluffy towels, toiletries. Snacks were freely available 24/7, as were coffee, tea, & soda. I loved my room which was on the topmost level. Skylight was something new & which I loved. Bathroom was spacious and provided not only two sinks (which is always nice!), but also a jet tub apart from the shower. Lovely, too, was a "guest lounge" on the second floor, with a cozy reading nook. She also had lists of restaurants, food deliveries, menus, etc. We had keys to our room and the front door which made it seem even more like going back home at the end of the day. I have so much more to say, but suffice to know that every little detail you hope for and expect in accommodations when you travel? Shelley and 9 Cranes Inn has anticipated and prepared for, and beyond. It is an experience everyone should get to try at least once! I am so looking forward to my next visit; shall definitely stay at 9 Cranes Inn again!
5 on October 24, 2012
We visited for our anniversary and had an amazing stay. We loved the room which was bright and clean. And the food was wonderful. I was a little nervous and it blew away my expectations. Great place and we highly recommend it!
4.6 on June 17, 2012
This was our first B&B experience so we had no comparison but the women at least are hooked on B&B's now. The home is beautiful, the rooms are larger than they appear in the pictures. Shelley was more than accommodating, she was helpful and friendly. We had to modify our reservation a couple of times and she was very gracious about it. She responded quickly to our e-mails. We had the Ballard View room and woke to a lovely Olympic mountain view on our last morning. The place was super clean. Our bathroom was spectacular, we even used the jacuzzi (with a sunset view). The food was quite gourmet and she used local, fresh and organic ingredients. Our husbands were a little less enthusiastic about the food - they are not gourmands - but if you appreciate something more special than bacon and fried eggs, this is the place. The scrambled eggs with smoked salmon in puff pastry was extra special.
5 on April 12, 2012
Shelley is a thoughtful and lovely host. From fabulous breakfasts to yummy homemade cookies, she sets the bar high for innkeepers! House is lovely and spotless. Room was comfy and bath terrific. Great location and a wonderful p,ace for R&R!