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Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn

5005 22nd N.E. , Seattle, WA 98105 USA (Show map)
34 Reviews
$139 - $234
per night

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Situated on a peaceful hillside in Seattle's University district, our elegant Seattle bed and breakfast offers spacious, quiet, and comfortable accommodations for business or leisure travelers. Located 10 minutes from downtown attractions, our Seattle B&B is a short walk from the University of Washington, shops, restaurants, and parks. All rooms feature private baths, desks, Wi-Fi, & flat screen cable TVs. Comfy bathrobes, bottled water, chocolates, soft down comforters, luxurious linens, and a resident teddy bear welcome you to each room at our bed and breakfast in Seattle WA. Many rooms at our downtown Seattle bed and breakfast also have porches and cozy fireplaces! Start the day with our signature gourmet breakfast and fresh roasted Seattle coffee, sip tea by the living room fire, use our complimentary WiFi, eat fresh baked cookies on the sun porch, or simply relax in your cozy room! Check out our reviews and see why Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn stands apart from all other Seattle bed and breakfasts. Selected by USA Today as one of the top ten inns for business travelers!

Rooms & Rates

Garden Chamber

One of the most peaceful rooms at our Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, the Garden Chamber brings out the gardener in all of us. With pale green walls and botanical themed decor this room faces the ivy covered hillside behind the inn and has doors opening onto a spacious porch, inviting one to sit on a peaceful summer afternoon, read a good book, or just enjoy the views to the mountains and into the gardens below.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $109 - $159

Northwest Chamber

Sitting on the northwest corner of our Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, this sweet room has the cozy warmth of the Pacific Northwest, a queen oak bed with antique oak side tables, private bath with tub and shower, and a private covered porch overlooking the wooded hillside. The perfect place for an evening glass of wine while enjoying the territorial view. In Seattle that means the trees and rooftops, so quiet you can forget you are in the city.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $164

Sunrise Chamber

Decorated in crisp blues, yellows and whites this is one of the brightest rooms in the house, lots of space provides for a queen white iron bed, a private bath with shower, and a nice sitting area. Facing east there is a view to the Cascade Mountains and lots of morning light. TV, Wireless Internet Access and desk with private phone are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $184

Rose Chamber

This room at our Bed and Breakfast in Seattle just says wow! Deep reds and browns set off the golden hue of the antique oak furniture, even the sink is a handmade pottery sink set in an oak washstand. The red wall with the brass bed set upon it, just invites one to settle in for a good night's sleep. Waking up refreshed at our Seattle Inn, the porch is the best place to see the sunrise with your morning coffee. The snowcapped Cascade Mountains might show up and the gardens below are always lush and green. This room is comfort, elegance, warmth, and just wow!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $174

Crow's Nest Chamber

One of the best and most romantic in the house, this spacious third floor hideaway has a rustic romantic look with its gray wood paneling and built in bedside gas fireplace! Original eyebrow windows frame the queen white iron bed, a comfy loveseat invites you to sit with a good book, and a dormer window seat offers views to the mountains. The décor of soft blues and greys gives light to this third floor hideaway. Private bath features an old fashioned ball and clawfoot tub and shower. Of course you are also provided with TV, Desk with private phone and Wireless Internet Access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $144 - $179

Scallop Chamber

The most spacious room in the house, this room has a little something special in every corner, from the tiled bath with handmade pottery sink, to the winter's warm glow of the gas fireplace. Step out to the porch, the perfect peaceful summer place to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting in the quiet of tree and rooftop views at our Seattle Bed and Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Ravenna Suite

Named after the park at the end of our street, this cozy lower level suite has its own white picket fence guiding you through lush greenery to its entrance at our Seattle B & B. Outside the front door there is a nice secluded small porch. Step inside, and the warmth of this room will envelope you, with the hardwood oak floors, dark wood furniture and the red sofa, the perfect place for an afternoon nap. The warmth continues with the soothing green bedroom and queen iron bed, promising a wonderful night's sleep at our B and B in Seattle.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $194

Greenlake Suite

Named after the nearby Greenlake Park this upper level suite has a sunny porch with a view of the gardens and property just outside the front door, the perfect place for an afternoon sit to just rest and enjoy the urban oasis of the gardens at our Seattle Bed and Breakfast. Just like Greenlake Park itself this suite is bright and light, with big picture windows letting the sun into the cozy living room, complete with sleeper sofa, mahogany furniture, pictures of Greenlake in the old days and even a set of rowing oars on the wall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $199

University Suite

Named after the nearby University of Washington, this suite, the largest of the 1-bedroom suites at our Pet Friendly Seattle Lodging, has everything you need for the perfect stay. Traveling with the family or on business everything you need is here. Large eating table/desk by the picture window, seating area outdoor by the fountain, comfy queen iron bed in a cool blue bedroom, private bath and a warm and home-like living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $194

Cascade Suite

This suite is the biggest available, offering 2 bedrooms, each with an iron queen bed, promising a good night's sleep. Perfect for couples traveling together, families, or for a party of 2 wanting separate bedrooms, this restful 2-bedroom suite will meet all those needs. The large private bath has a tub and shower and is centrally located between the 2 bedrooms. Territorial views abound, from a bedroom to the large kitchen you can look down on the trees while preparing dinner or a snack at our Pet Friendly Seattle Bed and Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $214

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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What a find!

4.6 on November 02, 2013

This is an especially good find for the University District. It is within walking distance of the university, dozens of restaurants, shopping, and public transit. Despite the crowded neighborhood we were always able to park nearby with the visitor pass the inn provides. Yes, there are those 27 steps but the staff were quick to offer their assistance with luggage. The rooms were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and not too sweet. The staff graciously accommodated both our vegetarian and our gluten-free travelers. The microwave and small frig in the common area were a godsend for us. We were pleased to see fruit along with the usual sweets available for snacking. I look forward to returning some day.

A Nice Place To Stay

3.8 on September 23, 2013

The breakfast is excellent, the staff very helpful and friendly and the rooms very nice. The only downfall is the amount of steps you need to climb from the street to the front door of the main house (stopped counting at around forty) and if you are in one of the cottages two more sections of stairs. For anyone with leg or back problems this could become difficult, also think of the luggage, remember this is on a hill.

Innkeeper Response
and while you are remembering that the Inn is indeed on a hill, Remember also that our staff is always, willing and happy to assist you with bringing your luggage up to your room ( and back down too). To keep the record straight, there are exactly 27 steps from the sidewalk to the front door of our main house, trust us, my mother in law was the first to count them many years ago, and yes the Cascade Suite is just like we say on the website, at the top of the hill, and that is a few more stairs up. We love the seclusion and quiet that our wooded off street hillside location offers and are always happy to assist you with bringing your bags up to your room. I am delighted that the guest enjoyed the rest of their stay with us, we do strive to please.

Great B&B

5 on November 17, 2012

Nice and quiet place to stay. Took care of all my needs. The breakfasts were gourmet, even for this wheat free girl. They even put the lights on for me for when I got back at night. The bed was comfortable too. And for those cold wintery nights, taking a shower with the heat fan was a nice touch. Would recommend this place to stay to anyone in a heartbeat.

This is the Inn to stay in in Seattle

5 on November 06, 2012

This location was excellent for visiting our son at the University of Washington. The breakfasts were incredibly good and filling. The seating for eight at the breakfast table made for stimulating conversation in the mornings. The morning newspapers in the common room were a nice addition. The bedroom was quite and roomy.

Seattle Vacation 2012

5 on September 24, 2012

We had a good stay here for six nights and would do it again. It is a beautiful home that is well maintained and quiet. It sits in a great neighborhood that is only a few short blocks from a park great for walking. The old house has great charm but is very up to date. The food was terrific and just as it appears in the pictures. The rooms were just as pictured also so there were no surprises. Service was great and the innkeepers very welcoming. Don’t worry about booking this place you will have a great stay.

Would return in a heartbeat

5 on June 29, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at this B&B for one night while we were in Seattle and I fell in love with it. The Scallop Chamber was incredibly romantic and the service was outstanding. It is tucked in a neighborhood that is near the University and fun places to visit are close by, but it maintains an aura of being a countryside B&B. The breakfast was also delicious and we got the chance to talk with some other people who were visiting the area during our relaxing morning. When I return to this wonderful city, I will stay in no other place except this B&B.

Great place to stay

3.8 on June 28, 2011

Comfortable suite, healthy and delicious breakfasts, great location for getting downtown, to the university, to other neighbourhoods and parks. Warm and friendly staff. Would return if we visit Seattle in the future.

Competitive value, excellent service

4.0 on June 07, 2011

We spent five days at the Chambered Nautilus in May of 2011. We are a family of four, and stayed in the Ravenna suite (a small apartment). It was exceptionally clean and well serviced. But trolling for parking late at night with children aged 5 and 7 after a long day can be a hassle (yet, it is balanced by the fact that the parking is free w/the pass provided, unlike most lodging in Seattle). The breakfasts were amazing, and without asking when one morning the five year old did not want what was served, a scrambled egg appeared. The neighborhood is interesting, and only a few blocks away is a laundry-mat, groceries, and several upscale shops. Rapid, direct in-room cable internet was an absolute necessity and provided free. The inn keeper and staff were gracious, funny and kind. The trip into DT Seattle is a fast hop, and the zoo is nearby. My only suggestion-I would advise replacing the fold-out couch and have a few more pans for those of us that prep food on a trip. I would definitely stay again!

Home Away from Home

4.8 on May 14, 2011

This was my third stay at the Chambered Nautilus and it was a pleasure. I feel welcomed and comfortable. I felt like I was at home and not at a hotel. I slept well both nights. The breakfast was amazing. I have enjoyed Sunrise, Bird's Nest and this time, The Scallop Chamber. Each one was very comfortable and restful.

Hidden gem close to the University of Washington

4.6 on May 04, 2011

Love, love, love this B&B... it soothes my soul. I make it out to Seattle at least twice a year and always try to spend at least a night here despite the fact I have plenty of friends and families to stay with. The rooms are comfortable without being too "cute" and Victorian; the breakfast is always terrific. Cookies available all the time. Joyce, the owner, is always warm and welcoming. Beware the steps to get to the older parents did not appreciate hauling their stuff up narrow steps.

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Location Type



Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma)

Directions to property:

Take Seattle exit 169 from I-5. Turn East onto 50th st. Go 11 blocks and turn left on 20th Ave. N.E. At 54th St. turn right. At 22nd Ave. N.E. turn right, to #5005 on right.

Area Attractions

Beach, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, 4 blocks from the Univ of WA, Short walk to shopping, Ravenna Park, Burke-Gilman Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine , Guest Computer w/printer and High Speed Internet, Chocolates, Teddy bears, I-Pod Docking Stations/players, Flat Screen HDTV in all rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside in the garden area provided
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over age 8 with prior arrangement in house, all ages suites
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required in University Suites only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: June-Aug, 3 days on weekends and 2 days on weeknights, 3 days on all holidays
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night
  • Cancellations: 7 days cancellation notice required. Cancellations with less than required notice will result in charges for vacant rooms. All cancellations subject to a $20.00 handling fee.



Joyce Schulte and Steve Poole

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: On Sun porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed French toast with Homeade Orange Syrup
This outstanding dish was featured in the March 1998 issue of Bon Appetit magazine and is served often at our breakfast table.


Special Package

Romance Package

Perfect for special occasions, add a touch of romance to your visit! Enjoy One Dozen Red Roses and a Box of Fran's Chocolates Truffles. $50 in addition to room rate. See our website for details.

Last Minute Specials

Enjoy a spontaneous escape and save! Book your room within 48 hours of check in and get 10% off your room rate. Call us for this one and be sure to ask for the Last Minute Special! See our website for details.

Uw Parents: Frequent Stay Program

Is your child attending University of Washington? Enjoy staying at our casually elegant University District Inn and be only a quick stroll to campus! Stay 9 nights with us and the 10th night is Free! See our website for details.

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Details Diamond Collection

5005 22nd N.E. , Seattle, WA 98105 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ gift card purchase