Greenlake Guest House

7630 E. Green Lake Dr. N. , Seattle, WA 98103 USA (Show map)

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Come relax in our 1920 Craftsman style Bed and Breakfast. We are located across the street from Green Lake Park, in one of Seattle’s most popular neighborhoods. Enjoy a morning jog around the lake before breakfast, or simply enjoy the beautiful lake view from most rooms. You can walk to many nearby shops and restaurants. Downtown Seattle and the famous Pike Place Market are just a 10 minute drive away. You may choose from 5 lovely rooms with private baths; many with views of lake and jetted tubs. We serve a gourmet breakfast each morning at cozy tables for 2-4 in our dining room. Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and cookies are always available. We offer a complimentary wine hour Monday-Friday. Please let us know if you have allergies or any special dietary requests. We love Seattle and look forward to helping you enjoy your stay while you are here.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on September 08, 2016

After struggling to find a nice hotel room for a fair price in the heart of the city Labor Day Weekend, we decided to try something different and booked this B & B after reading the amazing reviews here on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint! Just a few minutes drive outside of Downtown, this B & B is right on Greenlake (which offers a wonderful pedestrian path around the lake, that always has people out and about). We loved the peaceful neighborhood and its end charming homes everywhere you look. We stayed in the Greenlake room which was smaller but extremely well decorated with no expense spared: Remote controlled fireplace, heated bathroom floors, jetted tub, luxury sheets.. the list goes on. It was our 5th anniversary, and we walked in to a perfectly wrapped gift and note on the bed congratulating us. The breakfast was delicious and different each day: Omelets, banana pancakes, and lots of other options to substitute or add on depending on what you want! Highly recommended.


Family stay at Greenlake Guest House

5 on August 30, 2016

In July this year I had family visiting from England and after picking them up from the airport we wanted to stay for a few days in Seattle to show them the sights. I booked us into Greenlake Guest House sight unseen. What a fortuitous choice! My family had one room and my husband and I had another and on our return to Spokane we all agreed that we couldn't have found a better place. The rooms and house were spotlessly clean, comfortable, and friendly. The breakfasts were wonderful, and our hosts kept a refrigerator supplied with water and cold drinks, and a coffee/tea area, both of which were accessible day and night. The surrounding area is lovely! The lake and park is right across the street, and shops, restaurants, etc., an easy walk from the guest house. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, and although my family are back in England now, my husband and I will always call Greenlake Guest House first when we come to Seattle to visit our son. Thank you Blayne and Julie.


Would go again in a SECOND!!

5 on July 24, 2016

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary and the following night at Greenlake Guest House. We couldn't have had a better time...or amenities...fireplace, jacuzzi, sound machine (didn't need it), beautiful view of Green Lake Park across the street...close to the E bus for downtown trips. Wonderful homecooked breakfast by innkeeper Julie each morning. We will be back!


A lovely and well situated BnB

5 on May 13, 2016

My partner and I recently went camping in the San Juan Islands. As we'd neither been to Seattle, we thought it would be perfect to do an overnight before we went it rough. Green lake Guest House is a perfectly located gorgeous house. The owners were kind, lovely, knowledgeable about what to do and very friendly. The Bed and Breakfast boasted a beautiful luxurious room with a TV and DVD player that, if we had stayed longer, we would have taken advantage of the many dvds on offer for those quiet nights in. We noticed board games for guests and even a hallway bar fridge that offered snacks and beverages just because. But of course the most important reason we wanted to stay was the allure of a home cooked breakfast when we woke. We were offered coffee, tea, juice and a fruit platter before the hot cooked meal (egg/omelette and bacon breakfast with zuchini bread!) was served. A very scrumptious meal - exactly what we had hoped for. I highly recommend this BnB; friendly, luxurious and delicious! Please consider them for your future trips. We found taking an uber to downtown was around $10 which was definitly reasonable. You can bus easily, but for the convenience (we had less than 24 hours in Seattle in total and had a lot to fit in) this BnB's location and using Uber was perfect for us - and surprisingly cheap!


Lovely stay!

5 on January 10, 2016

Location was great, room was great, atmosphere, service and food was everything you could ever want in a B & B. The experience was the best of all the places we have stayed all put together in one. We felt like we were part of the family. We got excellent advice on places to eat, that were in walking distance, and places to visit. We would stay again in a heartbeat.


Cozy guesthouse with many amenities

5 on January 06, 2016

My husband and I keep dreaming about our short stay at Greenlake, wishing we could have stayed longer. We booked a last minute room when the baby of a friend whose house we were staying at got sick. The owner replied to the inquiry almost immediately and offered a discounted rate. The room was ready early and check in was seamless. The accommodations were perfect-- a comfortable bed, cozy gas fireplace, relaxing jacuzzi. The guest house also had freshly baked cookies, a stocked fridge with beverages, fruit and tea and coffee around the clock. We chose from a huge library of DVDs for a little entertainment before bed and slept soundly. Thanks for a great stay.


Flawless in Seattle

5 on October 20, 2015

We recently traveled to Seattle to celebrate both of our birthdays...and the Green Lake Guest House is by far one of the nicest B&Bs we have ever stayed at...truly "Flawless in Seattle". Even the sign as you enter says "Enter as Strangers...Leave as Friends" and the motto couldn't be more true. Both Julie and Blayne are wonderful hosts and now they are our friends...they both made time each day to speak with us, give us tips, and just chat. Also, the people they hire to help are just as nice and friendly. They offer a wonderful homemade breakfast each morning..truly delicious...we especially liked the Pumpkin Pancakes for our October birthdays...and when my wife told Julie how wonderful they were.. within minutes Julie had emailed us the recipe. They also host a "happy hour" at night where the guests can congregate and sample some local libations. I truly enjoyed sitting in the window and looking over the park and lake, as we chatted with Julie, Blayne and the other guests. We had such a beautiful and comfortable Parkview Room..with a view of Green Lake Park's activity's and scenic Autumn Trees. The room had a gas fireplace with a remote control to shut off from your bed. How convenient. The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom even had a super sized Jacuzzi tub as well as a separate shower. We will definitely return and look forward to seeing our new friends Julie and Blayne again. Dave & Sandy


Great place to pamper yourself near Green Lake

5 on October 16, 2015

We loved this B&B. It felt like a second home. The hosts, Blayne and Julie, immediately make you feel welcome and were friendly and warm without being intrusive. The decor is beautiful without being over-the-top or too "kitschy" as some B&Bs are. The whole place is very quiet, as is the neighborhood in general. The sheets are luxurious and you will be one of the many who ask about purchasing some for yourselves (and they are available!). The location is wonderful, right across from Green Lake, perfect for a stroll, jog, bike ride or just sitting and enjoying the view. Overall, very convenient also to UW. The breakfasts were delicious with daily homemade (and completely different each day) specials, but they were so amazingly accommodating for most any dietary needs. Would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend to others.


Beautiful B & B

4.8 on September 21, 2015

What a lovely place to stay. Located right across the street from the lake. Julie thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast included was 5 star. Great for a romantic getaway or business trip. You will not be disappointed. We plan to return again.


It Doesn't Get Better

5 on September 01, 2015

This was our second visit to the Greenlake Guest House. We were in Tacoma for a wedding and stayed longer JUST so we could stay at Greenlake again. The location is the best overlooking the lake. It is a wonderful place to sit out and relax or take a nice walk (2.8 miles around). The rooms are wonderful. I can't list everything they have because it is so much, but they think of everything. DVD's and drinks in the hall, a breakfast to die for each morning, and two hosts that are absolutely delightful. While there are 5 rooms, we did not hear any noise from any of the other rooms (our 1st visit was offseason and we were the only ones). If we didn't live so far away (SoCal) we would go back more often. I would give more than 5 stars if that were allowed. So here is my real rating: (10 stars)!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Greenlake

Greenlake has a queen bed, private bath that includes an oversized jetted tub for 2/shower combo and heated tile floors. The room also offers a panoramic lake/park view, river rock gas fireplace, and is very bright and airy. This suite has a classic beachside decor.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Parkview

Parkview is our largest room with a king sized bed, sitting area with comfortable chairs, and a full lake view. A twin rollaway bed may be added upon request for a third person. The bath has an oversized jetted tub for 2 as well as a separate shower. It is decorated with a romantic tropics theme and was last renovated in 2016.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $324

Cascade

Cascade has a queen sized bed, gas fireplace with sitting area, and a full bath with standard size jetted tub. It has a peek-a-boo view of the lake, too. This suite has a rustic French theme.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $299

Ballard

Ballard has two twin beds that may be made into one king bed. It has a private bath with heated tile floors with a standard tub/shower combo. This room offers a gas fireplace, has a classic nautical décor and includes a writing desk.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $249

Ravenna

Ravenna room is our newest room and is located on the main floor of the house. It features a king bed and sitting area with 2 chairs, TV/DVD, and air conditioning in the summertime. The private bath has a standard tub/shower combination. A roll away cot may be added for an extra fee of $20 for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $279

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Location

Location Type

Parkside, Theather, Boat/bike/skate rental, Airport, Lakefront

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Sea-Tac Airport or from South of Seattle, follow signs to I-5 northbound towards Seattle. Take exit #170 (Ravenna/NE 65th Street). At end of ramp turn left onto Ravenna Boulevard heading north. Go ½ mile. Turn right (at lake) onto E. Green Lake Drive N. Go ½ mile. Greenlake Guest House is located on corner of E. Green Lake Dr. N and Orin Court. From North, Follow I-5 south towards Seattle to exit #172 for NE 80th St. This is a shared exit with N 85 Street. Turn right onto NE 80th St for several blocks. Turn left onto Wallingford Ave N. Go 1 block. At light, turn left onto E. Green Lake Dr. N. Go 3 blocks. Greenlake Guest House is located on corner of E. Green Lake Dr. N and Orin Court.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Mount Rainier, Boeing/Microsoft companies, Puget Sound Ferries, University of Washington, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos , Complementary soda & water, Snacks available 24/7, DVD library (Best Picture winners), Complimentary wine & beer Mon-Fri, 5-6p, beach towels and picnic coolers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Restaurants, Live Theater, Roller Blading/trails, Dog Walking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6PM or appt.
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights unless bookings allow for shorter stay
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Charge for the first night at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations with more than 7 days notice are subject to a $20 fee. Cancellations with less than 7 days cancellation notice are nonrefundable, but we will refund any room nights that we are able to re-book, minus a $20 cancellation fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Blayne & Julie McAferty

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Cooking, Gardening, Home remodeling, Woodworking, Ballet, Theater, Biking, Running, Movies

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Available on request


Signature Dish

Swedish pancakes
Long time, special McAferty family recipe: Large crepes served with berries with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.


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