Greenlake Guest House

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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)!!!

Beautiful B & B

5 on August 10, 2015

This is a truly beautiful B & B. If you are fond of the Craftsman period, you will not want to miss a visit here. Comfortable, quiet, a great location and delightful breakfasts with hummingbird visits included at this lovely inn.

A dream!

5 on August 07, 2015

Green Lake Guesthouse is an absolute dream. The location is gorgeous, the staff are super friendly, breakfast is delicious and the rooms are super cozy. They use Comphy Co. sheets on the bed. I am so obsessed with those sheets that I bought them for every bed in my house after staying at the Guesthouse. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

Perfection in the Heart of Seattle

4.8 on July 20, 2015

Rooms and living spaces were pleasant and comfy. Food was excellent and adapted to my gluten free diet. Hosts are truly wonderful helpful people.

Great day

5 on July 08, 2015

And have a great location off of Green Lake. Close to restaurants. Breakfast is good as you're going to get in Seattle.

The best B&B I've ever experienced!

5 on May 28, 2015

The pictures are not photoshopped -- this place is the real deal! Comfy bed and pillows, clean and tidy home with warm and inviting common areas, delicious and plentiful breakfast served between 8:00-9:30 each day (at your convenience), and the nicest owners/operators you will ever meet! They do it ALL right!

Just doesn't get any better!

5 on May 27, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a nice and relaxing place to stay in the Seattle area, and found exactly that in the Greenlake Guest House. From the moment we arrived, until it was time for us to head home, we felt completely 'at home,' and as if we were actually visiting family! The house is absolutely beautiful, parking is plentiful and without cost, the rooms are very well arraigned and VERY comfortable, the breakfasts are just amazing, and Julie and Blayne are the perfect hosts. The location is amazing...only 5 miles from downtown Seattle and Pike Place, yet a true, almost 'country' feel, directly across the street from the beautiful Greenlake, and the park surrounding the lake. I could go on and on, but at the risk of sounding too corney...our stay simply could not have been any better! We absolutely will return, and without hesitation, offer our highest recommendation to anybody looking for the perfect Seattle destination.

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Rooms & Rates


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: $159 - $239


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. The bath has an oversized jetted tub for 2 as well as a separate shower. It is decorated with a romantic tropics theme.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $289


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: $149 - $239


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: $144 - $194

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Location Type

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


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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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Blayne & Julie McAferty

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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.