The Halcyon Suite is completely private. As the only guests, you are invited to experience a charming European style suite. A private entrance and covered balcony greet you in the NW style. Amenities include: private, full bath; a queen-size bed with down duvet, twin size day bed for a 3rd guest, 40" flat panel-HD TV, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, desk fashioned from 1873 corbels and complimentary Wi-Fi. Lush landscaping, terraced gardens and greenbelt make it very quite, save a passing train or distant fog horn. The balcony with table and seating for 4, plus a bench beckon you to while away the hours reading, enjoying morning coffee or evening refreshments with friends or Seattle family. We are conveniently located just minutes from downtown Seattle and enjoy panoramic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The sunsets just don't get any better than this! Come, enjoy.
5 on November 07, 2012
We had a great weeklong stay at Halcyon Suite. The location is ideal, with easy access to downtown and a surprisingly quick commute to the UW and other north Seattle neighborhoods such as Fremont and Ballard. We really enjoyed exploring the wonderful historic Queen Anne neighborhood on foot -- beautiful old homes with lovely gardens, and a couple of the city's best viewpoints are within walking distance. Furnished with a keen eye for quality and detail, the suite is very comfortable and thoughtfully done and has a private deck with amazing views. We stayed here while our own Seattle house was having floors refinished, but would certainly recommend it for vacationers or visitors. The owner is helpful, knowledgeable and charming. It's a hidden gem kind of place, and an excellent value.
3.8 on September 16, 2012
Nice studio sized room with lush greenery surrounding a very cozy balcony that we thoroughly enjoyed. Innkeeper provided tasty breakfast that we enjoyed at our leisure. The view from the balcony was a hit for us!
4.6 on September 27, 2011
Great hospitality to match just about the best view in Seattle. Staying at this delightful lady's suite was a memorable experience of the very nicest kind.
5 on January 14, 2011
We have been renting the Halcyon Suite for the past 3-years for our in-laws when they come to visit us from Germany. They like this place so much that they will ONLY stay here when they come to Seattle. The location is phenomenal being just 10 minutes from Downtown Seattle, the local bus is just a few steps away allowing you to be able to easily visit Seattle without a car and the hospitality that Gretchen has shown is far above our expectations. Plus, it has one of the best views of the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound.
4.8 on May 29, 2009
Great place to stay. Close to downtown and great views. Local people that visited were very impressed and will recomend to their friends.
5 on May 12, 2009
My husband was having an art show at Fountainhead Gallery atop Queen Anne Hill! We stayed at The Halcyon Suite last weekend and we had the best time! The room, bathroom, view, patio, breakfast, privacy, landscaping and more were perfect! Gretchen-The Innkeeper was very friendly and gracious and so helpful too! We look forward to our next visit to The Suite and Queen Anne Hill and another art show! Nancy & Mitch Portland, Oregon
4.8 on October 13, 2008
I was very pleased with our stay at this B & B. The room was bright and clean and there was a beautiful view of the harbor from the deck. I found Gretchen to be very friendly and helpful when questioned on attractions in the area. I liked the fact that there were printed instructions on the table as to where to find things and the B & B is located close to downtown. I would definitely recommend this B & B to a friend.
4.4 on October 12, 2008
veiw from balcony was awesome. Gretchen very friendly and knowledgeable of the city, very helpful.
3.6 on September 10, 2008
Lovely simple accomodation with a view from the lovely private deck of the Sound and far shore. Two fabulous evenings of sunsets and wine. Some noise from the RR tracks
1.6 on August 28, 2008
Reservation for 8/25-29/08 Upon arriving we were pleasantly surprised with outside large patio deck & view of Elliott Bay. Inside the room was pleasant looking, clean & nicely furnished. Sleeping in the Queen bed proved to be a very uncomfortable nights sleep. The bed dips in the middle & the head of bed is lower than the foot of bed. Wednesday night 8/27, I couldn't take it anymore & slept at foot of bed. Gretchen the owner lives in above apt and has enclosed stairway leading down to service door that opens right into suite,allowing Gretchen access at any time. We returned on Wednesday evening to our room only to have Gretchen knocking on the door wanting to give us fresh towels & empty trash. There were already fresh towels under sink in bathroom. In advertisement for suite it stated self serve continental breakfast. What that relly means is Gretchen continually comes into the room moving our/your things around while she puts next mornings breakfast into the refrigerator. This type of service was very invasive to us. My husband had put his diet pepsi in the frig & couldn't find them only to discover Gretchen had moved them into the sliding bin instead. We left our unfinished drinks on counter only to find them gone when we returned. The large wooden balcony is quite lovely with plenty of seating area for eating or just taking in the view. The shrubbery however is very over grown & once you sit down you have no more view. You do a have a large picture window & lovely view of Elliott Bay while relaxing on the bed. However, the Queen bed really needs replacing. I had read another review regarding the Queen bed having a dip & she was right. We departed a day early, I just couldn't take another frustrating night on that uncomfortable bed & having our privacy invaded. Peg Pasadena,Ca
Elliott Bay/ Puget Sound, Seattle Center/Space Needle, Historical Queen Anne residential neighborhood, Lake Washington, View, City
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 15 miles
Exit to I-5 North. Travel approx. 10 miles; take Mercer Street Exit. Follow signs to Seattle Center-you will travel on Valley, Fairview then Broad Street. From Broad St. turn right onto Denny Way. Pass 1st North, Queen Anne Ave and 1st West. Turn Right onto 3rd West. Travel approx. 6 blocks, turn left onto Olympic Place;it becomes Olympic Way West as it makes a broad curve. You will see 3 way intersection (9th Ave. West, Highland & Olympic Right there, make SHARP 180 degree left turn onto 9th West. You are headed down a steep street, unit is first building on the right (west side) of street. 1125 is the Southern unit.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Copier , covered balcony for outdoor dining or lounging, ihome for your iphone/ipod, 40" flat panel TV
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, running trails,, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Gretchen, a corporate runaway and previous restaurant owner, now takes pleasure in creating a comfortable get-away experience for fellow travellers, whether for business or pure pleasure.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluton free