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Foxglove Guesthouse

117 18th Ave East , Seattle, WA 98112 USA (Show map)

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Located in the heart of the exciting Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Foxglove is just steps away from many restaurants, parks, clubs and public transportation. Built in 1905 in the American Arts and Crafts Style this house retains its original interior details in a beautiful garden setting. Situated on a quiet street lined with ancient trees.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Delightful bed and breakfast

4.0 on March 04, 2014

We enjoyed a three night stay at the Foxglove while in Seattle for business. Host pleasant and accommodating. Assisted us in looking for tickets to a show as whole area internet was down and we had to leave. Also assisted in printing out a document for us. Lovely house; our smaller double room with small private bath was just fine....every room was appointed with antiques and all kinds of personal touches. Definitely not a 'run of the mill' hotel / motel. We would definitely be happy to stay here again.

Another great visit!

4.6 on December 12, 2012

We returned to the Foxglove in September 2012, after having first visited in 2008. It was as if we'd never left. John and Daniel are so engaging - and this time I discovered that John and I come from the same part of the world - it really was like coming home. What's new is the remodeled room we stayed in (#3, totally charming) and the 4th floor room (which also looks great). The other guests were great and fun. And 15th Ave East offers new options in restaurants each time we visit, although there were a few sad moments (for example, discovering the old bookstore I used to visit on 15th Ave E, which was housed in an old bungalow, has been closed. Well, at least the bungalow had been covered with guerilla knitting!). Cities don't stand still, and Seattle is no different. But I do hope that the Foxglove goes on and on...I want to stay here every time i come to Seattle. My husband feels the same. Look out - we might be back in November 2013!

Amazing Inn

4.4 on July 25, 2011

This is an amazing inn to stay in Seattle. The house is gorgeous, decoration is flawless and breakfast is great. I recommend it to anyone. John gave us excellent tips as to where to go and attractions. Many restaurants, coffee houses and bars are within walking distance. The bus stop to main attractions is a few blocks away, and the street is green and pleasant. Pure awesomeness! Mariana.

Beautiful home, beautiful visit

5 on June 29, 2011

Our room was spacious and well-appointed. The continental breakfast included a variety of fresh fruit, as well as other items. The innkeepers were friendly and helpful.

Another Great Visit

4.0 on October 11, 2009

My second time to the Foxglove was just as great as I remembered. I was able to book the same room - the large bedroom with en suite bath that overlooks their impressive park-like garden. The room includes a tv and a large mini fridge, so that is a definite bonus. Not to mention a comfortable bed and equally comfy reading chair as well as a telephone where you can receive voicemail and taxi service on speed dial. ... I love that room! When you go down for breakfast you are greeted by a roaring fire and the daily paper (which is great if you need to check the weather) Hot and buttery croissants and fresh brewed Seattle coffee beckon you into the dining room where you will also find plenty of fresh fruit, cheese and other tasty treats. John, the host, is usually around if you need anything. He can also give great advice on the area. He really cares about his B&B and wants you to be pleased. The Foxglove is very close to downtown but it is also right in the heart of Capital Hill, so you also get a neighborhood feel. It is the perfect choice.

Great Location

3.0 on October 05, 2009

The Foxglove is a beautiful house in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. Very convenient to downtown with or without a car. Restaurants, coffee shops, grocery, bus stop and even a 24hr urgent care are all within a very short walk. If you appreciate antiques, you will be in awe of what the Inn has to offer. You will also enjoy a clean and comfortable room (as long as you don't look too closely at the blinds or behind the bed and other furnishings - these areas are always so neglected by innkeepers trying to turn rooms) Breakfast is nice with coffee, juice, fresh fruit, cheese and pastry. Though I usually like more protein in the morning - a boiled egg would have been nice (eggs are cheap and not much work involved in just boiling them) I also missed little extras like a bowl of nuts or other little snacks kept out during the day. But the price for the location was very good and the host is very friendly and helpful.

My vacation

5 on August 17, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Foxglove for several days. It was a great experience! Craftsmanship, decor, serene music, and tranquil and colorful grounds, made us sorry to leave. John shows all the local places of interest, and he serves a terrific continental breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay, and will be going back!

Enjoyable and convenient

4.4 on March 20, 2009

My stay at the Foxglove was very enjoyable - the neighborhood is great and the house was lovely. I liked my room as it was private and filled with light. Jon was gracious and helpful.

Beautifully decorated and charming B&B

4.8 on November 20, 2008

From the moment I walked into the door, I was extremely glad I choose Foxglove Guesthouse to stay for 3 nights in Seattle. The location is perfect being in a quiet neighborhood and close to some eclectic shops. The innkeeper is very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. And the rooms are very clean and beautifully furnished. If I need a place to stay in Seattle again this would indeed be my place of choice!

a whisper

4.4 on October 27, 2008

Quiet, ambiance, and comfort with the just right peppering of interesting fellow guests. savy hosts.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Bright sunny room overlooking the garden. Furnished with beautiful American Victorian walnut furniture. Bright tile bath with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $158 - $158

Nightly Rate: $158 - $158

Room 3

Smaller sunny room at the back of the house overlooking the garden. Small tile bathroom with shower and pedestal sink. Furnished in antiques with a wonderful Victorian head board.

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

Nightly Rate: $148 - $148

Nightly Rate: $148 - $148

Room 2

Large two room suite with queen size sleigh bed and a seperate sitting room. Large original bath features a six foot tub/shower combo and a 1905 pedestal sink that are original to the house. Beautiful hex tile floor. Lots of space and perfect for longer stays.

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

Nightly Rate: $178 - $178

Nightly Rate: $178 - $178

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Location Type

City, Urban


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 17 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 5 north take the Madison Street Exit. Turn right on Madison Street and follow up to 18th Ave. Turn left on 18th and continue North to 117 18th Avenue East. Property will be on your left just North of Denny Way. (house is between Denny and John Streets on 18th Ave East.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Pike Place Public Market, Performing Theater, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Fireplace

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay requirement
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number required to secure room.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy



John Fox & Daniel Handshue

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Moe and Zeke (cat and dog)

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


117 18th Ave East , Seattle, WA 98112 USA (Show map)

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