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Shafer Baillie Mansion

907 14th Avenue East , Seattle, WA 98112-3903 USA (Show map)

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Magnificent 14,000 sqft Tudor Revival mansion built in 1914 on Seattle's original Millionaires' Row. A block from Volunteer Park, a short walk to commercial areas on Broadway and on 15th Ave, minutes from downtown, Pike Place Market, waterfront, Seattle Center, museums, hospitals, UW and much more. Each guest room or suite features private bath, 32" or 50" flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, telephone with voicemail, high-speed Internet access and much more! Continental breakfast includes rolls or pastries, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, coffee, tea, and juice.

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Overall
4.6

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

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Shafer Baillie Mansion Seattle is a warm, inviting, beautiful home

4.6 on May 21, 2015

We booked our stay on line, so did not know how interesting the area around The Shafer Baillie Mansion was. We enjoyed walking and looking at Millionaire's Row and other sites in the area close to the mansion. The house is extraordinary and it was fun to learn about the immediate area from books and newspaper clippings in the library. We were able to come without a car by taking the light rail from the airport and catching the #10 bus. It was easy to walk the 1 block from the bus stop. We used this bus to go downtown, but we walked to the Space Needle, all down hill. Our room was on the top floor, so we got a view of many of the other rooms in person. Since this was not originally a B&B, all the rooms are unique and different. Many with so much room, so good to consider for a longer stay in Seattle. The staff were lovely and helpful. Glenn introduced us to the house and gave a tour. Brenda makes some clay items in the house as well as conversing with us and making breakfast. Ana, the owner, was at breakfast and told us more about the house. We would stay again. We think it was one of the highlights of Seattle.


Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on May 19, 2015

This was our first B & B experience. It certainly won't be the last. Thank you for making our Seattle visit even more wonderful.


Opulence in a bygone neighborhood

4.2 on May 13, 2015

What a gorgeous property. Our hosts were so friendly and made sure we knew how to get into the place since we were arriving quite late. I'm a sucker for restored historic mansions, and this B&B did not disappoint. I felt transported back in time. Every detail of this house was stunning. Our room left nothing to be desired (except perhaps a mini fridge!). Soft towels, ridiculously comfortable bed and linens, plenty of closet space, and beautiful furniture. As always, we wish our stay had been longer! Highly recommended.


recommending Mansion

5 on May 11, 2015

Charming and authentic mansion Attended w TLC by owner and manager. This will always be my choice for Seattle visits. Home sweet home!


Beautiful Mansion

4.6 on May 11, 2015

This is a beautiful mansion which is well maintained and the owner and staff are superb.. The rooms are elegant and the house is filled with fine antiques. A warm and comfortable place to stay with a delicious breakfast.


Gorgeoua mansion Bed & Breakfast

5 on April 26, 2015

We had another wonderful time at the Bailey-Shafer BB. The house is so lovely and its obvious the owner and caretakers spend a lot of time maintaining the beauty. Our host, Brenda is warm, funny and makes an incredible breakfast for guests every day. This is the place to stay while in Seattle.


Stunning!

5 on April 21, 2015

The mansion far exceeded our expectations. The next time we are in Seattle, we will be back! Absolutely gorgeous space. Thank you!!!


Delightful!

4.6 on April 15, 2015

Beautiful, immaculate, and welcoming accommodations. And the bed and linens...so comfy and cozy! Brenda and Glen made us feel so welcome and taken care of. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.


Top-notch room, service, location!

5 on April 04, 2015

Our family of 4 (parents and 2 teens) were delighted to stay 2 nights in the SE Ballroom on the 3rd floor of this beautiful old home (built in 1914). We had plenty of space in the room, extremely comfortable beds, extra toiletries (cotton balls, q-tips, lotion), and lights for each person to read at night. We started the day with a delicious and varied breakfast - lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, a hot dish, even gluten-free bread (as we mentioned our diet in our email). All the staff - Glenn, Brenda and owner Ana Lena - were very helpful with a couple of challenges we had - a sick daughter and papers we needed to print. We loved the neighborhood, especially walking to meals and stores and not worrying driving and parking! We would definitely stay here again on another visit to Seattle!


Wonderful Weekend Visit

5 on April 01, 2015

My wife and I were in town for a wedding and I happened across the website when trying to find a place to stay. Everything looked good on the outside and the questions I submitted to clarify a couple points were answered within the hour. Room was wonderful, the Innkeepers were very nice and bursting with information to let us know anything about the area as well as the Mansion. Breakfast was more than I expected and we ate a wonderful meal every morning because of it. Highly recommend staying here if you are here for a day or a week.


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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

Very large suite with sumptuous California King bed and queen-size sleeper sofa in the main room, connected by a dressing room to the sitting room/sunroom which has a twin daybed and trundle (can be one or two twins, or combined into a king-size). Very large bath with restored antique ribcage shower, separate original antique tub, and twin pedestal sinks. 50" flatscreen HDTV with digital cable and DVD player, desk and telephone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $219

Elliott Bay Suite

Massive four-poster mahogany queen-size bed with comfy pillow top mattress and sumptuous high thread-count hand-pressed cotton linens. The telephone, desk, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV are also located in the main room. The serene sitting room holds a twin-size daybed for lounging and reading. It can also serve as a single bed for sleeping, and is equipped with a trundle which functions as a second twin-size bed, or which can be joined to the daybed to form a single king-size bed. Private bathroom recently retiled in period style by Absolute Tile & Stone Art.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $174

Capitol Hill Room

The Capitol Hill Room is newly redecorated with cheerful yellow walls and furnished in a dramatic black-and-white color scheme. It features a queen-sized bed with high thread-count hand-pressed cotton bedding, as well as a twin-sized daybed that can accommodate a third guest. The private bath is all-new, featuring crisp black and white period-style tile by Absolute Tile & Stone Art. Both the comfortable walk-in shower and pedestal sink showcase period-style nickel-plated hardware. Desk, telephone, and 32" LCD HDTV with digital cable and DVD player are provided.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Queen Anne Hill Room

The Queen Anne Hill Room features a majestic four-poster mahogany bed and soothing color palette. The pillow top mattress is enhanced with high thread-count hand-pressed cotton bed linens for a perfect night of rest. Accents include whimsical lamps, Chippendale settee and freestanding full-length mirror with carved frame. Desk, telephone, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV (complete with DVD/CD player) round out the room. Your private bath is all-new, tiled in period style by Absolute Tile and Stone Art. There is a large walk-in shower equipped with dual shower heads and controls.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Volunteer Park Room

Features a beautiful oak queen-sized bed with delightful pillow top mattress, dressed in hand-pressed linens of high thread-count cotton. There is a quaint oak cylinder desk with phone, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV with DVD/CD player. The private bath features original elements which have been extensively restored. It includes an original antique tub, newly refinished, with combined shower newly tiled by Absolute Tile & Stone Art to match the existing subway tile in the rest of the bath, and equipped with beautiful period-style nickel-plated fixtures.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Location

Location Type

City

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-5 North to Olive St. Exit. Follow Olive across Broadway (Olive turns into John) to 12th Ave E. Turn left on 12th Ave. Go to Aloha St (4-way stop). Turn right on Aloha St. Go up two blocks to 14th Ave E. We are on the NW corner of 14th Ave E and E Aloha. Take I-5 South to Harvard/Roanoke exit. Turn left on Roanoke across freeway. Turn right on 10th Ave E. Proceed through several lights to light at E Aloha St. Turn left on Aloha. Go up hill 5 blocks to 14th Ave E. We are on the NW corner of 14th Ave E and E Aloha.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Coffee and tea available 24 hrs, Guest refrigerator available, Guest microwave available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Asian Art Museum- 1-block away, Close to Bus Line, Park (1-block away), 5 Minutes from downtown, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes See our website, sbmansion.com.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum may be required on certain weekends, holidays, or seasons.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Required deposit is one night's charge, payable by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations made 7 or more days in advance, deposit will be refunded, less a $25 service charge. Cancellation less than 7 days in advance makes deposit of one night's charge non-refundable. Shortening of a stay with less than 7 days’ notice will incur a one-night charge. No refunds for early departure after the stay has been charged at arrival time.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ana Lena Melka & Mark Mayhle

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:00am or by request
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, Dining Room

Details

907 14th Avenue East , Seattle, WA 98112-3903 USA (Show map)

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