Shafer Baillie Mansion

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


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

A lovely place to stay in Seattle

5 on January 24, 2016

What a lovely setting to stay in. And the level of service provided is outstanding. We only stayed one night and hope to come back for a longer stay.

Great stay at Shafer Baillie

5 on January 22, 2016

My mom needed a place to stay close by while visiting from out of town, but proximity wasn't the only feature of Shafer Baillie that impressed us. Anna's hospitality and the mansion's inviting decor were two components of the stay that pushed the experience into an "outstanding" category. Thank you for a memorable visit. I'll be sending more guests there in the future!

A mansion to ourselves!

4.6 on December 25, 2015

We had the rare treat of having the run of the Shafer Baillie Mansion: we were the only guests for one night. It gave us the opportunity to explore this gorgeous place and see the other rooms besides our own. We were thoroughly impressed with all the rooms. Lest you think this reflects their occupancy rate, think again. It's solidly booked in the time period I was hoping to return in a month.

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on December 04, 2015

Great Bed and Breakfast! The staff is very amicable and accommodating. The mansion itself is simply gorgeous. My husband and I had our wedding here recently and actually had our entire wedding party stay at the mansion for a couple nights. The entire experience was wonderful. Highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast for any occasion, big or small.


5 on November 27, 2015

This home is beautiful! Clean, nice linens, attention to detail, great location, and a warm friendly staff. I will definitely stay here again!

Seattle November Weekend

4.4 on November 16, 2015

Arrival was easy, even after hours...instructions provided were clear and concise. Breakfast was fantastic! Company warm and welcoming. Location incredible...and access to the city via the Bus System excellent. I have been to the Seattle area many many times for business and pleasure, and stayed at some high end hotels...this stay was the best by far!

A fabulous place for a fabulous city

5 on November 08, 2015

Absolutely wonderful experience. The Innkeepers made us feel very welcome and were very informative. Breakfasts were delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful and so friendly. The historical renovation and decor is fabulous at the Shafer Bailie Mansion.

Fabulous, and will return!

5 on November 01, 2015

My daughter and I stayed in the Central Ballroom, on the third floor. This room has two queen beds, which was perfect for us. The mansion is gorgeous! The scale of the rooms and stairs is very grand and the woodwork and windows are beautiful. You almost feel as if you are living in a mansion. The innkeepers were very helpful, always present, but also unobtrusive, a combination that I found very refreshing. There was coffee/tea/water, fruit, and snacks (chocolates, cinnamon muffins, and scones) always available. There was a very pleasing array of choices for breakfast. Our particular room was very large, with extremely comfortable beds. The tile floor in the bathroom was heated! The sink in the bathroom was very small, a minor drawback. The entire experience of staying at the Shafer Ballie Mansion was outstanding, and was one of my best B&B experiences. Oh, and GREAT location! The mansion is located one block from Volunteer Park, which was also very beautiful and has a lot to see. It is also within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. We walked to Poppy's restaurant, which I highly recommend as well.

Beautiful mansion, wonderful location

4.6 on October 19, 2015

This is a beautifully renovated mansion in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood. It is easy walking distance to local parks, retail shops and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was outstanding.

Magnificent Mansion on Capitol Hill

5 on October 09, 2015

Where do I start with this review? Would it be the grand proportions of the panelled dining room where breakfast is served? Would it be the beautifully appointed sitting rooms, which take you back to days gone by? The bright and airy sun room? The speakeasy downstairs, or the library room? Maybe the bedrooms? Well the jaw dropping continues in here too. Each room we saw just invites you in. I believe there are eight guest rooms. We had the Queen Anne Hill room which has a very comfortable four poster bed and an ensuite with a huge walk in shower with shower heads at each end. Bliss after a hard day of sightseeing! Ana the owner and Brenda the innkeeper are extremely friendly and help you out with bus routes, restaurants and general questions. They also like to chat with guests and make them feel at home. Glen the other innkeeper is also friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a feast, with fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cold cuts, smoked salmon, cheeses, a hot dish, boiled eggs and a variety of breads, juice, tea coffee. It sets you up for the day ahead. Tea, coffee, bottled water, fruit and biscotti are available all day. The room rates are very reasonable too. The Shafer Baillie is a short walk to public transport, bars and restaurants. Some guests did walk downtown, but we opted for the easy public transport option. Seattle is hilly! Would we return? You bet your life we would.

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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 Type



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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  • 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,
  • 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.



Ana Lena Melka & Mark Mayhle

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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