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 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.

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.

A wonderful warm wayside!

4.6 on September 14, 2015

For first time visitors in Seattle, this was a gem of a place to stay. Large rooms to relax in on the first floor,you could think you were Queen of the mansion. Staff was very attentive. Breakfast was a pleasure each day, and allowed you to enjoy it in a 2 hour window to accommodate early/late risers. Location was exceptional in a quiet, majestic neighborhood.

Outstanding Seattle B&B!!!

5 on September 13, 2015

We feel so blessed to have been able to stay at this outstanding Seattle B&B. We learning a lot about the history of the home through the pictures in the library. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was a delight! I'd highly recommend this B&B to anyone who appreciates quality, cleanliness and true class in their travels.

Individual mansion

3.8 on September 07, 2015

We had heard about the Shafer Baillie Mansion from our son and partner who stayed there a few years back. The on site managers are very welcoming and helpful, the accommodation and decor very individual and comfortable, the whole house having been magnificently restored. The 'extras' at breakfast were splendid and, during a hot spell in Seattle, the free chilled water was very welcome, as was the air conditioning in our room. It's not cheap but you get a lot for your money. Now trying to find a family connection as my mother's Scottish family were named Baillie.

Great for groups

5 on August 06, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay. The breakfasts were delicious and a great space to gather each morning. Detail, comfort and cleanliness of all the rooms, common spaces and grounds is superior. Staff are accommodating and friendly without being overbearing. Quite a good value for the area, ot almost feels like a little secret. The quality is top. Bring a friend who plays the piano for a little private concert in the sitting room, the icing on a relaxing afternoon.

Wonderful getaway

5 on June 11, 2015

Lovely setting, incredible hospitality and convenient location. We loved our stay here and look forward to going back!

Lovely Stay at Shafer Baillie Mansion

4.4 on June 04, 2015

We had such a lovely stay at the mansion. Everything was great from the beautifully decorated room to the yummy breakfast and amazing service! Will make sure to book again when we are in Seattle.

Beautiful Mansion near Volunteer Park - exceptional hospitality

4.6 on June 02, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Shafer Baillie Mansion in late April for several days. It is a beautifully restored old mansion with many of the original plumbing fixtures but modern pipes connected to them. They have done a great job in preserving the character of the building. It is very close to Volunteer Park and easy walking distance to restaurants on 15th Ave. The room and bed were quite comfortable and at the time we were there the house was very quiet. At check-in we were met by one of the hosts and given a tour of the house. At breakfast the manager sat with us and made us feel right at home. She was extremely hospitable. I would highly recommend this inn.

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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