9 Cranes Inn

5717 Palatine Avenue North , Seattle, WA 98103 USA (Show map)

About

Sample Seattle style at our Seattle Bed and Breakfast located in a quiet but vibrant neighborhood within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and just north of downtown Seattle. In or near Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, and Greenwood. We're friendly and fun, providing comfortable and modern accommodations in a classic Craftsman home. Our motto is "no doilies allowed," so be prepared. Four guestrooms feature private baths, fast and free wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs, comfy robes, and queen or king beds. Guest lounge has a computer, refrigerator, and hot drink machine. Free parking on the street out front, and a full, two-course breakfast awaits you every morning of your stay.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great spot in Ballard/Phinney

4.8 on October 08, 2016

All we were looking for in a B&B with the finest hospitality. Two blocks to the Route 5 bus to downtown, not far from the 44 into Ballard and the U, and good dining a short walk up Phinney. And Enterprise rental car in Ballard will pick you up and drop you off.


Wonderful stay!

5 on September 21, 2016

This B&B is not to be missed! We stayed at 9 Cranes Inn when my son was getting married at the Woodland Park Zoo -- so the location was perfect. We absolutely loved our time at 9 Cranes -- the rooms were lovely and comfortable. Shelley's breakfasts were delicious, and she made all of us feel so welcome.


AN ENJOYABLE STAY

5 on July 03, 2016

We recently enjoyed our stay at 9 Cranes Inn Shelley tends to every detail! Breakfasts are an epicurean delight. Our room , The Ballard View, was perfect-comfortable, immaculate & complete with a private patio. Shelley is a delight, warm friendly & full of suggestions to make our stay in Seattle the more enjoyable. She made us feel like family.


A Nice Place to Stay in Seattle

4.6 on June 23, 2016

My wife and I spent a week in Seattle and the Olympic National Park recently. We stayed at 9 Cranes Inn for 4 nights while touring Seattle. When we arrived, I noticed the low-key appearance of the inn in a clean and quiet neighborhood. Shelley, the hostess, greeted us as soon as we knocked on the door and gave us a tour of the inn, which appeared to be fully equipped with open spaces, couches, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and hot coffee and tea. The room, like the rest of the inn, was spotless. The breakfasts, prepared by Shelley every morning from scratch, were unique in their selection, taste, and appearance. My wife was exited to see the different varieties and combinations that we had each time. Shelley was also very knowledgeable and happy to explain to us how, and sometimes why, each dish was prepared. The other guests at the table were also fascinating with stories and experiences beyond our imagination. The inn is just a couple short blocks away from Phinney Ave N, which is packed with small eateries and stores. My wife and I walked from the inn to Green Lake one evening. It took us less than 15 minutes to reach Green Lake. The trail around Green Lake is perfect for walking in the evening and going around the lake took us about an hour. We saw many interesting people and things during that walk, including people boating on the lake and a pack of geese eating grass on a patch right next to the trail. Free parking spaces next to the inn on the street were always available and the surrounding appeared to be a nice residential area with sidewalks. Occasionally we ran into a lady walking with her dog. The area is covered with trees and flowers that reach the windows of the inn. The overall experience with 9 Cranes Inn was pleasant and fun and I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Seattle and will consider it for our next trip to Seattle.


!Perfect!

5 on February 21, 2016

...A place as comfortable as it is beautiful. ... Located in a very special part of town. The breakfast and the service are second to none. "Six Stars"!!!


Stay at 9 Cranes Inn

5 on November 07, 2015

I would highly recommend the 9 Cranes Inn for a short or an extended stay. The attention to detail both in the restoration and decoration of the Classic Craftsman style home. You feel the warmth when you step into the home. The neighborhood is quiet but centrally located to the restaurants in the unique townships. I have already booked my return visit.


Our wonderful stay at 9 Cranes Inn!

5 on August 27, 2015

We arrived late Monday evening to a chilled bottle of wine, a stuffed platter of snacks and a 9 Cranes Inn Welcome Bag with tons of goodies! Our room was incredibly luxurious and comfortable and included all of the amenities of home. The view was beautiful. We felt so spoiled relaxing in our giant, jetted tub every night after our busy days of exploring Seattle. Not to mention, waking up every morning to hot coffee & the delicious smells of Gary cooking up something wonderful in the kitchen. It felt so nice to have a hot breakfast made from scratch, it really fueled us up for the day. It was also so kind of Gary & Liz to pack us a to-go breakfast for the mornings that we had to leave early. We greatly appreciated it! It was truly an unforgettable experience. This was our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast, and we weren’t sure what to expect. Everything was wonderful! We felt comfortable and at-home at the 9 Cranes Inn, and we didn’t want to leave! We are even talking about coming back to Seattle one day and staying here again! Gary & Liz were delightful! They were so kind and helpful, they really made our stay a great one. We loved staying at 9 Cranes Inn, and we would highly recommend it to everyone we know!


Hide away in North Seattle

5 on July 16, 2015

Loved this location. We had never stayed in this area in Seattle. Wonderful area to explore, after a fantastic full breakfast. Can walk to local eateries, and coffee houses. Very scenic neighbor. Very helpful hosts with lots of information on the area. Would definitely return next year.


Wunderschönes B&B, amazing

5 on June 10, 2015

Wir hatten zwei herrliche Tage bei Shelly in Seattle. Wir bekamen sehr wertvolle Ratschläge, wo wir in der näheren Umgebung nach unserem Geschmack Essen gehen konnten und was wir alles erkunden wollten. Wirklich sehr freundlich und überaus zuvorkommend. Wer vorhat Seattle zu besuchen, sollte sich unbedingt bei Shelly einbuchen. Man fühlt sich wie zu Hause.


9 Cranes Inn, Seattle

4.8 on April 13, 2015

I recently stayed at 9 Cranes Inn, and was thrilled with it! My room (Phinney Ridge) was great in every way, including the cute sitting room and desk, really comfortable bed, and the very nice bathroom. It was a mini-suite, under-described on the web page. I appreciated nice touches like the comfy robe and the guest sitting room with snacks and hot drinks always available, and good wi-fi. Parking out front was easily available, and the Inn was very conveniently located, and in a quiet neighborhood. But most of all, Shelley's breakfasts were amazing! She has a natural touch as a hostess, and made very creative breakfast dishes, healthy and tasty (think of a french toast sandwich with sauteed apple and brie, served with chicken sausage and fruit) . I came home with a cookbook with some of her favorites in it. I look forward to my next visit.


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Rooms & Rates

Ballard View

Spacious, tranquil oasis on the third floor, decorated in blues and browns. Enjoy your own private rooftop deck with a view of the Olympic Mountains, a peek at Puget Sound, and the Ballard neighborhood spread below. The private bath includes a large jetted tub (also with view), separate shower, two sinks. The room also features a large flat-screen TV, work desk, ceiling fan, a/c in summer, and comfy robes.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $269

Fremont Room

Good-sized, second-floor room in black and white with red accents. Room also features a large, flat-screen TV, work desk, ceiling fan, and a/c in summer.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Woodland Park Room

Cozy, quiet first-floor room with flat-screen TV, work desk, comfy robes, and private bath. Great for people who can do the six steps up the front porch, but who don't want to face more stairs after that!

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Phinney Ridge

A generously sized room that feels like a suite. King bed, lounge chair, separate seating area that can be made private using the pocket doors. This room can accommodate three people (or two who want to share a room but not a bed), with one in the good-quality pull-out twin bed in the seating area. Faces west, with a peek-a-boo view of the Olympic Mountains. Large, flat-screen TV, work desk, and a/c in summer. ($20 per night addl. for third person)

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $249

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Location

Location Type

Walkable City Neighborhood

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 20 miles

Directions to property:

I-5 from the North Take N. 85th St. exit 172, toward NE 80th Street. Look for N. 85th St. ramp toward Aurora Ave. Take slight right onto N. 85th Street Drive .6 miles, turn left on Aurora Ave. N./WA-99 S. Go 1.3 miles, turn right on N. 59th Street Go .3 miles, turn left on Phinney Ave. N. Take first right onto N. 58th Street Take second left onto Palatine Ave. N. House is at 5717 - second one on right – yellow with white fence.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Telephone, Walk to mass transit , Free street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and summers have two-night minimum. Thanksgiving/Christmas - 3 nt. min.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We will confirm your reservation with a credit card deposit equal to one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within seven days of scheduled arrival are non-refundable unless we can rebook your room or your stay. All cancellations are subject to a $25 service charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Shelley Goulding

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

My husband and I love to travel, so I like to think that I know what travelers like: comfortable bed, clean accommodations, places to put your personal items (no clutter), hooks to hang your stuff, fast and free wi-fi, good location, and finally, help when you need it, privacy when you don't. Our motto: No doilies allowed!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free, Vegan


Signature Dish

9 Cranes Inn Salmon Scramble
Wild smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach, and tarragon combine in a pretty scramble that nests in a homemade puff pastry shell. A side of roasted tomatoes, or maybe rosemary potatoes accompany the dish. This, after a first course that is fresh fruit-based. Juice, coffee, tea are also served.


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