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

Magic in the city

5 on March 01, 2017

This is a majestic place to stay and enjoy an elegant part of Seattle. The rooms are lovely and the service warm and friendly!

Shafer Baillie is elegant, comfortable, and delightful!

5 on February 28, 2017

From the perfectly appointed rooms to the breakfast bar with salmon and fresh Storyville coffee to the leather reading chair in the library, the SB Mansion is a wonderful vacation destination. The location is convenient to downtown Seattle and also just a block from Volunteer Park, which has a great view of the city. The manager, Brenda, is one of the friendliest and most interesting people you'll ever meet.


4.4 on February 24, 2017

Such a beautiful mansion with lots of personality! Owner and innkeeper very attentive. Great location and parking never a problem. Lots of attention to detail and I will definitely go there again. Agree with another review about the quality of towels not being up to the standards to the rest of the establishment. With that added improvement, I would give it an A+ review.

Family of 5 stay

4.8 on February 07, 2017

We had a great stay at the Shafer Baillie Mansion. The room was large enough to accommodate our family and it was very comfortable. It was interesting to review the history of the house and neighborhood in the library. The owner, Ana, and the innkeeper, Brenda, were so personable and helpful. There is a feeling of warmth and embracing that we experienced during our stay, that made our trip a real joy. (The food was tasty too!)

Sweet Seattle Stay

4.8 on January 27, 2017

We stayed at the Mansion in mid January to attend a family gathering. It's beautiful inside and out, cozy and warm and in a great neighborhood. The food was delicious and we met some interesting people around the breakfast table. We will be coming here in the future¿¿

An elegant, convenient respite

4.8 on January 17, 2017

Just returned from our 10th or 11th stay at this marvelous B&B in Seattle's Capital HIll neighborhood and a short walk to Volunteer Park and the wonderful Seattle Asian Art Museum. As always our room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was delicious and generous, and the conversation around the table with the other guests always pleasant. Whenever we come in from our day's activities, there's always a pick-up of fresh fruit, a handful of Dilettante chocolates (yum!), or just a cup a hot tea or coffee to enjoy. We can't imagine staying anywhere else when we visit Seattle!

Great Home Away from Home for Family Visitors

5 on January 06, 2017

Warm and Wonderful!

Home away from home

5 on January 01, 2017

This is by far my favorite B&B anywhere. Have stayed here probably a dozen times, and tried most rooms. The manager, Brenda, could not be more welcoming, and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home. Location is great, plenty of easy parking on the street, walk to Volunteer Park and many shops/restaurants. The perfect Seattle retreat.

Lovely mansion on Seattle's Capitol Hill

5 on December 19, 2016

Stayed 4 nights in December. The mansion was beautifully, classically decorated. The hostess, Brenda, was very entertaining and very capable. The quiet, spacious room was great, with heated bathroom floors in a totally new bathroom. Saw many rooms; all were classy. The price, including a very nice breakfast (more complete than listed) was competitive for Seattle. Easy bus ride from the corner to downtown, but the neighborhood is great to stay in. Light rail nearby. Highly recommended.

The amazing Shafer Bailie

4.8 on December 18, 2016

Hospitality with a smile, quality of breakfast offerings and cozy lodgings keep us returning to the Shafer Bailie mansion every time we're in Seattle.

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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