Modern amenities housed in an elegant 1902 building.
With just sixteen intimate guest rooms, this hotel resides in a historic 1902 building that originally served as an American-Scandinavian Bank. It was converted to a hotel in the 1920s, and more recently restored to its former elegance --- while including modern conveniences. The stylish rooms come with 32-inch flat-panel TVs and goose down comforters. Bathrooms are shared. Gracious front desk employees are happy to help with directions to area restaurants, bars, shopping and sightseeing. Ballard is considered Seattle's friendliest neighborhood. It is an entertaining blend of Scandinavian immigrant influence and seafaring culture, interspersed with a thriving and innovative arts scene, including bars and an underground theater debuting innovative scripts. Several interesting restaurants are nearby, including a Puerto Rican café, a bakery specializing in molten lava chocolate cakes, several hipster food trucks and an authentic Oaxaca-style Mexican cantina.