Hotels near Ballard
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Hip, trendy, upbeat, and upscale are the best ways to describe the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Visitors have many affordable hotels to choose from here. Ballard is located near the University District and the I-5 Express, providing convenient access to Hotel Deca, Watertown Hotel*, and Silver Cloud Inn University.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Ballard

The Belltown Inn
The Belltown Inn
|
8.6
Excellent
2301 Third Avenue, Seattle
from $99
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
|
8.1
Excellent
2224 8th Ave, Seattle
from $90
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
|
8.5
Excellent
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle
from $127
Hyatt at Olive 8
Hyatt at Olive 8
|
9.0
Excellent
1635 8th Ave, SEATTLE
from $149
The Maxwell Hotel
The Maxwell Hotel
|
9.0
Excellent
300 Roy Street, Seattle
from $114
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle
|
9.0
Excellent
721 Pine St, SEATTLE
from $139
Seattle Pacific Hotel
Seattle Pacific Hotel
|
4.3
Fair
325 Aurora Ave. North, Seattle
from $149
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
|
8.7
Excellent
1400 6th Ave, Seattle
from $149
La Hacienda Motel
La Hacienda Motel
|
6.4
Good
5414 1st Ave S, Seattle
from $66
Hotel 1000
Hotel 1000
|
9.0
Excellent
1000 1st Ave, Seattle
from $161
More About Hotels near Ballard...

The Best of Ballard

Hotel Deca and Watertown Hotel* are located in the University District amid eclectic shops, pubs, restaurants, and nightclubs. Hotel Deca features a restaurant and airport shuttle and Watertown Hotel* features a business and fitness center. Silver Cloud Inn University is a smoke-free hotel with on-site restaurant, pool, fitness center, and laundry facilities. The hotel also provides a shuttle service. Seattle features restaurants, cultural activities, and nightlife options plus affordable hotels, including the Hyatt at Olive 8* and Sheraton Seattle Hotel.   

What to See and How to Get There

Seattle offers a variety of transportation options including public buses, rental cars, taxis, limo services, and SoundTransit rail. Points of interest include the Golden Gardens Park with its sandy beach, the Ballard Farmers Market, Henry Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History, Woodland Park Zoo, and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.  

A Time for All Seasons

From skiing in winter to festivals in spring, Ballard is busy. Summer is peak season, but the many conferences from June through August mean higher hotel room rates and less availability. Visitors can find additional budget hotels in Greenwood and the University District less than 20 minutes from Ballard. 

Tidbit/Advice

The best time to visit Ballard is during the fall from September to November. The city is vibrant with fall colors, temperatures from 40 to 70 degrees, and numerous festivals including the annual Earshot Jazz festival. With summer crowds gone, hotels have ample room availability at budget prices.  

*Hipmunk.com does not sell to Watertown Hotel and the Hyatt at Olive 8