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

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle - City Center
from $126
Hotel Nexus Seattle
Hotel Nexus Seattle
|
7.4
Good
2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle
from $92
Columbus Motor Inn
Columbus Motor Inn
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6.3
Good
9613 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle
from $58
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
|
8.5
Excellent
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle
from $179
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
|
8.7
Excellent
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
from $109
The Inn at El Gaucho
The Inn at El Gaucho
|
9.0
Excellent
2505 First Avenue, Seattle
from $149
Motif Seattle
Motif Seattle
|
8.5
Excellent
1415 5th Ave, Seattle
from $126
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
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8.8
Excellent
1101 4th Ave, Seattle
from $175
Mayflower Park Hotel
Mayflower Park Hotel
|
8.9
Excellent
405 Olive Way, Seattle
from $125
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
|
8.7
Excellent
700 5th Ave N, Seattle
from $149
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

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