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10 Local Lodgings In A Seattle Neighborhood Near You

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It's no surprise that almost all of the hotels featured during Hotels Week are invariable either in Downtown, Belltown or Pioneer Square. If you're running a fancy hotel in Seattle, it's just the most logical choice. But what if you're looking for a lodging with a little local personality? What if you want to be closer to Green Lake or U-Dub or West Seattle? Here's a handy map of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses that take in the true local scene while providing a comfy place to rest your head.

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1. The Halcyon Suite Du Jour - Upper Queen Anne

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1125 9th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

You will be the only guest with a view of Elliott Bay, downtown, and the Olympic Mountains in this suite that feels like home. Take a stroll through Parsons Garden, and end up sipping coffee and reading a book in a coffee shop on Queen Anne Ave North.

2. Lake Union Cottage - Eastlake

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East Boston Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Pose sexy on the baby grand piano in this 1926 Tudor style cottage. Cook your own organic breakfast before you wander around the houseboats on Lake Union.

3. Gaslight Inn Seattle - Capitol Hill

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1727 15th Ave
Seattle, WA

In the summer, you'll be glad you're staying here because this historic craftsman has a heated pool. The masculine décor might inspire you to wear your smoking jacket to breakfast.

4. The Grove - West Seattle

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3512 Southwest Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98126

It used to be "the hotel with a golf course at your door" in the 1960's, but now it's a very stylish inn. Walk to the heart of West Seattle.

5. Watertown Hotel - U-District/Wallingford

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4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(866) 944-4242
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They give you free cupcakes and big smiles. You will not be disappointed. Walk west on NE 45th street and end up in Wallingford, head east, and you're on the UW campus.

6. 9 Cranes Inn - Phinney Ridge

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5717 Palatine Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

There are no doilies inside this early 20th century craftsman, and their guest rooms have Seattle neighborhood names. The friendly owner will help you get anywhere you want to go via foot, car, boat, bus, or animal.

7. Ballard Inn - Ballard

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5300 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-5011
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Built in 1902, this recently remodeled hotel is within walking distance to everything in Ballard. Buy a Nebuchadnezzar bottle of Champagne, knock on all 16 hotel room doors, and invite your new friends over.

8. Mozart Guest House B&B - Capitol Hill

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1013 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

There is a bidet in the Marriage of Figaro suite. Need we say more about this beautiful white mansion across the street from Volunteer Park?

9. Hotel Hotel - Fremont

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3515 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 851-7828
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Despite trying so hard to make you think this hostel is a hotel by putting the word hotel in the title twice, it's actually a really nice "hostel" all things considered. It also puts you right smack dab in the middle of Fremont's best restaurants, pubs and shops.

10. Greenlake Guesthouse - Green Lake

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7630 E Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98103

This 1920 Craftsman-style Seattle bed and breakfast is right across the street from Green Lake itself, making for one hell of a morning walk with your cup of coffee.

1. The Halcyon Suite Du Jour - Upper Queen Anne

1125 9th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119

You will be the only guest with a view of Elliott Bay, downtown, and the Olympic Mountains in this suite that feels like home. Take a stroll through Parsons Garden, and end up sipping coffee and reading a book in a coffee shop on Queen Anne Ave North.

1125 9th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

2. Lake Union Cottage - Eastlake

East Boston Street, Seattle, WA 98102

Pose sexy on the baby grand piano in this 1926 Tudor style cottage. Cook your own organic breakfast before you wander around the houseboats on Lake Union.

East Boston Street
Seattle, WA 98102

3. Gaslight Inn Seattle - Capitol Hill

1727 15th Ave, Seattle, WA

In the summer, you'll be glad you're staying here because this historic craftsman has a heated pool. The masculine décor might inspire you to wear your smoking jacket to breakfast.

1727 15th Ave
Seattle, WA

4. The Grove - West Seattle

3512 Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98126

It used to be "the hotel with a golf course at your door" in the 1960's, but now it's a very stylish inn. Walk to the heart of West Seattle.

3512 Southwest Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98126

5. Watertown Hotel - U-District/Wallingford

4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

They give you free cupcakes and big smiles. You will not be disappointed. Walk west on NE 45th street and end up in Wallingford, head east, and you're on the UW campus.

4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

6. 9 Cranes Inn - Phinney Ridge

5717 Palatine Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

There are no doilies inside this early 20th century craftsman, and their guest rooms have Seattle neighborhood names. The friendly owner will help you get anywhere you want to go via foot, car, boat, bus, or animal.

5717 Palatine Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Ballard Inn - Ballard

5300 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Built in 1902, this recently remodeled hotel is within walking distance to everything in Ballard. Buy a Nebuchadnezzar bottle of Champagne, knock on all 16 hotel room doors, and invite your new friends over.

5300 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

8. Mozart Guest House B&B - Capitol Hill

1013 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

There is a bidet in the Marriage of Figaro suite. Need we say more about this beautiful white mansion across the street from Volunteer Park?

1013 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

9. Hotel Hotel - Fremont

3515 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Despite trying so hard to make you think this hostel is a hotel by putting the word hotel in the title twice, it's actually a really nice "hostel" all things considered. It also puts you right smack dab in the middle of Fremont's best restaurants, pubs and shops.

3515 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

10. Greenlake Guesthouse - Green Lake

7630 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103

This 1920 Craftsman-style Seattle bed and breakfast is right across the street from Green Lake itself, making for one hell of a morning walk with your cup of coffee.

7630 E Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98103