11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Walk to the Seattle city center, to Pike Place Market, and to the downtown Seattle attractions from a charming 1906 Seattle bed and breakfast on a tree-lined side street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. We're near dozens of restaurants, shops, a popular park, and bus stops. Rates include full breakfast, parking, and WiFi. AAA 3-diamond rating.
Large, classic, light-filled house on a street of trees with other houses from the turn of the century. A little oasis in a walking neighborhood close to downtown Seattle. The Inn is nestled among trees next to a popular park. We are one mile from downtown Seattle, a short bus ride or a pleasant 20 minute walk along vibrant pedestrian streets with interesting shops, cafes, art spaces, and restaurants.
Work on your travel plans on the two Internet computers in the den.
Cozy guestrooms with queen beds, private bathrooms, and comfy linens. Oriental rugs, antique furniture, original wood floors and detailing. Full-service hot breakfast each morning. Omelets, crepes, pancakes, etc. with fruit, juice, and coffee/tea.
Please email or call (every day, 24/7) with the dates of your visit and we'll be delighted to provide a rate quote. Exact rate based on dates of visit, # of nights, # of guests, midweek or weekend, and specific guestroom.
We provide a full-service breakfast in an elegant, relaxed setting from 7:30 to 9:30AM. Please join us at your leisure during this time to enjoy a hot breakfast with juice, fruit, and coffee/tea. Typical dishes include savory omelets, fruit-filled crepes, and home-made French toast. We try to accommodate dietary restrictions and early breakfast requests. Share stories and suggestions with other travelers while we serve you a full hot breakfast each morning.
Sample hot breakfasts include..... Spinach, green onion, and feta omelets with a dollop of pesto cream sauce served with toast..... Cinnamon bread home-made French toast topped with sliced bananas/strawberries served with slices of bacon..... Oatmeal pancakes with chopped walnuts topped with berry compote and fresh whipped cream...... Peach and mascarpone crepes sprinkled with powdered sugar...... We serve omelets or other egg dishes with various delicious combinations of veggies, cheese, and toppings every two or three days with the other interesting dishes in between!
In Each Room
- 100% cotton hand-pressed sheets
- Down blanket + cotton quilt
- Gilchrist & Soames bath products
- Bath towels
- Small TV with DVD
- Alarm clock radio
- Hair dryer
At the Inn
- WiFi throughout the Inn
- 2 guest Internet computers with printer in the den
- Phone with free local and long distance to USA/CAN in the den
- Small guest refrigerator and coffee/tea service in the dining room
- Iron and ironing board in kitchen
Enjoy a good value at a friendly, charming, and convenient place located where
the locals live, yet close to downtown Seattle!
How To Find Us
We are located in a walkable residential neighborhood just up the hill from downtown Seattle. Downtown and the Convention Center are one mile, a pleasant 20 minute walk past the park and down the lively Pike and Pine Streets. Bus lines run nearby and there is prompt taxi service; a convenient location for those traveling with or without a car.
Our address: 121 11th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102. We are on 11th between John and Denny. If you type our address into a GPS, make sure you include the "East" suffix for our street name or you will end up in a different part of town.
Traveling to the Inn from the Airport: Downtown Seattle and the 11th Avenue Inn are a 30-minute drive from Seattle-Tacoma airport, a taxi fare to the Inn of about $42. A less expensive option is to take the train ($2.50/person) from the airport to downtown and then walk (20 minutes), taxi ($8), or bus (free with train transfer card) the one mile to the Inn. Shuttle Express van service is available from the airport to our door for $38 and town car service starts at $60.
Driving to the Inn from I-5 Southbound: If using GPS, type in "11th Avenue East" not "11th Avenue" or you will end up in a different part of town. From I-5 southbound, exit to the right at Exit #166 (Denny Way / Stewart St). Don't turn left at the first traffic light at the end of the off-ramp. Instead, go straight through this first traffic light at the end of the off-ramp. Quickly get over to the left lane to turn left at next traffic light onto Denny Way. Drive up and over the highway. Turn left at the third traffic light onto Olive Way. Follow Olive Way up the hill for several blocks and across Broadway. The name of the street changes from Olive Way to John St as you cross Broadway. Drive 2 blocks past Broadway and turn right onto 11th Avenue East. The Inn is 121 11th Ave East - a gold house with a black iron fence and trees in front. Drive down the gravel driveway along the far side (south side) of the gold house and into a parking space down in back. Please call the number on the front door, and we'll be with you shortly. If you don't have a mobile phone, you can use the phone in the black box on the front porch.
Driving to the Inn from I-5 Northbound: If using GPS, type in "11th Avenue East" not "11th Avenue" or you will end up in a different part of town.
From I-5 northbound, exit to the right at Exit #164A (Dearborn/James/Madison).
Stay on this exit road, parallel to the highway, for about a mile.
Follow the signs to Madison St, not Dearborn or James.
Stay left at the first fork. This exit road will merge with some other roads.
Take the Madison Street Exit. Downtown is to your left and the the First Hill neighborhood is to your right.
The first traffic light is Madison St. Continue straight across Madison St
Turn right at the second street onto Seneca St.
Then take the first left onto 8th Avenue.
The 1st traffic light is Pike St. Turn right. Follow Pike St uphill for 1 mile.
As you cross I-5 and Boren, you now enter the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Turn left onto 11th Ave. 11th Ave is 2 blocks after you cross Broadway.
Don't let the street numbers confuse you. You'll pass 1600,1700,1800 blocks of 11th Avenue and then after Denny becomes 100 block of 11th Avenue East.
Follow 11th for 4 blocks, past the park, and straight across E Denny Way.
The Inn is 121 11th Ave East - 4th house on the left after E Denny Way.
It's a gold house with a black iron fence hidden behind the trees in the planting strip.
Drive down the gravel driveway along the near side (south side) of the gold house.
Pull into one of the 5 parking spaces down in back.
Please call the number posted on the front door, and we'll be with you shortly.
If you don't have a mobile phone, you can use the phone in the black box on the front porch.
Driving to the Inn from the Airport: The Inn is 15 miles from the airport, about a 30 minute drive without traffic. Some rental car counters located in baggage claim area. Others in nearby garage. From your rental car lot, follow signs to freeways / I-5 North (Seattle). Once on I-5 North, following the directions above "Driving to the Inn from I-5 Northbound".
Taxi to the Inn from the Airport: A taxi ride from airport is 15 miles, about a 30 minute drive without traffic, and costs about $42. From the terminal / baggage claim, follow the signs for "Ground Transportation" to the third floor of the parking garage. The ground transportation signs will also direct you to the taxi stand. Direct the taxi driver to 121 11th Avenue East on Capitol Hill in Seattle. This is 11th Avenue East between East John and East Denny. It's normally the Olive Way exit, but this exit is closed until June 2010, so the taxi driver will take the Madison St exit. This should be plenty of information for the taxi driver. The Inn is a gold house a black iron fence and lots of trees in front on the west side of the street.
Train to the Inn from the Airport: The cost is $2.50 per person. Total travel time to the Inn is about 60-90 minutes, depending on whether you walk, taxi, or bus to the Inn from the Westlake Center downtown train station. More details on these three options below. Travel time by train from the airport to the Westlake Center station in downtown is 37 minutes. The train operates from approximately 6AM-12AM every day with an average frequency of 10 minutes. For exact schedule and more info, please visit www,soundtransit.org and click on links for Central Link Light Rail service.
INSTRUCTIONS: From terminal / baggage claim, follow signs to Skybridge 6 and Light Rail Train. Cross the pedestrian bridge to board trains northbound to Seattle. Pay the train fare to the Westlake Center station. You may pay your train fare by buying an ORCA card, or by buying a train ticket at the ticket vending machine on the train platform. Buying an ORCA card will allow you to ride the bus to the Inn for free within 2 hours, whereas if you just buy a train ticket, you will have to pay again to ride the bus. Fares are inspected at random on board. Ride the train to the final stop - Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. Follow the signs to exit the station onto Pine St at 5th or 6th Avenue. Thenâ€¦...
OPTION 1: WALK: It's 1 mile, a 25 minute walk, with some uphill walking. One route is to walk east up Pine St for .75 mile, turn left onto 11th Avenue, walk past the park and across Denny, to 121 11th Avenue East. The Inn is a gold house a black iron fence and lots of trees in front on the west side of the street. It's the 4th house on the left after Denny.
OPTION 2: TAXI: Walk one block south to Pike St to hail a taxi for a one mile ride. We are at 121 11th Avenue East on Capitol Hill between Denny and John. The driver will likely drive straight up Pike St and then turn left on 11th Avenue. The fare will be about $9.
OPTION 3: BUS: Walk to the southwest corner of 6th and Pike and take the #43 bus. You pay your fare or show your ORCA card when you depart the bus. The bus operates from approximately 6AM-12AM every day with an average frequency of 15 minutes. The #43 travels up Pike St, turns left on Bellevue Ave, right on Olive Way, up the hill, and across Broadway. Olive Way becomes East John St after crossing Broadway. As soon as the bus passes 10th Ave East, pull the cord above the window to alert the driver that you would like to get off at the next stop, East John St and 11th Ave East. Show your ORCA card to the driver, or pay the $2 (off-peak) or $2.25 (peak) fare per person as you depart the bus at the stop on East John St and 11th Ave E. Pay with exact change (coins or bills); the bus drivers don't provide change. Walk back to 11th Ave East, turn left (south). The Inn is a gold house a black iron fence and lots of trees in front on the right (west) side of the street. For more information about the Seattle public bus system, visit metro.kingcounty.gov.
Shuttle Express Shared Van Service to the Inn From the Airport: This is a shared ride van service. The 2010 rate is $36 for one passenger, $38 for two, $40 for three, etc. Shuttles run almost continuously around the clock, usually every 15 minutes, with scheduled departure and arrival times. More information and reservations at www.shuttleexpress.com. Follow the "Ground Transportation" signs to the Ground Transportation Information Booth located on the third floor of the Parking Garage to make arrangements. No advance reservation is necessary.