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Chelsea Station Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Seattle, Washington, offers four large suites with living room, dining room, kitchenette, powder room and a sumptuous master suite. Wonderfully situated at the south entrance to Woodland Park Zoo and a very short walk to the attractions of Green Lake, Seattle's favorite park. Centrally located for all Seattle has to offer: minutes to downtown; the ferries; the locks; or U of W.
The north patio is a lovely place to relax, sit by the fire, enjoy the sun, mingle with other guests, or listen to the birds and animals of Woodland Park Zoo across the street. The patio area is filled with plantings that are an invitation to the local hummingbird population. If the flora doesn't attract the birds, the many nectar feeders will!
We commonly host wedding parties (across from The Woodland Park Rose Garden), reunions, birthdays and office parties, so if you want the entire Inn, it can be yours!
Across the street is the Woodland Park Zoo, an unique urban oasis and major attraction in Washington State. The zoo's animal and botanical collections are divided into unique habitats representing natural environments including the Tropical Rain Forest, African Savannah, and The Northern Trail - all of which have won major exhibit awards. Special tours and programs, including outdoor concerts in the summer, are available year round.
Across the street at the zoo's entrance is the Woodland Park Rose Garden, a nationally-recognized public rose garden. Visitors and flower lovers can stroll grass pathways that circulate through a showcase landscape of extensive rose displays, fountains, ponds, and a central gazebo where weddings are often held in the summer. The garden is open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk every day of the year, free of charge.
The Suites are surprising in their size and elegance. Each suite has a living room with a queen-sized pull-out for additional guests; cozy dining room where you can privately enjoy breakfast delivered to your room each morning; kitchenette stocked with some of the area's finest taste treats; powder room, and a sumptuous master suite with double walk-in shower - it's an ideal arrangement for one night or an extended stay.
The Chelsea Station INN is located in the quiet north end of the lively Fremont neighborhood, locally known as "the Center of the Universe", with easy access to I-5 and Hwy 99, and just one block from our excellent Metro bus system. We are just minutes from downtown Seattle, Seattle Center, Seattle's busy waterfront, Safeco and Qwest fields, the Seattle Art Museum and the State Ferries.
Just a short walk down the hill will take you to beautiful Greenlake, one of Seattle's most popular spots for a morning jog or an afternoon or evening stroll. We are just across the street from the lovely Rose Garden at the Woodland Park Zoo. Take in one of our many summertime Zoo Concerts in the evening, amble through the Rose Garden for free or take a trip through the zoo. We are also located near Ballard, the U District, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, and Greenwood, which boast varied restaurants, shops, and activities to try.
10 Things You MUST See & Do in Seattle
The Space Needle
A 41-second elevator ride takes you up 520 feet to the observation deck of the Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair. Enjoy a meal at SkyCity, the restaurant at the top that revolves 360° while you dine.
Pike Place Market
Born in 1907, Seattle's Pike Place Market is the granddaddy of farmers' markets. Today, it's a major tourist attraction with 200 businesses operating year-round, 190 craftspeople and 120 farmer booths - plus street performers and musicians. Flowers by the bucketful, flying fish, fresh pastries and fruit, handmade cheeses, local honey, wine, an assortment of restaurants, import goods, antiques, collectibles and lots of surprises are around every corner.
Traveling by ferry is a state of mind as much as a means of transportation to some of the Puget Sound's most historic and scenic sites. Views of the Olympic and Cascade mountains, the Seattle cityscape and the green shorelines will draw you out onto the deck to feel the salt breeze on your face. The state ferry system takes passengers and their vehicles from Seattle and nearby departure points to Vashon Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, the San Juan Islands and Canada. For privately operated ferries, see the Sightseeing & Tours (page 35) and Visitors Services/Travel & Transportation (page 120) listings in this guide.
Meet Alki, the sea otter pup born at the Aquarium. Walk under the water in a glass dome as bluntnose sixgill sharks and other Elliott Bay creatures swim all around you. Touch a sea anemone. Learn about the lives of salmon at the world's first aquarium-based salmon ladder. Marvel at the impossibly bright-colored coral reef fish. And don't forget to wave to the giant Pacific octopus.
The Seattle Waterfront
A bustling collection of attractions, restaurants and shopping, as well as starting points for ferries, cruise ships, the Victoria Clipper and Argosy boat tours are located here. Feed the seagulls at the statue of Ivar Haglund in front of Ivar's Acres of Clams, stroll by the fountains on the wooden piers of Waterfront Park, admire the view or shop for souvenirs.
Woodland Park Zoo
See more than 1,000 animals of 300 different species, from elephants and gorillas to piranhas and penguins, in naturalistic exhibits at the Woodland Park Zoo. Drop by at scheduled feeding times and talk with the people who care for the animals.
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
After the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the city was rebuilt over the top of the ruins. This guided tour takes visitors through the hidden subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and storefronts of old downtown Seattle and tells stories of the frontier people who lived and worked there.
The Seattle Public Library
Designed by world-renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the award-winning glass and steel structure of the new Central Library makes the building seem a little off-kilter and translucent - allowing passersby on the street to look in.
A short, narrated cruise takes you to an island village, where you'll feast on salmon cooked in the authentic Native American way. A stage show of traditional dances and stories entertains and teaches you about the people who lived in the Northwest first.
Ride the Ducks of Seattle
Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft. This 90-minute adventure tour will have you "quacking up" through the streets of Seattle. You'll see the major sights of the Emerald City on land before you head out to the funky Fremont neighborhood where you'll splash into Lake Union.