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11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, WA

11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, WA


Seattle bed and breakfast inn near downtown Seattle in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.


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Rating: 4.87

Address: 121 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98102
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Comments (45):

1. Rebecca S.
My boyfriend's parents stayed here while visiting, and they could not have been happier! The inn was both beautiful and immaculate, the breakfasts were decadent, and the staff was very friendly, all for less than the price of a hotel.  His parents loved the location, and had a great time meeting and talking to the other guests.

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Brandon B.
I cannot emphasize too strongly:  this was the best accomodation experience I may have ever had, period!   The management was super friendly from the beginning, and Beverly (the on-site jack-of-all-trades) was perfect in making amazing breakfasts, giving local advice, providing everything I could need, and just being all around nice.  The house is in amazing condition: you feel like you are in a perfectly preserved Victorian commune.  Met all the other guests at breakfast, who were fun to talk with.  Everything ran well and was clean.  Even sharing the bathroom was no problem on the second floor.  Free internet, printing, free food laying all over the place (Chocolates, fruit, coffee, biscotti) at all hours.   The first time I felt like I could really live in a place I rented....and it was only 79/night for the ultimate steal.  A real hidden treasure!  Walking distance to downtown conventions and to the fun bar scene on Pike/pine.

10/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Julie T.
this place was awesome. comfortable, affordable, and with great service.

my boyfriend and i decided that we will definitely stay there again the next time we're in seattle.

13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Jean K.
On a recent 5-1/2 week PacNW trip with 14 hotel reservations, 11th Ave. Inn rates a solid 4.5. Rooms are nice, bed is comfortable, breakfasts are good, parking is provided (critical in Seattle if you have your car). What cements it is location: Capitol Hill is a gentrifying neighborhood. If you are a foodie like us, this is a GREAT neighborhood. Spinasse and Olivar are in easy walking distance, as is Volunteer Park and Elliott Bay Books.

Transit is very good with downtown buses only 1/2 block away. It's going to get even better with the new light rail station that will be opening. This is an excellent choice as your base for exploring Seattle, one of my favorite cities to visit.

03/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Priscilla C.
What a sweet place to stay! We stayed for 4 nights and it is centrally located, very clean & run very professionally. Nice breakfast served every morning. Our room was very nice. Linens were almost like being in our own bed. Bathroom very clean  up to date. The living room was very comfy, plenty of reading material available & computers were also available. We'd return in a flash!!!

20/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Lauren Y.
I stayed here for one night.  The room was comfortable and spacious, and the tub was amazing -- it had jets!  It had such a comfortable, lived-in feel that I felt like I was at home.   And the pitcher of fresh water waiting on the nightstand made me feel like somebody who cared was expecting me.

The house is also wonderful.  My favorite part was all the candy and fruits laying around for you to nibble on.  The only thing to beware of is the stairs -- I was on the top floor, which was up several flights of narrow stairs.  Not a problem for me, but it might be if you have mobility issues.

That brings me to the location -- this place was perfect.  Far enough away that the area around the house felt safe and quiet, but within easy walking distance of the nightlife and downtown.  

The owner was great as well.  He lives next door and answered every time I called.  He even carried my bags up the stairs!  He also let me keep the keys after checkout, so I could continue to use the amenities for the rest of the day.

I can't imagine staying anywhere else next time I'm in Seattle.

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Pattie K.
It was nice.  It was cute.  The house was totally a Victorian beauty.  The jetted tub in the Amethyst Room was great (for one person).  Breakfasts were usually pretty tasty.  The room, to me, seemed pretty plain and sparse for a B&B.  But not bad, I was just expecting a little more luxury, especially with the other people's raves on here.  It is in a good walking neighborhood. And in Seattle you should be prepared to walk, cause the traffic was horrible and the parking was worse. Not at the Inn, but everywhere else. But I would not say it's walking distance to downtown.  At least not for me.  I think for $139 I would stay either downtown or at pikes market if I had it to do over again.

Oh yeah, the stairs/landing to the second floor is a fine, standard staircase, no problem.  But the stairway to the third floor is VERY narrow and steep.  Being out of shape and with not the best knees, it was really hard on me.  Probably not an issue for more athletic people.

All in all, a cute place, but not luxurious.  I guess the Lion's Head Inn in Jamul, CA just spoiled me.

04/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. Amanda M.
The 11th Avenue Inn is my favorite place to stay in Seattle, Washington!
My room was clean and beautifully furnished. I booked late in the evening and was still warmly welcomed by an owner who cheerfully helped my with my bags and gave me a tour of the gorgeous facilities. Every detail of the inn was beautiful, from the antique doorknobs and furnishings, to the landscaping.
Breakfast was healthy and I found it delightful to share it with guests from all over the world.
The inn was located near great restaurants, shops, and parks- all within walking distance.
I highly recommend the 11th Avenue Inn to anyone staying in Seattle who enjoys a fun bed and breakfast experience.

30/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Katrena M.
Visited beautiful Seattle in August and was made so special by the 11th Avenue Inn B&B staff. Unbelievable service, excellent food, attentive staff, delicious breakfast and free working. I loved our room and the decor was perfect. It was absolutely perfect and I don't know what else to add...

I have traveled all over the world and the price was right, location central....a really lovely stay. I will be back and spreading the word.

Staff were so thoughtful about every detail. I also got ill and they helped me go to a nearby hospital so I could get to my camping part of the trip in the San Juan's and not miss a beat!


02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Matt C.
Stayed here for a few nights at the end of our honeymoon. It's a great value. The neighborhood is really fun, and very walkable with Pike/Pine just a few blocks to the south. If we came back to Seattle, we'd probably stay here again.

08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Lauren C.
We arrived at 10pm, and the owner David greeted us just like he said he would, even though we were a few minutes earlier than the scheduled meeting time. He was considerate and accommodating, and even though it was late, took the time to make sure we had everything we needed, even drew directions on a city map for us without us asking him to do so. Snacks (fruit, nuts chocolate) are always available in case one is hungry, in addition to water, coffee, tea, utensils/dishes. The inn is decorated beautifully; gorgeous antiques and art. Breakfast was phenomenal, the chef(s) were accommodating and wonderful. Personally, my husband and I think that the food was gourmet, even though the website disclaims otherwise. It has been a wonderful winter vacation in Seattle, which is surely due to 11th Ave Inn! Oh, and the inn draws characters that make for a transcendent and lively collective breakfast experience. You cannot go wrong if you like B & Bs, and choose this inn. Full of life and warmth.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Hanh N.
I stayed here for a weekend in May with my boyfriend for my birthday. It was our first time in Seattle, and we like to stay in cozy, cute b&bs as opposed to big corporate hotels.

This place is adorable. It's decorated and furnished like you would imagine a Victorian-style bed and breakfast to be, but it's only a couple blocks from really interesting shops, bars, and restaurants in the Capitol Hll neighborhood. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom, and everything was spotless. Pillows and linens were homey and comfy. I loved that they had free treats all over the place (candy bowls, nuts, granola bars, tea and hot water, etc)!

We are vegetarians, and Beverly (she's the chef who cooks the breakfast each morning) was great at accommodating us. A lot of b&bs just do a continental type breakfast where all you get is a muffin or croissant with some coffee or juice. At this place, you get a full hot breakfast! One day we had banana nut pancakes with fruit, another day was a vegetable/spinach omelette, and plenty of juice, coffee, fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc. on the side.

I don't remember the name of the actual property manager/owner, but he was very helpful with recommendations for good vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the area. He also was great about letting us check in at 11:30 PM because our flight came in late.

They also have a computer room with several computers and offer free Wi-Fi.

It was about a 20-25 minute walk to downtown and Pike's Place Market. It's not that bad, we're both young and enjoyed the walk. I really liked the actual inn was set back a little bit from the neighborhood, but walk just one block and you're at a big park, and another 2 blocks and you got a ton of restaurants to check out! I would love to stay here again the next time I go to Seattle. But next time, I'm going to go when it's a little warmer. I live in Los Angeles, and didn't think it would be so cold, but Seattle in May was FREEZING! :)

27/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Sharon W.
This place is a bargain!  We stayed here just one night to celebrate my 50th birthday.  The staff was very friendly, organized & helpful.  The house is furnished with delightful antiques, and the breakfast was FANTASTIC.   We enjoyed the spacious Sapphire Room on the 3rd floor.  Bus service to downtown Seattle and the Space Needle was easy to do for us novices.  Lots of fun restaurants close by for lunch & dinner. David has tourist information available at the inn.  I highly recommend this to anyone that can easily climb stairs!

06/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Rita S.

What a find this B&B is.  It's in the Capitol Hill area which has lots of cool and funky shops and restaurants close by.  It's also within a 1/2 hour, downhill walk from Pike Place Market and the Convention Center and downtown shopping area.

Another big plus is how clean the place is. Everything is shiny and dust free -- the common areas, the ktichen, our room (TheRuby) and our bathroom.  Our room was spacious and comfy. Nice linens, plush towels, with everything in working order.

The B&B itself is super cute. Nice garden with cool sculpture in front, thehouse is a cheerful sunny yellow. There is parking behind, which you will totally appreciate after a longday out and about.

We were checked in by the charming, slightly shy, David. He made us feel welcome and warmed up to us day by day, Beverly is outgoing and friendly,

Overall, a great experience that I'd like to repeat next time I'm in Seattle.

17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Dana W.
David and his staff were top notch. The inn's amenities and location were just right for my inaugural visit to the area. If you want an affordable and charming place to stay, within walking distance of so many wonderful sights, shops and restaurants, this is the place.

05/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Marilynn L.
Great stay. Our room was small but warm and clean. The owner is nice but not too nice (sometimes B&B owners want to be your best friends and they have the sweetest intentions but it's hard to get away from them). He gave us fabulous food recommendations so you're taken care of if you're a foodie. Each breakfast has coffee, juice, yogurt, blueberries, granola, tea And a special. We had ham omelettes and oatmeal pancakes the next day. Fantastic. And healthy :) Good neighborhood to be in. Overall, no complaints at all!

21/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Bryan S.
Really nice, quaint B&B. large size room, relaxed atmosphere, and a good breakfast makes this a winner.

16/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Neda G.
Every time my wife and I decide to spend a weekend on Capitol Hill, this is our go to place to stay. Everyone is extremely friendly, welcoming, and the rooms are amazing. It is an amazing feeling to get somewhere and just able to relax and just enjoy each other. The complimentary breakfast is great and the cook is amazing! Absolutely love this order style place.. If I could live there I would!! So nice!

04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Adam B.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for the better part of a week and we cannot imagine going anywhere else. Amazing breakfasts every morning and a great location. It is about a mile walk from downtown, but that's okay. It keeps you out of the hustle and bustle of downtown, but The Capitol Hill neighborhood still provides great night life as well as many options for restaurants.  Both of us cannot wait for our next trip to Seattle and to  Stay again at the 11th St. Inn.

12/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Jeanie O.
Stayed in mid-October.  Great location.  Very walkable to downtown.  Bus stops very close by. Professionally run.  David, the owner was very helpful and very organized.  We saw him there daily checking on things.  He was also very interested in any suggestions we had for making the experience better.  I especially appreciated the den with 2 computers for guests to use. Very handy for travel planning if you are not schlepping the computer with you. There are binders with restaurant listings, directions, and even laminated menus. There were also guide books,  bus routes and pamphlets for most of the sites in Seattle. Very thoughtful.  Snacks were everywhere.  Tea, coffee cups and utensils are available for use.   Breakfast is fantastic.  Full hot sit down breakfast.

We had the Topaz room (1 queen, 1 single).  It had a small old fashioned cathode tube TV with a built in DVD.  Not an issue for us as we did not use it at all.    Room was on 3rd floor, but the shower had plenty of hot water and good pressure. Bathroom was very clean but benefit from bit of updating to put it in line with the rest of the house.  (It is a bit early 90s apartment-ish).  The beds are alright.  Not the worst I've ever slept on, but definitely not the best. The queen is more comfortable than the single.  Stairs up to 3rd floor are a bit steep.   It was not a problem for us, but  maybe not the best if you have bad knees.

Overall I was very impressed inn and location.  Thumbs up.  I would definitely stay again.

Completely unrelated to the review of the Inn.....Just a warning about adding money to Orca card online on their website.  The money is NOT available for use immediately. It can take up to 24 hours for the money to be available for use on the card.  Totally useless if you are only on a short stay.  The website does NOT tell you this up front before you pay. It tells you after.

10/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Grace B.
I stayed here for four days in January, looking to explore Seattle, visiting from San Francisco.  I had the most amazing B&B experience at the 11th Avenue Inn.  It was no trouble getting to the Inn from SEA: Train +Bus (#43) = just over 1 hr.   The Inn is located in the hip neighborhood of Capitol Hill, near restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.  Downtown, Pike Place Market and other Seattle attractions are walking distance.  Breakfast was delicious.  The Ruby room was warm, clean and spacious.  The bathroom is literally 3 ft across the hall, private and not shared.  Wi-Fi, parking, light snacks, coffee/tea are free.  There's an office den if you need to check e-mail, research restaurants or print airline tickets.  It's like your home away from home.  I came and left as I pleased.  I didn't have to travel far from the Inn to find a chic restaurant to eat  or a cool cafe to read a book.  The staff is friendly and they pretty much leave you at peace.  If you need them, they're eager to help.  David, the owner, went above and beyond to make my B&B experience the most satisfying.  The Inn is well managed and it's the best value in town.

One last thing...
Typically, I'll lodge at a place like the Ace Hotel (Belltown, near downtown).  When I narrowed my choices, 11th Avenue Inn came out on top.  Don't stay downtown, unless you absolutely must.  All the cool places to hang out are up the hill.  11th Avenue Inn B&B is ideal!

02/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. April T.
I found the 11th Avenue Inn to be charming, comfortable, and exactly what I hoped it would be. It's in a great neighborhood, and I loved walking over to the Broadway district, to the 15th Avenue area, and up to Volunteer Park. The Inn is on a pretty quiet street, and there is a small parking lot at the end of the driveway for about 6 cars. Also, quite close to a couple bus stops.

Small thoughtful touches throughout the Inn: candy dishes full of chocolates or mixes nuts, a large bowl of fresh fruit, fresh flowers in vases, the carafe of water in the bedroom, an umbrella stand full of umbrellas, a collection of teas and a carafe of hot water in the dining room. David gave me a few maps, as well as a quick rundown of the neighborhood and its surroundings, including a list of nearby restaurants, their price range, and the general atmosphere.

I stayed in the Garnet room and loved it. I found the room spacious and beautifully furnished. There is a desk and chair, easy chair, several floor or desk lamps, chest of drawers, a big beautiful armoire, and a wooden window seat by the window, which looks out upon the front garden and sidewalk. The jet tub was quite welcome after a long day of walking and sightseeing. The skylight windows let in a lot of light, and the room never felt dark or gloomy. I found the bed exquisitely comfortable, and there were an extra blanket and a down throw available. Also, leave your hairdryer at home, as there is one in the armoire. I didn't have any problems with noise, and never even heard the other guests.

The staircase to the 3rd floor is narrow, steep, and perfectly charming. I didn't find it to be a problem. The den has 2 computers for personal use, as well as myriad brochures on tourist activities. Oh, and also a tons of books on Seattle and board games! Board games! The front room has a collection of DVDs for your bedroom's DVD player and an assortment of chaises and couches for comfortable lounging.

The breakfasts were marvelous. They included: a wonderful oatmeal nut pancake, topped with fruit, an omelet filled with spinach, goat cheese, peppers, and topped with sour cream and pesto (this was so tasty!), a breakfast burrito filled with sausage, mushrooms, green onions, served with avocado, and the most delicious Cinnamon Orange French Toast, topped with fruit and whipped cream and served with some sausage (this was my favorite!). There was also an assortment of yogurts and granola and such. The cooks were friendly, prompt, and accommodating.

I will definitely book my room at the 11th Avenue Inn on return trips to Seattle.

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. fiona C.
This place is fabulous! We opted for a B&B when all the area hotels wanted to charge an arm and a leg per night. We got a reasonable rate, especially considering how expensive Seattle is. We stayed Monday - Friday in July while checking out Seattle as a potential place to live. We didn't hear our neighbors at all, which was great. David, the owner, is super friendly and helpful and gave us maps of the area with restaurant recommendations and attractions around Seattle. You could plan your Seattle visit off these maps if you needed, but you should look for things YOU want to do. He also had some great recommendations for foods we were craving after traveling for a week and a half.
The staff we interacted with were very friendly. Breakfast was big. The FAQ sheet in the room literally answered all our questions. This is a great place to stay if you want to avoid the crazy crowded downtown tourist land. It's near a park if you want a place to sit outside (you'll see David there too!) and is only a 20 min walk to downtown - and if you don't have the energy to walk back uphill to the Inn, there's busses or you have a handy list of recommended restaurants and cafes where you can rest for a meal halfway up the hill.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Mag D.
Great location and great rates with great food and a very comfy bed. Could anyone ask more of a B & B? I think not. On Capitol Hill, this B & B has many caring, skilled people attending to it. The breakfasts were just the right size of freshly made assorted dishes, different every day, with yogurt and granola offered daily. Juice was fresh squeezed OJ. Of course, the coffee was Seattle quality. If you need tea, water or coffee during non meal times, they are available in dining room. The breakfast period ran from like 0730 to 0930, plenty long and you dish is made fresh when you arrive and to your liking if you have an allergy or dislike one of their fresh ingredients for some reason.
 The decor was great grandma's furniture (velvet, camelback, Victorian to maybe 30's)  but nicely presented and clean and hospitable, not stuffy or doilie and knickknack ridden. My bed in the Citron was fantastically comfortable and the en suite bathroom more than sufficient.
 You receive a key to the front door and one to your room. There is wi fi and a desk top computer available downstairs with printer. The proprietor provides so much info about the local easy access to the area and transportation as well as great instructions and options, incl   to & from airport options. If you have a car, ample parking behind the house.
Not a far walk (20 min?) to Pike Market and shopping. Busses run pretty on time and are close. If you are gong to use them, get an app to see their arrival and get pass or bring dollar bills and quarters. Get Uber app for transporation if you want to be more flexible or go longer distances.
 Great neighborhood for restaurants, day time shopping and nighttime eating and bars. Seattle is not as hilly as San Francisco but it is hilly. The city is less crowded and more friendly/casual. Seattle is a hit.

25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Hannah P.
If you want to experience Seattle like a local, stay here. This was our first stay at a B&B and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. It was super affordable; the accommodations were cozy; the location is GREAT (seriously, like a private little oasis just steps from restaurants, nightlife, and public transpo); and the staff did an amazing job of being accessible without hovering whatsoever. Big shout out especially to Tominda, whose delicious breakfasts were top notch. She even dropped what she was doing to give us advice and change for bus fare! We won't consider staying anywhere else on future visits to Seattle.

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Connie P.
I just spent 5 days there during my first visit to Seattle.  It was wonderful.  The inn is charming with beautiful rooms, wi-first and a great little den with computers and travel brochures for the area. I used public transit and never needed to walk more than a few blocks.  Buses every 5-10 minutes.  Orca card worked like a charm.
The breakfasts were amazing.  It was such a great treat to see what we were having each morning.  Lovely snacks, fruit, nuts, and chocolate available everywhere.  
I caught myself on several occasions saying I was "headed home" at the end of the day.  It truly felt like home, only with far better breakfast.  
Thanks for a lovely stay.

03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Taro O.
It's my second time to stay here , 11th ave Inn , and I can't imagine staying other places in Seattle . It's clean , cozy , and David is so considerate !

Next time I visit to Seattle , I'll definitely choose here again . Thank you

10/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Tim R.
My wife & I took a short trip to Seattle in October 2014 and stayed at 11th Avenue Inn. David and his crew did an excellent job. He upgraded our room (no guarantees on that), and the place was old however in excellent shape. And very cozy! Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, and then you can walk to almost anywhere. Or call a taxi. We had a great time. PS Hearty breakfasts were efficiently served every day!

08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Crystal G.
I haven't written a review for this place yet?!  We have stayed here two times, both times David was completely helpful and more than accomodating, the breakfast was sublime, and the room was clean and comfortable.  This is literally one of my favorite places to stay in Seattle.  Being from here I don't stay overnight much, but hands down when I do I will always look to the 11th Avenue Inn first.

Awhile back the lotto jackpot was really high and someone asked me what I would do if I won.  My response?  See how much it would take to buy the the beautiful 11th Ave Inn off David.

26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Carla E.
A charming inn! We stayed at the Garnet room for i think 4-5 days. it was clean and cozy! The inn is close to downtown too. They offer free tasty breakfast every morning as well. When the owner found out we were military he was gracious enough to give us a discount. It seemed that most of the people we came across with at the breakfast table were a bit old and pretentious. But all in all a great place to stay!

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Andy S.
I don't have a solid grasp of how the cost compares to other places in Seattle at the time of year but it must be very competitive and is just up the hill from Seattle on Capitol Hill - about a 30 minute walk to the waterfront (Pike's Place, Seattle Art Museum, etc.).

With all that said, David and the staff are great and very welcoming. The room was in good condition and bathroom was nice. There is parking in the back and the B&B pretty much has everything you need for a great stay.

The breakfasts in the morning are awesome. We had oatmeal pancakes, French toast, garden scrambles, and we missed the Mediterranean omelet which was unfortunate cause I heard it was amazing. Very nice of them though that the morning we had to leave before breakfast we told them and they made a to-go bag with breakfast items like a bagel, muffin, juice, and you can grab fruit that they provide as well.

They have Wi-Fi as well as two computers (and printer) to use.

Very nice experience all around.

28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Kalun L.
I grew up in Seattle, and I visit at least once a year to see family and friends (and to visit the Ballard Farmers' Market), but at my age, sleeping in your sister's basement is well ... undignified.  Hotels can get expensive though, so I look for alternatives, and I was fortunate to find the 11th Avenue Inn.  

Gloria C. and I stayed in a separate studio instead of the main house.  I don't know if the studio is always available, but it's a great option if it is.  The daily rate was reasonable (I stayed the first weekend of March), and the value received was more than fair.  The studio was clean and had its own kitchen.  The bed was comfortable, there were fresh linens, and the bathroom was spotless.  Importantly, parking and WiFi were free, whereas the hotels about a quarter of a mile away in downtown Seattle would charge you $25 a night for parking, and $7.95 for 24 hours of WiFi (if you're lucky).  Also note that the studio is in the basement in the back, so there isn't a lot of light, but if you're visiting, you shouldn't be spending your days in a hotel or B&B.

The proprietor is super-nice, and incredibly accommodating.  He made sure we knew he was available if we needed anything, but was not at all intrusive.

The 11th Avenue Inn is conveniently located in the Capital Hill neighborhood and near great restaurants (Rione XVIII, Wandering Goose, Sitka & Spruce, Dick's Burgers, etc.), coffee houses, and shopping.  It's about a mile away from the Pike Place Market, and less than that to the awesome Main Branch of the Seattle Public Library.  It's also only a few blocks away from Interstate 5 (although I'd avoid I5 during rush hour).

This was my first stay here, and I expect to come back.  You should stay here too, unless your stay interferes with my stay, in which case, please stay in the main house.

12/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Shari A.
Stayed there recently for a wedding about a week ago. The staff were amazing and super courteous. The views from our room were amazing. Would highly recommend ANY day!

29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Jordan C.
We did indeed have a wonderful time in Seattle, and a good part of that was our experience at the 11th Avenue Inn.  The staff was friendly, meeting other guests was fun, and the breakfasts were just amazing. The chef gladly made me excellent gluten free blueberry pancakes, and I could have kissed him!  We were in the Ruby Room and our bed was comfortable and I really enjoyed the antique Eastlake bedframe (my house is Edwardian as well). One day we ended up staying in the room for part of the afternoon and appreciated that housekeeping didn't come by and knock and ask if we wanted the room cleaned, which happens all the time in hotels even if you have the "Do Not Disturb" sign out. Nice touch. The fruit bowl and chocolates in the parlor were also lovely. Location is in Capitol Hill right by the park, a short bus ride from downtown. Cap Hill is much cooler than downtown, however ;-)

We also stayed at a fairly fancy hotel downtown (the Renaissance) for the first part of our visit and there is no competition. We'll be staying at the 11th Avenue Inn the next time we are in town.

14/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Liz S.
I hesitated to write this review because I kind of wanted to keep it a secret... But that is selfish. This is the first bnb I had ever been to. My partner and I took a onenight trip down to Seattle from Vancouver, mid-week in February. The off season rates are quite good. I think we paid around $100. Free parking, free wifi, free gourmet breakfast. Any of the "real hotels" in Seattle will charge you all kinds of crazy add-ons for these things. I also really liked David's personal list of great restaurants in the area. The location can't be beat. You can easily walk downtown in about 25 minutes, not to mention all the fantastic restaurants nearby.

I would definitely stay here again!

23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Karen W.
Stay here when you go to Seattle! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! The location is prime, it's a great area with cool things to do around and it's not really touristy. It's more of a cool area that locals go to. And the breakfast i had everyday I was here was just delicious. Can't go wrong with huevos rancheros or walnut oatmeal pancakes.

07/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Janice s.
This was possibly the best bed and breakfast I have ever experienced.  Although not the most luxurious, everything was so well planned and thought out.  We stayed in three different rooms because we were there for a week (in the middle of October) and there was not one room available for the whole week.  They facilitated the transfers from room to room easily.  The beds were all quite comfortable, and the rooms were pleasant and very clean.  Although it was an old house, everything was well maintained and functional.  

The breakfasts were cooked specially for you as you arrived in the dining room in the morning, and they were quite varied.  Pumpkin pancakes and sausage, omelets, and cranberry and walnut pancakes are some examples.  There was always plenty of yogurt and toppings that you could take yourself, and being Seattle, there was always fine coffee and decaf available.  The cook would ask daily if there were any ingredients that you would prefer to have left out of your serving.  One thing that I should have been more careful about was the snacks that were always available: biscotti, mixed nuts and chocolates.  It was very easy to overindulge.

The owner, David Williams, lives next door, and he is around part of every day.  He is always glad to help guests with travel ideas, and he is always concerned that everything is going smoothly.

There is free parking, but we didn't have a car...we walked and took the bus.  The location was close to downtown and the bus stop was less than a block away.

I hardly write reviews, but after staying at 11th Avenue Bed and Breakfast for a week, I felt compelled to do something to thank David for a wonderful stay.  I highly recommend this bed and breakfast!

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Caryn M.
If you are one of those laid back, fun to be around kind of people heading off to  Seattle, and, centering most of your activities in and around downtown...stay here. Seriously. Stop looking, there is no need! David, the proprietor of this Inn, could teach other companies the meaning of great customer service. He is a wonderful host! He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and well taken care of, and, his Inn is so cozy, clean and inviting that you feel like you are at home! I loved the thoughtful little touches of having chocolates and nuts in a bowl if you are craving a sweet or salty snack, hot water and tea that you can get to 24/7 in the dining room, a computer room with internet access along with a rack stocked with travel brochures and a living room where you can sit and read or sip a glass of wine. We also felt so pampered to walk down the stairs to enjoy a leisurely, hot breakfast every morning where you can also get to know the other guests! But the best part? We slept so well! The little heater kept our cozy third floor room at a perfect temperature. And, David actually bought extra padding for the bed the second night since I told him we really preferred a softer mattress! I've seriously never experienced hospitality like that, and doubt I will ever again unless we plan a trip back to this wonderful place.  Oh, and note that having a car is optional! You can really get to a lot of places from the Inn without one, and David is more then willing to provide lots of recommendations of places to go. We took a ferry out to Bainbridge Island one day and loved the views of downtown Seattle from the water. Overall it was such a fun trip and we felt so lucky that we found the perfect place to stay.

21/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Josh B.
This is going to be a wierd review: I didn't stay there.  So this is actually a review of his cancellation policy.

I had to cancel my reservation due to my meeting moving to Tacoma.  David was gracious about the cancellation, and refunded my deposit even though he wasn't required to.

I hope to stay there next time!

28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Michelle R.
Excellent stay!!

If you want to be literally in the heart of the City, this location may not be for you, as its about a 1/2 hour walk to Pike Place or to the Space Needle, or a 15 minute drive.   But considering how expensive Seattle is to park (as much as $40 a day), you can walk or take the bus ($2.25) or a taxi ($7)  to get to the touristy spots like Pike Place or the Space Needle.

We stayed on the third floor in the Garnet Room, which I highly recommend unless you can't walk a lot of stairs.  The room has a lot of natural sunlight, plenty of storage area for our belongings, and plenty of room to spread out.  The plus is there's no one above us, so it was definitely quiet!  My only minus is the tv in the room is tiny (my computer monitor at home is bigger) and its antenna tv, not cable, so its hit or miss if the station comes in.  The Inn does have DVD's in the library, but I had no idea where to get the DVD player.  

The Inn provided a portable air conditioning unit and fans in the Garnet room, but quite honestly, it never got hot enough to use.  The room did get a little stuffy but we opened the sky light panels, and the crack of air plus the fan gave the room ample circulation.  

The Garnet room had a nice deep, whirlbath (jacuzzi style) tub which was wonderful to soak after a long day of being a tourist.  There's very little street traffic at night, and even with the windows opened, it was quiet.

Every morning, breakfast was served between 7:30-9:30.  Even though the table was set for 10 people, we never seemed to have any problem sharing breakfast with the entire house.  

The breakfasts weren't extremly "gourmet" compared to many B+B's I've stayed at, but the food was hearty, and sufficient to get us through the day, such as french toast, huevos ranchero (with scramble egg instead of fried), blueberry pancakes with sausage, and a herb scramble with rosemary toast.  Plenty of coffee or tea, and a side board with yogurt and granola toppings.  

Other perks included free use of the computer and printer, plenty of little snacks throughout the house, like nuts, candies, biscottis, and a fridge to store food or drinks, if needed.  There was coffee and tea available all day, and fresh fruit.  Again, nothing really extravagant, but sufficient to make our stay pleasant.

There's parking in the back for 4 or 5 cars, and an overflow next door in the green house lot, plus street parking if needed.

If I had to give it a negative feedback, it may be the lack of interaction the staff has with the guests.  But, some people tend to like not having to see the staff, but they did provide a number for us to call if we needed anything, anytime.

The staff also accommodated our early flight, and had breakfast for us at 7:30 prompt, so we could be out the door at 7:45.

For the price we paid ($159/ night) and a quiet location, its a very good deal and I'd gladly recommend this place.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Brooke W.
This place is amazing!! If you want something different from a traditional hotel then this is the perfect place. The service here canNOT be beat and Albert made a Fantastic breakfast. HIGHLY recommend.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Stephen S.
My girlfriend seems to have a knack for finding great bed & breakfasts, and the 11th Avenue Inn is no exception. She arranged for us to stay here during our visit to Seattle, from Saturday through Wednesday in early June, and we had a great time.

The 11th Avenue Inn is a three-story building. There's a narrow driveway on the left side leading to parking for maybe five or six cars on gravel behind the building. Additional parking is available next door where the owner, David, lives. We saw David every day, and he was very nice. When we checked in he gave us a map showing where restaurants are concentrated and described how to get to Pike Place Market. He also had a list of restaurants and cafes in the area, with his recommended ones highlighted.

We stayed in the Garnet Room, on the third floor. There's no elevator, but after checking in David offered to carry our luggage up for us. The room was very nice, with a large bed under twin skylights, a desk, and comfy chair to sit in. There's also a flat-panel television mounted next to the bathroom door, but it was broadcast TV only, no cable channels, and was very small. I did spot a rack of DVDs downstairs, but am not sure how you'd go about playing them.

There's a portable air-conditioning unit in the window, which worked well, but prevented the blinds from being lowered all the way. We used the AC only for a short time to cool the room down quickly, then opened up the skylights and turned on the fan above the bed. Although the skylights bring in a lot of natural light, in the morning birds like to land on the roof and walk over and around them, which we definitely heard.

The wash basin and mirror are located in front of the bed, outside the bathroom. The bathroom has a deep whirlpool tub with shower, toilet, and adequate heater built into the wall. The Inn provided a bar of soap for the wash basin, mineral bath, shampoo, condition, and make-up remover pads, but no shower gel. The whirlpool tub was really nice, big enough for two ;-) but some of the jets weren't working.

We found one of those sleep sound machines in the desk drawer, and used it every night to go to sleep to the sound of ocean waves, rainfall, a babbling brook, etc.

Breakfast was served from 7:30 to 9:30 every day, and was very good to excellent. The herb omelet and rosemary toast on the first day was least impressive, but this was followed by much better blueberry pancakes with sausage links and fresh fruit, heuvos rancheros, and French toast with sliced bananas and bacon. There's also yogurt, including soy yogurt for those who are lactose-intolerant, and dried fruit, granola, and nuts. Coffee and orange juice were served, and there's hot water and a good variety of tea bags as well.

Each day we were asked if we'd like the meal served as described. My girlfriend doesn't like blueberries, so this gave her the chance to ask the chef to omit them from her pancakes.

We needed to leave early on our last day in Seattle, so the Inn had breakfasts in brown paper bags waiting for us in the refrigerator. It turned out we had a little more time than we thought, so we were able to enjoy the wonderful French toast that was served that day, but it was very nice of them to pack breakfasts for us to take along to the airport.

Large thermoses with coffee and hot water, tea bags, hot-chocolate mix, packets of instant oatmeal, and a bowl of fresh fruit were available in the dining room all day. In neighboring rooms there were dishes of Dove and Hershey's chocolates, and other dishes with mixed nuts and pistachios for you to snack on. Oh, and a basket of Nonni's biscotti, too!

There's a very nice living room with large windows facing 11th Avenue where you can sit and enjoy coffee or tea and a snack in the afternoon. A small "business center" next to the dining room has a computer and printer, which we used to print our boarding passes the night before we left Seattle. There are also lots of brochures describing things to do in Seattle, as well as a collection of board games.

The 11th Avenue Inn is in a really good location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, far enough away from traffic and noise, but with plenty of places to eat within easy walking distance. Walking a few blocks to the south brings you to Pine Street and Pike Street, where there are lots of bars, cafes, clubs, and restaurants.

One day we followed Pike Street all the way to the famous Pike Place Market, which took about half an hour. From there we walked over to the Space Needle, and then back to the Inn, stopping at Pacific Place mall to do some shopping on the way. Buses and taxis are also available, but I think walking gave us a chance to experience the city in a different way.

I really enjoyed staying at the 11th Avenue Inn. It's one of the best B&Bs I've stayed at, and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Seattle.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. marie b.
Super stay!   We had the Garnet Room with the jetted tub.  So recommend this room if you a bath person like I am.  Don't recommend this room if you have mobility issues, as it's up a few flights of narrow, steep stairs.  The B&B is very clean, and our room very spacious and comfortable.  

The breakfasts are amazing!  Expertly made and delicious.  They say it isn't  "gourmet," but you could have fooled me.  Better than most restaurant breakfasts.   There was granola and yogurt too.  Around the house there was lots of snacks:  nuts, biscotti, fruit, chocolates,  oatmeal, tea, coffee.  No need to go hungry!

The B&B is conveniently located in the Capitol Hill area, so lots of bars, cafes, restaurants,  stores.  So walkable.   Lots of bus lines close by, the light rail, etc.  We walked down hill to Pioneer square and Pikes.  Took about half an hour, walking leisurely.

I travel to Seattle a few times per year, and now I have a favorite place to stay.   No need to go to a boring hotel when I can stay here!

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Martin S.
Short: Had the pleasure of staying here Nov 2014. Very clean, very quiet, definitely a good deal, and yet very close to the down town conference center! I will certainly try and book here again for the 2015 Fall conference!

Longer: The owner, Dave, was very helpful, and as I was (almost) a first time visitor to Seattle, having not visited in decades, he kindly gave me a run down of the local amenities and bus system, which was extremely helpful. I especially liked how quiet the inn is, located on a calm street away from the hustle and bustle fo the city - when you are in a day long conference with 7 thousand noisy people, you just need somewhere to recover! I found the room to be tip top tidy and clean - in fact, much cleaner than many expensive hotels I've been to costing twice as much. Finally, my travel plans changed a bit due to weather conditions, so I very much appreciated that Dave was flexible with the check-in time.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Klaudia M.
I've been away from the inn for about an hour and I already miss it. From Saturday afternoon to earlier today my stay there was like a home away from home. Dave, the owner, was so helpful and sweet. Albert, the amazing cook, was just as sweet and I shall miss his food immensely.

I stayed in the Sapphire room, which was small and cozy. It was above the porch and I had beautiful view of the tree covered street which gave me a sense of utter privacy. The whole place fits the definition of charming. To me, this b&b set the bar pretty high and it ensured my future return. No more hotels for this girl, that's for certain. No complaints and just an amazing time in an already AMAZINGG city.

19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0