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Gaslight Inn in Seattle, WA

Gaslight Inn in Seattle, WA

Specialties

The Gaslight Inn, a bed and breakfast in Seattle, is conveniently located on Capitol Hill which is the city's most exciting neighborhood that also happens to be closest to the center of the city and only about 20 minutes north from the airport.

The Gaslight Inn's interior is appointed in exacting detail, with strikingly rich, dark colors, oak paneling, and an enormous entryway and staircase. The comfortable and unique guestrooms are furnished with quality double or queen-sized beds, refrigerator and television. Many rooms in our bed and breakfast feature private baths and some also have decks with fabulous views or fireplaces. The living room, with its large oak fireplace, is always an inviting room, as is the library.

History

Established in 1980.

The Gaslight Inn is a restored and beautifully maintained American Craftsman. A large home with eight guestrooms, it is located on Capitol Hill, blocks away from its many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and stores. Always warm and welcoming, the comfortable and unique guest rooms are furnished with quality double or queen-sized beds, refrigerators and televisions. The living room, with its large oak fireplace, is always an inviting room, as is the library. Over the years, we've collected many unique, beautiful things -- a mix of modern and traditional, art and objects.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.69

Address: 1727 15th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
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Comments (26):

1. Robin V.
This was my first stay at the Gaslight Inn. I stayed three days and was offered a complimentary upgrade in my room.  I stayed in 106 with a sweeping view of the Seattle downtown skyline, the Space Needle and Elliot Bay. Parking was a little bit of a challenge, but I was always able to find a spot within a block.  It is all 2 hour parking from 7am-6pm. The inn keepers have a limited number of "2 Hour Zone exemption" passes that you can place on your car dash so you don't need to move during the day if you are exploring on foot. Steve, Trevor, and Bennett were all vey accommodating and readily available if I wanted them, but very respectful of my privacy at the same time.  They gave me the privacy of a hotel stay, but with the amazing comfort of a well-appointed home.  They have collected a beautiful collection of Northwest art including native northwest tribal art and beautiful blown glass pieces. Rooms have a masculine, northwest feel to them with comfortable furnishings.  The Inn is immaculate in it's cleanliness.  I, too, experienced varying water temperature in the shower, but that was the only concern I noted. The free wi-fi worked great for me. I didn't spend much time in the common rooms as I was attending training during the day and studying at night, but the rooms were warm and inviting with a perpetual fire in the fireplace. (My stay was in February) The smell of warm scones and butter with an excellent brew of coffee was a great start to each morning.

14/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Meredith M.
If you're looking for a great B&B while you're in Seattle, this is the place! The house is beautiful, well decorated, and very clean. We had a room on the 3rd floor with the best view of downtown Seattle anyone could ever ask for! The homemade croissants were absolutely delicious, too. We will stay again, hopefully soon!

05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Candice S.
This was my first stay at the Gaslight Inn, and I couldn't have been happier to find such a great little place.  I had been staying in a hotel downtown and wasn't a fan of the area, so I thought I'd give this B&B a try.  I loved the area, great location in a quiet neighborhood.  The best part is it's short walking distance to all of the fun nightlife and shopping in Capitol Hill and public transportation nearby.  My room was small (it was a one guest room), which was fine for me. It had plenty of room and a cozy feel.  Bathroom was also on the small side, but seemed very clean.   I loved the public den area with fireplace burning at night and the free croissants for breakfast! Also, if you visit during the warmer months, there is a great pool and patio out back. The owners and staff are very helpful and have great recommendations for things to do in the area.  Free WiFi was a major bonus and worked great.

14/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Bruce M.
The Gaslight Inn is a real favourite of mine.  I've been staying with them for more than 20 years and always come away impressed.  The rooms are very comfortable, the service is top notch and I really enjoy the breakfasts each morning.  I always recommend that people going to Seattle stay at the Gaslight Inn.  I love it!

08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Jeff W.
Perfect location, comfortable room, friendly atmosphere for a reasonable price - what more can you ask for? We enjoyed our weekend in Seattle... and were so busy seeing the sights, our only regret was that we didn't get to spend a little more time at the B&B. On a crisp fall weekend, it was so wonderful to walk in the door and have a fire going in the fireplace. Staff was super friendly, helpful - and if we go back, you bet we are staying at the Gaslight Inn.

10/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Scott A.
The Gaslight was terrific.  We were in Seattle for two nights and stayed in room 105.  Their website gives detailed descriptions of each room giving you the ability to choose exactly what you want.  

I was a little afraid of the only other Yelp review for this Inn but I decided to go for it anyway.  Although combining the review from below with what seem to be some finger wagging instructions on their website, I was still a bit cautious.

Our room was large and well appointed.  We had a small patio that looked back at downtown and we could see the top of the Space Needle.  It was cold outside but the room was kept warm by a radiator.  The bathroom was a little on the small side, especially the shower and I was thankful to have lost weight in the last year.

The home is very nice and they have a good collection of arts and crafts furniture.  They had some good guide books and reading materials.  We didn't spend much time in the public areas but it's always welcoming to come back to beautiful surroundings.  

We were met by one of the owners who gave us a hearty welcome and got out a map and showed us just enough places and gave just enough of an orientation to get us started.  

They offer a tasty continental breakfast (hooray for the little scones) and though not available in December what looked to be a lovely pool.

The Gaslight is convenient to many Capitol Hill restaurants and shops on 15th, Broadway, Pine and Pike (walking distance) as well as a short hike to downtown shopping, the Pike Place Market etc.  

Would stay again - recommended.

18/12/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Dave R.
This is a great, cozy place right on Capitol Hill. The interior is great and the owners are very helpful, welcoming and easygoing. We stayed in room 102 for the first night and switched to 105 for the second and the third night. I'm still giving 5 stars, because 102 is just beautiful, but 102 had an incredibly creaky bed and looked a little less cozy than 102. 105 looks better on the website, but my advice is to go for 102.

The breakfast is small but yummy and makes for a nice start of the day. Coffee is good, too. Plus, it's about a 10 minute walk to Broadway, which is not such a bad thing, either.

20/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Ryan D.
This trip was especially important, as it was my honeymoon. We were starting off in Seattle for the first time, with high hopes and no idea what the city would be like. Trevor met us after a long drive up from California, and we were immediately welcomed with a smile. He gave us everything we needed. I had called ahead and arranged for some wine and strawberries to be placed in the room, and they put a GREAT bottle of wine and both strawberries and blueberries. It was romantic, roomy, quaint, and most of all, comfortable. The internet worked fine for me.

The only issues I had (minor ones):
-Parking was an issue, as there is a two hour time limit on weekdays.
-The water heater must have been malfunctioning, as the shower was never at a constant heat.
-Until we figured out the bus system, everything was still quite a hike from this space.

Truly spectacular views, people, and fun!

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Cynthia R.
Absolutely loved it! The Inn Keepers were so nice and helpful too!

09/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Morgan M.
I stayed at the Gaslight over the weekend of Aug.27-30 and I was very pleased.  It is a beautiful well kept house in a safe and charming neighborhood, very close to lots of great restaurants. You can't find a better price on such a nice room that is only a 15 minute walk down the hill to Pike's Place! The inn keeper was super nice and took the time to look over a map with me and mark where all the good restaurants and bars were.  He was always available to offer directions or help with any questions.  

The rooms were very clean and some have incredible views of the Space Needle and Mount Rainer. I  stayed in a room with a separate bathroom down the hall but it was really no problem, it was private clean and just around the corner.  I had no problems with the internet service, I used it every day and it seemed to work fine.  

The two best things about this place are the beautiful backyard with private pool and the breakfast.  The breakfast was amazing! There were homemade hot out of the oven croissants with homemade jam and great coffee every morning. I would definitely stay here again! Thanks for making my first trip to Seattle an amazing experience!

26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Dan H.
If the location doesn't win you over, then the owners Tevor & Bennett will.  It is a truly amazing place, beautifully appointed.  The breakfast is a nice way to get your day started (with great coffee - no need to run out for the first cup of the day).  Guests were from Boston and Brazil, among other places, while I visited.  Wi-fi worked well.  Most important, if you're looking for a place to feel at home while exploring Seattle, put this at the top of your list.  You will not be disappointed.

20/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Paul R.
We've been staying at the Gaslight Inn for many years. (Sounds like we never leave.) We attend Seattle Opera and so we visit 5 times a year . Recently we spent 9 nights for the Seattle Ring.

Trevor and Bennett, the owners and inn keepers, are always great hosts and make sure all the guests are welcomed and accommodated.

The house is very well maintained. The glass-art collection is superb. Capitol hill shops and restaurants are just down the street. It's a treat to stay there.

I'm not much of a reviewer, so suffice to say that if you are looking for a bed and breakfast in a great neighborhood of Seattle you will absolutely be delighted with the Gaslight.

07/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. mistylu p.
My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Gaslight Inn.  The house is so unique and rustic, and the interior decoration is cozy and cabin-like.  The neighborhood is in a great/hip area with lots of nice restaurants around, and just a 5-10 minute bus ride from downtown.

Bennett, the owner, is so funny, nice and helpful.  One hot day, he kept the pool open late so we could take a nice evening dip.  We stayed in room 106 which is the room with the best view - overlooking the Seattle skyline, Needle and Olympic mountains; and the bed was comfortable (pillows a little hard).  The down side was our bathroom being one floor below, but fine for the price.

I loved how there are so many sittings areas in the B&B to relax with a book/coffee/glass of wine.  One morning we took our breakfast up to the deck and it was so nice.  Their croissants are amazing (whether they bake them or not), and scones with jam are yummy.  

The reason I'm leaving off 1 star is because it would have been a little nice to have someone be easily accessible to ask questions.  When I would look for a B&B staffer, I didn't know where exactly they'd be and would have to knock on the office (I don't think the doorbell on it worked) door or kitchen door.  Luckily I'm a pretty persistent person and not afraid of bothering people.  In this case, Gaslight is more suitable for the independent traveler.  Those types, as myself, can figure it out no matter what, and plan ahead.

I highly recommend Gaslight for those who are looking for a comfortable yet unique place to rest their head.

12/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Terry P.
The Gaslight is quickly becoming my home away from home.  Bennett and Stephen are amazing folks.  The Inn is comfy and every detail is impeccable.  I enjoy staying here when I am in Seattle and feel like family in this comfortable and wonderful place.  Thanks!

15/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. DeathandFood H.
Stayed again this year on a visit back to Seattle. The place was just as charming as ever, the host just as quirky and sweet as ever. They were doing a 20 percent discount and we got the best room in the place for only 120 a night. It was a suite with a living area with fireplace and a bedroom as well as attached bath. One thing I had forgotten about this place is there are no tubs at all which would have been lovely the cold seattle rain. The continential breakfast was great as usual and I loved coming back to the warm Inn with the fireplaces and all the great art downstairs in the two drawing rooms.

One thing that hasn't change and has even gotten worse is the internet service. If you must have internet service either set your cell phone up as a server or go to the near by coffee shop because you will not be able to access theirs.

this is still my go to place in Seattle especially when my spouse's company is paying the tab.

13/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Dan L.
I booked the Gaslight Inn last minute and then only for one night. I added a second night immediately after arriving. The host was gracious and inviting and the perfect level of helpful - happy to answer any questions, but completely respectful of my wishes. The Inn is gorgeous and well appointed. It's also the perfect location - just a short walk to all kinds of food or entertainment. The bus line is also handy.

The Gaslight Inn will be my first choice for any future visits to Seattle.

03/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Marybeth C.
What a charming place. I stayed here for my birthday last summer (2012) and am so glad I did. While I live in Seattle, I wanted to "get away" for a night without having to actually travel. Staying at the Gaslight Inn was the perfect choice. Instantly felt welcomed, loved the decor, and adored our bedroom. The owner is a great guy, fun to talk to, and has a pretty cute cat! I do hope to return some day, it's a fun place to stay, inexpensive for the extra comforts, and right in central capitol hill. Great place!

01/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Andrew D.
I stayed here for 2 nights with my girlfriend over this past weekend and cannot praise this place enough. Aside from being beautifully and tastefully decorated and prime Capitol Hill location, the customer service here is beyond anything i would have anticipated. Bennett is a true gentleman with genuine concern for the well being and contentment of his guests. A light and delicious complimentary breakfast is served daily and for those unfamiliar with the area, he will be more than happy to sit with you and explain the prime spots for food, shopping, drinking, dancing etc. Still, what really blew me away and what will keep me coming back here whenever i am in Seattle is how comfortable you are made to feel staying there. After checking out at 10:30 on the day of our trip back home, we learned that our flight would be delayed by 5 hours. When Bennett discovered this he insisted that we spend the next 5 hours there in our room. Our room that we had already checked out of.

Stay here if you appreciate beautiful decor, prime location and unprecedented customer service. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

19/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Amy D.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!  If you find yourself going to Seattle, STAY HERE!  Bennett, the innkeeper, is just as awesome as the other reviews say.  He remembers everyone's name, gives great suggestions on what to do, likes to hear your stories and best of all - if he's still there and awake when you come back for the evening he says "Welcome home".  Love.

We had the best room in the house.  106.  It's a steal.  $138/night gets you a fabulous...FAB-U-LOUS...view of all of downtown and when you sit on the bed the Space Needle is in the center of the window.  The only draw back is since it's on the top floor, the bathroom in on the next level down.  It is completely reserved for room 106...but a very small inconvenience for the view and great room (there is a sink in the room, which is nice).

He makes the pastries in the morning...a very simple breakfast but so delicious.  

The walk into downtown is an easy one.  The inn is just up the hill, east of downtown.  There's also a bus line that goes right in front of the house if you'd rather ride down or back up. Lots of great little cafe's and coffee shops in the neighborhood to check out.   I will stay here any time I'm in Seattle, hands down.

08/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. catherine b.
I stayed here for three nights recently while I was in Seattle for a conference. It was everything I could have hoped for -- elegant, cosy, and unique, less expensive than the dismal "conference hotel" that everyone else stayed in, friendly, and simply GORGEOUS interior decoration. Location was very convenient, continental breakfast was simple but fresh and tasty, and the whole atmosphere was lovely.

The only bummer is the "no kids" rule, which I understand, but since I'm five months pregnant I doubt I'll be able to come back anytime soon. :( Still, I would recommend it to anyone who needs to stay in downtown Seattle -- and maybe my husband and I will be able to take a quick getaway on our own and stay there sometime! We can always leave the little one with grandma for a few days, right?

24/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Joy S.
My friend and I stayed at the Gaslight Inn for 3 nights on our first trip to Seattle, and we absolutely LOVED it! Neither of us had stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but this was conveniently located around the corner from our friend's apartment.

All the employees at the inn (and the guests too, for that matter) were extremely friendly and pleasant. Our room was on the third floor and our private bathroom was on the second floor, but that didn't bother us at all. Both were clean and comfortable, and we slept soundly since it's a quiet place at night. For breakfast each morning we had fresh coffee and orange juice, yogurt, fruit, coffee cake, freshly baked croissants and an assortment of cheeses. The strawberry preserves they put out reminded me very much of my late great grandmother's homemade preserves, so that was actually my favorite part! We had a great start to every day thanks to these meals.

Finally, their location in Capitol Hill is walkable to many highly rated bars and restaurants, so it's extremely convenient. The check-in and check-out process took all of 5 minutes and everyone is very helpful, so I highly recommend Gaslight Inn! Thanks so much for a great stay!

17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Guillermo M.
Decent stay overall. We arrived late and left early so what needed to be there was there and the owner was kind to change our reservation after our travel plans changed.

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Lisa R.
Without a doubt I would recommend this B&B. The house is beautiful and charming, staff extremely friendly and location is walkable to most places in the city (granted we put on some major miles). The pool and patio add an extra bonus for some time relaxing. Most importantly, you can't beat the price. I will be staying here every time I go to Seattle, no question about it! Perfect stay!

14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Robert L.
What a wonderful treat this place was!  Handy to great restaurants and public transport to the city.  Bennett goes out of his way to make sure guests have all they need and everything is right in their room.  A friend that had stayed here recommended it and looking at it online it looked really nice.  When I called to discuss the rooms, a lovely lady called Linda, I recall told me all about the place and was so helpful.  I arrived outside of the normal "check in" time but Bennett accommodated me by putting the key in a special place so I could find it and was actually there when I did finally arrive.  The room was beautiful.  Clean and comfortable with a very comfortable bed.  The WiFi was not the best but workable.  Views toward the city and a small balcony overlooking the pool area was also part of the room.  The decor and accessories were warm and inviting.  I was told by my friend not to miss the freshly homemade scones served for breakfast.  There was also different fruits, fresh coffee, an assortment of teas and condiments and the daily newspapers.  A great start for the day.  I was a bit cold on the first night and the second night, I arrived back at the inn after being in cold and rain all afternoon for a Seahawks football game.  I asked Bennett if he had any area heaters to boost the heat in the room.  He did not but said he'd check with a neighbor and came up with one within 30 minutes.  I felt a cold coming on and was probably feverish but SO appreciative of his efforts.   I cannot wait to stay there again and would recommend this place to anyone without hesitation.

09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Cassondra C.
I admit to being party doubtful given the many negative reviews partially read, I can say after 3 nights stay that many of these are in my view unjustified.There are two restaurants and a cafe, the staff always friendly and helpful. Position at the beginning of the financial area, living and dynamic day, clearly less busy night, no particular security problem to walk until at least 24, as in all big cities just common sense. Parking maybe a little pricey but you know is valet valet The only real flaw in my WiFi to pay about $ 10 / day. For the rest a good choice !

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Courtney S.
Beautifully and tastefully decorated (Chiluly glass decor everywhere!), quiet, located in a great neighborhood that's easy to get from downtown and back via bus, clean facilities... and, if you're lucky enough to book the room that my boyfriend arranged for us, a panoramic view of the downtown Seattle skyline!

One thing I very much recommend is that, if you do stay here, walk around Capitol Hill first for dining and drinks before you start heading downtown - I wish we had thought of doing that. Tavern Law is just a 10 minute walk away and a great place for drinks, then feel free to mosey on over to Barrio or some of the other neat places we passed along the way.

And, if you're lucky, you get to meet the innkeeper's sweet little orange tabby cat =^.^=

19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0