Talk about the suite life. Set in a 1920s brick colonial, across the street from scenic Woodland Park Zoo, the Chelsea Station Inn has four 900-square-foot guestrooms with upscale touches like walk-in two-person rain showers and kitchenettes stocked with snacks. There are several outdoor spaces for lounging, including a patio, a chiminea fire pit, and a hot tub. Breakfast is delivered daily to each suite's dining room.
Penthouse-size guest rooms feature distressed hardwood floors with colorful rugs, decorative fireplaces, sleeper sofas, contemporary furnishings, and a soft, modern color palette. The luxury suites, which feel like high-end apartments, include a stocked kitchenette with an Italian gas range and a dining area.
Even travelers who are typically wary of B&Bs will love how private the suites are.
Suites feature a powder room as well as a spacious master bathroom with a stone-tiled walk-in rain shower for two.
While each suite is completely private, the Chelsea Station Inn has several shared outdoor areas, including a flower-filled, sun-dappled patio, a grill, a fire pit, and a two-person hot tub.
Each day, a tasty breakfast spread is delivered to the suites, which are also stocked with local treats. The inn also has an open pantry of snacks like cheeses, crackers, nuts, sweets, wine, beer and assorted other upscale goodies.
Chelsea Inn's round-the-clock guest pantry has wine and beer. The patio, with its views of Woodland Park, is the perfect place to enjoy your pick.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Unless you're up for a hilly 20-minute walk, there aren't really anywalkable options for food and drink.
North Seattle is a 15-minute drive from Downtown; a nearby bus line goes directly there but the easiest way to see the city from Chelsea Station Inn is by car. The B&B also offers parking for guests.
In nearby Greenwood, the main street in a residential neighborhood filled with handsome Craftsman homes, FlintCreek Cattle Co. (10-minute drive) impresses with its handsome industrial style, but it's the meat-focused menu that's made it a destination. Think lamb tartare, fennel-braised boar shoulder, and peppercorn-crusted venison loin. Another option in is Ballard, which has tons of options from super-casual to fancy. Among the closest is Delancey, a small craft pizza restaurant that was opened by a popular food blogger (Orangette) and her husband. The wood-fired crust is one of the best in town.
Phinney Ridge doesn't have much in the way of bars, but Oliver's Twist (5-minute drive) is a local favorite known for its expertly poured cocktails served alongside gourmet small plates like truffled popcorn and grilled cheese with tomato soup. The cozy, darkened space is filled with art. Beer aficionados should head over to Ballard's "Brewery District" (5-minute drive), where there were 11 breweries at last count. Reuben's and Stoup are two of the best.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Romantic, luxurious, and private--what more could you ask for in a B&B. The beloved Chelsea Station Inn, where the suites are more like elegant apartments, pampers guests with a delivered breakfast and a well-stocked pantry. Featuring several outdoor seating areas, the B&B is across the street from scenic Woodland Park, known for its zoo and beautiful rose gardens.