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Lovable and Refreshing
The Greenlake Guest house was magnificent. The personal touches the owners have instilled are great.
The food was very well prepared and was excellent. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience.
The many complimentary such as bottle water and soda very conveniently located near your room was nice. The complimentary make up removal towelets was nice. The heated bathroom floor were heaven.
The area restuarant were also great, nice service and great food.
Love the B&B -wonderful host, great rooms and food
The Greenlake Guest House is like a bit of old fashion hospitality and warmth. The rooms are lovely all have DVD players with a wonderful libray of tapes. the bathroom floor heats up in the morning/ Breakfast is wonderful and the hosts are warm friendly, caring and treat you like family. The view is wonderful.
Warm and Welcoming
Our stay at the Greenlake Guesthouse could not have been more comfortable and enjoyable. This Craftman home is simply beautiful and the owners, Blayne and Julie, were wonderful hosts. We spent seven days with them while in Seattle visiting our newest little grandson (and his parents!), giving us plenty of time to experience the first-class breakfasts and accomodations. Every breakfast started with a lovely fruit dish and we enjoyed a different entree each day. The breakfasts were delicious and ample, and the presentation was outstanding. Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, with down pillows and a featherbed. The best thing about the Greenlake Guesthouse, however, was how welcomed we felt by Blayne and Julie. They are easy to talk to and are genuinely interested in their guests. This was our first time to stay at a bed and breakfast, and the whole experience was so wonderful, we will definitly stay at the Greenlake Guesthouse on our next visit to Seattle.
It is Easy Being Green
For my maiden voyage to Seattle, this former travel industry professional and sarcastic New Yorker could not have asked for a better experience than the one my girlfriend and I encountered at the Green Lake Inn. Blayne (aka the "Innkeeper") made us feel at home throughout our 3 day 2 night visit. His breakfast was to live for, the impressive DVD collection was fun to puruse and the heated bathroom floor was a nice surprise in the morning...lol. Seriously speaking, the renovation of this grand inn was obviously undertaken with the visitor in mind- the remodeled rooms, the comfortable furnishings and amenities (jacuzzi and shower combo and in room fireplace) to the common areas.
I felt like I was in a New England town were it not for the proximity to any and all neighborhoods one would want access too. We indulged in Indian food, took a drive to the U District, shopped at the Public Market and of course drank all the coffee our hearts desired in the nearby shops. On our last morning visiting with Blayne and the Green Lakes Inn we took a beautiful walk around the lake and it was a perfect ending to a wonderful visit. Thank you!
oasis in the city
Visiting a big city like Seattle can be plaqued with traffic and tourists. I say that having been a tourist myself in many locations around the world, including Seattle. My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed the Green Lake oasis in the form of the Greenlake Guest House.
This is a residential area for the most part with a walking distance area of shops AND Green Lake itself. It's beautiful to sip coffee or tea from the living room parlor and look out on the lake. Or enjoy the 3 mile walk around the lake with all the locals as we did several times. Don't say you can't do it either, my father at 92 did it!
Our hosts were marvelous, the accomodations lovely, and the food superior. I'd stay there again any time. So much better than a sterile and formal hotel downtown, which is only 15 minutes away.
Jean from Atlanta
Absolutely loved it!
At home, we have a four year old, two beagles and a cat. Our house is anything but quiet. Since our daughters birth, we have been away only once. We were due for a weekend away. I decided to surprise my husband and took the recommendation of a friend and made reservations. Greenlake is a beautiful area and the Greenlake Guest House is an absolute must. Warm, comfortable, and inviting - one step through the front door and we were very pleased. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the view was wonderful, and the breakfast was perfect! You should go - we'll be back!
Enjoyed Green Lake Guest House
We spent a lovely night in Seattle at Green Lake Guest House! The home is very well done with antiques, wood floors, period lighting and soothing decor. One of my favorite parts of our room was the heated tile floor! The bed was a king and very comfortable with the perfect pillows. We enjoyed meeting Blayne and Julie who have remodeled the home and live in with their two boys and beagle Emma. One of the reasons we love b and b's is the home atmosphere. They were great giving directions and any info on the area we needed. My husband and I haave stayed in many b and b's and this one rates at the top! Thank you, Sharon and Zack
Hip meets homey
We enjoyed an extended stay in two of the inn's four suites for a family wedding. Our rooms were cozy and comfortable, each with its own special amenities. The Parkview offered a sweeping view of the lake and a whirlpool bath for two, and a full-length mirror THAT SUBTRACTS 10 POUNDS.
The Cascade has a fireplace, but despite a light snow one night, it didn't get cold enough to light it. It too offers a whirlpool bath.
The sit-down breakfasts here were delicious and beautifully presented. Several great restaurants (we're partial to Mona's on Latona)and coffee shops are in easy walking distance, and the Greenlake neighborhood is a leafy oasis just far enough way from the downtown bustle but still infused with the city's great energy.
Hosts Blayne & Julie are gracious, and we loved the collection of Oscar-winning DVDs -- the perfect antidote to rushing back & forth to pre- and post-wedding activities & sightseeing.
Family run B&B a delight.
Great location. Loved the area. Family run B&B a delight. Great academy awards movie selection for the cinemaphile. Wonderful atmosphere for sharing with other guests.
Feather pillows, heated bathroom floor, jacuzzi tub, gourmet breakfasts, delightful people. What more could you want? We hope to stay here whenever we are in Seattle.
Smith Tower in Pioneer Square
With Rachel, Pike Place Market's unofficial mascot
entry to Pier 50, south side. Note water taxi sign
Jillian's is west of south end of Lake Union
Bus Tour or Public Transport?
We will be staying in downtown Seattle in June this year and would like to visit the Northwest Park. Can we get a Bus Tour to take us there or public transport or will we have to hire a car? I believe its about 40 miles south.
So looking forward to visiting this beautiful city.
Re: Bus Tour or Public Transport?
Northwest Park? Do you mean Olympic National Park?
If so, then you'll likely need to rent a car for Olympic National Park. You can get to the towns around the park by bus, but not into the actual park.
Re: Bus Tour or Public Transport?
The site Ive been looking at is called Northwest Park. Its an attraction similar to a safari where there is a tram ride around the park with wildliofe in its natural habitat...buffalo, bears, wolves etc. Would this be Olympic National Park?
Re: Bus Tour or Public Transport?
I think it is called Northwest Trek, which is in about the location you describe. It's a nice wildlife park. I don't know of any organized tours or public transport that would get you there, so it would be worthwhile renting a car, and you could see other things along the way.