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Hotel Ballard vs Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown

Both hotels are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Hotel Ballard ranks slightly better than Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Area. Hotel Ballard comes in at #19 in Seattle with endorsements from 10 sources such as Zagat, Oyster and Hideaway Report.

Hotel Ballard
8 / 10
5216 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
From $187 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Zagat
"As neighborhood hotels pop up in Seattle, the fanciest one is this indulgent Ballard escape in the middle of the historic area boasting cool shops and a weekend cocktail trail."
Gayot
"Located in the center of Ballard --- arguably Seattle's most interesting neighborhood --- this boutique hotel is steps from the area'€™s thriving art scene."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Hotel Ballard has a lovely street profile, with its wrought-iron balconies blending in with the red-bricked edifices of yore." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Hotel offerings in Seattle’s outlying neighborhoods are fairly limited, making the Hotel Ballard a welcome addition to this newly revitalized district north of downtown." Full review
Not For Tourists
"As Borat would say, "Very nice!"."
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Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown
7 / 10
1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
From $96 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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DK Eyewitness
"A reputable chain hotel with well-appointed rooms and trendy boutiques. An easy walk to the Convention Center."
Star Service
"Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown competes head-to-head with its neighbor Hilton Seattle, and its rates and facilities provide a dependable address for midrange travelers here on business." Full review
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Zagat
4.0
"The "incredible views" of Seattle and "fantastic" service "exceed expectations" at this "classy" Downtown chain link boasting an "excellent location for business or sightseeing"."
Lonely Planet
"This 34-floor downtown skyscraper is more business-like than ostentatious, although a 2014 renovation has upped its ante somewhat." Full review
Gayot
"This Crowne built its local kingly reputation on its high level of service and a great location."
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