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Hotel Ballard vs Hotel Murano

Both hotels are praised by professional reviewers. On balance, Hotel Ballard scores marginally better than Hotel Murano. Hotel Ballard ranks #19 in Seattle with endorsements from 10 sources like Condé Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

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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Hotel Murano
8 / 10
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
From $116 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Fodor's
"Named for the Italian island where some of the world's best glass is created, this big hotel with an intimate ambience centers around exhibits by world-famous glass artists." Full review
Jetsetter
"Stunning art glass and stellar service are standouts at Tacoma's top hotel." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"In a city renowned for its glass-blowing tradition, Hotel Murano showcases glass sculpture and contemporary art in its public spaces."
Star Service
"This gleaming city center hostelry, once the Sheraton Tacoma, continues to provide the top choice here" Full review
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Choose floors 18 and above for the best views, with even-numbered rooms facing Mount Rainier and odd-numbered ones viewing the Puget Sound.
Michelin Guide
"Complementing Tacoma's arts focus, Murano is a design hotel displaying a contemporary art collection in the lobby."
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