Find Our Bed and Breakfast near Downtown Seattle

9 Cranes Inn, our boutique hotel in north Seattle, WA, is on a quiet street, yet it is in walking distance to restaurants, shops, the Woodland Park Zoo. We’re on Phinney Ridge, convenient to the Seattle neighborhoods of Wallingford and Greenwood, just north of Fremont, on the eastern edge of Ballard, and to the west of Green Lake.

Parking is free and usually plentiful on the street in front of the inn. You can catch a bus just two blocks away and reach Seattle Center or Downtown in minutes.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 47.670944 Longitude: -122.356845


How to Get to 9 Cranes Inn:

Highway I-5 from the South (from SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle): [Read Details…]

  • EXIT 169 toward NE 50th Street
  • Take a left at NE 50th St. (it immediately becomes N. 50th St.)
  • Drive 1.2 miles to traffic light at Phinney Ave. North
  • Go right on Phinney Ave. N. for .4 miles
  • Take a left onto N. 58th Street
  • Second left is Palatine Ave. N. – We’re at 5717
  • Green house with white trim and red door is 9 Cranes Inn – on the right

Highway I-5 driving from the North: [Read Details…]

  • Right exit to N. 85th Street. (EXIT 172)
  • Use the N. 85th Street ramp toward Aurora Ave.
  • Take a slight right onto N. 85th Street
  • After .6 miles, take a left onto Aurora Ave. N./WA-99 S.
  • Travel 1.3 miles then take a right onto N. 59th Street
  • Drive up hill for .3 miles; at 7-11 store, turn left onto Phinney Ave. N.
  • Immediately take a right onto N. 58th Street
  • Palatine Ave. N. is the second left – We’re at 5717
  • Green house with white trim and red door is 9 Cranes Inn – on the right

Public Transportation – Light Rail & Bus from Seattle (airport and downtown): [Read Details…]

  • From Seatac Airport: Light rail to Westlake station, then walk .2 miles to 3rd Ave. and Pine Street
  • Board the #5 bus to Shoreline or Northgate. It runs every 15 minutes
  • Disembark at N 58th Street (one stop past the official Woodland Park Zoo stop – ask the bus driver)
  • Use crosswalk to cross Phinney Avenue North and go straight down N. 58th Street for two blocks; take a left on Palatine, the inn is the second house on the right.
  • For extremely detailed instructions on how to do this, see our blog post here.

From Amtrak Station at King Street Center: [Read Details…]

  • Board the #7 bus north to 3rd Ave. and Pike Street
  • Get off bus and go .1 mile NW to catch the #5  at 3rd Ave. and Pine Street (see above)

From Downtown: [Read Details…]

  • Catch the #5 bus at 3rd Ave. and Pine Street (see endpoint info above).


Contact Information:

9 Cranes Inn
5717 Palatine Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103-5826
Phone: (206) 855-5222