Ballard has a real neighborhood vibe so staying here is a good way to feel like a local, though it can feel a bit cut off from Downtown. There’s a good restaurant and nightlife scene in this part of town.
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Inn at El Gaucho
Inn at El Gaucho
Hollywood Rat Pack enthusiasts will want to move right in to these swank, retro-style, ultrachic suites done in dark wood with buttery leather furniture, upstairs from Belltown's beloved El Gaucho steak house and the Big Picture—a fabulous movie theater with a full bar. Rooms face Puget Sound, the city, or the hotel atrium; atrium rooms are quieter than those that face the street. Additional perks include room service from El Gaucho and in-room massages and spa services from the Hyatt's spa team.
Free parking and Wi-Fi, freshly baked cupcakes, shuttle service to Downtown and elsewhere, and creative amenities make this University District hotel a great deal. Guest rooms have big windows that let in lots of light. One of the fun features is the "Ala Cart" menu, from which you can request a rolling cart filled with games or goodies, depending on the theme; the "Art cart," for example, delights guests of all ages with art supplies, aprons, and berets. The on-site café serves breakfast and lunch, and has an espresso bar.
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