Central Ballroom

The Central Ballroom originally stood at the entrance of the grand third-floor Ballroom of Shafer Baillie Mansion. It is unique among our 8 guest rooms and suites in having a side-by-side pair of queen beds, suitable for single individuals sharing a room, families, or two couples traveling together. Of course, it is perfectly well-suited to a single guest or couple as well. Both beds feature high-end Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattresses and our wonderful hand-pressed, high thread-count cotton linens. The newly-renovated private bath features a pedestal sink, a period-style tile floor with cozy in-floor heating, as well as a shower and tub combination with new subway tile surround. Included in the extensive 2009 renovations was the addition of central air conditioning for optimum summer comfort. An original stained-glass window is also found in the bath.

All the third-floor guest rooms, including the Central Ballroom, are fully carpeted for improved sound isolation between floors. Amenities include a 40” HDTV and DVD Blu-Ray player, wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, and private phone with voicemail and free local calls.

The windows of the Central Ballroom offer one of the best views in the mansion, including Elliott Bay, Queen Anne Hill, and the Olympic Mountains. There is also a winter view of the Space Needle.

The Central Ballroom is offered at the same nightly rate as the queen-size rooms on the second floor but is significantly larger, and with the flexibility of a second queen-size bed is able to accommodate up to 4 guests in great comfort. It is a perfect choice for guests able to negotiate the additional stairs.


  • 40″ HDTV and DVD/BLU-RAY/CD player
  • Telephone with voicemail and free local calls
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock – radio
  • Ethernet port with free high-speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board