Built in 1931, and registered as a historical landmark, with no alterations made to the facility, the Baroness Hotel does not have fully accessible guest rooms at this time. However, we can offer a number of accessible items and features that are available to our guests.
Building Features & Policies:
- All guest room bathrooms are equipped with a grab bar in the tub. We also provide toilet seat risers, shower chairs and handheld shower heads upon request at no additional cost.
- The guest check-in/reception area is equipped with a partially lowered desk.
- Guide dogs and service animals are welcome and must accompany guests at all times.
- Staff will read printed/visual information to guests who are blind or have low vision.
- The main entrance to the Baroness has an automatic front door opener. If the front door is locked and you do not have your room key, please call the front desk at 800-283-6453 to allow you access to this entry point.
Dropoff & Parking:
- The Baroness has a 3-minute loading and unloading zone at the main entry. Ramps to access the main entry are located on the west and east ends of the building.
- The Baroness recommends the accessible self-parking options provided by Virginia Mason Hospital, at the Buck Pavilion Parking Garage (on the west end of the hospital campus). Please note The Virginia Mason Hospital Buck Pavilion Parking Garage entrance is located one city block from the Baroness Hotel main entry. It is a steep hill and if assistance is needed to return to the Inn, Virginia Mason Hospital Security will assist with a ride. Please call the front desk at 800-283-6453.
- Accessible vehicles can also utilize street parking based on their vehicle permits.
- The Baroness has a 3-minute loading/unloading zone at its main entry. Ramps to access the main entry are located on the west and east ends of the building.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of The Baroness Hotel. Please contact us directly. We try to respond to feedback within 7 business days.
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