This European-style bed and breakfast built for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition brings old-world charm to the city.. In Short A stone's throw away from University of Washington and a quick bus ride to downtown Seattle, this historic landmark draws visiting professors, scholars and bohemian travelers. Comfortable rooms come with queen-size or twin beds, a private washbasin, telephone and dresser. Shared bathrooms are accessible on each level. A relaxing communal lounge on the top floor offers complimentary continental breakfast, computer access, and free tea and coffee service throughout the day.