Welcome Hotel Ballard, which just opened on the corner of Ballard Avenue NW & NW Vernon Place. Hotel Ballard is the only hotel in Ballard, believe it or not. And it's about time! May they flourish and attract even more hotels to the neighborhood. I mean, why should our friends and family have to stay all the way in Seattle when they are coming to visit us in Ballard, am I right, people? They should be able to stay right here. And now they can!