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Merrill Gardens at Burien

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15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

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Merrill Gardens, a very good place to live
I chose Merrill Gardens because I checked several other places and it was by far the best. I have a 2 bedroom and it is very large. I have seen the 1 bedrooms and studios and they seem to be a good size as well. There is social hours in Fridays and they have other socials in between, so th

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Merrill Gardens at Burien

In the heart of Burien, you’ll stumble upon this robust retirement community designed to enable residents to live freely and happily. The brick exterior suits the wood-paneled interior to provide an elegant, comforting atmosphere. The prime location neighbors the city’s hot spots, so residents can easily find anything they’re looking for within reach. Residents can stroll the lovely park, discover new works at the library, do some shopping, or dine at the local restaurants. And just a 20-minute drive from Seattle, residents don’t have to worry about being too far from the city’s worldly attractions.

This astonishing community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a family-owned company dedicated to providing freedom and flexibility in retirement. You’ve spent your life building friendships, pursuing hobbies, and accomplishing great things — come live in a community that helps you maintain that. Merrill Gardens at Burien offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to help accommodate unique lifestyles.

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This community does its best to make each resident feel safe and cared for. They provide 24-hour staffing and a resident call system to always help ensure security. To help residents lead a worry-free, fulfilling lifestyle, the friendly...

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Amenities
at Merrill Gardens at Burien

Healthcare Services

  • Diabetic Care
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Incontinence Care
  • Memory Care

Meals & Dining

  • Anytime Dining
  • Room Service
  • Professional Chef
  • International Cuisine
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Meals Provided
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • No Sugar
  • Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Full kitchen
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Private Dining Room
  • Bar or Pub
  • Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Pet Care Available
  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

  • Central Fireplace
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • TV Lounge
  • Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
  • Main Street Shops
  • Beauty Salon
  • Computer or Media Center

Recreational areas

  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Game Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Piano or Organ

Services

  • Grocery Shopping and Errands
  • Housekeeping
  • Beautician
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Spanish

Activities

  • Gardening Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Birthday Parties
  • Community Service Programs
  • Wii Bowling
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Cooking Classes
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Holiday Parties
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Book Club
  • Trivia Games
  • Catholic Services
  • Stretching Classes
  • Live Well Programs
  • Cards / Pinochle Club
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Dances
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Art Classes
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Activities Off-site
  • Activities On-site
  • Bridge Club
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Day Trips and Outings

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for Merrill Gardens at Burien

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8.0
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5 star
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3 star
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A Place for Mom has scored Merrill Gardens at Burien with 8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 4 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Merrill Gardens at Burien has 11 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.
Overall Rating
4.1
Cleanliness
4.6
Friendliness
4.2
Care Services
4.1
Staff
5.0
Meals & Dining
4.5
Activities
4.1
Value for Cost
4.4
A Place for Mom has scored Merrill Gardens at Burien with 8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 4 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Merrill Gardens at Burien has 11 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.
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anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
September 9, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Caring staff, short staffed and remaining staff would pitch in where they could, friendly and helpful staff.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
September 15, 2022
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 9, 2022
4.0
Verified Review
tour review
Our family had an in person tour and it was not a bad experience it was really good, we just felt at the end of the day it was not the place for our loved one.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
September 12, 2022
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 2, 2022
4.5
Verified Review
tour review
Our family had an in person tour and it was a good overall tour experience but location was very important to us so ultimately this community was not going to be suitable for our loved one.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
September 7, 2022
Hi There, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
June 30, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
Tour experience
We toured with Merrill Gardens at Burien and found the facility to feel very institutional. When we walked in we got the strong odor or disinfectant and alcohol. The people were all very nice but it was not going to be a good fit.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
July 3, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We will talk with the team about the odor.
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 20, 2021
5.0
Verified Review
Merrill Gardens, a very good place to live
I chose Merrill Gardens because I checked several other places and it was by far the best. I have a 2 bedroom and it is very large. I have seen the 1 bedrooms and studios and they seem to be a good size as well. There is social hours in Fridays and they have other socials in between, so there is a lot of chance for engagement between residents. I would recommend to others looking.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
August 20, 2021
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
anonymous - Resident/client
Memory Care
July 6, 2020
5.0
Verified Review
Wondeful experience
It is excellent here. Everyone is friendly and easy to get along with, staff and residents included.. The staff are very helpful and they do a good job cleaning. They are really great. I just enjoy living here. They offer all varieties of food. I would say that the food is average but not gourmet. They offer a lot of menu options as well. I chose this community because it was relatively new and it is in an excellent location in downtown Burien with shops and restaurants in walking distance. I would very much recommend this community.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
5
Activities
4
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
March 22, 2024
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
Susan - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 9, 2018
1.0
Disappointing
My mother lived at Burien Merrill Gardens for about 9 months before she passed away in January. While the common areas and rooms are very nice and new, I found many things to be average or disappointing. The meals were average. The activities were average. The staff – other than a couple people – were disappointing (unfriendly, over-worked, aloof at times). Most disappointing, however, was the handling of my mother’s death. We did not receive any card, note, or call to express sympathy (such a simple gesture which would have meant much). We were not told they had my mother’s wedding ring for 1 week (meanwhile our funeral director was frantically trying to track it down!). And, most upsetting was that on the last day we were moving her things out of her unit (which had been paid until the end of the month), we arrived to find the new residents name on her door AND the new residents welcome package (with coupons, food, and other goodies) sitting on top of my mother’s bed! This was insensitivity at its worst! I wrote to the Burien MG and the MG Corporate Office in an attempt to find out why the handling was so horrible (and to suggest a kinder way of dealing with this situation – given they had had at least 4 deaths in a week and will surely have more to come!), but I never received a return call or letter. This tells me that it is just about the dollars – not the residents or the families. I would recommend looking into other retirement communities before Merrill Gardens.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
0.5
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
1
Activities
1
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
May 11, 2020
Thank you for reaching out regarding these concerns. We take these issues very seriously and would like to speak to you about your experience. Please email us at [removed] with your preferred contact information and we’ll reach out to you.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 25, 2018
4.0
Verified Review
Corporation is nice and the staff is friendly
I toured this facility while looking for a place for my loved one. I feel like this is a good corporation and the building itself was nice. The person who gave me the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. Even after I toured this facility, I received an email inviting me to a seminar for caregivers. I thought that was a really great thing. However, I didn’t pick this community because of the location and the cost. I would recommend other families to tour this facility.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
January 29, 2018
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
December 22, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
Brand new and very clean
This place was brand new when I took a tour. They offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It seemed to be a pretty active place. When I toured, there were people in the lobby reading and chatting with each other and it just seemed like it was the type of place where things actually happen. The marketing person that gave me the tour was very nice and was able to answer all of my questions. The cleanliness was very good and the food looked good as well. The dining room looked more like a restaurant where there was a wait staff that would take your order. Ultimately, the location was just a bit too far for our needs.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
December 29, 2017
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
October 16, 2017
4.5
Verified Review
Great, New Community
Merrill Gardens has been very positive so far for my father. The place is brand new, only 6 or 7 months old, and they work very hard to keep up the new appearance. The grounds and the inside are kept very tidy. The meals are great, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and they have plenty of activities to keep residents busy like arts, crafts, a movie theatre, and a van for off campus trips. It is also centrally located and just a five minute walk from places like the drugstore and the library. My father really likes that. I’d definitely recommend the community to others.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
October 20, 2017
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 29, 2017
4.5
Verified Review
Fabulous
This looked like a fabulous community when I toured it. The people I met were nice. This community does have some nice common areas and they seem to offer some nice activities. This community was a little more expensive than what we were looking for.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien
May 11, 2020
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.
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