Merrill Gardens at Burien

15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

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About the community Merrill Gardens at Burien

Merrill Gardens is located in downtown Burien and offers a blend of traditional architecture and modern elements. The community has a courtyard and amphitheater, open to the public, right next door to the existing town center park.

Merrill Gardens at Burien offers a well-appointed library, theater, bistro, and lots of comfortable common areas. Each private apartment has a washer and dryer, and a full kitchen.

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care from a family owned company.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Burien

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Burien

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Specialized memory care training for staff
Massage therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Art classes

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Burien


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1-7 of 7 reviews
August 20, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
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.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

August 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything!

July 6, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client
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.

March 9, 2018
Susan - Loved one of resident/client

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.

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.

January 25, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
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.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

January 29, 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you find a senior living option that fits your needs. Please reach back out to us if we can be of any further assistance!

December 22, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

December 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review for Merrill Gardens! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about our community and the various amenities available. We hope you are able to find a location that is closer for you.

October 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

October 20, 2017

Thank you for providing us with this detailed review. We are so glad that your father is enjoying Merrill Gardens, and that you would recommend the community to others.

August 29, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review

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.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

May 11, 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you would recommend Merrill Gardens to others. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything else.

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Merrill Gardens at Burien offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Merrill Gardens at Burien has received an average review rating of 4.1 based on 7 reviews. See all reviews.

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