We've started staying at this hotel every time we're in Seattle, since it's sister "Pineapple" hotel up the street, the Watertown, cut it's complimentary breakfast a while ago. The the rooms at the University Inn aren't quite up to the level of the Watertown's, but the lower rate includes a fairly decent cold buffet breakfast, wifi and free parking. The rooms are stylish, extremely clean and quiet. But the things that strikes me the most is the incredibly friendly staff. Honestly, all of them, from the front desk staff to the maintenance/housekeeping staff you meet in the hallways, each and every time we've stayed there.
The hotel is located in the U District, which allows easy access to the Burke Gilman trail for running or cycling, the University of Washington's beautiful campus, Lake Union and Fremont. You an also book a free shuttle to and from downtown, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Centre and I think a few other sports. Seattle's traffic can be a nightmare and parking is expensive downtown, so this is a real bonus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The University Inn. Where mod meets modern. Hip and happening, eclectic and groovy-The University Inn is a throwback to times when travelling was a supreme adventure and dazzling service came standard. Complementing our fun and funky decor are fantastically comfortable guest accommodations, award-winning organic cuisine and a location that can’t be beat. Here you’re just minutes from the University of Washington and a short drive to all Seattle has to offer: The Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront and more. We invite you do be our guest. Can you dig it? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- University Hotel Seattle
- University b&b