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University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105   |  
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Ranked #30 of 95 hotels in Seattle
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“Superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I'm not one to usually make the effort to review places on sites like these but University Inn definitely deserves high praises. Every aspect of our stay here was as amazing as we could've possibly imagined. We arrived to the hotel about 5 hours before check-in and were graciously allowed to enter into our room. Our room was so cute, we had a huge window and balcony, the beds were comfy and, a weird little side note, the soaps/lotions etc. smelled amazing! We were able to schedule rides on the free shuttle which made traveling without a car possible and stress-free. The breakfast was pretty standard continental fare. They have starbucks in the lobby 24/7 and delicious cupcakes in the afternoon. They even let us check our bags in after check-out because our flight didn't leave until the evening. The front desk was amazing, they truly went above and beyond. I'm baffled that this hotel only has a 2 star rating.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Emily C,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are happy that we exceeded your expectations! We strive to take great care of each and every one of our guests and it looks like we succeeded. We hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Spacious, comfortable room with great beds and pillows, lovely sheets. (Stayed in a Queen Deluxe) Enjoyed the fluffy big towels, Keurig coffee maker and complimentary bottled water, and breakfast. Appreciated the free parking, free wi-fi, and an umbrella in the room.

It was easy to find off the I-5 and is in a great location if you are attending a concert at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus within easy walking distance. We were impressed with the friendly, helpful staff and all-round cleanliness of the hotel. Definitely would stay there again and will recommend it to friends.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Shreddershandmind,

Thank you for your review and recommendation to friends! We always love to hear when guests enjoy our amenities. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you to the Emerald City.

Amanda Guyton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great hotel with free parking and complimentary tasty cupcakes in the afternoon. Within walking distance to everything you will need and not a bad drive down to Pike Place Market. (take the 99 as opposed to I-5)

Very friendly staff, everything was clean and the room/bed was comfortable. Nice basic complimentary breakfast in the morning.

Thanks to the staff of University Inn!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear cgasaldo,

Thank you for your review. Your pictures of the view from your room are great! I’m glad you enjoyed our Pineapple Cupcakes. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not-so-distant future.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Adorable rooms with a cool view of downtown that were well-kept. Microwave and fridge in the room was useful. Convenient location to the Ave and parking was available to hotel guests. Front desk was generally helpful, though sometimes it seemed understaffed. Breakfast was pretty basic, no hot food.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Mimi H,

Thanks for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay; it was our pleasure to take care of you. We hope to see you again next time!

Amanda Guyton
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the road
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28 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We *really* liked this hotel. We didn't quite know what to expect, having picked it for its location and good Yelp reviews. We'd have been happy with a standard sort of place. But it was much better than we expected.

What we liked:

1. Spacious room, w/ microwave and fridge. (There was a TV, but we didn't turn it on.)
2. Free wi-fi internet, seamless and pretty fast.
3. Nice breakfast bar, with bagels and cereal and fruit and other stuff - and Starbucks coffee - included in the room price.
4. Nice spacious lounge with coffee/ tea available all the time.
5. Free, adequate, parking.
6. There's a small outdoor pool, but we didn't use it.
7. Lovely location - easy walk to The Avenue, with lots of interesting student-type restaurants.
8. Reasonable price for what we got.

The bathroom wasn't quite as good.

There's no towel rail as such - the towel rack sits above the loo, and you can hang handtowels on its rail but not bath towels. The shower curtain is a single fabric curtain, and it's too long. That means (a) if it's inside the tub, as it should be for protection, it extends too far and is slippery; I nearly slipped on it. (b) Once it gets wet, you can't take it out of the tub, it touches the floor and drips. So if one person has a shower and the other wants a bath - it doesn't quite work.

Other than that, it was functional, with a washbasin outside the bathroom as well as one inside it. And a nice granite counter.

On the whole, a very nice hotel, and I'd most likely come back here. We'd messed up the reservation (our fault, not theirs) but they patiently and pleasantly sorted it out. All the staff were helpful and acted like they enjoyed what they did. The hotel's decor is Midcentury Modern, sort of 1950s and 1960s; it's bright and cheerful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear 09876,

Thanks for writing such a detailed review of University Inn! I know other viewers appreciate it. I’m glad we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the feedback concerning our bathrooms. I will be sure to take your comments into consideration for our next renovation. We hope to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to Seattle.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The lobby is pretty with bright retro furnishings and a constant supply of Starbucks coffee and excellent Tazo teas. The staff are friendly and helpful. Troy was especially welcoming. The elevator is quick. The room was quiet, spacious and the king size bed was comfortable. Bottles of water are available in the room for free (and these days this is not common). The outdoor pool is lovely. There is a free shuttle to and from the city (with reservations) and the location of the hotel itself is great. It's not downtown but only a mile or so from places worth visiting such as Fremont and Capitol hill. I look forward to staying here again. It is now my favorite place to stay in Seattle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Carmelapplepie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I’m so pleased you found our staff to be friendly and helpful; I agree – Troy is a true gem. I’m glad we are your new hotel of choice when visiting Seattle. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed a pleasant stay while visiting University of Washington. The hotel was very quiet and clean. Basic breakfast was included in self-serve area. Good location for visiting University at a reasonable rate.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Heather A,

I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for your review.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Seattle
#31 Business Hotel in Seattle
#32 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 2.5*
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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