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3.5
#84 of 111 hotels in Seattle
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Cleanliness
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Value
3.3
Our historic 1930s Art Deco digs, just a ten-minute stroll to UW’s campus, sits proudly in Seattle’s University District. Purple pride runs deep in the lush lobby, inviting Huskies past and present. Over 36 feet of plaidly clad sofas ease up to a communal coffee table warmly perched fireside. An installation of seashell mobiles dances above, an amped up wall invites conversation and jewel toned rooms wink at our storied past. High above, our scenic rooftop bar serves up hues and mountain views of the inspired landscape.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Art Deco Style
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Graduate Seattle garners mixed reactions from guests, with some charmed by its stylish, Art Deco-inspired interiors and the scenic views from its rooftop bar, while others find the rooms lacking in upkeep and the décor a bit dreary. The hotel's location is celebrated for its proximity to the University of Washington and public transit, even as concerns about neighborhood safety are mentioned. Service experiences are inconsistent, ranging from commendations of the staff's friendliness to frustrations over disorganization. Despite the hotel's commitment to cleanliness, travelers often question the value, citing overpricing and additional fees.
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Eclectic
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Expensive
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Inconsistent
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Kadi wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was here for 3 nights for a work-related trip.

The hotel is very clean and tidy and the provided toiletries are of a great quality. They don’t have a service elevator though so if you’re there during the day, you’ll often have housekeeping riding with you with huge racks of laundry or cleaning things. They were always very polite and friendly so it wasn’t a problem.

There is a gym, but it is very tiny (2 treadmills, 1 cross trainer, 1 stationary bike and some free weights) - it was clean and well air conditioned though, and they had towels so it did it’s job!

The rooms were generally nice: my standard room had a couch, a desk and a great view. No food or room service though, and the water bottles in the room are not complimentary - they’re $5 / each.

There were a couple of issues with our group: they do laundry, so one of my colleagues handed in a shirt to be washed on Monday morning (it was meant to by done Monday evening). When he went to ask about it, it turned out that the person he’d handed it in to had misplaced it. He finally got it back on Thursday evening! Thankfully our formal dinner was on Thursday so it still worked out, but it could have been a huge inconvenience since it was the only shirt he brought. They also waived the cleaning fee for the inconvenience.

The other issue happened with at least two of my colleagues: when you check in they ask for your card for a security deposit and two of my colleagues were charged for it twice for some reason. Again no harm done in this case, but it’s worth double checking your bill.

All in all it’s a great value for money, and a really good location, especially if you’re misty looking for a central place to day and not a place to hang out. Based on the issues we had though, it seems like the reception staff can be a bit disorganised.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Devon_Brandt, Manager at Graduate Seattle
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Hello Kadl, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We’re happy to hear that your room was thoroughly clean, we will certainly pass your feedback on to out housekeeping team! We’re terribly sorry to hear about the issues with your colleagues, dry cleaning service. That certainly should not have happened. Waiving the cleaning fee is the least we could do! We appreciate you bringing the duplicate credit card authorization to our attention, we will look into this and see what the cause was. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay, we hope to welcome you and your colleagues back to Graduate Seattle the next time you find yourselves in the Emerald City! Warm regards, Senada Hajric - General Manager
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Barcodian wrote a review Jul 2021
Bellingham, Washington1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was fantastic! Friendly, attentive, and not all up my business.

The Poindexter Cafe was great!… the ladies there were busy, but focused. They forgot to make one of our sandwiches, but gave no hassle when I asked about it. They pulled my receipt, apologized and made it to perfection. AND HO LEE CRAP, get the mountain bacon breakfast sandwich. They call it bacon, but it’s 1” thick slabs of soft smoked pork. So good!

I was a disappointed by stains on my sheets and the bathroom had some red “wine” stains in floor grout, (which is tough to get out, I don’t hold that against them, but for $200 a night I’d expect that to be addressed). It’s red and looks like it could be something other than wine, but I’m going to tell myself that it’s wine.

I was raised to just deal with the hand your dealt. I don’t want to waste my time fussing with staff over things I can just tolerate. I understand that stains happen and are tough to get out, but on a professional level of hospitality, I would expect that to be addressed and cleaned appropriately.

I was also bummed that I couldn’t simply get a drink in a Mountaineering club because I didn’t make a reservation. I thought reservations were only needed for a table for food and as a hotel guest I expected to be able to get a drink. No biggie, just a bummer.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kenne' J wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was decent but I would like to confirm the staff appears to be overworked. I was originally assigned to a room that was poorly cleaned and there were obvious stains on the sheets. The tub, in my opinion, hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. The floor poorly vacuumed. However, they gladly transitioned me to a new room which was a small step up from the original. The staff is friendly & maybe compensated for their poor cleaning practices. The Mountaineering Club was awesome. Staff friendly & accommodating.
I say this a really a nice hotel with loads of potential but considering the pandemic, cleanliness is so important especially to those who travel solo for pleasure.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Devon Brandt, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Seattle
Responded Oct 20, 2020
Hello 35kenej, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We have addressed the issues you experienced with our housekeeping team to correct these troubles moving forward. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our rooftop bar The Mountaineering Club! The views are phenomenal and they have wonderful cocktail program. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Warm regards, Devon Brandt - Director of Rooms dbrandt@graduateseattle.com
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Orit A wrote a review Aug 2022
40 contributions40 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying at this hotel. The design of the room was really beautiful. The coffee at the coffee shop was good, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The view of Seattle and Mount rainier from the rooftop are stunning!! We had a really good time there.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sarauhsarauh wrote a review Mar 2021
Ketchikan, Alaska1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Passing through Seattle on our way to catch the Bellingham ferry we’ve been staying in reasonably priced spots, No more than 100.00$ per stay. We were pleasantly surprised to find this very clean, very neat and stylish location fit right in our budget. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and I’d say the next time we pass through, we’ll look to stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Devon Brandt, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Seattle
Responded Mar 22, 2021
Hello sarauhsarauh, Thank you so much for the lovely review! We're happy to hear your room was up to the cleanliness standards and that our staff was able to take such wonderful care of you during your quick trip. We look forward to hosting you the next time you're in Seattle!
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dzandman wrote a review Jun 2021
San Francisco, California33 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed a last-minute place and got spotted The Graduate on Hotel Tonight. Although the steep valet parking was a bummer, we found street parking nearby (free overnight but a 2hr max the next day). Although the hotel doesn't look like much from outside, the lobby and rooms were beautiful. Classy retro decor, premium toiletries, and nice views, especially from the higher corner rooms. They also have room keys that look like college ID cards that get you free drip coffee in the cafe downstairs.

Although we didn't visit the rooftop bar, I snagged a matchbox from the reception desk in the lobby elevator, which was a small but cool souvenir. The front desk folks were also very helpful in resolving some minor issues (expired door keys, for one). Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Try to get a high corner room!
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Nicole wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights in room 202 and 1 night in room 701. Room 202 did not have a working AC. A tech came in to repair it and said it couldn't be fixed but the front desk didn't follow up with us about it or offer us the option to change rooms. We requested a mini fridge, it never came. We asked to use the complementary bike rentals, the front desk said they're under repair. No coffee maker, only coffee bags to steep in water. We asked to change rooms after the 2nd night because the room was unbearably hot. Room 701 appeared clean but there was a dirty black sock next to our room. The corner of the wall next to the bathroom was peeling and shedding plaster on the ground. The shower caddy holding the shampoo/conditioner was barely hanging on. The metal holder came apart and could be removed by tapping gently. The bathroom itself smelled like dirty wet rag. Walls are thin and both rooms we stayed in were near the elevator, very noisy. The hotel itself is very old and does not give you "The Graduate" vibe whatsoever. It cost me $1,202.75 to stay here 3 nights and I'm beyond disappointed and sad. I can't recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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andycompare wrote a review Oct 2021
Santa Cruz, California18 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Graduate Seattle is hip and retro, with high ceilings and tile floors. It feels classy and it almost works, but it has some deep flaws.

It’s a noisy place, day and night. The walls are paper thin, to the point where I could hear every word in normal conversations in the room next door. This, combined with a night owl crowd, and lots of city noise coming through the windows made for two terrible nights’ sleep. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this is not the place.

Also, though a minor gripe, I came in on a Friday night, and the rooftop bar/restaurant is quite a scene. I waited through several elevators to get to my room after check-in, jostling with people crowding the lobby waiting to get to the restaurant. That started things on the wrong foot, and would have been easy enough to prevent by reserving an elevator for hotel guests or at least helping guests get on an elevator.

Other reviews have pointed out the austere room furnishings and amenities; these complaints are valid and I would add that whatever cleaning products they use seem to leave to leave a sticky residue.

On the plus side, the Poindexter cafe is charming and has delicious coffee, and brunch at the Mountaineering Club was excellent. The lobby, when not crowded with restaurant-goers, is comfortable and well appointed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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cjharrell311 wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We walked into our room and there were balloons and a huge "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" banner hung across the room, along with a tableful of treats for my daughter and her friend. My daughter had her birthday party cancelled last year due to covid, and this year we still couldn't have a party. We took one friend for an overnight stay to celebrate. While I mentioned on the reservation the reason for our stay was for my daughter's 12th birthday, we were all surprised by the personal touches, the friendly birthday wishes from the staff. We came for the location and uniqueness in decor, and were more impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the meaningful experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Devon Brandt, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Seattle
Responded Mar 22, 2021
Hello cjharrell311, Our desk agents were really excited about the opportunity to make this stay special for you and your daughter! We're thrilled to hear that everything went so well! We will be sure to pass your feedback to our team. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay!
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mnehl wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
During the course of a two-night stay, I was verbally harassed by someone in the lobby who wasn’t a hotel guest, the hot water in my room was brown, the hot water didn’t work, and one of two elevators was broken, leading to travel delays. Housekeeping must be scheduled a day in advance and the rooms don’t have refrigerators. This hotel lacks some of the basic function and features one would expect for the price point.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GingerBiggi asked a question Feb 2019
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg30 contributions3 helpful votes
Can anyone pls tell me if there's a parking in or near the hotel? Thanks
Olympia, Washington59 contributions47 helpful votes
previous answer is correct...guest parking on site
Answer from BG1210
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions
This is in the University District, not within walking distance to downtown or Century Link Field. The Silver Cloud on First Ave S. is right across from Safeco Field and within walking distance to Century Link.
Klaikong asked a question Jul 2017
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you have self service laundry machines?
Answer from middle_aged_mom_12
Liberty, Missouri310 contributions143 helpful votes
no.
Sammyfrank asked a question Mar 2017
Welches, Oregon32 contributions9 helpful votes
Was this Hotel formally The Meany Tower?
Answer from Theresa R
Seattle, Washington
Sammyfrank, You are correct! Hotel Deca has a rich history since opening its doors in the 1930's. Our beautiful hotel has had several names since Edmond Meany built the hotel, one of the names has been The Meany Tower Hotel. Please let us know if there are any other questions or details we can answer for you. If you have a story of experience you would like to share with us, please let us know! Thank you, look forward to welcoming you soon.
Answer from Theresa R
Seattle, Washington
Thank you for inquiring about Hotel Deca, we look forward to seeing you soon in the University District. There are several options for public transportion - and more coming soon! Currently, the light rail operations from the Husky Stadium in the heart of the University District (and approximately 1 mile from Hotel Deca) into the center of downtown Seattle. This option is great when you are traveling to / from the airport or downtown. You can then bus from the light rail station to Hotel Deca walking 1/2 block in the process. Or you can use the bus system to travel from Hotel Deca into the heart of the city of Seattle. Buses leave every 15 minutes with many options depending on where in the city you are looking to travel. The time is based on the time of day and your destination. Typical travel times are 15-20 minutes, again based on where you are going and the time you are traveling. Please let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you at this time. Thank you!
Finding great places to stay wrote a tip Jan 2024
Mosman, Australia521 contributions180 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a quiet room!"
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Tracy081 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Puyallup, Washington123 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book Valet Parking when making reservation if planning to have a car with you."
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Dlerda wrote a tip Sep 2023
Rio de Janeiro, RJ52 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms are smaller than central rooms. All are great however."
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Christine wrote a tip Aug 2023
New York City, New York29 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't worry about trying to locate the nearest Starbucks. There is a cute little coffee shop in the lobby. "
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Peter J wrote a tip Aug 2023
Guatemala City, Guatemala70 contributions60 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is not a family friendly hotel. You can’t eat in the hotel with your family after 5pm."
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
deca hotel seattle
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Deca, A Noble House Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesWashingtonSeattleUniversity District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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GRADUATE SEATTLE - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Seattle
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Seattle?
Nearby attractions include Quest Factor Escape Room (0.2 miles), Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (0.2 miles), and The Unity Museum (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Seattle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Seattle?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Seattle?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Seattle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Tom, Morsel, and Trinity Market and Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Seattle?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Seattle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Graduate Seattle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Seattle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting King Street Station (4.4 miles), West Point Lighthouse (4.2 miles), and Blue Moon (0.3 miles).
Is Graduate Seattle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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