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University Motel Suites

4731 12th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (Formerly University Hotel)
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Oceanside, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were finishing off our vacation from Canada and this was one of the places we booked to stay during the visit to the Seattle area. The first impression when arriving I thought what have we gotten into it looked like a hotel from the early sixties. We was greeted by a person named Deb who at first seemed to... More 

Thank Estacee
Lynden, Washington
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116 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a risk on this one, reserving a room for my son's wedding. My wife and I both really enjoyed our stay. As noted by others, the place is dated. It is like walking into the 1960s, but I believe that is part of the charm! Our bathroom (suite 208) was equipped with a rose colored ceramic sink and... More 

Thank Mr_Parsnips
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often have a hard time finding a good place for our larger family to stay. We stumbled across this motel and were super surprised. Very clean, full kitchen (even an oven!), lots of pots and pans, comfortable beds. It is located about a 15 minute drive from downtown, but we found the university district a great place for restaurants.... More 

1 Thank CrozierSix
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

huge well equipped suite, full size stove and oven, TV, king size bed with option for roll out beds. Convenient for university of Washington, local shops and easy transport links to downtown. We were able to use the laundry room too. If you intend to cook for yourself then this is the place.

2 Thank Phillipa H
Havirov, Czech Republic
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We stayed at this hotel 10 nights in summer 2015. We chose this hotel on Booking as we found the price affordable and location good for our plans. Our group of 3 people had a very large "flat" which included two rooms and a kitchenette, so we had all we needed. Nearby there are some shops and cheap fast food... More 

3 Thank Froma68
Stanwood, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. It is an older building, but probably the best maintained suite/room I have stayed in. WiFi is terrible because of signal saturation, so if you need internet bandwidth, it probably won't work for you. I tethered off my 4G phone. The suite was nearly as large as my first apartment, very clean, very well supplied... More 

2 Thank John H
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place has everything I look for when traveling: adequate food prep area, great location, value, free parking and enough space to breathe. There is no doubt that this property is well-used, in fact, it has been scrubbed to death. It is not perfect and there are no fluffy robes, but it has all the basics and enough space for... More 

2 Thank Sallymonster64
Hamilton, Montana
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

When you enter the motel, the halls and woodwork make you wonder why the high ratings. But one you figure out how to park your car (under the hotel) and carry your bags up the stairs (no elevator), the room/suite itself is amazing. Basically and apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, separate bedroom PLUS the king bed in... More 

1 Thank BitterrootTraveler
Dreams Tulum
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved this motel! It was very clean. You get a suite for less than a hotel downtown. I loved the area, right next to the University of Washington. I will stay there again if I ever go to Seattle again. The house managers were more than accommodating.

1 Thank ge0rgiapeach
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Love the place! The room was spacious and affordable. Also very clean. We were on a cross country roadtrip and got into town a lot earlier then expected. I called to see the earliest we could check in and the lady on the phone was very accommodating and had the room ready for us. The service was exceptional. The neighborhood... More 

3 Thank Mollie Z
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about University Motel Suites

Address: 4731 12th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (Formerly University Hotel)
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $109 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
University Hotel Seattle
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
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