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University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #32 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed here because of its proximity to U of Washington campus. You can walk there in 5-10 minutes. Giving it only 4 stars b/c they penalize you for wanting two beds in the room instead of 1. Their h/vac system is very loud & could use an upgrade, so when we turned on the heat, it was noisy. However...it should not deter you from staying here. People are great, they have a super free breakfast and the rooms are fastidiously clean. Beds are ultra comfy, rooms are quiet, even though located on busy street.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Dear bagdad-by-the-bay,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service you received was memorable. We apologize for the volume of the HVAC units. We are addressing this in a future evolution of new units in the coming months.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back!
In the meantime, all the very best!

Marco Baumann
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I was looking for a reasonable place to stay on a short business trip. University Inn was recommended by a local. What a wonderful surprise! Fom the outside it may not look like much, but the minute you walk in the door, it feels like you have come home. The front desk people could not be nicer. Not only are they knowledgable about the area, they will go the extra mile to google directions for you AND ask how everything went when you return!

Beds are very comfortable. Bottled water and coffee free in the room. Bagels and yogurt for breakfast hit the spot (but hard boiled eggs and French toast were also available. And, if you are in the mood for a larger meal, the Portage Bay Cafe (recommended by the front desk) is right next door. Unbelievable organic and natural foods including a pancake/waffle fixings bar with fresh fruits and anything else you can imagine.

Free off-street parking made life so much easier and the hotel's free local shuttle (though we didn't have time to take advantage of it) would allow people to just leave the car and let someone else battle the Seattle traffic!

Next trip to Seattle will find me right back at the University Inn!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Wow! What a great review! Thank you so much for recognizing the efforts of our team. I hope you are able to take advantage of our complimentary local area shuttle during your next visit. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We needed three rooms for three families to stay close to the UW as we were coming up to visit our niece at UW and attend a football game. We got a great advance purchase price. The staff was very helpful as we made numerous calls in the days / weeks in advance of our visit to ask questions re. transportation to the game, off street parking, directions to pubs / restaurants, etc.
The staff was so helpful. We had gorgeous, comfortable rooms on the same floor and could not have been happier.

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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Dear NomadOlympia,

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for providing the glowing feedback. We're proud of our hotel and our team and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
In the meantime, all the very best!

Marco Baumann
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Comfortable, cozy and warm with friendly staff walking distance to the university. The breakfast is mediocre, rooms are good size and cheery. Best perk is Keurig and assortment of tea and coffee pods. All areas of hotel are very well maintained. price seems a bit high but this is where I'll stay when visiting at the school.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Short stay for the weekend and would stay again. Front staff was helpful and friendly, location was excellent to be close to U of W, clean room and bathroom, yummy pineapple cupcakes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., good free breakfast, nice one cup coffee maker in room with coffee that also makes tea (also included in room) that didn't taste like coffee, good price.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was looking for a place close to University of Washington, that was not too expensive, with parking and wifi, and this place was perfect.
It exceeded all my expectations and needs for a quick business trip to UW.
Nice decor, K-cups in the room.
Even an umbrella in the room if you need it for the rain.

Nice room- cozy!
No complaints, no problems.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Stayed here with my teen sons in July for six nights and could not have asked for a better place! Friendly helpful staff! Clean room with nice lotion and shampoo. Two bottles of water provided daily. Nice free breakfast with two Starbucks coffee choices plus decaf and nice mid-afternoon snack. Good parking. Outdoor pool. Easy access to highway to get wherever you wanted to go. Would highly recommend and the price we got from expedia.com made it all fantastic.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thank you for the fantastic review. I’m glad you were able to take advantage of all of our amenities and enjoyed our signature pineapple cupcakes. Be sure to contact us directly when reserving your next stay in Seattle to ensure you receive the best rate available. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Additional Information about University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel

Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Seattle
#30 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#47 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: $123 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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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