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University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #27 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, OR
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great bargain great stay”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This clean, convenient, fun hotel is located in the University district. It includes free parking, free wi-fi, free continental breakfast, free shuttle, pool, yummy cupcakes, coffee, tea and hot chocolate also free. And access to anice gym and free bike remtals at their sister propertya few blocks away. The staff was gracious. The room was clean and cozy. We were traveling with our kids and can't wait to return.

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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Ihymowitz,
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to serve your during your family trip! We’re glad you were able to enjoy our many amenities. See you again soon!
Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Good location and consistent service. We liked the cheery decor. Only negative is the loud sound of showering from next floor in the older section.
Great cafe for brunch right net door. Pool a welcome bonus.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Monicas480,
Thanks for your review! We’re glad to see you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stayed here for a conference at UW campus and it was convenient for that purpose. Room was average, there was no fridge for storing drinks/water. There is coffee/tee in lobby during the day and morning breakfast was a selection of cereals and toast. All the staff members I met were very good and helpful.

Overall, if I only came for a visit to UW I would stay here again, but for a city trip I would get a hotel in city center.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Parnassus1
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear LKO420,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I’m glad our team took care of you during your stay. I would like to recommend one our Deluxe or Premier rooms for your next stay as they accommodate a refrigerator and microwave. We hope to see you again the next time you are visiting the University of Washington.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Orange County, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here one night in July 2013 while visiting the Seattle area. The room included two double beds and was a decent size for our party of three. The beds are decently comfortable. The property is conveniently located close to the University Village (a great location for local restaurants and shops). The property provides a continental breakfast in the mornings. It's certainly not gourmet, but a free breakfast is always a welcome amenity. The property provides a shuttle for local activities. We ended up driving to local activities, but the local shuttle is also a welcome amenity since the city parking lots are mostly pay-to-park.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear loveSoCal,

Thanks for reviewing University Inn! I’m glad you found our beds comfortable. During your next stay you’ll have to take advantage of our complimentary Pineapple Express shuttle so you don’t have to pay to park downtown! We look forward to your return the next time you are in the area.

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's location first; near our son's apartment, but also we enjjoy the friendly young reception staff, the decent breakfast featuring Starbucks coffees, beautifully kept large Standard Queen room, and the swimming pool. We didn't need to use the room's golf sized umbrella but we examined it for next time. Newly built, the Inn has interesting "art nouveau" decor. Downtown isn't far away, and University of Washington campus is even closer. The parking tucked behind one wing seems cramped but we always found a spot. And next door is a really popular breakfast/lunch restaurant, the Portage Inn. (I don't know if it serves dinner; we've not tried.)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear BillG6,

Thank you for your kind words! It’s always great to hear when guests choose University Inn as their home away from home. I’m glad you have been able to enjoy a meal at Portage Bay Café! Unfortunately, they are not open for dinner but they serve a excellent breakfast, lunch and brunch. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I love this hotel. It is convenient to all of Seattle. It's in the University district and is walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. I like the area because there were always students walking around and you felt very safe.
The rooms are a little small but very cozy and efficient. I liked that mine had a balcony that overlooked the pool. The pool, by the way, is heated and very clean.
They offer a complimentary breakfast each morning that is perfectly acceptable for most business travelers. They also offer tea and coffee in the lobby 24/7 and have little mini cupcakes in the afternoon. A very gracious touch.
Hotel was quiet and seemed to be mostly business travelers or people there looking at the university. It was clean and had a nice smell in the hallway.

Best feature: FREE off street parking!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear True W,
Thank you for reviewing University Inn. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay during your business travel. We hope you welcome you back the next time you are in Seattle for work or for play! Thanks again!
Cheers,
Amanda Guyton
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Cypress, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, 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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Property: 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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
#30 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#37 Family Hotel in Seattle
#47 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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