We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“University Inn is a favorite get-away”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #28 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Washington State
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“University Inn is a favorite get-away”
Reviewed October 5, 2010

This is the third time we have stayed at the Inn. We enjoy the smaller hotel atmosphere. Cleanliness is outstanding. Late afternoon snacks and complimentary breakfast are very good. Staff is polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Traditional rooms may be small, but very adequate. Consider asking for quieter room availability to avoid outside traffic noise. We highly recommend this hotel. The Portage Bay Cafe next door is great for brunch or lunch.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Zelda41
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

778 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    381
    295
    72
    24
    6
See reviews for
302
176
52
140
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (151)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2010

What a beautiful clean place to rest your feet!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the staff was great.
Breakfast and afternoon snack were fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank schubie125
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 21, 2010

I was a little concerned about the location of this hotel at first (a little ways from downtown, in the University district), but my concerns were unfounded. The hotel was very clean, offered free evening cheese and crackers, and a great continental breakfast (fresh Belgian waffles!).

Our room had a nice little balcony, which was perfect for the cool September evenings during our stay.

They even offer a free shuttle that will take you from the hotel to downtown Seattle. We didn't use it (we had a rental car), but I was impressed that it was offered. The pool looked great, although it was a little chilly to give it a try while we were there. The parking is secluded, well-lit and safe, so no worries there either.

The University of Washington is a few blocks to the east from the hotel. We found some great microbreweries and all kinds of great food in that area - Thai food, fish & chips, Mediterranean food, anything.

It was a great place to stay at a great price. Don't waste your money on the overpriced downtown hotels!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PaulWHanson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BC
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2010

We booked this hotel of a spur of the moment trip and we very happy with the service and ammenities. Our daughter was very happy with the pool. The hotel was perfectly clean and the staff very friendly. We really liked the complimentary breakfast......nothing fancy, but lots of choices. The waffles were excellent. They will even pack you a complimentary breakfast to go if you need to eat on the run. The only minor negatives were that the rooms were on the small side and the plumbing was noisiy. Nevertheless, we were very happy and would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank maddie4bc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2010

We had 2 nights here.It was easy from the airport,we got the Light Rail which was $2.50 each 1 way to Westlake then hotel shuttle picks you up with prior arrangement from Pacific Plaza which is app 100 yards away.Contact hotel to book shuttle.The shuttle goes on the hour from the hotel to downtown & returns on the half hour with prior arrangement.The staff are very friendly.Theres continental breakfast which you help yourself to,there was waffles,toast,muffins,english muffins,hard bolied eggs,juice,coffee,cereals.Theres also fee wifi in the rooms and a computer with free internet downstairs.The rooms very comfortable and clean.We had a lovely stay with no problems at all.It's slightly out of town but don't let this put you off.Excellent value for money

  • Stayed September 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank TNADZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2010

We stayed here 4 nights with our family. Everything was very good and lots of great family friendly amenities...afternoon snacks, free breakfast, helpful staff, free use of washer & dryer, comfy rooms, pool, free parking, and complimentary shuttle. Ivar's restaurant a short drive away was just incredible. Would come back again!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank happy1818
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orange County, CA
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2010

I just came back from a stay at the University Inn in Seattle. I booked this hotel because it offered many amenities that I found helpful in the city. The hotel provides a shuttle that has a few stops in touristy areas. You just have to sign up ahead of time. They provide free parking, breakfast, snacks, free internet, and a computer/printer in the lobby. I found all of these things very helpful during my trip and I took advantage of all of them. The hotel is quite small and during my stay, I realized that they are usually booked during weekends. I would advise everyone to book early to save money and to guarantee a room. The hotel room is average, they provide hypoallergenic pillows and down pillows for you which I thought was nice. There is a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker which is nice if you like to have food in your room. Overall, my stay was pleasant. The staff was accommodating and the room was okay.

I have a few complaints. The free internet was very weak. Don't rely on the internet if you come here because I was kicked off the internet about 10 times at least during the night. Aside from that, the only problem with my room was that the sink was clogged so the water did not go down for long periods of time. I ended up using the sink inside the restroom since they provide two sinks. The other weird discovery was a mystery ice cream that a guest left behind in the freezer. That was an unpleasant surprise...

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank amannnnda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Seattle hotels
University District
Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
University District
Hotel Deca
Hotel Deca
#63 of 101 in Seattle
1,359 reviews
University District
Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle University District
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Northgate
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Seattle/Northgate
Magnolia / Queen Anne
The Maxwell Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel

Property: University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Hotwire, Priceline, getaroom.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
University Hotel Seattle
University b&b

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing