I'll admit I have a bias for this hotel's location, as I lived a block and a half away when I was in graduate school -- it feels like I'm on home turf. That said, I love the feeling of being in the U-District, which has great transit links to downtown and Capitol Hill. You get to experience one of Seattle's neighborhoods, rather than the tourist areas downtown. But you can get to the Market, Fremont and Pioneer Square easily enough and avoid parking. The University of Washington is close by, and is pretty campus to roam around. There are also lots of cheap eateries on University Way --"The Ave", but no luxury restaurants. Consider the Deca if you want something more than a typical downtown.
We had a junior suite on the 14th floor, which had great views to the west. The room was spacious, with a king bed and a sofa. It was fairly quiet, though we heard random voices now and then. The most noise I heard was from the construction across the street on my last morning: for some reason they picked that day to start work at 4:30AM.
The staff were all pleasant and helpful. Their car service arrangements are a very nice service, especially since not all Seattle cabs take credit cards.
We go back to Seattle regularly and will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since its origin Hotel Deca has remained a fixture among Seattle’s University District hotels serving the needs of leisure and business travelers for 75 years. Our contemporary lobby with its warm fireplace, bold murals, and book strewn mahogany bookcases welcomes everyone as a distinguished guest. Elegantly appointed guest rooms feature boldly patterned textiles, a corner bay window, luxurious down blankets, wireless internet access, and of course every other modern convenience. For guests lucky enough to stay in our Sky level rooms (floors 7 thru 15), the hotel offers some of the best views in all of Seattle of the downtown skyline, the University of Washington campus, the surrounding lakes, or the beautiful mountain vistas. If you are looking for something even more unique, try our Penthouse floor. Featuring three unique suites with their own fireplaces, marble baths, flat-panel televisions, and wrap around outdoor decks, they are the pinnacle of luxury. Located in the heart of Seattle’s University District, the Hotel Deca is situated just two blocks for the University of Washington’s main campus. A brief stroll through our historic neighborhood leads to the discovery of a unique blend of architecture, culture, and outdoor adventure. Whether it is the Burke-Gilman trail where hikers and bikers alike enjoy 27 miles of scenic adventure, the Burke Museum of Natural History, or the many eclectic shops, restaurants, and theatres, there is always something new to discover. We are just 3 miles from downtown Seattle where some of the finest restaurants, antique shops, boutiques, and museums in the country enjoy spectacular views of Puget Sound. While in town guests can also enjoy leisurely sunset cruises, Duck tours, golfing, winery tours…the possibilities are endless! Hotel Deca is a 30-minute ride from SEATAC International airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Deca Hotel Seattle