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  • University: 3 blocks This 4-story hotel is 3 blocks from the University of Washington, 4 blocks from the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery, and within 5 miles of downtown Seattle attractions. Daily breakfast Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily at the University Inn; complimentary shuttle service is available to downtown Seattle and local attractions, businesses, and medical centers. Wireless Internet Guestrooms at University Inn - Seattle offer complimentary wireless Internet access and local calls, cable/satellite TV with premium channels, laptop-compatible safes, and coffee/tea makers.

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    • Property amenities

      Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
      Concierge services
      Complimentary breakfast
      Complimentary newspapers in lobby
      Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
      Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
      Limo or Town Car service available
      Parking (free)
      Self parking
      Airport transportation (surcharge)
      Conference room(s)
      Event catering
      Meeting rooms (small groups)
      Internet access - wireless
      Internet access in public areas - high speed
      Internet access in public areas - complimentary
      Business services
      Safe-deposit box - front desk
      Number of rooms: 102
      24-hour front desk
      Number of floors: 4
      Dry cleaning/laundry service
      Laundry facilities
      Coffee in lobby
      Microwave in lobby
      Air-conditioned public areas
      Elevator/lift
      Smoke-free property
    • Room amenities

      Internet access - high speed
      Internet access - wireless
      Cable/satellite TV
      Video-game console
      Pay movies
      Blackout drapes/curtains
      Air conditioning
      Internet access - dial-up
      Internet access - complimentary
      Voice mail
      Coffee/tea maker
      Wake-up calls
      Housekeeping (daily)
      Complimentary toiletries
      Hair dryer
      Iron/ironing board
      In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
      Non-smoking rooms only
      Window opens
      Clock radio
      Desk
      Electronic/magnetic keys
      In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
      Television - Satellite service
      Television - Cable service
      Rollaway beds
      Cribs (infant beds) available
    • Location highlights

      In business district
      Water nearby
    Rating:
    5

    Wonderful stay yet AGAIN

    This was my 3rd visit to University Inn this year (2009) and every single time was the same - simply amazing. I would reccommend this hotel to anyone who wants a clean, nice, comfortable room, and friendly staff at a competitive price...
    Rating:
    4

    Nice small hotel

    I stayed @ University inn for one night for the UW orientation. The hotel staff upgraded our room to 2 queen beds instead of 1 queen. That was very nice since my daughter and I were both tired. I had my car but it was nice to ride on a shuttle van to and back from Seattle. It was easy to arrange an appointment and the driver was very kind. Free internet access and complimentary breakfast were great options.

    Travelers tip on dining

    Little Thai restaurant, a few blocks away from the hotel on 42nd street, is so good and very inexpensive! Seattle Art museum is closed on Monday. I went there and it was closed, so I shopped and spent too much money instead...... geeeee
    Rating:
    5

    Awesome Hotel

    My husband and I stayed at the Univeristy Inn for a few days before our cruise. The free shuttle was really helpful to get us downtown! We also walked to the campus which was beautiful! We were really happy with our choice. A taxi from the hotel to the cruise port was only $20! We saved tons not renting a car! We would highly recommend this hotel!

    Travelers tip on saving a few bucks

    Use the shuttle and or take a taxi!
    Rating:
    5

    Convenient and Neat

    If you visit UW campus, this is the best choice.
    Rating:
    4

    Good location, room adequate.

    Our room was a little small, but generally adequate. As far as the room and the bed, we expected more luxury for the price than we got. Best features of the hotel were (1)the concierge service at the desk--clerks were very helpful about sights to see and how to navigate the city and (2) its location in the midst of the university district. Tip: if you want to use the free shuttle, sign up well in advance as it tends to fill up quickly. Two minuses: our "atomic clock" was set to the wrong time and required the hotel engineer and his time on the internet to re-set it, but eventually it was fixed. Also, we ordered a breakfast-to-go a day in advance, to be sent to our room. It wasn’t. We had to call down to the desk and it was sent up, but by then it was time for us to meet our shuttle to the airport. (The shuttle is Shuttle Express @ $19 per person.) The complimentary breakfast & afternoon snacks are nice, but seating is a bit limited. Hotel guests do tend to mingle in the lobby, which exhibits a nice clientele, contributing to the congenial ambiance. Elevator to fourth floor was slow.

    Travelers tip on saving a few bucks

    We did ride the metro buses from Sea-Tac to our hotel in the university district ($1.75 per person.) Allow plenty of time, though.
    Rating:
    5

    We are going back to the University Inn!

    We stayed at the University Inn because it was walking distance from the University of Washington (UW). We thought about renting a car but it wasn’t necessary because they have a shuttle service that takes you to the North UW campus, UW Hospital, downtown Seattle, and the Space Needle. The staff was friendly and helpful. They also had a great breakfast bar with yummy waffles. We had a great time in Seattle and would stay at there again!

    Travelers tip on dining

    Try the Tofu Soup restaurant about two blocks away from the University Inn. It has great Korean food and the kim chee is to die for...
    Rating:
    5

    Definitely recommended!

    This is a great hotel for all travelers. Complimentary breakfast bar, wireless internet, complimentary shuttle service to downtown attractions and several other locations. Plus, the staff is absolutely helpful and friendly.
    Rating:
    5

    Good place to stay in Seattle

    University Inn was a great place to stay, and definitely meets the needs for a basic traveler. They serve breakfast in the morning (with make your own waffles!) and snack in the afternoon (which is actually a great little pick me up). They also have a free shuttle that will take you into downtown, which is necessary since Seattle is not a walkable city by any stretch ofthe imagination. Now that I know how Seattle is laid out, I think I’ll try and get a place a little closer to the action next time, but this place met our needs and the staff was very friendly!
    Rating:
    5

    Will stay there again

    Provides good breakfast and after snacks
    Rating:
    5

    Best place when visiting UW.

    excellent service, great location and plenty of parking!!
    Rating:
    5

    A Winner!

    A good, well located place to stay in Seattle. The Deluxe rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is very friendly helping to make everyone’s stay in Seattle comfortable & enjoyable.
    Rating:
    5

    Great Value

    My business travels take me to Seattle 3 times a year. I stay at University Inn EVERYTIME. It is conviniently located, nice ammenities, great staff, and consistently delivers a wonderful experience.

    Travelers tip on saving a few bucks

    When you book a trip online, be sure to see if wireless internet and parking fees apply - especailly in metropolitan areas. I tend to go where the wireless internet and parking are free like at University Inn
    Rating:
    5

    Convenient to all University District

    We were close to everything in the University District and to the UW too. The staff was great with giving tips and directions and had brochures readily available. Also a shuttle service to downtown Seattle. Had a great cheese and fruit "snack hour" every afternoon - a nice treat after walking around all day!

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    Check out University Way, the main street through the district. Very eclectic shops and some great restaurants. Also almost all the places have free WiFi.
    Rating:
    5

    I would return

    We had a wonderful experience with this hotel. The morning hot complementary breakfast was great. The evening menu was not very interesting however, but adequate. The free shuttle service to local areas was fast and reliable. The location allowed a lot of flexibility for tourist activities, good access to the freeway and seemed to be in a "safe" area. We liked the in room refrigerator and microwave. The coffee pot was not good though. We are tea drinkers and the taste of coffee came through the machine. Overall, though I would stay at the location again.

    Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stay

    Take full advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle service to local attractions.
    Rating:
    5

    Good value

    Good location, easy to get to Seattle sights & neighborhoods. Cafe that shares the block/parking lot is a bonus - good food, great service.
    Rating:
    5

    Best of all Seattle

    Great hotel if you need to be near the UW or Downtown. They have a shuttle for shopping, some hospital and sightseeing locations.

    Travelers tip on dining

    Your just 4 blocks from the University so lots of cheap eatting places.
    Rating:
    5

    Convenient Location in Seattle

    We really liked it and have already recommended it to a friend. It’s only four stories, clean and quiet. I was impressed that there was a sealed alcohol wipe resting on the remote control! Although they don’t have a restaurant, coffee and tea are always available in the lobby and they provide a very nice breakfast bar (make fresh waffles, toast, muffins, yogurt, fruit, juices, etc) as well as an afternoon setup (cheese, crackers, fruit and more). There is a Cafe just a few steps to the South. There’s easy access to I-5 as well as a straight shot downtown from the street it’s on (Roosevelt) which becomes West Lake Drive. The cost was very reasonable! So save your money for all the other things you want to do in Seattle and stay here!

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    Enjoyed the ferry to Bainbridge Island where we had breakfast at a great local restaurant then drove around the Island; Pike Place Market is a must; Gas Works Park (North end of Lake Union) perfect vantage point for great pictures of downtown; didn’t go to the Space Needle this time but if you haven’t, you should; Lots of terrific small restaurants & coffee shops (our fav - The Sugar Shack Baking Co. on Lake City Way!);
    Rating:
    5

    Great value and service

    In Seattle for a week on business, this was the perfect location to get around the city. My room was on the small side but comfy and clean. Young gentlemen at the front desk were always smiling and greeted me when I came home each day. Free laundry and afternoon snacks were nice. I loved sitting at the counter seat in the early AM watching the traffic on Roosevelt during breakfast. One complaint was a somewhat weak wifi. Overall, excellent value for service, location, and comfort. 5-minute walk to the UW campus and the full-bloom cherry blossoms during my stay. I will stay here again for sure.

    Travelers tip on dining

    Walk south toward the UW Medical Center to the Agua Verde Paddle Club and Cafe on Boat Street. Great tacos, salsa bar, iced drinks and atmosphere.
    Rating:
    5

    Best stay for visit to UW!

    Great
    Rating:
    5

    Very comfortable

    Great stay. Nice breakfast restaurant next door. Close to U Dub. Highly recommended.
    Rating:
    5

    Very pleasantly surprised

    Although The University Inn was listed as a 2.5-star hotel on Expedia, it was much nicer than we expected. We chose it for its convenient location but would happily stay again. The staff was courteous and helpful, the room clean, spacious and pleasantly decorated, and many nice touches were included beyond the "2.5-star" level such as a refrigerator, iron and ironing board, room safe, video gaming system, etc. We did stay in the more expensive "premium" room of which there is limited availability.
    Rating:
    5

    A best buy

    Reasonable rates, friendly and helpful staff, a generous breakfast buffet in the lobby, free parking.
    Rating:
    5

    Restful stay

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The hotel was quiet and comfortable. Definitely a new favorite!
    Rating:
    5

    Will stay here again for sure...

    I had a nice experience at the University Inn and would reccomend it. The price was fair, the amenities were great, and the staff was wonderful. Their complimentary breakfast included fresh waffle batter and a waffle iron that was self serve. I was impressed and will return to University Inn again.

    Travelers tip on dining

    Try Northlake Tavern and Pizza House. Thier pizzas are like no other. A small pie weighs over 2.5 pounds and easily feeds two people, a medium pie weighs nearly 4.5 pounds and may feed three, and a large pie weighs over 6 pounds and serves four to six people. All made with lots of pure mozzarella cheese, seasoned with oregano and real Romano cheese. Your choice of pizza sauce. Northlake "Original" recipe or our new "Zesty" sauce.
    Rating:
    5

    Excellent value

    I stayed here while interviewing at the university, and I couldn’t have been happier with my hotel experience. The staff was helpful, the room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast was yummy...and the price was great. Highly recommended.

    Travelers tip on saving a few bucks

    Use the Shuttle Express service from the airport instead of a taxi. Shuttle Express has deals with local hotels (including University Inn), so you’ll save a lot of $$ -- and you can make reservations online!
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