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University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #27 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Lafayette, Louisiana
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Location, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I can't say enough about this hotel. The staff was helpful and kind. The rooms were spacious, clean, and well-equipped. The location was great - near food and services. A free parking - a real bonus in Seattle! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again should I find myself in Seattle. I would recommend the University Inn to friends and family.

Room Tip: We stayed in the South tower. Our room faced the street, but we never heard any noise from outside.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank clumbermom1
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

This hotel is a wonderful value in the University district. The staff was cheerful, friendly and helpful. It was our first stay here, but they upgraded us to a larger room.
The decor was very modern, yet soothing - no ugly floral prints to hide stains. The decor, bedding and towels were nicer than I've had in much pricier hotels.
If you are visiting the University, I can't think of a better location. Downtown and all the "tourist" spots are very easy to access, also.
We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AustinPeony
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stayed at this hotel during a recent college visit with my daughter. Could not believe the value. At the rate charged, it could have been a dump and I would have figured it was worth the low rate. Instead, it was one of the nicest places I've stayed at in any price range! Very clean and warm. Comfortable beds. Free internet with a printer for boarding passes. Great shower heat and pressure. Loved the wall mounted soap dispensers and the tropical smelling products. Coffee machine made good coffee for sipping before you go downstairs for the wonderful and healthy breakfast buffet. Bite-sized pineapple cupcakes with cool cream-cheese frosting in the afternoons were delectable. Helpful staff and coffee at the buffet even at 5 a.m. when we had to come down to meet the airport shuttle. Walking distance to campus and University Avenue. Was able to get from airport to hotel using public transportation (combination of light rail and bus) for less than $10. Looking for any excuse to return. Maybe my other kid will choose U Dub!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Dear Sunny34,

Thank you so much for your excellent review of University Inn!
We're delighted that our location, amenities and great team members made your stay so memorable!

We hope you find more and more reasons to visit us and give us a chance to welcome you over and over!

Thanks again for taking the time to write the review...

Marco Baumann
Managing Director
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Westport, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Our family reserved 4 rooms for 2 nights and were upgraded even at our AAA rate. Rooms were very comfortable. Perfect beds with silky smooth sheets and huge fluffy towels in the bath. The staff was always very pleasant and accommodating. Parking was included as well as a simple but adequate continental breakfast. We had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BBWestport
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the University Inn for 3 nights in March because UW flew me out for a prospective grad student weekend. The hotel was pretty standard - I wouldn't call it extraordinary but I can think of far more good things to say about it than bad.

The location was great. I walked to Drumheller Fountain (central UW campus) in about 15 minutes and there is a bus stop directly across the street from the hotel with frequent buses that can take you right downtown, where we visited the waterfront and SAM. I think the hotel also has free shuttles until 7 PM but we didn't make use of those. It was an easy walk to the main U District shops/restaurants/thrift stores.

The coffee/tea/hot chocolate served all day and mini cupcakes in the afternoon were a nice touch. The complimentary breakfast was pretty standard and a little crowded. There was also a Keurig coffeemaker in our Double Deluxe Queen room along with a fridge and a microwave, which I found to be very convenient for restaurant leftovers.

We had a nice window, but the view wasn't anything special. The room and bathroom were about the standard size and quality you would expect and were very clean. The art on the walls was weird and bad but I'm pretty sure that's what hotels are for. The wireless worked great. I had some trouble with the TV in our room losing reception but that was the only real problem I encountered during our stay.

Some things about the University Inn were similar to what you'd find at any standard chain hotel for about that price so I'm tempted to say it wasn't anything special, but the service was very good - we had to check out by noon but we couldn't take our stuff to the next place we were staying till the evening and lugging our bags around with us could have ruined our day, but the front desk held our bags for us for no charge and generally the staff seemed really attentive and helpful.

If you need to be near UW, this hotel is a convenient choice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carrie M
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Additional Information about University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel

Property: University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
#30 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#37 Family Hotel in Seattle
#47 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,892 - ₹ 17,783
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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