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University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #27 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Watertown was booked, but was able to get a great rate here. Rooms are your average hotel room, except they do have a mini fridge---which I think is a huge bonus. Also appreciated the bottled water. I'm not sure if I missed something, but My room was not cleaned one of the days. The next day I told the front desk staff, and they wrote my room number down, but there was no apology. Also, my room door was open when I checked in, which sort of freaked me out. It's a good place to stay if you have to be in the U district. One last problem---I forgot my key, and they didn't make me show id to get a new one. That's a little dangerous!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Thank you for your response and feedback. We are very concerned about the experience you had regarding our security and safety procedures. Specifically, the discovery of the open door upon your arrival and the lack of photo ID check when retrieving a room key at the Front Desk. We find this unacceptable and thank you for your feedback, It will help us in our training of these procedures.

Regarding your room not being cleaned and the lack of attention, apology or concern, we too find this troubling and will address this with the respective departments. This reaction is certainly not the standard we set for ourselves. We apologize if we missed cleaning the room during your stay.

Thank you for having chosen University Inn and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

staffs are very friendly and helpful. less than 10min walk to UW. shuttle to downtown is very convenient but it is better to make the reservation early.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Our plane was delayed a few hours from Honolulu. We were expecting to meet guests coming to our daughter's wedding from Germany. Our daughter met them instead and the U Inn let them in their rooms before check-in time. We stayed at the Inn three years ago and this time we were again satisfied with their service.
Breakfast time was like a reunion for our families coming from Germany, Philippines and California, USA. The hotel is centrally located and the proximity to the wedding venue was an ideal choice. The staff was helpful and friendly. The towels were so nice and soft. The only thing that could be improved was the noisy plumbing, but it is understandable. I could live with it. One needs morning showers!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

For an affordable & comfortable stay near the heart of Seattle you really can't go wrong here. The staff were amazingly pleasant and accommodating. The room may not have been expansive, but it was very comfortable with an awesome Keurig coffeemaker. There was a musty odor about the room, but that's about the only fault I found. One amazing amenity is the free shuttle that takes guests to a number of popular destinations and picks them up according to their preferred schedule. Very convenient! I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

I've stayed at this hotel about 8 times over the past 2 years because my daughter goes to U.W. The rooms are clean, the location is perfect, and the price is somewhat reasonable for this district. I've sometimes come to Seattle without renting a car and this hotel has the free shuttle to all of the right places making it very convenient.
We especially enjoy the afternoon snack time to get us through to dinner out later. The breakfasts are also very good for free.

Room Tip: I think the rooms on the south side of the hotel are probably newer. I've stayed on both sides...
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Amanda G, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers! It’s great to see that we could accommodate you for your frequent visits to Seattle to visit with your daughter at UW. Since your last stay with us, we have changed our afternoon snack offering to our new signature Pineapple Cupcakes, which are equally as enjoyable! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

very nice hotel...front desk was very helpful with bus schedules, restaurant choices, touring information..room very clean..quiet area, not far from interstate...close to University ..breakfast room too hot and stuffy, felt like there was no air circulating...free guest laundry was a definite plus..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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east coast
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

We enjoyed our stay at University Inn. friendly staff, good value, firm beds, clean and convenient, free parking.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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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 (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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