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University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #28 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Doha, Qatar
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet location”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We spent two nights with my family in this hotel. The rooms are average, the bathroom is oldish with small bath tub, but it was OK for two nights. The variety of breakfast was very limited, but tasty, so no complaints. The staff was friendly and always helpful. Although there is a free shuttle offered by the hotel, we always ended up in a taxi, as the shuttles were always full by the time I wanted to book. Maybe it was my fault as I wanted to make booking only one or two hours in advance, but during vacation I did not want to keep a tight schedule for my family. Wifi in the room is available, but useless, as downloading a simple site took 5 minutes.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Smith_Doha
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Hi Smith_Doha,

Thank you for choosing University Inn while staying in Seattle, we're happy your family enjoyed your stay! I apologize that the shuttle was not more available, some days it's busier that others so we always recommend making a reservation as soon as possible.
Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we hope to welcome you back!

Lacey King
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Canada
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Just spent a week at this hotel for a conference. Would definitely recommend it.

Pros
-excellent service, esp. all the desk staff
-comfortable bed
-clean
-heated pool
-free continental breakfast
-free shuttle to many local attractions ( not to airport)
-map of walking distance dining options
-market across the street and grocery within 7 min walk

Cons
-they will change all of your towels even though their environmentally friendly policy says they won't [although in fairness, almost every hotel I've ever stayed at does this]

Suggestion
-small fridge would be great

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Cymru1414
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Hi Ottawa87,

Thank you for the great feedback and review of your stay! We're very glad you had a great stay. Just a quick tip for next time, our deluxe and premier rooms have a mini fridge and microwave in the room.
We hope to see you again should your travels bring you to Seattle!

Lacey King
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calcutta, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I checked into this hotel two months back. I was there for three nights and I felt very homely. The rooms are large and well furnished. Necessary amenities like coffee/tea making facilities, microwave, iron were available. An umbrella too was provided to "cheat" the Seattle rain! There is free Wifi. The complimentary breakfast was quite good. It is quite close to the University of Washington, one can walk down. They also have a shuttle to the University, but prior reservation is necessary. The shuttle can, in fact, take you to downtown. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This - I think - is the greatest plus point. I had a reservation for the Shuttle to take me to downtown to take the Light Rail. Since the shuttle was stuck in a traffic jam, they even offered me a hired cab, so that I do not miss my appointment!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank mzanis
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Hi Mzanis,

Thank you for the great review of your experience with us! We're very pleased that you found our location and amenities perfect for your needs. Also thank you for mentioning our staff, we too think they are great :)

We do hope to welcome you back for a future stay

Lacey King
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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during my son's UW orientation. This hotel is very clean and comfortable. They have very friendly staff who went out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is walking distance to campus, which is was great for our visit. They also have a shuttle, so we were able to spend some time in downtown Seattle. Overall, this was a pleasant experience and I look forward to staying here again soon!

  • Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Jkkazz
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hi Jkkazz,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for UW orientation. We're pleased that our location made it very convenient and that you were able to use our complimentary shuttle to explore downtown! Please give us a call when you have dates in mind for your next visit, we'd love to help you with reservations 1.866.866.7977

Looking forward to your next visit!

Lacey King
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel is well located for the u- district and close to public transport links for downtown. The room was basic ( coffee, tea making facilities; no fridge or microwave; iron) but there were laundry facilities in house. The staff are very friendly and this is the best bit for the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank royparrott
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hi Royparrott,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at University Inn! We're glad that you found it to be comfortable and accommodating also thank you for nice note about our team, we are very proud of them!
Just a quick note for a possible future stay, our deluxe rooms do offer an in-room microwave and mini fridge.

We hope to welcome you back to Seattle soon!

Lacey King
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Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our second stay at the Inn, this time with our pet dog. With a fee of $20 per night for a pet is a little expensive, but worth it for having the pet stay in air conditioned room during extremely hot days is more than worth it. They do have a pet policy which should be read before booking, but at long as the dog is not a barker, this should not be a problem. The rooms for pets should be booked with that in mind, these rooms are in the older part of the hotel but still very good value.

Another great visit and would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the car park are quieter, there is constant traffic on the road side.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank PeterJtrips
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hi PeterJtrips,

Thank you for choosing University Inn again! We love that you returned and were able to bring your dog to stay with us as well, we love our four legged guests. #pineapplepups

We look forward to your next visit!

Lacey King
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El Dorado Hills, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My daughter was checking out the Univ of Washington and needed some place close by. The hotel was perfect. Walking distance to the university. Rooms were nicely furnished and quiet. Parking was free and there were plenty of spots. Three blocks over towards the university there are a variety of restaurants. It is only a few blocks off I-5 and there is easy access to get back on towards Seattle.

I would highly recommend it for anyone needing to spend time near the university.

Room Tip: The rooms toward the parking lot are quieter since they are away from the road.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank cali95762
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LaceyKing, Manager at University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Cali95762,

Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. We're pleased you found our location helpful and convenient to UW and downtown. We hope that you keep us in mind if you return to Seattle in the future!

Lacey King
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Property: University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
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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:
#5 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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