We stayed here on a business trip in September for the Intel AppUp Elements event. We asked for a quiet room and were placed in a corner room on the 6th floor, facing the parking lot and Brooklyn Ave NE. The hotel is like the Art Deco-ish version of the Ace Hotel, although without the idiosyncratic scribblings on the walls.
Although this is an old hotel, the rooms have been recently remodeled in the memorable style of a boutique hotel that tries maintaining elements from its historic roots. The bed was wonderful - the mattress was just so perfectly soft and the bedding was luxurious for the price-point. The bathroom toilet, showerhead and sink were new, but were of a historic 1950s style.
Quaint blue art-deco arm chair and odd long cylindrical art deco pillow on the bed.
Tully's Coffee attached - wonderful coffee freeze's!
The four green chairs seem iconic of the hotel - the same image was printed on the room key card!
Free Wi-Fi (then again, this being so close to UW, that's not a big issue)
Location - right across the street from a UW building, a short block away from the main UW campus. Also, convenient access to Seattle (free shuttle, when available), and a fifteen minute drive to Bellevue, Washington, across the bridge.
The hotel staff, being mostly UW students, gave some good restaurant suggestions.
Very interesting bottled water in the room, shaped like a classic art deco building. Was tempted to buy it just for the bottle!
The corridors on the room floors were moldy and a bit dank, needing remodeling.
The front desk was stingy about the courtesy shuttle, almost always denying its availability, but when we walked downstairs to the shuttle directly, we found that the shuttle was actually available!
Corner room was a bit small, but was the only one available on the quieter side.
We booked a 3 night stay, and it didn't come with any perks. We rented a car for just one of the days, but we had to ask for comp'd parking.
- 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