I stayed at the Deca over the University of Washington graduation weekend (June 13-14) so I could attend my Masters degree graduation.
I had previously stayed at the Watertown Hotel (which is near the Deca) and liked it. However, I could not get a reservation for graduation weekend, although I made the reservation several months in advance. I was able to get a reservation at the Deca, which had much higher rates than the Watertown. Given the rates, I thought that the Deca was a first class hotel.
What I didn't know is that the Deca jacks their rates up for this weekend. Although they charge first class rates, the Deca is a second class hotel, not nearly as nice as the Watertown.
The Deca is an old hotel, and it shows. The walls are thin and the room was worn. There was a rip in the curtains and the whole feel of the hotel was old and tired. The bathroom is tiny with a toilette that barely fits between the wall and the sink.
I suppose that the Deca might respond that they are charging what the market will bear. I could have stayed at a hotel farther from the University. This is true, but that doesn't make playing over $800 for two nights pleasant. Being gouged means that I would not return to the Deca again. If I need to visit the University again, I'll stay at the Watertown (which has a nice shuttle to the University).
- 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:
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