What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location just two blocks from the University of Washington
- Knockout city and mountain views from the smallest Studio Suites to sprawling Junior Suites
- Seasonal comfort fare at the hotel's District restaurant
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- There’s a small fitness center, plus easy access to the 27-mile Burke-Gilman Trail
- Popular with families visiting university students, so book in advance during school events
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On Brooklyn Avenue and 45th Street, just two blocks from the University of Washington, Hotel Deca, a Noble House Hotel, is an Art Deco gem dating to 1931. The lobby is a colorful mismatch of oversize armchairs, designer light fixtures and modern artwork, but feels cozy thanks to an enormous fireplace and bright, patterned carpets. Upstairs, most of the 158 guestrooms and suites have spectacular views of the city skyline and Olympic Mountains, and all come with a king or two queen beds, flat-screen TVs, glass desks and Art Deco–inspired monochrome bathrooms. For family stays, consider junior suites, which start at a spacious 450 square feet and have pullout sofa beds. The hotel’s District restaurant supplies room service from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., or head down to the dining room for simple, seasonal fare like mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon, chicken pot pie and burgers four ways. For fitness fiends, there’s a small gym with cardio and weight lifting equipment, or the 27-mile Burke-Gilman Trail, a favorite with joggers, walkers and bikers, is just a few blocks away.
In the Area
Make the most of the campus locale with a visit to the University of Washington’s landmark Suzallo Library, the Meany Hall for the Performing Arts and must-see Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, or, for sports fans, catch a Huskies game at the nearby Husky Stadium. Outdoor lovers can soak up Seattle’s spectacular scenery on the 27-mile Burke-Gilman Trail, a former rail trail that traces the coastline around Golden Gardens Park, Lake Union and University Village. And for nearby eats, try U-District’s Ram Restaurant and Brewery and Blue C Sushi. First timers shouldn’t miss visits to the Seattle Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park.
How to Get There
We like the Graduate had no complaints. The room was clean and adequate. Location was convenient,we got around by an Uber when not walking. The Roof top bar is special and gets crowded it was our favorite place to meet friends and have a drink. Its too bad our trip was scarred by being robbed. Crime is an issue in Portland,the homeless are everywhere and theft is rampart. We are experienced travelers,not squeamish and take extra precautions when in the city. But not going back to Seattle,too bad but its out of control and after having our luggage stolen,it left a bad impression of the city in spite of some great dining and things to do and see.
This hotel was chosen by our conference planning team. The staff was very courteous and helpful for our special needs families. Pleased with that. The beds were amazingly comfortable. Large screen HD TVs in the room. Location was good. Able to take the grandson a few blocks away for shady peaceful walks around the university campus which we enjoyed. Room was spacious with a large walk in closet. Wanted adjoining room with other family members. Was not available, but did get a room next door which was ok. Could hear some noises through the walls and some street noise. For the cost of the rooms, it would have been nice to have complimentary coffee in the lobby for early risers. They do have Kerugs in the rooms under tv stand. Did not care for the adjoining cafe. Very limited choices and not very friendly. Large iced tea was really small and expensive. There is a reasonable coffee shopdeli across the street on corner. Two Starbucks, three 7 11s, a Safeway and Trader Joe’s within walking distance. Be sure you go up to rooftop bar to take in the views. That was probably the highlight of this hotel stay. Thank you to the kind staff member who was manning the front desk during the early hours. Enjoyed our conversations coming and going.
Interesting clean Art Deco hotel 2 blocks from U Dub. Staff is very friendly and accommodating especially after flight delays and cancellations caused us to arrive 2 days late. Reasonable price.
Each Graduate is different but relates to a local U. Here the lobby is decorated with several interesting collections from landscape paintings to a wall of old speakers to a collection of shell /macrame hangings on the ceiling. Guest rooms have tile floors with woven rugs, Art Deco furniture and interesting art. Keys look like old college ID’s and the do not disturb sign is a pennant that says “studying”. Area is a little down despite being 2 blocks from the U. I expect it will improve with the opening of the new light rail station next year. Several ethnic restaurants on block over. Brunello just over a mile away is great Italian