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
- 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
I haven't been to the Hotel since it has become the Graduate. I do recall all that is good about the property and it is the artsy deco interior, open fireplace lobby. Good (now that's saying something in Seattle) coffee shop connected to the lobby and excellent proximity to the Highway to access downtown or to go north. The concert hall across the street is a gem too if you get a good entertainer.
The staff was super helpful and friendly. This was a welcome addition to the U District. My room had a spectacular view of the mountains for my cofee and sunset with the space needle to the south. The incredible space in my room will make me pack my yoga mat next trip.
I have a hard time posting this type of review because the staff was incredibly kind but the walls are so paper thin I could hear the neighbor using the bathroom and people talking on the phone in the hallway. On top of that, an attendant was vacuuming in the hallways at 9pm. He graciously stopped when a couple of us came out our rooms but totally inconsiderate to begin with.
The view is incredible and the updates are lovely there’s just no way I’d ever book here again based on the severe lack of sleep due to the detail of which we could hear every single sound around the room. It’s really too bad, there’s great potential here.
We selected the graduate because of its proximity to the UW medical center. Our stay was very pleasant. The accommodations were very good and the furnishings up to date. Parking was included on our special rate which helped. The staff are mostly college age and a bit less than professional, but very friendly and willing to help. The lobby has some very cute decor ideas. There is a coffee shop off the lobby with some healthy snacks. Otherwise you are on your own for dining. I hope they add an EV charging station.
My husband and I just stayed for 2 nites and we loved the place. Unique, clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel is within walking distance of lots of food and shopping. Will definitely be my top choice if I’m in Seattle again, just loved it