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.
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There's lots to like about the Graduate Seattle-great beds, fun decor, central U district location. The staff was friendly and helpful. However some pieces haven't come together yet-we weren't informed that the hotel restaurant was closed for construction, a blanket request took about 20 minutes, the alarm clock was on and went off late at night, some towels were missing from the set for two, which I didn't discover until I was about to step into the shower. These are pretty minor, but the bathroom isn't. I didn't mind the small size, which others have mentioned, but it was definitely NOT designed by/for women (except for very tall ones). The single hook for towels/robes was so far above my head that even my 6ft.+ partner found it a reach. There was only one half-sized towel rack. Storage was limited to one small, high-up shelf. It was basically a nice, small bathroom that you couldn't take anything into-not nightclothes, robes, or toiletries. This issue needs resolution.
The lobby is very interesting. The rooms are small but fairly well decorated. The bathroom was tiny. I stayed there for three nights while moving my daughter into UW, so the location was perfect. The coffee and sandwich in the coffee shop off the lobby were great. The service was friendly. The elevators were incredibly slow and sometimes there were long waits. Would stay there again.
Staff was very friendly. Room was clean. It was small but all I needed for a long weekend. Close to restaurants and university of Washington campus. Would recommend to anyone. Rooftop was had great views of Seattle. Drinks were very good.