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
15/Sept/18. We arrived at hotel to find it shut and under refurbishment. Only thing we got from Holiday company was on the 12/Sept 18 to tell us the name had changed from Deca to Graduate. I had to book into the hotel the next block down still trying to get it sorted out have been home since 23/Sept/18.
7 days before my scheduled arrival, the hotel cancelled our reservation. The renovation will not be complete. No voucher for a future stay, no letter of apology, no accomodation at their other property 5 miles away. Instead they "generously" booked us a reservation at an inferior motel 4 miles north of the University. No thank you. What kind of organization operates this way? Shame on you Noble House Hotels.