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
The rooms were large but the hotel felt dated. The room had a lot of empty space and the bed linens seemed worn. Hotel was convenient to several restaurants and there was ample parking. Front desk staff were nice but not helpful with tourist attraction recommendations.
This hotel has its own parking lot, which is nice in that area. Very close to lots of food options, the UW campus, and in our case, the Neptune Theater. Staff is fantastic. Overall a very nice experience.
The hotel is nice and the staff is friendly. For the winter the hotel switches to heat so there is no ac. You have to open a window and the street is kind of noisy. The hotel does provide ear plugs. The beds are kind of old here. The room service is great and the lemon pancakes and so yummie. This is a good place and affordable.
I was there for business, 2 nights. The staff was friendly and the accommodations exactly as described. It's a refurbished slightly older building so there's a bit of sound coming through from other guests but it was barely perceptible and not an issue or a disturbance. I loved the deep old iron tub --reminded me of the one in my parents' old 1919 house in Mtl. The room i had was very roomy, the bed comfortable and the shower amazing. I also loved the soaps/shampoos "Lather", i think.
Honestly, felt like this was one of the best hotels i’ve stayed. It’s not overpriced like some places, but it’s just right! Very clean hotel throughout ( lobby, hallways, restrooms, elevators, and room). Staff are also very friendly, helpful, welcoming, and respectful.