Ratings based on 243 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Do not recommend it

Posted Apr 12, 2014
share restroom and shower room with others. Room is very small and scary.
3 out of 5
by mom of student

Cheap, great location and comfortable!

Posted Mar 11, 2014
First night the heater was stuck on high and it being late when I got back from a fun filled day .. After 11., there was no one to talk to about it! Slept with the windows open!! Rough 1st night. The next morning I reported the problem.. It was fixed the next day!! From there out it was great.. Wonderful brunch and wonderful warm and clean showers. Slept well .. Bring ear plugs though.. Old building means creaky .. Over all enjoyed my stay and would stay there again:)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by mike from indianapolis, in

Great hostel type of hotel in the u district.

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Stayed here for four days with my wife and three year old. We had a great time. I would highly recommend it. Just as long as you know what you are booking before you book it. This isn't a standard hotel. You get a room with a sink and bed with showers and toilet down the hall. If you know that goin into it you will love it. If you are expecting the hilton you won't. Staff were all awesome and extremely helpful!!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Angel from Texas

closed to UW. convenient to school for short stay.

Posted Jan 6, 2014
Pros: good hotel with reasonable price
Cons: na
Location: 4000 University Way NE, Seattle, Banana Leaf Coffee
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

Economical Hotel With a Compromise

Posted Jan 2, 2014
Pros: The price is low and the location is excellent
Cons: Perhaps wash down the walls or change the carpets to eliminate the musty smell.
Location: If you need an affordable room near UW, this is your place. Walk two or three blocks and you're on campus. Lots of inexpensive restaurants nearby.
The College Inn bills itself as a "European Style" hotel, which means there's a sink but no private bathroom for each room. Instead, there's a common bathroom -- one for men, one for women -- on each floor. If you can deal with this compromise, the College Inn is a probably the most affordable place to stay in Seattle with a decent location. You may notice a musty scent in the hallways, but the building's more than a century old, so you're just smelling time. Basically, a fine deal, one block from buses that can get you downtown in about 10 minutes.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ben from Ohio

Posted Dec 19, 2013
Pros: The bed was very comfortable, the location is very accessible to public transit and eateries.
Cons: The room was somewhat beat up. The furniture looked like it had recently been busted up.
Location: Plenty of places to eat or drink within the block. The University of Washington is adjacent, and Fremont and Ballard are short bus rides away.
3 out of 5
by susanna from Ferndale, Wa

Close to stores

Posted Dec 18, 2013
Although the hotel was in walking distance to a lot of places and very quiet I probably wouldn't stay again. There is only on street parking which you have to pay the meter no elevator or wheelchair access. No in room bathing facilities or toilet in room. Staff was very friendly and a quiet place to stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Andrew from Souza

Comfortable but very basic

Posted Dec 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
The people who run the hotel were very pleasant and friendly. The locations is excellent although at night yu have to be careful sometimes. It is a very clean and quiet hotel. The only negative is that the bathroom and shower are communal, which is a bit inconvenient when you have to walk down the hall at night to use it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

College Inn Stay

Posted Nov 17, 2013
Pros: Inexpensive but nice.
Cons: More bathrooms with showers.
Location: Right next to UW and downtown. There are a few lakes near by and a variety of things to do in the downtown. Lots of restaurants.
It was great. Very clean and well kept. If you are passing through Washington for a few and need a inexpensive well kept place to stay College Inn is a great spot. It is right next to UW and the downtown areas of Seattle. I was very pleased.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 11, 2013
Location: Outstanding location if one desires to be in the University district.
This is an economy lodging choice, but everything is good to acceptable.