Best macarons in the city, hands down! This adorable and delicious bakery is an outpost of its famed original in West Seattle, but just as good. Tip: go early in the morning for the freshest and most diverse selection of breads, pastries, and sweets like these beautiful macarons. My favorites: pistachio, hazelnut, and salted caramel! #Delicious #Colorful Open to the public and not typically crowded, the graduate reading room at Suzzallo Library is perhaps the best example of collegiate gothic architecture west of the Mississippi. A stunning architectural space to read a book or just feel smart. #architecture Grab a grassy seat at the top of the hill at Gas Works Park for one of the best views of Seattle. Perfect for July 4th fireworks viewing, sailboat spotting, or picnicking and cloud gazing. Gorgeous old trees here. Costs $6 to get in, but you'll stroll for hours and enjoy every minute. Bonus: giant carp! #treetrove Now that's more like it! (They've made Still pretty and colorful in Seattle! (In Japanese garden anyway ;) I love this study space. It's atmospheric in that it's dead quiet. Very conducive to studying!! This cafe's former identity as a 1900s house is alive and well.
Four cozy rooms with creaky wood floors and bright walls make you feel right at home.
And their free wifi, soy/almond/hemp milk options, and interesting reading materials will keep you coming back for more. Trover, meet TROVE. This dining destination is fairly new but already establishing itself as a popular classic on Capitol Hill. The building technically houses four separate areas: a sit-down Korean BBQ restaurant, a cocktail bar, a noodle counter, and a frozen parfait window. The BBQ restaurant and bar are nice but pricey ($50pp). The noodle counter is a great alternative: open bar seating along a window that looks out across the city and is opened up in summer months, generous portions, quick order time, and affordable prices. This filling and delicious Chow Fun with lemongrass sausage was a steal for $12. To finish out the night, head to the parfait window and try a huge layered frozen custard parfait in a take-home mason jar (I had Coffee Toffee Crunch - yum!). A great place for trovers of all price points. Overpriced and overrated are two words that most Seattlites use to describe Sky City, the rotating restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. While I agree for the most part, I will say this: if you must go to the Space Needle, go to Sky City at lunch. The elevator ride to the top is free (normally upwards of $10pp), you get steeply discounted valet parking, and there's only a $25 minimum per person at the restaurant. Best value for getting the breathtaking views (which are much better from the restaurant). Plus, you get a pretty good meal and cheap parking! One of Seattle's best-kept secrets. Adorable cupcake shop in the heart of the poppin Pike/Pine corridor. They also have a full espresso menu and ice cream counter with cupcake flavors and tons of toppings! If you're like me and not a huge fan of messy huge cupcakes, try some of the babycakes instead! Another view of Seattle Japanese pretty and peaceful (on a weekday ;). Salmon donburi for lunch. Featuring three different kinds of salmon topped with salmon roe. Served over sushi rice, with a thin layer of japanese pickled mushrooms. Yum! ^^ Duck Dodge sailboat race. Mount Rainier in the background. It is the tallest mountain in the Pacific Northwest, just a little over 14,000 feet. If you have time, I recommend going to Paradise (about a 3 hour drive from Seattle) where you can go hiking. There is still snow around late June although they clear the roads and passable without snow chains. Also stop by Reflection Lake on the way down to get a great view of the mountain up close. Trophy has some pretty delicious cupcakes! They occasionally have promotions on FB/Twitter that involve a secret phrase that'll get the first 10-15 customers that come in a free cupcake. I recommend following them if you work/live/hang out near a Trophy location, and like cupcakes! A sunset walk around Green Lake is an amazing way to enjoy a warm August evening in Seattle. The spectacular post-storm clouds made this particular evening's sky even more magical. Seattle can have some pretty crazy weather! I was out for a morning run and the rain was coming down in buckets. However, up pops the sun on the horizon. What a wonderful morning! #lifeatexpedia #merch My favorite trail system in all of Seattle is the Marsh Trail. Great way to stay in-touch with nature. That crane from the freeway construction sticks out like a sore thumb to remind you that you're still in the middle of the city! :) If you go, make sure to wear rain boots as it can get pretty muddy. #lifeatexpedia #merch A Cyclist taking a break to snap few photos of the Sunset and the Space Needle - Volunteer Park #goldenhour I said #TroverDetour
I was on my way downtown to pick my sister up from work, when I realized I'd left unnecessarily early. I also realized how beautiful the sky was, as I made my way south towards the Montlake Bridge.
I crossed the bridge and instead of proceeding to the on-ramp onto 520 west, I took the first right onto Hamlin Street, which lead me down to the water, the Seattle Yacht Club, and the West Montlake Park which marks the west end of the Montlake Cut.
My spur-of-the-moment detour, which was inspired by realizing I was on my way to being ridiculously early to my destination, led to this gorgeous sight. As an avid Instagrammer, I have experimented with my fair share of filters and editing tricks, but the views I saw tonight I found were brilliant enough on their own.
Thanks to my detour, I've now another great spot I can add to my list of favorite spots to watch the sunset in my hometown :) Who's ready for Fall?! #colorful #nature #autumn #fallseason In the summer months, request a table on the intimate back patio of Oddfellows for a truly unique and romantic experience. Extra tip: bottles of wine are half off on Sundays! Head to Gasworks to enjoy cool industrial buildings contrasted with rolling green hills and lake views. A great picnicking spot on a sunny day, be sure to bring a blanket since the geese keep the grass This is a street about 5 minutes away from Queen Anne Ave. The Ave is full of cute shops, boutiques, and fine dining and is quite characteristic of this suburban borough of Seattle. It's quite easy to get Downtown from QA too. Buses run there very frequently--it usually takes 20-40mins depending on the state of traffic and which part of Downtown you are headed to.
Did I mention that QA streets look gorgeous in the Fall? Iconic Seattle - EMP and the Space Needle. The Space Needle was built in 1962 as part of the World's Fair. At that time it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River at 605 ft (184 m) high. It's built to withstand 200 mph winds (89 m/s) and 9.1 magnitude earthquakes. There is an observation deck at the top, as well as a rotating restaurant. Beautiful fall colors. Ahhhh... That moment when all you've imagined in a meditation becomes reality💙
If you're visiting Seattle and love the serene, then the Seattle Japanese garden is a must see for you. There is parking and an admission day pass is $6 for adults. Piano in the park! This is just one of 20 pianos that have taken up summer residence in parks in and around Seattle. All are unique art pieces and people are encouraged to pause and play a piece or two (for as long as 30 minutes).
Supposedly hidden, this wasn't at all hard to find. #TroveOn - Serious Pie, which is seriously delish btw's, becomes Serious Biscuit in the AM. And is also quite tasty.
This is the fennel sausage w/extra cheesy goodness. Def $$, but it's a good splurge on a Saturday. We visited this park overlooking Seattle during a beautiful full moon. One of the best places to fly a kite in Seattle is at Gasworks Park. From Kite Hill, of course. On this day there was wind aplenty and the kids got the kite up just by tossing it into the air. The name really says it all about this place as their food is clearly made with love. The rolls, including this beautiful and ridiculously delicious mango roll, and any of their nigiri sushi specials cannot be beat. Folklife Festival is held at the Seattle Center grounds on Memorial Day weekend. A great place for people watching, listening to music and sampling different food trucks.
#Bestof5 This might have been the highlight of my visit to the Space Needle. We went up to the top of the needle and visited the EMP, but I loved the Garden of Glass!! So beautiful! A photographer's dream inside this place! Obviously, go when the flowers are in bloom. ;) Very cool new building in the South Lake Union area of Seattle under brilliant skies. UW Medicine built this as a research facility to study multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, malaria and lupus among other things.
#architecture A piece of the Statue of Liberty comes to Gasworks Park for 4th of July!! The WAC is a fantastic place to rent out a canoe or long boat! It's right by the University of Washington and is next to Husky Stadium. You can easily walk there from campus or just park right by it. It's $7 to rent out a canoe for an hr! One of my favorite #hometown hangs is the Center for Wooden Boats! This great little organization offers free Sunday sails on their fleet of historic boats, including the cute little steamboat Puffin! Toot toot! Sign ups start around 10am if you are looking for a cruise around Lake Union.
CWB also offers boat rentals including kayaks, canoes & pedal boats, as well as a great view of the lake. Try your hand at the knot tying exhibits or check out what they're building in the shop. Teres Major - first time for this tender beef shoulder cut. Lovely seasoned and quite flavorful. Highly recommended. Chihuly sculpture garden never disappoints! Plan to spend about an hour. The kids will like it too. This cozy little cafe is THE pre-theater top-up.
Tucked into central Queen Anne, just steps from the Rep, the Ballet, Teatro Zinzani and more, you'll routinely see actors, directors and crew fueling up (and get to overhear industry gossip and griping).
And the noms are damn good too. It's one of my favorite lake trails in Seattle Get your Don Draper on at this beautifully designed space from the creators of Mamnoon. Sweeping views from 100 feet above Lake Union. One of my favorite places to walk my dog and enjoy the views #endlesssummer #colorful Aurora bridge located on Troll Street. What could be better than 'Coffee of the Week'? A local coffee shop that becomes the center of this community without boasting as such. Kids and pets welcome. I <3 the name - named after their darling little boy. Coffee: A+ Amazing view of the Space Needle through the ceiling of the conservatory at the Chihuily Garden and Glass Museum. This incredible hand-blown glass flower sculpture hangs suspended from the ceiling.
#seattle #washington #chihuily #glass The Pink Elephant A hand-blown glass globe reflecting the Space Needle in the garden of the Chihuily Glass Museum. The garden is interspersed with glass balls, neon tubes and other glass objects, all color coordinated and placed in harmony with the plants.
#seattle #washington #chihuily #glass Found this gem thanx to fellow trovers! Worth a visit and a walk around the beautiful UW campus. #stunningstructures We get the best sunrises in Seattle. #lifeatexpedia Found this cool staircase in a dead end street of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle. There’s also Kerry Park a few minutes away from this spot with a great view of Seattle skyline on a nice day. This is a very iconic University of Washington shot, except Mt Rainier is usually present in the background! The cherry blossoms on campus usually show up around April and decorate the campus quite nicely. These stairs are actually right by the university's main plaza The Aurora bridge was built in 1932 at a length of 2,946 feet and a height of 167 feet. It connects Seattle and from any angle you can see it's massive steel beams supporting the bridge. This is a gorgeous path to ride your bike or walk on. It is just below the main level of Fremont (a 'borough' of Seattle). You'll see lots of people on this trail! Very cool space, and probably the longest table you will ever see, made from a single log! Looking out on Seattle and Mt. Rainier. We got up to Kerry Park about ten minutes from sunset. We’d been the night before to check out the whole place lit up, which was beautiful, but fog concealed the mountain and seeing it with the sun lighting up the western face was pretty unreal!
#BvSCities Alm Hill has the most amazing produce - I could not resist this composition. The Farmer's market is open year round. Some of the most beautiful architecture in all of Seattle. Make it a point if you have the chance to stop inside. This corpse flower, named Edgar Allan Pew, is in bloom! Yesterday was the most potent day, and while the aroma has faded significantly, it was still looking good. Apparently they only bloom for 72 hours once every 7-10 years.
Native to the rain forests of Sumatra, the corpse flower attracts carrion-eating beetles and flesh flies via it's unique fragrance, which resembles that of rotting meat. The flower also heats up during bloom, approximating the temperature of a warm-blooded animal. Although both male and female flowers grow in the same plant, they open a few days apart, preventing self-pollination.
This particular bloom was relatively small - only a few feet tall. The blooms have been known to grow as tall as 8ft (2.5m)!
More Chihuly awesomeness! This is part of the outside area of the museum and is so beautiful. The whole museum really is though. I went on a really sunny, gorgeous day so all the colors were accented nicely. Library at University of Washington If you're looking for some good late-night food in Wallingford, definitely try Pinky's! #lateplates #foodtruck This is a cool viewpoint very close to the top (Poo Poo Point itself).
The trail itself is about 8 miles round trip and is actually quite steep. There are not too many flat sections of the trail.
Many people hang glide off of Poo Poo Point. We probably saw about 5-6 in the time it took us to do the trail. This is the chocolate waterfall.
It pours hot molten chocolate just inches from the tour, wafting sweet cocoa aromas.
However, don't indulge in the temptation. This is pure chocolate without any sugar, so it will taste BITTER. Mt. Fuji splendor. Spring finally comes to Seattle. These trees light up the banks of Green Lake in the spring! One of the many views of how glass can be tamed by a master. The Fremont troll...
Holding onto a car that he grabbed from under the bridge. Don't forget to pay homage to him or you may loose your car. Brilliant Spring skies above the iconic Seattle landmark, the Space Needle. The Seattle center grounds are not only home to the Space Needle, but also to the Pacific Science Center, the Center house with a food court with great choices and the Seattle Children's Museum. The Chihuly Glass Exhibition, the Experience Music Project (EMP), Key Arena, and McCaw Hall are all here too! You can easily spend days visiting this spot and not see everything.
#architecture #TroveOn - Amazing local distillery serving up their own handcrafted vodka, gin and whiskey. Our faves were the Rex Velvet vodka (naturally colored with beets) and the fresh tasting Mischief Gin. Even the stills are magical - handcrafted in Germany and built to remove impurities without removing the flavor (the liquors are only distilled once, not 3, 6 or 12 times like many others).
Stop by on Sundays, when the tasting room is open from 11 to 4. The 30ft tall (9.1m) Citron Icicle Tower is composed of around 2,100 glass shards. Keep in mind that this guy is also outside, which means it needs to hold up to the Seattle elements (rain, wind, and the occasional snow). Cherry blossoms at the UW. Such a beautiful thing to see! If you happen to be visiting in March, do not miss these beautiful trees! You may have to get there early to get a photo like this. It gets pretty crowded during the day. Like to get on the water? When you're in Seattle, rent an electric boat and head out on Lake Union and Portage Bay. And, if you're lucky, you just might find the SeaTaco on the water where you can grab a fish taco (or vegetarian taco in my case). They are delicious! Just float on up to their boat and they'll take care of the rest. #LifeAtExpedia Such a fun happy hour scene. Pull up an Adirondack chair, slurp some local oysters, look out onto Lake Union. Boat parking is available! Houseboats under hwy 99 (Aurora Ave N) Bridge at the garden. This has to be the best fountain in Seattle. 220 feet in diameter and you can go right up to the dome. Water reaches 120' height. Relatively new to U-Village, but seems like it's here to stay. Decent variety of food, and an elegant interior. I stop in for their #coffee. Grace Kitchen serves up #stumptown coffee, and sells stumptown coffee beans for retail purchase as well. The Hair Bender is my personal favorite. A Mexican Hat Tower in the garden. They look like Seussical horns to me, but in Chihuly's mind the end of each spoke is a little sombrero. I got the large chia seed pudding here and it was BOMB! I'm not exactly sure about everything that was put on top of it, but I know there were almonds and coconut flakes.
Chaco Canyon is a vegan-friendly cafe in the University District (close to the University of Washington in Seattle) that serves breakfast all day! It's medium-sized (not that small for a cafe) and is really popular among locals. Took this in late summer while visiting the Woodland Park zoo. Deaybreak over Portage Bay, in Seattle. The Autumn🍁🍂🍁🍂 It's perfect time, right?
Taken at October 21st, 2016. The stunning reading room in the Suzzallo library at the University of Washington. When you step through this door, a wall of chocolate-scented heat whacks you forcefully. This is the machines room where cocoa beans are turned into amazing chocolate. Just another shot of the grand stairs at the library. ICU2TV: On August 17, 2008 a bronze statue of J.P. Patches and Gertrude was unveiled at the corner of Fremont Avenue North and North 34th Street in the Fremont section of Seattle. The unveiling date was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the J.P. Patches show. The statue is called The Japanese Garden was gorgeous and peaceful in October. Great place to relax. Best roasted chicken in Seattle. Seriously. One of my favorite events around the holidays in Seattle is the Christmas Ship Festival. You can catch a ride on an Argosy cruise (, rent your own or, simply go to a great viewing spot. My favorite is on the University Bridge looking out towards Portage Bay. Here, all the decorated boats stop for caroling which you can hear throughout the neighborhood (I can sometimes hear it in my house). Once done, all boats blow their horns and then head to Lake Union. It's definitely a site to see! I just wish my little iPhone camera could have captured it better so you all could get a better feel for it! #winterwonders #lifeatexpedia #merch I had walked past this gelato place SO many times in Fremont but never tried it until now! This was a small cup of the pistachio flavor ($4.25). It was great! The cup seems small, but they pack on the very rich scoops of ice cream quite generously. I think this place has only been open for a year now so it's still relatively new. Great spot to shoot pool. Lots of tables and nice lofty space. We walked in 10p on Thursday night and a table was open for us. A must see library at university of Washington, Seattle.
#UW #library Cherry blossoms at The Quad - University of Washington Im always in search for coffee that is not Starbucks. #foodiefinds Spring at the UW is breathtaking. It's 110% worth getting there for sunrise. #spring #seattle #pink #springfun Detail from the museum's Persian Ceiling, a sculptural style invented by Dale Chihuly. The Persians themselves are the glass roundels that appear in many of Chihuly's large installations. In the case of his Persian Ceilings, he arranges them atop clear glass panes and lights them from above. This particular ceiling takes the art a step further by incorporating additional shapes that add interest.
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Free breakfast
Free WiFi
Business center
Smoke Free

Near Husky Stadium

In the heart of the lively University District, this budget-friendly hotel is across from the University of Washington and less than a mile from Husky Stadium. Downtown Seattle is 3.5 miles away.

Free breakfast, Wi-Fi

The College Inn serves a complimentary Continental breakfast. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. A pub, coffee shop, and convenience store are in the same complex.

Smoke-free rooms

Built for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition, The College Inn offers 27 smoke-free guestrooms. All include sinks and telephones. Separate men's and women's bathrooms and showers are on each floor.

Languages Spoken

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

This European-style inn is on University Way (also known as The Ave), the main street of Seattle's University District. The University of Washington campus is across from The College Inn. A bus stop is 1 block away, and numerous restaurants and shops are within a few blocks.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel and offers concierge services. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the fourth-floor lounge. The College Inn is completely non-smoking. Because of the building's age, there are no elevators or wheelchair access. Street parking is available (surcharge).

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Business center 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Total number of rooms - 27 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Shared bathroom with sink in room 
  • Free WiFi 
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Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast.

Property Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

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Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Property Name

  • College Inn Seattle
  • College Inn
  • College Hotel Seattle
  • The College Hotel Seattle

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