Ratings based on 431 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified ReviewsThey paid and stayed. We double-checked.
by A verified traveler from Tri-Cities, WA
European style Inn in the heart of seattlePosted Jul 16, 2016
Old, historic building. The rooms are spacious and clean with comfy beds. More like a B&B with bathrooms down the hall and no tv in the room. Be prepared for street parking and some stairs. For a working stay in the city it was great.
by A verified traveler from Abi Saab
Clean your restroom, get good mattressPosted Jul 16, 2016
I don't mind sharing restrooms as a last option hotel, but restrooms were not clean and I avoided using them. Also, the mattress was so old and completely uncomfortable. Hotel smelled old in an unpleasant way.
by A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA
Old with lots of character, but not maintainedPosted Jul 12, 2016
This is an old building. Right when you walk in, you'll notice that "old house smell" that you may have encountered at your great grandmother's house. If you can get over that though, this place really has a wonderful charm to it. The drawback is: it's not really well maintained. The staff members were friendly and helpful enough, but they don't have the appropriate facilities to store your bags if you arrive before check-in. I guess I should have called before assuming that. We hid them in the back of their storefront check-in desk with no guarantees that they wouldn't be stolen. The first thing I noticed in my room was a large black stain (ink from a pen?) on the white bed comforter, in plain view. There were some small bugs in the bathroom because the window was left open. The lock on my room's door appeared to be broken and it wouldn't close fully. It was a simple fix (replacing a screw in the striker plate) but was not addressed during my stay after notifying the staff. The bathrooms are communal and shared by the entire floor, but were actually kept clean during my stay. Nothing says "College" like showering next to a complete stranger. None of these factors really bothered me, but if they do, you may want to look elsewhere. All in all, this place is a cheap solution for staying near downtown. The rooms really could have a rustic charm if only the place were maintained a little better. I loved my stay but can't recommend without warning.
by A verified traveler
Hostel/PensionPosted Jun 17, 2016
Pros: I got a good nights sleep.
Cons: Bathrooms in the room.
Location: The location is convenient for the University of Washington.
If all you need is a bed, that's what you will be getting. The room and bed were clean but everything was "tired." The bathroom and shower were down the hall. It was quiet and provided a bed to sleep in but nothing more.
by A verified traveler
Front room so a little noisy location is giidPosted May 15, 2016
Avgoid place to stay for the money. Bath area very clean. Room is no frills but comfortable . Front room a little noisy but expected. I enjoyed my stay!
by A verified traveler from I
Les miserablePosted May 7, 2016
Very small room Very bad bed Very old furniture Room smells
by A verified traveler from Moses Lake, WA. 98837
Unusual experience in the U DistrictPosted Apr 18, 2016
We booked this hotel for an overnight stay, not realizing that it was a Hostel, and that there was no parking! My grandson had an appointment at Children's Hospital the next day so the location looked really great. We were surprised to find that it was the type of establishment that it is. The place is very quaint and the room had large windows and a window seat. Although it has taken me 69 years to do it, I can now say that I stayed in a Hostel. We found a parking lot two blocks away to store our car, and then proceeded to walk around the district. There are 4 floors in this old hotel, and we stayed on the second floor. Luckily, I have no problem doing stairs, as there was no elevator. The rooms are neat and clean, and the bathroom is down the hall. (also neat and clean). Wifi reception was very good in our room. We really had a great time and enjoyed breakfast on the fourth floor the next morning. For a really different experience, try this! People who do this seem to be very respectful and quiet.
by A verified traveler from San Diego
Convenient for visiting University of WashingtonPosted Apr 15, 2016
The College Inn is inexpensive and low key. I work for a different university, so I appreciated the fact that the Inn is essentially on the campus of the University of Washington, which means that wifi is available via eduroam---that greatly facilitated me accessing internet library resources to wrap up my presentation. And I appreciated the fact that the Inn was near everywhere I needed to go on campus.
by A verified traveler
no parkingPosted Apr 11, 2016
Pros: next to U W
busy place .. no parking ...nice bar downstairs. parking lot 2 blocks away for a fee
by A verified traveler from Earth
Good location, bare necessitiesPosted Apr 9, 2016
Pros: Location and vintage look (established in 1909)
Cons: Power outlets don't hold the plugs well!
Location: Good location for a taste of university life
Bare necessities! Read well the description. Common showers and restrooms. It makes sense for the price. Have realistic expectations and enjoy the location.