Who We Are


For more than a century, the College Inn Hotel has provided its visitors an amazing and budget friendly travel experience in the heart of the University District. We promise our guests a stay complete with style, character, and comfort. Each corner of our hotel speaks a story alluding to our hotel’s iconic past including the Tudor Revival exterior, which is an upscale design brought to America in the early 1900’s by architects schooled in the UK.

The College Inn is proud to share its June 1, 1909 birthday with the opening of the Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition World’s Fair in Seattle. The exposition was organized in celebration of Seattle’s rapid rise in prosperity, a result of being the gateway to the gold rush in the Yukon through Alaska. And while this exposition ended its journey a mere five months later, the College Inn continued to live on, carrying remnants of the rich history.


Although small in stature, the College Inn stands tall for having witnessed the local births of Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Nordstrom, a World’s Fair/Space Needle, Starbucks, the Seahawks and Mariners, and an ever-expanding University of Washington where periodic cheers (and occasional jeers) emanate from nearby Husky Stadium.

Framed by its historic architecture and equipped with modern amenities, the College Inn aims to bridge Seattle’s celebrated past with its sophisticated present.  The Inn occupies the top three floors of the building and is complemented by the convenience of cafes and eateries on the street-level, and an infamous pub in the cellar.

Our Inn recently underwent extensive renovations to ensure the comfort of our guests, while keeping its character and unique Tudor Revival exterior.


In conclusion, we offer guests who are seeking close accommodations to UW, or convenience to the UW Medical Center, or are simply looking for a friendly and comfortable place to stay at a great price. The College Inn Hotel warmly invites all to become a part of our legacy.

Hotel Amenities

Choose your room type:

    • Premium rooms with private bathrooms

    • Economical European-style rooms​ with:

      • In room vanity sinks​

      • Separate shared Men's and Women's bathrooms on each floor

  • Complimentary tea & coffee

  • Laptop-friendly workspaces in every room

  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi

  • Luggage drop-off allowed

  • Shared kitchen area available to prepare meals

  • Non smoking establishment 

  • Essentials

    • Bathrobes

    • Hair dryers

    • Iron

  • Inquire about Discounts for Extended Stays