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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

Area Attractions


The University District is the area surrounding the University of Washington. With youthful, college town vibes, affordable hotel, and dining options, and its proximity to the light rail station, it makes for a great option for budget travelers.

You’ll find the majority of the fun shops, indie cafes, cheap eats, and the quirky culture of the neighborhood along The Ave, but you can also do some shopping in the U-Village. Also be sure to relax in the Quad on the University of Washington campus, bike along the Burke-Gilman trail, or catch a bus, Lyft, or Uber ride to some of the other fun neighborhoods in north Seattle.


Stroll through the University of Washington's beautiful campus full of ten thousand trees and views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. The UW is a scenic oasis in an urban setting, where you can study under cherry blossoms, paddle a kayak after class, watch a waterfront football game or read all afternoon in a spectacular library that may remind you of Hogwarts.


The new U-District Light Rail station is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, so you can quickly and easily get downtown.  The Light Rail will take you to the heart of the downtown shopping district and within two blocks of Pike Place Market in just 8 minutes. The Elliot Bay waterfront is on the other side of the Market where you can catch a ride the Great Ferris Wheel, catch a ferry to Bainbridge Island, visit the Aquarium, or discover the Sculpture Park.

The Space Needle and Seattle Center are just northwest of downtown and you can take the monorail from Westlake Center shopping area right to its base. In the middle of downtown, you'll find the innovative Central Library as well as the recently expanded Seattle Art Museum.  South of the Market, historic Pioneer Square offers a popular Underground Tour, and is walking distance to the pro Football, Soccer, and Baseball stadiums. 

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