Graduate Seattle

Seattle, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

Located in Seattle's vibrant University District, the Graduate Seattle seamlessly blends college nostalgia with contemporary design and modern amenities. As soon as you step into the lobby you're taken back to the 1930s, with its vast comfy sofas, fireplace and large communal coffee table. Off the lobby you'll find Poindexter Coffee, serving coffee by day and wine and cocktails at night. Borrow a bike to explore the city and when you get back, be sure to take yourself up to the roof top bar at the 16th floor Mountaineering Club — the views from here are fantastic.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Situated on the corner of the University District, close to the Burke Museum of Natural History and 10 minutes from Downtown.

Hotel information

158 rooms. All with HD TV, docking stations, WiFi, iron and ironing board, coffee-maker, safe and Malin + Goetz toiletries. City Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

 

 

 

City Premium Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sky Rooms offer the best views of Seattle and the surrounding area, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.  

Mountaineering Club (light bites, drinks and fantastic views). Poindexter Coffee (coffee, lunch and all-day breakfast). Fitness centre. Complimentary bike hire. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $21 per night, plus taxes (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $15 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: – Fitness Centre - Internet access - Newspaper- Lending library access. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change – please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (13)
  • Very good (10)
  • Average (6)
  • Poor (1)
  • Terrible (8)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, good location

Oct 13, 2019 RhondaWigglesworth Walla Walla, Washington

Staff was very friendly. Room was clean. It was small but all I needed for a long weekend. Close to restaurants and university of Washington campus. Would recommend to anyone. Rooftop was had great views of Seattle. Drinks were very good.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible and traumatizing

Oct 4, 2019 Alicia K T Lummi Island, Washington

October 4th 2019...First off I'm gonna lead with a bit of backstory. Myself and 3 lady friends booked 2 rooms for our stay while we attended a show at the Neptune Theater. After a great show and some drinks and food afterwards we headed to our rooms to go to bed. We weren't up to party, our evening was done for the night. 1 of my lady friends went… Read more
October 4th 2019...First off I'm gonna lead with a bit of backstory. Myself and 3 lady friends booked 2 rooms for our stay while we attended a show at the Neptune Theater. After a great show and some drinks and food afterwards we headed to our rooms to go to bed. We weren't up to party, our evening was done for the night. 1 of my lady friends went ahead of the group but couldn't find her key card so we met back up in the elevator. Not 10 minutes passed after getting inside our rooms before there was a knock at the door. We were in the process of changing into our sleepwear and thought that it was our other friends possibly needing something. I opened the door to what appeared to be a random stranger in a Texas Walker Ranger costume...identified himself as hotel security and requested that we step into the hallway because there was a noise complaint. Red flag! No dude, we are half naked and I dont neccesarily believe you are who you say you are. There was never a call from the front desk to communicate there was any problem or that a person from the hotel staff was coming to our room. You are a complete stranger with no hotel identification just expecting me to exit my room...absolutely not. Things only progressed from there. The next thing I know...within minutes, he's called the police...is insisting that my friend leaves the hotel. He actually kicked her out of the hotel. Because she refused to go into the hallway clothed only in her underwear and shirt. All we wanted was to go to bed. It was completely inappropriate and it creeped us out from the very beginning. Both of us had drinks and we felt very vulnerable and were guarded and didn't want to be dragged out into the hallway. Again there was never a call from the front desk. There was never a warning of a noise complaint. Had there been a simple call to our room we would have responsibility respected the complaint. The "security person" then proceeds to go to my groups other room to inform them that the police were on there way. Why did he do that? He claimed he was going to all the rooms but after they shut the door he came straight back to our room without going to any other doors. At this point it was very clear that he had an agenda to target my roommate. Insisted that she must leave the hotel. There was never an offer to move our room. There was never the opportunity for us to just go to bed..there was alot of back and forth at this point because here we are as hotel guests from out of town. Obviously if we had another place to stay it would not be in a hotel. He kicked my friend out in the middle of the night with nowhere to go. We all felt helpless and targeted. My friend was police escorted to the lobby where we now find ourselves in the position to try and find her a place to go. She has family in Bothell so we were trying to get her there at least. We've been drinking and she certainly can't drive herself anywhere. She can't sleep in her car on the street. The hotel desk clerk did not want to call a cab or an UBER and a member of our group insisted that they do so. This is where the security person offers to give my friend a ride to Bothell. Are you kidding us right now. You just kicked her out of the hotel and now you are offering her a ride. CREEPY, INAPPROPRIATE, SO UNPROFESSIONAL. Definitely felt that is was predatory to say the least. After all is said and done and my friend is in a cab and on her way....which should never have happened to begin with. I am now alone in my room just in complete shock of everything. I feel so vulnerable, even with the door locked and chained. Traumatized by the entire situation. Even now as I write this I am shaken to my core. I have never experienced anything comparable in all of my travels and stayed in hotels all around the country. This experience has left us all with a bitter taste. There needs to be an inquiry of this security person. Above everything else the last straw was the offer to give her a ride. Made in front of the desk clerk...he even seemed surprised by this. On so many levels that is wrong. No you cannot give my friend an ride anywhere. You will call her a cab. We are not okay or happy with this experience. We walked away from this hotel completely disappointed and dissatisfied. Yuck, just yuck. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Views (with a little noise)

Sep 26, 2019 TravelShan88

I stayed at this hotel for two nights while attending a conference on the UW campus. The hotel decor and ambiance is on point - and it's all in the details from the room keys to the artwork in the lobby. The staff were all super friendly, especially at the Mountaineering Club. The bartender willingly gave me recommendations, and even reserved my… Read more
I stayed at this hotel for two nights while attending a conference on the UW campus. The hotel decor and ambiance is on point - and it's all in the details from the room keys to the artwork in the lobby. The staff were all super friendly, especially at the Mountaineering Club. The bartender willingly gave me recommendations, and even reserved my seat so I could take in the 360 view of Seattle. Though the rooms are cute and playful, the walls are thin! If you have a hard time sleeping, definitely bring plugs or a noise machine app. Overall, I definitely would stay here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noisy

Sep 14, 2019 Bharat C Cupertino, California

The place has poor sound proofing. There is machine/motor noise that affected my ability to concentrate during the evening and also was bothersome because it happens throughout the night. I was also disappointed that hot water was not working even next day after I reported this. The water was lukewarm at best and would vary in temperature while… Read more
The place has poor sound proofing. There is machine/motor noise that affected my ability to concentrate during the evening and also was bothersome because it happens throughout the night. I was also disappointed that hot water was not working even next day after I reported this. The water was lukewarm at best and would vary in temperature while the shower was running. The view from the 16th floor balcony is lovely. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lot of History but needs to Modernize

Sep 9, 2019 F8772MWpatrickg Richmond, Virginia

I stayed at the Graduate Hotel during a 3 day conference. This was my first time in Seattle and this hotel. The hotel staff were very professional during our entire stay. We didn’t eat any food because there were no menu items that corresponded with my dietary needs. What I found interesting is that there was no gift shop or place to buy… Read more
I stayed at the Graduate Hotel during a 3 day conference. This was my first time in Seattle and this hotel. The hotel staff were very professional during our entire stay. We didn’t eat any food because there were no menu items that corresponded with my dietary needs. What I found interesting is that there was no gift shop or place to buy incidentals. The coffee shop near the registration desk closed at 6pm each day. The rooftop restaurant was always packed during our stay and I didn’t want to pay $3.50 per oyster. So I had to travel out of the hotel for food each day. The rooms were unique because we had no dressers to put our clothes in nor was there a refrigerator. The furnishing is classical. The hot water for the shower was lukewarm and outside of sharing a room with my wife, I also had to share a room with a spider that I tried to kill several times that was on the ceiling. The hotel has only 2 elevators, so it will take a few minutes to get to your destination if you are leaving during a busy time. The hotel was clean but really needs to be modernized. Read less