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Travelodge Seattle University in Seattle, WA

Travelodge Seattle University in Seattle, WA

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Rating: 2.21

Address: 4725 25th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

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    1. Maria C.
    This is where my mom usually stays when she's visiting because it's right across the street from U Village (which she loves), it's around 5 minutes away from my house (less if I'm driving, more if she's driving), the rooms are clean (and she's reeeaalllly picky) and the prices are reasonable (she thinks you get what you pay for). Proximity to U Village keeps the standards a wee bit higher than a lot of other Travelodges and it's a convenient, easy to find location.

    28/02/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Vic M.
    The room was very clean and nicely appointed.  You can see that the building is older, but our room was nicely updated.  The wi-fi worked great.  Staff was friendly and helpful, though we usually had to wait at the desk to speak with them.  The best price for the location that we could find.  We heard that parents of children at Children's Hospital are often put up there.  I can see why.  Parking is included in the price which is a plus in that area.  The parking lot is a bit cramped.

    04/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Laura M.
    This place was really basic. Good for price we got it at on hotwire which was $70/night. They called us after getting up to our room to make sure we were happy with it which I have never had happen before! The room was basically just a bed, TV and bathroom. Place smelled like bleach when we got in, main light isn't really bright enough to see anything and continental breakfast was not worth waking up for. Mostly just toast and juice, then you have to go through a door to go upstairs so its hard to carry anything back to your room. Didn't want to eat downstairs because it was a really small room. Wishing they had a microwave and refrigerator but looks like they are installing some after we leave so there's a plus. Good place to sleep but don't have high expectations.

    29/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Jason M.
    this place is perfectly acceptable for what it is...a travelodge. if you're expecting anything above that, you're a moron. yes, things weren't perfect...but once again, it's a travelodge, not a four seasons. location is excellent. overpriced? yes...but considering the other options up the hill in the heart of the U district, it's a bargain.

    14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Portawok X.
    Woo.  Bad, bad, terrible motel.  We were on our honeymoon and flying by the seat of our pants.  We drove for 600 miles that day and arrived in the U District at about 9p.m. on a Friday.  I know, not great odds.  We ended up here, because it was the first place that had rooms available.  We paid about $125 for a room with a queen bed.  The place reeked.  Smelled like ammonia/urine/dirty feet.  Shower was dirty.  Toilet ACTUALLY was not flushed.  "Complementary" breakfast - although the timeframe was 6-10 a.m, and we got to the lobby at 7:30 a.m. - was picked through at 7:30.  No milk, bad Otis Spunkmeyer muffins.  If we weren't so desperate and tired, we would have looked further.  The only positive?  Free wi-fi.

    21/07/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    6. Corinne K.
    my aunt and uncle recently were in town because he had a conference at the UW and unfortunately for them, they arrived on the day of UW graduation, so this was one of the few places nearby with available rooms.  the rooms were $140/night, so they thought they'd get something decent.   NOT AT ALL - this place looked and smelled disgusting.  the place reeked of mold and there first floor room looked directly onto the parking lot, so they had to keep the drapes/windows closed for safety and privacy.  no closet in the room either, and apparently the complimentary breakfast was pathetic.  

    i wouldn't pay to have my dog stay overnight there...   needless to say, they switched to Hotel Deco on 45th and Brooklyn as soon as there was an opening.  where they got a huge, clean, 11th floor corner room with views of downtown/lake union/mount rainier... all for a cheaper price.

    this place should get new owners who would take pride in the establishment.  if it's convenience to the U Village that you're looking for, I would recommend the equally nearby Silver Cloud Inn instead.

    28/06/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    7. Stephanie C.
    You definitely get what you pay for here.. and they are very attentive to the cleanliness of the hotel rooms in my opinion. The price is decent, as long as you are going on the right days. For the price they offer, you can't really expect more than that. I have found it very useful the past few years, when weather is bad.

    19/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Don R.
    Con: no rollaway beds even after requesting it 5 days in advance. There are only two in the entire complex of 50 or so rooms. Business center is a profit center with $3 min charge on credit card...
    small parking spaces. Carpet's sticky and queen beds are really twin beds.

    Pro: cleaning staff members are nice people..

    15/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    9. jody b.
    My husband stayed there last night:  BEDBUGS.  avoid

    26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    10. Geno G.
    Good location. Room was clean bed comfortable. Decent breakfast. Free parking. University Village with nice shops & restaurants just across street. Not far from beautiful Washington Arbotreum Park. Reasonable price for Seattle lodging. In a nice area of town and not that far from downtown and within walking distance to the U of Washington and stadium.

    15/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Emiko S.
    I stayed with my husband for a night.  Location was very good.  Break fast...ok.... not bad for stay if you do not need to high class.

    11/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    12. Mary F.
    This is a tired old place in desperate need of renovation.  Dirty hallway carpets, cramped bathroom, that sleazy motel feel...and for $122.  I was able to get a good night's sleep even though the heat/air con. unit was placed poorly so that it blew at my head all night!  Really high price for some place to lay my head. I won't ever be back just because it didn't feel very safe and it really didn't feel much like a pampered vacation.  Like I said, renovation would do wonders.

    22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    13. Katie A.
    Well this place is pretty much what you expect. I've stayed at several Travelodges cause they're at least consistent. If you just need a cheap place to lay down as home base for a couple nights it's great for that. Room was clean, beds are comfy, not too loud. Good location too as I was mostly visiting a couple friends in the University District/Capitol Hill and it was easy to get around from there, it's right across from Husky Stadium too.

    My only real issue was getting woken up on my checkout day at 9am (it was vacation so I was looking forward to sleeping in after being at the bars all night) by someone training the housekeeping staff, even with a Do Not Disturb sign they knocked on my door and tried to come in then told me I was listed as having checked out. Honest mistake, sure, but then they proceeded to hang around right outside my door talking loudly, joking around, etc... You'd think after all that they could've moved down the hall or something. My hangover would've appreciated it. But y'know, life goes on, and for the price it was a fine place to stay.

    07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Sallie D.
    A dump with poor parking, no room service until half day gone, asked for double queens got two bedroom apartment on next block , two doubles and had to walk out back through alley toting own suitcases. No handicapped accommodation. Never again for me!

    17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    15. Jenny H.
    Pretty good. I had just stayed at a Travelodge in portland, and this was head and shoulders above that one.  It is still a low end hotel though.  But it placed me close enough to walk to University of Washington Medical Center in the morning.  Also, it is across the street from university village, an upscale mall - so it's definitely a convenient location.  

    Bed was very comfortable, and felt clean.  Heater worked great also.  TV was good.  Breakfast was more than I expected.  They have a breakfast room on the first floor which serves apple and orange juice, coffee, hard boiled eggs, hot sausages, pre-packaged muffins, toast, and they have a waffle station as well.

    There was a microwave and fridge in my room.  I had to go down and pick up the ironing board and iron though.

    Only compliant - parking was difficult at times.  The spots are small and sometimes limited.

    21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Holly N.
    A clean room near the arboretum and (most of) the staff were helpful. One parking spot in the lot is designated for each room in the hotel.

    Due to our circumstances, I actually saw a couple of rooms and they were all fairly mismatched, but they were all clean.

    My biggest complaint? The waffle Nazi. This lady (who apparently works for the hotel but wears no identifying outfit and does not introduce herself and offer to help you) hangs out at the "make your own waffle" spot. I was half delirious when I made my way down to grab breakfast. I bee-lined it to the waffle station and began the process of making my own waffle, spraying the iron. Waffle B. flips out at me and screams at me, "That iron doesn't get spray! What are you doing?!" and I was like, "Who the heck are you and why are you telling me what to do, crazy?!"

    The only reason why I gave this place 3 stars and not 2 is that when I checked out the lady asked about my stay and I was honest with her. I told her about the waffle experience and she seemed surprised but assured me she'd speak to the employee. If she did, that's good management. That woman should really relax and wear a uniform so she doesn't look like a crazy guest.

    Note, if you have more money to spend, the Silver Cloud Inn just up the road was super nice and had a great breakfast, plus plenty of parking. Stay there instead.

    07/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Julie S.
    Horrible, way overpriced. The guy at the front desk was helpful in getting us in a room early although he said many negative things about Seattle. We walked into our first room and somebody was in the bed sleeping. The second room smelled terrible and we didn't even want to sit on the furniture. Finally we decided to stay in the third room even though it was missing a shower curtain, there was a spider in the bathtub and the tv remote was not functioning. We heard every door shut all through the night and the walls are so thin we felt like we were part of the ongoing argument the couple in the room next to us was having. Not a good selection of restaurants within walking distance. Don't waste your money.

    29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    18. Ben B.
    Can't say I expected much from Travelodge, but it was worse than I expected.  The (3) facial tissues in the box were soaking wet, the bath faucet AND showerhead leaked like a sieve, the blankets were lumpy, hotel was noisey.  The second night there was no toilet paper but the leak was stopped....  Parking was bad, no room to maneuver.  The housekeeping staff acted like something was wrong when I wasn't out of the room when they wanted to clean it....

    19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    19. Hutch H.
    "You'll be staying in our apartment units out back. Sometimes we use them for overflow when the hotel is full."

    Alright, so a bigger room.  The courtyard is kinda nice. Open the door... and it looks like a scene from a crime drama.  I guess they don't clean them when the hotel is full, because the corners were filthy. Most light switches do nothing. I swore the hallway smelled like urine. Oh, and the wireless Internet refused to let us join.

    It could have been worse, because the bed was decent and the shower had lots of pressure. Check out was easy, and couldn't have been faster, but I was still wishing I could leave that stinky lobby the whole 90 seconds.

    23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    20. Nikko B.
    Oh my everliving Christ, it was the most comically bad hotel room I've stayed in since the one time I ended up next to a drug dealer's home base of operations and got my door knocked on by a crack head. (Pensacola!)

    The heating unit looked like it was old in the Regan administration and blew out cold stinky air. The water just straight up didn't work, so they gave me a room key for another room. Cool beans! Next rooooooooWHOA. No. I think they gave me a key to someone else's room. I saw a bag in a corner and the bed was clearly slept in. SORRY WHOEVER YOU WERE.

    Then I got a key for another room to use that shower,

    23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    21. Sky T.
    So, my husband now affectionately refers to this place as the Bates Motel!  Run down, no staff around in the morning when I needed to check out (waited for over an hour) , etc. Needless to say, we will not be staying here again anytime soon.

    05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    22. Melanie N.
    We stayed 3 nights in the queen suite and were highly impressed! Large comfortable living room area, nice dining room table, fully functioning kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, very clean bedrooms. Quiet, peaceful nights sleep. Staff was helpful and courteous throughout our stay and the breakfast was hot and fresh. We found a new favorite hotel for when we travel to Seattle in the future!

    30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Charles L.
    Shame on me for trusting Booking.com ratings. I should have looked at Yelp instead; the two star average would have prompted me to find another hotel.

    Realistically this falls somewhere between one and two stars. Rooms are furnished with microwaves and small refrigerators, which can be useful. They also offer a free continental breakfast which is a bit better than mediocre. Because of these two amenities, I am giving them two stars. However...

    1. If you intend to watch television, be prepared for disappointment. There are plenty of channels, all of which look crappy. (We had two rooms so we could verify that this was a systemic problem.) In fact, it has been many years since we saw TV displays that looked so bad.

    2. The fixtures in both bathrooms were ancient. Both faucets had leaks.

    3. Upon initial check-in, there was hair in one of the bathrooms (blech).

    4. There were repeated problems with the programmable door keys. The situation was annoying until it became ludicrous.

    5. The wi-fi connection is GLACIALLY slow. It often reminded me of the good old days of dial-up.

    I expect that this hotel will continue to stay busy because of its proximity to the University of Washington. However, dear Yelp reader, until/unless parent corp Wyndham sinks money into some much needed renovations, I suggest that you explore other options. Several other people have mentioned Silver Cloud, which is indeed a MUCH better choice. SC is a bit more expensive, but (a) you get what you pay for; and (b) Travelodge is definitely NOT worth the money. I would never stay here again, nor would I recommend it to anyone.

    02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    24. Perlecia R.
    While this motel is close to the U village and close to Children's Hospital, it was not worth the $120/night. I wish I would have spent $40 more dollars to stay at the Silver cloud!

    The whole motel reeks of mildew. The main office reeks of smoke. There was an old banana and some old baby food on our room. The water was brown. The heater unit is a wall unit that blows the stinky air around the room. There were bedbugs and some unknown sticky white substance on the remote control. overall room was filthy dirty. The staff does not wear uniforms and the cuss and swear. The late night halls were loud, filled with people running up and down the hallway and slamming the emergency exit door. There was also a lady moaning and groaning every other hour. And the vending machine for soda ripped me off.

    The breakfast was cold sausage and they did not restock it well, so it was out of juice and other items. Plus, it was a small cramped area. I was so grossed out by the room, I couldn't even eat.

    Sorry folks, if you are looking for a decent place to stay, go to the Silver cloud.

    03/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    25. Leslie W.
    Gross. Gross. Gross. After coming to this hotel I learned my lesson to read reviews prior to booking. We booked two nights but I refuse to stay the second here. It's so run down you would think bums lived here. I will never stay at a Travelodge again. Way over priced as well. Read the reviews! I will always from now on! yuck!

    01/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    26. Leah C.
    We are about to check out and I wanted to give other people a completely honest review as I am very neutral about a lot of things.

    It's Labor Day weekend and everywhere else was booked. I mean everywhere! So this was our last resort that was open. We booked a regular king size room. We knew what I expect but aside from the gross room, this place is right next to the University so we expected some annoying Capa Gama type frat boys. What I didn't expect was from 5pm-6am that there would be a bunch of roudy annoying college boys in the room right next to us. They were fighting and slamming things down all over. We came back around 2am and my fiancé and I went straight to bed which wasn't very pleasant either. Those boys were still at it pounding and slamming all over the place and as if this couldn't be annoying enough, they slammed on our door because they thought it was "their room."
    We will never come here again.
    Id rather sleep in my car.

    P.s the breakfast was "ok"
    Cereal, juice, toast, waffles you have to make on your own in the waffle maker with batter.

    One word of advice for this place, upgrade or shut down.

    That is all-

    31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    27. John C.
    This is a Travel Lodge. In a university area. You get about what you'd expect; a cheap nights sleep with no frills. The parking lot is cramped, the place is kind of dirty, the walls are paper thin, you can hear kids and college students at all hours, when the stairwell door down the hall closes it slams and you can hear it at night, etc. At the end of the day, though, it was the cheapest thing we could find for a concert downtown University District; a cheap place to rest your head. They do have WiFi and a small breakfast area with waffles, fruit and coffee. Expect this to be a cheap place to sleep if you can get any. Do not expect much more than that and you'll be fine.

    12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    28. Alisha D.
    Close the hospital and decent price. The office and hallways smelled heavily of smoke. The room was decent size and clean. Bed was nice. Had nice newer linens and thankfully the room didn't smell of smoke. Continental free breakfast was good. We only stayed one night. Location was the best part for us.

    08/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0