Checking Out University of Washington in Seattle

29 Dec

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What’s it like at University of Washington

You’ve researched all you can about your prospective school and now it’s time to ocularly check it out. You certainly need to feel the vibes of the place where you’ll be spending the next four years or so.

Since we can readily get information about the university from many sources, like web research, it is a different thing to feel the place personally. And Comfort Inn has had its share of would-be students who’ve checked in to our Seattle hotel and found a great deal about their UW visits to share.

Many made mentioned of the wide, open spaces in the campuses, the greenery and the climate that make this institution one of the best places to study. The buildings themselves, some are so old but truly retaining wisdom, bear the markings of learning in their walls, rooms, and hallways. Student life seem a breeze as everything a student may need in the voyage are available and for the taking. Stuff like temporary housing, out-of-campus lodging options, budget meals, welcome receptions, dress code and code of conduct, assistance and loans, even a language exchange program are taken quite seriously. Places on campus like The Avenue and the Red Square are hubs of student interaction, not to mention heaps of attractions outside UW for rest and recreation.

We are in this together

So why not be your own advance party inspection to the University of Washington? Bring along family or friends and stay awhile at our hotel in Seattle for your home away from home. We have full amenities to keep you and company comfortable as we know you are to make a life decision with your visit. UW is less than 15 mins from our hotel.

Uwajimaya

6 Oct

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Seattle has a long history of a strong Asian immigrant and Asian American community. The heart of this community remains, in a big way, the Seattle Chinatown, and the heart of Chinatown, for many people, is Uwajimaya. During your time at our hotel in North Seattle, consider taking a trip down to this popular Asian supermarket.

Uwajimaya is more than just another place to shop for groceries. It’s a place where you can find many exciting foods, gifts, and other goods that are difficult to find outside of Japan, Korea, or China. The building also houses a large Asian bookstore and a food court with a rich array of choices for meals, snacks, or desserts. It’s truly a place you can spend an entire afternoon!

Visit the Uwajimaya website for more information.

Emerald City Trapeze

22 Sep

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You don’t have to go all the way to the circus to see quality trapeze artistry! When you’re staying at our hotel in North Seattle, you can find a night of high-flying aerial acrobatics at Seattle’s own Emerald City Trapeze Arts.

ECTA is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere source of flying trapeze education and entertainment. It is here, in the former Canal Boiler Works building just south of downtown Seattle, that people are able to experience the magic of the aerial arts. Not only are performances periodically put on for the public, but the facilities are also made available to classes seeking to master the art for themselves. Visit the Emerald City Trapeze website for information on upcoming performances or classes.

The Fremont Troll

16 Sep

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Have you ever seen a troll living under a bridge? When you’re staying at our hotel in North Seattle, you can. It is here that you can pay a visit to the famous Fremont Troll.

The troll can be found in nearby Fremont, a colorful and quirky neighborhood characteristic of surprising artwork around every corner. The Fremont Troll is one of the neighborhood’s bigger surprises. This is a giant statue, crawling up out of the earth under the Aurora Bridge. With a spooky, shrouded appearance and an actual car clutched in one of its monstrous hands, this Seattle landmark serves as the site for numerous events, including Shakespeare at the Troll and the elusive Troll-a-ween. See the Troll’s page on the Fremont website for more information.

The Original Starbucks

8 Sep

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If you’re like most of the country, you’ve probably been inside a Starbucks before. They’re all over the place, selling their coffee, pastries, and other goods from thousands of locations from coast to coast. Visiting a Starbucks may seem ordinary enough to you by now, but, while you stay at our hotel in North Seattle, you have the opportunity to visit the very first home of this caffeine-pumping phenomenon.

The original Starbucks opened up its doors in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, and it has stood there ever since. Not just another Starbucks, this location is preserved with its original sign and mermaid logo. The cafe stays true to its roots, serving only coffee and espresso as it did in the early years. A can’t-miss for the avid coffee fan!

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park

11 Aug

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Washington has a wealth of quality parks. With magnificent mountains, scenic forests, and stunning bodies of water, you should never leave this state without taking the chance to explore at least some of the natural world. And when you’re in need of a park to visit within range of our hotel in North Seattle, you can’t go wrong with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park.

Stretching across over one hundred forty miles of the western Cascade Range, this park is one of the most widely visited parks in the country. It is here that you can see glacier-capped peaks, old growth forests, rivers, lakes, and a diverse variety of birds and wildlife. This park gives you many opportunities for year-round outdoor activity, including hiking, fishing, rafting, and birdwatching. Don’t miss out!

You can read more about the park at the Forest Service USDA website.

Public Market Tours

4 Aug

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Looking at the hustle and bustle of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, you may get to wondering whether you can really take it all in during your stay at our hotel in North Seattle. Fortunately, you have the option of benefiting from the knowledge of a Public Market tour guide, who will take you through a one-hour look at the sights, sounds, and history of the world’s greatest farmers’ market.

Through Public Market Tours, you’ll see the famous fish-tossers, the original Starbucks coffee shop, and some of the more hidden treasures of this Emerald City landmark. Learn about the genesis of the market, the story behind the pig statue, and the daily lives of the many fascinating vendors and craftsmen who line the thoroughfares.

Advance tickets are recommended, so visit the Public Market Tours website for more information.

ACT

28 Jul

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Looking for a contemporary theatre near our hotel in North Seattle? Why not go for the “A Contemporary Theatre”? This is ACT, a collection of five stages under one roof in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Serving as a vehicle for stage plays, musicals, music performances, dance recitals, and more since 1965, ACT’s stated goal is to support the arts in order to raise the quality of life. The theatre works to not only preserve well-known pieces, but also cultivate new work from exciting local artists. Visit the official ACT website for more information on the old favorites and fresh innovations coming up in their current season.

Kenmore Air

21 Jul

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Where are you going after your stay at our hotel in North Seattle? Try flying there in style, with Kenmore Air! A world away from the usual airport experience, Kenmore offers a simple and hospitable seaplane experience that proves that a vacation should be as much about the journey as the destination.

Kenmore Air services over forty-five destinations, including the San Juan Islands, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Port Angeles. It also offers a scenic flight tour over Seattle, which takes passengers on a twenty-minute adventure over the Emerald City. Benefit from the knowledgeable narration of your guide while getting an unbeatable look at Lake Union, Elliott Bay, the University of Washington, Safeco Field, and the famous Space Needle. It’s all waiting for you at Kenmore Air!

Learn more about the airport at the official Kenmore website.