With its proximity to the massive University of Washington and 85-year history, the 158-room Hotel Deca is a solid and stylish choice for families visiting the campus. The decor leans on Art-Deco influences, though the greatest flair comes from throw pillows, in leopard print or adorned with high-heels. Those lucky enough to get a suite with a fireplace or terrace will especially enjoy the in-room dining—with dinner served until 10pm for those exhausted after a day of sight-seeing. Some rooms have soaring mountain views, and while the fitness center is adequate, the nearby Burke Gilman running and biking trail delivers a more immersive and picturesque workout. Be warned that while the hotel is walking distance from the University District, it's a longer haul to go beyond college bars and cheap Thai.