The Commodore Duchess has an antique charm reminiscent of the building’s original days as a hotel in the 1920’s.

Our position right on the UW campus gives residents nearly instant access to all that the University’s expansive campus and surrounding neighborhood have to offer. From the serene beauty of the Union Bay Natural Area and Lakes Washington and Union, to the multitude of shops, theaters and restaurants of lively University Way, there is truly something for everyone.

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This one bedroom apartment is 660 square ft and features two walk-in closets, charming antique touches and beautiful French doors to the living room. This is our most popular layout for our one-bedroom units and the most common.


This studio apartment is our most common and popular floorplan of our five different studios available. The ceilings are above average with a height of 8.5 ft and there is a spacious walk in closet for all your belongings.

The Commodore Duchess is currently accepting applications for students interested in reserving their apartment at our community.

We maintain a waitlist for those interested in securing an apartment with us. Please be aware that in order to rent at Commodore Duchess, you are required to be a matriculated student at the University of Washington and at least 18 years of age. Our housing is reserved for single students and married couples.

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Here’s a run down of how to apply:

First, contact us here or by phone to add your name to the waitlist. Someone from our team will reach out to you regarding an available apartment. If you accept the offer, we will schedule an appointment for you to sign the hold form and discuss move-in deposits and fees. Once we’ve received the non-refundable hold fee, you will be asked to fill out the Commodore Duchess background check application. After everything is reviewed and approved, you will be able to move into your new home! Questions? Drop us a mesage here.