The Laundry Lounge

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Location
1801 Hanover Dr. #E
(Behind Save Mart and the North Davis Taqueria Guadalajara)
Hours
Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, (BUT last wash time is at 9pm)
Saturday & Sunday 8am-10pm, (BUT last wash time is at 9pm)
Closed: July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Phone
(530) 757-7837
Email
<thelaundrylounge AT gmail DOT com>
Website
[WWW]http://www.davislaundrylounge.com
Owners
Max and Dina Connor
Established
May of 2008 (Formerly Suds Laundromat)
Payment Methods
Credit (VISA, Mastercard, AmEx, Discovery) for full-service
Credit, Debit or Cash for self-service machines (Get Cash back from the Attendant)
Accepts Davis Dollars
Slogan
Changing the Way You Think About Laundry
Other
Free WiFi -but password required
FREE Pick-Up & Delivery

Lounge.jpg Formerly called Suds, this may be the best laundromat in Davis. They always have attendants on duty to make sure that your clothes are safe and to help you with the machines. They have a large mix of machines, including super energy-efficient front loading machines that fit twice as much laundry and use half as much water as the top loaders. They also have two giant-load machines for washing rugs and blankets or that giant load that has piled up for weeks. They offer wash and fold at $1.55/lb or the "Drop-A-Load" Service for $25 for a big bag that can hold upwards of 40lbs of dirty laundry. See their website for more details. They also offer free pick up and delivery as part of their wash and fold services. Additionally, they will transfer your clothes from the washer to the dryer for FREE if you ask them to, that way you can run errands and come back when your clothes are dry.

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They have two couches, comfy chairs and tables for sitting and studying, as well as chairs and tables outside. Free Wifi is available, but you have to get the password from the staff. Staff is always there to help rectify any problems you have with other customers or the machines. They have sodas available behind the counter and a change machine that gives quarters. There is also an assortment of laundry-related products for sale on a rack in front of the counter.

Find them by walking through the breezeway between Dosirak and the 49er Video building, but there is a separate parking lot, accessible off Hanover, so you don't have to carry your laundry so far. The parking lot is shared with Sutter Health administrative offices.

Self-Service Prices

Free Transfer Service
The staff moves clothes from your washers to dryers, You come back to dried stuff!

Washers
Top Loaders (1 Load) $2.00
Neptunes (1.75 Loaders) $2.50
Double Loaders $2.75
Triple Loaders (Holds 35lbs of dry laundry!) $5.50
Giant Loaders (Holds 50lbs of dry laundry!!) $6.50

Dryers
Dryers $.25 for 6 min.

Full-Service Prices

Wash & Fold
(Wash, Dry & Fold, Everything Included)
$1.55/lb
Free Pick-Up & Delivery

Drop-A-Load
$25/Laundry Lounge Bag (Wash & Dry, No Fold)
Free Pick-Up and Delivery

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2008-06-02 20:40:22   Last week I found myself in a quandary, I was super busy moving/writing final papers and realized that i was out of clean undies. As I was about to have a mini nervous breakdown at the thought of having to wash and fold all of the laundry that I had been avoiding I remembered my friend telling me about their free pick up and delivery service. They came by to pick up my clothes in the morning and by early evening I had a clean, nicely folded stack of laundry at my door. Thanxs again! I will definitely be coming back. —gchilde


2008-06-02 22:04:03   This place is clean, cheerful, and everythings works! It doesn't have that have that creepy depressing laundromat feel. You know, like you'd rather put on the nasty stuff laying on your bedroom floor than go to a place where several of the harsh lights are out, the paint is peeling off the walls, some of the machines don't work, people are sketchy, etc, etc. This place has free wi-fi, friendly staff, and the people who come in are NORmal! I still wait till everyting I have is dirty, but now I don't mind going to do my wash when I finally have to. —Spiketronic


2008-06-04 16:42:04   This place is in a great location, it's clean and they can move your laundry from washer to dryer WHILE YOU ARE GONE! It's very cool that I don't have to wait for my laundry, and since they are there all the time no one will steal your stuff. —KimPruett


2008-06-30 00:12:43   I don't enjoy doing laundry but this place is really nice. They have two giant machines that seem like they can handle anything. The big machines get my clothes really clean and it saves me money compared to splitting the load up between a bunch of machines. I'm also happy that the attendant will transfer my load from the washing machine to the dryer so I don't have to spend my whole afternoon there if I don't want to. The free wireless does makes it a lot easier to spend time there. It is also very clean and bright. —Etherington


2008-08-09 13:28:28   Had a strange experience there today. Went today and there was virtually NO ONE there. Normally on Saturdays (at least when the laundromat was SUDS) the place is hustling and bustling. There was only customer there before me, and two who came in after (and left before me). When I left there was no customers left, and this was just before noon. Finally, mostly importantly, there was NO HOT WATER!!!! The hot water for the whites cycles was just barely warm. I'm hoping that this was an aberration and that I do not have to find a new laundry spot. —AnnieSirrah


2008-09-29 10:04:47   Went there again recently.... the hot water is only lukewarm. What is that about?? Starting to think this is a cool place to do laundry unless you have towels, underwear, other white laundry to wash. —AnnieSirrah


2008-10-12 01:15:53   unless your laundry is extreamly dirty, hot water is not needed. It is better for the environment to use lukewarm water and for most loads it is still sufficient. —RedCourn


2008-10-12 10:14:21   hopefully the new name means new ownership and new STANDARDS. i went to SUDS about 6 months ago and someone had just washed a barnful of HORSE BLANKETS in the front loading washing machines. the place reeked of horse odor, and they had hay in them. the floors were covered in mud and the attendant was trying to mop the place up. i asked if there was a rule (or maybe a law?) about washing farm animal supplies and she shrugged her shoulders. i was so appalled i almost reported them to the BBB. is it too much to assume that the machines are for human laundry only? i went back last week to the new laundry lounge, and despite there being few places to actually lounge, and they don't have recycling, it was cleaner. i'm still afraid to use the front loaders though. who knows what kind of mites are in horse blankets. —aro


2008-10-24 15:45:59   My Name is Dina Connor and I am one of the owners of the Laundry Lounge. Our customer's satisfaction is VERY important to us! We DO in fact have hot water. When we took over, there were a lot of machine maintenance issues to be dealt with. If you find that a machine's water is not hot enough, PLEASE come and tell us! We can see if there is a clog in the hot water line or if the machine's temperature controls need to be adjusted. We can also provide you with compensation if things are not up to par.

As far as the horse blanket situation, we do our best to make sure that people don't abuse our equipment. Obviously when its busy we cannot always keep track of what every customer is doing at every moment. If something like that were to happen again, we would have to asses the situation and see if it is appropriate for that particular person to wash their items here. We will always clean and sterilize any machine if you ask us. Of course, every machine gets sterilized thoroughly at the end of each day. We really appreciate you bringing issues to our attention as soon as they happen and giving us a chance to rectify problems for you! I am in the store everyday at different times, working on equipment and talking with customers.
Feel free to grab my business card by our cash register and contact me anytime!
Thanks!
-Dina —dina2901


2008-11-07 10:02:52   Went there again recently and the water WAS very hot! It made my day and made my life easier... I had a bunch of laundry to do and didn't want to do it all in my apartment complex's limited and unclean wash place. Also noticed (after my last visit) that one of the owners contacted me directly to tell me that if there are ever problems, then to contact them directly so that the issue can be rectified. I will certainly do this! And I will be back again. :) —AnnieSirrah


2008-12-24 14:15:29   This place is awesome! It's clean and bright and that's exactly how our clothes are when we get them back. Thanks Laundry lounge! —realitycheck


2009-02-14 12:03:29   This is a great place! Although I own my own washer and dryer, this is the first place I would go if in need. The place is well lit and it has internet -so enough said! The couple who owns it is nice and cheery and the employees they hire are amazingly omnipresent...two thumbs up :) —AvaLorraine


2009-04-08 09:30:20   I think this is a great business but am still perplexed why the hot water is still frequently out. I find it even more strange that the owners don't tell customers when they come in for laundry or transfer service that the hot water is out. Yes, Redcourn you may not need hot water to wash clothes, but it should still be warm. (And perhaps people's clothes are really soiled? How do you know that they are not?) When the hot water is out at this location, the water is cold or maybe tepid. Also, if the owners don't use hot water for environmental reasons (which I am beginning to suspect is the case), the owners should make the point to tell customers and use that as a marketing tool (e.g., "we're going green") so that customers can make an informed decision about where they would like to take their laundry. —AnnieSirrah


2009-05-19 14:19:31   I hate to say this, because I am kind of friends with the owners, but I can't do my laundry here anymore. Like other posters said, the water is frequently cold, but in addition I have seen some very shady washings going on by customers in full sight of attendants and managers and I hate to think of what kind of things my clothes are being washed in.

For example a poster previously mentioned horse blankets, well I have seen rugs, shag carpets, outdoor mats and straight up large area rugs being dragged in here to be washed in the same machine you might put your bed spread in. I don't know about anyone else but that just disgusts me. I would rather wash my clothes in Putah Creek than wash it in something you washed the dog bed in!

Also, the dryers are unusually crowded with junk, if you look down past the mesh barrel that holds your clothes there's not only dust and lint, but gum, pens, money, garbage, and who knows what. And most of them smell weird, like a moldy rubber bath mat or a band-aid. And I have dried clothes that come out burned in some dryers and completely damp in others (burnt is worse). Thanks but it's a little too expensive for my aggravation. —CarrieBishop


2009-07-02 16:46:58   I just went in here for the first time this week. I LOVE this laundromat! First of all the staff is super helpful and friendly they came up to me and showed me how to use the equipment and asked me if I had any questions. Then they offered to change over my clothes from the washers to the dryers for FREE, I couldn't believe it! I didnt even know a serivce like that existed! It was so great, I went and ran some errands and came back and my clothes were totally dry! Amazing.

Plus its the cleanest laundromat I have ever been to and they were playing The Decemberists on the stereo, so Cool! I will definitely be back. I guess they have free wi-fi too, I'll be bringing my laptop next time. By the way, the water was scorchingly hot and the place was completely spick and span. I dont know what those other posters were talking about. I'll be back next week with more laundry! —Audrey13


2009-08-27 17:39:27   Whoa! If you haven't already tried their free pickup and delivery, you should get on it now. I left the laundry outside my door, they came and picked it up while I was away, followed instructions, and delivered the laundry, clean, dried, and folded! Very impressed with the service. Cost is reasonable and whenever I talked to the staff, they were always professional and nice. It is an awesome feeling to give your clothes and get them back totally clean and folded the next day! Very happy with the service. Highly recommended for busy people! —KevinW


2009-11-02 13:56:00   Went there the other day. The service is very friendly. Machines are pretty clean. Plenty of space to fold and sort. I will for sure come back! —davisoldie


2009-12-05 18:48:06   I'm still astounded that while studying for finals and writing papers my laundry was picked up at my front door and returned cleaned and folded at no charge. As a full time college student that has a job, I don't have the time nor do I have tons of money. Not only has the laundry lounge helped me get a better grade on my finals but also has helped my sanity :) Before I was aware of theie free pick-up service they provide, I would do my laundry personally there at the establishment. I always felt comfortable being there, as a woman alone and my clothes were safe because there is always someone attending the place. This place is great. I NEVER leave comments about businesses i've been at, but seriously this place has really calmed me this semester. Thank you you guys. —chelseah8


2010-01-05 21:21:27   just went here to wash my comforter, which had gotten a bit rank over winter break. unfortunately the fluffy monster didn't quite fit in a double load, and both of the triple loads were full, but one of the attendants said that if the person with the just-finished triple load didn't come back in five minutes she'd just take their stuff out for me, and so she did. change machine took even my ripped bills, and i was able to go run errands and get some boba. while it was a bit more $$ than I expected ($5.50 + $2.50 to dry) it was still much cheaper (and faster!) than the alternative (taking it to a dry cleaners). the price is def worth it for the complete lack of shadiness factor.

my only complaint is it's very cold near the seating area, i'm guessing due to vents + big windows. but that's it :) —KellyCorcoran


2010-01-12 18:11:18   This is definitely the nicest laundromat I've been to. I felt completely safe, and knew my clothes would be too. It's clean and cute and the attendants were really, really nice. I'll definitely be back! —deeray82


2010-01-28 10:24:06   I really like the FREE transfer service. Doing landry can take up so much of your day! It's especially annoying when you want to enjoy what little time off you have, not spend all day doing chores. With the transfer service, you take your clothes in, start them in the washers, and leave the attendant with money for dryers. They tell you what time to come back so you can spend that time running errands, getting stuff done, or sleeping! When you come back your clothes are dry. I'm a huge fan of this place and I appreciate that one of the owners is almost always around. It's obvious they really care about their business and are always trying to improve it. —LilyS


2010-04-13 21:35:01   Best laundromat I've ever been to. —sjoe


2011-02-24 15:02:58   I'm in love with their drop a load service. This week I had midterms and my life was just too crazy, so the laundry started piling up. I never used a laundry company before, but I needed some help. I gave them a call and they picked up all my laundry in garbage bags until I got the Laundry Lounge Bag. Turns out I had a little more than the bag would allow. But the owners kept the $20 because they had told me it was about 4 garbage bags of laundry, and that's how many I filled. It was finished quickly and done well. When I got my clothes back, I was worried about wrinkles. As their website states, their "unique packing system" will prevent wrinkles. Needless to say I was skeptical. Well, that packing system is genius!!!! It kept all my clothes in un-wrinkled condition and compact. Considering I usually have to pay $15 *plus* my time to do my laundry, the $20 is a steal. They pick it up and deliver it which is absolutely amazing. I will most definitely be using this service again!! —JessH


2011-03-25 22:40:21   Went there today after my crappy top-loading washer finally died a painful and deserved death. The owner was very cool and helpful with more insightful laundry tips in ten minutes than I've received in my whole life (and I'm not young); clean, well-lighted, and comfortable Ikea furniture where I could comfortably chill and read while the machines did their business. Huge thumbs up. —Swilltopower


2011-06-23 18:55:26   The staff that work here are very friendly and helpful. Well lit, clean and lots of washers and dryers. A great place to do laundry! —stodd84


2011-08-28 11:21:30   Overpriced and machines are not that amazing unless you need something really huge. Sort of clean, but not really. —hankim


2011-11-29 07:35:36   I absolutely love this place! They have an amusingly named "Drop-a-load" service, where they will pick up a GIANT bag of laundry from your house, wash it, dry it, arrange it neatly in your bag, and drop it back off at your door step the next day, for $20! I don't have a car, so this works very well for me. The employees/staff are all very knowledgable, helpful, and courteous, and the owners are great. It's not a bad place to hang out if you decide to take your laundry in and do it yourself, either. Pleasant colors, lots of magazine, and free wi-fi. —KianaFreitas


2011-12-09 09:53:40   I've left my positive review for this business before, but I just want to reiterate how much they help me in my business. As a massage therapist I generate around 60lbs of laundry per week. There is no way I could afford the utility bill increase and hours of time it would take me to get this much laundry done every week. Their commercial wash and fold rate is a total boon to my business and I recommend other businesses check out their service. It more than pays for itself! —LilyS


2012-01-30 11:11:35   I used The Laundry Lounge for the first time yesterday after reading some of their reviews. I have to say that I was highly satisfied with their services. I spoke with both of the female attendants who were working there at the time and they were extremely helpful in regards to my questions. I had come in with a queen size blanket and sheets and they gave me advice on which washer was the best to use in terms of the size of my load. I understood from reading previous reviews that they offered a free service of transferring your washed clothes to the dryer for you, and then calling you to inform you of when your load was done. I decided to forgo that option though it was certainly tempting and instead chose to bring a book to read while waiting for my blanket and sheets to wash and dry. The lounge was comfortable and I felt as though very little time had passed before I was done. Great service and great employees. I definitely plan on coming back when I have large loads to wash. —LyndaLe


2012-11-03 16:03:04   I dropped off a large bag of laundry Friday morning around 10 am. It was my first time there, so William explained the services. I chose Wash & Fold and was told to return in 24 hours. When I picked up my laundry the next morning. I assumed that Wash & Fold would cost more than $25 (Drop-A-Load). The bill came to $23. I liked that the laundry was not only folded but organized in paper bags (e.g., folded sock pairs were in one bag). They do a good job. —nowhereman

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