Housing and Travel
All Annual Meeting activities take place in the Washington State Convention Center and the Conference Center unless otherwise noted.
Headquarters hotels are the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Seattle. Transportation will not be provided between hotels and the Washington State Convention Center. All hotels are within 5 blocks from the Convention Center and walking distance. Transportation for evening events will only take place to and from hotels in the official block.
The deadline to receive discounted room rates has passed. The rates are now subject to availability.
Please contact your hotel directly if you have any questions about your reservation. You may also visit the Hospitality Lounge in the South Lobby of the Convention Center.
View a full map of downtown Seattle and hotel locations in this PDF.
A portion of hotel room rates goes to the Alliance to offset Convention Center costs.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is the primary gateway airport for Seattle and Western Washington. Sea-Tac is served by 23 national and international airlines. It is located 15 miles from downtown airport, but you should plan for 45 minutes to get into town after claiming your luggage.
A taxi stand is located on the third floor of the Sea-Tac parking garage. The approximate one-way fare between Sea-Tac and downtown Seattle is $40.
Highways I-5 and I-405 run north-south on either side of Lake Washington. I-90 and I-520 cross the lake east-west. And State Route 99 is another major north-south arterial parallel to I-5 between Everett and Fife.
Create your own driving directions to the Washington State Convention Center from your location.
Amtrak services Seattle with three rail routes. All routes end at Seattle’s historic King Street Station, 1 mile from the Washington State Convention Center.
Link Light Rail connects Sea-Tac International Airport to downtown Seattle with interim stops along the way. The full trip takes approximately 40 minutes and costs $2.75. The Link Light Rail runs from 5 a.m–1 a.m. (Monday–Saturday) and 6 a.m.–12 midnight (Sunday).
Getting Around Seattle
Seattle Center Monorail
The Seattle Center Monorail provides a two-minute link from downtown Seattle to the Seattle Center daily. The downtown stop is located in Westlake Center at 5th Avenue and Pine Street. Adult one-way fare is $2.25 (cash only). The Seattle Center Monorail runs from 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (Monday–Friday) and 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (weekends).
Recommended to get to: Sunday and Monday evening Professional Network events at Chihuly Garden & Glass, Space Needle and Pacific Science Center.
Seattle residents rely highly on the public bus system. One-way bus tickets range from $2.25 to $3. Schedules and routes can be mapped on the King County Transit website.
Recommended to get to: Sunday Evening reception at the Olympic Sculpture Park
South Lake Union Streetcar The South Lake Union Streetcar
links downtown Seattle to the South Lake Union neighborhood and Waterfront Park. Adult fare is $2.50 and it runs every 10 to 15 minutes 7 days a week. It runs 6 a.m.–9 p.m. (Monday–Thursday), 6 a.m.–11 p.m. (Friday–Saturday) and 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Sunday).
Convention Center Parking
The Washington State Convention Center operates two covered parking garages that adjoin each other and the Convention Center. Payment machines and the cashiers accept major credit cards and cash.
Parking in Seattle
View an interactive map of private parking lots in Seattle.