By Air: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is located 15 miles south of downtown Seattle. If you will be flying, take advantage of a
10% discount through Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines. To receive the
discount, you must travel between the dates of April 24 and May 5,
2010. Enter thediscount code ECCMT1367 to receive the discount.
By Train: Three Amtrak
trains arrive and depart at historic King Street Station (303 S Jackson
St.), providing service to Vancouver, B.C., Tacoma, Portland, Spokane
and other destinations. King Street Station is located between the
International District and Pioneer Square, just north of Qwest Field. The station is 0.7 miles from the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
By Car: Seattle is easily accessible via two major north-south freeways: Interstate 5, on the west side of the lake, runs through
the center of Seattle; and Interstate 405 lies east of the lake and goes
through Bothell, Bellevue and Renton. The two major east-west freeways
are Interstate 90 and State Route 520. I-90 begins just south of Safeco
Field in Seattle and goes east, connecting I-5 to I-405. For
highway maps and information on current traffic conditions and road
construction, visit wsdot.wa.gov/choices.
By Bus: The Greyhound bus station is at 811 Stewart St. Tickets are available online, by phone, at the station or at King Street (Amtrak) Station. The station is 0.6 miles from the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
Getting Around in Seattle
On Foot: Seattle is a walkable city--take a map and explore downtown, as well as the close-by neighborhoods of Belltown and Pioneer Square, among others.
By Bus: Metro
operates Seattle's bus system and provides online tools to help riders.
No fares are required in the downtown Ride Free Area 6am-7pm weekdays.
The Ride Free Area is bordered on the north by Battery Street, on the
south by S Jackson Street, on the east by Sixth Ave. and on the west by
the Seattle Waterfront. The bus tunnel is open on weekdays from 5am-7pm
and is part of the Ride Free Area. If the bus leaves the Ride Free
Area, the fare is due when exiting the bus. Use the King County Metro Trip Planner to plan a trip using the bus.
By Monorail: The Monorail runs from Seattle Center to Westlake Mall in downtown Seattle. The Westlake Station is 0.5 miles from the conference hotel. Round-trip fares are $4.00 for adults, $1.50 for youth ages 5-12, $2.00
for senior 65+, disabled, and persons with Medicare cards.
Getting Your Bearings
Here is a map of your surroundings from the Renaissance Seattle at 515 Madison Street, Seattle:
Light Rail: The Sound Transit Link Light Rail station will be located near the northeast corner of the main airport
parking garage, directly connecting
pedestrians to the airport ticketing concourse and SeaTac’s City
light rail offers a 36-minute ride from the airport to Downtown
Seattle. Get off at the Pioneer Square station. The hotel is 7 blocks
from the station (0.4 miles) and the walk includes a steep hill, so
plan to take a bus, a cab, or to be out of breath by the time you get
to the hotel. The easiest transit connection is to walk up Third to
Marion, and take the #12 up the hill. It's a free ride till 7 p.m. Trolley stops across the street (6th Ave) from the hotel.
Bus: Metro and Sound Transit buses are available outside door six by baggage carousel five, on the baggage claim level.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available at Sea-Tac Airport (on the third floor of the parking garage)
Airport Shuttle: The Downtown Airporter by Gray Line
picks up and drops off passengers in the parking lot outside of door 00
at the south end of the baggage claim level. One-way tickets are
$11.00 and round-trip tickets are $18.00. The Renaissance Seattle Hotel
is the first stop the Airporter makes.
Driving Directions: From SEATAC Airport take state road WA 518 E for
2.8 miles. Merge onto I-5 N via the exit on the LEFT toward SEATTLE for
9.8 miles. Take EXIT 164A labeled DEARBORN ST /JAMES ST/MADISON ST.
Take the exit on the LEFT toward MADISON ST/ CONVENTION CENTER/
VANCOUVER BC. Take the MADISON ST exit. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 7th
AVE. Turn LEFT onto MADISON ST. For self parking, enter the hotel
garage on the left immediately following 6th AVE. For valet parking,
continue on MADISON ST. to 5th AVE (passing the hotel) and turn left
onto 5th AVE. One block to MARION ST. LEFT onto MARION ST. one block,
LEFT onto 6th AVE to Hotel entrance at corner of 6th AVE and MADISON
Parking at the Hotel:
On-site parking, fee: $8.00 hourly, $28.00 daily, $32.00 valet parking
daily. Garage height restriction of 6'2": Oversized vehicles are Valet
Parked off-site for $32.00 daily.
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