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2019 CONFERENCE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Traveling to Seattle/Sheraton Seattle


One of the most visited cities, Seattle has something for everyone – and the contemporary Sheraton Seattle Hotel is in the heart of it all. Enjoy the Space Needle, prime shopping, music and the arts, all within walking distance, and the city is alive with outdoor entertainment, local breweries and coffee shops. Tour the Gates Foundation, wineries, Victoria Island, Mt. Rainier and Boeing. For those looking for more rest and relaxation, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel fitness studio and pool have spectacular views of the Puget Sound, and Olympic and Cascade mountains.

 

Sanctuary City & Inclusivity:

Seattle is a city of inclusion where attendees feel welcome, inspired to be themselves, and most importantly safe in Seattle. So join us in the metro-natural Emerald City as we celebrate 60 years of Cinema and Media Studies.

Weather:
For up to the minute Seattle weather, click here.

Air Travel:
Seattle is served by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Cab rides from the Sea-Tac airport can take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes depending on traffic.

Airport:
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)—15 miles south of the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. There are a number of transportation options to get you to downtown.

Download the FlySmart application on your mobile device and see every shop, restaurant and service available and where to find them at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. You can also get real-time flight data.

Driving Directions to Seattle Sheraton:
Set your GPS for 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

From Sea-Tac airport take Interstate 5 north

International Traveler Services:
Step by step instructions are provided here to help travelers prepare for the arrival process. To view the Transfer Guide for International Travelers, click here.

Blind and Low Vision Travelers:
Try new assistive technology with Aira, with the Port providing free connection service while at the airport.

Traveling Mothers:
Sea-Tac now has seven nursing suites throughout the airport, click here for a map and other amenities for traveling with children.

Meditation/Quiet Room:
Passengers and airport employees looking for a quiet place away from the busy airport atmosphere now have a dedicated space. The Meditation/Quiet Room at Sea-Tac Airport is located pre-security on the mezzanine level of the airport above Checkpoint 3, next to the Badging Office and Lost and Found. This room is nondenominational and is open 24/7.

Information for Transgender Travelers:
The Port of Seattle is committed to ensuring that all travelers at Sea-Tac Airport feel respected, comfortable and welcome. Transgender travelers should feel free to use whichever restroom matches your gender presentation. Sea-Tac Airport has individual gender-inclusive restrooms for your use, and we have a map of these restrooms. The airport is currently in the process of updating the signage, so feel free to use restrooms marked either “family restrooms” or “individual restrooms.”

Parking for Travelers with Disabilities
Available on either the fourth floor (Terminal Direct Parking) or fifth floor (General Parking) of the airport parking garage. Travelers who have problems standing for long periods may want to arrange for wheelchair service via their airlines. Rental wheelchairs and baby strollers also are available in the airport from Smarte Carte. Smarte Carte is on the Baggage Claim level under the escalator bank between carousels 12 and 13.

Light Rail

Flying into Seattle? The Link Light Rail is the best way to reach downtown Seattle and the meeting hotel (exit at Westlake Station).

  • Purchase tickets before borading at kiosks in the station. Payments may be made by cash or credit card
  • Fares range from from $2.25 to $3.25.
  • Airport to Westlake Station: 38 min
  • Trains are available 5 am to 1 am Monday through Saturday and 6 am to midnight on Sunday
  • Trains run every 6, 10, or 15 minutes depending on time of day

Shuttle

Cost: $18 each way

Time: 30-45 minutes (depending on number of drop offs)

How: Departures from SeaTac Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Service on-demand during off peak times, reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation: 855-566-3300.

 

Taxi

Cost: $40-$50

Time: 35 minutes (traffic dependent)

How: Follow signs to ground transportation

 

Uber / Lyft

Cost: As per app

Time: 35 minutes (traffic dependent)

How: Follow signs to ground transportation

 

The Sheraton Seattle is located at 1400 6th Avenue in Seattle. Click here for more transportation options to/from the hotel.

 

Parking

Valet parking at the Sheraton Seattle is $57 per night. Self-parking is $30 per day, with up to three exits per day. The hotel does not have a Conference rate for parking, and a parking spot is not included in the room rate.

 

Driving

Parking garages near the Sheraton include the US Bank Centre (1420 5th Avenue, $7 min. rate/$35 max) and One Convention Place (701 Pike Street, $5 min. / $31 max). Valet parking at the hotel is $57, daily max.

 

Alternate Parking Options

Some nearby parking lots are less expensive. Try http://www.bestparking.com and search for Seattle “Retail Core” to locate them and see their rates. Street parking (if available) is $4 per hour Monday through Saturday, free on Sunday.


ZipCar:
A Zipcar is located on property. Please visit the zipcar.com for additional information. Don’t forget, Seattle also has hundreds of Car2Go and Reach Now vehicles available to attendees as well as Lyft and Uber ride-sharing services.

 


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