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Located at the 1112 4th Avenue, the luxurious 26-story W Seattle is a beacon welcoming the urban, urbane and contemporary to their refuge in Seattle’s cultural core. In the heart of downtown, W Seattle is close to art and music centers, financial and retail hubs, and the Pike Place Market.

The conference group rate is $179 per night. Please book your room today using our W Hotel IFBC site as to secure your room and receive the conference room rate. (Note: Mac users, please use Safari).

Getting to the Conference:

1112 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, United States Phone: (206) 264-6000

From North
Take I-5 South towards downtown Seattle.
Exit at the Convention Center (Exit 165B).
Turn left onto 5th Avenue.
Turn right onto Seneca Avenue.
The hotel will be located on the left, between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue.

From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Take Interstate 5 North towards downtown Seattle.
Exit from the left onto Seneca Avenue (Exit 165).
Proceed 2 blocks.
The hotel will be located on the left, between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue.

From East
Take Interstate 90 to 1-5 North.
Exit on Madison Street and turn left.
Turn right onto 6th Avenue.
Turn left onto Seneca Street.
The hotel will be located on the left, between 5th and 4th Avenue.

Transportation and Parking Options:

In lieu of expensive taxis opt for Uber car service (sign up here:

Transportation options from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Travel Distance: Approximately 24.14 km/15.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:
Taxi: Fee ~40 USD
Sound Transit Link Light Rail: Fee ~2.75 USD
Buy your ticket or pass at ticketing vending machines located at all stations.
Hours: Hours of operation
Travel Time: 45 minutes
Contact: (888) 889-6368
About: The Central Link light rail is your new way to get to downtown Seattle. Board the Link at SeaTac airport, and proceed 12 stops to University Street station. Look for the 3rd and Seneca exit. The hotel is within one block.

Shuttle Express:
Fee: Fee is $19 for the first person and $8 for each additional person. Children 17 and under ride free, per paying adult. A $5 total discount is offered when round trip reservations are made.
Contact: (425) 981-7000; Reservation Required

General Getting Around Town:
City Streetcar
Take the Streetcar around Downtown Seattle. The nearest stop is Westlake Center.
Seattle Light Rail
Take the Light Rail in Downtown Seattle. The nearest Light Rail stop is the University Station stop.

By Seattle Metro Bus
Fee: 2.50 USD
Seattle Metro offers bus service in Downtown Seattle. The nearest bus stop is one block from the hotel.

Parking at the W Hotel is exorbitantly expensive so we encourage getting there by public transportation. If you must drive, parking is available in many locations nearby:

CPS Parking
1111 3rd Avenue #2750

Union Square Garage
601 Union Street

Republic Parking
1420 5th Avenue


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