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Convention center40,320 sq. m
Guest Rooms14,408
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,000 guest rooms
Special event venues239
Average room rate$213.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate80%
Tax rate15.6%

Visit Seattle


A City Ready for You

Seattle is an exceptional destination for meetings and conventions. Our top hotels as well as the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) are surrounded by retail, restaurants, attractions and museums—all with a backdrop of gorgeous mountains and water. Additional convention facility and more hotel supply: In August 2018, the WSCC broke ground on the additional facility, Summit, which is just one block from the existing WSCC building. The facility will add 149,200 of heavy-load exhibit space, 102,040 square feet of meeting rooms, 58,000 square feet of column-free ballroom space and a gorgeous outdoor terrace. The $1.7 billion project will help grow Seattle’s already strong demand for meetings and conventions business as well as reconnect multiple neighborhoods to downtown, making them more navigable for visitors and residents alike. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. Seattle's hotel inventory is growing too - by over 20% in the last year! Eleven new properties augment an already outstanding brand mix and add almost 3,000 additional rooms, bringing the downtown room count close to 15,000 by the end of 2019. The Visit Seattle Sales Team is an invaluable resource for you to rely on during the booking process, as well as managing your event.


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Distance from airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    24.14 km from city center


Local Attractions

Pike Place Market

Historical landmark
6 blocks away
From the iconic market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more). The market added its historic MarketFront expansion in 2017, featuring an open-air plaza and fantastic views of Elliott Bay.
85 Pike St.
Ste. 500
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Chihuly Garden and Glass

2 minutes away
Located adjacent to the Space Needle in Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive collection of his art to date, with interior galleries featuring a variety of his work in the medium. The pièce de résistance is the glasshouse, with a vibrant 100-foot-long sculpture in hues of red, orange, and yellow suspended from the ceiling.
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA, US 98109

Washington State Ferries

8 blocks away
Accessible right from Seattle's Waterfront, a ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 Washington State Ferries vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. This is one of those cases where the journey is as much fun as the destination.

Seattle Center Monorail

2 blocks away
Another World’s Fair relic, the Seattle Center Monorail links Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, MoPOP and several other notable attractions—to downtown’s Westlake Center along an approximately one-mile route. The designated historic landmark can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and weaves between skyscrapers above the city streets. Photo: Howard Frisk

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

2 blocks away
You won’t have trouble finding a Starbucks here in the company’s hometown, but you’ll want to seek out this special Starbucks experience on Capitol Hill--just three blocks from Washington State Convention Center. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is a Willy Wonka–esque coffee wonderland, where you’ll find exclusive beverages, various brewing methods, a coffee library, and more. Photo courtesy: Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
1124 Pike St
Seattle, WA, US 9801

Space Needle

Historical landmark
2 minutes away
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design. Views from the top feature Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and even Mount Rainier. Photo: David Newman
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA, US 98109

Seattle Great Wheel

4 blocks away
Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Seattle Art Museum

5 blocks away
The Seattle Art Museum is the city’s largest museum dating back to the 1930s and housing a varied collection of artwork that spans multiple eras and geographic regions. Also, take the time to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, an outdoor extension of the museum that’s open to the public for free about a mile away at the waterfront.
1300 First Ave.
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Convention Centers

  • Washington State Convention Center

    The Washington State Convention Center is the Northwest’s premier meetings/events facility. We welcome thousands of visitors annually & offer industry-leading service, award-winning catering & an array of services for planners, exhibitors & guests.

    • Exhibit Space19,110 sq. m
      Total meeting space13,122 sq. m
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center12,000