Why Seattle Southside?
Welcome to Seattle Southside. The Pacific Northwest starts here!
Centrally located near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at the I-5/I-405 crossroads, Seattle Southside, consisting of the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, and Des Moines, is the perfect place to hold an event. Fifteen minutes south of Seattle and 20 minutes north of Tacoma, all of the attractions of the Pacific Northwest are within a short drive. With the addition of the Link Light Rail system, traveling from Seattle Southside to downtown Seattle is a short 30-minute trip. After a meeting, attendees can step out to Seattle and not have to worry about renting a car, downtown traffic or paying for parking. Seattle Southside is the perfect home base for an event in the Pacific Northwest.
With hotel rates typically 20 percent to 30 percent less than downtown Seattle, meetings and events are much more affordable in Seattle Southside. Most Southside hotels provide free parking, free airport shuttles and complimentary breakfast, meaning guests aren’t nickel and dimed during their stay. There is little need to rent a car when meeting attendees can be picked up at the airport. If they want to venture to Seattle after the meeting, the Link Light Rail is very affordable at $5.00 round trip. If guests decide to rent a car, free parking is more available and less expensive compared to downtown.
Meeting & Event Cost Comparison
Average Attendee Cost per Day
|Seattle Southside||Downtown Seattle|
|Average Room Rate*||$98.22||$165.66|
|Food & Beverage||Comparable||Comparable|
|Transportation from Airport||Free Shuttle||Taxi Fare: $64.00|
|AVERAGE DAILY TOTAL||$110.40-$136.40||$224.99-$256.99|
* Smith Travel Research 2013
Facilities & Venues
With nearly 7,000 hotel rooms, more than 850,000 square feet of meeting space and many unique venues to choose from, groups are sure to find the perfect place to hold their meetings. Have a meeting amidst historical hydroplanes or on sheet of ice, get married at an award-winning lodge or surrounded by roses, bond with family members at an amusement park or in a presidential plane, reunite with old buddies on a chartered boat or in a Masonic landmark. There is a venue for almost any event for groups from five to 5,000. And at each one is a staff willing and ready to help make it a success.
Personalized Complimentary Services
The Seattle Southside staff can ease the stress of event planning. Here are a few of the services offered at no charge to any planner:
- Complimentary area guide, maps and coupon books for registration or mailings
- Help with charter transportation quotes
- Assistance with group rates at area attractions
- Coordinate requests for proposals for accommodations and meeting venues
- Access to photo library for presentations, websites or newsletters
- Plan pre- and post-activities
- Create itineraries or organize custom events
Request your free copy of the Seattle Southside Meeting & Event Guide here. From weddings and family reunions to trade shows and corporate team building to military reunions and charity events we can do it all. Just ask!
"I truly appreciate the legwork you did and am impressed by how quickly you jumped on the project, how you made inquiries on our behalf even though you weren’t being specifically compensated for it and now this email to follow up. Your level of customer care is quite extraordinary. I own a small business in the financial services field and customer service, trust and attention to detail is paramount so I’m keenly aware when I see it and when I don’t. I’ve definitely seen it in our interaction and I commend you for everything you’ve done to help. Thank you so much."
- John, Puget Sound Baseball Wizards
"We have had 2 reunions in the Seattle Southside area. The hotels are great to work with but the outstanding issue is value to our members. The hotels all have FREE shuttle service and for those who drive, they can reach the hotels without dealing with downtown traffic which can be heavy and confusing to a stranger in town. The hotels are close to anywhere you might want to visit from Boeing to Wine Tasting and there still within easy reach of the ferry system to Bainbridge and Bremerton. Seattle is a great “foodie” town and it’s a lot more than Coffee and Seafood. Whatever you want you can find a restaurant nearby which serves it. The standard tourist spots like Pike [Place] Market and the Space [Needle] are reachable but not so close that you feel “crowded.” Seattle has lots of neighborhood and the Southside is a great home base to explore whatever appeals to you from Queen Anne to Lake Washington and Union Lake. “Dollar for dollar” you can’t beat Southside."
- Beverly and Jerry King, AE/AOE Sailors Association