Why Seattle Southside?

 

Welcome to Seattle Southside. The Pacific Northwest starts here! 

Location

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.

Affordability

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
Room Tax 12.4% 16.5%
Food & Beverage Comparable Comparable
Parking    
      Hotel $0-$26.00 $32.00-$41.00
      Street $0 $4.00/hr
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 hereFrom weddings and family reunions to trade shows and corporate team building to military reunions and charity events we can do it all. Just ask!

 

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 - John, Puget Sound Baseball Wizards    

 

Upcoming Events

Healthy Earth, Healthy You 5K Run & Walk Apr 25, 2015. Good, Healthy, FUN awaits you along the Duwamish-Green River trail!
Seattle Sounders S2 May 01, 2015 @ 07:30 PM. Watch our S2 Sounders team go head to head with some great competition!

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