Coming to town for the great Northwest comic and pop culture spectacle? Great! But don’t book your room just yet…We’ve got some tips on how to save some money and have the best comic con experience.

If you’re looking for a hotel, you might find that prices for hotels in downtown Seattle during ECCC have skyrocketed. The solution to this problem is found at the hotels to the south. Seattle Southside hotels are typically priced 20-30% less than their downtown counterparts and the price difference may be even more dramatic during major events like ECCC. Booking a hotel in SeaTac, Tukwila, or Des Moines will keep money in your pocket and get you out of the hectic big city.

If you’re worried about getting to the event from the south, don’t. The Link Light Rail is an inexpensive, fast way to go from SeaTac or Tukwila right to the Washington State Convention Center. Buy tickets for the light rail at our Seattle Southside Visitor Center or download the Transit Go Ticket app on your phone.

Once you have your hotel booked and your light rail tickets purchased, you’re all set! Enjoy the wonders of Emerald City Comic Con and have a good time. Don’t forget to say, “Great Scott!” to Christopher Lloyd!

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If you’re into Comic Cons, be sure to check out some of the more genre-specific events in Seattle Southside:


Norwescon LOTR

The pacific northwest’s premier science-fiction and fantasy convention. March 29-April 1 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, Norwescon 41 features games, films, performances, cosplayers, and celebrity guests, all for the love of science-fiction and fantasy.


Crypticon poster

The largest gathering of fans of the Macabre in the Pacific Northwest. May 4-6 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, voted “Best Seattle Convention” by Seattle Weekly, Crypticon is a horror fan’s paradise!


Aki Con Joker

The annual anime convention is celebrating 11 years! Coming Late Fall 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, anime fans rejoice with presentations, exhibits, trivia, scavenger hunts, and a dance club!