Venues in the Seattle Southside area offer great value as a practical and economical alternative for groups in the Puget Sound area. Seattle Southside encompasses nearly 9,000 hotel rooms and 30 traditional and non-traditional meeting facilities, features more than 850,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Accommodations range from economical budget facilities to full service conference centers.
Additional benefits include:
• Ability to accommodate a variety of budgets and group sizes – Seattle Southside typically costs 20-30 percent less than comparable rooms in downtown Seattle. The region offers traditional and non-traditional facilities for groups with accommodations for a meeting size of 6 to 6000.
• Accessible by car, train or plane – Seattle Southside provides visitors convenient access to Sea-Tac International Airport, Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Amtrak Train Station, Washington State Ferry system and major highways serving the greater Puget Sound.
• Year-round recreation and activities with opportunities ranging from a space shuttle simulator program designed to promote teamwork and clear communication to indoor sky diving, culinary events, geocaching and more.
• Planning assistance including site selection, connecting planners and group leaders with local experts, providing area details that appeal to group demographics and area for information on Seattle Southside and Western Washington.
Seattle Southside Fast Facts
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
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3100 S. 176th Street, Seattle Southside, WA 98188
Type of Destination Experience:
GSF Exhibit Space (ShoWare Center): 17,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (ShoWare Center): 100,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Museum of Flight): 58,000
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 2,450
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Miles to downtown 15
Cities with non-stop flights75
International cities with direct flights22
Geographic Areas Served:
Tukwila, SeaTac, Des Moines, South King County, South Seattle
Why Meet in Seattle Southside
Groups can easily arrive by air, train, or car to our central location near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle and 20 minutes north of Tacoma.
With hotel rates typically 20 to 30 percent less than downtown Seattle, meetings and events are more affordable in Seattle Southside. Many hotels offer: free parking, airport shuttles and breakfast.
Seattle Southside has more than 9,000 hotel rooms, over 850,000 square feet of meeting space and many unique venues to choose from, groups are sure to find the perfect venue.