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The conference will be at the Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square. LION is offering a discounted group rate of $199 plus tax for a limited hotel block at the Embassy Suites on a first come, first serve basis. Your room at the Embassy Suites also includes breakfast and an afternoon happy hour.

To receive this group rate, you must book before Sept. 21. After this date, or after LION fills its room block, the room rate will increase. The hotel will honor this rate any time from Wednesday, Oct. 21–Sunday, Oct. 25.

Book your room using this link or call the hotel at 206-859-4400.

These are some other hotels within a 10-minute walk from the hotel:
Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown/Pioneer Square

American Hotel hostel

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Downtown

Silver Cloud Hotel

And, of course, you can use Airbnb and Vrbo to find other accommodations in the area.


If you’re flying into Seattle, you can arrive at Sea-Tac Airport (SEA).

From the airport, you can travel to the conference hotel by:

  • Light rail: You can take the light rail for $3 from SeaTac Airport to the International District/Chinatown station, which is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
  • Taxi/rideshare: The ride from the airport to the hotel is 20-25 minutes and, according to Lyft’s fare estimate calculator, could be from $25 to $35.

If you’re coming from more locally, you can travel to the conference hotel by:

  • Amtrak: The Embassy Suites is right next to Amtrak’s King Street station.
  • Car: The hotel offers valet parking for $55. There are other parking garages in the area.


If you have other questions about accommodation or travel, contact programming director Anika Anand at [email protected].