Washington State Convention Center

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Thanks to its wood paneling, ancient fir tables and locally produced food, this conference center lets you experience the beauty of Seattle even when you’re inside.

Seattle is sometimes called the Emerald City for its devotion to environmental conservancy. Washington Convention Center lives up to the city’s green reputation. As one of Washington’s largest event spaces, it attracts people from around the world for myriad events. Plan your next event here for excellent facilities in a fascinating city.

With a footprint of 414,000 square feet (38,000 square meters), the convention center can host meetings and events ranging from a few people to tens of thousands. This is the city’s go-to destination for intimate meetings, massive expos and everything in between.

The center is a champion for the green initiative. It has won numerous awards and certifications for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. It not only meets but exceeds LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certification standards for its sustainable construction methods and furnishings. See evidence of these actions in its recycling bins, energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly products.

In 2010, the Conference Center opened within the center’s complex, with 90 percent of all construction waste reclaimed or recycled. Ceilings are made from sustainable hemlock grown in the Northwest. Take note of the striking wooden conference tables in the boardrooms, which are made from reclaimed thousand-year-old Douglas fir.

The center has a very talented in-house catering department, serving free-range chicken, grain-fed beef and locally grown produce. Along with your meal, enjoy wine from Washington’s award-winning vineyards.

Tens of thousands of visitors flock to the center every August for the Penny Arcade eXpo, a gaming festival. Each spring, the center hosts Emerald City Comicon, a comic book convention, and Sakura-Con, an anime convention.

The convention center is located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Within a few minutes, you can leisurely walk to its lively shopping, entertainment, nightlife and dining scenes. Access hotels and public transportation easily.

Between meetings, walk outside Washington State Convention Center and enjoy Seattle’s natural beauty. With the waterfront just a few blocks away and stunning mountain views in the distance, it is easy to see why this city is so committed to protecting its special environment.

Top Hotels Close to Washington State Convention Center

Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $143 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Washington State Convention Center. Pike Place Market and Seattle ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,296 reviews)
"Liked that it was on the corner property."

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2021

Sheraton Grand Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Washington State Convention Center and Moore Theater ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,819 reviews)
"Clean, cozy, welcoming. Great quiet location with decent view."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Public Library. Washington State Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,105 reviews)
"The staff was great. Would have been nice seeing as they knew i was from out of state - if they would have informed me that i needed to show my vaccination card to be able to dine in anywhere. I was so embarrassed walking to a restaurant and not having it as it was in my room."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Washington State Convention Center

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $128 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $143 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
4.5 out of 5
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $140 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $138 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
The Paramount Hotel
The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle
4 out of 5
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $143 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
The Westin Seattle
Hyatt At Olive 8
Hyatt At Olive 8
4 out of 5
1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $163 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Hyatt At Olive 8
Mayflower Park Hotel
Mayflower Park Hotel
4 out of 5
405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $163 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Mayflower Park Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.