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233rd AAS Meeting Travel & Lodging

Due to the partial US government shutdown and its potential impact on your travel to attend the meeting, we have arranged with our hotel partners in Seattle to change the cancellation policy to 24 hours (instead of the normal 72 hours).

Westin Seattle
(8 minutes walk to the Convention Center)

1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Main Number: +1 206-728-1000
Single/Double: $189.00 + Tax
Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date is 28 December 2018

Reserve a Hotel Room at the Group Rate

All government rate rooms are sold out.

Grand Hyatt Seattle
(2 minutes walk to the Convention Center)

721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Main Number: +1 206-774-1234
Single/Double: $189.00 + Tax
(after double occupancy, $25.00 for each additional person)


Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers
(3 minutes walk to the Convention Center)

1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Main Number: +1 206-621-9000
Reservations: +1 888-627-7056
Group Code: AAS


Room Rates (USD)

Single/Double: $182 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
Triple: $207 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
Quad: $232 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
Suites: $350 & Up (not including applicable taxes and fees)
Government per diem rate (Single/Double): $182 (not including applicable taxes and fees) SOLD OUT

All rooms are subject to 18% tax: 6% sales tax plus 12% occupancy tax. These taxes are imposed by the state and county and are not under the control of the hotel or the AAS. Guests are responsible for paying room, tax, and incidental charges.

Reservations must be made by 11 December 2018 to ensure the AAS group rate.

Method of Payment and Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation fees. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to seven (7) days prior to arrival at no charge.

Getting to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center

From Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA), it's approximately 25.75 km/16.0 miles to the Convention Center.

  • Light Rail
    • Guests can ride Sound Transit's Link Light Rail from downtown to the airport
    • Cost: $3.00 each way
    • Time: 35 minutes each way
    • Westlake Station is approximately 3 blocks from Washington State Convention Center, and is central to all conference hotels.
  • Taxi service
    • Depart from the third floor of the parking garage, follow signs to ground transportation, taxis.
    • Approximate fare is $55 USD each way
  • Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express
    • Downtown Airporter departs from Level 3 of the parking garage, island 2. Follow the signs to ground transportation, taxis, limos, hotel shuttles on the third floor of the parking garage. Make a Reservation
    • Tickets: Adult tickets are $18 USD/person one-way, $31 USD/person round-trip; children 17 and under ride free (one per paying adult); additional youth ride at adult price.
    • Hours: Departures from SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle 24-hours day, every day. Leaves SeaTac Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Service on-demand during off peak times, reservations are recommended.
    • For more information or to make a reservation: (855) 566-3300
  • Preferred Shuttle Express Town Car Service
Parking at the Washington State Convention Center

Daily event parking is available at the Convention Center in their two covered parking garages, at the rate of $28/day. For directions to the Convention Center parking garages, please see their map.

Parking at the Seattle SeaTac (SEA) Airport

Attendees can save 20% on airport parking reservations. To book, enter promo code AAS233.

The AAS Warns about Housing Pirates

A housing pirate is an unauthorized housing provider that often claims a vague affiliation with a conference and offers reduced rates to attendees. The AAS Executive Office has reserved a block of sleeping rooms only at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers, Westin Seattle, and Grand Hyatt Seattle. Please use the direct links provided or call the hotel directly to ensure your reservation.

Be careful when entering into a financial agreement with any unofficial companies, as their legitimacy and policies may be questionable and AAS staff will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such reservations. If another company besides the AAS contacts you, please contact the AAS Executive Office immediately at +1-202-328-2010 x104. Use the direct links on this page to ensure your reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it important for me to let the reservations agent know that I'm associated with the AAS meeting?

    Yes. AAS receives credit only when registrants tell hotel staff that they are attending the AAS meeting. Please make sure the reservations agent knows you are attending the AAS meeting — whether you or someone else makes your reservation — or make your reservation through the link on the AAS site and it will be handled automatically.

  • Why does AAS reserve a block of rooms?

    AAS reserves a block of rooms to assure availability of rooms for meeting attendees, especially during the tourist season, when it can be very difficult to find an affordable hotel room. In addition, if AAS didn't reserve a block of rooms, we would be subject to room rental fees and full food and beverage costs, which would greatly increase the cost of holding the meeting.

  • What is AAS doing to reduce these attrition fees and still keep the meeting affordable?

    AAS tracks sleeping room reservations and cancellations at the meeting so that it can more accurately block a number of rooms that will be filled by attendees in the future. However, every discount we receive at a hotel is based on the number of room nights we block, so as we reduce our block, we are consequently paying more for other services at the hotel. Reducing the block means that attendees will either have to pay a higher registration fee or possibly that the level and/or quantity of services and events will be lowered.