2023 Conference Information: Hotel, Transportation, Location

The 2023 conference will be in Bellevue, Washington (Seattle’s Eastside). The hotel in Bellevue is 17 miles from the Seattle/Tacoma airport–about the same distance as from the airport to downtown Seattle. The hotel is about 10 miles east of downtown Seattle.

The PSA rate for rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue is very good compared to their regular rates–book early, before our rooms sell out!

Book through this link, or call 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the Pacific Sociological Association/PSA rate (Group code G-PSAC).

Limited rooms at the PSA rate will be available for a few days before and after the conference, in case you want to stay longer.

One King or Double Queen bed room $169 (before taxes, fees)
for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy

*There will be a very limited number of rooms for students only on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at $159. Book through this link.

Self-parking is available at the hotel for $32/day, with in and out privileges, and is complimentary on Friday and Saturday nights. Valet parking, also with in and out privilieges, is $42/day.


Many airlines fly domestically nonstop to/from the Seattle/Tacoma airport.
Amtrak trains are also available to Seattle’s King Street Station.

From either the Amtrak station or airport, rideshare services and public transportation are available.

When PSA contracted with the hotel, the the new Link Light Rail line connecting Bellevue to Seattle downtown was expected to be open before the conference–but unfortunately the opening of this line has been impacted by COVID-19 and other factors. 

Bellevue Transit  
There are easy bus lines between Bellevue, very near to the hotel, and downtown Seattle.

The journey time between Bellevue and Pike Place Market is around 39 min and covers around 12 miles. Operated by Sound Transit, the Bellevue to Pike Place Market service departs from Bay 9 in the Bellevue Transit Center located on Bellevue Way & NE 6th Street.

Exit the 550 bus on 4th Ave & Union Street in Seattle, Walk 2 blocks west on Union Street, turn right on 2nd Avenue and walk one block north to Pike Place.

The local Bus Systems is an easy and affordable way to get from downtown Bellevue over to Downtown Seattle for $2.75 to explore the famous Pikes Place Market and Space Needle and so much more.

Check the schedule for accurate times. 550 Bus schedule & route


 

About Bellevue

Bellevue became a suburban city in the 1950s, and retains an easy driving layout. Recently, with the growth of technology companies in particular, it has transformed into a small city with a dense highrise hotel, shopping, dining, and arts center while retaining lots of park and open space areas, including the shoreline. From most areas, there is a great view across the water to downtown Seattle.