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  • The Sorrento Hotel, special Festival rates

    The Sorrento Hotel has been an iconic Seattle landmark since its opening in 1909. The grandeur architecture along with its inimitable ambiance has garnered a loyal following of historical savants and comfort-seeking guests.Located on First Hill in Seattle, the Sorrento Hotel is suitably located between the vivacious downtown core and the eclectic Capitol Hill district offering a vast range of activities for leisure and business travelers alike. | 900 Madison Street Seattle

    SeaTac International Airport is located 12 miles from the Sorrento Hotel, about a 20 minute drive. Our esteemed concierge staff is able to arrange a Luxury Town Car to welcome you at the baggage claim of SeaTac Airport and transport you to the hotel for a fee of $65. (The fee for returning to the airport from the hotel is $40). Taxis from the airport to the hotel charge approximately $40. Seattle University is located 5 blocks away from the hotel, an ideal distance for a comfortable walk (past a Starbucks!) or a $6 taxi ride. The Sorrento features complimentary town car service, a courtesy that extended to all guests based upon availability.

    Reservations: (800) 426-1265. Ask for the Seattle University Rate. Or you may click here to book online.


    Deluxe Guest room rates for 2012 are $139 off season (January - March), or $169 for a junior suite.

  • Two Seattle area hotels offer discount rates to the university for employees and visiting guests.

    Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel


    The Silvercloud Broadway Hotel is located on the corner of Broadway and Madison and is the closest to the university. Please contact the hotel for the current rates.

    Overnight parking costs $22 plus tax for registered guests. Parking is complimentary for day time guests attending an event at the hotel or eating at Jimmy's. The parking garage is open from 6:00am - 11:00pm weekdays, 7:00am - 11:00pm weekends.

    Sorrento Hotel

    The Sorrento Hotel is located nearby at 900 Madison and offers luxurious guest rooms and great dining.

    For current rates, please contact Support Services. Rates include in room Internet access. All rates are subject to a 15.6% hotel occupancy tax. Overnight parking rates are $26.

    You may also contact the Sorrento Hotel for more information at (206) 902-2113.


    Both hotels offer direct billing to the University for guests visiting your department. To make a direct billed reservation, please fill out an SU Guest Form (see Related Documents box on the right)and fax it to Support Services at (206) 296-2150. Support Services will make the reservation for you and fax the form back with your confirmation number.

    Personal Reservations

    To make personal reservations, please contact the hotel of your choice directly and tell the reservationist that you are with Seattle University