Travel Information

Come see beautiful Seattle located between the mountains and the coast, experience its vibrant nightlife (special tour by DJ Bojan), Ride the Ducks, meet Dubs, the fierce Husky mascot, watch the Seahawks, the Sounders, or the Huskies play or go see the Mariners lose. Check out the unique Experience Music Project.

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Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the Communications building on the UW campus (click for map, walking directions from the Watertown Hotel). The tutorials will be in room 202 and the workshop and main conference in room 120. Coffee breaks and the poster session will be near room 202.

Photocopying

A link for a local copy shop, courtesy of Google: The Ave Copy Center

Airport

The closest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Options for airport transportation to the University: (All hotels are close to the University, though not all on the same side of campus. Directions are to the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE Campus Parkway, which is on the West side of campus.)

  • Link light rail + bus: Take Link Light Rail to Westlake Station, transfer to 70, 71, 72, 73, or 271 and possibly others going to the University District. (King County Metro public transit site.)
  • Shuttle Express has scheduled service to several of the hotels below. Reservations from the airport are recommended. Reservations to the airport are required. $19 one way.
  • Driving: 25-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Not all rental car companies are directly at the airport.
  • Cabs cost $50-$60.

Recommended restaurants

Note that many restaurants are closed on Mondays, so please check the websites before you head out.

Close to campus, quick, inexpensive

  • 50 North 5001 25th Ave NE Suite 100 (just North of U Village) Upscale American cuisine Entrees $10-$15
  • Agua Verde 1303 NE Boat St Entrees < $10 Mexican
  • Best of Bento 4245 University Way NE < $10 Sushi and bento (Japanese/Korean)
  • Araya's Place 5240 University Way NE | (206) 524-4332 | $ Thai vegan; lunch buffet
  • Banh Mi Unwrapped 4725 University Way NE | (206) 456-7192 | $ Fresh authentic Vietnamese sandwiches
  • Blue C 4601 26th Ave NE (U Village) $1.50-$5.25 per plate Conveyor belt sushi (often crowded at dinner, less so for lunch)
  • Cedars Restaurant 4759 Brooklyn Ave. NE | (206) 547-2000 | $ Unique blend of Indian and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Chaco Canyon Cafe 4757 12th Ave NE Entrees $7-$15 Organic Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Chili's Deli & Mart 5002 University Way NE Entrees < $10 South Indian
  • Flowers | 4247 University Way NE | (206) 633-1903 $ Complete buffet with many vegetarian and vegan options
  • Guanaco's Tacos Pupuseria 4106 Brooklyn Ave NE Suite 102A Entrees < $10 Salvadoran (Pupusas)
  • Pagliacci's 4529 University Way NE, delivers Whole pizzas $10.50-$25 Also available by the slice
  • Portage Bay Cafe 4130 Roosevelt Way NE Entrees $10 - $20 American traditional, organic & local
  • Samurai noodle 4138 University Way NE Entrees < $10 Ramen
  • Thanh Vi 4226 University Way NE Entrees < $10 Vietnamese (Pho and sandwiches)
  • Village Sushi 4741 12th Ave NE Entrees $10-$15 Japanese

Further afield, inexpensive to moderately priced

  • Jhanjay 1718 N 45th St Entrees < $10 Vegetarian Thai
  • Julia's 4401 Wallingford Ave N Entrees $10-$15 American traditional, breakfast for lunch
  • Gorgeous George's 7719 Greenwood Ave N Entrees $15-$25 Mediterranean
  • Tempero do Brasil 5628 University Way NE Brazilian
  • Enat Ethiopian Restaurant 11546 15th Ave NE Entrees $10-$15 Ethiopian
  • Veraci 500 NW Market St $4-5/slice; $16-$19/whole pizza Pizza
  • Pudge Bros. Pizza 269 NE 45th St, delivers whole pizzas $10-$25 Pizza
  • Djan's 264 NE 45th St Entrees $10-$25 Thai
  • Gordito's 213 NE 85th St Entrees < $10 Mexican (Burritos)
  • Which Wich 4730 University Way NE | (206) 588-0471 | $ Superior customizable sandwiches
  • Green Leaf 418 8th Ave S Entrees $10-$15 Vietnamese
  • Mamma Melinaís 5101 25th Ave NE | (206) 632-4333 | Near University Village at the corner of 25th Ave NE and Blakely $$ Central/Southern Italian style dishes
  • University Village Outdoor mall just east of University of Washington and NW of Center for Urban Horticulture features many restaurants: JOEY Kitchen, Elemental Pizza, Liamís, Blue C Sushi, Eureka, Piatti, Din Tai Fung and Ram Restaurant and Brewery
  • Westward 2501 N Northlake Way | (206) 552-8215 | $$$ Contemporary Northwest and Mediterranean flavors while overlooking Lake Union

Further afield, somewhat pricier

  • Kabul 2301 N 45th St Afgan Cuisine
  • Monsoon 615 19th Ave E Vietnamese
  • La Carta de Oaxaca 5431 Ballard Ave NW Mexican (Oaxacan)
  • Ivar's Salmon House 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle-style seafood
  • Chiso 3520 Fremont Ave N Japanese
  • Shilla 2300 8th Ave Korean BBQ
  • Chutney's 1815 N 45th St Northern Indian
  • Kisaku 2101 N 55th St #100 Sushi
  • Eva 2227 N 56th St New American cuisine
  • Crepe Cafe 2118 NE 65th Crepes as sit-down (not take-away) food
  • Din Tai Fung 700 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA Taiwanese (dumpling house)

Highlights of local food culture (expensive)

Other options may be found at these websites:


Accommodations

Note: Many hotels in Seattle are 100% non-smoking. This is true of all of the hotels listed below. If we find others in the area that allow smoking, they will be added to this list. Note also that smoking is not allowed in restaurants or bars in Seattle. Nor is it allowed on the UW campus, except in a few designated areas.

  • Watertown 4242 Roosevelt Way NE
    • Call (206) 826-4242 (international) or (866) 944-4242 (toll-free domestic) or email reservations -at- watertownseattle.com for reservations
    • Breakfast included
    • Free internet access
    • Free parking
    • 100% non-smoking

  • Silver Cloud 5036 25th Ave NE
    • Call 800 205-6904 for reservations, or visit the website
    • Free wired and wireless internet access
    • Breakfast included
    • 100% Non-smoking hotel

  • College Inn 4000 University Way NE
    • Call 206 633 4441 or visit website for reservations
    • Free wireless internet
    • Breakfast included
    • 100% non-smoking

  • The Chambered Nautilus 5005 22nd Ave NE
    • Call 206 522-2536 for reservations, or visit their website
    • Bed and breakfast: full three course breakfast
    • Free tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruit
    • Free wireless internet
    • 100% non-smoking

  • Hotel Deca 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
    • Call 800 899-0251 for reservations, or visit the website
    • 100% non-smoking

  • Travelodge 4725 25th Ave NE
    • Call 206 525-4612 for reservations, or visit the website
    • Free high speed internet access
    • Breakfast included
    • 100% non-smoking

  • University Inn 4140 Roosevelt Way NE
    • Call 800 733-3855 for reservations, or visit the web site
    • Breakfast included
    • Free internet access
    • Free parking
    • 100% non-smoking


Local attractions

Seattle, WA, U.S.A. | September 19-21, 2014
Slavic Languages & Literatures | Smith Hall M253, Box 353580, Seattle, WA 98195    Email: slavls14@uw.edu