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10th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium

April 14–16, 2015           Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

 

Lodging and Travel Information

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We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Symposium will be held in the heart of downtown Tacoma, Washington. Perched on the shores of Commencement Bay and below the imposing peak of 14,411 foot Mount Rainier, Tacoma’s setting combines natural beauty and a revitalized downtown with shops, restaurants, and theaters. A very walkable city, it is also home to the Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass. Tacoma’s free light rail shuttle service (the Link) runs from one end of town to the other and connects Tacoma’s downtown core with the regional transportation hub.  In addition, there’s a direct shuttle bus from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport which is about 20 miles away.

Lodging Back to TopGreater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

Steps away from dining and shopping, the Hotel Murano will serve as conference headquarters. Both meeting rooms and a block of guest rooms are reserved for our Symposium. The hotel's sleek minimalist style and world class collection of art glass earned the hotel a Conde-Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award as one of the country’s top 100 hotels. All of the hotel's public spaces and guest rooms feature pieces from its collection.

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402

Map and directions

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Limited parking at the Hotel Murano is available for $15 per day for self parking and $18 per day for valet parking. Hourly rates are as follows:
0-2 hours $8
2-4 hours $10
4-10 hours $15
Parking at the adjacent Convention Center is available for $10 per day.

You may park for FREE at the Tacoma Dome Park and Ride and take the FREE Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station.

Public Transportation Back to Top

Bus

  • There are several options for bus travel from Olympia and Seattle.  We will have more information as the symposium approaches.
  • Tacoma Dome Station--Convention Center:  FREE Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station.
  • Visit the Pierce Transit Web site for more information on bus schedules and routes.

Train

  • Seattle--Tacoma by Train:  Sounder Train to the the Tacoma Dome Station.
  • See the Sound Transit Web site for more information.
  • Tacoma Dome Station--Convention Center:  FREE Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station.

Airport Transportation Back to Top

Capital Aeroporter offers SeaTac transportation to and from any hotel in Tacoma. Call 800-962-3579 to make reservations, or visit the Capital Aeroporter Web site.

There is also a SeaTac-Tacoma Dome Station Bus that takes about 30 minutes.  See the Sound Transit Web site for more details. From the Tacoma Dome Station, take the FREE Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station. 

For people needing special access types of transportation, here are some resources:
http://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Passenger-Services/Pages/Accessibility.aspx

Stita Taxi - Wheelchair accessible vans available

Yellow Cab - Wheelchair accessible vans available

Meals Back to Top

Registration includes hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday evening (April 24) and lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 23 & 24). In addition, refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.

Local Attractions Back to Top

Many within walking distance...

tacoma at dusk


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