Lodging and Travel


We are pleased to announce that our 2019 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.


Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
888-862-3255 or 253-238-8000,



Our conference venue is The Hotel Murano. All sessions will take place in the hotel meeting spaces.

The Hotel Murano has offered Washington Hydrogeology Symposium (WAHGS) registrants the government per diem lodging rate for Tacoma until March 20, 2019 or when the room block fills, whichever comes first.

Single or double is $121; Triple $131; Quadruple $141; plus applicable taxes and fees currently 13.5% plus a per room per night fee of $1.50.

Use our dedicated reservation link to make your room reservation. If you phone in to make your reservation, 888-862-3255 or 253-238-8000, make sure to let the hotel know that you are registered for the WAHGS to receive the discounted room rate

Steps away from dining and shopping, the Hotel Murano’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.

Map and directions


Limited parking at the Hotel Murano is available for $16 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 $16
Overnight guest $16

0-3 hours $14
3-6 hours $17
6-10 hours $20
Overnight valet $20

Parking at the adjacent Convention Center is currently available for $12 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.