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The conference dates correspond with a very busy Seattle weekend and area hotels expect to be fully booked. Please book early as they assure us they will run out of rooms.

We recommend arriving on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, for GO Professional, and by early afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 9, for GO Family and GO Medical, and leaving on Sunday, Aug 12th, later in the evening for GO Family and those Pro attendees staying for the Family program.

Need to share a room? Want to share a ride? Check out our Ride & Room Share group on Facebook.

Executive Hotel Pacific

400 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Built in 1928, the historic Executive Hotel Pacific offers West Coast style and a glimpse of Seattle’s rich heritage. Located in the heart of downtown, local attractions and business centers are easily accessible by foot or public transportation.

Rates Include:

  • Exclusive wine reception for hotel guests, hosted nightly from 5 – 6 pm
  • Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and common areas
  • Cardio fitness center
  • Secure valet parking available with in and out privileges
  • In-room safe
  • Upgraded bedding package, including pillow-top mattresses
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic door lock

2018 Special Gender Odyssey Conference Rates: $219 single/double per night plus taxes and fees. For reservations, call 206-777-7102 or email sales.usa@executivehotels.net.

Seattle University Housing

1111 East Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98122

We’re excited to provide conference attendees with a lower-cost lodging option this year at Bellarmine Hall on the Seattle University campus, located just a few minutes from the Silver Cloud Hotel and about a 20-minute walk from the WA State Convention Center.

Room rates are PER PERSON and include two meals per day at the Cherry Street Market on campus. Ideal for individuals on a tighter budget.

Check back soon for more info and 2018 GO conference rates!

Silver Cloud Hotel

We’ve secured a special reduced group rate for attendees at the Silver Cloud Broadway. The Silver Cloud is located at Broadway and Madison, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a pleasant 20-minute walk from the main conference venue. 100% smoke-free. Amenities include:

 
  • Complimentary high speed internet access in guestrooms
  • Free local phone calls
  • Courtesy shuttle to the main conference venue, downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, and more
  • Complimentary guest laundry facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool, spa, and fitness room
  • On-site restaurant
  • Guest parking is $25/night plus tax

2018  Gender Odyssey Rates: $269 single/$279 double per room per night.
Call 206-325-1400 to make a reservation.

Additional Hotel Options

  • Green Tortoise Hostel
  • City Hostel Seattle
  • Quality Inn
  • LaQuinta Inn
  • Travelodge
  • Moore Hotel
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Four Points Sheraton

Ride & Room Share

If you are looking for a roommate to share hotel expenses or someone to carpool to the conference with, consider joining our GO Room & Ride Share Facebook group. Once a member you can post requests for carpools and room shares. (Note that for shared rooms at Seattle University, you must have a roommate selected before registering for housing.)

This is a private group and is not visible to anyone other than members of the group. Anyone can join, but they must be invited by an existing member. Any member can add or approve members. Please limit discussions to conference-related content only.

How to Join

To join the group, please do one of the following:

  1. Go to the Gender Odyssey Facebook page logged in with the account you want to use to join the group.
  2. Send the administrator a private message asking to join the Ride & Room Share group.

Seattle Travel Information

We are excited to welcome you to Seattle, one of the most accepting cities for transgender and gender variant people in the world.

Getting Around

Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) serves the Seattle metropolitan area and is served by more than 30 airlines. The airport is located about 15 miles south of downtown Seattle. Taxi fare to downtown is approximately $55 one way. Other options include Sound Transit Light Rail to Pioneer Square Station and Metro Bus, Shuttle Express or Seattle Streetcar.

Three Amtrak routes serve Seattle: Empire Builder, Coast Starlight and Amtrak Cascades. Trains stop at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson Street.

Seattle's Greyhound bus station is at 503 S Royal Brougham Way, about 1.5 miles from downtown Seattle.

Weather: August is often a sunny, beautiful month in the Pacific Northwest but we are located in a rain forest so please prepare for all possibilities.