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Getting to Graduate Seattle

Checking in with us soon? Graduate Seattle is a 25-minute drive or 50-minute ride on the Link from Sea Tac Airport and 15-minutes from the Seattle Ferry Terminal.

Our historic 1930s art deco digs are located right in the University District, a 10-minute walk to The Quad. Here you’ll find details on transportation and parking options at the hotel.

Sound Transit

Graduate Seattle is conveniently located directly across from the U District Station of the Link (Light Rail). This line connects through central locations of Seattle including downtown, UW’s campus and athletic fields, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Exit on the 43rd & Brooklyn Ave side of U District, and Graduate Seattle is one block up on 45th & Brooklyn Ave.

Book our See the Emerald City Package for a complimentary $25 light rail gift card. Hop on at the U District Station right across the street and start exploring — we’re only one stop from Husky Stadium and three from downtown. End your adventure with unbeatable views and two drinks at our rooftop bar, Mountaineering Club.


Visiting from Canada? The Victoria Clipper ferry ride to Seattle takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, traveling direct between Belleville Terminal in downtown Victoria, BC’s Inner Harbor and Pier 69 in downtown Seattle (20-minutes from Graduate Seattle).

Valet Parking

Please be advised that our valet parking has limited availability. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rate: $42 + tax

Self Parking

Street side self-parking is available in our neighborhood. Use the Pay by Phone app or parking kiosks to manage your payments. Street parking is free from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. and on Sundays/Holidays. Visit to learn more.

Other nearby paid public lots are listed below. Please locate signs for payment details and restrictions prior to parking.

45th Street & 12th Avenue

W46 Parking Garage, located on 12th Avenue

4740 17th Avenue NE

Diamond Parking Lot on Roosevelt Way NE

University District Lot 3 on Brooklyn Ave