Hotel & Travel

Official Host Hotel & Race Headquarters

The two towers of The Westin Seattle
Room with water view.
Pool and jacuzzi.

The Westin Seattle

We invite you to stay with us at our official hotel and race headquarters, The Westin Seattle, located less than a mile from the race start and finish lines at Seattle Center.

The Westin Seattle is the site of all pre-race events, including:

  • Health & Fitness EXPO
  • Bib & Chip Pickup
  • Late Registration
  • Course Bus Tour
  • UWMC Lecture Series
  • Carbo Load Dinner

The Westin Seattle

1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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Race Start & Finish

View of Seattle Center from Space Needle.

Seattle Center

Seattle Center is the social and cultural gathering place of the Northwest with more than 30 organizations including the city's top attractions, major sports teams, national acclaimed theaters, museums and performing arts groups. Seattle Center is constantly alive with concerts, theater, opera, fairs, festivals, sports action, skating and ballroom dancing! It all happens at Seattle Center—what a great place!

Ride the monorail to Seattle Center.


Seattle Center Monorail provides fast, direct transportation between downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center (5th Avenue & Pine Street) and Seattle Center. The Monorail will open early at 6:45am for the Seattle Marathon on Sunday, November 29, 2015. The train departs approximately every 10 minutes. The cost is $2.25/one-way ticket for adults and $1.00/one-way ticket for youths (5-12) and those who qualify for a reduced rate. Cash only—ORCA cards are not accepted. For more information, visit www.seattlemonorail.com or call 206-905-2600.

The Space Needle at Seattle Center

Space Needle

The Observation Deck: Venture throughout our glass-enclosed Pavilion and our new retail store SpaceBase before your 43-second journey skyward to the O deck in one of three glass elevators. The O Deck is 520 feet above Seattle and offers 360 degrees of breathtaking indoor and outdoor panoramic viewing, colorful displays filled with Space Needle facts, trivia, and more.

SkyCity at the Needle: Join us in our revolving restaurant 500 feet up, and enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the view served with it. For more information, call 206.905.2111

Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center.

Pacific Science Center

With five buildings of hands-on science exhibits, Pacific Science Center has fun for the whole family! Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits including the Tropical Butterfly House and Dinosaurs: A Journey through Time. See a planetarium or laser light show and experience the thrill of adventure at our two giant-screen IMAX theaters. For more information, call 206.443.2001.

The EMP is right next to the race start line.

Experience Music Project

Explore American popular music at EMP through interactive exhibits, rare artifacts, live music, workshops and a one-of-a-kind ride. Visit EMP's Turntable restaurant, Liquid Lounge and EMP Store. No museum admission required. For more information, call 206.EMPLIVE

Visit Seattle

For more information about restaurants, activities and more for your pre- and post-marathon stay in Seattle, go to visitseattle.org.