Association of Research Libraries

University of Washington Libraries

Library Assessment Conference

Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Seattle, Washington
August 4–6, 2014

Lodging & Travel




The Library Assessment Conference is taking place in the renovated Husky Union Building on the University of Washington (UW) campus. We have a limited number of rooms at UW's Alder Hall (new student housing), the Silvercloud Inn, Hotel Deca, and Watertown Hotel. Details on rates and other amenities are provided below. Downtown Seattle also has plenty of accommodation options within a 15- to 20-minute bus ride of UW.

Please take a look at the overview and photos of accommodations and venues (PDF) that our colleagues from the University of Washington composed and information on getting to the conference from various locations in Seattle. Reserve your room before you book your airplane ticket!

Getting to the Conference

Walking distances:

From Hotel Deca (A) to UW Hub building (B) – approx. 14 minutes
From Silver Cloud Inn (C) to UW Hub building (B) – approx. 16 minutes (a steep uphill walk from hotel to campus!) Attendees can also take a bus from hotel to campus)

Walking distances, continued:

From Lander/Alder Hall to UW Hub building – approx. 11 minutes
From University Inn to UW Hub building – approx. 12 minutes
From Watertown Hotel to UW Hub building – approx. 17 minutes
From UW Hub building to Sylvan Theatre (for Tues. conference reception) – approx. 5 minutes
From UW Hub building (B) to Waterfront Activities Center – approx. 15-20 minutes

Bus services for University District: Main bus stop for Husky Union Building (HUB) is at Stevens Way and Pend Oreille Rd: Bus stop is 3 minute walk from bus stop to main conference venue

Sample bus trips:

  • From Silver Cloud Inn to HUB: served by bus #372 (bus trip takes approx. 4 minutes)
  • From: Watertown Hotel to HUB: served by bus #68 (total time: approx. 10 minutes walking and bus)
  • There are also numerous bus services from downtown Seattle to the University District/Husky Union Building

Hotel Shuttle services:

  • Silver Cloud Inn has shuttle service available for local area

Conference venues:

Additional Resources

Plan your UW visit
Visitors' Center: Recommended Things to Do
Click here for an interactive map
View a Dining Guide put together by local volunteers