Housing & Transportation

Creative Dance Center is a 15 minute car ride and a 45 minute Metro bus ride from Downtown Seattle.

Check out websites for each hotel for more information. Rates are subject to change.

Please note that hotel taxes are high in Seattle due to the high demand for hotel rooms during summer months. Tax rates change and are not listed below. Contact the hotel for information on tax rate for 2017.


Hotel Nexus – 800-435-0754 – www.hotelnexusseattle.com

2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98133 (24 blocks to CDC – shuttle available).
Call the hotel to make reservations and ask for the “Creative Dance Center Rate.”

7+ nights for Standard King or Queen/Queen (with small fridge, microwave and coffee maker) is $99 +tax per night.  King Studio w/Japanese hydro tub is $109 +tax per night. Two room Queen/Queen suite w/Full Kitchen is $129 +tax per night.

2-6 nights stay for Standard King or Queen/Queen is $104 +tax per night. King Studio w/Japanese hydro tub is $114 +tax per night. Two room Queen/Queen suite w/Full Kitchen is $134 +tax per night.

Based on Availability so make reservations as soon as possible. If you would like to book online, please go to www.hotelnexusseattle.com, choose your dates, and then click the Special Rates and click on “offer code” where you will input CDC24 to see your preferred partner rate.

Complimentary Scheduled Shuttle, Wireless, Parking, Hot Buffet Breakfast Daily, 24 hour fitness room with pool, 24 hour complimentary laundry facility. Flat Screen TVs. The Saffron Bar and Grill next to the hotel serves lunch and dinner. The Nexus is located 3 blocks from Northgate Shopping Mall which has many small and large restaurants. There are also several restaurants/cafes within a one block radius. 

AirBnB – airbnb.com

From the home page of airbnb.com, search Seattle and/or the Haller Lake neighborhood during the Summer Dance Institute dates. You can zoom in on the map to find locations near Creative Dance Center which is located at 12577 Densmore Ave. North, Seattle, 98133, in the Haller Lake community of North Seattle. 2016 SDIT participants stayed at some AirBnB's close to the studio. Booking EARLY is a good idea!

Extended StayAmerica – (206) 365-8100 – www.extendedstay.com

13300 Stone Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133 (4 blocks from CDC). Call the hotel directly and press 0 or 4 to speak to someone at the Front Desk and request group special rate “Creative Dance Institute”.   Do not press the number to speak to someone in reservations. Cost: is $110+tax nightly rate for 1-6 nights (single queen size bed), $125 +tax per night for a double. $100.00 +tax nightly rate for 7+ nights (single queen size bed), $115 + tax for a double.

Reservations must be made by June 11, 2016.

Extended Stay is a “residential” hotel. Every room has a kitchenette and fridge. It is across the street from a major grocery chain. Linen is changed once a week.

Comfort Inn Suites – 206-361-3700 – www.choicehotels.com

13700 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133 (8 blocks to CDC).
No special rate available – Contact them for price and availability: Mini Suite (1 bed kitchenette); King or Double Queen (may have microwave and mini fridge); Full Suite (sleeps 4 w/Kitchenette). 

This is a typical Comfort Inn with complimentary breakfast, spa and fitness center, laundry room. Fast food restaurants located nearby.

Educators Bed and Breakfast – educatorstravel.com

This organization is for educators who would like to travel around the US, Canada and the world and meet nice people and not break the bank. When you sign up ($36 annual membership fee and a $10 one-time registration fee), you get access to people all over who have opened up their homes to other educators. The person making the offer describes the accommodations. For example: king size bed/private bath OR futon in the living room/shared bath, etc. They also provide breakfast, which may be a bowl of cereal or a fancy meal. For two people it costs $40. Sometimes there are even offers to house sit and get an entire house for only $50 a night.

Short Term Suites – www.shorttermsuites.com

Locally owned and managed to meet your short-term lease or rental requirements.


Sound Transit Link Light Rail travels to and from SeaTac International Airport with stations/stops in a few different Seattle neighborhoods. soundtransit.org/link/link-light-rail-stations
Fares are very inexpensive!

Uber and Lyft both pick up and drop off passengers at SeaTac.

Sea-Tac Airport to Seattle area destinations available for approximately $40 from Shuttle Express – www.shuttleexpress.com. No pre-arrangement necessary. Call from SeaTac Airport Ground Transportation.