Hotel & Travel

Hotel

The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Seattle at Renton. The hotel is conveniently located a short distance from the airport, and is a mere 10 to 15 minute drive away from Seattle.

Holiday Inn Seattle at Renton
One South Grady Way ~ Renton, WA 98057
(425) 226-7700 ~ www.HolidayInn.com/RentonWA

Rates
The con rate is $86 per night for a standard room (plus taxes, etc.) for one to four people. The rooms will be priced at the con rate from August 13, 2012 through August 23, 2012.

Reservations
Con rates are only guaranteed until August 3, 2012. In order to get this rate you must mention BF4F (via phone) or use the link below (and group code “BF4″) when reserving your room.

Reservations Online:
1. Go here.
2. Enter your check in/check out dates, the number of guests in your room, and click “View Rates.”
3. Click the “Book This Room” button next to your preferred room type (king or two queens).
4. Enter the rest of your information, then click “Next,” and you should be done.

Reservations by Phone
Call (425) 226-7700 and say that you are reserving for By Fans 4 Fans.

NOTE: Make your reservations early to guarantee getting into the Lubricus room block. If no Lubricus rooms are available do not book a room at the regular rate. Instead contact us at info@bf4f.org so we can increase the size of the room block.

Facilities

Room amenities include:

  • Free wireless and wired high-speed internet access
  • 25-inch TV
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Hotel amenities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Free parking for hotel guests
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • On-site restaurant
  • Business center

Check in is at 3:00 PM; check out is at 12:00 PM.

Travel

Getting to the Con

By Air

Seattle-Tacoma Airport is 4 miles from the hotel, and is likely the airport you will want to fly into.

There are a variety of ways to get from Sea-Tac to the Holiday Inn including:

  • Shuttle service
    The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport
  • Shuttle Express
  • Taxi Charge (one way): $13.00
  • Rental car

Driving directions from the airport:
Follow airport exit drive to “All Freeways” (518-WB).
Merge onto I-405 North.
Take Exit #2 (Renton/Auburn) and follow ramp for Renton/Rainier Ave.
At first traffic light (Grady Way), turn RIGHT. Hotel entrance will be immediately on the RIGHT side.

By Train
While there are multiple train stations in the area, the closest to the hotel is the Amtrak Station – Tukwila (more info can be found here http://www.amtrak.com).

From this location:

  • Complimentary shuttle service is available
  • Taxi charge (one way): $9.00

Driving directions from the train station to the hotel:
Take W Valley HWY/WA-181
Turn RIGHT onto W Valley HWY/WA-181
Merge onto I-405 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward BELLEVUE
Merge onto WA-167 N/Valley FWY via EXIT 2 toward Renton/Rainier Ave.
Turn right onto S Grady Way, the hotel will be on the right.

By Bus

There are two Greyhound bus terminals in Seattle (https://www.greyhound.com). From there you will have a few ways to get to the hotel in Renton:

By Car

Heading South on I-5:
Take I-5 S
Merge onto I-405 S via EXIT 182 toward BELLEVUE/RENTON.
Merge onto WA-167 N/VALLEY FWY via EXIT 2B toward RAINIER AVE S.
Turn RIGHT onto S GRADY WAY
1 SOUTH GRADY WAY, look for the hotel on the right.

Heading North on I-5:
Take I-5 N towards Seattle
Merge onto I-405 N via EXIT 154 toward RENTON/BELLEVUE.
Merge onto WA-167 N/VALLEY FWY via EXIT 2 toward RENTON/RAINIER AVE.
Turn RIGHT onto S GRADY WAY
1 SOUTH GRADY WAY, look for the hotel on the right.

Neighborhood

What’s in the Area

There are a wide range of services within minutes of the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants and fast food chains, coffee shops, banks, and grocery stores. Shopping can also be found within easy driving distance of the hotel at the Westfield Mall, Wal-Mart, or Fry’s Electronics.

Getting around

Walking: Map of the area

Bus: Bus schedules for the area can be found at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/

Hotel shuttle: The hotel provides free local shuttle service around the clock.

Light Rail: For those planning to take a trip into Seattle the Light Rail may be a good option. You will most likely want to take the Central Link Light Rail. You can use the hotel’s shuttle service to get to its Tukwila station and head north towards Seattle.

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