Host Hotel

Updated February 21, 2013.

Renaissance HotelThe host hotel for the Emerald City Hoedown for 2013 is the Renaissance Seattle Hotel!

Rates for 2013 start at $139+tax per night for double occupancy.  Rooms may be reserved at this rate from Monday, May 20–Thursday, May 30.  Room block expires April 27.  (The hotel room block has limited availability before May 22 and after May 27.  If you have difficulty obtaining rooms outside the main hoedown nights, contact us at

All hoedown events — workshops, dances, and socials — will be held at the host hotel, so staying at the Renaissance Hotel enables you participate fully in the hoedown activities.  This is the third year that the Emerald City Hoedown will be at this hotel, and they host events for numerous other GLBTQ organizations throughout the year.

To reserve your room at the hotel, click here.  If you prefer to make your reservation by telephone, call (877) 901-6632 and specify “IAGLCWDC - Emerald City Hoedown” as the reservation code.

We highly recommend that you plan to stay for the Emerald City Hoedown clear through until Monday (Memorial Day, which is a holiday for most Americans), traveling home on May 27 or later.  Unlike some events where the Sunday brunch and an afternoon line dance swap are the end of the event, we have a full schedule planned on Sunday, including brunch, a dance tour of city landmarks, additional workshops, and a Sunday evening dance.

About the Hotel

The Renaissance Hotel is located at 6th and Madison in downtown Seattle, perched just above the I-5 freeway.  Fantastic views include Mt. Rainier to the south, First Hill and Capitol Hill (the gay neighborhood, walking distance away) to the east, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west, and downtown Seattle to the south, west, and north.

The hotel features two on-site restaurants plus a coffee stand at the lobby bar.  An on-site fitness center is available, including a salt-water swimming pool on the top floor (views all around!).

If you will be driving to the hoedown or renting a car while you are in Seattle, a limited amount of on-site parking is available, and hoedown attendees staying at the hotel will have a 50% discounted rate.  For attendees not staying at the hotel, on-site parking can be expensive.  For recommenations on parking options, visit this page.

For full details on hotel amenities, please visit the hotel website.



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