Host Hotel

Updated March 4, 2015

Renaissance HotelThe host hotel for the Emerald City Hoedown for 2015 is once again the Renaissance Seattle Hotel!

Rates for 2015 start at $139+tax per night for double occupancy.  The room block expires February 27,  (The hotel room block has limited availability outside the two main nights of the hoedown, March 20 and 21, but some room nights are available.  If you have difficulty obtaining rooms outside the main hoedown nights, contact us at and we will work with the hotel to see how we can help.)

All hoedown events — workshops, dances, and socials (except for the Thursday night trail-in dance) — will be held at the host hotel, so staying at the Renaissance Hotel enables you participate fully in the hoedown activities.  This is the fifth 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 “Emerald City Hoedown” as the reservation code.

PLEASE NOTE: The hotel room block is now closed.  The hotel has a few rooms remaining for Friday and Saturday nights, but at their regular rate of above $250+tax.  We suggest searching for available rooms at other nearby hotels via sites such as Trivago,, or Kayak.  Currently, they show good quality hotels within 6 blocks of the Renaissance in the $180–220 range.  In light of our reservations signficiantly exceeding the original room block and projecting an increase in attendance, we will be requesting an increase on our room block for 2016 to help ensure more attendees can get rooms in the host hotel.

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 on the top floor (with great views!).

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.  For attendees not staying at the hotel, on-site parking can be expensive, but affordable off-site parking is available nearby, and public transit options are also convenient.  For recommenations on parking options, visit this page.

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



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