Housing & Transportation

Creative Dance Center is a 15 minute car ride (if there is no traffic!) and a 45 minute Metro bus ride from Downtown Seattle.

Visit the websites for each hotel for more information. Also please check Yelp and Trip Advisor for reviews. 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 2018.


Hotel Nexus  (Located just 1 mile from CDC and offering scheduled shuttle) Website

2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98133
To Make Reservations Call the hotel: (1-800-435-0754) and ask for the “Creative Dance Center Rate.”
To Book online: Please go to www.hotelnexusseattle.com, choose your dates, click the Special Rates and click on “offer code” where you will input CDC24 to see your preferred partner rate!

Prices listed are based on 2017 rates, they are subject to increase.
·       2-6 nights for Standard King or Queen/Queen is $109+ Tax per night (Includes Small Fridge, Microwave and Coffee Maker)
·       6+ nights for Standard King or Queen/Queen $99+ Tax per night (Includes Small  Fridge, Microwave and Coffee Maker) 
·       King Studio w/Japanese hydro tub is $129 +tax per night.
·       Two room Queen/Queen suite or King Suite  w/Full Kitchen is $139 +tax per night.
·       Complimentary: Scheduled Shuttle, Wireless, Flat Screen TV’s, Parking, Hot Buffet Breakfast Daily, 24 hour fitness room with pool, 24 hour complimentary laundry facility.
**Be sure to make your reservations early – Reservations are based on Availability!
The Northgate Shopping Mall is located just 3 blocks from the Hotel. Saffron Bar and Grill on the Hotel Property serves lunch and dinner. Many restaurants located within the Mall, outside entrances at the Mall, and within a one block radius. Enjoy your stay!


Hampton Inn & Suites – (206) 522-6991 –  Website

9550 1st Ave NE, Seattle, Washington, 98115 (Shuttle available)
Super convenient location in BRAND NEW hotel adjacent to Northgate Shopping Mall. Easy freeway access to I-5 and downtown Seattle. Major public transportation hub one block away. But expensive : (

To Make Reservations Call 206-529-2873 – Jessica Hollingsworth, Sales & Catering Coordinator, Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Northgate, or register online through this link. CDC rate in 2107 was is $179 per night for single; $189 per night for double. Subject to increase for 2018.

"Start each morning of your stay with free hot breakfast. In a hurry? Pick up one of Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday. Hop on our complimentary shuttle for transportation anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel (CDC is located within 3 miles). With a fitness center and sparkling indoor pool, you’ll be able to keep up your exercise routine."

"After a busy day, relax in one of our 167 guest rooms and suites. Each modern, spacious room is equipped with free WiFi, a microwave, mini-fridge and a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Upgrade your room selection for extra space, a wet bar and balcony. Take a seat at the work desk and catch up on business or watch your favorite shows on the 42-inch HDTV. Our friendly staff is here to help with anything else you need."


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 and 2017 SDIT participants stayed at some AirBnB's close to the studio. Booking EARLY is a good idea!


Extended Stay –  This hotel is near CDC but we do not want any SDIT participants staying there. There have been safety concerns as well as poor staff response to issues of concern that have been raised.

13300 Stone Ave. N. | Seattle,  WA  98133

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 including downtown Seattle. 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.