Location Info

Conference Location

The 2018 ACVIM Forum takes place at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), which is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, Washington.

 

Book Your Stay

Why not stay at one of the three official conference hotels where your friends and colleagues are staying? Don't miss the networking opportunities that naturally happen at these hotels where everyone is under one roof.

Discover All Seattle Has To Offer

See what makes Seattle one of the hottest cities to visit in 2018. The Emerald city is an urban playground surrounded by the unmatched natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Official ACVIM Forum Hotels

Booking Your Hotel

ALERT!  PLEASE BE AWARE: 
Every year we receive reports of companies posing as official travel vendors offering lodging. They are NOT endorsed or affiliated with the conference. To book your lodging, please book directly through the OFFICIAL housing link provided by Experient, Inc. Please do not become a victim of these companies’ scams as the ACVIM will have no recourse.

In an effort to provide affordable hotel room options, the ACVIM has negotiated and contracted with hotels in Seattle to provide discounted rates to ACVIM Forum Attendees and Exhibitors. Book your hotel room reservation through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc., to secure discounted rates.

BOOK EARLY
Be sure to book your hotel early to ensure you get your preferred hotel at the discounted rate as hotel availability may fill early and ACVIM may not be able to obtain additional inventory.

The deadline to book your hotel reservation within the 2018 ACVIM Forum room block at a discounted rate is Wednesday, May 16, 2018.


ATTENDEES 
Access to book accommodations for the 2018 ACVIM Forum is only for registered attendees and exhibitors. Upon registering, you will receive a link to book your hotel in your emailed registration confirmation.

EXHIBITORS
 
Upon reserving an exhibit booth for the 2018 ACVIM Forum, the company’s booth contact will receive an email containing a link to book hotel accommodations. This email will also include login information for the housing website, specific to your company.

Benefits of Booking within the Room Block

GUARANTEED LOWEST HOTEL RATES FOR ATTENDEES & EXHIBITORS
ACVIM negotiates the lowest available rates with our hotel partners with a special emphasis placed on early-bird rates offered for reservations made prior to early-bird deadline date.

SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE & STAY IN THE KNOW
More rooms booked in the block means we can better meet the needs of our attendees and exhibitors for future Forums and help keep our registration fees at a competitive market price. The important announcements and information the organization may share with attendees at check-in are provided only at those hotels within the group block.

HOTEL INCENTIVES
By staying in the official hotel block you will receive complimentary extras like free internet access, restaurant discounts, spa discounts and much more.

QUALITY ASSURANCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Official hotels are inspected by the ACVIM prior to your arrival. To better accommodate each guests needs, reservation protection is provided before, during and after your stay if any unexpected challenges should occur.

BETTER LOCATION = BETTER NETWORKING
The closer you are to the Forum, the greater chance of informal networking opportunities at hotels within the group block (as this is where a majority of attendees are staying).

 YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE YOU CAN BOOK A HOTEL ROOM
Hotel reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.

DIPLOMATES & CANDIDATES: Please note that after completing your registration, there may be a delay of 2-3 business days before your registration is confirmed and approved. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive your registration confirmation email with the link to book your hotel room.




Sheraton Seattle (HQ Hotel) Renaissance Seattle The Westin Seattle
1400 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101-2318
Adjacent to the WSCC

  515 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104-1119
.5 miles from the WSCC 

  1900 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101-1204
.4 miles from the WSCC

$244
Single / Double Rate

$209
Single / Double Rate

$234
Single Rate

$254
Double Rate

 *All rates are based on single / double occupancy and additional occupants will incur additional fees.
Rates do not include state and local taxes or services fees.
   

Sheraton Seattle
1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-2318
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Hotel Cut-Off Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Located in the city's vibrant core, the AAA Four Diamond award winning Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a gateway to all the sights, sounds, and experiences of the fabulous Northwest. The best of Seattle is found just outside our front doors, from exciting nightlife to gourmet restaurants, world-class shopping, and of course, the heart of the financial and business district. The hotel is conveniently situated nearby historic Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Center, and a host of other exciting attractions. See a show at the Fifth Avenue Theater or the Paramount Theater. Experience the Opera or Ballet at McCaw Hall. Enjoy the Symphony at Benaroya Hall. All are just a short walk from the hotel.

 YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE YOU CAN BOOK A HOTEL ROOM
Hotel reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.

DIPLOMATES & CANDIDATES: Please note that after completing your registration, there may be a delay of 2-3 business days before your registration is confirmed and approved. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive your registration confirmation email with the link to book your hotel room.

   

Renaissance Seattle
515 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104-1119
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Located just minutes from CenturyLink & Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market and upscale shopping, escape to one of the most luxurious downtown Seattle hotels - The Renaissance Seattle. There is always something wonderfully new to discover while staying at our newly renovated Seattle, Washington hotel's accommodations. Eliminate the stress of traveling with our convenient Seattle hotel's downtown location boasting easy access to major freeways and the Sea-Tac International Airport; and relax in spacious guest rooms that feature stunning views of Puget Sound, the mountains and city skyline. From the colorful paintings by local artists displayed in the lobby to the fully-equipped fitness center and high-speed Internet access, our downtown Seattle hotel's amenities outshine the rest.

 YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE YOU CAN BOOK A HOTEL ROOM
Hotel reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.

DIPLOMATES & CANDIDATES: Please note that after completing your registration, there may be a delay of 2-3 business days before your registration is confirmed and approved. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive your registration confirmation email with the link to book your hotel room.

   

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-1204
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The Westin Seattle is the front door to downtown shopping, attractions, dining and the vibrant theater district. An ideal urban retreat, we are just steps away from the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Our unique design offers breathtaking views of the Northwest's beauty, including Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Our 891 smoke-free guest rooms and suites are designed to provide ultimate comfort and tranquility for our guests. All guest rooms offer selection of High Speed Internet Access for purchase and flat screen televisions and feature The Westin Heavenly Bed™ and Heavenly Bath™.

 YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE YOU CAN BOOK A HOTEL ROOM
Hotel reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.

DIPLOMATES & CANDIDATES: Please note that after completing your registration, there may be a delay of 2-3 business days before your registration is confirmed and approved. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive your registration confirmation email with the link to book your hotel room.

Public Transportation

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express is a shuttle service serving most Seattle area hotels. To access a Downtown Airporter shuttle, proceed to the 3rd floor of the parking garage, following the signs for ground transportation.

Shuttle Express also offers Town Car service at $59.00 each way to/from the airport. Reservations are recommended, for more information or to make a reservation call: (855) 566-3300.

The Seattle Link Light Rail system has an elevated rail station connected to the airport. The Link Light Rail is $3.00 and approximately 35 minutes each way, dropping off in downtown Seattle, two short blocks from the Sheraton Seattle at Pine St. and 6th Ave.

Transportation

There are numerous ground transportation options available at Sea-Tac. The Ground Transportation Information Plaza is located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.

Ground transportation information is subject to change at any time.

Taxis

Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Seattle area and surrounding counties. Check with your taxicab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. Please ensure they accept credit cards prior to departure if that is your preferred method of payment.

All taxicabs dispatched at Sea-Tac airport must have and use taxi meters. Schedule of rates issued by the Washington State Transportation Commission can be found on the airport website.

Ride Share Services

Lyft, Uber and Wingz now provide services at Sea-Tac Airport. After you have requested your ride through your smart phone, proceed to the parking garage Ground Transportation Plaza on the 3rd floor. Follow the signs to the TNC/Rideshare (Lyft, Uber, Wingz) pickup area in Sections I & J.


3rd floor, parking garage rideshare pickup area:

Parking

Please check with your hotel regarding fees for valet and self-parking. Parking is offered at the following rates:

On-site Parking Valet Parking
Sheraton Seattle Hotel $30.00 USD/Daily $57.00 USD/Daily
Renaissance Seattle Hotel $43.00 USD/Daily $55.00 USD/Daily
The Westin Seattle $45.00 USD/Daily $57.00 USD/Daily


Ground transportation and parking information is subject to change at any time.

Hotel Courtesy Vehicles

No Seattle area hotels provide courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport.

Rental Car

All rental car companies at the Sea-Tac Airport are located at a separate facility, with dedicated shuttle buses operating on a 24-hour-a-day schedule. Passenger pick-up areas for the shuttle buses to acquire a rental car are located at both the north and south ends of each terminal, outside baggage claim carousels #1 and #15. The list below includes those companies operating at both the airport and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

   Avis 1-800-331-1212 www.avis.com
   Budget

1-800-527-7000 (local reservations),

1-800-527-0700 (out-of-town reservations)

www.budget.com
   Dollar Car Rental (206) 433-5825 www.dollar.com
   Hertz 1-800-654-3131 www.hertz.com
   National 1-800-328-4567

www.nationalcar.com

   Thrifty 1-877-283-0898 www.thrifty.com

Air Travel

Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA) is conveniently located less than 20-35 minutes from downtown Seattle by car, light rail, shuttle bus, or taxi. It is the preferred airport to fly into for easy access to the Seattle area.

Sea-Tac opened more than 70 years ago and serves as an international airport being the 28th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. The airport offers free Wi-Fi access in public areas and a diverse array of dining and shopping choices.

Visiting Seattle

About Seattle

Seattle, Washington is an exciting urban city surrounded by natural beauty. While attending the 2018 ACVIM Forum annual conference, be sure to take time to explore the wonders this amazing location has to offer. From abundant outdoor adventure activities to man-made attractions such as the lively Pike Place Market to the iconic Space Needle and the peculiar Gum Wall, there is always something to do and see in Seattle!