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Washington state in the great Pacific Northwest is a wonderful place to visit. If you are visiting from another part of the country, or world, and would like to extend your visit into a vacation, please visit the official Washington State Tourism website at www.ExperienceWashington.com or call 360-725-5057 from 7am to 7pm, Pacific time, to talk to a Washington State Travel Counselor.
At the Tacoma Convention Center, Innovations will have MORE space, MORE vendors and MORE classes. There are beautiful views of downtown Tacoma, Commencement Bay and the Cascade Mountains.
The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is
located just East (across the parking lot) from the Sheraton Tacoma
To view the details of the beautiful facility, please visit the official Convention Center website www.tacomaconventioncenter.com
Hotel Murano was featured on King 5 Evening Magazine. To view the
video of Hotel Murano and their amazing display of art glass
The 26 floor, newly re-decorated, Hotel Murano is centrally located in downtown Tacoma, just 16 miles from the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Major destinations such as Puget Sound, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, the Tacoma Dome, the Washington State History Museum and the Port of Tacoma are nearby and easily accessible. Only an hour’s drive from the breathtaking Mount Rainier, the Hotel is a quick 32 miles from downtown Seattle.
The Hotel Murano (formerly
the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel)
has a block of rooms, with special room rates, reserved for people
attending Innovations. Hotel Murano has graciously provided
Innovations with direct links to their registration pages for these
blocks of rooms!
You can make your reservations by calling, 866-986-8083. There is a special "block" of rooms reserved for Innovations attendees. These rooms will fill quickly and you are encouraged to make your reservations soon. Make sure that you mention Innovations – a Machine Quilting Conference when making your reservation. It is highly recommended that you stay at the Hotel Murano during your visit to Innovations. If you would like information about the Hotel, please visit their website www.hotelmuranotacoma.com
you are driving, the Tacoma Sheraton is located off of Interstate 5
in downtown Tacoma, WA. To view driving directions to Hotel Murano
Innovations also has a block of rooms reserved for attendees at the Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel www.tacomadomehotel.com, 2611 East “E” Street, Tacoma, WA. A special room rate for Innovations attendees is available and up to four people may share a Double Room. Please call Hotel Reservations at 253-272-7737. For directions to the Tacoma Dome Hotel Click Here
Please note that this hotel is about 1+ mile from the Tacoma Convention Center. There is access to the Tacoma light rail system at the far end of the hotel parking lot.
Roommates at Innovations 2010
Millersylvania State Park, Olympia, WA (360) 753-1519
KOA Campground in Kent, WA, (253)872-8652
Please call in advance to check availability.
Ground transportation to the Sheraton Tacoma or the Tacoma Convention Center from Sea-Tac (Seattle, WA) Airport is available through –
They can transport you to the Tacoma
Sheraton or the Tacoma Convention Center for a reasonable fee. It is recommended that you call and
make a reservation for this service.
There are several options for parking at Innovations:
Hotel Murano offers reduced parking rates for hotel guests. Valet and Handicapped parking is also available at the hotel.
Parking is available at the Tacoma Convention Center. The fee for parking is as follows: 0—1 hour, $2; 2—3 hours, $4; 3—4 hours, $6; 4—5 hours, $8; 5—6 hours, $10; 6+ hours, $12. Overnight parking is not recommended. This is an automated pay facility and accepts cash and credit cards.
If you are driving to Tacoma each day of the conference or would like to park off site for lower parking fees or at no charge, you can park at the Tacoma Dome Station, 610 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma, WA and take the free light rail system to the Tacoma Convention Center. For more information about parking at the Tacoma Dome Station please visit www.piercetransit.org/tds2.htm
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