McNair Scholars

Accommodations & Transportation


The following hotel is within walking distance (less than a half mile) of our main conference venues, Alder Hall, 1315 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98105, and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, just outside the West border of the main UW campus:

  • Graduate Seattle – We have a limited number of rooms reserved through a room block for $119 / night + taxes, for the evenings of April 18 and April 19. If there is availability, this same rate would be available 3 days before April 18 and after April 19 as well. Reservations with the room block must be made by April 4. To book, do the following:
    • Click on this McNair Reservation link to make a reservation online.
      • Mar. 29 Note: We still have rooms available in our room block, but we have been receiving reports that the Reservation Link is not pulling up the available rooms. If you encounter this error, please e-mail Sandy Mujan, to book directly through her.


    • Call the hotel at (206) 634-2000 and mention “Gabriel E. Gallardo Symposium” to access the room block. The guests services agent will be able to assist you in making a reservation at the given rates.


Airport in Seattle: Sea-Tac (SEA)


For ground transportation, we recommend using the Link Light Rail.

$6.50 round trip per person

Link light rail travels 18.75 miles between Seattle’s University of Washington Station and Sea-Tac Airport, making 13 stops along the way.

From the light rail station to Alder Hall, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), and Oak Hall (sites of the conference activities), it is about a 15 minute, 0.8 mile walk. The path heading up to the UW is slightly uphill and includes some unpaved, gravel-filled sections.

See the price comparison below: