At UW and in Seattle
The official 2019 West Coast Model EU Hotel is the Graduate Seattle Hotel, located at 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. This hotel is only about a 10 minute walk from the Model EU venue. (See “Coference Venue” below for a walking map).
For a pdf map of the University of Washington campus, please click here.
This interactive map allows users to search the campus map by building, department, student organization, facilities, residential colleges, athletic fields and parking lots.
Handicap Accessibility Map
The University’s accessibility map (.pdf) shows accessible buildings, walkways and parking areas. For more specific information about accessibility, contact the office you are visiting, Transportation and Parking Services or the Office of Disability Services.
Please note that the 2020 Model EU venue is different than previous years’ venue. The West Coast Model EU will take place in Denny Hall at the University of Washington. This building is located on the upper UW Campus only about a 10 minute walk from the Graduate Seattle Hotel (map).
The University of Washington is well connected to Seattle’s downtown via ground transportation.
Buses depart from 15th Avenue NE and subway trains depart from the new Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium. The Link Light Rail is by far the fastest way downtown and the station is located only an 11 minute walk from the conference venue on the UW campus. Please note, however, that the Link station is at the edge of the UW campus and a 2o minute walk from hotels. Seattle is additionally served by Uber, Lyft, and taxis.
We do not recommend renting a car unless you plan to take trips outside of Seattle. Most everything you need is within walking distance from your hotel, and parking on the UW campus and downtown can be difficult and expensive.
Get the Apps
One Bus Away – Download the One Bus Away app for your cellphone to see bus routes near you as well as real-time arrival information and schedules.
Uber – Download and get set up with the Uber app in order to take advantage of Seattle’s large ride sharing fleet.
Lyft – Download and get set up with the Lyft app in order to take advantage of Seattle’s large ride sharing fleet.
Public transportation from the University District
70 Bus Route (University District to Downtown Seattle)
43 Bus Route (University District to Montlake to Capitol Hill to Downtown Seattle)
49 Bus Route (University District to Capitol Hill [Broadway] to Downtown Seattle)
We recommend Uber or Lyft over traditional taxi cabs in Seattle, but Orange Cab (206-522-8800) is a local taxi.
Eat and Drink
Seattle is a city known for its fresh seafood, authentic cuisine, and highly developed microbrewery scene. Below, we list some recommended restaurants in the University District, nearby University Village, and in Seattle’s downtown. These include everything from pizza parlors to waterfront dining featuring salmon and crab from Puget Sound and even Alaska.
Conference attendees will find food and drink options in three locations on and around campus:
- At the University Village Mall
- On University Way (commonly known as “the Ave”)
- Downtown Seattle
- Ba Bar (Vietnamese street food and cocktails)
- Eureka (American bar and grill)
- Piatti (upscale Italian cuisine)
- RAM Restaurant and Brewery
- Veggie Grill (vegetarian fast casual restaurant)
- Elemental Pizza (seated restaurant with delicious wood fired pizza and a full bar)
- Molly Moon’s Homemade ice cream
- Joey’s Kitchen (American bar and grill)
- Evergreens (casual or to go, entrée size salads)
- Din Tai Fung (seated Taiwanese cuisine)
University Way (“the Ave”)
- Big Time Brewery (casual brewery and pizzeria, popular with students)
- Schultzy’s Bar and Grill (casual restaurant with a German theme and German beer)
- Chili’s South Indian Cuisine (all you can eat lunch buffet available M-F)
- BB’s Teriyaki Grill (a “Chipotle-style” approach to teriyaki)
- Sizzle & Crunch (Vietnamese grill)
- MOD Pizza (pizza by the pie)
- Chipotle (Mexican fast food). Map.
- Café Solstice (coffee, tea, beer, and food options)
- Café on the Ave (cafe with lunch and dinner options)
- Starbucks on the Ave (a large and aesthetically pleasing Starbucks in a historic building)
- Café Allegro (Seattle’s oldest espresso bar)
- Thai Tom (cozy and casual with limited seating – Thai cuisine that will impress – wait likely)
- Thai 65 (Thai cuisine)
- Thaiger Room (Thai cuisine)
- The Pink Door
- Pike Place Market
- Metropolitan Grill
- Wild Ginger
- Purple Cafe and Bar
- Elliott Oyster House
- Matt’s in the Market
- Dahlia Lounge
- IL Bistro
Things To Do
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors’ Center
- Burke Museum (Natural History and Culture, esp. Pacific NW Culture). Currently closed for renovation/expansion.
- Museum of Flight
- Museum of History and Industry (Mohai)
- Olympic Sculpture Park (impressive and imposing sculptures along Seattle’s waterfront park)
- Pike Place Market (historic farmers, seafood and crafts market with local restaurants and flying fish)
- Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle Asian Art Museum
- Seattle Sounders FC (2016 Major League Soccer champions!)
- Space Needle and Seattle Center
- Wing Luke Museum
- Bill Speidel’s Seattle Underground Tour
- Ferry to Bainbridge Island (35 minute trip across Puget Sound to the charming town of Winslow)
- Water Taxi from Downtown to West Seattle Promenade (short boat ride to West Seattle’s waterfront promenade and magnificent views)
- Gas Works Park (great lake views in a former industrial site just a 30 minute walk from the HUB along the Burke Gilman Trail)
- Lenin Statue and Fremont Sunday Market