Travel & Area Info

The nearest airport is SEA-TAC International airport.  Amtrak station also services the Seattle area.

The conference hotel is Hotel Motif (Information on Accommodations section, below)

Please find Hotel Motif on this Seattle downtown map which also shows many other Seattle attractions.


The Conference hotel is: Hotel Motif, 1415 5th Ave., Seattle, WA

Make your reservations as soon as possible.

Starting from August 21, 2019, the hotel has integrated into the Hyatt reservations system and booking is now on Hyatt platforms.

The following outlines the new booking link and also explains other ways to make your  reservations.

  1. Hyatt Reservations Line: 1-855-515-1144; our group is open to book via phone in reservations.
  2. Group Code for G-AFME
  3. Online Booking Link (copy and paste in a new window, and make a reservation)

The conference rate is good up to 3 days before and 3 days after the conference. 

If you wish to arrive for the conference prior to November 6, 2019 or depart later than November 10, 2019, you must first make a reservation for the available dates using the conference link or phone number provided above, and then contact Ms. Jennette Johanson for additional availability. You can contact Jennette by phone: 206-971-8069 or by email at:

There is limited availability for pre and post nights at the group rate, so act fast. 

Free Internet is provided in all rooms and session halls.

Area hotels are usually twice this rate, so book early with AME’s block of rooms to assure good value.

For more information about Hotel Motif, click HERE to see a video!

Directions from SEA-TAC Airport to Hotel MOTIF :

On Seattle’s Link Light Rail–about 45 minutes @ $5. round trip:


Start: Airport Link Light Rail Station End:  Westlake Station, then walk short walk to the Hotel Motif , 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

(No transfers needed–one train ).  From baggage claim, go up one floor Cross the sky bridge to the parking garage and turn left.  Keep left and watch for the Link light rail signs leading to the station (0.3 mi). 

Take the “Sound Transit Link light rail to University Of Washington Station” train.

Depart the Link light rail SeaTac Airport Station –  and get off at the Westlake Station–Bay A. 

Walk from Westlake Station – Bay A to Hotel Motif:  Walk southeast on alley.  Walk southwest on Pike Street.  Walk southeast on 5th Avenue (0.1 mi) Arrive at Hotel Motif. 


Shared Rides such as Lyft and Uber :   25 minutes, from $22 to $40

Bus BellAir Shuttle 25 minutes, every 2 hours, $3-6

Taxi 25 minutes, regular price $50-$60

Centrally located in Seattle, it is helpful to remember the number “5”:

5th Avenue, the heart of the financial and entertainment district.

It is a 5 minutes easy walk to:
The Monorail station to the Space Needle & Chihuli Glass Gallery
The Light Rail to/ from the SEA-TAC airport
Popular and numerous (at least 15) restaurants 
Benaroya Symphony Hall

It is an easy (5 X 2) minutes walk to:
The world famous Pike Place Market 
The Seattle Art Museum
The most popular Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley restaurant and theatre
The downtown location