Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA) is situated between Seattle and Tacoma in the Puget Sound region of Washington, the United States. It is the primary airport for the state & the Pacific Northwest region, and is a hub for flights to Alaska and the interior Northwest.
- See also: Air travel in the United States
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, commonly referred to as SeaTac Airport, is located roughly midway between Seattle and Tacoma, about 15 miles (25 km) south of Seattle and 25 miles (40 km) north of Tacoma. It's the busiest airport in the Pacific Northwest region and one of the busiest in the nation, serving over 40 million passengers in 2015. The airport consists of a huge central terminal, two satellite terminals, cargo facilities, and three parallel runways running north-south.
Despite its name, Alaska Airlines' largest hub is actually at SeaTac, with frequent daily services to Anchorage, Alaska. Delta Air Lines also utilizes this airport as a hub, with many international flights to Asia and Europe.
All passengers pass through the Central Terminal, which contains four concourses. There are also two satellite terminals: the North, used by Alaska Airlines flights; and the South, used by Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and international flights with foreign flag carriers. International arrivals with Alaska Airlines (from Mexico) and United (from Japan) also arrive at the South Satellite. Both satellite terminals are accessible by train after passing through security.
- Concourse A: Air Canada (including Air Canada Express), Delta (domestic services), Sun Country, United
- Concourse B: Delta Connection, Frontier, Southwest, Virgin America
- Concourse C: Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, SkyWest Airlines
- Concourse D: American, JetBlue
- North Satellite: Alaska Airlines
- South Satellite: All Nippon, Asiana, British Airways, Condor, Delta (domestic & international), Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian, Icelandair, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Alaska Airlines arrivals from Mexico, United arrivals from Japan.
Arriving procedures for domestic passengers are fairly straightforward. Like any typical airport, you can remain in the transit area if you must change flights, or exit past security and pick up your luggage if Seattle is your final destination. If you arrive at the satellite gates, you must ride the train to the Central Terminal and claim your baggage at the Central Terminal. Keep in mind that Alaska Airlines passengers are guaranteed to have their luggage at baggage claim within 20 minutes, which doesn't leave much time to hang out in the terminal.
The procedure for arriving international flights is a little more complicated compared to other U.S. airports. All immigration, baggage claim, and customs declaration process are conducted at the lower level of the South Satellite. After this, you must put your luggage on another carousel which is sent to baggage claim in the Central Terminal, get on the train to the Central Terminal, and then pick up your luggage again at the Central Terminal baggage claim (usually carousel #1). All international arrivals must go through security screening to access the departure gates for a continuing flight. Allow about 15-30 minutes for this process alone, plus the time at the immigration, baggage claim and customs.
All check-in process and TSA security checkpoints are conducted at the Central Terminal, regardless of where your flight departs at. You are free to mingle at any of the concourses after security, and the Central Terminal has numerous shops and a food court past security. Passengers whose flight departs from one of the satellite terminals can get there by train, and you can freely travel between the Central and satellite terminals.
Flights to and from Anchorage in Alaska are very popular as Seattle in closer than any other city in the lower 48, but the term "close" still means a 3-hour flight! Alaska Airlines is the major operator of that route and has multiple daily flights. But the most crowded flights are to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Phoenix, all still in the Western United States. Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian both fly daily between Seattle and the islands of Hawaii, especially Honolulu. Flights to other parts of the U.S. are becoming increasingly frequent, but are still not as frequent as those to the big cities of California.
SeaTac is the primary hub for flights to Alaska and the Northwestern contiguous United States, with flights to Portland, Boise, Spokane, and small cities in Montana, all operated by Alaska Airlines and its subsidiary, Horizon Air. It is also a small hub for flights to the West Coast. Alaska maintains the biggest presence in the airport for domestic flights, while Delta is the largest provider of international flights out of Seattle, flying to and from Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei in Asia, as well as Amsterdam, Paris, London in Europe.
Nearly all transportation means out of the airport, unless by car, are available at the Airport Parking Garage. It takes roughly 30 minutes to drive to Seattle and nearly 1 hour to Tacoma, not taking into account the bumper-to-bumper traffic during the morning commute on Interstate 5 bound for Seattle or the evening commute bound for Tacoma.
The Central Link light rail line, operated by SoundTransit, is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Downtown Seattle from the airport. The platforms can be accessed from a bridge on the 4th floor of the garage, just a bridge away from the Central Terminal at the departure level.
The train takes about 40 minutes to get to Downtown Seattle, runs every 10-15 minutes, and costs $3.00 one-way to Downtown. The train also stops in various suburbs, Sodo, and the International District before reaching Downtown, and continues past Downtown to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.
If you wish to continue to Tacoma or Everett, you can catch this train and get off at International District Station, head upstairs to ground level and walk towards King Street Station (the brick building across the street (4th Ave)), for Sounder Commuter Rail, but this service is mostly available at the evening commute hour (3 to 7PM) only. At other times of the day and on weekends they only operate express buses to Everett & Tacoma on:
- Route 510, 512 ($3.50) Stop is at opposite side of the Union Station building from the the International District Light Rail Station entrance/exit at 4th Ave & Jackson. Route starts at 4th & Jackson and goes north through downtown Seattle along 4th Ave & along Howell to pick up people. Bus continues north to Everett, NE 45th (University District), NE 145th, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Ash Way P&R.
- Route 590, 594 ($3.50) Bus goes south from downtown Seattle to Tacoma, Lakewood and Ft Lewis McChord. The stop is across the street (Bus Way) from the Stadium Light Rail Station.
By shuttle bus
Most of these shuttle services pick up passengers from the bus terminal at the southern end of the main terminal building outside door 00, outside Baggage Carousel 1. However, some shuttles (namely the ShuttleExpress, Speedi Shuttle, Downtown Airporter, hotel shuttles and off-site parking shuttles) pick up from the third floor of the parking garage, across from the central terminal.
- ShuttleExpress, ☎ +1 425 981 7000. Operates both a shared and private shuttle service between the airport and hotels & residents within the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue-Everett corridor and its vicinity. Catch them at the 3rd level of the parking garage. During the morning commute hours (7-10AM), it is not recommended to take this transportation if you go to downtown Seattle unless you have a lot of baggage to take care of; the more spacious Link Light Rail trains will get you there for about the same duration or even quicker. Walk-ins are allowed for trips from the airport (shared vans only), reservations necessary for trips to the airport. Downtown from $18.
- Speedi-Shuttle (Go Airport Shuttle), Third level of the parking garage across from the Terminal, ☎ +1 206 693-7100, toll-free: +1-844-877-8334. Door to door, shared ride shuttle for the greater Seattle Metropolitan Area..
- Downtown Airporter, ☎ +1 425 981 7000. Operated by ShuttleExpress, this service takes you to selected downtown Seattle hotels. Downtown from $18.
- BellAir Airporter, ☎ +1 866 235 5247. This will take you to points north of Everett (Bellingham, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Anacortes and the San Juan Islands Ferry Terminal); and to East (rural) King County and Central Washington (North Bend, Cle Elum, Ellensburg and Yakima). Fares are from $25 up to $70 for one way.
- Rocket Transportation, ☎ +1 877 697-6258 (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; Saturday 10AM-2PM). Their service coverage is to the Olympic Peninsula (Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks) From $66 to $150 one way, 30% discount for additional persons with one full fare passenger.
- Olympic Bus Lines (Travel Washington's Dungeness Line), (stops) Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Station, King Street Station, ☎ +1 877 697-6258 (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; Saturday 10AM-2PM). Their service coverage is the northern rim of the Olympic Peninsula (Port Angeles, Kingston, Sequim) with a twice daily departure. From $64.
- Capital Aeroporter, toll-free: +1-800-962-3579. For areas mainly south of the airport (Tacoma, Olympia, Auburn, Kent, Chehalis, Centralia, Shelton). Transfer to Gray Harbor Transit Rt#40 at the downtown Olympia Greyhound station to get to Aberdeen and Hoaquim.
- Bremerton-Kitsap Aeroporter, ☎ +1 360 876-1737. For getting to Ft Lewis/McChord, Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the Kitsap Peninsula. Their buses/shuttles go south on I-5 to Tacoma from Sea-Tac and then back up along SR-16 to to Bremerton making the stops to pick up and drop off people. The don't go across by ferry from downtown Seattle to Bremerton.
- Island Airporter, ☎ +1 360-378-7438. Direct shuttle from Sea-Tac to Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. Yes the shuttle goes onto the ferry in both direction to complete the journey.
- Quick Shuttle, Door number 00, in front of Baggage Claims 14-16, toll-free: +1-800-665-2122. If you are heading straight to Vancouver, Canada. $59 one way, round trip $99, round trip less than 24 hours $90.
- Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle, ☎ +1 360-679-4003, toll-free: +1-877-679-4003. For going to/from Bellingham Airport via Whidbey Island and the Maukilteo-Clinton Ferry Terminal.
There are also shuttles by different companies to the San Juan Islands and Vashon Island.
SoundTransit is useful for long distance bus services in the Seattle Metropolitan Area, but will not take you to downtown Seattle.
- Route 560 ($2.50) departs from Bay 2 of the Terminal to Renton and Bellevue in one direction and to Burien and Westwood Village in West Seattle in the other.
- Route 574 ($3.50) also departs from Bay 2 and goes south to Lakewood, Tacoma, Federal Way, Kent (Kent-Des Moines Hwy) and SeaTac light rail station.
- Central Link goes up to downtown Seattle. Get off at the Stadium Station to get to the Greyhound Station or the express buses to Tacoma. Get off at the International District station to get to Amtrak, Bolt Bus or the express bus to Everett. See below and the above under "By train".
Both routes stop at Door 2 of the Central Terminal, just outside Baggage Carousel 1.
King County Metro is more useful if your final destination is within the vicinity (up to 10 miles) from the airport. Metro's airport bus stop is on WA 99, downstairs from the Link Light Rail station.
- Route 156 will take you northbound to Tukwila's Southcenter Mall or southbound to Highline College
- Route 180 goes westbound to Burien Transit Center, southbound to the towns of Kent and Auburn.
- The RapidRide Line A travels between Federal Way in the south and Tukwila's Southcenter Mall to the north.
You can catch a bus from Downtown Seattle to Albany, Olympia, Bellingham, Portland, Vancouver BC, Spokane or to other points in Central and Eastern Washington. Greyhound's depot is easily accessible from the Stadium light rail station, practically next to the station. BoltBus offers 2 or 3-hourly bus services to these cities in the above from the Chinatown/International District station in downtown (stop is along 5th Ave next to the International District Light Rail Station entrance/exit).
There is a hotel bus as well, although it is not particularly cheap and will take a huge amount of time to stop around every single hotel in the center.
By town car, limo, or SUV
All limos pick up passengers at the third floor of the parking garage.
- Crown Limousine, ☎ +1 425 453-2769, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 24 hours. This service will take you to any city in Western Washington, including Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Mercer Island.
All taxis can be hailed at the third floor of the parking garage. Only one company has the honor to park its taxis here.
- The Yellow Cab, ☎ +1 206 622-6500. Fares are $60-$70 to Seattle. If you are coming to the airport from downtown, a flat rate of $40 is applicable..
The car-sharing services Uber and Lyft can take you to the airport direct from your home. Simply pinpoint your address, order from the app, and the car will be right in front of you in no time; they do not take prior reservations and payment must be made by card! Note that while the cheap uberX cannot be hailed from SeaTac town, you can take the light rail to another station and get one from there, which can still end up much cheaper than taxi!
By rental cars
On a weekend, you might want to shop the internet for rental cars, since they can be less than $12/day (plus roughly 18% tax; also consider hotel parking fees, if any). Counters are at the both far ends of the Central Terminal at Arrival Level. Beware of the fact that taking a rental from the airport will incur an 11% "airport tax" surcharge. If you are able to rent a car from a downtown location you will not have to pay this and will save a considerable amount of money.
The rental car facility is located far from the airport proper; a free shuttle service operates 24 hours a day between the central terminal and the rental car facility. Stops for this shuttle are located at the far ends of the central terminal, outside Baggage Carousels 1 and 16. At the car rental facility, you can then look for counters from companies and get quotes. The car rental facility is also the same place to return your car, directly accessible from State Route 518 right after the Interstate 5 exit.
Parking is within one single building that can accommodate 13,000 cars, the largest of its kind under one roof in the world. All spots are eligible for both short term & long term parking. Note that level 4 has the easiest access to the terminal, as all the skybridges are on that level, but levy different fares compared to floors 2-3 & 5-8! The level 4 parking rates are $4 per hour, $35 daily. Other floors are $3 per hour, $28 daily, $130 for 7 days. If you will frequently fly out of SeaTac, there is a monthly fee for $350 with unlimited hours of parking. Discounts may apply for all charges if you use a parking card.
Access towards the airport
The airport is easily accessible from both Interstate 5 and 405 for direct access to Seattle and Tacoma, but it is not directly beside the Interstate! You need to get off the interstate at Exit 154 to State Route 518. If you are coming from Interstate 405, just go straight ahead. From that on, the direction to the airport is clearly marked.
Alternatively, if the Interstate is crowded, as has been always the case during the rush hour, from Seattle, you can take the Alaskan Way Viaduct (State Route 99), straight towards State Route 509, then exit to SW 148th Street. Turn left and go straight towards State Route 518, exit when the direction says "Airport". From Tacoma, take Puyallup Ave in front of the Amtrak train station, then straight towards State Route 99. Just go straight and follow the route towards the airport.
You can walk between concourses if you are within the Central Terminal. If you are going to the North Satellite or South, you must take the train, but you can still go back & forth. The so-called Satellite Transit System has 3 lines: a loop line between Concourse A, B, and South Satellite; another loop line between Concourses C, D, and North Satellite; and from Concourse A to Concourse D.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is one of only six airports in the nation that presents live music every day at some point in the terminal! Seattle's famous music scene attracts local Northwest artists to perform frequently at the busiest hour of flights for entertainment (mostly 10AM to 1PM). Basically it's all music within the airport! Even the airport announcements are conducted by local famous artists, such as Quincy Jones, Macklemore & Sir Mix-A-Lot.
There are over 100 permanent and rolling art masterpieces created by 85 local artists throughout the airport, most at the ticketing centers and then scattered throughout the whole area. Some of them may be unnoticeable enough to be seen though, such as at the supporting columns, on walls towards the restroom, on the ceiling, even at the supporting wall of the runway! Most of the main attractions though, is along the walk from the Center Terminal towards Concourse A.
For the kids, there is a dedicated playing area for them between the Central terminal and Concourse A. There is also a big and satisfactory mother's room inside.
- Alaska Airlines Board Room, Central Terminal between Concourses C & D. Regardless of your class of travel with Alaska Airlines, you can enter if you enroll in its membership program or purchase a One-day pass for use at the airline's lounges nationwide. The largest & perhaps the best lounge at the airport.
- USO Lounge, Mezzanine Area, pre security, ☎ +1 206 246 1908. Servicemen and their families can use this big lounge just for them. Provides fun facility for children, bunk beds, showers, free snack bar, comprehensive travel information and assistance, and a lounge area that includes a big-screen TV, XBox games, Internet access, and library.
Eat and Drink
Through the eat, shop & more theme, the airport tries to enhance the dining & shopping experience. Prices are either similar or slightly more expensive than off-airport establishments, at least compared to Seattle's standard. By & large, expect your tummy to be only nearly entirely filled if you eat at the standing establishments, even less at fast food stands. It is much better off to try the local favorites, as such flavors are hard to imitate at other airports around the nation!
The world famous coffee chain originating from Seattle, Starbucks, has a coffee shop at all areas but Concourse D & South Satellite. An alternative to that is the other chain owned by Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee on other areas where Starbucks is out of sight.
Taste a sample of the local delight without stepping out from the airport:
- Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Concourse C. 5AM-9PM. Seattle's very own brand of cheese, crafted at the iconic Pike Place Market. Try its World's Best mac & cheese, award-winning artisan cheeses, breakfast, sandwiches, and espresso.
- Bigfoot Food & Spirits, Satellite N. 6AM to 11PM. Eat like a bigfoot! Its favorites are omelets piled high with veggies, meat and fresh cheese, served with fresh potato bakers. Rob’s Beast Feast comes with the works including: ribs, smoked sausage, bbq chicken, baked beans, potato salad, corn, and a fresh corn muffin. Local beers & wines $4.35 - $12.
- Dish D'Lish, Pre Security & Central Terminal. 4:30AM to 10PM (Sunday-Friday), 4:30AM to 8PM (Saturday). The gourmet dining experience at airport by Northwest's very own Chef Kathy Casey. Handcrafted menus using Northwest ingredients. You can also purchase her cookbook and products too. up to $7.49.
- Ivar's Seafood, Central Terminal, adjacent to Concourse B. 4:30AM-9PM. The local famous seafood brand. Northwest seafood menus such as salmon & halibut, dungeness crab & bay shrimp, all either grilled or fried. Seafood cocktails and a very own breakfast menu. Note that there is no seating area in the establishment!
- Anthony's, Central Terminal. A mockup of what you would expect from its base at Seattle harbor, less the ocean view. Premium fish and seafood products from the Pacific Northwest. Try the Puget Sound oysters on the half shell, Alaskan King Salmon, and its signature dish, Wild Mountain Blackberry Cobbler. Accompany with a glass of Washington wine, fine china & silverware.
- Waji's, Concourse C. 5AM-10PM. Operated by Uwajimaya, Seattle's largest (and best) Asian supermarket. Not only Japanese cuisines, especially sushi, but also throughout Asia. Wraps, salads, entrees, and alcohol can be bought here. $1.50 - $11.95.
- Seattle Seahawks 12 Club, Satellite N. The local American football team maintains its presence in the airport by a restaurant. Pretty much crowded only when the Seahawks play. Simple choices though such as sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas, and complete breakfast menu. All of these can be carried on the flight.
- Seattle Taproom, Concourse A. 6:30AM to 11PM. For its namesake, selection of beers from microbreweries in Seattle and handcrafted ales. Spicy chicken wings, chili cheese fries, beer braised bratwurst and honey lime chicken are worth to try for here, among burgers & sandwiches.
As well as other restaurants:
- Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express, Concourse C. Daily 6AM-9PM. If you wish to have a sneak taste on what a gourmet restaurant has to offer, head over to this restaurant. Wolfgang's signature ChinoisTMsalad, classics, gourmet pizzas, and sandwich. $5.40 to $11.50.
- Great American Bagel Bakery, Concourses A & D, Satellite N. 4:30AM to 11:30PM. 12 gourmet bagels, scones, muffins, pastries, soups & salads. Try the famous Tomozo, a jumbo steamed baked bagel dipped in a zesty pizza sauce covered with mozzarella cheese. up to $6.99.
- Vino Volo, Central Terminal, adjacent to Concourse B. 7AM to 11PM. A wine house, a wide range of wine to taste and shipped home by the bottle (they must not be opened yet if you bring it onboard your flight). Small choices of food. Wine $6 to $45.
- Casa del Agave, Concourse B. 9AM to midnight. Mexican specialty such as enchiladas & quesadillas. Try its Ultimate Margarita!
- Dungeness Bay Seafood House, Satellite S. 5AM to 11PM. all things of the luxury dungeness crab and seafood.
- Kobo, Satellite S. 5AM to midnight. Asian entrees, Japanese udon & sushi, wrap sandwiches. Special breakfast menu.
For shopping options, more varieties can be found at the Central Terminal or Concourse C.
- Hudson News, all areas of the airport. 24 hours. The dominating bookshop at the airport. Not only books, but travelers' needs, snacks, and bottled soft drinks.
- Dufry Duty Free, Central Terminal, North & South satellites. 24 hours. The only duty free brand at the airport. Everyone can shop here, but domestic travelers may not carry cigarettes or tobacco.
- Emilie Sloan, Concourse C. Daily 7AM-7PM. This local brand is famous for its signature product: rainproof bags! Basically bags of all shapes, sizes, and colors, all with that special feature.
- Fireworks, Central Terminal, Satellite N. 6AM-10:30PM. Arts & crafts.
- Made in Washington, Central Terminal, Satellite N. For last minute gifts from Seattle & the state of Washington. Prices are the same as its shops outside the airport.
- InMotion Entertainment, Concourse C. 5AM-10PM. The only gadget center in the airport. Test the headphones, rent a movie, or look at cutting edge technology.
- Planewear, Concourse C. 7AM-10PM. Clothes & fashion, but with a touch of airplane, such as Pan-Am vintage motifs, bags, passport cover, or pen.
There is a reliable Wi-Fi service throughout the airport and the service is free for all devices! It can also be used as a guide for the gate your flight departs at and guide to your destination city, as well as nearby concessions depending on where you are. Alternatively, you can also rent an Internet-enabled phones for 35 cents a minute (minimum $5) at spots around the airport.
Device charger outlets can be found under the seat on all concourses, but they are spotty. If you are lucky enough to depart from gate B4, there are 25 outlets under the seats. If you find none, there are dedicated charging booths at some point within the airport except the satellite terminals.
If you are using the Digiboo internet service, you can pay to download a movie or TV show at its booths scattered throughout the airport. Just swipe your credit card, then you can download with a USB or WiFi.
A meditation room and chapel can be found within the ticketing area at the Mezzanine Level.
Currency Exchange (Travelex) have numerous locations at the ticketing Level (one on the south esplanade and one on the north) and Baggage Claim, on Concourse A and in the South Satellite.
There is only one shop for baggage storage, provided by Ken's, but its facility is complete. It is also one of the only two airports in the US that offers frozen storage! You can also rent car seat, stroller, and wheelchair here; and buy locks, cases, pet kennels, and rifle cases. FedEx, UPS, and copying/fax services; vehicle battery jumper service; and notary services are available on request.
By and large, the airport is safe enough to sleep in, but you may want to avoid that for comfort reasons. While there is no hotel within the airport property, there are plenty of hotels and motels lined up along International Blvd (Hwy 99) with some located across the street and next to the airport grounds along the same side of the street, within walking distance of the Link Light Rail station. Most of these hotels are cheap by Seattle standards. Therefore, to save money, many visitors to Seattle had opted to stay in this area and "commute" by car, bus or train (Link Light Rail) into Seattle to do their sightseeing, eating, bar hopping, shopping, etc. during the day and come back here to sleep at night:
- SeaTac Inn, 17108 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188, ☎ +1 206 244-1230. This is one of the oldest local establishments, standing by the airport since 1959. Rooms are decent with TV, Wi-Fi, and continental breakfast. Free airport shuttle to the airport at any time of day. $50 - $80.
- Days Inn Seattle South, 13050 48th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98168, ☎ +1 206 241-2200. A little bit further but very good option. Close to the Southcenter Shopping Mall and the Museum of Flight. Large rooms with fridge and microwave. Complimentary continental breakfast and use of spa and swimming pool. $55 - $85.
- Econo Lodge, 13910 International Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98168, ☎ +1 206 244-0810. Selected rooms have whirlpool bathtub. Free breakfast in the hall. Complimentary airport service. $59 - $119.
- Red Roof Inn, 16838 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188, ☎ +1 206 248-0901. A recently renovated facility with rooms that have many more facilities: your very own desk to work at, coffee, microwave, and ironing board. Free Wi-Fi service, up to 10 pages of fax, and local calls. Free airport transfer. You can also make use of the fitness center. $50 - $110.
- Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Avenue South, SeaTac, WA 98188, ☎ +1 206 901-9268. Close to the airport but nestled in the green wetlands, that is what makes the lodge unique. Everything uses sustainable energy, grows its own farms, collects rainwater, and does not use a lot of energy! The room is well lit but not overly bright to help soothe the eyes. Exotic enough to hold a marriage or a corporate stay here. $159 - $189.
- Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel, 17620 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188, ☎ +1 206 244-4800, toll-free: +1-800-HIL-TONS (445-8667), fax: +1 206 248-4499. Perhaps the best hotel within the airport. Typical 5-star facilities like Hilton's standards, with swimming pools, fine bathrooms and spacious rooms. The in-house restaurant, Spencer’s for Steak and Chops, offers prime steak and seafoods. $139 - $279.
- Motel 6 Seatac, 18900 47th Ave S (Located along S 188th west of Military Rd. Off of Exit #152 from along I-5), ☎ +1 206 204-0874. Nearest Motel 6 to SeaTac.
- Super 8, 3100 S 192nd, ☎ +1 206 433-8188, fax: +1 206 243-9103. Check-in: Before 12PM, check-out: After 2PM. From $89.88+.
- The Southcenter Mall at Tukwila is just about two miles away, You can take the King County Metro bus there.
- The bus can also take you to Federal Way if you are craving for a Korean delight.
- Go to Burien by the same bus service or White Center for a little bit of all of the above.