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Local Information


Parking is available onsite at the Hotel Murano at the special conference rate of $10/day for self-parking and $19/day for valet parking with unlimited in-out privileges. Complimentary daytime parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Station; the Tacoma Light Link Rail is complimentary and will take you to the corner of Commerce and 15th Street.


From Seattle

Driving: Head South on I-5. Take exit 135 for WA-167 N towards Puyallup/Portland Ave. Turn right on Portland Ave E. Take Wa-509 toward the City Center. Turn right onto Pacific Ave. Turn left heading uphill on S 15th St and then right onto Broadway Ave. Hotel Murano is at 1320 Broadway Ave.

Bus: Sound Transit routes 594 and 590 run between Tacoma Dome Station and downtown Seattle. Cost is  $3.75 for an adult (age 19-64), one way.

Train: Cost is $5.25 for an adult (age 19-64), from Tacoma Dome Station to Seattle’s King Station, one way. This is a commuter train with limited hours. See soundtransit.org for schedule details.

From Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula

Driving: Take WA-16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Toll is $6 without a Good to Go pass. Exit highway 16 towards I-705 N, following signs for City Center. Once on 705, take the S. 15th/Pacific Avenue exit. Follow S 15th up the hill and turn right onto Broadway Ave. Hotel Murano is at 1320 Broadway Ave.

Bus: Pierce Transit route 102 Gig Harbor Tacoma Express runs between Gig Harbor and downtown Tacoma. Cost is $2 for an adult, one way. This is a commuter route with limited hours. See piercetransit.org for schedule details.

From Olympia

Driving: Head Northbound on I-5. Take exit 132 for S 38th St. Stay in the right hand lane, and stay right at the fork following signs for I-705 N. Follow signs for I-705/City Center. Once on I-705, take the A St exit toward City Center, staying left at the fork. Head straight up the hill on S. 15th. Turn right on Broadway Ave. The Hotel Murano is located at 1320 Broadway.

Bus: Intercity Transit routes 603, 605, 612 run from Tacoma Dome Station to the Olympia Bus Station. This is a commuter route. Cost is $3 for an adult, one way. Once at the Tacoma Dome Station, transfer to the free Link to get to the Hotel Murano. Contact Intercity Transit for a detailed schedule - 360-786-1881 or www.intercitytransit.com

Please visit the Pierce County Transit page for more information on public transit options.

Downtown Tacoma

The Hotel Murano is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Tacoma and the epicenter of the American glass art movement. Check out the Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass, then experience glassblowing first hand at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. Art, food, culture, nature…what greater inspiration is there?

The following information is provided by the Hotel Murano, we encourage you to visit their website to learn more.

Travel Tacoma is also a great resource for restaurants, shopping, and special offers. 

Sixth Avenue

Sixth Avenue between Sprague and Alder is a truly eclectic part of Tacoma, in the best possible way. Highlights include the Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Legendary Donuts, and incredible outdoor art. Click here for an interactive map.


In downtown Tacoma, art and culture take center stage, with museums, theater, and galleries. You won't want to miss the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, Antique Row and so much more! Click here for an interactive map.

North Tacoma

Tacoma's historic North End offers everything from scenic views to historic architecture and exquisite seafood. Visit Point Defiance Park, Zoo and Aquarium, the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, or the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Click here for an interactive map.