We are located within walking distance from the docks on the waterfront, including the cruise terminal port and the local ferries.
Public transit is provided by King County Metro Transit. Most buses originate a block or two away from our building on S. Jackson St. Bus tickets are $2.25 during off peak hours.
Amtrak stops two blocks away at King Street Station. Trains from Seattle go north to Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada), south to Portland (Oregon) and California, and east to Spokane (and then on through Montana to Chicago and the East Coast).
Metered pay parking for up to two hours is available on the street from 8am to 8pm Monday - Saturday. Street parking is free from 8pm to 8am Monday - Saturday and also all day on Sunday. There are also several pay parking lots in the neighborhood, including one directly across the street.
We are located at 520 S. King St., which is one block east of Union Station in the International District of Downtown Seattle.
Greyhound provides inter-city bus travel throughout the USA. It is located at 503 South Royal Brougham Way, Seattle, WA 98134. From the station, walk north on 6th Ave S. Cross Airport Way South to continue onto 6th Ave S. You will pass Uwajimaya grocery store on your left. Turn left onto S. King Street and the hostel will be on your right at 520 S King Street. It’s about a 10 minute walk.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is located approximately twelve miles south of downtown Seattle. Their address is: Main Terminal Building 17801 International Blvd. (Pacific Highway S.) SeaTac, WA 98158-1202 Take the light rail for $2.75. Get off at International District/Chinatown. Cross 5th Avenue and walk EAST 1 block on S. King Street towards 6th Avenue. (Approximately 30 minute trip) OR By car from the Airport to the American Hotel, go as follows: Follow signs towards I-5 North Take I-5 North for approximately 11 miles Take the Dearborn St./James St. exit (#164A) toward Madison St. Turn Left onto S. Dearborn St./WA-167. Continue to follow S. Dearborn St. for approximately 0.4 miles Turn Right onto 6th Ave. S. for 0.2 miles Stop at S. King St. American Hotel is on the Northwest corner. Unloading zone in the front of the building. Parking (2-hour) is available on the street. Longer-term pay parking available in the lot across the street. Check out their website for all transportation options at www.portseattle.org. Sound Transit runs their Light Rail directly from the SeaTac Airport to Union Station in the International District, which is one block west of the HI Seattle at the American Hotel. Check out their schedule directly at SoundTransit.