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Winter Break Housing Options

Places to stay while residence halls are closed during Winter Break.

HOUSING OPTIONS OVER WINTER BREAK 2013

The UW residence halls will close for the winter break at 12 noon on Saturday, December 15 through 8 am on Sunday, January 6. For many international students this can be a challenge.  FIUTS has put together some resources for places to stay over the winter break that we hope you find helpful.  Many hotels and hostels are offering special rates to FIUTS students.

 

Discounts on Hotels & Hostels

Some hotels and hostels in the Puget Sound area are offering discounted rates for UW FIUTS students.

Seattle: Green Tortoise Hostel

The Green Tortoise Hostel is offering FIUTS students a special discount over the holidays. An 8-bedroom dorm is $28 per night – a discount rate of 10%. It includes a free breakfast each morning and evening meals on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. There is a full kitchen, free internet, common area, and discounts to local attractions. Book by phone and tell receptionist that you are a FIUTS student to get the FIUTS discount.

Green Tortoise Hostel

105B Pike Street, Seattle WA 98101

206.340.1222

www.greentortoise.net

 

Seattle: Watertown Hotel

The Watertown Hotel is offering a preferred rate for FIUTS students! Students must identify as FIUTS UW students when making reservations.  The rate is $109.00 +tax, single/double occupancy for a Studio Double Queen or Studio King Room. Both room types feature a microwave oven and mini fridge. Rate includes internet, and guests receive 15% discount on all menu items offered at the Pineapple Café.

4242 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

To book a room at the Watertown Hotel, visit www.watertownseattle.com and use the online booking system. Use the promotional code FIUTS (case sensitive, all caps) to get the preferred rate. You may also call the toll-free reservation number at 1.866.866.7977 to book your room; be sure to ask for the FIUTS rate.

 

Seattle: University Inn

The University Inn is offering a preferred rate for FIUTS students! Students must identify as FIUTS UW students when making reservations.  The rate is $89 (before tax) per night for a Traditional Single Queen Room (single/double occupancy); and $119.00 +tax, for the Deluxe Double Queen Room (single/double occupancy), with microwave and refrigerator. Rates include a daily continental breakfast and internet access.

4140 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

To book a room at the University Inn, visit www.universityinnseattle.com and use the online booking system. Use the promotional code FIUTS (case sensitive, all caps) to get the preferred rate. You may also call the toll-free reservation number at 1.866.866.7977 to book your room; be sure to ask for the FIUTS rate.

Seattle: City Hostel

City Hostel is offering a discount to FIUTS students. They will charge $175 plus tax per week (7 nights). This would be in either 4 or 6 bed shared, mixed-gender dorms. Experience great nightlife, a fantastic diversity of restaurants and close access to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Waterfront and Seattle Center.

In order to make a reservation, you must book online using a credit card. After you have made the reservation, in order to get the discount, send an email to Nancy at nancy@hostelseattle.com and tell her that you are with FIUTS. She will then arrange the discounted rate for you.

2327 2nd Ave Seattle WA. 98121

http://www.hostelseattle.com, 206-706-3255

 

Seattle: Hotel Hotel Hostel

Hotel Hotel Hostel is offering a discount to FIUTS students. The price is $140 plus tax per week (7 nights). This would be in a spacious 6 bed or 4 bed shared, mixed-gender dorm. Conveniently located in Fremont.

In order to make a reservation, you must book online using a credit card. After you have made the reservation, in order to get the discount, send an email to Nancy at nancy@hostelseattle.com and tell her that you are with FIUTS. She will then arrange the discounted rate for you.

3515 Fremont Ave. N

Seattle WA 98103

www.hotelhotelseattle.com

 

Seattle:Sea to Sky Rentals

Sea to Sky is a local property rental company that will offer a 5% discount to FIUTS students over the holiday break.

They have several 1-2 bedrooms and studios at the Elektra building in downtown. There is one condo currently available over the entire winter break (view it at http://seatoskyrentals.com/Unit.mvc/Details/10048) and others that are available for some of the break.

Visit http://seatoskyrentals.com to view all rental properties and book online. When you book your stay, enter the code REPEAT into the promotional code box to receive your 5% discount.

If you have questions you may contact the Sea to Sky office at 206.632.4210.


Vancouver: The Buchan Hotel

Planning to travel over the break? FIUTS’ favorite hostel in Vancouver BC is offering a discounted rate to UW international students. The rate for a room with a shared bathroom is $50.00 (Canadian dollars) + taxes for 2 students; for a room with a private bathroom is $69.00 (Canadian dollars) + taxes for 2 students. There is a $10 daily charge for an extra guest. When making a reservation, ask for the FIUTS Winter Break rate and provide a valid credit card.

1906 Haro Street

Vancouver, BC  V6G 1H7 Canada

604.685.5354

http://buchanhotel.com/

 

Other recommendations

airBNB.com

AirBNB is a service that allows individuals to list rooms for rent. Visit www.airbnb.com to search for available rooms in the Seattle area, or wherever you want to travel – they operate in many cities.

 

Seattle Pacific University Guesthouse

Seattle Pacific has a guesthouse available for rent on a first come, first served basis. The apartment sleeps four people, with two queen size beds.  Cost is $75/night for the space no matter how many people are using it. It has a television and couch in the living room, a dining room, a fully furnished kitchen, and a bathroom. Please note that as of when this list was compiled, the guest house is only available from December 15-21.

Contact:

Lisa Burhenn, Customer Service Coordinator

Conference Services, Seattle Pacific University

206-281-2187

 

USA International: Homestays

USA International, Inc. is a north-Seattle (Bothell) organization that places international students in American homestays. They do offer a short term placement during winter break. Please contact them for specific information.

USA International, Inc.

9614 NE 201st Street, Bothell, WA 98011

info@ushomestay.com, 425-483-5974

http://www.ushomestay.com/

 

Seattle: American Hotel

American Hotel is a new downtown hostel located in Seattle’s International District.  The rates are $26 for a 14 bed dormitory, $29 for a 6 bed dormitory, $35 per night for a 4 bed dormitory, and $69 for a single room.  All rates include sheets and breakfast.

520 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5443

www.americanhotelseattle.com

 

Subletting/House Sitting

It is worth looking into subletting an apartment or room from someone who will be traveling for the holidays, or house- or pet-sitting for someone going out of town. Good places to do so are Craigslist (seattle.craigslist.org), UW OCHA (http://housing.asuw.org/) or the Seattle Times online classifieds (www.nwsource.com/classifieds/).

We also encourage students to use social networking to try to find a place to stay or to put together groups of students to stay together. You can join the group on Facebook called “FIUTS UW International Students” and post directly to the wall to connect with other students.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please contact Manager of Community Programs Ellen Frierson if you have any questions.

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