Pre-Conference: June 27th, 2018
General Conference: June 28th - July 1st, 2018
The Westin Seattle – Seattle, WA

Hotel & Travel


Westin Seattle Hotel & Sheraton Seattle Hotel – FULL

The SDPA works each year to provide conference attendees with discounted room blocks at our host hotel and an overflow hotel. Due to exceptionally high demand for this years summer conference, both rooms blocks at the Westin Seattle Hotel and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel are FULL. We apologize for any inconvenience. If attendees have not yet secured hotel rooms, we recommend making arrangements on your own as soon as possible. Below is the address for the Westin Seattle where the conference will be held to assist in your search for hotels.

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 1-206-728-1000

Hotel Dining Options

The Seattle Westin has two onsite dining options:

  • Relish Burger Bistro
  • Relish Barista Bar

Dining Near the Hotel

Located in the thick of the downtown hustle and bustle, The Seattle Westin is a short stroll away from a variety of restaurants to suit any taste and budget. For more information about where to eat, visit the Food and Drink tab of

Air Travel

Guests should travel into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Parking and Transportation

The Westin Seattle offers both hourly and daily valet and self-parking rates. Please call the hotel directly at 206-728-1000 for additional information on parking services or visit

Light rail, Lyft and Uber are great transportation alternatives from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). For information regarding any transportation services at Sea-Tac contact 206-787-5904 or visit their public transit website.

Taxis are available on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.


Please contact with any issues or concerns. You may also reach us by calling 844-DERM-PAS (337-6727), Ext. 1.

Plan Your Stay In Seattle

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With everything from unrivaled natural beauty and world-class attractions to major sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene, and beyond, there’s always something to do in Seattle.

Here are just a few of the local attractions to explore:

Space Needle | (0.8 mile from The Seattle Westin) | Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design. Views from the top feature Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and even Mount Rainier.

Chihuly Garden and Glass | (0.8 mile from The Seattle Westin) | The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive collection of his art to date, with interior galleries featuring a variety of his work in the medium. The pièce de résistance is the glasshouse, with a vibrant 100-foot-long sculpture in hues of red, orange, and yellow suspended from the ceiling. (Fun Fact: Chihuly’s glass is featured in many of our promotional pieces and signage for the summer conference.)

Pike Place Market | (0.4 mile from The Seattle Westin) | From the iconic market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more). The market added its historic MarketFront expansion in 2017, featuring an open-air plaza and fantastic views of Elliott Bay.

Seattle Aquarium | (1 mile from The Seattle Westin) | Down at the Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront’s Pier 59, learn all about salmon, meet a few adorable sea otters, and greet the various sea creatures of the Pacific Ocean, from puffers to giant clams. Watch scuba divers feed the fish, gawk at sharks swimming overhead in the underwater dome, and even touch a sea anemone.

Washington State Ferries | (Seattle Ferry Terminal: 1.4 miles from The Seattle Westin) | A ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 Washington State Ferries vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. This is one of those cases where the journey is as much fun as the destination.

Seattle Great Wheel | (Pier 57: 0.7 mile from The Seattle Westin) | Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon.

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour | (24 miles from The Seattle Westin) | This bucket list–worthy experience in nearby Mukilteo lets you tour a working Boeing factory, the world’s largest building by volume, to see 747s, 777s, and Dreamliners in the making. After exploring the factory, learn more about airplane advancements, from jet fuel to in-flight entertainment systems, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center.

Safeco and CenturyLink Fields | Cheer on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field (2.5 miles from Seattle Westin), one of baseball’s prettiest ballparks (with gourmet food, to boot!), or root for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC at neighboring CenturyLink Field (1.5 miles from Westin Seattle), known for its boisterous atmosphere. Both stadiums offer behind-the-scenes tours during the offseason and when the teams are away.


For more information about Seattle, including even more great attractions, visit

“I love the excellent speakers and the broad range of topics SDPA conferences always provide! It’s always a great conference! From the meeting location to the comfort of the hotel, to mingling with colleagues – overall it’s such a wonderful experience.”

– 2017 Annual Summer Dermatology Conference Attendee