ALERT: There is a major street construction project just finishing up near the hotel, although the work is finished on Taylor Street in front of the BWEI. As of this writing the parking across the street to the west is not accessible, but the project is scheduled to be completed on 2/24/12, our first day!
Getting there by car
It can be tricky from Interstate 5 until you’ve done it once. Take the Mercer/Fairview Exit (north or south bound) from I-5; at the bottom of the ramp, turn right on Fairview while staying in the farthest left hand lane; bank around to the right and then turn immediately left at the next light onto Broad Street; stay on Broad in the left lane for about ½ mile, passing under two overpasses; there will be a left-hand turn lane at Taylor (at a Power Station), turn left onto Taylor and the hotel is directly on your left.
Another ALERT: As of this writing, these directions are correct, but there is a MAJOR construction project, which affects this entire corridor that could get in the way. Mercer ramps are occasionally closed and Broad Street is closed in the opposite direction of the above route, so beware changes we cannot predict.
From Aurora southbound, turn right at Denny and right onto Taylor, then north on Taylor.
The Executive Inn has a large underground parking lot, which costs $15 for hotel guests. There are also lots all around and on-street parking (see above), which is free after 8 PM and on Sundays. The hotel connects with the elevator for loading and unloading cars, etc., without going through the lobby.
Other transportation options
TAKE SHUTTLE EXPRESS (directly to the hotel). This will cost $36.00 for one person, $8 for a second person, $3 for additional riders, and will usually take about 20 minutes. After claiming your luggage, follow the signs “To Ground Transportation” to the third floor parking garage; they are located near the Ground Transportation Center. For you to return to the airport, you will need to make an advance reservation a day before your departure; call them at (425) 981-7000 or at 1-800-487-7433 or go to their web site.
TAKE A TAXI. This will cost about $43 to the hotel and, due to a City law, $32 back to the Airport with possible gas surcharges.
TAKE METRO and the new LIGHT RAIL. Our new light rail system runs between Sea-Tac and Westlake Center downtown. From there you’ll need to take Metro to the BWEI. Call them anytime at (206) 553-3000; tell them where you are and where you want to go, and they’ll tell you how to get there. Or check their Web site.