The Space **Please click on "read more" and read everything below before booking**
Our place is a bit unusual and we want to be sure it's a great match for your style of traveling. Please read all details below, plus the house rules so you don't miss anything that might really matter to you once you get here (shared bathroom, ladder, etc)
• This is studio #7 - a private airbnb room designed as a simple & affordable space for arts-related guests near the heart of Seattle's downtown gallery district. But you don't have to be an artist to stay here - all are welcome!
• You'll have this private room all to yourself. It's located among 15 other art studios on the 2nd floor of our building in the Japantown area of Seattle's historic International District. It has an upper bed-loft with a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. Please note that you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft. The lower portion of the room has a small love seat couch (not meant for sleeping), desk & chair, and other basic furniture. Free wifi and satellite TV w/HBO are included. Shared bathrooms & kitchenette are very close by.
• We don't recommend booking this room if you have trouble climbing stairs & ladders. There is a pretty long flight of stairs to get up to our floor (no elevator), and you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed area of the loft. The couch is small and is not meant for sleeping.
• You'll have access to 2 shared bathrooms nearby down the hallway, one with a shower. You can also use our shared kitchenette area with fridge & microwave (no stove). Although there are other artists working in the building and sharing these common areas, they don't live here and most of the time you'll hardly see anyone around. Check out our many reviews for feedback about the shared bathrooms if you're wondering...
• Our listing is a little unusual and we want to be sure it's going to meet your needs before you choose to book it. Please send us a note with the secret code word TEDDY (that's our dog) - this will let us know you hung in there and read the whole thing.
• Also before booking make sure your user i.d. profile is complete, including a good clear photo of you. It helps with security in our building to be able to identify guests.
Thank you! Interaction with Guests Our style is to give guests total privacy, but to be available if you need anything. Some guests arrive in the evening and might feel uncomfortable asking questions late at night - so we've tried to provide as much info as possible to help you figure things out. You'll see some post-it notes in the shared spaces, which most people find helpful, (but some find irritating - sorry!) There's also a guidebook on the desk in the room which will hopefully answer most of your questions. But please don't be shy if you need something or have questions. We're easy to reach, and often we're close by during the day working somewhere in the building. The Neighborhood This is a fun & interesting international neighborhood with lots of quirky shops and tons of food choices - including a great sushi restaurant right in our building. There's quick take-out to high end, and everything in between. Uwajimaya Asian specialty supermarket is close by, plus coffee shops & bakeries - you won't go hungry in this neighborhood!
• Check our online Guidebook to see all the great restaurants & attractions we've bookmarked in our neighborhood. We also have a guidebook in the room when you arrive with some of our favorite spots nearby for food, plus maps and other details.
• We're just a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. There are many bars and clubs within walking distance, and even more just a quick bus ride away. Since the building is right downtown you can also easily visit the Seattle Art Museum, Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and many other great Seattle attractions.
• Please note that we're right next to the Pioneer Square neighborhood, which tends to have some homeless people on the streets. Along with the conveniences of being right downtown - great public transportation & cool places to visit - this is city life and we don't recommend walking around by yourself late at night. Getting Around • We're perfectly located for all forms of public transportation: the Light Rail train stop is one block away for easy, affordable access to SeaTac airport; the AmTrak train station is also just a few blocks away; quick easy access to many bus routes, including the Bolt Bus; the waterfront with ferry terminals is just a short walk away.
• Street parking is free after 8pm till 7am, and there are many pay-to-park lots all around us.
• If you'll be using a lot of public transportation you might want to buy an Orca Card ($5). You can load it up with however much $ you'd like, and then use it for quicker access when boarding the Light Rail train, buses, etc. Orca kiosks can be found near the ticket & boarding areas at most transportation hubs.
• When you check out, feel free to leave your Orca card on the desk for future guests to use. Other Things to Note There is a long flight of stairs to get up to our floor and no elevator. Also you need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft. And finally just want to make triple sure you've noticed this has a shared bathroom. (Remember to mention the secret code word TEDDY to let us know our place is perfect for you!) ...