The 2013 Winter Retreat will be held again in Tacoma, Washington at the Hotel Murano!
The Hotel Murano has set aside a block of rooms with special rates for those attending the Madrona Winter Retreat. Go to the Make Hotel Reservations page for information on types of rooms, rates, and request a roommate. When class registration opens, reservations at the Hotel Murano will also open and there will be a link to the Madrona online reservation website for the Hotel Murano on the Make Hotel Reservations page.
About the Hotel Murano and its location
The Hotel Murano is a small, warm and friendly hotel right in the middle of the arts center of a wonderfully revitalized downtown Tacoma. Numerous galleries and restaurants are just outside the hotel door as well as three major museums within blocks, including the Museum of Glass. Our hotel has world class glass art on display around the entire hotel and dedicates each guestroom floor of the hotel to the art of an internationally known glass artist. You can check out more information about the Hotel Murano at www.hotelmuranotacoma.com.
We know that many of you enjoy the opportunity to meet friends and some just come down to hang out and soak up the atmosphere and camaraderie! Again this year we have the large Pavilion Conference Center adjoining the Hotel and full use of all of the classroom space in the Hotel itself. We will continue to have plenty of room that you all like for sitting, sharing time with friends, knitting, spinning and hanging out both in the main hotel lobby with its lobby bar open from early morning to late at night and in the Pavilion Rotunda near the Yarn and Fiber Marketplace and where our free demonstrations and clinics are held.
The Hotel Murano has expanded its options for meals. They will be offering a special breakfast buffet as well as a sandwich and salad concession during the retreat in the Pavilion Rotunda. Sit down served meals are available at the 4th floor BITE restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course, the Lobby bar is open from early morning for espresso to late evening for wine and drinks. Complimentary coffee, tea and water are available daily in the hotel lobbies and the rotunda of the Pavilion. Many excellent local restaurants are close by. We’ll have a list for you.
Amenities and Nearby Attractions
An amenity you may appreciate is the Savi Day Spa at the Hotel Murano where you can do some serious relaxing. Be sure to save time in your schedule for relaxing, shopping at the Marketplace, hang out with friends, pop into art galleries and boutiques or visit one of the internationally acclaimed Museums: Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum or the Tacoma Art Museum.
Getting to the Hotel Murano
CAR: The Hotel Murano is at 1320 Broadway Plaza near the new Convention Center in Downtown Tacoma, Washington. It is just minutes away from Interstate 5 exit 133 to Highway 705 following signs to “City Center”.
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Wa 98402
Local Phone: 253-238-8000
Toll Free: 1-888-862-3255
PARKING AT THE HOTEL: Overnight hotel guests will receive a reduced daily parking fee of $10 plus tax added to their hotel bill. Onsite parking for daily visitors is $15 for self-parking. Other pay-for-parking sites are in the vicinity of the hotel. Currently, complimentary daytime parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Train Station and the free light rail trolley will take you to a block from the hotel. Note that the last block to the Hotel from the Light Rail stop is an uphill walk. Paid parking is also available at the Tacoma Convention Center down the street from the Murano. Click here for a download of a map and directions for parking at the Convention Center.
TRAIN: From Portland and other points south, the train stops at the Tacoma Amtrak Station and you must take a short cab ride to the Hotel Murano. Please check Amtrak website for schedules and more information. Call the Hotel Murano Bell Desk for more information concerning Cab companies. From Seattle take the Sounder Commuter Train to the Tacoma Dome station. You can then take the free Tacoma Light Rail Trolley to within a block of the hotel where you must walk the last block uphill to the hotel from the light rail stop.
BUS OR TRAIN FROM SEATTLE: Check the Sound Transit bus and rail schedules for times and stops between Seattle and Tacoma. The Sounder Train stops at the Tacoma Dome station. See “Train” above.
PLANE: Fly into SeaTac Airport and take the Capital Aeroporter with regularly scheduled shuttles directly to the Hotel Murano approximately 45 minutes from the airport. The Capital Aeroporter shuttle leaves the airport approximately every 1.5 hours from 5:30 AM to 11:50 PM. Reservations are not required for regular runs but are advised. For more information call 1-800-962-3579. Check with the Hotel Murano after arrival to arrange your shuttle back to SeaTac Airport for your flight home. You must have a reservation to take the shuttle back to the airport.