Spring Street Center

Spring Street Center

Lodgers are assigned to a certain room, should note their Airbnb confirmation and use that room to avoid chaos for our other lodgers. Our address is 1101 15th, at the intersection of 15th & Spring. Walking directions from the Capitol Hill Link Station are here.

ENTRY: Our Front Door code changes and you’ll need to get the current one from Paul or Marston. The door must be locked manually each time you come in or leave the house. It will not lock by itself. See the icon in the middle of the keypad when you are leaving the house.

Checkin is 4pm. If you arrive in Seattle early you are welcome to put your bags in the first floor closet and explore Seattle. Your room will not be ready early due to the popularity of our house.

Checkout is 11am. You do not need to leave the house at 11am, but you must be out of your room at 11am so we can prepare for the next guests.

Wifi network and password info on the board as you enter the house and on kitchen white board.

Getting here is easy from SeaTac Airport, the Bolt Bus or King Street Station. Use http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ for timetables and best directions via public transit. The Link from SeaTac to the Capitol Hill and a 15 minute walk is best. The University Street Station and the 2 from there is another way. See: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/schedules/002/map.html The Link from SeaTac to the International District/Chinatown station and a cab or Uber from there is also effective. If you do not mind a 15 minute walk, the route from the Capitol Hill stop is: on this map.

We are not a hotel. We clean the house regularly and get high marks for our cleanliness, but you’ll be expected to clean up after yourself in the bathrooms, the kitchen and in your own room when you check out. The house is old, but has been updated. Still, noise travels between rooms, so be aware of the needs of other guests.

We recycle bottles, plastic and newspaper. Please sort your trash and take it out of your room when you check out. By having responsible guests, we can keep our prices 1/3 to 1/4th the cost of nearby hotels, but we need everyone to pull their weight. The recycling bins are in the kitchen and outside the garage on Spring Street. Food waste goes into the compost bin, which is the law in Seattle.

Parking is available on Spring Street and 15th with a two hour limit. You can park with a neighbor for $10 a day if her space is available and feel free to ask for information to contact her to arrange that if you require parking. I’d recommend you walk, use public transport or Uber.

The house is owned by Subud Greater Seattle, a spiritual community, and lodgers help sustain our building, which we have owned and operated as a Subud House since 1974. It is best to NOT be in the house during the times we practice Latihan Kejiwaan, our spiritual exercise. The most popular latihan time is Sunday from 11am-1pm. Thursdays at 11:45pm and Wednesdays at 7:45pm are other times where Latihan may be happening.

If you use drugs, including marijuana, the house is likely not a good fit for you. Please refrain from being high in our house and by all means do not get high in the house or on the property. Evidence of drug use will result in a nasty review.

Discounts may be offered in our off-season, Nov – March. You can still enjoy Seattle culture, fine restaurants, great coffee and other quintessentially Seattle places and events in the off-season. Consider staying here a week, but be prepared for rain.

I can help you with dining and touring tips. If you want them in advance, please ask.

We offer our house for Airbnb lodgers as a service to the community and as a way to maintain our house. Our many reviews illustrate the appreciation of this service, of our great neighborhood and location and our attentiveness to your needs. We’re grateful you chose our house and will do whatever we can to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved. Thank you again for choosing our house and do call me if you need anything, though keep in mind my bedtime is generally 10pm.

Sincerely, Paul Nelson, Rental Agent
(206) 422.5002