Potlatch 17: Feb. 29 - March 2, 2008



You may phone your reservation directly in to the hotel between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm PST on weekdays, at 206-658-2391. If you phone other than at those times, leave a message and you will be called back. Or you may email your reservation to reservations@hoteldeca.com. To register on-line, please follow these instructions as the Deca's group on-line reservation system is tricky and counter-intuitive.

Click on this link for the Hotel Deca Reservations Page. Do not use the link that appears on the Deca's own web site as that link directs you to a different page, and trouble...

Once you click on the link, you'll see a page with the following three fields: To Check Rates & Availability; Rates Requiring Access Codes; and Preferences(Optional).

At this point, enter only the dates you are booking and the Potlatch Group/Event ID Code: 00034491.

Do not enter any other information or choose any preferences on the current page, or you will not be directed to the Potlatch reservation page. Click on Begin Search at the bottom of current page. Then click on View Rates at the bottom of page that comes up. (*)

You should now see the Potlatch group rate listed with your chosen dates - click on Select. Now read through and check off Accept Guarantee/Deposit & Cancellation Policy and click on Continue Booking to complete your reservation.

You will now need to enter the number of people in your room and your bed preference for a King or Queen/Queen room. These are entered in the Special Requests box.

Congratulations! You now have a room!

Room Block Extended: Please remember to book before January 29th or we cannot guarantee that you will get a room. Thanks!

(*) The Deca's online booking system does not always work properly. If you are not taken to the page which lists only our special $119 Potlatch nightly rate then you will need to call the hotel directly to make your reservation. As their central reservations "800" number is also having trouble booking reservations for groups, please call the hotel's Main Reservationist, Megan. She can be reached Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST at 206-658-2391. If she is not available, please leave a message and Megan will return your call.

Finally, if you are completely frustrated and need help, or have questions about the hotel or the reservation you have made, please e-mail Suzanne Tompkins: hotel@potlatch-sf.org


After our last three Potlatches held downtown, we are very pleased to announce that we are moving back to the University District for Potlatch 17. Potlatch 17 will be held at the Hotel Deca.

Originally built in the Art Deco style in 1931, the Deca is newly renovated and both ultra-modern and right out of the '30's, at the same time. It is a 16-story, round, high rise building with perfect meeting spaces for Potlatch, and the committee is thrilled to be moving there in 2008. Features include a wonderful, cozy lobby with lots of seating areas to gather and talk, a business center, fitness center, restaurant/lounge, and a Tully's Coffee. Visit the Deca's web site to find out about their recent renovation and many amenities.

The Deca's 158 guest rooms all feature new furnishings, bedding, and linens, upgraded lighting, 32" flat panel LCD TV's, DVD players, clock radios with iPod docking stations, in-room safes and complimentary WiFi access. Most rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the Seattle skyline - considered some of the best views in the city.

Speaking of views, the Potlatch Hospitality Suite will be held in the Deca's 1200 square foot Presidential Suite at the top of the hotel, on the 16th Floor. We don't know if weather will permit full use the 1000 square foot wrap around deck in early March, but if not, we can gather round the suite's large, gas-burning fireplace instead.

4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: 206-634-2000
Fax: 206-545-2103
Toll Free Reservations: 800-899-0251 (Central Reservations)


Convention room rates: $119.00/single or double occupancy; $134.00/triple; and $149.00/quad, plus tax. Rates include parking and continental breakfast daily.


The Deca has its own parking lot and overflow lot. Parking for hotel guests is included in the room rate. Parking day rates for non-hotel guests will be $8.00. More information on parking and transit options will be available as we get closer to the convention.


Our block at the Hotel Deca is almost full and our group rate may not be available. If you cannot reserve a room there, we have arranged for another small room block at the nearest available hotel on Feb. 29th and March 1st. You may also reserve for other dates at our group rate if rooms are available.

University Inn
4140 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

This motel-style venue is about 8 blocks from the Deca.

To Reserve a Room:

Call toll-free - 800-733-3855
Direct - 206-632-5055, fax 206-547-4937,
or e-mail: reservations@universityinnseattle.com , or visit www.universityinnseattle.com and click on "Group Reservations"

Be sure to mention the "Potlatch 17" Room Block when making reservations to insure that you get our group rate: Traditional Rooms: $115.00 single/double occupancy, plus tax. Add $10 for each additional adult.

Suzanne Tompkins,
Hotel Liaison