The ELS Center Seattle in Seattle, US - ELS 

Seattle, Washington, United States


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About This Center


ELS Seattle is located in the trendy Capitol Hill neighbourhood near downtown Seattle, Washington, within walking distance of Pike Place Market, stadiums and shopping. Ride a ferry to one of the Washington islands, visit the Seattle Space Needle, spend the weekend in Portland or Vancouver, explore the outdoors or enjoy lunch in the International District.

400 East Pine Street, Seattle, Washington, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Olympic Sculpture Park: This section of the Seattle Art Museum features works by artists including Alexander Calder, Claes Oldenburg and Roxy Paine.
  • Space Needle: The iconic Space Needle defines Seattle’s skyline with its round, UFO-like observation deck, which offers spectacular views of the region.
  • Pioneer Square: Ride a cable car and visit art galleries, restaurants and shops in this cobblestoned neighbourhood.


(206) 623-1481

  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • Center Facilities
  • The Center is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. The Center has a lounge - with tables, couches, a refrigerator, microwaves and a foosball table - where students can eat lunch and spend their free time. Students can get a library card for the Seattle Public Library, which works at the Central downtown location and several neighborhood locations. A local bank representative visits the Center on the first day of the session to assist new students with setting up a bank account.
  • City Environment
  • Downtown

Housing Options


Homestays are located in Seattle suburban areas along bus lines. Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1180
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Breakfast and dinner provided Monday-Friday. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

Student Residence (Off Campus)

ELS students may now reserve single or double occupancy rooms at Hostelling International at the American Hotel. Located in the International District of Seattle, adjacent to downtown, the American Hotel is near several transit hubs (light rail, street car, bus, Amtrak) and is a 10- to15-minute commute to the center. The dorm-style hostel has single and double occupancy rooms, with shared common areas including a fully equipped kitchen, TV room, bathrooms in hallways, mini-library and game room, public computer room and coin operated washer/dryer room. The American Hotel provides a safe environment for all residents with a front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The front door is locked from 9 pm to 7 am. At night, students will need to have their key to enter the building. Numerous restaurants and grocery options are minutes away and entertainment (including major sporting events and nightlife) is within walking distance. In addition, the American Hotel hosts its own activities such as walking tours of neighborhoods, movie nights and game nights. The American Hotel is located 14 miles (22km) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport(SEA). Amenities Include: On-site Management 24 hours a day Easy-access to area amenities, restaurants, entertainment and transit hubs Laundry facilities on site Free Wifi (fiber optic) Linen and towels provided upon check in Free daily breakfast Weekly cleaning if belongings are off the floor TV room Fully equipped kitchen Internet Cafe with printer Activities such as walking tours, game/movie nights

  • Cost per Session
  • $552
  • Occupancy
  • Single, Double
  • Meal Credits
  • Free daily breakfast included

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