Travel & Lodging

Attention RAW attendees still in need of lodging!  The Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown has graciously added a limited room block for the RAW conference at $199/per night.  These will likely sell out fast so book as soon as you can following the links provided below.  If you have already booked your room at this hotel, you can call the hotel to cancel your current reservation and re-book at the new rate.  There is no guarantee that the room rate will still be available when you call so act fast.  Once this block sells out any additional rooms will be sold at the regular hotel rate.

Book your group rate for Regional Aquatics Workshop Tacoma 2024 Overflow Room Block You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.
Event Summary:
Regional Aquatics Workshop Tacoma 2024 Overflow Room Block
Start Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
End Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, April 12, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • Courtyard Tacoma Downtown for 199 USD per night

Book your group rate for Regional Aquatics Workshop Tacoma 2024 Overflow Room Block

The conference Hotel Murano is currently sold out of all room blocks for the RAW conference.  They will be releasing rooms as cancellations occur.  If you are still looking to book your stay, there are two Marriott hotels only a block away from the conference hotel.  They are:

Marriott Tacoma Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tacoma

We apologize of this creates an inconvenience.  Please contact Chris Spaulding at for assistance.  Thank you everyone!

Chris Spaulding (he, him, his)

Aquarium Curator
Zoological & Environmental Education Department

Office (253) 404-3675/ Mobile (253) 281-2331

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl

Tacoma, WA 98407

Hotel Murano, $169 per night. 

If the initial block of rooms fills up we will try to add more to meet demand.  Once all room blocks have been filled and additional options for lodging are needed, attendees will need to book into a different hotel option.  Overflow hotels that are within walking distance of the conference venue include the Marriott Tacoma Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown.

Call the hotel directly to book.  Just be sure to reference the full name of the event “RAW Regional Aquatics Workshop 2024” when calling.  If you want to arrive early or extend your dates, please register first and then call the hotel to modify arrival and departure dates.

TACOM-RAW will be held in Tacoma, WA the week of May 5 – 10, 2024.  The conference venue and hotel will be located at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma (  Nightly rates will be around $169/night.  Room blocks and information on how to reserve your room will be available in the coming months.  The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport depending on the time of day and traffic.  We will provide transportation options as the time draws near.