contemporary artist loft downtown

Loft - Private room · S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

The Space

This is studio #7 - one of two private airbnb rooms (located in the same building). We designed the rooms as simple & affordable spaces for arts-related guests, for brief stays & short-term artist residencies near the heart of Seattle's downtown gallery district. But you don't have to be an artist to stay here - all are welcome!

This is a quiet private room located among 15 other art studios on the 2nd floor in the Japantown area of Seattle's historic International District. It has an upper bed-loft with a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. The lower portion of the loft has a leather couch, desk & chair, and other basic furniture. Free wifi and satellite TV w/HBO are included.

There's a shared kitchenette (not a full kitchen) and 2 bathrooms (one with a shower) just down the hall. Although there are other artists working in the building, they don't live here and you'll find this room to be very peaceful & private. Most of the time you won't see anyone around in the common areas.

The nightly price is for 1 or 2 guests sharing the bed. The couch is not meant as an extra bed, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate extra guests in this room. But if you need a bigger place to stay, check out our condo listing which sleeps up to 4 guests: - or see if our other room in this building is also available for your friends:

The building is perfectly located for all forms of public transportation: the Light Rail train stop is one block away for easy, affordable access to SeaTac airport; the AmTrak train station is also just a few blocks away; quick easy access to many bus routes, including the Bolt Bus (1 block away); the waterfront with ferry terminals is just a short walk away.

There are many interesting shops and a wide variety of Asian restaurants in the neighborhood, including a really good sushi restaurant right in the building. Food options range from quick take-out to high end, and everything in between. Uwajimaya Asian specialty supermarket is close by, plus coffee shops & bakeries - you won't go hungry in this neighborhood! We're a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. Parking is plentiful with most lots costing between $8-12/day. There are many bars and clubs within walking distance, and even more just a quick bus ride away. Since the building is right downtown you can also easily visit the Seattle Art Museum, Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and many other great Seattle attractions.

Check our online Guidebook to see all the great restaurants & attractions we've bookmarked in our neighborhood, (this feature is only available in the full desktop version of the airbnb website, not the mobile app).


additional notes:

• there is a pretty long flight of stairs to get up to the 2nd floor, and you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft.

** Before booking, please note that we'll require that your user profile is complete, especially a verified email address & phone number which you'll be using during your trip.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Dirk and Jaq's loft was a fantastic place to stay during our trip to Seattle. The room was clean and quiet, and had an amazingly comfortable memory foam mattress. Food in the area is delicious, including what's said to be the best sushi in the city. We were able to walk most places (Underground Tour, Pike's Market, lots of restaurants and bars), but when we did take the bus it was easy and required very little additional walking. I recommend buying an Orca card if you plan on taking the bus a lot--makes things really simple.

    April 2014
  • Although our stay was extremely short, this place fit the bill! The space is unique and the room was clean and very functional. The bed is lofted and very comfortable. The bathroom is down the hall and it is very large and clean. This was a fun and unique place to spend the night and I wouldn't hesitate to come back. Although I never met Dirk & Jaq, they were very helpful and excellent communicators!

    April 2014
  • Lovely location, within walking distance to downtown and waterfront. Large and cozy room and bed was super comfortable. Easy to get to and find, especially if one does not rent a car. Would love to stay there again if I am in Seattle.

    April 2014
  • Great place. Clean, comfortable and private. They were thorough and clear about policies, checking and checking out. It's close to great food and walking distance to downtown. I would definitely return to stay here.

    April 2014
  • We were only able to stay for a short night, but we found the artist loft to be very comfortable, conveniently located, and equipped with just what we needed. Communication with Dirk and Jaq was pleasant and easy. We would happily stay here again.

    April 2014
  • I am super thankful that I was able to stay at Dirk and Jaq's place in Seattle. I had an unplanned trip to Seattle so needed to find accommodation within a short amount of time. They replied to my request within a few hours and provided me with all the instructions I needed to access the loft.

    The place is located in a great neighborhood within walking distance of the many great things the city has to offer - I only wish I could have stayed a few days longer.

    I highly recommend this location - the attention to detail is great and communication with Dirk and Jaq was super - nothing left to the wind!

    thank you for everything!!!


    March 2014
  • This is absolutely a wonderful place to stay! And it is located in a very convenient neighborhood with food, market, transportation, and everything!

    March 2014
  • This was a great spot to stay in. Very close to downtown Seattle and parking was super easy. There are also a lot of places to eat, we found a pho hoa three blocks away. The hosts were great, they have thought of everything you need as a traveler like towels and a folder with restaurants and maps. I will definitely recommend this place.

    March 2014
  • Dirk & Jaq have thought of EVERYTHING you would need as a guest. Not only is their place nice, clean and convenient, but we really appreciated their recommendations for local restaurants, art galleries, and businesses. They were super timely about responding to questions, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and safe.

    March 2014
  • The space was great: clean, comfortable, and in a an awesome location (if we hadn't been staying here, I might not have gotten to spend much time in the international district). I really appreciated all the little guidelines about the heaters, towels, what supplies to use, etc. Everything was clearly communicated. When our travels were delayed, Dirk and Jaq offered help and advice, and they checked in a few times throughout the trip to see if we needed anything or had questions. I will definitely recommend this spot to friends who are coming to Seattle. For us, it was much nicer than staying right downtown. There were interesting coffeeshops and great restaurants (the bahn mi at Sub Sand and sushi at Maneki were especially memorable) within a block or two, and it was easy to figure out both walking and bus routes to the convention center, at which I was attending a writing conference. I was so much happier than I would've been at an overpriced hotel near the convention! While I wish we could have met you both, it was nice to meet Jaq and I really appreciated the excellent stay in Seattle. Thank you.

    March 2014
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Hi, we're a married couple living and working in downtown Seattle. We started hosting on airbnb about two years ago, and we love it! We currently have three listings for you to choose from. The first two are in a building in the International District near the sports stadiums, where Dirk has a contemporary art gallery called Prole Drift, and Jaq has her painting studio. We also just added a 1-bedroom apartment a little further north, near the Convention Center and popular attractions like the Pike Place Market. We travel and use airbnb just like you, so we understand what it's like to be a guest. As you can see from our many reviews, we'll do our best to make your stay easy & comfortable. If you have any questions just get in touch!
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