About Redmond

DigiPen's main campus is located in the city of Redmond, Washington about 16 miles east of Seattle. In addition to being the home of leading technology companies such as Microsoft and Nintendo, Redmond has numerous hotels, shopping centers, and local attractions as well as outdoor opportunities such as hiking and bicycling.

Continue reading this page for details on hotel accommodations and transportation.  

Click here to see our ProjectFUN Visitor Guide [PDF].

Hotel and Transportation Recommendations

Places to Stay in Redmond

If you are traveling to Redmond for a ProjectFUN program and need a place to stay, we are happy to help you get started in exploring your options.

For Summer 2019 we will not be able to host ProjectFUN participants and their families through DigiPen Housing, LLC. Here are a few alternative options you can explore:

  • Hotels: Many of the recommended hotels offer complimentary breakfasts, free high-speed wireless internet access, or a shuttle ride to the DigiPen campus. See link below for a list of local recommendations. 
  • Vacation Rentals: Many of our out of town visitors have also used vacation rental websites such as Airbnb or VRBO to find apartment and home rentals nearby. 
  • ABODA: ABODA is Seattle’s largest provider of temporary housing. Call them at 888-389-0500 or email them at reservations@aboda.com with your needs (area of town, number of bedrooms, budget, any pet info, etc) and they will assign a consultant to provide options based on those outlined needs.

Click below to see a list of recommended hotels in the Redmond area.

Getting Around Redmond and Seattle

Some of the hotels listed above have shuttles that run between the hotel and the DigiPen campus. 

To travel around other parts of Redmond and Seattle, students will need to find their own means of transportation. DigiPen suggests using the King County Metro System's trip planner to find bus and train routes to and from DigiPen and the surrounding areas.

DigiPen Institute of Technology is located at 9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA.

You may also consider renting a bicycle during your visit! Redmond has been called "The Bicycle Capital of the Northwest" and has numerous on-road bike lanes and off-road paved and natural trails to explore. Click here for more information about biking in Redmond. 


DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.