We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3307
+1 253-830-6601
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Modern Convention Center

Very modern building and a great space (we attended a pinball convention). The restaurant had... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Adam S
,
Vashon, Washington
Great space...forget the "no outside food allowed when the restaurant is open" warning!

The space is great for meetings/conventions. Be aware of needles spotted along the grounds/benches... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
SuperWR250X
,
Washington
Read all 33 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Our trademark glass walls, breathtaking mountain and water views, impressive architectural details, and high quality interiors anchor us in the heart of a vibrant city. Just 20 miles south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center is one of the largest meeting locations in the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by natural beauty, the Convention Center offers an impressive selection of usable event space including the 50,000 square foot column-free exhibition hall, 25,000 sq. ft. of ballroom & meeting space and more than 42,000 sq. ft. of additional event space. With over 400 hotel rooms within walking distance, the Convention Center has more than 2,200 rooms in the nearby Tacoma region. The Convention Center is surrounded by world-class museums, impressive dining, shopping, day spas, art, golf, and other attractions for event attendees to enjoy.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION
1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3307
CONTACT
Website
+1 253-830-6601
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (33)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very modern building and a great space (we attended a pinball convention). The restaurant had decent fast food for a good price.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The space is great for meetings/conventions. Be aware of needles spotted along the grounds/benches outdoors. Been here several times over the years and I feel bad for the employees having to tell attendees "no outside food allowed when the restaurant is open" as the rule...More

Thank SuperWR250X
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Recently attended the Creating Keepsakes convention there. Great venue, security staff very friendly and helpful. Food vendors were reasonable, closed too early though and opening too late.

Thank Chickmummy
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Attended the 2015 Univera Convention. Its a nice venue with lots of parking options. You will have to pay. Look for a garage with a daily rate rather than parking at the hotel or short term spaces. It will save you money.

Thank hekela1978
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I think the convention is a very nice building and that Tacoma has it. Only, the three events I went there for were blasé and not very interesting or exciting. The center is beautifully designed and has a great view of the bay. Too bad...More

Thank catb1rd
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Great area for trade show that we attended. The rosd construction made it a little harder to get to ....lucky ee had an updated gps.

Thank Edna Mae W
Reviewed 3 February 2015

It is a very beautiful convention and trade center. most of them can be quite boring but not this one. modern, clean and the staff always helpful. have been to many functions there and have alway been pleased...

1  Thank juneaufurpants
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a big beautiful facility downtown with awesome views of Mt Rainier from the upper floors. You'll need lots of escalator time to find your venue, but once your in the building, it's easy. And then there's parking. It's reasonably priced, but get on...More

1  Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The newish and shiny Convention Center was across the street from Hotel Murano (also recommended) which streamlined this biz trip, significantly. The northern and eastern-facing walls are nearly all glass which kept the common areas filled with light on this sunny day! The catering was...More

Thank LynnMarie88_88
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I never thought of Tacoma as a place to bring a convention, but that's what I went for, and what a great venue. HUGE spaces. Clean, like it just opened. The food was sub-par for what you pay ( gourmet grill 5th level ) easy...More

Thank refector
PreviousNext
1234
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Tacoma
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
329 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Murano
3,430 reviews
.30 km away
Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown
238 reviews
.61 km away
Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome Hotel
758 reviews
1.40 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pacific Grill
815 reviews
.16 km away
The Fish Peddler on Foss Waterway
129 reviews
.44 km away
Bite
245 reviews
.28 km away
The Old Spaghetti Factory
224 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of Glass
1,105 reviews
.47 km away
Tacoma Art Museum
218 reviews
.21 km away
Washington State History Museum
204 reviews
.42 km away
Union Station
123 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Greater Tacoma Convention Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit