There’s a lot to consider when purchasing monthly parking, from amenities to when you’ll actually need to park your car. Seattle monthly spots can range from $125 to $350. So it’s important you know exactly what you’re looking for before committing to a spot.
To help you get started, we’ve created a step by step guide to finding monthly parking. Keep reading to learn the easiest and best ways to find affordable monthly parking in Seattle!
Making dozens of calls or walking around to different garages is a major hassle. We suggest finding and booking parking online from the comfort of your home. This interactive map is a great place to start. It lets you compare monthly parking rates and reserve a spot online with SpotHero.
If you’re short on time and don’t want to call around, we’ve highlighted the locations with the best rates available for booking online.
Here are the most affordable parking facilities in Seattle:
|Neighborhood||Monthly Parking Rate||Reservation Link||Address|
|Pike Place||$300||Book Now!||2100 Alaskan|
|Downtown||$320||Book Now!||1301 6th Ave|
Before you get started, here’s some background information if you’re looking to save money.
1. Be flexible about location to save over $200 – The higher demand for a parking spot, the more expensive it will be. If you’re willing to park a little further away from your desired location, you can save hundreds of dollars.
For best results, consider lots or garages within a 6 block radius of your destination.
2. Park near an El station and take the train downtown - Has has four public transit systems, the Seattle Monorail, Seattle Streetcar, King County Metro, and the Link light rail. If you’re looking to save big on monthly parking, we suggest parking outside of downtown near public transit.
Seattle monthly parking options located near public transit include:
- Parking near the Monorail at 5th Avenue and Pine Street
- Parking near First Hill Streetcar
- Parking near Lake Union Streetcar
3. Consider what time of day you need parking - Something you may not realize is that there are actually a lot of monthly parking options. Be careful to not overpay for a monthly parking option you don’t really need.
If you commute to the downtown area during the business week, for instance, you could pay a different monthly parking rate than someone who only needs parking on the weekends.
Check out this blog post for a full rundown of your monthly parking options.
4. Book a spot online - To make sure you’re getting the best Seattle monthly parking deal, we recommend comparing your options with an online parking service. Many of the spots listed online are already discounted. Their location and accessibility are also described online.
If you’re short on time and don’t want to call around, we’ve highlighted the best rates available for booking online.
Here are the most affordable areas in Seattle for monthly parking:
If you’re particular about certain amenities for your monthly parking spot, it’s worth doing a bit of extra research to make sure you get it right.
To make it easier for you, we address two important amenities below: valet parking garages and electric vehicle charging.
Most of the garages in Seattle that offer monthly parking are self park only. But if you’re commuting downtown for work every day, we can understand the desire to park as quickly as possible so you can get to work and start your day. A good way to get in and out quickly? Valet parking.
We did some research and here are 4 garages in Seattle that offer valet service, and have monthly parking:
|Address||Monthly Parking Rate||Reservation Link|
|515 Seneca St.||$250||Book Now|
|612 2nd Ave.||$250||Book Now|
|1041 Pike St.||$189||Book Now|
|2100 Alaskan Way||$300||Book Now|
These can be hard to come by. But as electric cars become more popular, garages will have to adapt to make sure they can serve the increasing need. Make sure to ask your parking operator ahead of time if they have EV charging, and don’t assume they will.
FEATURED GARAGE WITH EV CHARGING – 616 3rd Avenue West
Monthly Rate: $173 | Book Now >>
To save you some time, we made a list of our favorite resources for finding monthly parking deals in Seattle.
Check them out here:
- SpotHero Seattle - Looking for a monthly parking garage in Seattle? Compare options and book a spot on this online platform.
- Downtown Seattle Parking – You can’t reserve through these sites but you can search and see almost all of the spots in Seattle.
- SP+ Parking As one of the largest national parking companies, SP+ has plenty of monthly parking options in Seattle.
- Craigslist Individuals and parking companies alike will list monthly parking spots on Craigslist. Take a look.
- Yelp - Curious what other people have to say about their Chicago monthly parking garages? Read some Yelp reviews here.
While searching online is the most efficient way to find monthly parking in Seattle, you also have the option to call individual companies for quotes. Below is a list companies you can call to discuss monthly parking options.
|Diamond Parking||http://www.diamondparking.com/||(206) 284-3100|
|Republic Parking Northwest||http://www.rpnw.com/api/lots/monthly/seattle||
|LAZ Parking||https://www.lazparking.com/||(415) 986-4800|
|U Park||http://www.u-parksystem.com/locations/||(206) 284-9797|
|International Parking Management||http://www.ipmseattle.com/||(206) 254-0811|
1. Is there a Seattle monthly parking app?
Try the following resources to learn more about parking apps in Seattle:
- Parking apps rush to fill competitive space – Chicago Tribune
- No, seriously, another parking app is launching in Chicago – Crain’s Chicago Business
2. What are the average monthly parking rates in Seattle?
Depending on where you’re parking your car, the rates will vary. Near downtown you can get monthly parking from $125-$375.
If you’re looking north of the city, in Lower Queen Anne, for example, the rates are a bit cheaper at around $175.
3. Where is the cheapest monthly parking in Seattle?
According to SpotHero, the cheapest monthly parking spot in Seattle is 777 1st Ave. at $125 a month.
4. Can I find a monthly parking spot for my motorcycle?
Seattle is a great place to own a motorcycle. But parking one is another story. Tickets add up because it’s not clear where to park your bike. Whether your looking to park downtown or somewhere for free, we have your solutions.
- Fun fact: In most garages you can park your motorcycle in a regular parking spot. Not only that, if your friends have bikes, they can get in on the fun. Check this out…garages will let two bikes park in the same spot as long as there is not obstruction to other cars or bikes!
- Motorcycle parking is free in RPZ zones. We discuss that in the next section.
- Most garages will cut the monthly price down to accommodate for your motorcycle. You can try to negotiate and find success in getting your rate cut. We’ve seen some rates go down 25%!
5. Is there monthly permit parking in Seattle?
Here’s a quick run-down of what you need to know.
Permit parking is governed by the RPZ (Restricted-Parking-Zone) program. It was created in 1979 to help ease parking congestion. Curb parking is usually available to all unless it states you need a permit.
More and more spaces need a permit nowadays. To get a permit, you need apply through the city. Once you get a permit, check out these tips.
- You will have to move your car – Although their is a permit sign, Seattle does not allow a vehicle with a permit to be parked for longer than 72 hours. So you are going to have to move your car somewhere else after 3 days.
- Bigger isn’t better – If you have a large truck or RV, unfortunately you are prohibited from parking on most city streets as well. Tickets can be anywhere from $50 to $250+.
- Be on the lookout – The Seattle Police Department routinely enforces these ordinances, so make sure you check each sign post and learn how to use the permit.
- Helpful Seattle Permit Parking Links
*Traffic Permits Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Those who travel frequently can take advantage of the Monthly Parking Program at Seattle Airport. PassPort members are guaranteed a parking space in the Terminal Direct parking area. The beauty of the program is billing is all electronic.
Insider Tip: General monthly airport parking can cost up to $450 a month. The PassPort program costs just $350 for unlimited parking. Click here to check it out!