I figured I would start this thread because when I was visiting over there in early August, I had a heck of a time selecting a place to stay that was convenient to Century Link but not horrendously expensive. I know there are trains and buses and all that, but I had no idea if it was possible to walk from the places that had rooms left to the train stations, or where the buses stopped, or any of that info.
Also, some places charge additional for a parking space and by the time you add it all up it may be better to stay closer than to do the train/bus thing.
I hope people will update this thread with their suggestions and experiences if they come to Seattle for a game, so that people like me have can follow their steps and avoid their pitfalls.
Anyway, I settled on First Hill Extended Stay Apartments, which is about a mile away from the stadium on 10th Ave. I've seen various reviews of the place ranging from decent to downright terrible, but as I just wanted a place for my brother-in-law and I to stay for the night, I went for it.
We had a loft apartment, which was really nice. Had 2 queen beds, one in the loft above the kitchen and a separate bedroom. The bedroom had an en-suite with shower, and there was another shower/toilet off the main area. I think it would be ideal for two couples. Cost for the Green Bay game on the 5th is $263, which is a bit more dear than it was for the pre-season game, but still not bad if split between two couples. Plenty of space, and the kitchen can be nice if you're looking to save money vs dining out. I didn't see any restaurants or such close by, but we ate downtown after the game and had breakfast on the way back to Yakima, so that didn't bother us.
It's a fairly steep walk back from the game, so best to save your legs. There are some buses that go up to 8th ave, but we never sorted that out. You do pass some dodgy areas where people appear to be living in tents and such, so maybe not very kid-propriate? No one bothered us, however.
I'd give it 3 stars out of 5, but if I was going to see the game with another couple, I'd give the loft apartment a bonus half-star because of the convenience of the layout.