With the announcement of BUILD 2012 I thought I would put together a list of tips – mainly aimed at fellow developers from the UK but there may be something here for everyone!
If you are on a tight budget and can book early try the Homestead Suites. It is next to the Microsoft Campus and very reasonably priced (especially if you can book for a week).
I have also stayed at the Extended Stay America – there are a couple within a short drive of the Campus, again cheaper if you stay for at least 7 days.
Both the above are self catering and include a basic Kitchen complete with utensils/cutlery/fridge/hob & cooker (and WiFi access).
NB Don’t be tempted to go ‘real cheap’ and stay too far away from Redmond / BelleVue. The traffic gets really bad around Seattle and you may live to regret it – especially if you are a little jet lagged! (I speak from experience!)
(Work in Progress)