This is my annual plea to please use the hotels linked from this page: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/hotels.php
Reason: the City of Seattle (and the convention center) measure the success of PAX by the number of hotel rooms booked. Kind of weird, but that's how they do it. The only way for us to track that number is by you guys using the discount codes--specifically, the PAX discount codes--for the official hotels.
If you book elsewhere, or book through a reseller like Hotwire, or use a AAA code or some other random discount, then you're not counted. That warrants a sad face because unless we show a big number to Seattle, they won't let us have more room next year.
So, please: use the official hotels. They're awesome, they're familiar with PAX, they're deeply discounted, and they're the closest hotels to the convention center.