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Transportation

Air travel
Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts is located just a few miles from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston and Cambridge may be reached from Logan Airport by public transportation (subway blue line: Aiport station) or by taxi.
http://www.massport.com/logan/

Train travel
Amtrak travels to Boston's South Station, from which one can easily access Cambridge and Boston by public transportation (subway red line: South Station).
http://www.amtrak.com

Local public transportation
Local public transportation is provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Subway fare is $1.25; bus fare is $0.90. The subway is usually referred to as "the T" as in, "take the T from South Station to Harvard Square."
http://www.mbta.com

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Conference Site

Harvard University Science Center
The Harvard University Science Center is located at 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, on the Harvard University campus.

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Accommodations

Conference attendees are responsible for their own accommodations. The following list of local accommodations is not exhausitve. Rates listed below are approximate and could go up or down; please check with each establishment for current rates.

Budget Accommodations:

Fenway Summer Hostel
Hostelling International Boston
575 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(mailing address: HI-Boston, Attn: Fenway Summer Hostel, 12 Hemenway St., Boston, MA 02115 Attn. Scott Harrington)
Phone: 617-267-8599
Email: groupsales@bostonhostel.org (to the attention of Scott Harrington)
Rates: approximately $35/night for a single dorm bed (3 beds per room), $89/night for a private room (single, double or triple) Request conference code "Book" when making your reservation.
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (subway green line: Kenmore to red line: Harvard)

Days Hotel
1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135
Phone: 617-254-1234, toll free: 800-329-7466 (Property number 4159)
Rates: June 18-22, 2006 $99/night Request conference code "MIT LISA V" when making your reservation.
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (bus: route #86)

Hotels:

The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-864-1200, toll free: 800-882-1818
Rates: approximately $259-$359/night
Walking distance to conference site

The Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-864-5200, toll free: 800-458-5886
Rates: approximately $239-$259/night
Walking distance to conference site

Hawthorn Suites
1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: 781-643-7258
Rates: approximately $239-$279/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (bus: route #77)

Holiday Inn
30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-628-1000
Rates: approximately $150-$300/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (bus: route #86)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 617-577-7600
Rates: approximately $136-$159/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (bus: route #69)

Holiday Inn Select Boston-Government Center
5 Blossom Street at Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-742-7630
Rates: approximately $163-226/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (subway red line: Charles/MGH to Harvard)

Hotel Tria
Fresh Pond Circle, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-491-8000, toll free: 866-333-8742
Rates: approximately $149/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (subway red line: Alewife to Harvard)

The Inn at Harvard
1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-491-2222, toll free: 800-458-5886 for reservations only
Rates: approximately $239-$259/night
Walking distance to conference site

Bed & Breakfasts:

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
1657 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-868-7082, toll free: 877-994-0844
Rates: approximately $75-$200/night
Walking distance to conference site

A Friendly Inn at Harvard
1673 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-7851
Rates: approximately $97-$157/night
Walking distance to conference site

Irving House at Harvard
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-4600, toll free: 877-547-4600
Rates: approximately $85-$255/night
Walking distance to conference site

The Mary Prentiss Inn
6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-661-2929
Rates: approximately $129/night and up
Walking distance to conference site

Morrison House Bed and Breakfast
221 Morrison Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-627-9670, toll free: 877-627-9670
Rates: approximately $75-$135/night
Accessible to conference site by public transportation (subway red line: Davis to Harvard)

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Maps

Harvard University Map (interactive)

Google Maps

MapQuest

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Last updated on February 8, 2006<
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