Harvard Political Networks Conference
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Travel and Hotel Information

Conference Location
The conference will be held on the Harvard Campus from June 11-13 in the CGIS South Building at 1730 Cambridge Street, in the following rooms:

  • Tsai Auditorium (Room S010)
  • Belfer Case Study Room (Room S020)
  • Room S250
  • Room S050
  • CGIS South Building Concourse

Maps of Harvard can be found here: http://map.harvard.edu/Opens in new window. Information on Harvard Square restaurants, shops, and attractions is available at: http://www.harvardsquare.com/Opens in new window.

Conference Group Rate Hotels and Lodging
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at some nearby hotels and lodging spaces for the use of conference attendees. For all hotels, guests must reference "Networks in Political Science Conference" and/or "Harvard/IQSS Room Block".

Best Western-Hotel Tria
(with shuttle service to Harvard Square or by MBTA bus)
220 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138
www.bestwestern.comOpens in new window
There are 25 rooms held for the nights of June 10-June 13 at $209.00. All reservations need to be made by May 17.

Harvard Square Hotel
(walking distance to Harvard campus)
110 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
www.harvardsquarehotel.comOpens in new window
There are 30 rooms held for the nights of June 10-June 12 and 20 rooms held for June 13. The rate is $169.00 and the reservations must be made no later than May 11, 2009.

Sheraton Commander Hotel
(walking distance to Harvard campus)
16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
www.sheraton.com/commanderOpens in new window
There are 35 rooms held on the nights of June 10-13 for $229.00 and reservations must be made no later than May 11.

Suffolk University
(downtown Boston: campus map and directionsOpens in new window)
Residence Life & Summer Programs
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-305-2500
Fax: 617-305-2504
www.suffolk.edu/sumconfOpens in new window
A block of rooms at the Suffolk University residence halls have been reserved between the dates of June 10 and June 15. Room prices start at $75.00. For more information on rooms and pricing, please see this reservation formpdf, which should be submitted by May 29.

Additional Hotels in the Cambridge/Boston Area
Please note: We provide this information as a service to those wishing to secure accommodations in a Cambridge/Boston hotel or hostel. We do not have special negotiated conference rates or blocks of rooms reserved in these locations, nor do we specifically endorse any of these properties. Non-conference Harvard rates are sometimes available at Cambridge-based hotels (not Boston) and should be requested while making a reservation.

The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
www.charleshotel.comOpens in new window

Marriott Boston Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center
Broadway and Third Streets
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-494-6600 or 1-800-228-9290
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boscb-boston-marriott-cambridge/Opens in new window

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139

Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

Boston Park Plaza
64 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

A hostel is a friendly, comfortable and environmentally sensitive place that provides lodging for the budget-minded. Hostels offer shared, dormitory-style accommodations.

Hostelling International Boston Downtown
12 Hemenway Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 1-617-536-9455
Website: http://www.bostonhostel.org/Opens in new window

Boston Logan Airport is the closest major airport to the conference. However, there are two alternatives relatively nearby, which may be less expensive options: TF Green Airport, about an hour's drive south near Providence, RI, and Manchester Airport, about an hour's drive north in Manchester, NH. Southwest Airlines flies into both of these other airports, but not Logan.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
1 Harborside Dr
Boston, MA 02128
800-23-LOGAN (800-235-6426)
Website: http://www.massport.com/Opens in new window

T. F. Green Airport (PVD)
2000 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Website: http://www.pvdairport.com/Opens in new window

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
One Airport Road
Manchester, NH 03103
Website: http://www.flymanchester.com/Opens in new window

Searching for street parking in Harvard Square is not recommended. However, the square has parking garages, bus lines and, most importantly, a T stop on the Red Line.

Harvard Square parking garagesOpens in new window
Harvard University visitor parking informationOpens in new window

Public Transportation
MBTAOpens in new window


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