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Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
Tel: 1-800-325-3535 or 1-617-236-2000
Fax: 1-617-236-6061
The latest word is that the Sheraton is booked for the weekend days and is filling up quickly for the weekdays. If you are unable to obtain accommodation at the Sheraton, there are numerous other hotels in the Boston back-bay area that can be checked, but please act quickly since the weekend before the conference coincides with graduation ceremonies at several Boston colleges. We recommend the use of public transit, since parking in Boston can be very expensive and difficult to find. The Boston hotel crunch is mostly on the weekend, so you might find it easier and less expensive to stay at a hotel outside Boston on Saturday/Sunday and at the Sheraton (or nearby hotels) for the weekdays.

For suburban accomodation, always inquire what is the distance to the rapid transit. There are three main forms of rapid transit operated by the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority (MBTA, locally known as "The T"). They are the subways (actually they are above ground in some places): the Red, Green, Blue, and Orange lines; the Commuter Rail lines (sparse service outside rush hour); and the bus lines (slow, but some are convenient). Locals usually mean the subway when referring to the T. If a hotel advertises a shuttle bus to the T, ask them how often and how late at night it is available, and if not convenient for you, ask approximately how much is the cab fare to the T.

Parking at the Prudential Center costs about $20/day. Round trips on the T costs under $3.00, on the Commuter Rail $5-$7 from suburbs within 20 minute train ride (followed by 20 minute walk or $.85 T, 10-minute T ride).

The Hotels below are listed by rough proximity to the conference center. Please note that this is just public info -- we do not have any special arrangements with these hotels. There is often a corporate or academic discount at larger hotels, but you will have to ask.

Nearby the Conference

Marriott Copley Place
A short walk (all indoors) from the Sheraton, on the opposite side of the Prudential Center. 110 Huntington Ave. Tel: 617-236-5800. Fax: 617-236-5885.
Boston Back Bay Hilton
Within walking distance. 40 Dalton Street Boston. Tel: 617/236-1100. Fax: 617/867-6104. (more info)
The Copley Square Hotel
Within walking distance. 47 Huntington Ave.
The Westin Hotel, Copley Place
Within walking distance. 10 Huntington Ave.
The Copley Plaza Fairmont Hotel
Within walking distance. 138 St. James Ave. (more info)
The Eliot Hotel
Within walking distance. 370 Commonwealth Ave.

Downtown Boston

The Tremont House
617-426-1400 $249 weekend. 275 Tremont Street.
Omni Parker House
617-227-8600 $199 weekend. 60 School Street.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
1-800-437-PARK, 617-457-2497, $225/$245 weekend. (more info)
Holiday Inn, Government Center
Only $220/Exec Floor available for weekend. On T. Rates during week should be lower. 5 Blossom Street At Cambridge St. Tel: 617-742-7630. Fax: 617-742-4192.


Sheraton Commander
Harvard Square, Cambridge (20 minutes by MBTA) May 18-23 available 800-325-3535 (Sheraton Hotels Reservation) $249 May 18-19, $205 May 20-23 reservation fax. 617-868-8322.
DoubleTree Cambridge
1-800-222-8733 (Doubletree general reservation number.) At Mass. Turnpike Exit 17. 10 minute drive to Prudential May 17-18 $229 2 night min non-refundable deposit, May 19-23 $185. shuttle buses until about 10 pm to T. Tax to Prudential center about $7.

Suburban near rapid transit

Days Inn, Soldiers Field Road
617-254-1234 Bus to T, $125/night
Howard Johnson/Kenmore Square
617-267-3100 $185 Fri/Sat, $145 rest of week. On T line.
Sheraton Tara/Braintree
617-848-0600 Shuttle to T, $145/night

Driving distance

These hotels are within 60 minutes door to door outside the rush hour
  • Holiday Inn in Randolph, at $110/single/double.
  • Home Suites Inn in Waltham, $135/single/double 1-800-424-4021 3 night minimum $135/night + $10 each addition person. $10 cab ride or 5 minute drive to Riverside T station (40 minutes to Prudential Center).
  • DoubleTree Suites Waltham (not Cambridge!). available May 18-22 $154. 1-800-222-8733 (DoubleTree systemwide reservation number). $10 cab ride or 5 minute drive to Riverside T station (40 minutes to Prudential Center).

Cheap (for Boston)

  • Irving House, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Small rooms May 18-23 singles, shared bath. $55, 2 people $75. Favored by academics and others who prefer to spend their extra $100/day on good food and good beer. 617-547-4600.
  • Here's a page of B&B's. See especially the two B&B reservation services. B&B's are rooms in private homes, usually quiet and interesting. Rooms are typically $50-$100
Short term furnished apartment reservation services (quality unknown...)
  • AAA Corporate Rentals rents furnished apartments by the week.
  • Boston Short-Term Rentals, 617, 262-3100

1997 International Conference on Software Engineering
Last modified: 10 May 1997