We strongly suggest that you book your hotel room early. November is leaf-peeping season in New England. It is also prime “Parent Weekend” time for many of Boston’s hundred colleges and universities. If you leave it to the last minute, you will not be able to find a hotel room. We have, moreover, secured special conference rates at two hotels, but in order to qualify for the rate, you need to book a minimum of thirty days in advance.
The main conference hotel is the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Brookline. It is from this hotel that the bus will pick up conference attendees going to Boston College each morning and returning from Boston College in the late afternoon. It is also within a hundred yards of a T stop, and, therefore, has easy access to public transportation from Boston’s Logan Airport and the Amtrak station. Finally it is located in the heart of the Coolidge Corner neighborhood of Brookline, and is a short walk from dozens of coffee houses, breakfast places, Irish pubs, and restaurants. We have a block booking of 50 rooms. The Haskins Society Conference rate is $189 per night. Parking is an extra $18.00 a day [There is a section on the Conference Blog to help you find a roommate, if you would like to share a room.] You must book before October 6 to get the Haskins Society Conference rate. On October 6, the price goes up to a whopping $269 a night.
The second hotel is The Best Western Terrace Inn. This hotel is considerably less expensive at $130 a night, but is also, less, ahem, elegant (a massive understatement) and considerably less convenient. It is 1.3 miles from the main conference hotel and restaurants, and about the same distance to the Burns Library, at Boston College, where the talks will take place. The Best Western is a good alternative, though, for people who are driving to the conference. Parking is free, and although there will not be a bus service to the conference, you will be able to drive to Boston College, and park on campus each day, and you will be able to drive to Coolidge Corner, where most people at the Conference will be spending their evenings. If you do not have a car, you can take the T to Boston College from Commonwealth Avenue (be sure to take an outbound train.) On the Conference Blog, you will find a place either to volunteer a seat in your car, if you are staying at the Best Western, or to ask for a ride if you plan to stay without a car. We have block booked 20 rooms. Again, the price goes up, this time to $170, if you book after October 6.
For reservations, call or click on one of the hotel links below. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Haskins Society.
Courtyard Marriott Hotel
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446 USA
Best Western Terrace Inn
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135