Travel & Hotel

Getting here

Information about the conference location (Boston University’s George Sherman Union) as well as local transport options is provided here.

Boston University is connected both to Logan International Airport and to South Station by public transit (MBTA). If driving to the conference, please see the information available through BU Parking & Transportation Services:


For your convenience, we have blocked a number of rooms at a discounted BUCLD rate in several hotels, most of which are in close proximity to the BU campus. You must book the reservation yourself, but please refer to either the phone numbers or the booking links listed in order to receive the discounted rate. As only a limited number of rooms are available at each hotel, it is advisable to book as soon as possible. Unreserved rooms will be released for general sale at higher prices after the posted cut-off dates.

Only major hotels allow us to block rooms. But for your convenience we have also compiled a list of smaller accommodations, along with a list of recommendations from past conference attendees.

Please keep in mind:

  • Most places require a credit card to make a reservation.
  • We recommend booking a room as early as possible!

I. Hotels with room blocks at discounted BUCLD rates

  1. Hyatt Regency Cambridge (575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617-492-1234; Google maps)
    • BUCLD rates (cut-off date 10/4/2018): $229 (single/double), $254 (triple), $279 (quad); room tax rate 14.5%.
    • Availability: 11/1 (5 rooms), 11/2 (25 rooms), 11/3 (25 rooms), 11/4 (25 rooms), 11/5 (5 rooms).
    • For reservations: Sarah Comfort (Sales Manager), 617-441-6529 (phone), 617-441-6489 (fax),
    • Booking linkBUCLD Rooms
    • Getting to conference: 15-min walk, or 5-min car ride. Also accessible by MBTA bus #CT2 from Amesbury St @ Vassar St to Mountfort St.
  2. Courtyard Marriott Brookline (40 Webster Street, Brookline, MA 02446; 617-734-1393; Google maps)
    • BUCLD rates (cut-off date 10/2/2018): $219 (group rate); room tax rate 11.7%.
    • Availability: 11/1 (10 rooms), 11/2 (10 rooms), 11/3 (10 rooms).
    • For reservations: Justine Chudy (Sales Manager), 860-257-6084 (phone), 781-537-5555 (fax),
    • Booking link: BUCLD Rooms
    • Getting to conference: 25-min walk. Also accessible by MBTA Green Line “C” (5-min ride).
  3. Hotel Boston (1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135; 617-566-6260; Google maps)
    • BUCLD rates (cut-off date 10/2/2018): $159 (king or two double), $169 (two queen), $189 (one bed suite); room tax rate 14.45%.
    • For reservations: Kelly McLaughlin (Sales Manager), 617-566-6260 (phone), 617-731-3543 (fax),
    • Booking link: BUCLD Rooms
    • Getting to conference: 14-min car ride, or 29-min train ride on MBTA Green Line “B”.

II. Smaller hotels, bed & breakfasts, and inns close to BU

  1. The Beech Tree Inn (83 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446; 617-277-1620; Google maps)
  2. The Gryphon House (9 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215; 617-375-9003 / 877-375-9003; Google maps)
  3. Hotel Buckminster (645 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215; 617-236-7050; Google Maps)
  4. Newbury Guest House (261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116; 617-670-6000; Google maps)
  5. Samuel Sewall Inn (143 Saint Paul Street, Brookline, MA 02446; 888-713-2566; Google maps)
  6. 463 Beacon Street Guest House (463 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115; 617-536-1302; Google maps)

III. Other resources

Bed & Breakfast reservation services:

BU’s School of Public Health (SPH) also has an alphabetical list of hotels in the area:

IV. Your recommendations!

Past conference attendees spoke highly of the following places: