Accommodation

Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline

1200 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446
Reservations: 617-277-1200
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/brookline/bklma/hoteldetail

  • ALC/BU Courtesy rate: $144 for standard rooms (Queen or doubles) for March 19-23. Be sure to mention that you are with the Africana Librarians Council.
    Booking Link: BU Africano Librarian Council
    Good Code: ALC
    Reservation #: 617.277.1200Please note: Rate is offered on a first come, first serve basis provided rooms are available (this is not a reserved block of rooms). Note that any cancellations must be made before 6pm the day before to avoid paying for the reservation.

Option 1: Walk east on Beacon to St. Mary Street, turn left, walk to Commonwealth Ave. You will cross a bridge over the Mass. Turnpike.

Option 2: Leave the hotel, walk down St. Paul Street (the hotel is on the corner of St. Paul and Beacon) to Commonwealth Ave. and then turn right (walking east). Cross Commonwealth whenever is convenient and continue walking east until you reach the student union.

Option 3: If you don’t want to walk, take the T inbound (east) to the St. Mary stop and then walk up St. Mary to Commonwealth Ave. or continue until you reach Kenmore Sq. Station (the first underground stop), go upstairs and and down to the outbound platform and take the Boston College (B) train out to the BU Central stop.

 

The Inn at Longwood Medical

342 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-731-4700
http://www.innatlongwood.com/

Reserving accommodation online is available until Feb. 20th (after that rooms will be released; you may still book and request the special rate via phone, but it will subject to availability).  Note: Parking is $23 per day up until noon of check-out (many hotels, etc. charge $40 per day.  

Directions: Hotel is located approximately 1 mile from the Student Union and Library.
Walking: approx. 25-30 minutes’ walk; Take a right as you leave the hotel and walk up Longwood Ave. to Brookline Ave. Take a right on Brookline Ave. and follow the street up to Park Drive (You will cross a rotary, and see the Landmark Shopping Center ahead of you). Take a left at St. Mary’s Street and cross over the Mass. Turnpike. Follow St. Mary’s to it’s end at Commonwealth Ave. and cross the street towards Marsh Chapel and Plaza.  (Note: Buses also follows a similar route).

By Bus:  Approx. 10-15 min. Catch the CT2 (Toward Sullivan Square or MIT/Kendall Station) or 47  (Toward Central Square via Longwood & Boston Medical Center) buses at the Binney St. stop and disembark at the Comm Ave, BU Bridge stop.

By T: Walk to the Longwood Station and take the Riverside “D” inbound train to Kenmore and then the Boston College B (outbound) train to BU Central, approx. 30 min.

 

Partial Listing of Other Hotels around Boston

Click below of a partial listing of some other hotels in the area. Whenever possible, I have tried to include a note about the rates and some basic directions to BU. Please note that: *** indicates closest proximity to BU

  • Anthony’s Towne House*** 1085 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02146 617-566-3972 Note: No rates listed on website (Gretchen looked into it once and said it was idiosyncratic, but comfortable). Directions: Short walk to BU: follow up Beacon Street towards Boston and take a left on St. Mary’s Street. Follow St. Mary’s Str. up, crossing a bridge over the Mass. Turnpike to Commonwealth Ave. You will be directly across from the Marsh Chapel & Plaza.
  • Beech Tree Inn, Bed & Breakfast 83 Longwood Avenue Brookline, MA 02146 800-544-9660 Note: Rates for double occupancy run from $119.00 to $179.00. Small, only 10 guest rooms, continental breakfast provided. Directions: Take a left as you leave the inn and then right onto St. Paul’s Street. The St. Paul Street train stop is located on Beacon St. Take the Cleveland Circle “C” train inbound to Kenmore and then the Boston College “B” outbound train to the BU Central stop. (It is a 25 minute walk up Beacon St. to St. Mary’s. Take a left on St. Mary’s and follow it up to Commonwealth Ave. across from Marsh Plaza & Chapel)
  • Best Western University Hotel 1650 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02135 617-566-6260 Note: I’m waiting to hear back on the possibility of a special rate; more information to come. Directions: Approx. 25 minutes via the inbound Boston College “B” train. Take a right and walk up Commonwealth Ave to the Washington St. T stop.

  • Chandler Inn 26 Chandler Street Boston, MA 02116 617-482-3450
    Note: Rates vary, $159-$169 and up. Directions: A little further from BU, approx. 30 min. including a 9 minute walk to Arlington T station. There you can catch the Boston College “B” Train to the BU Central T stop.
  • Courtyard Marriott, Brookline
    40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner · Brookline, MA 02446 USA
    Note: Rates from $169 and up for standard rooms.
    Directions:  From the hotel, walk up to Beacon Street and take a right. Walk one block until you reach the Coolidge Corner T stop. Catch the Cleveland Circle “C” inbound train.  You have two options: 
    1.T and walking:  Shorter route. Get of at the St. Mary’s Street stop.  Cross the street and take a left, walking up St. Mary’s Street. You will cross over the Mass. Turnpike and walk down a hill to Commonwealth Ave. Cross Commonwealth Ave. and take a left to walk to 775 Commonwealth. The walk takes about 5 minutes.
    2.By T:  Approx. 25 min. Take the “C” train inbound to Kenmore Sq. You will need to go upstairs and down to the other platform. Catch the Boston College “B” outbound train, getting off at the BU Central stop. 
  • The Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-267-1607 Note: Rates vary, approx. $225 per night. Directions: It takes approx. 20 minutes to reach BU. Walk to Hynes Convention Center T station, take the Green Line, Boston College “B” outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Hotel Buckminster*** 645 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02215 (617) 236-7050 Note: Rates vary, (eg. from $139 per week-night; from $169 per night on the weekend for a deluxe double twin). Directions: Cross the street (Beacon St) and pass the Citizens Bank, taking a left and walking down Commonwealth Ave. You will want to cross the street before arriving at the George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave). The walk takes about 15 min. If you do not want to walk, exit the hotel right to walk to the Kenmore Station and take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central Stop.
  • Newbury Street Guest House 261 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 617-437-7666 Note: Rates run about $179. per night. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Directions: Approximately 20 – 25 minutes from BU via the Green line, Boston College Train. Walk 2.5 blocks to Hynes Convention Center T station.
  • Omni Parker House 60 School Street Boston, MA 02108 617-227-8600 Directions: In the heart of Boston, walk to Park Street to catch the Green Line’s Boston College “B” train, plan on 30-40 min. to reach BU.

  • Back Bay Hilton 40 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02115 617-236-1100, 800-874-0663 Note: Rates approx. $200-300. Directions: Located approx. 20 minutes away via the T. Walk to the Hynes Convention Center T stop, take the Boston College B Line outbound to the BU Central stop.
  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02117 617-426-2000 Note: Rates, approx  $250 per night for standard double room. Directions: Approx. 25-30 minutes via T. Walk to Arlington Station, take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Boston Sheraton 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199 617-236-2000 Note: Rates from $285 per night up. Directions: Approx. 20-25 min. to BU via the T. Walk to Hynes Convention Center Station and catch the Boston College, B outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Colonnade Hotel 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617-424-7000 Note: Rates upwards from $279 per night. Directions: Approx. 25 min. to BU via the T. Walk to Copley Station and catch the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617-267-5300 Rates: From $262 per night for 2 double beds. Directions: Plan on 20-25  minutes to reach BU via the Copley Station. Take the Boston College “B” outbound train to the BU Central stop. 
  • Hotel Commonwealth *** 500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-933-5000 Call for preferred BU rates Note: Rates from $259 per night (BU rate: more information to come ) Directions: Take a left out of the hotel and walk down Commonwealth Ave to the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, crossing the street your convenience (15 min.), alternatively, go to the Kenmore Station and take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central Stop, approx. 5-10 minutes depending on traffic. 
  • Lenox Hotel 710 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 800-225-7676 Note: Rates vary, discounts available for AAA members, bookings 30 days in advance, etc. Directions: Take a left out of the hotel and walk up Huntington Ave. towards Copley Square. At Copley Station (below ground and just beyond the Boston Public Library), take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Marriott, Copley Place 110 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02117 617-236-5800 Note: Rates vary, from $229 per night. Directions: Take a right out of the hotel and follow Huntington Ave. towards Copley Square.  At Copley Station (below ground and just beyond the Boston Public Library), take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central stop.
  • Westin Hotel 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 800-228-3000 Note: Rates vary, from $269 per night. Directions: Take a right out of the hotel towards Copley Square, walk past the entrance of the Boston Public Library to reach Copley Station (underground). Take the Boston College B outbound train to the BU Central stop.