Reserving a Hotel

We have arranged discounted rates and asked for rooms to be set aside for our group at two inns and one hotel. You must make your own booking directly with the hotels (credit card needed): in order to secure one of the discounted/reserved rooms, identify yourself as a member of the Rilke Society when you reserve your room.

Please note that the block of hotel rooms held at discounted rates for the Rilke conference are available only through Sunday, August 21. After that date, hotel rooms — if you find any available — will be more expensive.

Hotel Policies

All US hotels ask for a credit-card number to hold the reservation. Common practice is to charge the first night’s payment to the card immediately,with the balance due upon check-out. Should you cancel a reservation more than two weeks before the reservation start date, all charges (or all but a $20 fee) are generally refunded, but it is wise to check with the individual hotel about its specific cancellation policy.

Boston Neighborhoods

Tips for those using online booking consolidators to find alternative hotels: proximate neighborhoods are Fenway, Back Bay, and the northern part of Brookline. The Longwoodneighborhood is also not far, but requires walking or bus trips (also included in a $15 weekly T pass), since there is no direct T (subway/streetcar) connection to Longwood (Allston and Brighton are downscale student neighborhoods and could work if one were close enough to a T line.)