Visitor Information

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Photonics Center Room 324
8 St. Mary’s Street
Boston, MA 02215

Directions and Parking

Parking is available at the Warren Towers Parking Garage at 700 Commonwealth Ave. Walking to Photonics from the Warren Towers garage: turn left onto Commonwealth Ave, turn left at the second corner onto St Mary’s Street, we are on the left, #8.

On-street meter parking is available on Commonwealth Ave or St. Mary’s St. between 10 am and 6 pm. There is free 2 hour parking on the side streets immediately off of St. Mary’s Street (between Beacon St. and the Mass Pike).

We are also across the street from the BU Central T stop on the Green B line MBTA train as well as a few minutes away if walking from C and D Green lines trains.

Hotel Suggestions

Some of the hotels we suggest are The Hotel Commonwealth (866-784-4000), a 10 minute walk, the Howard Johnson (617-267-3100), the Eliot Hotel (1-800-44-ELIOT), a 15 minute walk, The Hyatt Regency Cambridge (1-800-233-1234), a 5 minute taxi across the river, and the Beacon Inn (617-566-0088), an independent hotel in a restored brownstone, a 5 minute walk. Please ask for the ‘Special Boston University Rate.’ For additional hotels, see BU link below.