Getting Here

Where to Stay

Unfortunately, GrubStreet’s block for conference attendees at the Park Plaza hotel is now sold out. However, you can still book rooms directly on the Park Plaza website starting at $250 + tax.

Hotels in Boston are notoriously expensive and tend to book long in advance. For the cost-conscious traveler, we recommend a discount site like Priceline and Hotwire to find accommodations. Because the conference is centrally located, most hotels and guest houses in the Back Bay, Theater District, or Copley Square district are convenient on foot or via the T.

For a cheap option, Hostel International Boston is very close by and offers group rooms for roughly $50/night.

For those looking to splurge, boutique hotels The Lenox and the Mandarin Oriental are a short walk from Park Plaza. The Four Seasons is also right next door.

Accessibility 

Ensuring that the Muse 2017 is accessible to all attendees is a top priority. The newly renovated conference hotel contains elevator and ramp access to all floors, and offers special ADA-compliant guest rooms. There are still certain areas that may require staff assistance to access, which we are happy to provide. To arrange for any special accommodations, or to voice an ADA-related concern, please contact Sonya Larson, at sonya@grubstreet.org, or call 617-695-0075. Thank you!

How to Get Here

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located at 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street in downtown Boston.

Public Transportation

MBTA: Take any Green Line MBTA train to the Arlington T-stop. Exit the train and walk south on Arlington Street. The Parker Plaza will be two blocks up on the left, at the intersection of St. James Ave. and Arlington Street.

Many buses serve the downtown area. Please visit the MBTA website for further details and schedules.

Taxi cabs are available in abundance at all hotels, transportation centers and elsewhere throughout the city.

Driving Directions

ALERT: On Sunday, May 7th, the annual Walk for Hunger event will be taking place very close to the hotel. There will be virtually ZERO parking available that day, and all surrounding roads will be closed to traffic. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND taking the “T” subway to the conference if you are attending on Sunday. Please do not plan on driving. If you must drive, click here to see a full list of closed roads, and plan to avoid them and have in mind a place to park. Saturday traffic will be the same as usual.

From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 East) into the city. Exit at Copley Square (22) and follow straight onto Stuart St. Follow to the 5th set of lights and turn left for the hotel.

From the North
Take Rte. I-93 South into city. Take the Storrow Drive exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

From the South
Follow I-93 North towards Boston. Take the Storrow Drive Exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

From Logan Airport
Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Boston. Take the ramp onto RT-1A S/William F McClellan Hwy. Merge north onto Interstate 93 and take the Storrow Drive Exit (26). Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

Parking

Directly across the street from the The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers sits the Motor Mart Garage. Offering 24-hour access, visible security, and a clean, friendly environment, you’ll find parking at the Motor Mart Garage will only add to the enjoyment of your stay. Visit www.motormartgarage.com to learn more information on rates and location.

GrubStreet will also sell discounted parking tickets at Registration to the Boston Common Parking Garage for Grub members only.  Please know that these will only work on Saturday, May 6th.