Getting to the Muse

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Where to Stay

GrubStreet has a block of hotel rooms at the Park Plaza Hotel. These rooms go very quickly and the hotel itself books up every year. Access our discounted rooms here.

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, Copley Square, and beyond 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 for a more luxurious experience, boutique hotels The Lenox and the Mandarin Oriental are a short walk from Park Plaza. The Four Seasons is also right next door.

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.

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Driving Directions

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.comto learn more information on rates and location.

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

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