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Hotel & Travel Arrangements

Hotel Accommodations

Update: As of August 4th, the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel has sold out of rooms for the week of the conference. We have arranged for rooms at other hotels. Please see below.

User Interface 11 will be at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The official conference hotel address is: 2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142.

If you are planning to stay at the conference hotel, you'll want to register right away. We have filled our reserved discounted rooms. However, you can still reserve a room for $399 per night (not including tax (The conference is during peak foliage season and all the hotels in town fill up!)

Other nearby hotels where you can stay:

The Marriott Residence Inn Boston Cambridge Center

We have secured a limited number of rooms at the Marriott Residence Inn at a discounted rate of $229.00 per night valid through September 8th, 2006. The Marriott Residence Inn is directly across the street from the conference hotel and all of the rooms have sitting rooms and kitchens. They also include breakfast each morning and a light dinner Monday through Thursday.

To reserve your room, use the group code UIEUIEC to receive the discounted rate. Or you can call 800 331-3131 and mention the User Interface Conference to the operator.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

We have secured a limited number of rooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel at a discounted rate of $259.00 per night valid through August 25th, 2006. The Royal Sonesta is located just one mile from the conference hotel. Directly adjacent to the hotel, you can take a 15-minute shuttle from the Cambridge Galleria Mall to the conference.

You can use the group code 85O072 (8,5,letter O,0,7,2) to receive the discounted rate. Or you can call 800 766-3782 and mention The User Interface group to the operator.

The Kendall Hotel

We have secured a limited number of rooms at the Kendall Hotel at a discounted rate of $294.00 per night valid through September 7th, 2006. The Kendall Hotel is directly across the street from the conference hotel, the Kendall Hotel is Cambridge's only historic boutique hotel. Breakfast is included each morning.

You can use the group attendee code UI to receive the discounted rate. Or you can call 866-566-1300 and mention the UI Conference to the operator.

The Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express is located a little over a mile from the conference hotel.The room rate at the Holiday Inn Express starts at $160.00 per night for the October 8th through 12th period. A Complimentary breakfast is included.

You can call 800 315-2621 to make reservations.

Ground Transportation

If you're flying, you'll be arriving at Boston's Logan Airport. Options for transportation between the airport and the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel:

  1. Taxis are plentiful at Logan airport, but fares can cost in the $20-$25 range.
  2. Public transportation from the airport is significantly cheaper than the taxi or shuttlem but it is only for the adventurous. You will have to take a bus from the airport terminal to the South Station subway, and then take the Red line to the Kendall/MIT stop.

Once at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, the Kendall Square T stop is right at the hotel, making it easy to get around the city. Parking in Boston is scarce and expensive, so renting a car is not recommended.

Parking

For those driving to the conference, there is parking available at the hotel. You will be responsible for these charges; we do not validate parking. The Marriott parking garage is $25 per day.