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The official conference hotel (the 4-star Sheraton Boston) is sold out. Our overflow hotel is the The Charlesmark at Copley which is across the street from the Boston Public Library but may no longer have consecutive night stays available. The following potentially could be booked by calling "617-247-1212" and mentioning the group rate "Hydra Connect":
Standard Rooms: $239 per night plus 14.45% tax. Appx. 200 square feet, 12’x12’ plus bathroom with shower. One double bed, large leather reading chair, small desk writing surface.
Queen Rooms: $289 per night plus 14.45% tax. Appx. 250 square feet, 14’x18’ plus bathroom with shower. One queen bed, small sofa with twin pullout bed, desk writing surface.
If you have difficulty booking the hotel, please contact Steven Carl Anderson at the Boston Public Library. Feel free to book a different nearby hotel if the above doesn't work for you or if no rooms are available at the Charlesmark. We have provided a page for those looking to share a room to reduce their expenses: Hydra Connect 2016 Room Sharing.
If you are still looking for a hotel or an AirBnB option here is a map of hotels near the Boston Public Library:
And are here are some neighborhoods to consider:
Harvard Square –You can take the green line to red line and red line to Harvard Square (about 30-45 mins) or walk over Mass Ave bridge and grab the redline. Or cab it (15-20mins).
Kendall Square (near MIT) – a little closer than Harvard Square shave about 5 mins on MBTA
These are all about 20 mins via Greenline MBTA depending on how far away the hotel is:
Brookline Village/ Longwood Medical area– along the Greenline D (about 20 mins)
Coolidge Corner, Brookline along Greenline C (15-20 mins)
Near Boston University – Greenline B (about 20 mins)
Boston South End: walkable about 15-20 mins depending on location
Waterfront about 20 mins on Greenline C, D or E
Beacon Hill and Back Bay could be as close as a 20 mins walk or closer