Hotel and Travel Information

May 16 special notice: The AAUP block at the Seaport Hotel is sold out. Individuals can book rooms at the Seaport at their standard rate and/or can call the Seaport at 1-877-SEAPORT ask to be put on a waitlist in case rooms open up in the AAUP block. You must contact the Seaport by May 22 to be eligible for the group rate should rooms become available.

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront is sold out on the night of June 20, but a few rooms are available for the nights of June 21 and 22. There is no waitlist, but there may be cancellations prior to the AAUP cutoff date of May 29, so check with them before you make other arrangements.

A list and map of alternate Boston hotels that should be suitable for attendees are posted below.

AAUP has not authorized and will not authorize any third party housing company to contact attendees. Please disregard any such phone calls or emails should anyone try to contact you.

Conference Hotel

The 2013 Meeting will be held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Seaport Hotel. The AAUP standard room rates are $225 + $3.00 hotel inclusive charge + tax (14.45%). A small number of premier king rooms offering preferred placement on higher floors have been blocked at a rate of $244 + $3 hotel inclusive charge + tax (14.45%).

To make a reservation, call 1-877-SEAPORT and request the group rate for the Association of American University Presses, or book your room online. You must make a reservation by Wednesday, May 22 to get the group rate.

May 1 update: The AAUP block at the Seaport Hotel is now full. Attendees can contact the Seaport directly to be put on a waiting list in case a room opens up. Contact the Seaport, and get on the waitlist before May 22 to secure the group rate on any available rooms.

We have been able to add a few additional rooms with a harbor view at a rate of $274 (plus $3 nightly service fee and applicable taxes) for the nights of June 19, 20, and 21. There are currently no available rooms left at the Seaport for the night of June 22. We would advise you to call the Seaport before making other arrangements, or shortly before the meeting, as there may be cancellations. AAUP will monitor the pick-up and post updates if more rooms can be made available.

Overflow Hotel

AAUP has also blocked rooms at the nearby Renaissance Boston Waterfront. The AAUP standard room rate: $226 + tax (14.45 %).

To make a reservation call 888-796-4664, or book your room online. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 29 to get the group rate.

May 16 update: The Renaissance is sold out the night of June 20. A few rooms are available a the AAUP group rate for the nights of June 21 and 22.

We advise you to call the Renaissance before making other arrangements, or shortly before the meeting, as there may be cancellations. AAUP will monitor the pick-up and post updates if more rooms can be made available.

Alternate Hotels

Inventory is tight in Boston during the dates of the Annual Meeting. Once the Seaport and Renaissance Waterfront AAUP blocks sell out, AAUP is unlikely to be able to secure more rooms, but we'll continue to monitor and post if something opens up in the coming weeks. If you need a room, check first with the meeting hotels in case of cancellations. There are no available hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Seaport, but Boston is a compact city, and accommodations are available within an short cab ride, healthy walk, or via public transportation.

Below is a map and a list of alternate hotels, which should have some availability during the AAUP meeting dates. AAUP has made no agreements with any of these hotels. Attendees should take advantage of AAA rates when available.

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Intercontinental Boston
Less than 1 mile to Seaport
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

Hilton Downtown Boston
Less than 1 mile to Seaport
89 Broad Street, Boston

The Langham
1 mile to Seaport
250 Franklin Street, Boston

Harborside Inn
1 mile to Seaport
185 State Street, Boston

Club Quarters in Boston
Just over 1 mile to Seaport
161 Devonshire Street, Boston

Omni Parker House Hotel
Less than 1.5 miles to Seaport
60 School Street, Boston

Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont
1.5 miles to Seaport
275 Tremont Street, Boston

Bulfinch Hotel
Less than 2 miles to Seaport
107 Merrimac Street, Boston

The Chandler Inn Hotel
2 miles to Seaport
26 Chandler Street, Boston

Boston Marriott Cambridge
3 miles to Seaport (accessible via T)
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge


Travel Information

Any rates/fares quoted are as of March 2013, and are subject to change.

Arriving by Air
Boston Logan International Airport is served by most major airlines. The airport is located about 3 miles from the Seaport Hotel.

* Tip: It's a short, and right now free ride on the Silver Line T from any Logan terminal to the World Trade Center stop directly across the street from the Seaport Hotel.

Ground Transportation to Seaport

A one-way taxi fare to or from Logan should cost about $25. Travel time is about 10 minutes, depending on traffic.

Mass Transit
The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (SL1) provides service from the WTC Station to Logan International Airport terminals every 10 minutes during the weekday and every 15 minutes during the weekend. The Silver Line station is located adjacent to the hotel. There are stations at each terminal and the cost is $2.50. Find maps and schedules here.

Water Taxi
Take the eco-friendly and scenic route on the Water Taxi. The official Seaport Water Taxi Service is Rowes Wharf Water Taxi. Fares are $10 one way and $17 round trip.

Arriving by Car
Find directions here.

Seaport Place Parking Garage
Rates: Up to 1 hour: $9; 1 to 3 hours: $20; 3-10 hours $23; 10 to 24 hours $35.

Arriving by Train
There are two stations serviced by Amtrak in Boston. The closest terminal to the Seaport Hotel is Boston's South Station. The Seaport is about a half-mile walk from the station or travelers can ride the MBTA Silver Line.

Arriving by Bus
Greyhound and Megabus both offer service to Boston.


Boston Highlights

Visiting Boston 

Boston Tourist Info

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox will not be in town during the main dates of the AAUP meeting, but attendees can arrive early or stay late to watch them at Fenway Park on Wednesday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 25. View schedule.

Attendees may also be interested in taking a tour of Fenway Park while the team is out of town. More information.