Location and Travel

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Auditorium (B103, basement level)
Northwest Building
Harvard University
52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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HOW TO GET HERE

From the Logan International Airport: From the terminal, take the Silver Line to the last stop, South Station. Transfer to the Red Line and take an outbound train toward Alewife. Exit the Red Line at Harvard Square Station. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your Right.
* Note that from the Logan Airport into the city, the MBTA ride is free.
One can take a taxi, too. The fare from the airport to the conference location would be ~$40 in moderate traffic.

Subway and bus (MBTA)
For the most up to date information on the MBTA, visit their website at www.mbta.com.
Subway
Red Line: Take Red Line to Harvard Square Station. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your right.
Buses
#1: Take bus toward Harvard via Mass Ave. Exit at Massachusetts Ave and Johnston Gate. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your right.
#66: Take bus toward Harvard Sq. via Allston. Exit at Massachusetts Ave and Johnston Gate. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your right.
#69: Take bus toward Harvard via Cambridge St. Exit at Massachusetts Ave and Johnston Gate. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your right.
#86: Take bus toward Harvard via Sullivan. Exit at Harvard Upper Busway at Redline. Walk on the sidewalk alongside Massachusetts Ave toward Cambridge St.. Walk past Harvard University Science Center onto Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St until you see the Northwest Building on your right.

Taxi/Cab
Taxis are common on busy roads (e.g., Harvard Square, Boston downtown, or the airport).
The fare between the conference location and the airport would be ~$40 in moderate traffic.
If one needs to call a taxi in Cambridge, one can use the following company:
Ambassador Brattle Cab
617.492.1100 or 617.547.3000
Please note, however, that typical wait time for cabs in Boston or Cambridge (if you call one) is 10-15 minutes.
See also alternative options below.

Alternative transportation options
Uber/Lyft
 (economic rideshare services)
Note that both Uber and Lyft are quite active in the Boston/Cambridge area. You may need a smartphone with a US phone number. Lyft runs a "50% off Mon-Thu" promotion in the Boston/Cambridge area throughout the conference period. For more info, visit https://www.uber.com or https://www.lyft.com.
Hubway (bike sharing system) 
Another great alternative option to transport and explore the city is using Hubway. We have added a few Hubway stations around the conference location to the map above. For more info and the full map with real-time bike availability info, visit http://www.thehubway.com.

Parking
There are multiple parking lots for visitors around the campus, including one just behind the conference building (Oxford Street Garage). Note that visitors must purchase parking permits. For more info, visit http://www.transportation.harvard.edu/parking/visitors/temporary-parking....


 

HOTELS

If you'd like to find a hotel roommate, please contact the organizing committee.

Sheraton Commander Hotel* 16 Garden St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Tel. 617-547-4800 
* Recommended hotel (Room block reserved with the guaranteed lowest rate of $229+tax per night; mention "DNA conference".)
Charles Hotel 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, Tel. 800-882-1818
Cambridge Marriott 2 Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142, Tel. 1-617-494-6600
The Harvard Faculty Club 20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138,  Tel. 617-495-5758
Harvard Square Hotel 110 Mt. Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Tel. 800-458-5886
Courtyard Marriott 777 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 Tel: 617-492-7777
Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT 20 Sidney St. Cambridge, MA 02139. Tel. 617-577-0200
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston 575 Memorial Dr. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 02139. Tel. 617-492-1234
The Mary Prentiss Inn 6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140. Tel. 617-661-2929
Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square 1 Remington Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel. 617-520-5000
The Kendall Hotel 350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. Tel. 617-577-1300
Days Hotel Boston-Harvard Fenway 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135. Tel. 617-254-1234
Hampton Inn Boston Cambridge 191 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141. Tel. 617-494-5300