usenix conference policies
Hotel and Travel Information
Hotel Reservation Discount Early Bird Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2012
Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
We encourage you to stay in the headquarters hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.
It is by contracting sleeping rooms that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. When the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties ultimately force us to raise registration fees.
We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel. We always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available near the conference.
With costs going higher and higher, USENIX is working very hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.
USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. ***The hotel is scheduled to sell out! Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly and mentioning USENIX to get the special group rate.
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Tel: (617) 236-2000
Special Attendee Room Rate:
We have a block of rooms available for $235 single/double. This rate includes complimentary guest room wireless.
Click here to book your Sheraton Boston hotel room at the special USENIX rate.
Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!
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USENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to Boston. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:
- Meeting Promotional Code: 5362BQ
- Discount: 5%
- Valid Travel Dates: June 9–18, 2021 to BOS
- Discount Reservation Web Site
DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL
USENIX has partnered with Avis to provide discounts on car rentals for your trip to Boston. To book at the discounted rate, click here.
- Discounted rates and unlimited mileage
- Discount Code: G027999
- Discount Reservation Web Site or call Reservation Phone #: 1-888-754-8878
AIRPORTS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is located approximately six miles from the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Transportation to the Hotel
Ultimate Shuttle Service: Shared van transportation to/from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with advance reservations. For reservations, book online here or call (888) 437-4379. Fares are $17/per passenger.
Taxis can be hired outside each terminal at Boston Logan International Airport. Fares to and from the hotel should average about $15–18, including tip. Call 24 hours in advance for reservations.
Boston is served by Amtrak at South Station and Back Bay Station, with frequent departures for and arrivals from New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Back Bay Station is located within 0.46 miles of the hotel; South Station is approximately 1.5 miles from the hotel. The MBTA subway, often called the "T" by locals, operates from Airport Station on the Blue Line and from South Station on the Red Line into downtown Boston. The Arlington T station is located within a tenth of a mile of the hotel.
Getting Around Boston
The MBTA runs buses, subway, and commuter trains on set schedules to points in and around Boston.
Valet parking is indoors and includes in/out privileges. Garage self-parking at the Prudential Center cannot be billed back to the room and does not include in/out privileges. Parking is based on availability.
- Valet Parking: $44 overnight (until 2:00 p.m. on day of check out)
- Self-Parking (Prudential Center): $39 for 24 hours
Hourly late fees apply after 2:00 p.m. on day of check out.
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The Sheraton Boston Hotel is connected to the Copley Place mall, which offers a variety of dining options for every budget, and the Prudential Center, which also provides a range of dining opportunities in its food court and restaurants.
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