Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
Given the current economic situation, it is more important than ever that you stay in the conference hotel. 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 and reduce amenities.
We strongly encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and appreciate your help in this endeavor.
HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline Extended!
Book Your Room by April 6, 2009
USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX or NSDI to get the special group rate.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617) 426-2000
Special Attendee Room Rates:
$189 single/double plus 12.45% tax
This rate includes free in-room high-speed Internet.
Click here to book your Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers 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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The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers has some of Boston's most famous restaurants and lounges just a short walk away, including Todd English's Bonfire Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant and Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse.
USENIX has partnered with JetBlue 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: NSDI'09
- Discount: 5%
- Valid Travel Dates:
- Outbound: April 2022, 2009
- Return: April 2426, 2009
- Promo Code available until April 22, 2009
- Discount Reservation Web Site
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:
USENIX has partnered with Amtrak to provide a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare to Boston. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.
To make your reservation, call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to mention the Convention Fare Code X67V-954 when making your reservation.
- Special Amtrak Convention Fare Code: X67V-954
- Discount: 10%
- Valid Travel Dates: April 19, 2009, through April 27, 2009
AIRPORTS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
(located approximately 3 miles from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers)
Transportation to the Hotel
Ultimate Livery Service stops at the hotel's front door every 30 minutes
from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week, on the hour and the half-hour.
Any reservations apart from this schedule will need to be called in to
Ultimate Livery Service. The shuttle trip to/from Logan Airport costs
$14.00 per person, each way.
Ultimate Livery Service is the only shuttle in Boston that picks up on the
terminal's departure levels. The Logan Airport pickup locations are listed
- Terminal A: Skycap
- Terminal B: Stop 1: USair Skycap; Stop 2: American Skycap
- Terminal C: United Skycap
- Terminal D: United Skycap
- Terminal E: Northwest Skycap
For reservations and other information regarding Ultimate Livery Service,
please contact Robert Landry at:
To make your shuttle reservation online and save 10%, please go to https://zebrashuttle.hudsonltd.net/res.
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
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.
From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 East) into the city. Exit at Copley Square (22) and follow straight onto Stuart St. Follow to the 5th set of lights and turn left for the hotel.
From the North:
Take Rte. I-93 South into city. Take the Storrow Drive exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.
From the South:
Follow I-93 North towards Boston. Take the Storrow Drive Exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers offers valet parking on a first-come/first-served basis. The rates include in and out privileges for overnight guests. The rates are:
Directly across the street from the The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers sits the Motor Mart Garage, which offers 24-hour access and visible security. The rates are:
Up to 1 hour
Up to 2 hours
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