Local Organizer: Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)
Accomodation is very expensive in Boston and Cambridge. We apologize for
any inconvenience this might cause, since we have expended considerable
effort trying to find cheaper options. Because the conference will occur
during the school year, dormitory rooms will still be occupied by students
and will not be available.
We have negotiated reduced conference rates at three hotels, the
Sheraton, the Charles and the Kendall. See below for details of each,
but note that
the discount rates require that people mention the evolution of language
conference AT THE TIME OF BOOKING to the get the discount rates.
The conference hotel is the Sheraton Commander Hotel, a convenient
5-minute walk from the conference location, and we have negotiated at low
$150/night rate with them. This is the cheapest hotel room you will find
near Harvard Square. We have reserved 50 rooms at the Sheraton at a low
conference price of $150 (single or shared). These are available first
come-first served. The shared rooms have two washbasins, one in and one
outside the bathroom, and so will be quite convenient for those who wish
to double up and halve the price. The price is the same for singles or
shares, so you can half this price by teaming up with someone else.
We have a group rate of $165/night at the posh Charles Hotel, in the
middle of Harvard Square, which is an excellent deal for such a nice
We also have a low rate at the Kendall Hotel: $129 single or double
(incl. continental breakfast.). This is the nearest hotel in Cambridge
cheaper than the Sheraton: it is located in Kendall Square in the heart of
MIT (in the completely renovated 1896 Victorian Engine Firehouse) This is
quite convenient, only two stops on the subway (no more than 15 minutes).
For reservations call: 617-354-3600 and mention the Evolution of Language
Slightly lower rates may be available further from Harvard, for example in
the Back Bay region of Boston (e.g. Back Bay Hilton, 40 Dalton Street,
Boston, MA 02115-3123; Tel: 1-617-236-1100 Fax: 1-617-867-6104) or in the
nearby suburbs of Somerville or Medford. However, these more distant
options will require 15-30 minutes transportation each way.
There are two small bed & breakfasts nearby, Irving House and Harding
House, with some rooms available and slightly lower prices.
Click here for other Bed & Breakfasts in the Boston area.
One that is not too far is in Central Square (15 minute walk to the
conference center, or one subway stop)
A Friendly Inn (1673 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (617) 547-7851)
The Sheraton Commander
The Sheraton Commander Hotel at Harvard Square offers services and
amenities such as a fitness room, restaurant, cafi-lounge, rooms service,
valet parking, 24-hour cab stand, dry cleaning service and much more.
Guest rooms are furnished with telephones with data ports, coffee maker,
hair blow dryer and an iron and ironing board.
For reservations please use one of the following options:
Please ask for the Evolution of Language group guest room rate. Please
by February 25, 2002. Guest rooms are subject to availability
617-547-4800 (main number for hotel)
800-535-5007 (inside the US)
Note that you CANNOT get the group discount rate if you book on the Web.
For outside of the US, the following numbers can be used to reach the
Sheraton Reservation Center:
Argentina 0800-888-3535; Australia 1-800-07-3535; Austria and Belgium
00800-325-353535; Brazil 0800-11-1345; Canada 800-325-2525; Chile
0800-20-3535; China 800-810-3088; Denmark 00800-325-353535; Fiji
Finland, France and Germany 00800-325-353535; Greece 00800-353-12029; Hong
Kong 2317-3388; Hungary 06800-11535; Indonesia 001-803-65-7074; Ireland
Israel 00800-325-353535; Italy 800-780525; Japan 0120-003-535; Korea
0800-325-35353; Kuwait 241-5000; Luxembourg 0800-3535; Macau
00800-325-35353; Malaysia 1-800-80-1001; Mexico 01-800-9032500; The
Netherlands 00800-325-353535; New Zealand 00800-325-35353; Norway
00800-325-35353; Oman 78-54-80; Philippines 1800-1651-0090; Poland
00800-353-1226; Portugal 8008-53068; Qatar 368-877; Russia 961112; Saudi
Arabia 8008-971447; Singapore 1800-324-1600; South Africa 0800-994276;
900-983530; Sweden and Switzerland 0080-325-353535; Taiwan and Thailand
00800-325-35353; Turkey 00800-35390024; United Arab Emirates 800-4151;
United Kingdom 00800-325-353535
The Charles Hotel 1 Bennett St.
(down from $210 Harvard corporate rate!)
Local bed & breakfasts, with rooms available as of 1/25/02:
24 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 547-4600
Toll free: (877) 547-4600
Fax: (617) 576-2814
288 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 876-2888
Toll free:(877) 489-2888
Fax: (617) 497-0953
Sharing a hotel room Several people have asked about the
possibility of organized sharing of hotel rooms, to save money. If you
would be willing to share a hotel room, we will put your relevant
details on a webpage list, linked from the conference website. After
that, it is up to anyone interested in sharing to make their own
contacts and arrangements with people whose names appear on the list.
If you would like your name to appear on this list, and are happy to be
contacted about possible room sharing during the conference, please
with ALL the following information:
Any other relevant information:
Conference and Registration