The Burlington Marriott (781-229-6565) is northwest of Boston, at the intersection of Route 3A and Burlington Mall Road, right off of I-95/128 at exit 33B (Route 3A North). With over fifteen restaurants of all kinds and the Burlington Mall within a mile, you don't need a car in order to get decent food or meet random personal needs. The Marriott has plenty of free parking.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east towards Boston. Take exit 14 and follow the signs for I-95/128 North. Continue with the "Northbound on I-95/128" directions below.
Take Route 3 South towards Boston. At the junction of Route 3 and I-95/128, take I-95/128 North. Follow the "Northbound on I-95/128" directions below.
Or: Take I-93 South to the I-95/128 South exit (Exit 37A). Follow the "Southbound on I-95/128" directions below.
Take I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) West towards Newton/Waltham to exit 15. Take I-95/128 North. Continue with the "Northbound on I-95/128" directions below.
Or for the scenic route, take either Route 2 or 2A to Route 3 North to Burlington. After passing under I-95, turn left at the traffic light. The hotel will be on your left.
Take exit 33B (for Route 3A North), which is the second exit past the compound exit for the Lowell Connector and Middlesex Turnpike, where the traffic from Rte. 3 South merges in.
At the end of the ramp, merge quickly across to the far left, and make a left onto Burlington Mall Road at the first traffic light. Turn left at the first traffic light to enter the Marriott's parking lot.
Take exit 33B (for Route 3A North). Go straight through the light at the end of the exit ramp, onto Burlington Mall Road. Turn left at the first traffic light to enter the Marriott's parking lot.
You can take mass transit from the airport all the way to the Marriott, but you'll have take a combination of buses and trains. This will cost you less than $7, but may take as long as 2 hours. Take either the Silver Line bus to South Station to get onto the red line of the subway, or (more complex but with more frequent service) the #22 or #33 free Massport shuttle bus to the Airport T station, and then the blue line train inbound to State Street and change to the orange line, then one stop on the orange line to Downtown Crossing and then change to the red line outbound to Alewife station. Continue with the "By Mass Transit" directions below.
Taxi fare is roughly $55 from Logan to the hotel and may be different for the return.
If you decide to rent a car, ask for directions to the Massachusetts Turnpike from your rental pickup spot. Then follow the "By car, from Boston" directions above.
Directions to and from Logan and information about shuttles, taxis, and rental cars can be found at Logan's Web site or by phone at 800-23-LOGAN.
Manchester Airport in New Hampshire is sometimes a lower-cost alternative. It's about a 45-minute drive from the hotel. More details are at http://www.flymanchester.com/
To get to the hotel, take the Everett Turnpike south. It will become Route 3. Follow the "By Car, from the North" directions above.
T.F. Green Airport, just north of Providence, RI, is another possibly lower-cost alternative to Logan. It's about an hour's drive from the hotel. More details are at http://www.pvd-ri.com/
To get to the hotel, take I-95 north, then follow the "By Car from the South or West" directions.
Amtrak trains and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses, as well as Chinatown bus services from New York, come into the bus terminal adjacent to South Station in Boston. South Station is also a T station on the Red Line. Take the T outbound to Alewife. Continue with the mass transit directions below.
Take the Red Line to the end at Alewife station. Change to the #350 bus, which runs hourly (or a little better) every day during the con, from about 7am to about 10pm. Tell the driver that you want to get off at the Marriott, since the hotel may not be visible from the bus. Most runs will drop you off in front of the hotel. You can pick up a bus schedule and route map at Alewife or on the MBTA's Web site. The pick-up spot is on Route 3A, on the far side of Burlington Mall Road from the Marriott.