July 11 – 14, 2024
Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts.
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The Marriott Boston Quincy is at the Rt 93/Rt 3 split south of Boston. The hotel is at the top of a hill with wonderful views of Quincy Center. There are several parking areas, including one very convenient to the banquet entrance of the hotel. The hotel offers a lap pool and whirlpool, a small fitness center, a bar, and a restaurant, as well as an outdoor patio area with fire pit.
Arriving by Car
For those of you with older GPS systems, set your address for 400 Crown Colony Drive. Look for a sign on the left pointing to the Marriott. Follow that road up and around the hill until it circles the hotel. The first parking area you encounter leads to a multi-story garage, and is closest to the convention space. Continue around and you will reach the lobby entrance and the large above-ground parking lot.
Parking is free in both the parking garage near the Ballroom entrance and the lot near the lobby entrance. (This is confirmed, no matter what else you may read.) If the gates are down and you need to take a ticket, bring it with you and ask at Registration or Information about validation for your parking.
Arriving by Public Transportation
(With special thanks to Readercon regular Liza Furr!)
Travel from the airport to the hotel is free; from the hotel back to the airport costs $2.40 as of 12/1/22. The trip takes about an hour and ten minutes. These instructions are good if you're departing from the airport anywhere between 5:30am and midnight. The Silver Line runs past midnight, but buses departing the airport after midnight might not be able to make a connection with the Red Line.
Information on MBTA accessibility, including guides on bus and subway accessibility features, can be found here: https://www.mbta.com/accessibility
In Logan Airport, follow the signs to board the Silver Line. The Silver Line (SL1) will stop at all terminals. Boarding is free as is transfer to the Red Line in South Station. Take the SL1 to South Station and transfer to the Red Line. Board any Red Line car that is Braintree bound, but not an Ashmont one.
Get off at the Quincy Adams stop. (There are three stops with Quincy in the name, so it's important to pay attention to the full name of the stop.)
We recommend you call the hotel to pick you up at Quincy Adams. Call (617) 472-1000 to make arrangements. Ask for the wheelchair accessible shuttle if you need it. The shuttle may take up to half an hour to arrive.
You can walk to the hotel from Quincy Adams, but the route is almost completely uphill and quite steep in spots. (Too steep for most mobility scooters.) Head northwest on Centre St toward Thomas E. Burgin Parkway. Go right at Centre St. Follow that until Crown Colony Dr, where you'll turn left. Follow that until Marriott Dr, where you'll turn left. Stay on this until you find the hotel, where we left it, at the top of the hill. Many will find the walk from the T Station to the hotel a 20 minute invigorating stroll uphill.
To go back to the airport, follow the instructions in reverse. The one way fare is $2.40. There are fare machines located outside the fare gates, where one can buy a ticket for a single ride or for several rides. Two of the fare machines at Quincy Adams take cash, the other fare machines are debit/credit only. Be aware that wheelchair users may have trouble reaching some of the on-screen options as well as the insert slots for coins and cards. There's also a Citizens Bank ATM in the area outside the fare gates.
The Marriott offers all hotel guests shuttle service to locations within a one-mile radius. (If you have your own car, you will find even more dining choices, most of which have plenty of parking.) The hotel has multiple shuttles and only one of them is wheelchair accessible, so if you need the wheelchair accessible shuttle you will need to tell them that when you call.
NOTE: Shuttle service WILL be provided for Readercon.
Hotel shuttle schedule:
|Going To||Departs Marriott||Pick up at|
|Quincy Adams T-station
via Marriott Shuttle
7am - 9:30pm
Pickup on demand
|Quincy Adams T-station
via Crown Colony Office Park Shuttle
|6am - 9:30am, 3pm - 6:45pm
every 20 mins
Mon - Fri only
|South Shore Plaza Mall||7am - 9:30pm
every 30 mins
except Mon-Thu 5pm-6:30pm
Arrange pickup time at drop off