Travel

Providence is served by an international airport and a railroad station with Amtrak and MTA service to Boston, New York and points both closer in and further away.  Taxis are plentiful at the airport and train station, and Uber operates throughout the city.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride or Uber between the airport and the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center is $35.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride or Uber between the train station and the Campus Center is $10 (or it’s a 25-minute walk).

 

Parking

Those planning to come to the Symposium will find metered 2- or 3-hour parking on the streets close to the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center, or can park in the visitor parking lot operated by Brown University at the Power Street Parking Garage.  Entrance to this garage is on Power Street between Thayer and Brook Streets, and the lot requires that you pay onsite (credit cards and bills, but the machine does not give change) and then display your parking ticket on your dashboard; it is $15/day.  This lot is under .5 mile from the Campus Center.

 

Lodging

If lodging is needed, attendees may want to consider the below hotels in Providence:

The Old Court Bed and Breakfast, 144 Benefit Street, a 10-room inn that is located .5 mile from Alumnae Hall; room rates range from $115 – $195 per night.

The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street, a new 52-room boutique hotel downtown 1.2 miles from Alumnae Hall; room rates from $99 to $139 and up per night.