MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, Massachusetts 


Traveling to POPI

POPI Office

The POPI office is located at the extreme east end of the MIT campus. The office is suite 390 of MIT Dibner Building number E56, located at 38 Memorial Drive. We are a 5 minute walk from the Kendall Square T stop (subway station).

Public Parking

Visitors who drive to MIT should note that parking spaces are scarce in Cambridge. Due to severe space limitations, MIT has no visitor parking available for a fee in campus lots. The nearest available public parking garage to POPI is the Cambridge Center Garage, located on Ames Street and Broadway, near the corner of Main Street and Ames Street, behind Legal Seafoods Restaurant. Note that the Broadway entrance is accessible only from the inbound-to-Boston side of the street. This garage is adjacent to the Boston Marriott-Cambridge Hotel and is a 5 minute walk from the POPI office.

Parking is also available for a fee at a small lot located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street.

Hotel Information

MIT has negotiated special reduced rates with a number of hotels for the convenience of visitors to its campus. For reservations and current MIT rates, please contact the hotels directly. Because of high demand, it is advisable to make hotel reservations as early as possible.

The Cambridge Marriott is the hotel closest to the POPI office; it is a 5 minute walk.

  Boston Marriott-Cambridge
  2 Cambridge Center
  Cambridge, MA  02142

The following hotels are less than one mile from MIT:

  Howard Johnson's Hotel	Hyatt Regency Hotel
  777 Memorial Drive		575 Memorial Drive
  Cambridge, MA  02142		Cambridge, MA  02139
  617/492-7777			617/492-1234

Royal Sonesta Hotel University Park Hotel at MIT 5 Cambridge Parkway 20 Sidney Street Cambridge, MA 02142 Cambridge, MA 02139 617/492-7281 617/577-0200

The following hotels are within a 15 minute taxi ride of MIT:

  Boston Back Bay Hilton	Boston Park Plaza Hotel
  40 Dalton Street		64 Arlington Street
  Boston, MA  02115		Boston, MA  02117
  617/867-6300			617/426-5304
  800/874-0663			800/343-2900

The Charles Hotel The Copley Plaza Hotel Harvard Square 138 St. James Avenue One Bennett Street Boston, MA 02116 Cambridge, MA 02138 617/267-5300 617/864-1200 800/882-1818

Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Boston Government Center 30 Washington Street 5 Blossom Street Somerville, MA 02143 Boston, MA 02114 617/628-1000 617/742-7630

The Lenox Hotel The Omni Parker House 710 Boylston 60 School Street Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02108 617/536-5300 617/227-8600 800/225-7676

The Radisson Hotel The Ritz-Carlton Hotel 200 Stuart Street 15 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02117 617/482-1800 617/536-5700 800/468-3557 800/241-3333

Sheraton Boston Hotel Sheraton Commander Hotel Prudential Center Harvard Square 39 Dalton Street 16 Garden Street Boston, MA 02199 Cambridge, MA 02138 617/236-2000 617/547-4800

Hotel near Logan International Airport. Note that traffic from the airport to MIT in the morning is extremely heavy:

  Logan Airport Ramada 
  75 Service Road
  Boston, MA  02128

The following suite hotel may be of interest if you will be staying in the Boston area for more than one or two nights:

  The Eliot Suite Hotel
  370 Commonwealth Avenue 
  Boston, MA 02215
  (corner of Mass. Ave.) 

MIT has joined the Ivy League Program for other hotel negotiations. We have established a "consortia" program giving the universities within the Ivy League Group the ability to use their consolidated travel to impact their buying power. When making reservations, please identify yourself as a member of the Ivy League Group. The hotels keep records of Ivy League related business placed with them, and volume will be the key to future rate negotiations.

The Ivy Plus Hotel Directory includes specially negotiated rates at 13 hotels in 9 cities. These rates are up to 40% below the standard corporate rate and at least 10% below the American Express consortium rate. The Ivy Plus Hotel Director is a collaborative effort of several colleges and universities with similar travel plans to provide cost savings based on joint purchasing power. When making reservations, always ask for the Ivy Plus rate and ask your agent to check for the availability of promotional rates. Also, when requesting government rates, a letter from the sponsored project stating the funding source may be required upon check-in. Government rates are subject to availability.

Some properties provide additional amenities including complimentary newspaper or free use of health club. All hotels provide last room availability during high occupancy seasons.

The following are four hotels in the Cambridge/Boston area:

  The Inn at Harvard Square	Harvard Square Hotel
  1201 Massachusetts Avenue	110 Mount Auburn Street
  Cambridge, MA  02138		Cambridge, MA  02138
  617/491-2222			617/864-5200
  800/492-4869			800/458-5886

The Double Tree Suites The Colonnade 400 Soldiers Field Road 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02134 Boston, MA 02116 617/783-0090 617/424-7018 800/222-Tree 800/962-3030

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