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The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC)

Driving Directions

Alternatives to driving are posted in the transportation section.

Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 East)

From west of Boston follow the Turnpike east to exit 18, "Brighton/Cambridge" (a left hand exit). After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the second traffic light. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive.

Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 West)

From Downtown Boston follow the Turnpike west to exit 20, "Brighton/Cambridge" exit. After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the second traffic light. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive.

Storrow Drive East

Follow Storrow Drive east to the "Central Square" exit. Go through two sets of traffic lights, pass briefly in front of the Hotel, and make the next right into the Hotel driveway. (The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive.)

Storrow Drive West

From downtown Boston follow Storrow Drive to the "Central Square/ Mass Turnpike" exit. On the exit ramp, keep in the left lane. As you come through the traffic light make a U turn to your left. Make the next right turn into the Hotel driveway. (The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive.)

From Logan Airport

Follow signs for the Ted Williams Tunnel. Follow signs onto the Mass Turnpike West. Follow the Turnpike west to exit 20, "Brighton/Cambridge". After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the second traffic light. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance to Storrow Drive.

From the North via Route 95 South

Take exit 25 for the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the Turnpike east to exit 18, "Brighton/Cambridge," a left-hand exit. After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the second traffic light. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance to Storrow Drive.

From the North via Route 93 South

Follow route 93 South to exit 26 for the Leverett Connector/Storrow Drive. Follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive to the "Central Square/ Mass Turnpike exit". On the exit ramp keep in the left lane. As you come through the traffic light make a U turn to your left. Make the next right turn into the Hotel driveway. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right off the entrance to Strorrow Drive.

From the South via Route 95 North

Take exit 25 for the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the Turnpike east to exit 18, the Brighton/Cambridge exit (a left hand exit). After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the traffic light. The hotel driveway entrance is 100 yards on the right.

From the South via Route 93 North

Take exit 20 from route 93 for the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the Turnpike west to exit 20, the Brighton/Cambridge exit After paying the toll, bear right following the signs for Cambridge. You will already see the Hotel. Make a right turn in front of the Hotel at the traffic light. The hotel driveway is 100 yards on the right on the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive.

Parking

Guests may either valet or self-park their vehicles.

The Doubletree Guest Suites Boston offers self-parking in the hotel parking garage. Contracted rates are listed below. The Hotel will explain the parking procedure to its overnight guests at check-in. Overnight guests have unlimited in and out privileges, while rates for day visitors are for single entry only.

To self-park, a Day Visitor drives to the garage entrance and takes a parking ticket. To be eligible for group rates, day visitors identify themselves as being with the conference by showing their nametag and presenting their parking receipt for validation at the Front Desk. The Hotel's Front Desk will receive your payment, validate your ticket to activate the exit gate, and issue you a receipt. Payment must be made at the Front Desk prior to exiting the garage; else, the electronic gate will not rise.

Discounted parking rates for the attendees to the Chandra Summer Conference are:

Self Parking Lot (8 hours): $5/hr with a maximum of $10
Self Parking Lot (overnight guests): $10
No more valet parking

Last modified: 07/12/11

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