Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC)

Transportation

From Logan Airport

There are several options for getting from Boston Logan Airport to the hotel:

  • Taxis are your best and easiest bet. Cabs are located outside all baggage terminals. It is now a very short ride of about 10 minutes (8 miles) via the new tunnel on the Mass Pike (I-90 W). Insist the driver take the Ted Williams Tunnel to the Mass Pike. Cost is about $40, with tip, due to tolls. (NOTE: this includes the new fare increase that was effective September 1, 2008.)

  • The second easiest option is a private shuttle. We have had great success with K & L Transportation. Advance reservations are required by calling 617-240-5004. Cost varies from $25 to $30 per person depending on occupancy, plus gratuity. They may make other stops along the way.

  • The closest subway station (the "T" as it is called in Boston) is Central Square on the Red Line which is one mile away from the hotel. There are two ways to get to the Central Square station via public transportation. One requires taking a free MASSPORT shuttle bus from airline terminal to the Blue Line subway station and boarding any inbound train to the Government Center station, switch to any Green Line train "westbound" one stop to Park Street station, and then switch to the Red Line taking any "outbound" towards "Alewife" to Central Square station.

    The second option is to board the Silver Line bus directly from your airline terminal and take it to the South Station stop. At South Station switch to the Red Line and take any "inbound" train to the Central Square station. The hotel is a one mile walk straight down River Street towards the Charles River. We are on the intersection of River Street and Storrow Drive, just over the river on the Boston side. Further information may be obtained via www.MBTA.com .

  • Should you elect to obtain a rental car, then you want to follow the signs to I-90 West/Massachusetts Turnpike via the Ted Williams Tunnel to exit 20 "Brighton/Cambridge." After paying the toll, bear right towards Cambridge; you will see the hotel on the right. Right at the second light as if you were getting onto "Storrow Drive – East" towards downtown Boston. The driveway to the hotel is off the entrance ramp to Storrow Drive. At the time of check-in, the Front Desk will provide you a key that will access both your room and the garage. Self Parking is $10/night with unlimited in/out privileges in our attached garage. Do keep in mind that driving in Boston is tricky as the road configurations are former cow paths and not laid out in grid fashion. Further, parking is very tight and expensive. For more information, see our driving and parking page.

In any case, be sure you specify to your driver that you are going to the Doubletree Guest Suites on Soldiers Field Road. There are several Doubletrees in town and this often leads to confusion.

Amtrak

Should you be arriving by Amtrak train, it is best to disembark at the Back Bay Station, which is the second stop from the end. Depending upon the arrival of your train, our complimentary Hotel shuttle may be able to pick you up from the Copley shuttle stop located one block away from the main entrance of Back Bay Station. However, this requires coordination and reservations are required by calling the Concierge Desk at 617.562.4104. You may find it easier to simply take a cab to the hotel, again insist on using the Mass Pike, and should cost about $20. K & L Transportation is also available.

Should you stay on the train until the end, you end up at South Station. We do not have a shuttle stop near this station so your best bet is either a cab (about $25 via the Mass Pike) or K & L Transportation at 617-240-5004.

In any case, be sure you specify to your driver that you are going to the Doubletree Guest Suites on Soldiers Field Road. There are several Doubletrees in town and this often leads to confusion.

Public Transportation (The "T")

The closest stop to the hotel is "Central Square" on the Red Line in Cambridge. The hotel is a one-mile walk straight down River Street towards the Charles River. The hotel is located on the Boston side of the River at the intersection of the River Street Bridge and Storrow Drive/Soldiers Field Road.

Further information may be obtained at www.MBTA.com

Last modified: 07/12/11

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