Boskone 51, NESFA's Regional Science Fiction Convention


Westin Boston Waterfront Info * * Eating at the Hotel * * Directions to the Hotel * * Parking Your Car * * Finding Your Way Around the Westin

Reserving a Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront

Boskone is February 14-16, 2014, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210 617-532-4600 We hope you'll join us there!

The Single/Double rate-$157; Triple rate-$167, Quad rate-$177 (same as 2013).

The hotel block closed on January 24, 2014, but the hotel will offer rooms at the Boskone rate so long as rooms are available.

People have reported problems trying to access the hotel reservation pages with IE or Opera.

If you have an isssue with your hotel reservation, write to as soon as possible. There may be an issue with reserving handicapped-accessible rooms; reserve your room, E-mail the Hotel liaison and the problem will be resolved.

Need a mobie? Contact the Westin directly at 617-532-4600 they can help you rent one if you contact them before Boskone.

Free WIFI is available in your room and in the lobby.

For free in-room access, select the WestinBoston network. Open your browser, and if you try to navigate to a common site (for example, Google), you will be redirected to page where you need to select a level and agree to terms. Select a Silver level. For those who reserved rooms in the Boskone block, the charge should be removed from you bill before you check out. If you have a WIFI charge on your bill and you reserved for the Boskone block, say you're with Boskone and it will be removed.

From the lobby, select WestinBostonLobby network (and so on).

Check-in and Check-out: Check-in begins at 3 pm. Check-out time is 12 noon. A late check-out of 2 pm may be available. You can avoid morning check-out lines by pre-paying as early as the night before!

Westin Shuttle

The Westin has a shuttle. As of Boskone 51, it looped around the Seaport area in the early evening.

Parking Your Car at the Westin

The hotel rates are $45 a day for valet parking, $35 a day for self parking.
There is cheaper parking over the weekend in lots nearby.

Getting to the Westin

Directions, including detailed information on mass transit and getting to the hotel from Logan.

Finding Your Way Around the Westin

If you walk in the main door of the Westin, the registration desk for the hotel is across the lobby to your right. If you take the elevator up from the garage, take a right into the hallway, then an immediate left into the lobby. If you walk in from the D Street lobby, take the escalator up one flight and go right to get to the hotel registration desk.

If you've attended Boskone in recent years, note that Registration has moved to the Alcott room on the Mezzanine level (on the sleeping room side of the hotel). A Filk room will also be on the Mezzanine level near Registration. Gaming has moved up to the second floor Harbor Ballroom pre-function area where Registration used to be.

Westin Mezzanine and Lobby

Most other Boskone activities are in the same wing as the City Bar, M. J. O'Connor's Pub, and Laugh Boston; just take the escalator.

Take the up escalator next to M. J. O'Connor's to the second floor for most Program, Gaming, and the Saturday night events.

Wing Westin Mezzanine

Take the down escalator to the Galleria level for all Exhibits (Hucksters Room, Art Show), Services (Volunteers, Information, Office), Program Desk, DragonsLair, Demos, the Boskone Reception (Friday night).

Wing Westin Galleria

Boskone Activity Locations

GalleriaBoskone Reception (Friday Night)
Dead Dog (Sunday night)
Harbor Ballroom 2nd floor        Saturday night
Filk Fest: Bill Roper
Awards Ceremony
Reduced William Shakespeare Star Wars Reading
Filk Fest: Sassafras & Mary Crowell
Harbor Pre-function 2nd floor        Gaming
Newsletter Distribution
Harbor Ballroom 2nd floor        Gaming
Art Demos
Galleria LobbyFan Tables
GalleriaArt Show/Sales
Con Suite
Hucksters/NESFA Sales
Discussion Groups
Party Board
Print Shop
Program Participant Check-in