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Alternatives 2017 will be held at the Boston Park Plaza from Friday evening, August 18 through Monday, August 21, 2017. The conference will begin with dinner and opening night speakers on Friday evening, with full days of workshops Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Hotel Accommodations

Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Room rates:

$149 single/double - one bed (including ADA rooms)
$169 single/double - two beds (including ADA rooms)
$179 triple – two beds
$189 quad – two beds
$299 and up – suites

Reservations can be made including days before and after the conference from August 15 through 22, 2017. (A limited number of rooms are available 3 days before and after those dates.) Click for Hotel Registration

If you would like to reserve by phone, call the hotel directly at 617-426-2000 and mention "the Boston Conference".

Boston Park Plaza’s Concierge will be happy to share their extensive knowledge of Greater Boston, New England and beyond. If you would like to request tickets or transportation services in advance of your stay (48-hours notice is requested), or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Concierge team at 617-654-1912 or by email.

Airport Transportation

Arriving from Logan International Airport options:

  • Airport Cab Service, Uber or Lyft.
  • Boston's Subway: The "T" - The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located at the Arlington Stop (Green Line) (see instructions below).

Taxis (24/7)

Taxi Service:
24-hour, curbside, taxi service is available at Logan Airport and at the Boston Park Plaza’s Main Entrance.

Logan Taxi Cab Service
Flat Rate to airport:  $39.00 (one way)

UBER (Boston is rich with Uber or Lyft drivers ready to take you cross town).  Download the UBER or LYFT app on your smart phone ahead of time.

GROUPON - Check for “Boston Logan Airport Transportation” Groupons before you leave home.  Currently, Groupon is offering a “one-way sedan service for up to four people” for $59 (roundtrip for $99).

Shuttles (24/7)

Go Airport Shuttle
GO Airport Shuttle Phone: 1-844-787-1670
Estimated price: $22.00 one way (shared van service)

Pets (additional $25.00)

Public Transportation

T Service: (Subway):

From Boston Logan Airport take the Blue Line to Government Center Stop and switch to the Green Line (inbound). Get off at Arlington. The Park Plaza Hotel is across the street from Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston & Arlington Streets.


CharlieCard-purchase from a person at the ticket booth:   $2.25 includes FREE transfer to Local Bus DISCOUNTED transfer to Express Bus One Transfer valid within two hours of paying your fare.
CharlieTicket/ Cash-on-board or from a machine in subway station   $2.75

Here’s a link to a GREAT map of Boston with subway stops.

Scooter & Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchair Express (Charlestown) – has excellent reviews re: Customer Service
Telephone: 617-337- 5133 or online at

Scoot Around (Boston) Call 1-888-441-7575 or go online at:

Alternatives 2017 is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration