Traveling to MIT

Inauguration guests will find it helpful to visit the MIT visitor information website, where you will find maps and other essential information.

Hotel information specific to Inauguration

Spring is a busy time in the Boston area, which means it is essential to make hotel reservations early. MIT’s preferred hotel partners are listed below. Please note: MIT provides this information as a resource and does not guarantee MIT discounted rates over Blackout Periods or room availability at any of the hotels listed below. For questions, please contact the hotels directly. Thank you.

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-6600
Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

Courtyard by Marriott
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-7777
Toll Free: (866) 323-4149

Fairfield Inn and Suites
215 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA  02141
Phone: (617) 621-1999

Holiday Inn Express
250 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 577-7600

The Hotel Marlowe
25 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 868-8000
Toll Free: (800) 825-7140

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-1234
Toll Free: (800) 228-9000

The Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 577-1300

Le Meridien Boston Cambridge Hotel
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 577-0200

Residence Inn Cambridge
120 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 349-0700
Toll Free: (800) 331-3131

Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 806-4200

Sonder 907 Main
907 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 300-0956

The Whitney Hotel
170 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Toll free: (888) 673-3650

Transportation information specific to Inauguration

If you are driving to Cambridge, the best thing is to leave your car parked at your hotel during your stay, rather than to try to drive to different events. Parking is very difficult to find and driving in town is more trouble than it is worth.

The MBTA Red Line can take you from Kendall Square into Boston or down to Harvard Square in just a few minutes. You can also use a taxi or rideshare service to travel around Boston and Cambridge. The address of the main MIT building, where the columns and big crosswalk are, is 77 Massachusetts Avenue. It helps to tell the taxi or rideshare company which side of the street you are standing on, east or west. The east side is the MIT building at 77 Mass. Ave; the west side traffic is heading across the river to Boston.

When you are leaving campus, you may have more luck walking over to the taxi stand at the Marriott Hotel in Kendall Square, or requesting a pick-up at Main Street in Cambridge, rather than on Massachusetts Avenue, because the traffic is so dense in the immediate area. Visitors should be aware that cabs from out of town are allowed to pick up passengers in Cambridge only if they have been called. If you are in Cambridge, it is not possible to flag down a Boston or Brookline cab, or vice versa.

Car services

Local taxi companies

  • Cambridge Taxi Cab 617-649-7000
  • Checker Cab of Cambridge 617-497-9000
  • Boston Cab 617-536-5010
  • Metro Cab (Boston) 617-782-5500
  • Star Taxi 617-876-8888
  • UTS 617-661-2500
  • Yellow Cab (Cambridge) 617-354-5559

Accessible taxis

We recommend first calling the accessible Cambridge Taxi program at 866-654-1003.

Other area companies include:

  • Ambassador Cab 617-492-1100
  • Checker Cab of Cambridge 617-497-9000
  • Top/City Cab of Boston 617-536-5100

Inauguration shuttle pick-up / drop-off map

Note: Inauguration Shuttle only runs on May 1, 2023 from 7am–11pm

This map shows the shuttle routes on the MIT campus for May 1st.