Lodging Information

Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture: Lodging Information

Conference participants are expected to make their own lodging arrangements. Hotel space in Harvard Square is at a premium, so we encourage participants to consider staying with friends, using public transit to commute into campus, or using Airbnb or another homesharing service. A small number of homesharing spaces are available, with priority going to those who have received financial aid to support their participation; please contact Dan McKanan at dmckanan@hds.harvard.edu if you are interested in this. As you make arrangements please keep in mind that most conference events will take place at Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Hall, which is located at 45 Francis Avenue in Cambridge. This is at the northeast corner of campus, very near the border between Cambridge and Somerville. Note also that the conference will begin early on March 31 and end late on April 1, so in most cases you will want to arrange for three nights’ lodging, with check in on March 30 and check out on April 2. If you are interested in the lodging options described below, please contact them directly:

  • Irving House is a bed and breakfast located an 8 minute walk from Harvard Divinity School. Their rates range from $145 per night for a room with a single bed and shared bath to $285 for a private room with a queen sized and two single beds, suitable for up to four people (plus 14.45% occupancy tax). This includes continental breakfast. You may contact them at 617/547-4600 or stay@irvinghouse.com.
  • Super Eight Watertown is by far the most affordable hotel that is accessible to Harvard Divinity School via public transit. It is located at 100 North Beacon Street in Watertown. The commute to the Divinity School is about thirty minutes, including fifteen minutes of walking and a 15 minute bus ride. They are holding twelve double, nonsmoking rooms for our group at a rate of $84.60 per night for 1-2 people, $93.60 per night for 3 people, or $102.60 per night for 4 people (plus tax of about 15%). To obtain this group rate, please call 866/820-2718 and provide the confirmation number 77571185. This rate will be available until all spaces or taken or March 16, whichever comes sooner.