NEASA 2024 Lodging, Dining, and Amusements

The 2024 Conference will be held at the Barker Center at Harvard University, located at 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Accessibility:

The Barker Center has a wheelchair accessible ramp at the front entrance, and is accessible via a parking lot on the Prescott Street entrance. The elevator is to the left of the main entrance, and accesses each floor. There is a single stall, gender neutral restroom on the fourth floor. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or needs in regards to accessibility, please feel free to reach out to neasacouncil@gmail.com.

Nearby Accommodations:

Sheraton Commander Hotel: It’s a Sheraton/Marriott, $$$

Hotel 1868: Boutique hotel, slightly farther away from campus, $-$$

Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville: Pretty standard hotel, $-$$

Porter Square Hotel: Standard hotel, nice, farther away from campus, $$

Irving House at Harvard: Bed and breakfast, $$-$$$

Prentiss House: Inn, availability seems limited

Harvard Square Hotel: “Relax in Our Stylish Boutique Hotel in Harvard Square,” $$$

Charles hotel: “Ivy League Indulgence,” $$$

Hotel Veritas: “Elegance meets comfort,” $$$

DoubleTree Suites

Dining:

Cambridge Common Restaurant: north of Harvard

“Relaxed, welcoming hangout with many draft beer choices & nightly live music shows,” $$

Toscano Harvard Square: Italian cuisine

“Tuscan specialties including pasta, pizza & risotto in a rustic, refined setting,” $$$

Harvest: American cuisine

“Welcoming mainstay for contemporary New England seasonal dishes; garden courtyard,” $$$

Source restaurants: pizza, small plates

“Pizzas & light fare doled out in a redbrick venue that has an industrial-style dining room & a bar,” $$

Russell House Tavern: American cuisine

“Upscale New American fare, craft cocktails & microbrews are on offer at this chic gathering spot,” $$

The Hourly Oyster House: seafood

“Cozy but airy spot serving seafood, from raw bar options to lobsters, plus eclectic wines & spirits,” $$

Red House restaurant: seafood

“Charming, long-running venue for shareable plates & cocktails, plus a patio with weekly live music,” $$$

Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar:

“Staple pub that’s popular with students for beer selection, happy-hour bar bites & a patio,” $

Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant: Vietnamese cuisine

“Local mini-chain eatery offering Vietnamese noodle soups (pho) & entrees in a cheerful setting,” $

Coffee:

Faro café: coffee, live music

Blue Bottle Coffee: “Trendy chain offering upscale coffee drinks & pastries, plus beans & brewing equipment,” $$

Tatte Bakery & Café: Harvard Square, $$

Café Gato Rojo: “Coffee, tea, hot chocolate pastries, open based on the school season,” $

Pavement Coffee House: “High-end coffee, espresso drinks & tea, baked goods, relaxed coffee shop,” $$

Bluestone Lane Harvard Square Café: $$

Peet’s Coffee: $

Starbucks: north and south of Harvard

Blank Street Coffee: $

Dudley Cafe – Cambridge: north of Harvard

Other things to do:

The Royall House and Slave Quarters Museum, Medford, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

African American Meeting House, Boston

Boston Athenaeum, Boston