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.


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

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


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,” $


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