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Location, Accommodations, Travel

Location

Rhode Island Convention Center
APRIL 7 - 10, 2016
1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903
Main Phone – 401.458.6000

 Accommodations

Attendees of the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting are invited to reserve their rooms under the OAH room blocks listed below. The OAH room rates are valid until March 17, 2016  using the group code OAH (Organization of American Historians) or booking online.

Rates do not include taxes. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to receive a refund of the deposit.

Letter to members:
Important information regarding the Hilton Providence from the OAH Executive Board. Please click here.

 

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903
401-421-0700 
Reserve Online*
Single Rate: $159.00

*Some nights sold out*

*if link does not auto populate please select the Biltmore hotel from the dropdown and use Group Code OAH16 before clicking the search button.
If calling please ask for the "Organization of American Historians" group rate

Federal Government rates available

Valet parking available for guests at $28 per night

Omni Providence Hotel - attached to conference center
1 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903
401 598 8000
Reserve Online

Single Rate: $189
Double Occupancy: $189
Federal Government rates available

Parking Information

 

Courtyard Providence Downtown
32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903
401-272-1191
Reserve Online

Single Rate: $169
Double Occupancy: $169
Federal Government rates available

Parking Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown

*Some nights sold out*

58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
1-800-HILTONS (Group Code AMH)
Reserve Online

Single Rate: $149
Double Occupancy: $149
Federal Government rates available

Travel Information

Air Travel

T.F. Green Airport

T.F. Green Airport was recently named one of the "Top Five Alternative Airports" in the country by Forbes magazine and received a Reader's Choice recommendation from Condé Nast Traveler. Just off Exit 13 on Interstate Route 95, Green Airport is accessible to Boston, Cape Cod and Southeastern New England It offers more than 160 direct flights via major carriers.

Airlines

  • Cape Air 800-352-0714
  • Continental Airlines/Continental Express 800-525-0280
  • Delta Airlines/Delta Connections 800-221-1212
  • Jet Blue 800-538-2583
  • Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525
  • Southwest Airlines 800-435-9792
  • United Airlines/United Airlines Express 800-241-6522
  • US Airways/US Airways Express 800-428-4322

 

Flight Guide

 

Shuttle service

The airport shuttle is not available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Taxi service

Taxi service to and from T.F Green into Providence cost approximately $30.00.

Car Rental 

  • Airport Taxi & Limo 401 737-2868
  • Bonanza Bus Lines 401 751-8800
  • Alamo 401 739-0696
  • Avis 401 736-7500
  • Budget 401 739-8986
  • Dollar 401 739-8450
  • Enterprise 401 739-1005
  • Hertz 401 738-3550
  • National 401 732-0907
  • Payless 401 736-8503
  • Thrifty 401 739-8660

 

Train Service from T.F. Green

T.F. Green Airport is conveniently connected to the MBTA commuter trains through the InterLink train station. Travelers can access the InterLink directly from the airport terminal through the skywalk. To get to the skywalk, proceed down the elevators to the ground level and walk to the far front left of the terminal, past the Visitor Information table, and look for signs directing to the InterLink connector. Train fares and schedules can be found on the MBTA website.

 

Rhode Island Public Transportation (RIPTA)

 

T.F. Green Airport Inbound Service –Route number 20
Service from T.F. Green Airport to Providence-Kennedy Plaza

T.F. Green Airport Outbound Service – Route number 14
Service from Providence-Kennedy Plaza to T.F. Green Airport

Kennedy Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a short walk to all the hotels and Rhode Island Convention Center.

Logan International Airport

Logan Airport is situated approximately 49 miles north of Providence. The majority of international flights arrive at terminal E. At the Information Center they will communicate in one's own language. The center of information is situated in terminal E leaving the customs area.

Massport provides complimentary shuttle bus service between airline terminals at the arrival levels, Airport Station on the MBTA Blue Line, the Water Transportation Terminal and Economy Parking. Massport shuttle bus service operates seven days per week. All shuttle buses are wheelchair lift equipped.

Train Service from Logan

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) runs low cost commuter trains to Providence from Boston and other points in Massachusetts.
Call 1-800-392-6100 or visit  for schedules and fares.
Regional trains take 48 minutes and range in price from $12.00 to 19.00

Amtrak offers many daily runs between South Station and Providence. Amtrak ranges from $22.00 - $45.00 and takes 40 minutes.
Schedules and fares can be accessed at www.amtrak.com

South Station may be accessed from Logan Airport by either Silver Line Shuttle or Taxi. The Silver Line service takes approximately twenty minutes. An adult fare is $1.25. A taxi will cost about $15.00 and will take about 10 minutes.

The Providence Train station is located 5 blocks from the major hotels and Rhode Island Convention Center. Taxis are readily available outside the station. Cost is approximately $5.00

Bus Service from Logan

Peter Pan Bus Lines has flexible bus service to Boston Logan Airport 7 days a week. Coaches are equipped with WiFi, DVD players and iPOD jacks. Professional, courteous drivers will make sure you get to your flight relaxed and on time.

Logan Airport has five terminals. For your convenience, we've included a list of terminals, airlines and contact phone numbers. You can download it by clicking here.

Rental cars from Logan
Currently, 8 rental car companies operate at Logan International Airport. They include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

In Terminals C & E, all rental car companies have direct line telephone boards connecting to the local facility and their worldwide reservation centers.

Each rental car company has complimentary shuttle buses that transport passengers to/from the terminal and the rental car facility. Shuttles run frequently and stop curbside on the arrival level for passengers to board. Departure level service is available on request.

Travelers with Disabilities

Massport Shuttle Buses serve all terminals at approximately 10 minute intervals, Massport shuttle buses are wheelchair lift-equipped. They also serve the MBTA Airport Station, Logan Water Shuttle dock and Economy Parking. Buses are equipped with a visual and audio stop announcement system. Distances from curbside drop off areas to airline ticket counters vary from 50 - 200 feet. Curbside skycap services are available from most airlines.

For more information about other services for travelers with special needs provided by Logan, please see ADA Services page.

Limousine stands are located at:

Terminal A - Arrivals level, outer surface lot area.
Terminal B - US Airways, departure level, curbside. American Airlines departure level, curbside.
Terminal C - Departure Level, outermost curb area.
Terminal E - Arrivals Level, outermost curb area.

***All taxi's departing Logan are charged an additional fee of $2.00, plus a $4.50 fee for harbor tunnel crossings. Always ask driver for a receipt.


 

Rail Travel

Amtrak

Providence is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington DC/New York City and Boston. High speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in about two and a half hours. For tickets call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.

Walking Directions from Providence Train Station to Area Hotels:

Omni, One West Exchange Street: Proceed out the Gaspee Street entrance, facing the Rhode Island State House, and walk left towards the Providence Place Mall. Turn left onto Francis Street and walk for 1/5 miles, and turn right onto West Exchange Street. The hotel will be on the right.

Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street: Proceed out the Gaspee Street entrance facing the Rhode Island State House, and walk left towards the Providence Place Mall. Turn left onto Francis Street, and walk for 1/5 miles, continuing onto Dorrance Street for 125 feet. The hotel will be on the right.

Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue: Proceed out the Gaspee Street entrance, facing the Rhode Island State House, and walk left towards the Providence Place Mall. Turn left onto Francis Street and walk for 1/5 miles. Turn right onto Sabin Street for 1/5 miles. Turn slight right onto Atwells Avenue and the hotel will be on the right.

Courtyard Providence Downtown, 32 Exchange Terrace: Proceed out the Gaspee Street entrance, facing the Rhode Island State House, and walk left towards the Providence Place Mall. Turn left onto Francis Street and walk for 0.3 miles. Then turn left onto Exchange Terrace. The hotel will be on the left.


 

Driving Instructions

Driving Directions to Providence (Rhode Island Convention Center)
Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 40 miles from Boston (about a one hour car ride) and 185 miles from New York City (about three hours by car). For a detailed map of the area, please visit our website at www.PWCVB.com

From the North:
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 22A. Follow the signs towards Downtown/Convention Center. Go through the first light in the right hand lane. Take your first right after the light. Take the next right onto Exchange Street. After the next light, bear right between the Hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage. The 4th level of the North Garage directly connects to the Convention Center.

From the South:
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 22A. Follow the signs towards Downtown/Convention Center. At the light, turn right onto Francis Street. At the next light, go right onto Sabin Street. Bear right between the Hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage. The 4th level of the North Garage directly connects to the Convention Center.

From the East:
Take 195 West. Merge onto 95 North to Exit 22A. Follow the signs towards Downtown/Convention Center. At the light, turn right onto Francis Street. At the next light, go right onto Sabin Street. Bear right between the Hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage. The 4th level of the North Garage directly connects to the Convention Center.

From the West:
Take Route 6 East to the "Route 6 East and I-195 South" on ramp. Take a right and stay to the right following the signs to Providence and Route 6 East (you will use part of the I-195 on-ramp to get onto Route 6 East). Stay on Route 6 East to the end (sign will read "6 East to 10 North") and stay to the left. Continue to the Dean Street Exit. Once on the exit ramp, stay left so that you will be on the left side of the island when you reach the light. Turn left onto Dean Street (4 lane road). Then immediately take your first right onto West Exchange Street to the Convention Center Garage. The 4th level of the North Garage directly connects to the Convention Center.

Parking at the Rhode Island Convention Center:
Daily Event Rate: $12
The Rhode Island Convention Center garage charges a flat daily rate of $12.00 when an
event is in progress. Enter facility at or after 7:00AM and exit by midnight. Otherwise,
hourly rates apply.
Overnight Rate: $18
Overnight Rate increments to a maximum of $18 per each 24-hour period. Facility is
open 24/7.
Hourly Rates
Up to ½ hr. $5.00           Up to 1 hr. $6.00
Up to 1½ hrs. $7.00       Up to 2 hrs. $8.00
Up to 2½ hrs. $9.00       Up to 3 hrs. $11.00
3 to 10 hrs. $13.00        10 to 24 hrs. $18.00