Gathering 2020 Accommodations

Be Wise, Book Early

 

Looking forward to our 2020 gathering and seeing everyone in Hull, it’s a beautiful time to be in and around Boston and you can make this a really fabulous vacation.

 

It is crucial to book reservations early for the 2020 gathering.  The summer is peak season in Hull and Nantasket Beach.   Here is some info to get you started on your journey.

 

This is the School where the gathering will be held so you can have a location to work from:

 

Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School

18 Harborview Road

Hull, MA. 02045

 

Hull has very few large hotels but does have lots of B&B’s and other small motels which you could research.  Trip Advisor is always a great resource.  Here are some suggestions for the surrounding areas:

 

Josephine’s on the Bay B&B, Hull

https://josephinesbandb.com

 

The Beacon Waterfront Inn B&B, Hull

https://www.beaconhull.com

 

Arbor Inn, Weymouth

www.arborinnBoston.com

 

Boston Motel Weymouth

http://www.bostonmotelma.com

 

Adams Motel, Quincy

https://www.bwadamsinn.com

 

Comfort Inn, Rockland

https://www.choicehotels.com/massachusetts/rockland/comfort-inn-hotels/ma047?source=gyxt

 

 

 

Doubletree, Rockland

https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/massachusetts/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-boston-rockland-BOSRODT/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-DT-BOSRODT

 

More luxurious Hotels in Hull:

 

A block of rooms has been secured at the following hotels that are the closest, they are on the pricey side but nice properties on the beach. 

 

The Nantasket Hotel at the Beach

115 Nantasket Avenue

Hull, MA 02045

Telephone:  781-925-4100

 

6 Rooms are reserved for the nights of 7/23, 24 and 25 under TSWG, they will be released for general sale on March 23.  You must tell them you are with TSWG and want to reserve one of the rooms, you must provide your payment info and be sure to ask what the cancellation policy is and ask about any additional taxes or fees that will be added to the rate.

 

Two bedded Standard rooms, if you want a view ask when you call and some partial view rooms can be had at an additional fee of $30 per night.

 

I spoke with Dolores and she was very accommodating.

Thursday 7/23-$209

Friday, 7/24- 269

Saturday 7/25- $269

 

Also a block of 10 rooms is being held at

 

Nantasket Beach Resort

45 Shore Drive

Hull, MA 02045

(781) 925-4500

www.nantasketbeachresort.com

Just reopening in April after a major renovation.   There are 5 non view King bedded rooms at $359 per night plus taxes and fees, and 5 two bedded rooms at $379 per night plus taxes and fees.  Please make your reservations under the Seat Weavers Guild Room Block by May 5, 2020.  After that we will release the block for general sale.  These rooms are booked for Friday 7/24 and Saturday 7/25, always with the option of extending either side of those dates.

In addition you could investigate:

 

Air B&B

Check out local Air B&B’s

www.airbnb.com/Hull

 

Campgrounds & RV Parks

Lovell’s Island:  www.BostonHarborIslands.org

Wompatuck Camp Grounds, Hingham: www.mass.gov

Fort Revere Park, Hull: www.mass.gov

Please note that there are Walmart Stores in both Quincy & Weymouth.   Give them a call to check on their RV parking arrangements.

 

In addition there are two parking lots very close to the school that can be available for RV Parking.  Please let George Goodwin know if you are interested, he will need to know by the beginning of July who would like to park there and what specific dates.  He will talk to the police department to make arrangements.

 

Boston Proper

If you would like to stay in Boston Proper, there is a ferry from Boston to Hull.

Look at the schedules for the Hingham/Hull Ferry at:

www.mbta.com

 

Coming by Sea

It is also possible you may be able to dock your boat, more information to follow in April.  Of course, Sue Muldoon had reminded me, this becomes very weather dependent.

 

MassArt Dorm Room Accommodations (click to print)

Dorm Room Accommodations in Boston for 2020 Gathering


We have the opportunity to book dorm rooms at Mass Art in Boston for the gathering weekend. Here is the information. You will need to make your reservations on your own but if you mention The SeatWeavers’® Guild they will try to book you near everyone else. 


You will need to be aware of parking. You may take public
transportation to the Ferry that will bring you to Hull. I will be happy to help if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you in July.
Thank you for your email. I am happy to hear that you are interested in staying with us during the upcoming summer. I have attached residence hall information sheets for Artists' Residence and Smith Hall, the two buildings with the most availability during your requested stay. I also have included information for the Treehouse as well. We have
more limited availability in Treehouse --- one floor with 8 suites (variations of singles and doubles). I am also including building descriptions and next steps for booking below. In order to reserve a space, we would need to receive a
signed housing agreement and deposit payment. If individuals are booking on their own, we would be able to provide
housing based on availability at the time of the request.
In terms of travel to Hull, I did find information on the MBTA website. It looks like fares range between $4-10. The link for more information can be found here: https://www.mbta.com/schedules/Boat-F1/line
Parking near Long Wharf can be very expensive. If you stay with us, I would suggest taking the Green line into Downtown and transferring over to the Blue line to Long Wharf. There are green line stops (Longwood Medical Area or Museum of Fine Arts) approximately 1 block in either direction of our location. And the travel time approximately 30
minutes by train.
The Tree House is a suite style building on the MassArt campus in downtown Boston. Within each suite are at least two shared occupancy bedrooms and a bathroom for the occupants to share. Shared occupancy bedrooms can be rented as single occupancy
(one bed will remain empty in the bedroom); however, the other bedroom may have one or two guests in it as well. While the suites do not have a kitchen, there is a community
kitchen on the 3rd floor of the building for all building residents to use. The kitchen contains a full sized fridge, two microwaves, a stove/oven and dishwasher.
For amenities, each of the suites/bedrooms are air conditioned and the building is set for WiFi access. There are also Ethernet ports in each of the common sitting areas and bedrooms should the participants wish to bring their own Ethernet cables to connect. While televisions are not provided for the suites/bedrooms, there are a number of lounges in the building that do have televisions for all building residents to use. The third floor offers a small fitness room, a pool/ping pong table and a laundry room that is coinoperated with each load costing $1.75.
The Artists’ Residence is an apartment style building on the MassArt campus in downtown Boston. Within each apartment are at least two bedrooms (most of them are double occupancy), a bathroom a small kitchen area and sitting area. Shared occupancy bedrooms can be rented as single occupancy (one bed will remain empty in the bedroom); however, the other bedroom may have one or two guests in it as well. The kitchen contains a full sized fridge, stove/oven and dishwasher. The sitting area has
a small table and chairs/couches.
For amenities, each of the apartments/bedrooms are air conditioned and the building is
set for WiFi access. There are also Ethernet ports in each of the common sitting areas
and bedrooms should you wish to bring your own Ethernet cables to connect. While televisions are not provided, if you would like to bring your own, there is a cable jack in the common sitting area of each apartment and in each of the bedrooms. The first floor
also contains a laundry room that is coin-operated with each load costing $1.75.
While there is a kitchen in the, the following items are not provided, however
participants are welcome to bring their own:
· Plates
· Pots
· Pans
· Cups/mugs
· Utensils (cooking and eating)
· Microwaves
· Trash barrels for the unit (there is a trash room on the floor that tied bags can be left in)
· Coffee machine/Keurig
· Hangers
· Iron/Ironing Board
· Toiletries
· Cleaning supplies
The Smith Hall is a suite style building on the MassArt campus in downtown Boston. Within each suite are two shared occupancy bedrooms and a bathroom for the occupants to share. Shared occupancy bedrooms can be rented as single occupancy
(one bed will remain empty in the bedroom); however, the other bedroom may have one or two guests in it as well. While the suites do not have a kitchen, there is a community
kitchen on the 1st floor of the building for all building residents to use. The kitchen contains a mini fridge, microwave, and a stovetop.
For amenities, each of the suites/bedrooms are air conditioned and the building is set for WiFi access. There are also Ethernet ports in each of the common sitting areas and bedrooms should the participants wish to bring their own Ethernet cables to connect. While televisions are not provided for the suites/bedrooms, there is a lounge on each floor of the building that does have a television for all building residents to use. The first floor offers a ping pong table and a laundry room that is coin-operated with each load costing $1.75.
All buildings are Wi-Fi ready and each bedroom has Ethernet ports for anyone who wants to use a hardline for their connection. Each of the buildings have at least one lounge area with a television that all building residents can use. There are laundry
rooms in each building that are coin operated and each has a courtesy officer on duty at the front desk 24/7. Additional building information can be found here: https://massart.edu/summer-housing
· Bed linen and towels: $30.00 per set
If you are interested in a group contract and the discounted group rate, the next step would be to confirm availability and send a price estimate and housing agreement for
your stay. To do that, we would need the following information:
1. Check in and out dates
2. The building you are interested in
3. Number of beds and bedroom type (Single, double occupancy)
4. Whether or not linen should be included
I look forward to hearing from you and welcome any questions you may have. If it would be easier to schedule a time to discuss housing more in depth, please let me know your
availability. I am pretty flexible both tomorrow and Friday.
Best,
Charbra Parkman
Assistant Director
Management Office for the Artists' Residence, Smith Hall, and Tree House
CAPSTONE MANAGEMENT OFFICE @
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
600 Rear Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA 02115
617.879.5103 | capstonemanagement@massart.edu

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