BTD Announces Parking Meter Changes in the City. Meter rates will go up $.25 an hour on city meters. A quarter will now only get you 12 minutes of time. Retrofitting meters begins this weekend, and the city hopes to be done by the end of January.
Please consider carpooling, or taking public transit. The hotel is not far from the World Trade Center station on the Silver Line or a 3/4 mile walk from South Station (Amtrak, Commuter Rail, and Red Line).
There are parking garages on the Red Line at Alewife (MBTA station garage, $7 per day, $8 overnight) and at Park Street (Boston Common Garage, $11 per weekend day, if you arrive after 4pm on Friday). Wellington Station (Orange Line) has a parking lot ($5.50 per day, 1,000+ parking spaces). There are overnight parking lots available for people that take the Logan Express bus the airport (round trip bus ticket is $22, parking is $11 per day). From the airport, it's a short hop on the Silver Line to the hotel.
Parking in the garage under the Westin Waterfront Hotel is $42 for Valet Parking per day for overnight stays, self-parking is $32 per night. With just 400 parking spaces in the garage, we're expecting it to sell out (8 spaces are reserved for handicap parking).
Valet Parking includes unlimited in-and-out privileges (they'll hold a space for you, if you tell them you're coming back). Self-parking also includes in-and-out privileges, as long as the garage is not full (the system might not save you a space). If the garage is full, you might be able to return at the Valet rate.
The garage is not operated by the hotel.
Max height for the garage is 6' 8", but the parking spaces in the garage are tight, so I wouldn't recommend parking large trucks and SUVs in the garage.
There are other parking lots nearby that range from $10 (must leave by 3am) to $12 until Midnight and $24 (if you stay past Midnight).
There are parking meters in the area. Most meters are 8am-8pm, a few are 8am-6pm. All meters are no change on Sundays and Holidays (i.e. MLKjr Holiday)). For a rough idea of where the meters are, take a look at the Primo Parking site.
You can park your car for the weekend at LAZ's 390 Congress St. Lot (green on the map below) for $24 per day (or $12 until Midnight). The entrances for the lot are on E. Service Rd and at Boston Wharf Rd. You pay when you exit.
MassPort's $10 lots are marked in pink on the map below (directions are below). The $10 rate is for weekend parking if you leave by 3am. If you arrive after 6pm on Friday, $10 for 2-4 hours and a max of $20 if you leave by 3am.
Directions are below.
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LAZ Parking Lot Directions
To get to the LAZ parking lot at 390 Congress St. Lot (marked in green on the map above), continue down Summer St past the Westin and turn left onto D Street. After the bridge (third traffic light), turn left onto Congress St, go about three blocks and turn bear right onto E. Service Rd. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your left.
To walk back to the hotel, follow Congress St to the World Trade Center Silverline Station and take the stairs up to the bridge level (you might also be able to take an elevator inside the station). Cross over the bridge to the hotel.
MassPort Parking Lots Directions
To get to the closest MassPort parking lot (marked in pink on the map above), continue down Summer St past the Westin and turn left onto D Street. After the bridge (second traffic light), turn right onto Congress St, and then turn right again (just before the parking lot) and then turn left into the parking lot.
If the first MassPort lot is full, continue along Congress Street as it bears left, and then ends at Northern Ave. Turn right onto Northern Ave, and then right at the round-about onto Haul Rd. As you turn, the parking lot will be on your right, and the entrance is on Haul Rd.
For both of these parking lots, you'll need to use the same credit card to enter and leave the lot with your car. Also, you must leave the parking lot by 3am.
Oversize Vehicle Parking
If you have a vehicle that won't fit in the parking garage., you can park overnight at one of LAZ's parking lots. If your vehicle is too tall, you can park at the 390 Congress St. Lot. If your vehicle is too large to fit in a single parking space (a truck or a car with a trailer), you can park at 391 Congress St. Lot (marked in orange on the map above), but you'll need to go to the entrance to LAZ's 390 Congress St. Lot and pay the attendant there and have him let you into the 391 lot (you'll be charged for two parking spaces). If you arrive after 11pm, their 24-hour attendant can be reached at 1 (617) 451-7732 and he should be over in minutes to let you in.
To get to the parking lots from the loading docks, turn left from Fargo Street onto D Street. After the bridge (third traffic light), turn left onto Congress St, go about three blocks and turn right onto E. Service Rd. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your left. If you need to get to the oversize lot, continue down E. Service Rd, turn left at Seaport Blvd, and then left again onto Congress St., the entrance to the lot will be on your right (there's a median strip down the middle of Congress St, so you can't turn left into the oversize lot).
Note these rates are as of September 2010. They might be higher by January 2011.