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Reservations for Arisia '11 are closed while we process the Waiting List. If you do not yet have a room, please follow the instructions below.

We hope to find a room for everyone on our Waiting List that requested a King room, but we have more requests for Doubles than are available at the Westin. For those people looking for a double double room (a room with two beds), we've arranged for extra rooms at the Doubletree Hotel Boston - Downtown hotel. For more information, please see the Overflow Hotel page.

To cancel your reservation, see below.

Hotel Information

We are pleased to announce that Arisia '11, '12, and '13 will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

425 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Please note, the entire Westin hotel is smoke-free (including the hotel lobby).

For more information about the hotel itself, but NOT reservations, you can visit the hotel's web site.


All of Arisia '11 functions and parties will be at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Arisia has blocked most of rooms at the Westin so we will be sharing some of the guest room floors with non-Arisia guests. The following room types were available at the Westin: King - one king-size bed;  Double - two double beds (the Westin has more Kings than Doubles) and these are available as "Traditional" and "Deluxe" rooms.  Deluxe rooms are slightly larger than Traditional rooms. All regular rooms are $130 per night plus ~14.5% tax.

The hotel does not permit more than four people to share a hotel room.

We have an Active block (noisier, parties) and Quiet block (rooms further away from parties), both of which are arranged to include all types of rooms.  While we will have some floors that are all active rooms, every hotel floor (including those that are mostly quiet) have suites that might contain parties.

Make reservations using the Westin reservation pages for our event. You should receive an email with an acknowledgment and a confirmation code. Save this information.

The URLs for making reservations are at the bottom of this page, if you want something other than a normal room, please read the entire page before making a reservation.

If the information below doesn't answer your questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Party Hosts

If you would like to host a party (open or closed) please fill out the Party Host form (even if you've emailed us). You must have a reservation and fill out the form in order to host a party. If your party is approved by our Party Czarina, your reservation will be moved to the Party Host block.

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected].


Suites at the Westin are limited and will be allocated in November. Please fill out the Party Host Form (even if you're not hosting a party) by November 1 if you are interested in reserving a suite (please make a normal reservation before you request a Suite).  All suites have King beds. Some of  the couches in the suites fold out.  

You can find descriptions of the suites at the Westin's website.

Prices for suites have not yet been set.

The initial round of suite allocation will take place around the beginning of November.


To find out about reserving a room on Dealers Row, please go to the dealer info page. 

Special Requests

Handicap Access

The Westin has two types of handicap-accessible rooms. All have accessible fixtures in the bathroom. Rooms with a tub and hand bars are available with one King or two Double beds. The hotel has 21 King Rooms, and 16 Doubles marked as Accessible. Half of these have roll-in showers.

You can not directly reserve Access rooms from the hotel. If you need an accessible hotel room, please make a standard reservation and then request the room through the Hotel Request Form.

For more information about accessibility at Arisia, please see our Access page.

Cots/Rollaways, Cribs, Mini-Fridges, etc

King rooms can have a single cot added to them (Doubles can not). Any room can have a crib. Please request these through the Hotel Request Form. The deadline for requests is December 1.

All guest rooms have small fridges (formerly mini-bars).

Connecting Rooms

All connecting rooms in the hotel connect from a room in one block to another room in the same block. No more than two rooms connect anywhere in the hotel.   All rooms connect directly through a door in the shared wall. Connecting rooms alternate King and then Double, so you can't get two Doubles or two Kings that connect. Please make your reservation for two rooms, please fill out the Hotel Request Form with your confirmation numbers for both rooms before December 1 to request connecting rooms, subject to availability.

Special Placement (Shabbat, Staff, etc)

If you would like your reservation to be placed on a low floor, be close to the Staff Den, or be close to children services, please use the Hotel Request Form to let us know.

If you'd like to get on the waiting list to change your room block, type of bed, .. please fill out the Waiting List form to be added to the waiting list.

Reservation URLs

The public room blocks are currently sold out, however we have some rooms held in reserve for various purposes that will be released to folks on the Waiting List. If you'd like to join the Waiting List, please fill out the Waiting List form. (see below).

Room Cancellations

If you wish to cancel an existing reservation, please send email to [email protected] with your name and confirmation number. We will then pass the room on to someone on our waiting list. Reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Waiting List

If the Westin is out of rooms, or out of rooms of the type of room you are looking for, please fill out the Waiting List form to be added to the waiting list. If you do not yet have a reservation, where the form asks for a reservation number, enter 'No Reservation'.

If the information above hasn't answered your questions, please contact us at [email protected]