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A mix of new and old, Worcester's landscape blends impressive mills and diverse architecture with community-oriented neighborhoods and inviting green spaces. Worcester is conveniently accessible by an excellent transportation system, making it easy for its residents, workers, and visitors get in and out of the city.


A variety of hotel options is available in the greater Worcester area. Some hotels may have group rates available, although the rates have certain cutoff dates. Those staying in hotels should register as a commuter, and make their own reservations and payments directly with the hotel. Those listed below are within an approximate 15-mile radius, but check on distance with the hotel. When making reservations, let the facility know that you are attending the New England Institute of Addiction Studies event at the Worcester State University.

If a hotel is offering a special NEIAS group rate, it is included below. If so, be sure to request the NEIAS group rate when you reserve your hotel room!

Comfort Inn and Suites Auburn - (508) 832-8300 - Group Rate for NEIAS: $109.99/night plus tax - Reserve by Friday, May 19, 2017
426 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501                                                                                                                    

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Auburn - (508) 832-2500
10-12 Johnson St, Auburn, MA 015011

La Quinta Inn Auburn/Worcester - (508) 832-7000 - Group Rate for NEIAS: $93.50/night plus tax - Reserve by May 21, 2017
446 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501                                                                                                                    

Residence Inn by Marriott - Worcester - (508) 753-6300
503 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605

Beechwood Hotel - (508) 754-5789 - Group Rate for NEIAS: $179/night plus tax
363 Plantation Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605                                                                                       

Courtyard by Marriott Worcester - (508) 363-0300 72 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605

Quality Inn & Suites - (508) 852-2800 - Group Rate for NEIAS: $109/night plus tax - Reserve by May 22, 2017
50 Oriol Drive, Worcester, MA 01603                                                                                                              

Fairfield Inn & Suites Worcester-Auburn - (508) 832-9500
718 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501

Hilton Garden Inn Worcester - (508) 753-5700 - Group Rate - Ask for Worcester State University rate: $126.65/night plus tax
35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608

Holiday Inn Express Worcester Downtown - (508) 757-0400 - Group Rate for NEIAS: $112/night plus tax - Reserve by May 22, 2017
110 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608


Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

Worcester’s central New England location makes it easy to get to Boston and its western suburbs, the North Shore, South Shore, Springfield, Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut. The city is conveniently located near 1-190, 1-290, I-90, I-495, I-84, Route 9, Route 146, and Route 20.

Specific driving directions recommended by the college, building and parking information, and further logistical details will be emailed to you about one week prior to the program. In the meantime, click here for further driving direction information from the college.

Highway Mileage from Worcester

  • NYC: 178 miles
  • Portland, ME: 141 miles
  • Newport, RI: 74 miles
  • Manchester, NH: 73 miles
  • Hartford, CT: 64 miles
  • Springfield, MA: 53 miles
  • Providence, RI: 43 miles
  • Lowell, MA: 41 miles
  • Boston, MA: 38 miles
  • Burlington, VT: 218 miles

Train, Bus, and Commuter Rail:

Worcester’s historic Union Station, one of the Commonwealth's most beautiful structures, serves as an inter-modal hub, hosting Amtrak, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail service to Boston, taxi service, as well as both intra- and inter-city bus services and free Wi-Fi access. Train service to and from Boston may also be available. Click here for further train, commuter rail, and bus links.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) service area includes over half a million in population and is the second largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts, serving 35 communities.

Airport Information:

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is lucky enough to be within an hour's drive to 4 major airports as well as have its own Worcester Regional Airport which features charter service and the recently added commercial airline service to Florida and Myrtle Beach, SC through Direct Air. For your convenience, below you'll find their websites and contact information:

(Providence) T.F. Green Airport (PVD) - Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 737-8222, (888) 268-7222 toll free

(Hartford) Bradley International Airport (BDL) -
Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 292-2000

Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) - Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes
One Airport Road, Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 624-6556

(Boston) Logan International Airport (BOS) - Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
500 Terminal East, Boston, MA 02128
(617) 569-6759

Worcester Regional Airport
375 Airport Drive, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-1350
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