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
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
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
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
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
35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608
Holiday Inn Express Worcester Downtown - (508) 757-0400
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.
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
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) - Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes
One Airport Road, Manchester, NH 03103
(Boston) Logan International Airport (BOS) - Estimated time travel to university: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
500 Terminal East, Boston, MA 02128
Worcester Regional Airport
375 Airport Drive, Worcester, MA 01602