Hotel and Travel Information

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Hotels

Providence might be even better than you remember. With a revitalized waterfront, gorgeous historic architecture, good food and great art, it’s a popular destination, so book your hotel as soon as possible!

Limited blocks of rooms have been reserved at discounted rates at the following hotels (most rates are available until mid-April). Mention that you are attending the Brown University Women’s Leadership Conference when booking.

Other Hotel Options in and around Providence

 

Travel

There are many paths to Brown. Kennedy Plaza, the bus service hub, and the Providence Train Station, home to Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) service, are both downtown, just a short walk or taxi ride away from campus. T.F. Green Airport is 10 miles south in Warwick, RI.

Directions to the Maddock Alumni Center (Conference Registration)

From the North or South on Interstate 95:
Take Exit 22 to Downtown Providence. Continue straight on Memorial Boulevard and turn left onto College Street at the fourth set of traffic lights. Halfway up the hill, turn right onto Benefit Street. Take your first left on George Street. The Maddock Alumni Center is located at 38 Brown Street, the corner of George and Brown Streets.

From the East on Interstate 195:
Take Exit 2 to South Main Street and continue for half a mile until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right onto College Street and then right onto Benefit Street. Take your first left on George Street. The Maddock Alumni Center is located at 38 Brown Street, the corner of George and Brown Streets.

From the Northwest:
Follow Route 146 to I-95 South, then follow directions above (from north and south).

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Parking/Shuttle Service

Conference Parking
To accommodate guests who are driving to campus, etc., a special Conference Parking Area has been provided. We strongly suggest you utilize Conference Parking as parking enforcement is punctual and persistent! In addition, there is no parking on any Providence city street from 1:00–5:00am. We have also arranged for shuttles to transport you to and from the Parking Area to campus. Conference Parking is at the Brown Stadium on Elmgrove Avenue, between Sessions and Savoy Streets.

Directions to the Conference Parking/Brown Stadium

From the North: Take 95 South to Branch Avenue (Exit 24). Turn left onto Branch Avenue to traffic light. Cross Intersection and go up Cypress Street hill, cross over Hope Street (traffic light), go to the end of Cypress to Morris Avenue, make a left and a quick right onto Sessions Street, make first left which is Elmgrove Avenue, and the Brown Stadium is on the left.

From the South: Take 95 North to Rhode Island. Once in Providence, take Branch Avenue (Exit 24). Turn right onto Branch Avenue to traffic light. Cross intersection and go up Cypress Street hill, cross over Hope Street (traffic light), go to end of Cypress to Morris Avenue, make a left and a quick right onto Sessions Street, make first left which is Elmgrove Avenue, and the Brown Stadium is on the left.

From the East: Take Route 195 West to Gano Street exit in Providence. Take right onto Gano Street (which turns into Taber Avenue) and go to Lloyd Avenue. Turn right onto Lloyd Avenue to Elmgrove Avenue. Take a left onto Elmgrove Avenue, drive for approximately one mile and the Brown Stadium will be on the left.

Shuttle Schedule & Pick-up/Drop-off Points

Friday, May 4

  • 6:00 am – 10:00 am: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at hotels (7 hotels previously listed), Conference Parking/Brown Stadium and Maddock Alumni Center
  • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at hotels (7 hotels previously listed), Conference Parking/Brown Stadium and Maddock Alumni Center
  • 5:30 pm – 10:00pm: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at Soldiers Arch (Thayer Street, between Waterman & George streets), hotels (7 hotels previously listed) and Conference Parking/Brown Stadium

Saturday, May 5

  • 6:00 am – 10:00 am: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at hotels (7 hotels previously listed), Conference Parking/Brown Stadium and Maddock Alumni Center
  • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at Soldiers Arch (Thayer Street, between Waterman & George streets), Maddock Alumni Center, hotels (7 hotels previously listed) and Conference Parking/Brown Stadium
  • 5:30 pm – 8:30pm: Shuttle pick-up/drop-off at Soldiers Arch (Thayer Street, between Waterman & George streets), hotels (7 hotels previously listed) and Conference Parking/Brown Stadium

 

Restaurants

Rhode Island—and Providence, in particular—is known for its culinary scene. Enjoy it while you are here. Find a listing of local restaurants.

 

Taxis

Arrow Cab:401-946-5333
Corporate Taxi:401-231-2228
East Side Taxi:401-521-4200
Big Daddy Taxi:401-578-3163
Checker Cab:401-725-9000
Dominican Taxi:401-421-3787
Walsh Cab:401-943-3636
Yellow Cab:401-941-1122