Useful information on accommodations and travel.
Lodging at the Marine Biological Laboratory
The SGP hosts its annual meeting and symposium
at the Marine Biological Laboratory every September. Attendees
who wish to stay at the MBL during the symposium are housed
in the Swope Center. If attendance is unusually large, participants
may also be assigned to Ebert Hall.
of Accommodation: double rooms
Room Features: private bathrooms, telephones, 2 data ports
Other Features: dining hall, café,
outdoor eating area, 6 public computers, 6 data ports,
public television, lounge area, coin operated laundry,
overlooks Eel Pond
If you decide not to stay at the Marine Biological
Laboratory during the Symposium and would like to make your
own arrangements with a local motel, we suggest you contact:
|Woods Hole Motels:
|Sleepy Hollow Motor Inn
|Sands of Time Motor Inn
|Falmouth Motels: (5 miles from
|Shoreway Acres Inn
|Holiday Inn of Falmouth
|Ramada Inn on the Square
|Falmouth Marine Trade Winds Motel
|Red Horse Inn Motel
There are also many B&B's in Falmouth; try www.falmouthvisitor.com
Plane: Logan Airport in Boston
has the advantage of regular, direct bus service between Logan
and Woods Hole. Boarding for the Peter Pan/Bonanza bus to Woods
Hole is just outside the baggage claim area. T.F. Green Airport
in Providence, RI also offers bus service to Woods Hole. Be
sure to check bus options online at www.peterpanbus.com.
If you are planning to rent a car, Green is probably the
airport of choice (www.pvdairport.com). We suggest
you don’t fly into Hyannis,
as local transportation between Hyannis and Woods Hole is not
Bus: Round-trip bus fare from
Airport to Woods Hole is about $47.00 and from T.F.
Green Airport to Woods Hole is $63.00. The bus stop in Woods
Hole, a 10-minute walk from Swope Center, is in the Steamship
Authority parking lot. Walk the 100 yards or so up Luscombe
Avenue to Water Street, turn left and cross the drawbridge,
continue another several hundred yards and turn right on MBL
Street. (Lillie Building will be on your right.) Swope is straight
ahead on the Eel Pond. You can get the current bus schedule
from the Peter Pan/Bonanza website at www.peterpanbus.com (the
schedule changes slightly right after Labor Day, so please
be sure to check before booking your flight).
Car: The meeting site is about a two-hour
drive from Boston. If you come down Route 3 and cross the Sagamore
Bridge, take the first exit and follow signs for Falmouth (you
will turn left at the light and follow the canal west). At
the Bourne Rotary, go three-quarters of the way around and
go south on Route 28. If you come down I-495, continue to the
Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 south to Falmouth. Woods
Hole is about 5 miles from Falmouth, and the road is clearly
marked by signs to Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard.
On arrival in Woods Hole, cross over the drawbridge and turn
right onto MBL Street. Swope Center is straight ahead at the
bend in the road.
Parking: If you drive to Woods Hole, remember
that parking is by permit only. You must obtain a parking permit
at the registration desk and park ONLY at the Bar Neck parking
lot. Do NOT park in any of the other MBL lots or on the street.
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce: General
area information 508-548-8500.