Society of
General physiologists

Lodging & Directions

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.


Capacity: 168

Type of Accommodation: double rooms

Room Features: private bathrooms, telephones, 2 data ports per room

Other Features: dining hall, café, outdoor eating area, 6 public computers, 6 data ports, public television, lounge area, coin operated laundry, overlooks Eel Pond

Motel Information

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 508-548-1986
Sands of Time Motor Inn 508-548-6300
Falmouth Motels: (5 miles from Woods Hole)
Shoreway Acres Inn 508-540-3000
Holiday Inn of Falmouth 508-540-2000
Falmouth Inn 508-540-2500
Ramada Inn on the Square 508-457-0606
Falmouth Marine Trade Winds Motel 508-548-4300
Red Horse Inn Motel 508-548-0053

There are also many B&B's in Falmouth; try


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 If you are planning to rent a car, Green is probably the airport of choice ( We suggest you don’t fly into Hyannis, as local transportation between Hyannis and Woods Hole is not readily available.

Bus: Round-trip bus fare from Logan 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 (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.

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