BROWN UNIVERSITY is located in Providence, Rhode Island about one hour southwest from Boston and three hours northeast from New York. The campus is located in the city’s historic district on picturesque College Hill. Downtown is just a few blocks away from campus and boasts a scenic riverfront, concert venues, shopping and a diverse variety of restaurants all waiting to be explored.
ABOUT THE HOTEL
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
MAP SHOWING DISTANCE FROM BILTMORE HOTEL TO WATSON INSTITUTE
HOW TO GET TO PROVIDENCE
FROM BOSTON LOGAN OR PROVIDENCE T.F. GREEN AIRPORT
Boston Logan Airport is situated approximately 49 miles north of Providence.
Train: Amtrak / North East Service or Acela
Amtrak offers many daily runs between South Station and Providence. South Station may be accessed from Logan Airport by either Silver Line Shuttle or Taxi. The Silver Line service takes approximately twenty minutes. An adult fare is $1.25. A taxi will cost about $15.00 and will take about 10 minutes.
North East Service from Boston South Station = approximately $22.00
Acela from Boston South Station = approximately $88.00 round-trip
Boston Logan to Providence Kennedy Plaza, located next to the Biltmore Hotel = approximately $38.00 round-trip
Taxi: Brown University does not reimburse expenses for a taxi service from Boston Logan to Providence.
Providence T.F. Green Airport is situated approximately 8.5 miles south of Providence.
Airport taxi: Approximately $40 one-way from Providence TF Green Airport to Brown University
Providence shuttle departs the T.F. Green Airport every hour from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. To ride the shuttle all you have to do is be at one of the stops at the pick-up/drop-off time. The airport shuttle to and from the Biltmore leaves at 22 minutes past, and to/from Brown at 27 minutes past.
- one way tickets: $11.77
- round trip tickets: $23.54
- contact: 401-737-5551
RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority)
BY CAR / PARKING
From the North or South on Interstate 95:
Take Exit 22 to Downtown Providence. Continue straight on Memorial Boulevard, turn left onto College Street at the fourth set of traffic lights. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. Please take note of the parking information below.
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 left at the top of the hill onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. Please take note of the parking information below.
From the Northwest:
Follow Route 146 to I-95 South then follow directions above (from north and south). Please take note of the parking information below.
Visitors may find parking on the streets in and around campus, or in the Visitors Parking lot on Brook St. behind Minden Hall—at the intersection of Brook St. and Waterman St. View map. Much of the street parking around Brown is in the form of metered spots, which cost 25 cents, or one quarter, for every 12 minutes, or $1.25 in quarters per hour.
Visitor Parking Lot Rates
- Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm: $3.00/hour
- All Day Rate until 6pm (M-F): $15.00
- Weekdays after 6pm, weekends, holidays: $2.00/hour
The Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02912
Driving Directions from the Watson Institute to the Biltmore Hotel:
- Take George Street to Benefit Street
- Drive Along College Street and Memorial Boulevard
- Take Exchange Terrace to Dorrance Street
Average Temperatures in April:
Low: 40 / High: 59
Electrical Voltage and Plug Type:
Plug type: A and B
MIDDLE EAST STUDIES CONTACT INFORMATION
Middle East Studies
1111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
THINGS TO DO IN PROVIDENCE