February 15-17, 2008, Westin Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts.
Boskone will again be held at the Westin Waterfront.
We hope you'll join us!
Rates: $145 single/double; $160 triple/quad (plus tax);
roll-aways: free, (but only one and only in a king)
Parking: $36/day valet $3 charge for in-out); $27/day self/parking; there is cheaper parking in satellite lots nearby.
Update! The Deadline for booking a room in our blocks continues to be extended! Don't delay too long, reserve Today!
Hotel Booking Information
You can now book your room for Boskone. The best way is to book online, by following the links below:
Custom Web sites for BOSKONE 45 / NON PARTY BLOCK and PARTY BLOCK have been created.
Note that there are several known bugs in the hotel's booking pages. A list of them, and the workarounds, is as follows:
- If you book a quad room, you will be quoted the wrong rate. This
will be adjusted to the correct rate before checkin (but you'll
probably want to check it then, anyhow).
- If you book a triple as a king with rollaway, you'll be quoted the
wrong rate. Again, this will be adjusted to the correct rate before
checkin (but you'll probably want to check it then, anyhow).
- If you try to book a room using any browser other than IE, then on
the "guest information" screen (screen 3 in the booking process), the
place you need to click to get to the next screen, after you've
filled out the information, is not on the button at the bottom of
the page, but is actually on text saying "review your reservation".
This text, depending on which non-IE browser you use,
typically appears in white letters on a light grey background several
lines below the box. You can find it by moving the cursor around
in that area, and seeing when your cursor changes to something
indicating you can click there.
- If you have multiple people booked into a room with different last names and Starwood Preferred Guest numbers, then you may get a notice of an SPG number mismatch. If that happens, you need to delete the extra guest, and make the reservation. You can then change it to add the person later. Alternatively, make the booking without the SPG number, and add that to the reservation later.
Despite these bugs, we still recommend you make the reservations online, rather than through the reservations center, since the online system provides access to the latest and most accurate hotel block status.
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation. Please note that the credit card used must have an expiration date of "02/08" or later.
Contact your local Westin phone reservations office. In the US and Canada, it's 1-800-937-8461; check your local telephone directory if you are calling from another location. The names of the blocks are "Boskone Party block" and "Boskone Non-party block".
The phone reservations people have often been unable to find the party or non-party block, although which one they can't find seems to vary. Please confirm that you are booked into the correct block. If they claim that the room block is filled, it might well be that it isn't, and they are just looking at the wrong block. We will post the information here when blocks are actually full.
The incorrect room rate problems listed in the first two bullet points above will occur whether you book online or through the reservations center. In either case, the hotel should adjust the rate before checkin.
Problems making Reservations
If you've had a problem with room type or party/non-party block, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, letting us know
- what you've got, including confirmation number, room type, all names, etc,.
- what you want
and we'll get your reservations fixed.
A limited number of handicapped-access rooms are available, so please let the hotel know right away if you have any special needs. Likewise, rollaway beds and cribs are in short supply, and can only be put in a king room, so let them know if you think you'll need one. Please specify a party or non-party floor room at the time of reservation. If you want to reserve a suite, please contact us at email@example.com or write to us at the PO Box.
Check-in and Check-out: Check-in begins at 3 pm Check-out time is 12 noon. A late check-out of 2 pm may be available. You can avoid morning check-out lines by pre-paying as early as the night before!
If you have to cancel your reservation, you must do so by 6 pm one day before your check-in date to avoid a penalty.