Hotels & Food

All of Arisia's functions and parties will be at the Westin Boston Waterfront (425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210)

We have an Active block — noisier, near parties, a Quiet block — rooms further away from parties, and a Staff block, all of which include both King and Double rooms. While we will have some floors that are all specifically active rooms, every hotel floor, including those that are mostly quiet or mostly staff, has suites that might contain parties.

Shuttle Service (Arisia 2018)

For this year, Arisia and The Westin have arranged a shuttle between the Aloft and the D Street entrance of the Westin, at the bottom of the escalators to the concourse and Coat Check. The shuttle operating hours will be:

Day Hours
Friday 7 PM - 1 AM
Saturday 8 AM - 1 PM, 6 PM - 1 AM
Sunday 8 AM - 1 PM, 6 PM - 1 AM
Monday 9 AM - 12 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Signs with shuttle information will be posted in both hotels. Please check the on-site signage for the latest updates.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations are now open. See our Hotel Reservations page for detailed information about reservations, including changes and cancellations, at the Westin Boston Waterfront and the overflow hotel, The Aloft Seaport Boston.

Please e-mail @email with any questions or concerns.


Arisia and the Westin provide many food options. See our Food page for a complete listing. There will also be Food Trucks parked behind the hotel for lunch.

If you would like to try something else for a late night meal, here are some restaurants in the area that are open past 1 AM on the weekend: Late Night Food

Party Hosts

If you would like to host a party (open or closed), please go to the Suites and Party Host Instructions page.

Coat Check

Arisia has two free, volunteer-run Coat Check locations this year. The main coat check is located on the Concourse level (1W) in the Elm room by the Commonwealth ballroom by the D Street entrances. Additionally, Arisia will be running a Saturday- and Sunday-only Coat Check in the Marina (2W) area. This location will not be able to accept any bags larger than a standard backpack.

Coat Check will not be able to take oversized bags (luggage) this year at any location due to space constraints. If you need to check large bags, ask The Westin staff about using their bag check service, and please remember to tip staff who assist you.

Coat Check Hours

Day Main (1W) Hours Marina (2W) Hours
Friday 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Westin Map