Travel and Accommodations

New Bedford, MA


Conference Hotel

The Conference hotel is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott located on the beautiful Historic New Bedford Harbor.  This newly built Fairfield Inn & Suites is located within walking distance of Historic Downtown New Bedford featuring the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Whaling National Historic Park, the Ocean Explorium, Seastreak Fast Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and a wonderful selection of restaurants. A short drive from the Buttonwood Zoo, Cape Cod, Newport, Plymouth Plantation, Whale Watching, Boston, TF Green Providence Airport & Boston Logan International Airport. Downtown New Bedford offers many art galleries, boutiques, antiques centers and world-class productions at the Zeiterion Theater during your stay at the New Bedford Fairfield Inn & Suites (see .

The conference meeting venues, the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Whaling National Historic Park , are within 6-10 minutes walking distance from the Fairfield Inn.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is offering the  conference rate of $159 (room) and $179 (suite) per night.  These rates are good from Tuesday, May 14 – Monday, May 19, 2019.   Reservation must be booked by April 17, 2019 to receive these rates.  To make your reservation at the Fairfield Inn and Suite:

Travel to New Bedford

The conference hotel and meeting venues are located in downtown New Bedford, just 60 mi/95 km south of Boston and 30 mi/50 km east of Providence Rhode Island (see also

By car:

take I-195 East or West take Exit 15/Route 18 South (Downtown/New Bedford).

By air:

Boston Logan International Airport:

TF Green Providence Airport:

New Bedford Regional Airport 1569 Airport Road New Bedford, MA 02745 508-991-6160  

Cape Air 1475 Airport Road New Bedford, MA 02746-1368 800-352-0714  Enjoy fast, frequent flights to and from New Bedford Airport and points within New England including Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

New Bedford is not served by train or commuter rail lines at this time, but can be reached by bus and ferry:

Dattco Bus Lines New Bedford to Taunton to Boston 800-453-5040 or Approximately, $30 round-trip.

Bonanza Bus Lines Daily service from New Bedford to Hyannis and Cape Cod, also to Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York and beyond. 508-990-3366

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority  For local bus information 508-999-5211

Seastreak Martha’s Vineyard New England Fast Ferry  866-683-3779 A one hour passenger service to the island of Martha’s Vineyard aboard a state-of-the-art high speed catamaran offers daily round trips, year-round. The ferry departs from New Bedford State Pier. Ferry parking is located nearby with a continuous Shuttle Bus to and from the terminal, and through the National Park district adjacent to the waterfront.

Cuttyhunk Ferry Company, Inc. – M/V Cuttyhunk  508-992-0200  Passenger ferry service to Cuttyhunk Island.

For recreational boaters:  Are you planning to drop anchor in New Bedford and need an overnight berth? Contact the City of New Bedford’s Pope’s Island Marina 102 Pope’s Island New Bedford, MA 02740 508-979-1456