Cots, Cribs, Fridges
The Westin has free WiFi in their hotel lobby, but charges for
WiFi in the meeting rooms. Hotel guests will be given an account
number to use WiFi in their hotel rooms at no charge.
The Westin Boston Waterfront
All of Arisia's functions and parties will be at the Westin
Boston Waterfront Hotel. Please note, the Westin has more Kings
Arisia has blocked most, but not all, of the rooms at the
Westin. We will be sharing some of the guest room floors with
non-Arisia guests. We have an Active block (noisier, near
parties), a Quiet block (rooms further away from parties), and a
Staff block, all of which are arranged to 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) have suites that might contain
The Westin (and fire code) does not permit more than four people to share a
Cooking food in hotel rooms is not permitted. The rooms do not have the necessary
ventilation to deal with cooking odors. The only exception to this rule is for medical needs.
We have a limited number of rooms at an overflow hotel that have full kitchens (including a stove top).
Please contact the Innkeeper (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information."
The Westin does not permit smoking anywhere in the hotel. There
will be a $200 cleaning fee charged for smoking anywhere in the
hotel, including guest rooms.
Make reservations at the Westin using the Arisia's reservation
pages for our event, located in links at the bottom of this page.
You should receive an email with an acknowledgment and a
confirmation code. Save this information.
Please contact email@example.com to cancel a room. Do not
contact the Westin to cancel a room. This way we can assign
your room to the next person on the waiting list. Please include
your confirmation code. Cancelling too close to the event may
incur a fee; please cancel as soon as you know you can't make it!
If you would like to host a party (open or closed), please go to the Suites and Party Host Instructions page.
If you have any further questions, please contact
Suites at the Westin are limited and will be allocated by the second week of November.
Please follow the instructions at the Suites and Party Host
Instructions page (even if you're not hosting a party). by October 16th if you are interested in
reserving a suite.
All suites have King beds. Some of the suites have sofabeds as well.
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to make a special request if:
- you need a handicapped
accessible room Deadline of Dec 16
- you need a roll-away
cot or a crib Deadline of Dec 16
- you want to be put in the family block
or the low floor/ shabbat block Deadline of Dec 16
- you want to make another special request about where your
room is located or be placed close to someone on a different
reservation Deadline of Dec 16
- you want connecting rooms
(you need to reserve both a king
and a double) Deadline of Dec16
- you need to modify your reservation in any way Deadline
of Dec 16
The Westin has 16 King rooms and 15 Doubles set aside for those
with accessibility needs. All such rooms have larger doorways and
accessible fixtures in the bathroom. Some of these rooms have a
bathroom with a tub and hand bars, and others have roll-in
If you need an accessible hotel room, please make a standard
reservation first, then request an accessible room through the Special Request Form
Cots/Rollaways, Cribs and Mini-Fridges
• Please request these add-ons through the Special Request Form. Requests
made on the Westin's web site during the room registration process
will not be accommodated; you must use our request form. The
deadline for requests is December 5th.
• King rooms or suites (but not doubles) may
request a single cot. (There is space to bring your own inflatable
bed in most rooms as well.)
• Any type of room may request a crib.
• All guest rooms now have small fridges, so
you no longer need to request a fridge.
Special Placement (Shabbat, Staff, etc)
If you have a request for special placement of your room,
please use the Special
Request Form to let us know. Examples of
special placement are low floor, close to Staff Den, close
to babysitting services (family block), or near a specific party
suite. Please reserve a normal room before making a special
All connecting rooms in the hotel connect from a King room to a
Double room via a door in a shared wall. You cannot get two
Doubles or two Kings that connect. To request a pair of connecting
rooms, please make reservations for both a King room and a Double
room (both rooms must be in the same block, active or quiet), then
fill out the Special Request Form
including confirmation numbers for both rooms. Connecting rooms
requests are subject to availability, and the deadline for
requests is November 30th.
We expect The Westin to sell out of rooms. However, we expect
some rooms to free up as people's plans for Arisia change, and
convention functions are solidified. Please fill out our Special Request Form to
be added to the waiting list or request a modification to your
A note about the Westin selling out:
Once the Westin sells out of rooms via the online room reservation
system, that does not mean that no more rooms are available.
Because of our unique blocking requirements combined with the
constraints of the Westin's booking systems, less than the full
inventory of rooms available to Arisia are available for
reservations via the online system. While we have taken steps to
ensure more successful reservations, we still expect there to be
some people who are not able get a room at first. Don't Panic.
that the first 30+ people on the wait list will get a room, though
it might not be the exact room type or block that they want, and
we expect that those further down the list will get their room
requests fulfilled. Some wait list requests may not get filled until the week of the convention. If
you have requested a room via the wait list, but no longer need
that room, please e-mail email@example.com to have your name