Housing

Housing Resources for M.S. in Health Care Management Students

Please note that the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is located in Boston, in the Longwood Medical Area. The closest MBTA stop is the “Brigham Circle” stop, which is on E-line of the MBTA’s Green line (www.mbta.com ). We encourage the use of public transportation as there are no parking facilities at the school; however, the many local hospitals have parking garages that some students like to use. The Children’s Hospital garage is the closest, followed by the Brigham’s.

Students are responsible for their own housing during the program. Here are some general guidelines and suggestions:

HSPH does not provide business support services to students; if you anticipate a need to send and receive fedex packages be sure to choose a hotel than can provide those services for you. All students have access to a public fax machine, located in the HSPH Microlab.

Boston’s hotel rates vary considerably by season. September and May rates are often high, with Janaury and March much lower. It is possible to negotiate very favorable rates by emphasizing that the total hotel nights you are requesting include dates in the slow volume months. Ask for the Harvard rate, but be aware that students often receive better deals as individuals than as Harvard affiliates.

Book in advance, especially for September dates and commencement.

MHCM students have enjoyed their stays at the following establishments:

Marriot Courtyard Boston Brookline
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Contact Arnaud Lessard, Director of Sales at 617-396-2015, arnaud.lessard@hershahotels.com
Less than 1 mile from the school with a free shuttle to the area. Has been recommended by students, you must ask for the Master of Science in Health Care Management rate.

Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Boston MA 02115-3123
617-236-1100/1-800-HILTONS(445-8667)
Within walking distance of the school; also easily accessible by the subway green line (“E” train). Has been recommended by students, ask for the Harvard rate.

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Prudential Center
Boston MA 02199
617-236-2000/800-325-3535
Within walking distance of the school; also easily accessible by the subway green line (“E” train).

The Cambridge Marriot Residence Inn
6 Cambridge Center
Cambridge MA 02142
617-349-0700

Residential inn with kitchens; very welcoming to students’ families. Close to the Charles River, about ½ hour subway ride to the school. Students have particularly enjoyed the river location during the summer program dates. Ask for the Harvard rate, but be aware that you may receive a better rate as an individual than as a Harvard affiliate.

Shattuck House
203 Park Drive
Boston MA 02115
This set of three apartment buildings is maintained by the Harvard School of Public Health and includes a mix of seventy apartments. This space is available to MHCM students for the summer only. The application, which typically goes live at the end of March (see website for exact date), is processed on a first come first serve basis. The apartments are fully furnished with cuttlery, but do not include pots, pans nor linens (see Shattuck House FAQs for complete details).

Vanderbilt Hall
107 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston MA 02115-5750
(617) 432-1630
Fax (617) 731-2468
vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu
This is the Harvard Medical School dorm; accommodations are very simple. The dorm is available only in July. Spots fill up quickly; application information is on the web.

Helpful Web Sites 

On occasion students find summer sublets from students at the school who are out of town for the summer; check out the options through the school housing office:
www.hsph.harvard.edu/housing/

Boston Reservations is a helpful resource that has strong ties to the Harvard Medical Area community: www.bostonreservations.com