Parking Info

Please read this guide carefully for some tips for parking in and around Boston.

Anthro New England has moved to downtown Boston, giving you several options for parking and commuting to the convention.

Note that ANE’s hotel, the Boston Park Plaza, does not own or operate a garage. All parking options are from third parties, and operate outside of the convention’s control. To help, our staff has partnered with some local garages and parking services to offer our attendees a discounted rate for certain locations and times.

Here are some great options for our attendees to consider.

SpotHero Parking App

24 Hour Rate: Starting at $27

Discounts: Yes

Location: Varies

SpotHero website

Anthro New England has partnered with mobile and online parking service, SpotHero, to give our attendees a wide variety of parking options. This service will search for garages near the convention space that use the SpotHero service, then provide their 24 hour rate and distance to the hotel. Then, you can prepay for your spot and guarantee your rate.

ANE attendees get a special convention discount on all rates, plus an additional discount at checkout. Here’s how it works:

  1. Select your date (you may need to adjust this during checkout)
  2. Select your garage to reserve and lock in your discounted rate
  3. Enter promo code “ANTHRONE” during the checkout process for an additional 15% off, up to $10
  4. Prepay and reserve your spot

For attendees looking to park for the entire convention for an affordable price, a prime location, or both, SpotHero is a top choice.

Some garages offer 24 hour rates as low as $27 (before the 15% off promo code) though prices will range depending on which garage you select.

The Back Bay Garage

24 Hour Rate: $42 (before ANE discount)

Discounts: Yes (time restrictions apply)

Location: 113 St. James Ave Boston, MA 02116


The Back Bay Garage website

The Back Bay Garage offers 24/7 parking options for Anthro New England attendees. The garage is located half a mile from the convention space, and takes about ten minutes to walk to.

For attendees looking to park on Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday for the lowest price, the Boston Back Bay Garage is a top choice.

The current 24 hour rate for the Back Bay Garage is $42. Anthro New England has partnered with this garage to offer a discounted 24 hour rate of $25 starting at 2:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018. This rate is also valid for the entirety of Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25.

Attendees who wish to take advantage of the Back Bay Garage parking discount should arrive no earlier than 2:00PM on Friday, February 23; or, attendees should consider parking at another garage and move their cars at this time. The ANE discounted rate will not be available before 2:00PM on Friday, February 23. To obtain this discounted rate, attendees will need to pick up a parking voucher from ANE in Con Ops at some point prior to exiting the garage.

For more information, complimentary reserved parking, and guaranteed rates, visit their website here.

Boston Common Garage

24 Hour Rate: $32

Discounts: No

Location: Zero Charles St. Boston, MA 02116

Boston Common Garage website

The Boston Common Garage offers 24/7 parking options for Anthro New England attendees. The garage is located less than a quarter mile from the convention space, and only takes minutes to walk to.

For attendees looking to park close to the hotel, the Boston Common Garage is a top choice.

The current 24 hour rate for the Boston Common Garage is $32. For more information, complimentary reserved parking, and guaranteed rates, visit their website here. This garage is unable to offer discounts to Anthro New England attendees.

Commuter Garages

24 Hour Rate: Starts at $4

Discounts: No

Location: Varies

MBTA website

Anthro New England’s central location makes accessing the convention space by train incredibly easy. Commuter rails from the north, south, and west are luggage friendly and offer ample, affordable parking. Some subway rails are also luggage friendly, and offer a variety of parking options for varying rates.

Note that some train stations do not allow overnight parking. You can find the most updated information about commuting by train, and the train’s parking options, by clicking here.