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Terrastock 6 Hotel and Travel Information

 
         
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    Once again, we are pleased to be able to offer the services of our close friend and long-term Terrastock travel guru Aamir Malik for all your flight, travel and accommodation needs. Simply drop him a line at aamirmalik (at) prodigy (dot) net    
         
   
   
   

Hotels

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to negotiate a special, reduced "group rate" for anyone attending Terrastock 6 (bands and festival attendees alike) at the Holiday Inn, Providence Downtown

Hotel street address: 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903 USA. Map

Hotel Front Desk:   1-401-8313900
Toll-free number:   888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)

You can make room reservations for Terrastock 2006 on the hotel's web site .

Room sizes range from singles to doubles to quads, and are fixed at an extremely competitive $115 per night, per room (NB: per room, not per person), during the whole of the period 17-Apr-2006 to 26-Apr-2006 (inclusive).

This rate is exclusive to Terrastock. Simply quote Terrastock (code TER) when you make your reservation.

Note that the above price is also subject to local sales tax. Also, if you require car-parking, a small extra charge may be levied.

If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the web or contact the hotel directly at (011) (401) 8313900

Please make reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be available as long as the hotel has rooms available, up to and including 14-Apr-2006.

Note! 10th April is the LAST DAY that these bookings can be made.

Hotel home page showing facilities etc (note: don't use this to book accommodation as you won't qualify for discount!)


* IMPORTANT NOTE * as at 5th April 2006 the Holiday Inn has 10 MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY NIGHT!!

We are also now able to offer rooms at the same rate as above at the Radisson Hotel, Providence Harbor (220 India Street, Providence, RI 02906 )

http://www.radisson.com/providenceri

You can book online via the above hyperlink using the promotional code TERR, or if there's any problem, call the hotel (401) 272-5577 Or e-mail our contact there kelli.boyer (at) radisson (dot) com

(or alternatively of course, speak to Terrastock's travel guru Aamir aamirmalik (at) prodigy (dot) net

Note that the Radisson is located around 3 miles away from our venues; however, they are offering us both free parking AND a complimentary shuttle service that will take people to the show AND pick them up!!!


For further options, check out the Visit Rhode Island website, and click on ACCOMODATIONS, GREATER PROVIDENCE http://www.visitrhodeisland.com

 

Here are some alternative individual hotel listings (THE FIRST FOUR ARE WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE)

 

 The Hotel Providence

 292 Westminster Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-861-8000

 http://www.thehotelprovidence.com/

 

 The Biltmore

 11 Dorrance Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-421-0700

 http://www.providencebiltmore.com/

 

 Westin Hotel - Providence

 One West Exchange Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-598-8000;  1-800-937-8461

 http://www.westinprovidence.com/

 

 Courtyard by Marriott

 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence

 Phone: 401-272-1191

 http://www.courtyard.com/pvddt

 

Further afield:

 

 Motel 6 Providence-Warwick

 20 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, 02888

 I-95 at Jefferson Boulevard, Exit #15;  Phone: 401-467-9800

 http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1282

 

 Comfort Inn - Airport

 1940 Post Road, Warwick

 Phone: 401-732-0470

 http://www.comfortinn.com/

 

 Comfort Inn - Providence/Pawtucket

 Two George Street, Pawtucket

 Phone: 401-723-6700

 http://www.choicehotels.com/

 

 Days Inn - South Attleboro

 1116 Washington Street, Rte. 1, So. Attleboro, MA

 Phone: 508-543-1000

 

 THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL HOTELS IN SEEKONK, MA – ABOUT 5 MILES FROM TERRASTOCK 6.

 

Finally, for Bed & Breakfast accommodation (down to $99 per night) try here:

 http://www.bbonline.com/ri/providence.html

 

   
   
   
   

FOOD and DRINK

 

AS220 Bar, 103 Empire Street. 

 

Taqueria Pacifica, 103 Empire Street. Inside AS220 (STAGE 2). Cheap west-coast style Mexican food.

 

Cafe La France. 73 Empire St. Next door to Pell Chafee (STAGE 1). Cheap sandwiches, soups, coffee.

 

Trinity Brewhouse 186 Fountain St.  One block from AS220.  Full dinner and pub-style menu.  Plus, the best beer in Rhode Island.  All beer is brewed on the premises.  http://www.trinitybrewhouse.com/

 

The Cuban Revolution, 149 Washington St.  One block from AS220.  Pressed sandwiches, wraps, veg/vegan friendly. http://www.thecubanrevolution.com/

 

Muldowney's Pub 121 Empire Street. Next door to AS220.  No food, but this is the place for all the real T6 barflies.

 

There are plenty of other restaurants and bars all over downtown, most within a 5 minute walk.

   
   
   
   

GETTING HERE

 

Fly to Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD) or to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

 http://www.pvdairport.com/

 http://www.massport.com/logan/

 

T.F. Green Airport is a 15 minute taxi ride.  Or use the RIPTA public transit bus Route #12 or Route #66 for service to Providence. 401-781-9400, 800-244-0444.

 http://www.ripta.com/

 

Bonanza Bus has regular service from Logan airport to the Providence bus terminal. You will want to look at the Logan-Foxboro-Providence schedule. There is also Bonanza service from New York City.

 http://www.bonanzabus.com/

 

Of course, everybody loves Greyhound:  Greyhound Lines, 102 Fountain Street, Providence, 401-454-0790, 800-231-2222.

 http://www.greyhound.com/

 

The main Providence downtown bus terminal (Kennedy Plaza) is 4 or 5 blocks from Terrastock 6, a five minute walk. Local buses (RIPTA) and Greyhound use this terminal.

 

The Bonanza Bus terminal is located at One Bonanza Way, just off Exit 25 of Interstate 95. Telephone: 401-751-8800.

 

Flying to Boston can be cheaper than flying to Providence, but flying directly to Providence will usually be significantly cheaper than flying to Boston, if you are travelling from a city served by Southwest:

 http://www.southwest.com/

 

Trains: Amtrak has regular service to Providence.  Boston is 30 minutes away by Amtrak.

 http://www.amtrak.com/

 

The Mass Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) also runs commuter trains to Providence from Boston; these trains take about 60 minutes.  The MBTA is significantly cheaper than Amtrak, but MBTA trains to Providence are infrequent.

 http://www.mbta.com/

 

The Providence train station (Amtrak or MBTA) is less than one mile from Terrastock 6 and is an easy 10-15 minute walk.  Taxis are also available and take less than 5 minutes.

   
   
   
   

PARKING

 

Directions to 115 Empire Street:

 

From the North

RT 95 south to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave); At the top of the ramp take your first left; Go Left at 2nd light (after Holiday Inn) and go straight through 2 lights; AS220 is on Left after 2nd light.

 

From the South

RT 95 north to Exit 21 (Broadway); At the top of the ramp go Right Go through 3 lights; AS220 is on left after 3rd light.

 

From the West

Take RT 6 to downtown Providence. After exiting, you will pass the Westin Hotel on your right. Take a right, and then another right on Sabin Street. Follow Sabin past the Convention Center until you must take a left onto Empire; follow Empire through two lights, AS220 is on the left after 2nd light.

 

From the East

RT 195 West to RT 95 North; RT 95 North to Exit 21 (Broadway); At the top of the ramp go right; Go through 3 lights; AS220 is on left after 3rd light.

 

Note however that parking is very, very difficult in downtown Providence.  The good news is that the on-street parking meters are not in operation from 5pm on Friday until 8am Monday morning. So, don’t pay the meters!  However, Providence has a ban on overnight parking, which is a big problem.  No street parking –anywhere – from 3am until 6am.

 

If you are staying in a hotel, they will provide you with private parking. If you don’t need to rent a car, don’t.  Providence is a very small city anyway and everything is in easy reach by foot or a short taxi ride.  If you are driving to Terrastock 6, your best option would be to leave your car where you are staying for the weekend (hotel or with your local friends or wherever you are staying) and take a bus or a taxi to get downtown.  Finally, there are many, many public parking lots all over downtown, but they can be very expensive. 

 

Here is a map of downtown parking lots (Terrastock 6 is marked in RED on this map – the block of Empire Street between Washington and Westminster):

 

http://secreteye.org/pvdmap.jpg

 

NOTE: The above Parking Map also indicates the train station, the downtown bus terminal (Kennedy Plaza), and several of the hotels we recommend.

 

   
   
   
         
     

 

   
   

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