Travel & accommodations

New Haven is a city with New England charm and a cosmopolitan energy. As Yale President Richard C. Levin, a thirty-year resident of New Haven, notes, this city is “large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be friendly.” New Haven’s close partnership with Yale has proved beneficial to both institutions as well as to residents and visitors.


ScienceWriters2010 will be taking place at Omni New Haven Hotel and on the campuses of Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

A limited number of discount rooms have been secured at the Omni and the New Haven Hotel at the rate of $157.00/night plus tax. Participants are responsible for contacting either hotel directly to make reservations.

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
To secure the discount, you must mention "ScienceWriters" when calling (203) 772-6664 or use this unique link for the conference rate.


New Haven Hotel
229 George St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
To secure the discount, you must mention "NASW" when calling (203) 498-3100

Rate is first-come, first-served and expires on October 14

OR, for 169.00/night + tax:

The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Toll-free: 866-930-1157, mention "ScienceWriters" or reserve online

Rate is first-come, first-served and expires October 20.

Getting to New Haven

The closest airport is Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN), though flights are limited. For a complete list of options, including larger airports, ways to save money on ground transfers, and links to regional rail and bus lines, visit

Driving directions to the Omni hotel

Eating in New Haven

In honor of the conference, several New Haven restaurants are offering a special program. ScienceWriters2010 attendees can take advantage of New Haven Restaurant Week prix fixe menus beginning November 6 . Writers wishing to take advantage of the three course prix fixe dinner for $29.00 will be required to show their conference ID.

The participating restaurants are:

Foster's (Modern American Cuisine) 56 Orange Street, 203-859-6666
Miya's (Creative Sushi) 68 Howe Street, 203-777-9760
Soul de Cuba (Cuban Cuisine) 283 Crown Street, 203-498-2822
Scoozzi (Modern Italian Cuisine) 1104 Chapel Street, 203-776-8268
Heirloom (Modern American Cuisine) 1157 Chapel Street, 203-503-3919
Pacifico (Nuevo Latino Cuisine) 220 College Street, 203- 772-4002
Kudeta (Asian Fusion) 27 Temple Street, 203-562-8844

In addition, New Haven restaurant week opens on Sunday, November 7 with special deals all over town: