2018 Yale Healthcare Hackathon

Lodging

Housing in New Haven is tight. Please book your accommodations as early as possible. Here are some accommodation options for Jan. 19-21 for out-of-town hackathon attendees:

Hotels

There are several hotels in and near New Haven:

  • The Omni Hotel (New Haven)
    Call 203-772-6664, or book directly via their website (limited rooms remaining). 
     
  • New Haven Hotel (New Haven)
    Call 800-644-6835, or book directly via their website (limited rooms remaining). 
  • Courtyard Marriott (New Haven)
    Call 1-800-MARRIOTT or book via their website

  • La Quinta (New Haven)
    Call 800-642-4239, select Option 1 and ask for the special rate for the Health Hackathon. 
  • Hampton Inn (West Haven)
    20 min drive from New Haven. Free parking. Free breakfast. Free wifi. Call or book online.

If you wish to share a room with another participant to split hotel costs, please email us.


Airbnb

This is an affordable alternative to hotels. If you wish to stay at an Airbnb that is not located within a 10-min walk from the Yale med school, we recommend taking a taxi, especially at night.


Staying with friends

If you have friends in the New Haven area, ask if you can stay with them!


Staying with a Yale student host

Some students may be able to host other students in their dorm room for the hackathon weekend. If you prefer this option, please email us.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us!

Safety

As with any city, there are several common sense things you should do to protect yourself from petty crime:

  • Never walk alone, especially at night. Stay in well-lit areas.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings.  

  • Do not leave your belongings unattended. Keep your wallet, cell phone, and valuables close to you at all times, especially when walking on the streets.

  • Lock your car. Do not leave valuables visible in the car (e.g. GPS, money, coins, food, etc.).   

  • In case of emergency, call 911.

One should always take the necessary precautions to ensure safety, no matter where they go.

Transportation

Here are some recommended transportation options for getting into and around New Haven:

By Train

Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak - purchase tickets in advance. Both stop at New Haven's Union Station. For your safety, we recommend taking a taxi or Uber from the train station to the medical school (~5 min), especially at night.


By Bus

A number of long-distance busses service downtown New Haven -- Megabus or Greyhound bus both stop at New Haven's Union Station (train station). Purchase tickets in advance. From Union Station, we recommend taking a taxi or Uber to the medical school (~5 min), especially at night.


By Car

Refer to the hackathon schedule on the homepage for the addresses of the venues. Please budget additional time for your commute. There is usually a traffic jam on I-95. 

For parking, see the map below for lots in the area that are free after 4:30PM. The Air Rights Garage (60 York St, New Haven, CT) is also available for a maximum price of $18/day. 

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We recommend flying into one of the following airports:

  • Hartford/Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT (~55 miles / ~45 min - 1 hr from New Haven by GO Airport Shuttle or CT Limo van-share services)

  • La Guardia Airport (LGA) in New York (~75 miles / ~1.5 hours from New Haven by GO Airport Shuttle or CT Limo)

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York (~80 miles / ~1.5-2 hours from New Haven by GO Airport Shuttle or CT Limo)

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey (~95 miles / ~2-2.5 hours from New Haven by GO Airport Shuttle or CT Limo)

The Tweed/New Haven Airport is also an option, and is closest to Yale, however in our experience flights are frequently canceled or delayed more often than at the above airports.

If you’re traveling with a large group (i.e. 6 or more on the same flight), Hy’s Limo offers group pick-ups sometimes at a lower rate than booking individually via GO Airport Shuttle and CT Limo.

By Plane


Metro taxi: 203-777-7777

Uber and Lyft are also options

By Taxi