Travel

Places to Stay

We will add discount code links that are exclusive to our event shortly. Discounts will be available up until 3 weeks before the event. This is a vacation resort area. The hotels book early and increase their costs for the summer. Please do not wait to make your reservations.

NameLocation / ContactDistancePriceType
Hampton Inn South Kingstown
Discount Link
20 Hotel Drive
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02879
401-788-3500
8 miles$$Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites South Kingstown
Discount Link
3 Fairfield Way,
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02879
401-284-3311
8 miles$$Hotel
Holiday Inn South Kingstown3009 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI, 02874
401-789-1051
5 miles$$Hotel
Shepherds Run4780 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-386-4956
6 miles$$$Hotel
AquaBlue Hotel1 Beach Street, Narragansett, Rl, 02882
401-783-6767
8 miles$$$Hotel
For students and postdocs only on a first-come-first-serve basis: University of Rhode Island dorm
https://web.uri.edu/housing/garrahy-hall/
To reserve your dorm room, if applicable, please visit registration.
170 Flagg Rd, Kingston, RI 02881< 1 mile$Dorm

$$$ = > $350 per night; $$ = > $250 per night; $ = < $100 per night

(Dorm rooms will have multiple bedrooms for a shared accommodation option)

(All rates are estimated quotes with taxes included)

(For all 2024 cancellation and COVID-19 related policies please reach out to the hotel / dorm reservation services)

Location Overview

The QSim conference is at The University of Rhode Island (URI) in the CBLS building auditorium at 120 Flagg Rd, Kingston, RI 02881. The summer school is at URI’s College of Pharmacy in Room 170 at 7 Greenhouse Rd, Kingston, RI 02881.

URI is minutes from the beach, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles from Boston, 160 miles from NYC, with Newport just across the bay.

The Kingston Amtrak Station is right down the road from campus, T.F. Green Airport only 20 minutes away. For your Rhode Island destinations, RIPTA runs dozens of buses from campus every day.

Learn more about things to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island here.

We have modified the campus map for the University of Rhode Island to highlight the major locations/buildings we would be using for both the QSim conference and the RQS summer school. You can view this modified URI campus map below. More about the URI campus map can be found here.

Airports

Providence Airport (401-691-2000)

Boston Airport (800-235-6426)

Taxi Services from and to Airports

We recommend using Rideshare Apps such as Uber and Lyft for your transportation to and from the Airports. This is following the recommendation from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. However, some companies that provide taxi services to and from the airports are listed below. Kindly note that QSim does NOT partner with any of these companies and does NOT claim any responsibility for the services offered by these companies. The listed companies below are simply suggestions to help our attendees connect with transportation resources.

Car 1 transportation (401-270-9997)

Car Services Providence Rhode Island (401-240-4709)

Shuttle Wizard (213-205-0042)

Airport Taxi Transfers

Local Transportation

We recommend using Rideshare Apps (such as Uber and Lyft) for any local transportations.

Some private taxi services sorted by their Rhode Island territories are listed here. Newport orange cab services can be found here.

There are also public bus transportation services provided by RIPTA Bus services (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority).

Some train stations close to the University of Rhode Island that are serviced by the RIPTA buses include: Kingston Railroad Station, Wickford Junction Railroad Station. Amtrak is the popular choice for railway travel around the University of Rhode Island. You can read more about the recommendations from the University of Rhode Island here.

Things to do in the Area

There are many wonderful tourist attractions and fun activities to do in the area. Some of these attractions and activities are listed below:

The Preservation Society of Newport County has a collection of incredible architectural and historical landmarks title the Newport Mansions. Some of these Newport Mansions include: The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff etc. You are welcome to plan a trip to sight-see any of these historical architectural feats.

Newport has a wonderful Downtown area which is home to a lot of has a lot of great restaurants, cafes, farmers markets etc. The major street in the Newport downtown area is Thames street which has a lot of historic buildings and is a great place to enjoy the Newport communal nature.

Newport downtown also has a great collection of fine dining restaurants which you can browse through by clicking this Discover Newport link.

The Narragansett Bay campus of the University of Rhode Island houses the University’s Coastal Institute on Narragansett Bay, which features an interactive coastal environment exhibit and conference center. This 153-acre campus is home to URI’s highly acclaimed Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the top five oceanographic institutions in the country. You can find more information on the town of Narragansett here. There is a public bus (Route 64) that connects the URI Kingston campus (the stop is at the Memorial Union) with the URI Bay Campus and Newport. The schedule is here: https://www.ripta.com/routes/64/ 

Some of the recommended things to do at the University of Rhode Island are highlighted here. This includes cafes, restaurants, nearby attractions, Newport attractions, museums etc.

There is a huge body of water close to the University of Rhode Island. Therefore, if you are an enthusiast for water-based activities, you can engage in several of such water activities such as sailing, fishing, kayaking, ferry rides etc.

The University of Rhode Island Kingston campus also has many great spots to check out. You can view some of the activities surrounding the campus life at URI here. You can view the campus map here.