Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel

Getting There

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
97 Summit Road
Newry, ME 04261
United States 


Sunday River is located 1 hour and 45 minutes from Portland International
Jetport, and 4 hours from Boston Logan Airport.


GRC Buses, Airports, and Car Rental

GRC Chartered Bus Service
GRC offers a chartered bus service from the Portland International Jetport and the Boston Logon airports.  Reservations are required and tickets are $45 each way. 

  • Buses depart  Boston promptly at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Sunday from the Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport (207 Porter Street, Boston, MA), please plan to arrive one hour prior to your bus departure to ensure you have time to pick up your ticket.  Box lunches are also available for purchase.  Travel time from Logan Airport to Sunday River is approximately 4 hours.
  • The buses arrive at the Portland Jetport at approximately 2:00pm and 4:00 pm on their way to Sunday River.  Please plan adequate travel time to meet the bus outside Baggage Claim at Ground Transportation (more info here). Travel time from Portland Jetport to Sunday River is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Buses cannot wait for delayed passengers.  If you miss your bus you will need to make other arrangements, such as renting a car, at your own expense.
                          

Portland International Jetport (PWM)
The Portland International Jetport offers nonstop flights to over a dozen cities across the U.S. and Canada as well as worldwide connections.   It is the airport closest to Sunday River and is served by: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Elite Airways, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.  Conferees can make a reservation for the GRC Bus ($45 each way) to travel from the airport to the site.

Logan Airport (BOS)
Logan Airport is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Most major domestic and international airlines fly to BOS. Visit the Airport’s web site for a complete list of airlines. Conferees can make a reservation for the GRC Bus ($45 each way) to travel from the airport to the site.

 Enterprise Rent-a-Car (Phone: 800-261-7331)
Enterprise offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.

National Car Rental (Phone: 800-227-7368)
National Car Rental offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.

Parking at Sunday River is free of charge for GRC conferees.

  

Arrival & Conference Essentials

Conferees can check-in on Sunday between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm at the GRC Office in the Grafton Room.  If you arrive after the GRC office closes at 9:00pm, please proceed to the front desk to check in to your hotel room.  Early check-in and late check-out are not available. 

  • GRC science sessions and poster sessions are held in the Grand Ballroom, located in the South Wing of the hotel.  All rooms are air-conditioned.
  • Based on the attendance of the seminar, GRS Science Sessions are held in either the Grand Ballroom or the Simmonds and Whittier Room.
  • All conference meals are served buffet style in the Camp Restaurant, adjacent to the hotel lobby.  Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available.  If you have food allergies or require kosher meals, please let us know when you registered for your conference.
  • Bring a relaxed wardrobe and comfortable shoes to your GRC, including a light sweater or jacket and clothes for leisure activities.
  • Our conferences feature open afternoons, at Sunday River conferees can select from LL Bean classes such as archery, stand-up paddle boarding, or hiking.  Equipment for soccer and conferee organized games is also available at the GRC office.

 

Childcare & Guest Services

GRC offers a option for registering your guests for the meetings so they may join you at meals and share your accommodations.  If you are traveling with children, GRC provides a 50% discount off the adult rate for children 4-12, and children under 4 may join you at  free of charge.  You will be asked if you wish to register guests as part of your conference registration, please indicate who will be joining you at that time.

Please note that guests of any age are not able to attend science or poster sessions.  If you need to arrange care:

  • Someday Bigger Day Care welcomes kids ages six weeks to six years.  Full- and half-day care is available.  Reservations are required and separate fees apply, call 207-824-5083.  
  • Conferees may wish to visit Care.com to view a list of local caregivers, or arrange to share caregiving with other conference attendees.

For additional information about the area (including off-site housing and child-care), please visit Trip Advisor

 

  

 

    Hotel Amenities

    • Free Parking
    • Someday Bigger Day Care is Sunday River's onsite childcare provider - reservations required and separate fees apply, call 207-824-5083
    • ATM 
    • Outdoor heated pool with hot tub 
    • Fitness & Health Center with sauna

     Room Amenities

    GRC attendees may be placed in a variety of room types at the Grand Summit Hotel. Accommodations range from standard rooms with two queen beds, studio deluxe rooms with a queen size Murphy bed and pull-out sofa with kitchenette, and studio superior rooms with a queen size Murphy bed and kitchenette. Click here for detailed lodging descriptions and photos. 

    • All rooms are non-smoking and have individually controlled HVAC
    • Handicap accessible rooms are available
    • A limited number of rooms with kitchens are available for conferees traveling with guests or family, please contact GRC for information about availability and costs
    • 37" Flat screen HDTV's with cable and DVD players in all units
    • All units feature a shower bathtub combination other than handicapped rooms
    • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap) are provided
    • Iron & ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker in all units
    • Complimentary newspapers available at the front desk.

     

     

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    Contact Us

    Call Us:

    401-783-4011


    Monday - Friday 
    8:30 am - 4:30pm ET

     

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