A. The Club is located on the 38th floor on 1 Federal Street in Boston's Financial District adjacent to Post Office Square. If you have your Club I.D with you you can pass right through Security, if not you will be required to show a picture I.D and they will issue you a name tag. Therefore we urge you to carry your Club I.D with you at all times when visiting the facility.
Q. I need Directions and is there parking available for members?
A. Parking is available at street level on 1 Federal Street. You need to show your member I.D. to the lot attendant upon entering and then can pay by either cash/credit card or put the charge on your member account. Daily rates (Monday - Friday) during the week begin at $5 for the first 20 minutes and up to a full day rate of $40. If you enter the garage after 5PM or anytime on weekends the rate is a $7 flat fee. When visiting the Downtown Harvard Club Mondays through Fridays before 5PM, your maximum parking rate will be just $15 for a four-hour visit. To receive these significant savings, simply indicate your member name and number on your parking ticket from the One Federal Street Garage and have it stamped by your server up at the Downtown Club.
(This reduced parking rate is available to members only, and is subject to garage availability. Please note that the reduced rate will apply to parking within the four-hour period only, and any parking beyond that four-hour period will be charged the full regular rate for the entire visit.)
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Q. How far is the Club from Logan Airport and is there a T Station nearby?
A. With normal traffic the airport is approximately 20 minutes from the Club. There are actually 4 T stops within a 10 minute walk from the Club. They are Downtown Crossing, Park Street, Government Center and the South Station terminal.
Q. What is the Club's dress code?
A. The dress code at the Club is 'business casual". This is defined as slacks and collared shirts, but a jacket is optional. Jeans, shorts, baseball caps or t-shirts are prohibited in the Club.
Q. What meals are served at the Club and are you opened on weekends?
A. The Club has Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner service Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:00am - 10:00am in the Crimson, Lunch is available from 11:30am-2:00pm in the Main Dining Room and from 11:30am-4:00pm in the Crimson, and Dinner is available in the Crimson from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
On weekends the Downtown Club is only open for private functions that are booked through our Catering Sales office. However as a member you are able to use the Main Clubhouse for weekend dining. See our website for complete dining options at both facilities.
Q. Do I need to make reservations to dine at the Club?
A. Reservations are not required for Breakfast. For Lunch we require reservations for parties of 5 or more guests. For Dinner reservations are recommended for any size party. Any party of more than 10 people needs to be handled through our Catering Sales Dept. to secure a private dining room. Call our Catering office for details.
Q. Does the Club have wireless Internet access and what is the rule regarding cell phone use?
A. The entire Downtown Club is set up for Wireless Internet access. Cell phones can only be used in the Miller Lounge which is the area adjacent to the elevators. Cell phones are not to be used in our Member's dining rooms.
Q. What is the Club's policy regarding smoking or bringing food and beverage into the Club from outside?
A. The Downtown Harvard Club is a smoke free facility. The Club also provides all of the catering of food and beverages on the premises. Bringing in these items from outside of the Club is strictly prohibited.
Q. Does the Club provide private meeting rooms and what are the capacities?
A. The Downtown Harvard Club has a variety of meeting rooms available to rent through our Catering Sales office. The Club can handle any type of social or corporate function from 6 people up to a maximum of 400. The Club offers all event related services including audio visual, floral, entertainment etc. As a member you are able to sponsor any function for your personal or company use, providing you attend the event and are responsible for payment.
Q. How do I make reservations at one of our Reciprocal Clubs?
A. The simplest way to make reservations at one of our reciprocal Clubs is to log in to the members' side of the website and click to the Reciprocal Club page. Then complete the form and our administrative offices will provide a Letter of Introduction to the Club you are planning to visit.
Q. I am on the minimum dues option. What can I use the minimums for at the Club?
A. All food and beverage expenditures accumulated at the Club will be applied towards your minimums per quarter. In addition if you attend one of our member activities that will be applied to your minimums as well. However, private events that you sponsor for yourself or your company are not applicable towards the minimum requirements. Twice quarterly our membership office will send out notification to you to let you know what you have left to spend to reach your minimums. They will attach a list of upcoming activities and dining options where these can be applied.
Q. Do I have to be in attendance if I want to sponsor someone to dine at the Club?
A. The Club offers members a guest card system so that they do not have to be in attendance every time you want to invite friends or colleagues to the Club. Charges can be placed on your account or the guests can pay by credit card. Just check the appropriate box on the card that you give to the guest so that your server will know how to proceed. To replenish your guest card supply call the Administrative Office at 617-542-2070.