Lodging for Summer Conferences

Dormitory housing 

On-campus dormitory housing is included in the conference fee. Dorm rooms are standard boarding rooms and are reserved for conference participants only.

What’s included in a dorm room?
An extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, closet and lamp. A linen bundle (two flat sheets, pillowcase and two bath towels) will be provided. We do not provide pillows.

What should I bring?
We recommend you bring a washcloth, your own pillow, a long fitted twin sheet and flip flops for the shower. Blankets are provided on request (on registration) however, we encourage you to bring your own if you are driving. Pillows are not provided. 

Are the dorms air-conditioned?
No, dorms are not air-conditioned. Exeter has a limited supply of fans that conference participants can borrow on a first come, first served basis. Request a fan when you check in to the conference.  

Do your dorms have elevators?
Some dorms have elevators, but this is not the norm.

How are dorm rooms assigned?
Most dorms are assigned by gender, but in some cases, dorms are mixed with floors assigned by gender. There is an option to request a non binary/gender neutral dorm or floor assignment.

Will I get my own room?
Yes, unless you request another conference attendee as your roommate.  

Are bathrooms shared or will my room have its own bath?
You will share a bathroom with people assigned to your floor.  Bring flip flops for the shower.

Are guests allowed to stay in the dorms?
No, we are not able to provide housing for any guests, including partners, spouses and children. Dorm housing is only available to conference participants. 

Can you smoke in the dorms?
No, Phillips Exeter Academy is a non-smoking campus. Smoking is prohibited on our property, including in and around all buildings and dorms.

Is there a kitchen area in my dorm?
Yes, all dorms have common areas which include basic kitchens and lounge areas. Please also see Exeter dining.

Area Hotels and Inns 

We realize people may prefer the amenities of hotels or inns. If you choose to stay off campus, below is a list of local lodging options where we have room blocks in place. When calling for a reservation, mention you are attending a summer teacher institute at Phillips Exeter Academy for our preferred rate. The cost of off-site lodging is not included in the conference fee. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please plan accordingly.

The Exeter Inn 603-772-5901 Distance from the Academy: 0.35 miles

Inn by the Bandstand 603-932-5169 Distance from the Academy: 0.4 miles

Fairfield Inn & Suites 603-772-7411 Distance from the Academy: 1.2 miles