Airlines~best deals in and out of Boston

Feb 5th, 2009, 01:44 PM
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Airlines~best deals in and out of Boston

Going in March, need advice as to how you get the best flight in and out of Boston. Checking in to make sure I'm not missing anything.
Heck, while I'm at it, what hotel/B&B could you suggest? Thanks. First thing that comes to your mind. (except a question...answers only)
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Feb 5th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Where do you live?
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Feb 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM
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Ok, I have the flight. Now, the B&B or hotel. Prefer something near the MTBA.
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Feb 5th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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The Four Seasons is one of the loveliest hotels in Boston, in a beautiful setting located right across from the Public Garden and just a block or two from the T.
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Feb 5th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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what's your budget for hotel or B&B? How many days will you be here?

(And yes, please tell us where you're coming from.)
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Feb 5th, 2009, 02:07 PM
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My budget is: Cheap, but like to be happily surprised by the places I stay. !

Coming from Denver. Staying for the weekend.
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I found earlier post by Editor Erica. Will review those suggestions.
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Feb 5th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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There are a couple of deals on Travelzoo right now.

Millennium boston (at Faneuil Hall) for $139/n in upgraded room
http://hotels.travelzoo.com/lodging-hotels/530518

Hyatt Regency in downtown for $129/n
http://hotels.travelzoo.com/lodging-hotels/529875

Or, you can stay at the brand new Mandarin Oriental for *just* $350/n.
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Feb 5th, 2009, 02:36 PM
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yk~

Thanks for that! I've stayed at the Omni Parker House before. This time, I'd really like to stay in a B&B.

For the time you spent on Travelzoo. Thanks!

I am an airline employee, so I'll fly space available on JetBlue outbound, and bought a tkt on JB for the return. Essentially will be there for a full Saturday and Sunday. I'll keep checking in.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 06:10 PM
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I am excited about this trip, and then today, heard from my cousin in NYC, so I'm going there 2 weeks later.

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Feb 21st, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Have you decided where you'll be staying?

Mid to late March is the Restaurant Week in Boston.
http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/restaurantweek
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:32 AM
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John Jeffries is pretty much what you want, I think: http://www.johnjeffrieshouse.com/
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:18 AM
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The website doesn't highlight this - perhaps because they're afraid visitors will assume there's a noise problem (which there usually isn't) - but it's steps from the Charles St. MBTA stop.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I wish I would have labeled this differently. OK, I looked at the Johnjeffries website. Will you advise if this is near the Itallian part of Boston? I need to go to mapquest....
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:26 PM
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here's a list. a friend visiting me stayed at one on beacon st, another on newbury st

http://www.lanierbb.com/boston-massa...breakfast.html
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:19 PM
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Hey Bostonians....do you have a suggestion for a great second-hand shop? I am in the market for used homemade afghans. I've been washing them, then donating to Humane Society and/DAV/homeless groups....please comment freely.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Gypsy - The J Jeffries is on the west side of Beacon Hill, next to the river. The Italian section usually refers to the "North End" which is all the way on the other side of downtown (although some of the best Italian restaurants are now elsewhere).

If you can get your browser to zoom in on this map http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/natio...boston_map.jpg you should see the layout pretty well. The J Jeffries is near Mass General Hospital (it was originally a nurses residence).

I have also stayed at the Newbury Guest House on Newbury Street - it's pretty central but a bit pricier. I loved the atmosphere and appointments, but sometimes the smell of Thai food in the elevator (several rooms are above a Thai restaurant) got to me.

For your purposes, I'd think the J Jeffries might work best, but of course I can't know what your tastes are.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:33 PM
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we'd like to hear what you decide since we gave our advice.
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 07:41 PM
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cigalechanta ~ I'll let you know as soon as I do, OK! Thanks everyone!
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Jeffries has no vacancy when I want to be there, so I am working through expedia.com to get a hotel.....we'll se...
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