Boston Help - Northeastern U

Nov 5th, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Boston Help - Northeastern U

I could use some help with planning a little trip to Boston on Friday. My daughter and I are going to drive up and attend an Open House at Northeastern. I was hoping to use Priceline but I don't know Boston well at all. Should I bid only on Copley Square area? I know that Northeastern is on the Green line. Should I stay somewhere close to that? I'm a neophyte. Do you have any advice?
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Nov 5th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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The Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall area would also put you handy to the Green Line. Hotels in other PL zones might require d transfer to the Green line from some other line, not a big deal.

Just be aware that the Green Line splits into 4 branches and you want the "E" line (Heath Street).
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Nov 5th, 2008, 11:47 AM
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Hi Suki- ditto what Anon said. Even if you stay in Copley, you'll still need to take the T (Green Line "E"). The Financial District/Quincy Market zone is a bit further but only adds perhaps 10 mins to the T ride.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 12:09 PM
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I can't help with Priceline but we just returned from an overnight in Boston - we stayed at the Midtown Hotel which is on Huntington Ave and within walking distance of NU. The rate was wildly reasonable (less than $130 for two) w/AAA plus $18 daily for parking and booked through their webpage. Please note that this was a Sunday stay. We found the room to be clean and comfortable - we've stayed before and have been happy. Reviews are all over the map but the location is wonderful. The Colonnade is also a nearby option and their restaurant (Brasserie Jo) is fun. Take a left out of the lobby and walk two blocks. Easy. You can take the T or walk to Prudential/Copley for shopping, etc. Boston is a great city. Good luck to your daughter at NU. I enjoyed my undergrad years there : )
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Nov 5th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for your help. I will check out the Midtown and the Collonade. I saw a Hotwire hotel for $129 a night - Back Bay/Copley Square, 3 - 1/2 stars, restaurant, pool, fitness center, & wireless internet - so I might bid less than that on Priceline and see what happens.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 03:26 PM
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Yikes, before you decide how much to bid, go to one of the sites where people discuss their bids and wins. I like biddingfortravel.com. Recent reports include the Omni Parker House for $92, Back By Hilton for $80, and the 4* Hyatt Regency Copley for $65.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Sorry, clarification: The Hyatt is in Downtown Crossing/Financial district, not Copley. But it's convenient to the Green Line.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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Thanks, Anonymous. I use Priceline all the time and do investigate betterbidding and biddingfortravel.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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If you go with the mid-town or a Copley hotel you will be a 5-20 minute pleasant walk to NU.

Subways to NU will be outbound lines. There is also an outbound bus from Copley, the 39.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 07:35 PM
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I used Priceline and got the Boston Sheraton for $90. I added rebid zones, etc. It isn't such a great deal but I rarely spend a long time trying to get the absolute best deal so I am happy. It looks pretty close to Northeastern too.
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Nov 8th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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You can easily walk from there, about 10 minutes.

If the weather is bad a cab will cost about the same as two subway tokens.
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Nov 8th, 2008, 06:57 AM
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We finally gave up the tokens and now use 21st-century technology for paying fares. Well, maybe it's 20th-century. But it's not 19th-century anymore!
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Nov 8th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Anon

You are correct, too may years of token use for me.
On that note, when buying passes it is best to have a credit card.
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