Boston hotels

Old Oct 13th, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Boston hotels

So now it seems all three of my girls want to go with me to Boston which is great but not when I have a room with 2 double beds!! So I found The Hampton Inn in crosstown center that has queen beds. ( haven't switched yet)
But I am now thinking about the subway and how easy will it be access??
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Old Oct 13th, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Not easy at all. You will have to take a bus or taxi to the subway. There are also few desirable places to eat nearby.

Most of the people staying at this hotel are there because Boston City Hospital is across the street.
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Old Oct 13th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Ah okay, am just trying to make sure I check everything!!
Thanks for helping me!!
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 01:15 AM
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The Hampton Inn (if it's the one I'm thinking of) seems kind of an island, a re-use for an interesting piece of architecture. The "crosstown center" referred to is an industrial district of highway on ramps between the hospital and the edge of a residential neighborhood, lots of traffic and trucking, with a jail/immigration detention center, and bordered by a low income neighborhood with subsidized housing projects. There's a McDonalds and up the street a trucker diner. A 'famous' hot dog trailer used to set up there. The excellent southern barbecue place in a nearby empty lot has moved to a more upscale part of an adjacent neighborhood. Not nice to walk around in the daytime; not particularly appealing or safe IMO after dark.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 01:17 AM
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Sorry, I was thinking of the Best Western Roundhouse Suites just a couple of blocks away.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 12:16 PM
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The Hampton Inn isn't convenient for sightseeing, especially with your daughters.

Boston hotel prices vary greatly depending on what other events are in town. The Revere Hotel has more spacious rooms than some of the older hotels and they have queen beds. Also check the Courtyard Marriott in Copley Square. Both are well-located for sightseeing.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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There is a Courtyard in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, a Holiday Inn a couple of blocks away on Beacon .street. Both are in the Green Line Trolley.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 12:40 PM
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There's no subway in Boston. The Subways that you see will be sandwich shops. The trains are "the T."

Know the lingo, the locals you're going to ask for directions will answer "where's the subway?" based on that.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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I think everyone agrees that the Hampton Inn by Boston Medical Center is not the place for a family of tourists. Between the sirens, as the place for trauma care and the lowest of low homeless in the area, it is not a great place after sunset or anytime.

I must comment that I find Big Russ' attempt at tongue and cheek to be degrading as a Bostonian. Trust me, most any person a tourist approaches asking about the closest subway station, KNOWS what they are looking for and won't send them to a sandwich shop.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 01:44 PM
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Agree with the comment above. Tongue in cheek or not, almost everyone I know either says the color of their train--Orange Line, Green Line--or says subway. No one ever asks directions to the sandwich shop. It's not really a destination here
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 02:25 PM
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Odd, because in fact the "T" very much runs "in the subway" in the center of the city.

Fortunately, most of the people I've met in Boston aren't putting on this "fussy New Englander" crap.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 02:46 PM
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You guys must have missed the whole "if you ask where the Metro is in Manhattan they will direct you to Paris" brouhaha.

It's good to know the lingo. It's not that big a deal if you don't.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 05:00 PM
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Thanks everyone!! As long as I don't ask for red chowder, they just may understand my southern accent!!
And I will def check out the hotels mentioned!
Thanks everyone!!
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 08:12 PM
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One more question--how is the Hilton in Woburn area??
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Old Oct 15th, 2015, 04:48 AM
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Hilton in Woburn is in a poor location for you. It's nowhere near a subway, and a long walk (well over a mile) to a commuter rail station. (And the commuter rail has infrequent service, especially on weekends.) The Woburn Hilton is convenient only if you have a car and are not planning to go to sites in Boston itself.
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Old Oct 15th, 2015, 11:27 AM
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Ohh ok
Thanks so much!!
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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 02:11 PM
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Where did you end up making reservation?
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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 02:34 PM
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Hilton Back Bay
Just for me and 2 of my girls.
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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 10:52 PM
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Good choice and a convenient location.
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Old Dec 27th, 2015, 01:04 PM
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>>There's no subway in Boston. The Subways that you see will be sandwich shops. The trains are "the T."
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