Boston Hotels

Old May 11th, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Would like reasonable hotel in boston for 10 days in Sept. What area is clean and quiet, spending our 53 Anniversary.
Near the transportation and restaurants but able to walk to a lot of things.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 06:06 AM
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What is reasonable to you??????

I like Boston Marriott Long Wharf
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You need to clarify some things. As above, what is reasonable - Boston is expensive.

Second - "quiet" - inside, when on the street, remote- yet near restaurants and walking distance to things. Boston is a compact and somewhat congested city with a fair amount of greenspace - still, define quiet.

I love Boston, have lived in area for 30+ years. But what type of things do you prefer to do to fill the 10 days. Side trips? Stay in one place or move? City plus shore - so 2 stops? Or all in one place in Boston?

Are you flying or driving? Parking costs can add up and with central location you will not need a car for Boston itself, but will for any side trips.
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http://www.fodors.com/world/north-am...on/hotels.html
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Ten days is a long time to spend in a hotel.

Have you considered a short-term apartment?
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:36 AM
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We are flying in from Buffalo. A hotel room where you can sleep with out noise from the outside keeping you awake.
We will walk the whole time there. In Honolulu we walked up to 9 miles a day. We are looking at the Crosstown Hampton Inn as they have a large frig and micro. Does anyone know anything about this hotel?
Please let us know what not to miss in our 10 days.
Thanks
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We are looking at the Crosstown Hampton Inn as they have a large frig and micro. Does anyone know anything about this hotel?

Location-wise, it is terrible. It's not in the best part of town, being right next to Boston Medical Center. It's in an UNattractive part of town, and I would NOT feel safe walking in that neighborhood at night.

Plus, being right next to BMC, you'll be hearing sirens all night long.
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P.S. If you're looking for a small kitchenette, look into John Jeffries Guest House. It's highly recommended here.
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The OP still hasn;t provided a budget - but seems to be looking for very inexpensive. Not sure how that fits with quiet, a good location and a partial kitchen.
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I did some research for you, and I believe the Residence Inn Tudor Wharf offers rooms with kitchenette. http://www.residenceinnboston.com/accommodations.htm

That (as well as John Jeffries Guest House) would be your best bet, if you're looking at cheaper options. The Residence Inn is just across the bridge from North End, very accessible to the historic sites.

Are you planning to spend the entire 10 days IN Boston? That is a lot of time for Boston. Will you be taking day trips? If you have a tight budget, you will get more bang for your buck if you spend 4-5 days staying IN Boston, and the rest of time in a smaller city/town in New England where hotel rates are cheaper.
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In 2004 we stayed at the Chandler hotel for 3 nights and we did everything on foot. The first day you should book the Old Town trolley tour.You can get on/off all day and you get a perfect idea of all the things to see,thye guides are great. You can then visit the things you want to visit in depth the other days. PAul
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I actually took a trolley tour in Boston at one point and wasn't very impressed (not sure if it was Old Town Trolley or not). The problem here is that they tend to skirt rather than go through major areas like the North End. Boston's sights aren't that spread out anyway, easy to cover on foot or by using the subway.

Generally, have seen more positives in favor of the Duck Tour on this site if one is going that route.
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Ditto the Duck Tour. It's just wacky and fun.

If you will be in the area for 10 days, I'd recommend a drive up to New Hampshire. It's only an hour or so to the White Mountains. Franconia Knotch is really beautiful. There is also Strawberry Banke.
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