Boston Hotels for October

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Aug 19th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Boston Hotels for October

Hello, I need recommendations for hotels in Boston for October. A friend and I are going for a "girls getaway" weekend. We like nice hotels, i.e. Westins, W, Four Seasons, Fairmont, etc. as well as smaller boutique hotels. We can spend between $250-$375/night. Any suggestions? We have never been to Boston, so should be within walking distance or cab to good restaurants, attractions, etc. Thanks.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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I used Priceline when we were going to Boston. I did my research and decided we should stay in the Back Bay area. Because I wanted a nice hotel is started off at $125. I got the Westin on the first try and it was just wonderful. Great location, wonderful room, friendly staff.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 02:38 PM
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Thanks. I have never used Priceline. I went to the website, but could not find the Back Bay on the choices. Would this be considered downtown or South Boston by any chance????
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Aug 19th, 2006, 03:10 PM
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I just checked Priceline to remind myself what I did. If you go to the bidding section (It says deeper discounts) it has Copley area. That is Back Bay. The Copley hotel is there as well as several really upscale hotels. Just choose Copley and no other area. It will probably say you have a better chance if you choose more locations but just stick to the one. We had a wonderful view of the river and a farmers market sets up at the little park square there and you can get wonderful baked items, fresh fruit etc. Good luck!!!!
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Aug 19th, 2006, 04:23 PM
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If Copley does not work, downtown would be an OK area (as defined by Priceline). Do not pick South Boston - the way Priceline defines it, it includes areas I would not stay in.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Had you confused with another Boston lodgin post - you might like Marriot Long Wharf.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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We've had great luck with Priceline for Boston. Difference in rate covers parking, taxis and more...

But, you really need to do your homework first, primarily by checking rates, carefully reviewing the hotel FAQ's at www.biddingfortravel.com along with recent winning bids. You really need to understand the bidding process, the value of free re-bid zones (and what those are) to bid intelligently on Priceline. You also have to resist getting caught up in the bidding process which is conducive to way overbidding.

My recommendation would be to bid only for 4*'s in Downtown, Copley, and World Trade Center areas.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 05:00 PM
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I am visiting Boston in October for a very large convention (Oct 14-20). Around 10,000 people are expected for the convention and several hotels in the Back Bay/Copley area are listed as convention hotels.
I booked the Newbury Guest House last fall. I later realized I would need to be in town one additional day so I bid on priceline for a four star at $120 and got the Boston Sheraton at Pru Center. It's no four star, but it will do for a night at that price.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 08:52 PM
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"I am visiting Boston in October for a very large convention (Oct 14-20). Around 10,000 people are expected for the convention "

No wonder I couldn't find a room at a few of my favorite hotels. We ended up with the Hyatt Harborside, at least will have a nice view of the skyline, and can take the water taxi over.
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Aug 20th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Oct. is also when many of the colleges have their Parent's Weekends and people come to the area for leaf peeping so anyone who needs a reservation should get it yesterday!
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