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K_in_DC Jul 16th, 2004 06:50 AM

Boston hotels -- seaching for the "perfect" one!
My huband, 6 month old daughter, and I will be spending three or four nights in Boston this August and I'm looking for the "perfect" hotel of course! Here's what my ideal would be -- I don't suspect I'll find it exactly, but I'd love your expert thoughts on hotels that might have some combination of these qualities: a suite so we can stay up after the baby goes to bed, a pool, great location near the "T" as well as restaurants/shopping in easy walking distance, and a "reasonable" price (under $200 a night?). Thanks in advance for your help!

K_in_DC Jul 22nd, 2004 09:58 AM

anyone out there have any suggestions?

HowardR Jul 22nd, 2004 10:04 AM

It's near to impossible to find what you're looking for at a price under $200. In fact, I'd say it's unrealistic.
You've just got too many "qualities" in your criteria.
Bidding on Priceline might be your best option. But, then, your criteria are so specific that I'm not sure how you "guarantee" getting what you want.

oceangirl Jul 22nd, 2004 10:42 AM

You'll be lucky to find a regular hotel room for under $200 outside of the city limits let alone a suite in Boston with a pool on the T and near restaurants and shopping.

For what you are asking, be prepared to pay $400-800/night.

K_in_DC Jul 22nd, 2004 12:50 PM

I found a suite at the Parker House for $199 a night, seems to have everything but th pool?

py111777 Jul 23rd, 2004 08:47 AM

Your best bet for a hotel under $200.00 is through Priceline. Go to for bidding advice. People are getting 4 stars hotel for less than $150.00 a night.

Melissa Jul 23rd, 2004 11:57 AM

You won't get it for under 200.00 a night, but the Sheraton at Prudential Place has a pool, and is located almost right on top of Prudential Place which has restaurants, shops, and a T stop on the green line. It will be unlikely that you will pay under 200.00 for any decent centrallly located hotel in Boston. Good luck

gracieb Jul 23rd, 2004 12:25 PM

My favorite hotel (which happens to be in San Francisco) has a new sister hotel in Boston. It's part of the Kimpton Group which has fabulous, unique boutique hotels.

The Boston hotel, the Hotel Onyx, has just opened and the website says there are offering $149 rates. I took a quick glance and they have a health club but I'm not sure they have a pool. You can investigate if you are interested.

I received an email that a new NYC hotel just opened too. I can't tell you how much I love the Hotel Monaco, one of many they operate in SF. Anyway, check it out if you are interested.

ramona Jul 25th, 2004 04:28 PM

The Parker House suites do not have doors between the rooms..just a doorway so it can't be closed off. The Onyx is not in a great part of Boston -near the Fleet Center area. You might want to try the Marriot Custom House.

yk Jul 26th, 2004 02:27 PM


I came across this as I was searching for a hotel in SF. Go to Travelzoo, right now the Fairmont Hotel (one of the best in Boston) in Copley Sq is having a sale.

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