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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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Boston Late-May/ B&B help etc.

I just decided to cut my 2 week Toronto trip in half and spend a week in Boston. This means I will be in Boston May 24-31. (Fodors DID say late Spring was a good time - is this correct?) Anyway, I will be solo (and if this matters, I am a female -early 30's) I am looking for an inexpensive B&B with a decent breakfast (Can you believe that one "B&B" was $95 ... and get this, they say BREAKFAST -one of the B's in B&B!- was NOT offered :-S )

I have looked at some of the other threads on here for attractions etc., but if you have advice, I'll take it.

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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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The end of May can be a problem in the Boston area as many colleges have graduation or families are in town helping the kids move out of the dorms. Baseball also fills hotel rooms.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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I don't want a hotel Do you think B&Bs will be all filled too? I was planning on reserving now.

Other than it being a little crowded, is there a real downside to my dates? (i.e. bad weather, not enough attractions open etc.)
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 02:51 PM
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If you can find a room in Boston in the last week of May (over Memorial Day weekend, no less!) for $95, you should grab it.
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The wewather will be wonderful and all hte attractions will be open. That's nl part of your problem -- as kybourbon pointed out, it's a very busy time in the city. Boston has very few B&B's, as real estate is so expensive that they're just not financially practical.
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Boston's an expensive town as far as hotels/B&Bs go. I'd look at the Newbury Guest House, which is closer to a hotel than a B&B, but they do include breakfast. Rooms start at around $125, FYI. And that's about as cheap as I'll go in Boston any more. I've done a cheaper B&B around the corner from Berklee College, but the rooms are TINY (and pretty Spartan) and you'll share a bathroom. NGH if you can afford it-- your best bet!!
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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I forgot about Memorial Day! I don't celebrate holidays...so I am always forgetting things like that.

Anyway, would May 9-15 be better?

Also, does anyone know anything about Casa Do Zequita? Only $85 (WITH TAX) plus "an expanded continental" I don't need anything real fancy, just comfortable.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:47 PM
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http://www.bbonline.com/ma/cambridge.html
hope this helps
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 06:19 PM
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 07:14 PM
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OH MY! I just saw the most GORGEOUS B&B in Cambridge! Does anyone know anything about "A B&B In Cambridge"? - It looks incredible!

THANKS cigalechanta (and everyone else)
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 08:54 PM
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ttt (if that is ok...I REALLY need help!)
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 07:59 AM
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There are several B&B's in Cambridge and I think you will find some reviews of Fodor's if you do a search for the names. These B&B's are always listed by the colleges in the area and are also listed on Expedia if you want to check prices for your dates. Ealy May will be a better time - less crowded unless there is a ballgame.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for everyone's help!

The picture of breakfast at Casa Do Zequita looks really gross to me. I don't know why I didn't see it before -I went to the website cigalechanta gave me and there was a big ugly picture of their breakfast table... nope. I won't stay there

I decided I HAVE TO be in Boston May 24-31 because of seasonal activities (i.e. Whale Watching) So, I will just have to deal with the crowds...

I did just make a reservation at Morrison House B&B in Cambridge (ONLY $90/night private bath homemade breakfast!!) I am so happy. The place looks really great-just my style!
http://www.morrisonhousebnb.com/

So now that I got that out of the way, if anyone has any other pearls of wisdom to give me, I would love to hear it.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 10:06 AM
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Where is Morrison House? (Do you know Cambridge/Boston areas?).

We stayed at A Cambridge House for DS's graduation a few years back -- very lovely and self-consciously quaint, and certainly overpriced. I prefer the less expensive but hospitable Irving House on Irving St., both for location and for atmosphere. It books up, but the single-shared bath's are comparatively inexpensive.

 
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Hi Cassandra,
What is a DS? (curious) Morrison House is in Somerville ("Just a couple minutes' walk from the Davis Square subway station, the Morrison House B&B is conveniently located near Tufts, Harvard, and downtown Boston.")

I have heard a lot of good things about Cambridge House, but that is MUCH MORE than I can afford) The place I was thinking of staying at was called "A B&B In Cambridge". (How much you want to bet people get those 2 confused! )

Anyway, I am very happy with my final choice! (The place even comes with a cat you can adopt for the duration of your stay What more can you want?!)So now even though I will be going during a very busy time, at least I know I have a place to stay.

Planning trips is just about the most fun anyone can have! (IMO) I am leaving for a cruise on Dec. 5, so even though I am excited, it isn't the same feeling as when I was planning ... now I can concentrate on my upcoming Toronto/Boston trip!! This is great
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Has anyone on here stayed at the Morrison House?
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