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gail Apr 30th, 2002 06:10 AM

I just checked on Travelocity and the Doubletree Boston Downtown is listing rates from $116-$145. It is a good downtown location, but on the fringe of a semi-seedy area. Walking distance to everything. I expect parking is extra. Site says they have a pool. Not my first choice of where to stay, but within your price range and 100 times better than Chelsea.

Ann Apr 30th, 2002 06:45 AM

I'd grab the Doubletree Boston Downtown for that price. If you stayed in Newton, you'd be paying $2.50 per person to ride the T into town, and another $1 to return ($17.50/day just on transportation). You might take this figure into account if the hotel charges for parking. The area isn't that bad. It's near a major hospital, the theater district and Chinatown, and walkable to anywhere downtown. It used to be a high school, and I understand the pool and health facilities are excellent, though I haven't actually been in the hotel. Send us a report.

grew up on south shore Apr 30th, 2002 09:15 AM

Ugh ! I'd NEVER stay in Chelsea. Better to explore your options in Cambridge or stay in that Days Inn / Holiday Inn in Newton.

JBX Apr 30th, 2002 09:25 AM

Ken:<BR><BR>One of the better bargains to be found in Boston is:<BR><BR>* John Jeffries House *<BR> 14 David G. Mugar Way, Boston<BR> Massachusetts 02114 USA <BR>Neighborhood: Beacon Hill <BR>Phone: (617) 367-1866 <BR>Fax: (617) 742-0313 <BR>$ 95 - $ 175 , from $ 140 suite <BR>Capacity: 46 units <BR>"Just off bustling Charles Street, this hotel is wonderfully well-priced. The rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and all have kitchenettes. A continental breakfast is included."<BR><BR> <BR>

ken May 3rd, 2002 06:32 AM

Hi again, I would like to thank every one of you for your comments. I am now leaning towards a deal if 199 a night including free parking and 5 breakfasts right by the theater district, swan boats, etc, the downtown Radisson. Location and price sounds good. Has anyone stayed there? Good experience?<BR>Thanks<BR>Ken

ken May 3rd, 2002 06:32 AM

Hi again, I would like to thank every one of you for your comments. I am now leaning towards a deal if 199 a night including free parking and 5 breakfasts right by the theater district, swan boats, etc, the downtown Radisson. Location and price sounds good. Has anyone stayed there? Good experience?<BR>Thanks<BR>Ken

xxx3 May 3rd, 2002 06:52 AM

I'm a Bostonian with no direct experience of that hotel -- but it's in a location that's infinitely better than Chelsea, and with breakfast included that's a pretty good deal!


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