First Trip to Boston

Jan 28th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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First Trip to Boston

I reserved a room at the Radisson on Stuart, "one block from Boston Commons." Will not have a car. Will this be a good, walkable location for a first-timer?? The room is $169 per night (first week in May.) Other hotels near the harbor had astronomical rates ($300 and way up) so the Radisson may be a dump, dunno.

I may try Priceline at the end of April. Should I use the Downtown/Copley area for my bid if I am interested in the usual tourist stuff?
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Jan 28th, 2008, 09:05 AM
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The Radisson will be fine. The location is good, very close to T stops and if the weather is nice you can easily walk to other areas of the city.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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I second wyatt. We've stayed at the Radisson and walked to everything. You can cut through the building diagonally across from the hotel (there is a Bennigan's on the corner) and cut out a whole block of walking. The Radisson also has balconies which are rare in Boston hotels.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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There are lots of reviews for the Radisson on TripAdvisor.

I would recommend checking Priceline and Hotwire as well.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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I'd say touristy area is Quincy market and harbour area. We found the tram tour good, as you can see what areas appeal to you and return to those areas.
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Jan 30th, 2008, 07:01 AM
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You can also go with the Quincy Market area on priceline.

169 is not bad for Boston though and the location you have is great.
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Jan 30th, 2008, 12:04 PM
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When relatives visit from out of town and want to stay in a hotel many of them have stayed at the Radisson as recently as last August and all have been pleased -

as said, excellent location for many actiivites and restaurants - you will not need a car and are so close to public transportation also - and on arrival, go to the tourism kiosk right near you on the corner of Boston Common and take advantage of the info inside and the representatives

If you are a tourist looking to 'hit the ground running' and use your hotel for a good nights sleep, and possibly a quick put your feet up rest part way thru your day and a quick change for dinner type of thing - then you will be more than satisfied , imo.
I fyou are looking to spend luxurious time in a an over the top hotel room, then this is not the one for you, imo.
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Jan 31st, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for your helpful comments. Sounds like I picked a good location in a decent place. (I know it wont be luxurious but this is going to be a go-go-go type visit!)
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Feb 11th, 2008, 04:01 PM
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Will someone please confirm my "research" that these 2 Priceline zones are the best loctions for a first time trip to Boston to see the sights on foot?

Downtown Boston/ Charleston
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Feb 11th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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You should stick with the Radisson, it's a good location.

If you're bidding on Priceline, I would stick with Copley. Downtown is fine but Charlestown isn't as convenient to the T, etc.
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