Marriott or Westin in Boston???

Sep 3rd, 2008, 08:49 AM
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Marriott or Westin in Boston???

I am accompanying my husband on a weeklong business trip to Boston in October. He has to stay at either a Marriott or a Starwood(Westin) property and we are trying to determine which would be more advantageous for me sightseeing. I will have our 3 month old daughter with me and would like to walk a lot to see things. I would like to see historical sights. Any suggestions as to which property would be best?

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Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:38 AM
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Either the Westin Copley or Copley Marriott will be ideal for siteseeing and access to pubic transportation.

They're right next to each other and are both connected to both the Copley Place mall and the Prudential Center.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Thank you very much! I will have him book whichever of these two has availability. Thank you for mentioning the public transit too. My initial message may not have been too clear that I don't want to drive.

Thanks again!
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:15 AM
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Just a FYI... The rooms at The Westin are generally MUCH nicer (heavenly bed, nice bath amenities, windows that open in some rooms) than those at The Marriott. Have fun!
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:16 AM
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If you have a choice stay at the Westin - it nicer than the Marriott.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Make reservations ASAP - and availability may already be a problem. Head of the Charles Regatta is weekend of 10/16. It is also a month of Parents' weekends at various colleges.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Key word here is Copley. I have not seen Westin Waterfront rooms but the hotel 'feels' like a convention center hotel - good for a bargain price. Marriott waterfront may seem a bit worn unless you really want to be on the waterfront.

Either Copley property would do. I have stayed at Westin and like the heavenly bed. Ask either for a high room with a river view.

Boston is a great walking city. Copley would give you closer access to The Charles, the Public Garden, indoor shopping in inclement weather, while being close enough for naps back at the room.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I actually think the rooms at the Marriott are comparable to the Westin, but gail is right, it's a busy weekend in town so take what you can get.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Anyone know if the Customs House is still a Marriot? They might be efficiency/ corporate apt style housing that would be helpful with a baby for a week. I don't know first hand and have never been to the property since they renovated it.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:03 PM
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The Westin at Copley is very nice but, personally, for historical sites, I'd probably choose Marriott Longwarf. It's got a great location right on the waterfront, close to Faneuil Hall, North End, the Aquarium, etc.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:56 PM
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I just checked and Customs House is a Marriott with villas. That would be helpful. Is that a good area?

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Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM
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It's a fantastic area adjacent to fanuel hall, across from the waterfront. Like i said I have not toured the property but it is only a few years old and with a baby in tow, I think it would be ideal to have the added amenities. Hope someone can give you firsthand on villas.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:26 PM
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We love the Marriott Long Wharf and the location. Can walk everywhere. It's across from the Aquarium, Quincy Market, North End Restaurants. Lots of open spaces to walk with a baby in a stroller.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:21 PM
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If you can get the Marriott Custom House, go for it! They are 2 room suites that give you great facilities. We stayed there once and it was very comfortable. I can only imagine that it would suit you very well with a baby, especially if you are staying for a whole week.

It is in a great tourist friendly area with lots of things to do and see.
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Sep 4th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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With a weeklong trip, the luxury of putting down the baby and closing the door to the bedroom would do it for me. Hope you could book it als0107!
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Sep 5th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Thank you all very much for all the info. We have booked the Marriott Copley Place as it is over $100 cheaper than the Customs House (we try to fly under the radar with husband's work when we go on these trips) and because it has a concierge lounge (which Westin does not). We are platinum status so using the concierge lounge is a nice place for me to get out of the room while waiting for DH to get off work.

I may have more questions about Boston as I plan the trip more.
THank you all again!!
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