Boston Hotels?

Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,937
Any advice on where to stay?  I have never been to Boston...I just need a relatively easy path from hotel to Fenway.  Any help appreciated.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,937
    Actually there are more hotels available then when I checked the other day....I booked the Holiday Inn Brookline, one of the better ones available and appears to be about a 20 minute walk to Fenway


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  • Actually there are more hotels available then when I checked the other day....I booked the Holiday Inn Brookline, one of the better ones available and appears to be about a 20 minute walk to Fenway



    I live right near there, very convenient to Fenway and a great area overall
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    If you want to save money check out Airbnb or VRBO.  Prices can be HALF as much as hotels.  
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  • I got an AirBNB (tiny apartment in Beacon Hill) for $550US for 3 nights.  Can walk to Fenway in 30 mins or take cheap Uber, Lyft or Fasten (there are 3 car sharing apps in Boston, Fasten is local to Boston).  Worked out to $688 CDN for me.  My wife couldn't believe how expensive it was but I told her this is cheap compared to most Boston hotels.  So expensive i decided to come in on Sunday morning rather than Saturday.  Will have all day Monday to explore Boston.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    I got an AirBNB (tiny apartment in Beacon Hill) for $550US for 3 nights.  Can walk to Fenway in 30 mins or take cheap Uber, Lyft or Fasten (there are 3 car sharing apps in Boston, Fasten is local to Boston).  Worked out to $688 CDN for me.  My wife couldn't believe how expensive it was but I told her this is cheap compared to most Boston hotels.  So expensive i decided to come in on Sunday morning rather than Saturday.  Will have all day Monday to explore Boston.
    Pretty much same here.  I booked in Brookline, 20 minute walk to fenway, checking in on sunday.  Can't beat that!
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    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • chitownp76chitownp76 Posts: 1,108
    I booked an AirBnB thats a seven minute walk from Fenway. Saves a bundle
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  • If you don't mind me asking what was the cost around for the AirBNB's you booked?
  • stickmanstickman Posts: 878
    I booked The Midtown hotel.  Easy walk to Fenway too. I have never done AirBnB .... will have to try that sometime !!
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,963
    Hotels.com has Sunday night at the Park Plaza off Boston Common for $195.
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    If you don't mind me asking what was the cost around for the AirBNB's you booked?
    $550 for 3 nights (Sunday to Wednesday) including all taxes and charges. 
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  • chitownp76chitownp76 Posts: 1,108
    If you don't mind me asking what was the cost around for the AirBNB's you booked?
    $508 out the door. All taxes and fees included for three nights
    2014: Moline
    2015: EV Solo (Metro Chicago)
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  • mikesbrimikesbri Posts: 681
    edited February 2018
    Is the Westin Copley place a good place to stay to catch the Sunday concert and sightseeing for a couple of day?
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  • mikesbri said:
    Is the Westin Copley place a good place to stay to catch the Sunday concert and sightseeing for a couple of day?
    That's where i stayed in 2016 and it was an excellent location. I think it was about a 15 minute walk to Fenway, and tons of stuff to see in the area (steps to Boston Commons/the Public Garden, Newbury, etc.). I don't know the city well at all, but I had a great experience.
  • mikesbrimikesbri Posts: 681
    anyone have suggestions on staying at either Revere Hotel Boston or Copley Square hotel? First timer to Boston and staying 4 nights to explore the city.


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  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,141
    Is Cambridge a decent place to stay?
  • PJ-Cubs said:
    Is Cambridge a decent place to stay?
    Cambridge is definitely nice in general but you'd have to be more specific. For me it would also depend on how you plan to get to/from the show. If you want to be able to take the train then Cambrige isn't as convenient just because it would involve taking the red line into town then switching to the green to go out to Fenway. If you plan on getting an uber or something that doesn't matter as much though.
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  • holo92holo92 Posts: 158

    I booked 4 nights at Abigayle's Bed and Breakfast through bnbboston.com.

    Very near to Kenmore Station and Fenway Park, a 5 minutes walk.

    175 US Dollars in a double room per night, very good breakfast included. Good Tripadvisor feedback.

    You can only book it through bnbboston.com- and they still have vacancy for early September!

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  • I stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Newton for '16 Fenway II and it was very reasonably priced (about $140), but Labor Day week will likely have a bigger price tag .  There was a bus line that went right to Fenway just across the street and also across the street is Buff's Pub which has awesome wings
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,157
    mikesbri said:
    anyone have suggestions on staying at either Revere Hotel Boston or Copley Square hotel? First timer to Boston and staying 4 nights to explore the city.


    We are booked at the Copley Square Hotel......the basic rooms seem to be a bit on the smaller side, per the reviews I have read.

    We got a good rate on Getaroom.com


  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,816
    Anyone know if Longwood is a decent neighborhood to stay (if it’s even a neighborhood)? I just want to be a short Uber ride to Fenway, restaurants, bars, etc. And a safe neighborhood of course. 
  • bbiggs said:
    Anyone know if Longwood is a decent neighborhood to stay (if it’s even a neighborhood)? I just want to be a short Uber ride to Fenway, restaurants, bars, etc. And a safe neighborhood of course. 
    Longwood is a good place to say    it's basically a medical campus with all the hospitals in area.  It's right around the corner from Fenway with tons of shops, bars and restaurants..
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,816
    bbiggs said:
    Anyone know if Longwood is a decent neighborhood to stay (if it’s even a neighborhood)? I just want to be a short Uber ride to Fenway, restaurants, bars, etc. And a safe neighborhood of course. 
    Longwood is a good place to say    it's basically a medical campus with all the hospitals in area.  It's right around the corner from Fenway with tons of shops, bars and restaurants..
    Thank you. 
  • JB288319JB288319 Posts: 82
    bbiggs said:
    Anyone know if Longwood is a decent neighborhood to stay (if it’s even a neighborhood)? I just want to be a short Uber ride to Fenway, restaurants, bars, etc. And a safe neighborhood of course. 
    Like the other user said, it's basically a medical campus area and a couple colleges. Not much interesting stuff right there but you're pretty close to Fenway at least. I'd say it's a good place to stay for the show if the price is good, it's just not as cool of an area to stay as Back Bay or Brookline IMO
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,816
    ^ Thanks for this tip as well. I do want a value price but at the same point I want to be somewhat “in the thick of things,” so to speak, as far as what the city has to offer. I’ll look for some options in the two areas you mentioned as well. It might be worth paying the premium. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,816
    Just booked the Westin Copley Place in Back Bay. When bundled with a flight through Expedia the price was very reasonable (relatively speaking), and I’ve always have good experiences at Westin. 
  • JB288319JB288319 Posts: 82
    bbiggs said:
    Just booked the Westin Copley Place in Back Bay. When bundled with a flight through Expedia the price was very reasonable (relatively speaking), and I’ve always have good experiences at Westin. 

    Don't know anything about the hotel in particular but you'll love the location. A quick 2 stops on the T or 30 min or so walk to Fenway and in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Boston. Have fun! Check out the skywalk observatory in the Prudential Center and do the audio tour. It's a great way to see/learn about the city from 50 floors up.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,816
    ^ Thanks for the tips! I’m glad to hear it’s a great location and a 30 minute walk to the shows doesn’t sound bad at all. I’m looking forward to checking out Boston for the first time! Is it September yet? ;)
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