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Old 07-19-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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isn't Central Sq considered to be one of the more undesirable areas of Cambridge? i seem to remember it had a bad reputation.


Haha, like 25+ years ago. It's fine. Lots of good restaurants, a popular music venue, bookstores, coffee shops, etc. It's basically MITville now.


There really is no "undesirable" part of Cambridge.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Lots charge $50 to go to a Red Sox game - sucks being a season ticket holder. If you want your car available and close by, if you're lucky you might save $5/day maybe, yet you could be many blocks away. It's $35/day at Logan, but cost to get to/from car or taxis/metro if you want to get around will chew up the difference and then some.
If you don't mind walking an extra two blocks, park at 375 Longwood. 7 bucks after 3:30.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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and need to ask about parking alternatives. my hotel (Hyatt in Cambridge) plans on charging me $40/night extra for parking
there used to be some non-metered parking on the westbound side of Memorial Drive (east of the hotel), but I'm not sure if that has changed recently. the spaces tend to be pretty full, but depending on when you arrive you might luck out. If you want to shoot me a PM via this site, I can give you a potentially useful tip about parking at the Hyatt.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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If you don't mind walking an extra two blocks, park at 375 Longwood. 7 bucks after 3:30.

Ok, but what does he do with the car during the day?

Just pay the price at the hotel. At best, you may save $12 per day X 3 days = $36. Life is too short to worry about $36.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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Just pay the price at the hotel. At best, you may save $12 per day X 3 days = $36. Life is too short to worry about $36.

Kinda what i was starting to think myself.




It's vacation. Just park the car for $40 and spend your time enjoying the city and not worrying about hopping the car around here and there. One parking ticket or tow, and your effort was for naught.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Middlesex
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Ok, but what does he do with the car during the day?

Just pay the price at the hotel. At best, you may save $12 per day X 3 days = $36. Life is too short to worry about $36.
my plan was to find a place where i could park it overnight and keep it there for the entire 3 days/nights (without getting towed). no back and forth. after parking, i'd find my way back to the hotel and use mass transit to move about the city.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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my plan was to find a place where i could park it overnight and keep it there for the entire 3 days/nights (without getting towed). no back and forth. after parking, i'd find my way back to the hotel and use mass transit to move about the city.

I understand your desire, that's just not how it works. Many garages or lots have a day rate and a night rate but their 24 hour rate (if allowed) may actually be in excess of $40.

My sons work for Pilgrim Parking in the summer. One of them is at the 47 Erie Street garage in Cambridge. Their 24-hour rate is $28 (hence the $12 per day savings I was suggesting). It's about a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt and probably your best bet if you are hell bent on saving some money.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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There are long term parking lots over by Logan Airport on Rt1A that might offer decent rates. I forget what they are but I've used them when I travel and feel like my car is safe there.


Of course then you'll need transport to/from hotel
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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isn't Central Sq considered to be one of the more undesirable areas of Cambridge? i seem to remember it had a bad reputation.
It's still a bit gritty, with some undesirables at times, but mainly students and yuppies nowadays.

Good restaurants. Actually, many would find the area interesting, not so many chains. Whole Foods Market is down the street.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Middlesex
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in the process of planning my itinerary.. since i wanted to visit the CR esplanade as well as Public Garden and Boston Common, i went to google maps for the area and saw a parking garage at one Beacon St which was pretty close to everything. when i went to their web site, it wanted me to make reservations which i thought was odd. i thought i'd be able to drive in, get a ticket, park then pay on the way out. anybody familiar with/used this garage??

actually, nevermind.. took a closer look at the site and found their hourly rates - $30 for an hour. i don't think so. should have known better.

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