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Old 01-04-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Hey you guys,

So my husband and I will be visiting Boston from the 19th-26th of this month to check out apts, etc. Last time we came to Boston, we stayed at the Comfort Inn in Revere because it was the cheapest place we could find (although still pretty $$)... anyone know of other options?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Hey you guys,

So my husband and I will be visiting Boston from the 19th-26th of this month to check out apts, etc. Last time we came to Boston, we stayed at the Comfort Inn in Revere because it was the cheapest place we could find (although still pretty $$)... anyone know of other options?

Thanks a bunch!
I don't generally stay in hotels in Boston but a friend who came through last winter wound up at the Shawmut Inn right by North Station, which was cheaper than the place in Revere and quite convenient if you don't have a car with you. I visited over there and was surprised/impressed by the room for the price. She reported no problems and would go back, and she can be fussy.

If you do have a car, I'd recommend the Motel 6 in Framingham by Exit 12. It's clean (not a sketchy Motel 6 at all), very affordable ($55 a night or something) and because it's right next to the Pike, you could make it to Boston in 25 minutes outside of rush hour, not that much worse than coming in from Revere, which (in my opinion) is close but a pain to drive in from.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Thanks Holden!

We actually saw the Shawmut Inn online last night and you're right... it's pretty affordable! It's so good to know that you had a friend who was happy with it. We won't be renting a car so Motel 6 is out.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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i think braintree has a motel 6 right at the t stop. do a search braintree hotels. the t is the red line.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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i think braintree has a motel 6 right at the t stop. do a search braintree hotels. the t is the red line.
Motel 6 Braintree is the best. (Save a few dollars more by reserving online.) The T is literally across the street. Plus a Borders book store a few blocks in one direction (and Burger King, Dunkin' and supermarket in the other).
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Medford, MA
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I have stayed at the Shawmut. It was very convenient to getting transportation. North Station is like right around the corner and Haymarket isn't even that far. Some rooms are better than others. My fiancee's parents room was pretty small and had no view at all. My room wasn't too bad. It was a bit small, but I didn't think it was a big deal. There were fridges in the rooms, so that was night. I think if you want to stay cheap, it's worth the stay at this place. You can't beat the options you have to explore Boston from there.

If you don't mind paying a bit more, Hyatt Place in Medford is really nice. My parents stayed there and they had a great room. There was a kitchenette, couch, and large plasma tv. I think they got it for around $110 a night. There was also some breakfast items you could get for free and others you could buy. There is a shuttle that the hotel said would take you up to 5 miles, which should be within range of the Wellington T station. As a perk, Medford has some GREAT options for food.

Another great place I've stayed at was Courtyard Marriott in South Boston. The prices here vary alot, so you gotta check on them for sure. They treated us great, they had cookies, and Jenn the bartender was fantastic. She'll take good care of you, plus she is HILARIOUS. You are also within walking distance of the Andrew T station. It's only about 5 minutes away.

All three of these places are worth checking rates at.
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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When I was moving to Boston, I needed a place to stay for a week for around $100 or less. The best option is to rent a short term apartment. You can rent them for cheap and they will have a kitchen and more room than a hotel. They also are in great areas, which is always a plus. Here is the site that I used.

Boston bed and breakfast, Boston lodging, Boston accommodation, furnished apartment (broken link)

It is honestly the best option that I found after spending lots of time looking. I also have to say I was extremely pleased with our accomadations. Are you flying to Boston or driving?
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Motel 6 Braintree is the best. (Save a few dollars more by reserving online.) The T is literally across the street. Plus a Borders book store a few blocks in one direction (and Burger King, Dunkin' and supermarket in the other).
I had a friend who I told the sheraton is o k- He saw motel 6 and raved about
it-took the t right into downtown, ate in boston and enjoyed the city and saved money. That was how i learned about motel 6.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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hotwire.com usually has decent 3 or 4 star hotels in downtown Boston for under $200/night. The Copley/Back Bay Theater District/Boston Common areas are good choices.
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