U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-16-2008, 03:28 PM
 
18 posts, read 32,375 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I am planning a visit with my fiance in late september. I am having a very difficult time deciding which part of the city to stay in. We are looking for historic stuff in the daytime and good draft beer bars, clubs and bars at night. Not looking to stay very close to the student area in cambridge but more towards downtown. Read that Boylston street, Beacon and Newbury were all great places to stay. If I'm paying so much money for a hotel I don't want to make a mistake and have to walk very far for nightlife. Not palnning to drive anywhere because we won't have a car. We're in our late twenties and would liek to be around some good hangouts and not be bored. Please help.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-16-2008, 03:46 PM
 
284 posts, read 1,105,314 times
Reputation: 98
What are you hoping to pay per night?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:33 PM
 
18 posts, read 32,375 times
Reputation: 10
Hopefully under $200 but plan to buy a flight and room package on expedia.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:51 PM
 
284 posts, read 1,105,314 times
Reputation: 98
I'm not sure you'll be able to get a flight and room package but here are some suggestions:

John Jeffries House: a small hotel, near Beacon Hill, right across the street from the super fancy Liberty Hotel. You can enjoy the awesome bars, restaurant, and hip atmosphere at the Liberty but stay for over 1/2 the cost at the JJH for only 109-179! It's great location on the river, right next to Charles Street (more bars and restaurants) and you can easily walk to Newbury Street or Downtown Crossing for shopping. It's also right near the Charles/MGH T Stop. I have had relatives stay there when they are in town and they really enjoyed it.

There's also the Midtown Hotel on Huntington Ave. From there you can walk to the South End, which has some of the cities best restaurants and bars, in addition to Newbury Street. It's close to the Symphony T stop and costs right around 200 a night, though not as nice as the JJH.

If you find a package you're interested in post the hotel name here and we'll be able to tell you what the surrounding area is like.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:57 PM
 
18 posts, read 32,375 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.

So is the liberty area better than newbury street and boylston street? I see those two streets listed all the time. I don't really care for shopping just bars, reataurants and clubs.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 05:17 PM
 
284 posts, read 1,105,314 times
Reputation: 98
Not necessarily, I just mentioned those hotels because they are in your price range. The area around the Liberty Hotel/the John Jeffries House is considered to be Beacon Hill (lots of historic stuff, Freedom Trail, the State House, not too mention beautiful, multi-million dollar brownstones) but you can easily get to all other parts of the city by walking - about 10 -15 minutes to get to Newbury Street, for example. Check out Google maps and you can see what I mean.

Newbury Street (while it's mostly shops, it's also home to many great restaurants) and Boylston run parallel to each other through Back Bay, with Boylston continuing past the public garden into the Theater District. So you've heard it right, the Back Bay and the Theater District has many hotels (Courtyard Marriot, Hilton, DoubleTree, Radisson, Four Seasons) in addition to clubs (Gypsy Bar, Estate, and more), restaurants, and bars. If you find a deal in those areas you should be all set, though my guess is a room in the Theater District is over $200 a night.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 05:33 PM
 
18 posts, read 32,375 times
Reputation: 10
Gothca. So if $$ was no object you would recommend the theater district for night life and restaurants?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 06:24 PM
 
284 posts, read 1,105,314 times
Reputation: 98
Yup Back Bay or Theater District.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 06:36 PM
 
18 posts, read 32,375 times
Reputation: 10
Great thanks. Thay helps a lot.
How about the fenway area? What's your take on that? I just saw it has a ton of bars/clubs?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Laguna Woods, CA
198 posts, read 315,845 times
Reputation: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoxyS33 View Post
Great thanks. Thay helps a lot.
How about the fenway area? What's your take on that? I just saw it has a ton of bars/clubs?
You can always take a cab or a train out to Fenway. I'd stay closer to the Boylston St...Common...Government Center area...Fanueil Hall. Everything you could want in Boston except the zoo and Fenway Park is within walking distance in that area.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
>
Powered by Foreclosure.com
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top