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Weekend of 8/2-8/4

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Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Hi Locals,

Just wondering if there is a major convention going on the weekend of Saturday, 8/2 - Monday, 8/4? I've been searching for hotels in the Back Bay/Beacon Hill/Fenway-Kenmore areas and it seems like all mid-priced ($200-250) hotels and B&Bs are booked. I'm trying to decide if I can keep waiting for hotels to release more dates or if I should bite the bullet and stretch the budget.


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1. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Summer and fall are very busy times in Boston.

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2. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Try Hotwire - I am seeing a 4 star Copley Square/Back Bay hotel for your dates for $256

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3. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Priceline express has a 4 1/2 star hotel in the Downtown/Harbor front area for $260. The only 4 1/2 star in that zone is the Langham. That's $57 less than the advertised price for your dates.

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4. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Thanks kendrick and seck1429 for your research! I had a feeling that the hotels might be holding onto rooms and strategically releasing them. I tend not to use Hotwire or Priceline because I prefer knowing the hotel names so that I can research them before booking to avoid any unpleasant experience. BUT I will keep them in mind if desperation wins out.

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5. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

There is a conference of the American Statistical Association with an estimated attendance of 4,000 people.

LastMinuteTravel.com has a 4 star Back Bay for $216. This is "available" (vs "on request" - which would be a long shot). This is the Sheraton Boston. Look at the details (such as 1,216 guestrooms) and compare photos. You'll see it's the Sheraton. Actually, it's ambiguous whether it's a 3 or 4 star, but it's still a good option.

LMT is mentioned often on the forum. A lot of Boston hotels work with them. They are reliable.

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6. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Christnp2, thank you for the Last Minute Travel suggestion! I may have found an acceptable option that could always be our option of last resort.

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7. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

Do not wait too long. I have looked at LMT for late July dates and found very little "available" for under $300

Good luck. The city is busier with tourists than I have seen in a long time. It really shows on Sundays. This past Sunday I easily found on street parking in two areas, but the crowds crossing the street near Park Street subway rivaled what you would see during a weeknight rush hour!

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8. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

I agree the city is filled with visitors. On the way to and from the Copley Farmers' market today I was noticing many more people than usual consulting maps and taking photos around the square. I also keep seeing large groups of young people from other countries on tours around town. Never noticed so many of these before. They all have matching backpacks and move in unison.



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9. Re: Weekend of 8/2-8/4

The Yankess are playing at Fenway all weekend, too..

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