We spent 3 nights at this hotel. It was our first time in Boston. We paid with Points. This hotel is near the airport, but not so close where you need earplugs or anything like that. We took the red eye from the west coast and arrived at Logan around 6:30am. We called the hotel and a shuttle picked us up within 15 or 20 minutes. It too early to check in, but we were able to at least brush our teeth and the hotel stored our luggage for us. Karen at the front desk was super delight. She told us that she couldn’t get us checked into a room until 9am. We told her we were going into town and she told us to go have some breakfast then take the hotel shuttle to the T station (mass transit). Which we did (itinerary below). When we got to our room, it was great. Large living room with a desk, sleeper and lounge. The kitchen was perfect with a full sized fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The bedroom was separate from the living room with a really large nice bathroom. We didn’t have a view…well our view was of the interstate. We occasionally heard highway noise and the occasional person upstairs or next door. But really it was fine. The breakfast was better than most. We had French toast one morning, sausage hash, eggs..pretty good. Overall it was a very good home base. Oh, the last thing I mention…in the evenings during the week there is an even reception. They usually have some sort of light meal. Tuesday night we had mozzarella sticks, bacon wrapped scallops, and cheese tray. There is also a full serviced bar there you can also order a light dinner.
Day 1: Saturday 6/8
Arrived at hotel dropped off bags
“T” to Aquarium exit and took the City View Tour
Walked to Mike’s Pastry for Cannoli (very good)
Walked the freedom trail
Walked to USS Constitution
Hopped the City View Tour to State House
Walked more of freedom trail
Walked to China Town. Lunch at Jade Garden (very good)
Walked to South Station. Caught Silverline to Airport for hotel shuttle.
Ate fries and had beer and wine at hotel bar.
Day 2: Sunday 6/9
Hotel Shuttle to “T” station
Walked to Marathon site
Walked to Harriet Tubman park
Walked to Northeastern University (not planned…took wrong turn still a nice campus)
Walked to Fenway (the real park..not the ballpark..again not planned, just read the map wrong. Nice park though)
Walked to Fenway Park for Boston vs LAA.
Caught train downtown. Walked Freedom Trail.
Walked to Quincy Market. (Looking for Indian food, but things were closing up)
Walked to North Bend (Hanover St). Ate dinner at Café Pompeii. Italian. (It was ok, but we definitely have had better).
Walked to Modern Pastry. Got cannoli and carrot cake. (The cannoli in my opinion was much better than Mike’s. The carrot cake was awesome).
“T” line to airport for hotel shuttle.
Day 3: Monday 6/10
Hotel Shuttle to “T” station
Walked to Sam Adams Brewery Tour
“T” line back to airport for hotel shuttle. (We bought beer and didn’t want to walk around town with it).
Back to “T” station.
Lunch at Tantric Indian Bistro on Stuart Street. (Awesome!!)
“T” line to Harvard and MIT.
Back to airport for shuttle.
Dinner: Ate leftover Chinese food.
Day 4/7: Tuesday 6/11 and Friday 6/14.
We checked out of the hotel and caught the Silver Line to South Station for trip to NYC (See review).
Friday we had time to kill before catching our plane back to the west coast. We ate Clam Chowder from Joe’s Grill at Boston Harbor (near the aquarium). Very good. We also walked to Granary Cemetery and the crossing area. We caught the “T” to the airport.
A couple of other things I’ll mention:
1) We’re hikers from Portland. Boston is easy to walk just like Portland, so we didn’t take the train as much as others.
2) We also try to stay off the main drag for eateries. Seeing as this was our first time in Boston, we had nothing to compare too.
3) If you are staying in Boston more than 2 days AND you’ll take the “T”, pick up a 7 day pass for $18. A one day pass is $11.
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