We had to be in Boston and when we started to look for a reservation found that all places closer to the city were either booked for World Series or so expensive. So, we began to look outside the city and found the Crowne Plaza in Natick. It has been remodeled since I knew it about 15 years ago and it is a very pleasant surprise. Prices were good, service was friendly, parking free, room very comfortable, good size bathroom with nice amenities, affordable breakfast and all in all a positive experience. There are any number of restaurants along the stretch of Route 9 that the Crowne Plaza is on so lots of choices and if you want to go shopping the Natick Mall is right across the road.