My daughter (aged 20) and I will be first time Boston visitors next June for a long weekend. I am in the process of looking at accommodation. I really like the look of the Intercontinental, notwithstanding it's at a good price with breakfast, however wanted to ask if we might be better staying in the Beacon Hill area which seems more central to everything (thinking XV Beacon).
We will want to whale-watch, walk the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market etc. We are not fine diners or after a fabulous nightlife, but do love decent Pizza and Pasta after a day's sightseeing. We are not massive shoppers but I'll have to hit them briefly at some-point for sportswear for my other daughter who cannot join us.
Boston does appear quite easy to get around but as first time visitors - what area would you stay in? Does it actually matter? Thank you for any advice and views given.