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Going to a Red Sox game

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Going to a Red Sox game

Hi, Newbie here.

I am going to a Red Sox game at Fenway next season and wondered if there are any decent hotels I could stay near the stadium. If not, somewhere easily reachable from Fenway.

Thanks

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1. Re: Going to a Red Sox game

It depends on what you mean by "decent". There's an upscale hotel steps from Fenway, Hotel Commonwealth, which is pricey. There are also a ton of hotels in nearby Copley Square, but again, they're not cheap. But if by "decent", you just mean something that's clean and reasonably comfortable, I would go with the Holiday Inn at 1200 Beacon Street in Brookline. It's right on the C-line of the "T", minutes from Fenway.

www.bos-brookline.holiday-inn.com/home.htm

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2. Re: Going to a Red Sox game

I did the same as you a couple of years ago and stayed here

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60745-d94354-R…

I'd recommend it for the purpose. I was there for a week and it was fine, decent price too

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The Howard Johnson's Motel on Boylston St is next door to Fenway park. It won't win any luxury awards, but I know people who've stayed there, and they said it was decent, clean and comfortable enough.

I see that the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Sq. was already mentioned. It's pricey, though. Some other options within easy access of the Park would be the two newer hotels in the South End, off of Mass. Ave. The Roundhouse Suites hotel and the new Hampton Inn and Suites. Both hotels are on the lower end of Mass. Ave., near Boston Medical Center. If you want to walk to Fenway from there, you can. It's about a 30 minute walk. Otherwise, you can pick up the #1 Harvard bus which will take you 3/4 of the way and then it's a 5 minute walk to the Park from the bus stop. Both places might be cheaper than motels closer to the park.

I'd try the HoJo's first, and then try the other places if you don't have luck.

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I've stayed at the HoJo before, and while it's probably adequate, I wouldn't recommend it unless you just don't want to spend more money than absolutely necessary on a hotel room and literally want to be able to roll out of your bed and into the park. It's just kind of run down and though I won't say it's dirty, it's not the picture of cleanliness either and the showers can be suspect. But like I said, if your number one priority is convenience to the park, it's as close as you can get.

I've heard decent things about the Midtown Hotel on Huntington Ave., so you might want to check that out as well.

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5. Re: Going to a Red Sox game

Enjoy the city at the same time going to the game

The Parker House is a great hotel and is on the green line and the trolley runs right to Fenway at Kenmore and you will enjoy going on the trolley and staying where you will really experience Boston at its best.

The hotel is also walking distance to great bars,restaurants and shopping all within 1-3 blocks

On a nice night we even walk from the Hotel to Fenway down Commonwealth Avenue really nice walk to see Boston

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I don't know if anyone is aware of this, but I heard last week that the Howard Johnson might be torn down for a 200 room hotel and 160 unit condominum building. This has not yet been approved, but I thought this would be a good time to bring it up. Here is a link to the article: hotel-online.com/News/PR2005_4th/Oct05_Fenwa…

From what I have heard, I would only stay at the Howard Johnson as an absolute last resort. The hotel has definitely seen its better days!

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7. Re: Going to a Red Sox game

Good morning StumpyT,

I know a few people that will only stay at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge when they go to those games. They have free parking when you have a car. The hotel overlooks all of Boston along that famous Charles River, it's clean, safe, reputable what more can you ask for! They have "Sports Fan Packages" that are great on there website that includes a shuttle going right to the games. It's in an ideal location right over the bridge at 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

It's very convenient to either hop in a taxi if you have to after the game or stay in town and get a shuttle (check the schedule with the front desk) back to the hotel.

Hope it's a great season again, enjoy the game!

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To ScottyDoo and others, one of the investors in the new Howard Johnsons' hotel and condominium complex is the Boston Red Sox.

To Stumpy T. and others contemplating a stay in the current Howard Johnsons, e-mail or call the hotel in advance to determine if it will be open on the dates that you are planning for your stay so that if they are not then you can reserve another hotel.

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10. Re: Going to a Red Sox game

You could check out the hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square, right near Fenway Park - it's a little bit older but extremely convenient to the park and not horrifyingly expensive. Lots of fun bars and restaurants nearby too. Have a great time at the game - you're going to love it.