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Hi There,

A couple girlfriends and I will be in Boston April 11th to the 15th...never been before:) We are looking for a reasonable hotel possibly walking distance to eat and drink. Any suggestions would be helpful! Thank you!

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What are you planning on doing while you are here? Shopping? Sightseeing? There are several areas of the city that would suit your needs, you just need to narrow it down for us a bit.

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A reasonable hotel in a good location (Back Bay) is Hotel 140. It's very handy to the South End and to the Boylston Street area. it's right beside the tallest building in Boston- the Hancock Tower. Lots of good places within walking distance. Oh yeah, it's within walking distrance to the theater district and chinatown.

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shancan

I'm also planning a trip to Boston, and am finding the hotels to be very pricey. I've started to explore vacation rentals, and there seems to be more value there. Either google "boston vacation rentals" or check vrbo.com (I think). Good luck.

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Hi there

I am also planning a trip to Boston to celebrate a 50th birthday (my mum's) - she and my dad are spending some time in New York first then travelling to Boston they have never been. I would love to know the following:

1. Hotels that are not overly expensive (but nice!)and central to an area of Irish historical interest.

2. The best way to travel from New York to Boston and back again.

Thanks :-)

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Eighteen,

The Downtown is pretty compact, so that you can get to most areas by foot. The rest you can reach via the "T" subway.

That said, however, for Irish interest, I presume the area you'd be most interested in the Downtown Area and the Freeddom Trail, which is a walk connecting many of the historical sights. Right on the trail and "not overly expensive" by Boston standards is the Omni Parker House Hotel. It is also a historic sight for itself and is near the Irish Famine monument.

There are a lot of choices for travel to New York City: plane, bus, train, or auto. I always go by car (it's a 4-hour drive), but if you don't have one then perhaps train makes the most sense. There's the Acela high-speed train that makes the trip in about 3 to 3.5 hours. It's more pricey than the "regular" train, but shaves an hour off the time. Go to Amtrak for tickets and information.

The buses are cheaper and make the trip in 4 to 4.5 hours. Trailways and Greyhound are the "main brands". The Fung Wah buses that run from NYC's Chinatown are REALLY cheap, but there have been a lot of questions around their safety record.

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Thanks for all your help, we actually ended up on hotwire b/c it seemed like most hotels that were recommend were booked. Got a good deal at The Westin Boston Waterfront for 99.00 a night. Located at 425 Summer Street...hopefully it is a decent location! If anyone knows that area and can recommend shopping, places for a bit to eat, maybe a cool bar for drinks, etc. I really appericate everyone's input!

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The problem with the Westin Boston Waterfront is that it's actually in South Boston, adjacent to the new Convention Center. Kind of misleading, since the Westin isn't really ON the Waterfront. You have to walk a quarter mile or so to get to "civilization", which in this case is South Station. Another quarter mile and you're in Downtown Crossing. It's also a 10 or 15 minute walk to the Waterfront, by Rowes Wharf and the Aquarium. There, unfortunately, are no restaurants right there except what the hotel provides.

During the day, it's no problem walking to the Downtown Area or the Waterfront , but at night the area is pretty deserted. It's not that this is a "bad" area, per se, but it here's not much going on unless the Convention Center has a show or whatever happening. My suggestion is to take taxis at night back and forth.

If you want more specifics, let us know.

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I agree with AlanM...it's not a bad area but desolate... If they run a shuttle to South Station, that would solve the problem.

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