Get the scoop on what to expect of Boston and which hotels offer accommodation that is complete value for money.
Boston is the largest and the capital city of Massachusetts in the US and is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the country. It has been the site of a few significant events of American Revolution; the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to name a few. At every corner of the cobbled street, you will find one historic site or another. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call this city one large out-of-doors history museum. On your visit to this city, do not forget to join the Freedom Trail guided tour. This tour takes you to 16 different sites that are historically significant.
During the 19th century, Boston was referred to as the Athens of America. The scholarly elite of this era are responsible for the libraries, the orchestras and the museums that people enjoy today. When it comes to baseball, the Boston fans are ‘Red-Sox’ fanatics. The people here are very passionate about their sports; be it the famous basketball team ‘the Celtics’ or the extremely successful hockey team ‘the Bruins’. The world-renowned Boston marathon is the US’s oldest running event.
This city will feel like heaven if you love seafood. Some of the specialties of Boston are the freshly steamed lobster, thick and creamy chowder, the ‘sacred cod’ and oysters on the half-shell. Seafood is available all around the city, but if you haven’t tried it in the Seaport District then you haven’t tasted the best. If you do not like seafood, no worries. There are delicious pasta options in the North End and Chinatown offers hot Asian dishes.
Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the country compared to the other cities. And as such, the hotel rates in the city usually rank the highest; sometimes even ahead of LA, New York and San Francisco. However, there are some hotels that offer some fantastic bargains. We tell you where to find them.
Charlesmark Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay area at Copley Square. The finish line of the Boston Marathon is opposite this hotel. It offers a number of luxurious touches including the stunning custom furniture. Each room has a private bathroom, a DVD player as well as a cable TV. Directly across the street is the Copley subway station and the Boston Public Library. Both the Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center are within walking distance. This boutique hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast. It is usually fully booked as it only has around 40 rooms. So it is imperative that you book well in advance. There is no onsite restaurant or fitness center here.
The architectural design of the Midtown Hotel is that of a 1950s Boston motel. It features a small outdoor pool as well as an onsite beauty salon. Located in the Back Bay neighborhood, all the rooms at this hotel are styled in a simple manner. Do not expect Italian linens or luxurious furniture. It also features a gift shop, if you would like to take back some souvenirs. Fenway Park is around 1.6 km away from Midtown and several cultural attractions like the Symphony Hall and the Jordan Hall are in the vicinity. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is just a couple of minutes away.
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