Nice but inexpensive/moderately priced lodging around Boston?
September 20, 2008 9:03 AM   Subscribe

We're going to be visiting Boston for a few days, starting tomorrow (Sunday). We'd like to avoid traffic and parking issues by staying in the outskirts and taking mass-transit into downtown to see the sights. We're looking for a hotel or motel that is pleasant, clean and fairly inexpensive (less than $125/night IF possible). Any recommendations?
posted by 14580 to Travel & Transportation around Boston, MA (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A wonderful B/B in Cambridge. Variety of rooms, from tight little single beds w/ bath in hall, to large rooms. Right off Harvard Sq. Old-fashion and run in-house. Incredible value. They DO have parking spaces!! Pls. see

or you can call: 877-547-4600

They are polite and extremely helpful.
posted by yazi at 9:48 AM on September 20, 2008

For that rate, aim for B&Bs and you'll get nicer rooms. I would try the Beacon Inn, but this late and that price is tough to match in Boston. You can also find a list of Boston College area hotels here, and I think that would be the best neighborhood to aim for ("outskirts & mass transit"). Further out in Cambridge would be nice and served by the T and bus, but I think it tends to be more expensive than the BC area. I can personally recommend The Harding House, The Irving House and The Mary Prentiss Inn in Cambridge (stayed at the last two, have toured the rooms at the first).
posted by cocoagirl at 9:59 AM on September 20, 2008

I live around the corner from the Irving house. It seems quite nice and an easy walk to the Red Line (although it just got cold around here, so bring a light coat). There's a parking lot full of zipcars across the street if you want to take a day trip somewhere.
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:13 PM on September 20, 2008

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