Nice hotel near Wimberly Theatre in Boston?
May 15, 2007 12:49 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a hotel within walking distance of the Wimberly Theatre in Boston. (Easy public transit shot would work too.)

Wimberly Theatre location: it's part of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts - located at 527 Tremont Street, between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets I'd like a pretty nice hotel, but it doesn't have to be super-fancy. The main event would be the show - I'm trying to surprise the missus with a quickie trip to see Kiki & Herb in June, for wedding anniversary number 10. We wouldn't be staying around for extended sightseeing - just one night would do it.
posted by chr1sb0y to Travel & Transportation around Boston, MA (6 answers total)
I've found the Frommers web site for Boston to be very helpful and accurate on my trips there. It's also worth checking some Trip Advisor reviews before making your final reservations.

For what it's worth, I stayed at the Newbury Guest House, which was a great location on Newbury Street, probably walking distance to where you're going, with breakfast included. It's not a luxury hotel, and is a little old and creaky, but it was servicable for us and the price is nice. Good luck!
posted by redarmycomrade at 1:15 PM on May 15, 2007
3 blocks away.
Corporate, but clean.
posted by Dizzy at 1:17 PM on May 15, 2007

Jurys Boston is close with Fairmont Copley Plaza, Copley Marriott and the Westin Copley all about a 10 minute walk from the Back Bay to the Boston Center for the Arts.
posted by ericb at 1:24 PM on May 15, 2007

If you are looking for a meal before or after the show many fine restaurants are with in a few block radius of the theater -- all on Tremont: Aquitaine, B&G Oyster, The Butcher Shop, Hamersley's Bistro, Metropolis Cafe and Sibling Rivalry.
posted by ericb at 1:34 PM on May 15, 2007

If you want fancy -- there's the Taj Boston (previously the first Ritz Carlton in the country), the Ritz Carlton Boston Common, Four Seasons Boston. These Back Bay hotels are about a 20-minute walk to the theater -- and a short cab ride.

Upscale boutique hotels (in Beacon Hill) include Nine Zero and XV Beacon. These are a short cab ride to the theater.
posted by ericb at 1:43 PM on May 15, 2007

Any of the Copley Square Hotels are an easy walk. Easiest decent hotel will be the Park Plaza. The closest hotel technically is the Chandler Inn at the corner of Chandler and Berkeley, but it's apparently not great (unless you're gay and cruising, in which case you might get past the fact that it's slightly shabby.)

There is also 82 Chandler St Bed and Breakfast, which is as close (closer as the crow flies) to the Center for the Arts as the Chandler Inn. I lived right next door to it (as in shared a stoop) for a number of years and I can assure you the proprietors are super friendly and the street is beautiful in the spring and summer.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:51 PM on May 15, 2007

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