Hi. Any suggestions for a 'reasonable' hotel convenient to public transport and or Fenway park. Suffering sticker shock at the hotel rates . Wont have a car. Thanks
I've stayed at the Wyndham Beacon Hill (5 Blossom Street).
It's walking distance to Bowdoin T stop. I was going to TD Bank arena not Fenway, but, in general, it's a good location and if you're a walker you can get to the other side of Beacon Hill and North End, etc. We were there for a major sports event a few years ago, and the price was a better deal than other hotels in the area. Understand the sticker shock!
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near TD Gardens. Close to transit, but is the most expensive HI we have stayed in ever.
Close to transit, but not Fenway. Lots of transit options in the area.
Very little is reasonable in Boston especially in warm weather. The Green lines B, C & D will get you to Fenway. Take any of them to Kenmore and walk. You'll see thousands with you. If you happen to catch the D, you can take it to the Fenway stop. Just don't take the Green Line train that is the E. Avoid the E.
You do NOT want a car in Boston. This is a good thing that you won't have it.
I bet you're suffering sticker shock. See what you can find near Logan Airport. Also, use quikbook.com, priceline or hotwire. If you're coming for a weekend, Club Quarters properties are cheaper on weekends as they are tailored to business people.
Good luck with your search!
Try the Porter Sq area in Cambridge. You can take the Red Line to Park Street then change to the Green Line to Fenway.
Or bus down Mass Ave from Harvard Sq and walk to Fenway.
Look at Brookline or Newton, you can get back into town on the Green Line.
We recently (Memorial Weekend) stayed at the Midtown Hotel ( http://www.midtownhotel.com ), which is on Huntington Ave. It took us about 5-7minutes to walk from the hotel to the Prudential Center and the T there with our kids (5 and almost 3), so an adult walking it would be a bit faster. From the hotel we walked up to Jasper White's Summer Shack on Dalton Street (probably less than 10 minute walk from hotel) and took one of the bike/rickshaw cabs to Fenway. The Midtown isn't luxury (it's more like an old-school Holiday Inn, before they all got updated), but you can't beat the price/location ratio. They have some packages that might be worth looking into, as well; we did the one that got us breakfast at a restaurant down the street and tickets to the New England Aquarium. Have fun, and Go Sox!