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21 hours ago, sippican said:

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport. Certainly not 15 minutes from the airport unless sitting in standstill rush hour. It's one of our three "go to" airport hotels along with Courtyard and Hilton Garden.

Thanks , interesting. But what would be the best mode of transportation, if like us we want to do the Hop on off after our arrival ? Thanks !

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On 3/21/2022 at 9:20 PM, Thechamp555 said:

I've shopped for hotels in Boston but they are ridiculously expensive. Often $400/night !😯

 

Any suggestions for one night before my cruise this October?

 

Thanks !

 

 

 

I am beginning my search for mid Oct as well.  I think that poster that said you get what you pay for was rude.  We'd like to go in a few days prior but with those $$ rates, it's more than the cruise.  I'm going to look at some airbnb's..

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Ok, me again.  So now seeing what all are saying about costs..... my husband said JUST PAY IT!!!. 

We are flying in Thur 10/13 for our cruise 10/16.  We will arrive about 1PM.  We've never been to Boston so want to get in some sightseeing.

That being said......is the Logan Airport area or the Seaport area best to stay the few nights?  We don't mind grabbing an Uber/Taxi to get back to the port.  Didn't know if the airport hotels have any shuttle services into the tourist areas..  Don't mind grabbing transportation for that either.  Just would like recommendation for where we are better placed for a few days of looking around.  Thanks much.

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53 minutes ago, Beth and Bailey said:

We will arrive about 1PM.  We've never been to Boston so want to get in some sightseeing.

That being said......is the Logan Airport area or the Seaport area best to stay the few nights? 

For sightseeing neither are perfect but the Seaport is better for getting to and from the major tourist areas than the Airport. The Seaport will also put you closer to the port. 

 

If your sightseeing time is very limited, which it sounds like it is, paying a bit extra to stay in downtown may be worth it to you. Faneuil Hall, Back Bay, etc are all areas mentioned earlier in the thread for this. 

 

55 minutes ago, Beth and Bailey said:

Didn't know if the airport hotels have any shuttle services into the tourist areas.

They don't-- you would have to Uber from the airport hotels. The airport hotels will save you money but thats really their only attraction. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, princeton123211 said:

For sightseeing neither are perfect but the Seaport is better for getting to and from the major tourist areas than the Airport. The Seaport will also put you closer to the port. 

 

If your sightseeing time is very limited, which it sounds like it is, paying a bit extra to stay in downtown may be worth it to you. Faneuil Hall, Back Bay, etc are all areas mentioned earlier in the thread for this. 

 

They don't-- you would have to Uber from the airport hotels. The airport hotels will save you money but thats really their only attraction. 

 

 

 

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Ok, so I should look at Downtown hotels vs the Seaport?   Someone had mentioned those are generally older and not as well maintained ???..   Any suggestions for those.   We will try for the hop on hop off bus for one day as I think that will provide a good  opportunity to see many things.  

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31 minutes ago, Beth and Bailey said:

Ok, so I should look at Downtown hotels vs the Seaport?   Someone had mentioned those are generally older and not as well maintained ???

For sightseeing, yes. This will allow you to walk to anything you would like to. And that is a poor characterization of the hotels-- some of them are older, but they are the nicest hotels generally in town.

 

A lot of luxury properties that have been well maintained. Some rooms, like in The Newbury (which is a former Ritz Carlton dating from the 1920s), are small, but they are brand new in that they were fully renovated less than a year ago. Another grande dame hotel, which is my personal favorite, is The Fairmont Copley Plaza. 

 

There are also newer, modern hotels like the W, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Westin Copley Place etc. All of these are going to be more expensive than the Seaport, but most of the hotels listed here are of a higher quality than you will find in the Seaport (and will be priced higher). Just really depends if the price difference is worth it to you. 

 

34 minutes ago, Beth and Bailey said:

We will try for the hop on hop off bus for one day as I think that will provide a good  opportunity to see many things.  

The HoHo can be fine for a quick visit but Boston is also one of the most walkable cities in the Northeast. You can check off most things by just walking the Freedom Trail. To save time you can take an Uber over to Charlestown Navy Yard to see USS Constitution but aside from that the bus might be overkill. You'll see more on foot with all the smaller streets that the bus cant access. 

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5 minutes ago, Beth and Bailey said:

I booked the Godfrey.. 

I haven't stayed at that exact hotel so can't comment there but the location is great. You are walking distance to basically any major sight you would want to go to and there are a ton of great dining options very close by. 

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On 4/2/2022 at 11:15 AM, sippican said:

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport. Certainly not 15 minutes from the airport unless sitting in standstill rush hour. It's one of our three "go to" airport hotels along with Courtyard and Hilton Garden.

Google Maps is telling me 13 minutes from Logan to this hotel right now (noon) on a Wednesday.  I stand by my "good 15 minutes" away.  Worse in rush hour, plus you have to wait for the shuttle

 

I'd suggest the 2 on property hotels, the Embassy Suites just off the grounds, the Garden Inn or the Courtyard just to the north on 1A or the Hampton Inn on 1A before I'd suggest the Comfort Inn, which is likely the next closest hotel.

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36 minutes ago, Nitemare said:

Google Maps is telling me 13 minutes from Logan to this hotel right now (noon) on a Wednesday.  I stand by my "good 15 minutes" away.  Worse in rush hour, plus you have to wait for the shuttle

I'd suggest the 2 on property hotels, the Embassy Suites just off the grounds, the Garden Inn or the Courtyard just to the north on 1A or the Hampton Inn on 1A before I'd suggest the Comfort Inn, which is likely the next closest hotel.

 

Of course you are right again.

It depends on which side of 1A and which direction, at which time. 

Mapquest 8 minutes at 12:46

You need to wait for a shuttle from any hotel.

 

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On 3/27/2022 at 8:11 PM, sippican said:

 

 

Yes, we do travel much!

Boston it's the major hub we fly in and out of for most of our travel. We always stay the night prior to a big trip and have never paid more than $300 a night (and that usually includes free parking for the duration of the trip, as well as free airport shuttles)!

However, there may be specific times when s special event blocks out many hotels.

 

As someone helpful noted, staying nearer to the airport is the good strategy. 

Hilton Garden Inn, Boston Logan Marriott, Comfort Inn are some very nice, modern, clean choices near the airport - with free shuttles to/from Logan.

You will need to taxi or Uber to the port.

 

We are not sailing until October 2023 but we are starting our research.  We are considering driving from Michigan. Can you recommend the hotels that include free parking during our cruise?  Also, do you know if any provide shuttles to the port?  

 

Thanks!

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4 hours ago, tmoe said:

We are not sailing until October 2023 but we are starting our research.  We are considering driving from Michigan. Can you recommend the hotels that include free parking during our cruise?  Also, do you know if any provide shuttles to the port?  

 

Thanks!

 

The Port is near the major city hub. My recommendation would be to look at the airport hotels that provide free parking, and then take a taxi to and from the port - Logan Hilton Garden Inn, Logan Courtyard Marriott and Comfort Inn and Suites Logan. 

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There is a brand new Hampton Inn in the Seaport area next to the cruise terminal. We have friends who stayed there last fall who liked it very much. It’s a short walk from public transportation and access to downtown and Back Bay.  The Seaport area has many shops and restaurants, certainly more to see and do than an airport or route 1A establishment.  

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23 hours ago, sippican said:

 

The Port is near the major city hub. My recommendation would be to look at the airport hotels that provide free parking, and then take a taxi to and from the port - Logan Hilton Garden Inn, Logan Courtyard Marriott and Comfort Inn and Suites Logan. 

Thanks so much!!

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On 3/28/2022 at 8:20 PM, nonni2 said:

We arrive at Logan about 4:30 pm on Sunday, Oct 2, and our ship sails at 6 pm the next day. Being too late to do much that evening, we figured we’d just stay at the airport and go directly to the ship the next day. Realizing, now, the late sail time, we’re wondering if there might be a way of getting a quick overview of Boston before going to the port. If so, should we consider staying in another area? Looking for suggestions, and should add that we’re very senior at 78 and 80, so ease with luggage is a necessary consideration. Tanks in advance!

If you are still checking this thread, I would suggest that you do the trolley tour that leaves from the port.  I am not sure they are still offering these trolley tours but you could inquire on the website.  It is a great way for you to get an overview of the whole city.  You can get on and off and see sites that might interest you.  You can get off and visit Fanueil Hall (Quincy Market).  There are food places and you can do some souvenir shopping while there.  We live in the area and have done a couple of the trolley tours.  You might ask your cruise line if they know if they still offer the tour and purchase tickets while onboard.  You will already be on the ship so no luggage to worry about.  Stop #2 is the one for North End.  There is a designated place where the trolley would pick you up again. It's a great way to see Boston with only one day.  Hope you have a great cruise. 

Good luck.

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TOUR OPTION 2: PURCHASE FROM YOUR SHORE EXCURSION DESK

Purchase tickets through the shore excursion desk onboard select cruise ships. Be sure to ask for the one and only Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston (the orange and green trolley). Most cruise lines allow guests to reserve shore excursions in advance of the cruise through the cruise line website.

Guests are met on the pier and escorted to private vehicles at the cruise terminal.

We provide a 1.5 hour, non-stop tour, designed to maximize your time here in Boston. Your “Must Do” Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston will give you an inspiring city overview. Our expert tour conductors will show you all the major sights such as Beacon Hill, the CHEERS bar, Cambridge, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and Boston Public Garden. The tour ends at your choice of either Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall or back at the ship.

When using Boston cruise excursions through the ship, you will be picked up and returned to the cruise terminal.

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5 hours ago, cruisingmimi said:

If you are still checking this thread, I would suggest that you do the trolley tour that leaves from the port.  I am not sure they are still offering these trolley tours but you could inquire on the website.  It is a great way for you to get an overview of the whole city.  You can get on and off and see sites that might interest you.  You can get off and visit Fanueil Hall (Quincy Market).  There are food places and you can do some souvenir shopping while there.  We live in the area and have done a couple of the trolley tours.  You might ask your cruise line if they know if they still offer the tour and purchase tickets while onboard.  You will already be on the ship so no luggage to worry about.  Stop #2 is the one for North End.  There is a designated place where the trolley would pick you up again. It's a great way to see Boston with only one day.  Hope you have a great cruise. 

Good luck.

cruisingmimi  

TOUR OPTION 2: PURCHASE FROM YOUR SHORE EXCURSION DESK

Purchase tickets through the shore excursion desk onboard select cruise ships. Be sure to ask for the one and only Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston (the orange and green trolley). Most cruise lines allow guests to reserve shore excursions in advance of the cruise through the cruise line website.

Guests are met on the pier and escorted to private vehicles at the cruise terminal.

We provide a 1.5 hour, non-stop tour, designed to maximize your time here in Boston. Your “Must Do” Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston will give you an inspiring city overview. Our expert tour conductors will show you all the major sights such as Beacon Hill, the CHEERS bar, Cambridge, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and Boston Public Garden. The tour ends at your choice of either Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall or back at the ship.

When using Boston cruise excursions through the ship, you will be picked up and returned to the cruise terminal.

Thank you for this suggestion. We have booked the Seaport Hotel, near one of the Trolley stops, and hope to do the tour.

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We are flying in to Boston the day before our October 23 cruise. We would rather stay closer to the port and not the airport. I don't expect a city hotel to be cheap so just looking for recommendation for a hotel that we can walk to some places. 

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On 4/20/2022 at 1:53 PM, cruisingmimi said:

If you are still checking this thread, I would suggest that you do the trolley tour that leaves from the port.  I am not sure they are still offering these trolley tours but you could inquire on the website.  It is a great way for you to get an overview of the whole city.  You can get on and off and see sites that might interest you.  You can get off and visit Fanueil Hall (Quincy Market).  There are food places and you can do some souvenir shopping while there.  We live in the area and have done a couple of the trolley tours.  You might ask your cruise line if they know if they still offer the tour and purchase tickets while onboard.  You will already be on the ship so no luggage to worry about.  Stop #2 is the one for North End.  There is a designated place where the trolley would pick you up again. It's a great way to see Boston with only one day.  Hope you have a great cruise. 

Good luck.

cruisingmimi  

TOUR OPTION 2: PURCHASE FROM YOUR SHORE EXCURSION DESK

Purchase tickets through the shore excursion desk onboard select cruise ships. Be sure to ask for the one and only Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston (the orange and green trolley). Most cruise lines allow guests to reserve shore excursions in advance of the cruise through the cruise line website.

Guests are met on the pier and escorted to private vehicles at the cruise terminal.

We provide a 1.5 hour, non-stop tour, designed to maximize your time here in Boston. Your “Must Do” Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston will give you an inspiring city overview. Our expert tour conductors will show you all the major sights such as Beacon Hill, the CHEERS bar, Cambridge, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and Boston Public Garden. The tour ends at your choice of either Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall or back at the ship.

When using Boston cruise excursions through the ship, you will be picked up and returned to the cruise terminal.

This is exactly the tour that we will do the prior to our departure. This is a trolley tour , so no need to book it though Celebrity. I do all that myself by contacting the company directly.

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1 hour ago, mdd3145 said:

We are flying in to Boston the day before our October 23 cruise. We would rather stay closer to the port and not the airport. I don't expect a city hotel to be cheap so just looking for recommendation for a hotel that we can walk to some places. 

Look in the seaport district.

 

Just note that weekend is Head of the Charles, so book something NOW. Don't worry about the price, just get a room booked.

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32 minutes ago, 1025cruise said:

Look in the seaport district.

 

Just note that weekend is Head of the Charles, so book something NOW. Don't worry about the price, just get a room booked.

Look at the Hampton Inn & Suites Seaport.  This is right next to the cruise line terminal and not far from the Silver line bus stop.  For those that are driving, the parking garage is right near this hotel and a block from the terminal.  It's the only one.

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 1:44 PM, Nanatravel said:

Look at the Hampton Inn & Suites Seaport.  This is right next to the cruise line terminal and not far from the Silver line bus stop.  For those that are driving, the parking garage is right near this hotel and a block from the terminal.  It's the only one.

 

I didn't think they wanted cruisers parking in the EDIC garage at the port. I had no issues using the "official" MassPort parking with the shuttle in April.

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