BOSTON. The land of no letter “R”, chowda (aka chowder), and copious amounts of history. I have visited this city three times. Spring, summer, and most recently winter. And I would recommend this as a city for all seasons (given you don’t get caught in any of the recent inclement weather). So the question on everyone’s mind when booking a trip, “where do I stay?” I got your back, friends.
When booking a hotel, I like to consider everything; proximity to the airport, proximity to public transit, nearby restaurants and coffee shops, and of course, the almighty dollar. The hotel that checked all those boxes, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
Let’s bullet point the highlights:
- 1 block walk to the Arlington Station (Subway Station)
- Across the street from the beautiful Boston Common and the Public Garden
- The lobby is undergoing massive renovations (updated!)
- Walking distance to shopping on Newbury Street
- 3 miles from Logan International Airport
- Historic landmark (built in 1925!)
I have stayed at the Boston Park Plaza twice in the last year and I plan on staying here again in the near future!
Now a quick tip on getting around Boston: PUBLIC TRANSIT. You’d be crazy to even consider anything else. The MBTA offers free bus service from all airport terminals to both downtown and the subway. Once you arrive at a subway station, buy a day or week pass (a Charlie Card), depending on how long you are staying. These will run you $12/person for a day or $19/person for a week (unlimited rides on subway, bus, commuter rails, and the inner-harbor ferry). In other words, you’d be crazy not to! This city is set up beautifully for getting around via public transit so whether you’re heading to Fenway, TD Garden, Harvard, or just exploring, this is your ticket (literally).
Recap: stay at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, walk less than one block to the Arlington Station and EXPLORE BOSTON!