Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hotels for Boston Marathon Weekend

I'd recommend getting a hotel room in Boston's Back Bay. Now that can be tough--cause everybody will want to stay in that area. But here's why you should:

1. You'll be a short cab ride away from the expo, number pick-up, and most of the other pre-marathon events. And in the Back Bay, you'll also be really close to the finish line.

2. If you want to sightsee before or after the marathon, you can take the "T" (the subway) to just about any attraction you want. So you may not need to rent a car. And that means less stress - no need to battle the Boston traffic. Plus, you can take the official buses from Boston Common to the starting line on Marathon Monday.

3. After the race, you'll be in the middle of Boston with plenty of places to eat and drink (that is after you walk, "T", or cab to your conveniently located hotel for a shower, ice and some R&R.) Then get back out into the city and party!

So what are you waiting for?

Start looking for Boston hotels by clicking here . If this is your first time in Boston, the "G" location on the map you'll see is the Lenox Hotel, which is located at 710 Boylston Street--only a few yards from the finish line. You can zoom in and out on the map.

If you can't find anything in Boston, try Cambridge, Brookline, Newton (by Boston College) or Somerville. When you're making reservations, ask the front desk where the nearest "T " station is.

I've always like Orbitz when I travel. See what they have in Boston here.