Boston Marathon Accomodation Reccomendation

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    Dec 25, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Those of you that have run Boston, where have you stayed that is reasonably priced?

    Ideally, I would like to be within walking distance of the bus loading runners or walking distance to the start line. Something cheap like an Econo Lodge is fine.

    I thought it may be easier to seek advice from the experience of others before navigating through maps of Hotels.
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    Congrats on running the Boston Marathon!

    Nothing is cheap in Boston during the Marathon.

    The cheapest place is a brand new Hostel on Stuart Street. This is a hostel not hotel so you will be sharing a room BUT its cheap, brand new and getting rave reviews.

    There are hotels in Quincy, MA just south of Boston...cheaper but not cheap that are on the Red Line (our transit system). You jump on the red line and you are in downtown Boston in 10-20 minutes max.

    If you wanted to stay near the starting line. You will be on Rte 495 (Hopkington, Milford, Franklin, Bellingham) There is NO Public transit out here and the rooms are not cheap during the marathon. To get the to start line is not easy due to the marathon.

    Best option is to stay in/near Boston and take a bus to the starting line,

    Any questions- shoot me an email... I am from Boston and know the city well.
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    Dec 26, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    You could try a b&b in Cambridge... (e.g. A Cambridge House Inn) They're a lot cheaper than hotels in boston but have very good access to public transportation.
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    Dec 26, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
    Stay with a local. You can find rooms all over the metro area at a variety of price points on airbnb.com.
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    Mar 04, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    Do not try to stay near the starting line.

    I'm a Boston veteran, but every year I was able to stay at my house. I would try very hard to find a friend in town that you could stay with. Otherwise, unfortunately the best advice is to suck it up and stay at an expensive place near Boston Common. It's worth it for the ease of getting to the buses at an ungodly hour in the morning.

    And have fun. The best part is that you can hear the Wellesley girls screaming from about a half mile before you get to the campus.