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has any one stayed at the bulfinch hotel in boston?

Question: has any one stayed at the bulfinch hotel in boston?
me and my wife are giing up june 20th leaveing 25th and stayung at bulfinch hotel on merrimac st. is it any good. aaa price 153 first nite then 136 then 170 three nites or is there better in boston. she wanted pool. she is disabled trouble walk very long ways so we r doing tours and subway.


Answer by PennyLeeD2
I’ve only been in the bar, which is quite nice. The Bulfinch has a reputation as being pretty average. You should be able to do better.

Some of the museums have wheelchairs available. The Museum of Fine Arts does.

Question: Where to stay when in Boston?
Where in Boston to stay?
Going to be in Boston end of May and in need of some suggestions on where the best area to stay at. We have never been so don’t know where is the ideal place to stay. We want to be able to get around walking and hope on the train for other touristy things. We want to be close to good night life as well (suggestions for hot spots also in need). Open to any and all suggestions. We have been looking at the Bulfinch, other hotels in question:
Boston Park Plaza
The Back Bay Hotel
Club Quarters Boston

Any opinions on those places or are there better locations than those?


Answer by PennyLeeD2
Any hotel in Back Bay or Faneuil Hall/Waterfront (NOT Seaport) are good locations.

ClubQuarters has very small rooms. Also try Omni Parker House, NineZero, the Radisson, the Fairmont Battery Wharf, or the Doubletree.

ADDED: Hank, the hotels I listed had similar rates to the ones listed by the original poster for a random date I put into

Question: need info on boston and fenway?
me and my wife are going boston going up by train back by plain. how much is a taxi there she is disabled hard to walk alot can but hard with bags from train station to bulfinch hotel on merimac street. how much. whats best way get in at 7ish pm. when can we get into fenway 135 game sunday . how do we get there from merrimsc street.


Answer by save the kitties
um boston isn’t that cool unless you have stuff you actually need to do there…. boston is really just an overhyped boring town lol

there are some cool restaurants and cool shopping. but that’s about it!

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  • Hank

    The 3 hotels you list are (comparatively, for Boston!!) moderate…

    Park Plaza: large older hotel (originally the Boston Hilton when it was built), very centrally located geographically but served only by Green Line subway (the worst of the city’s four). Within walking distance of the lower Boylston Street/Tremont Street clubs and entertainment district, the Theatre District, the restaurants of the Ladder District. Very short block’s walk to Public Garden and Common, on the other side of which is Beacon Hill.

    The Back Bay Hotel. A converted YWCA. Served by Green Line and Orange Line. Within short walking distance of Prudential Area, Back Bay Boylston and Newbury Street restaurants, clubs and shopping. The Orange Line can be hopped to all mentioned in Park Plaza above
    (from the opposite direction) and to the Fanueil Hall, North End and North Station entertainment and restaurant areas. I have noted that rooms are not so highly rated in some internet site

    Club Quarters. Converted financial office buildings. Near Blue Line and Orange Line (4 stations inbound from Back Bay and therefore that much closer to the Fanueil/North End/Niorth Station nightlife. Located over the Boston outlet of the Elephant & Castle pub chain.
    It has a very good reputation since opening.

    Bulfinch. At edge of North Station District in quiet block and 3 blocks from clubs/night life but North End and Fanueil districts just a 10-15 minute walk.

    There are many other hotels scattered throughout the entire area. Those suggested by tend to be quite expensive.

  • carkid2

    I suggest any of the following:

    Omni Parker House
    Waterfront Mariott
    Bullfinch Hotel
    Boston Harbor Hotel
    International Hotel-Boston
    Langham Hotel
    Westin Boston
    Colonnade Hotel

  • Mike

    The cab ride to the hotel from South Station will cost you about $ 10.

    Gates to Fenway open 2 hours before game time.

    And, to get there from the Bullfinch, you can either take the Green Line, any train but E, from Haymarket to Kenmore, or you can take a cab, for about $ 10, or you can walk the mile or two up Comm Ave. Given your wife’s mobility issues, I’d take a cab. Kenmore is not a handicapped accessible station. If you are intent on taking the T, though, you can go to St. Mary’s Station on the C line, or Fenway station on the D, and those are still fairly close to the park. They are both accessible.

    Edit: Those distances below are all correct. But keep in mind, while Fenway is .3 miles away, Kenmore is .25. The fact is, if someone has trouble with mobility (and I mean a lot of trouble), there is NO T stop close to Fenway Park. If 2000 feet is too far to travel without transportation, you should just take a cab and get dropped off outside the park.

  • Melissa E

    Be advised that Fenway Station on the Green Line “D” branch is about a 0.3 mi. (little under ⅓ mile) walk from Fenway Park. St. Mary’s adds another ¼ mile. Blandford St. (first above ground Green Line “B” branch stop after Kenmore) is about 0.36 mi (little over ⅓ mile) so probably your best bet for getting to Fenway is a cab.

    Distances measured include shortcutting through parking lots but do not include “jaywalking” Walking from Fenway Park “D” line station via Brookline Ave is about 0.44 mi.

    Added 6/11 1144 Edt, – If you do still wish to use “public transit”, here is an “accessible” route according to the MBTA’s (occasionally fallible) “trip planner”. Times shown are only an example:
    Walk (could substitute a cab here @ additional charge) For 7 Mins. To North Station – Inbound
    (Walk a short distance E on Merrimac St.
    Turn left on Lancaster St.
    Walk approx. 1 block N on Lancaster St.
    Turn right on Causeway St.
    Walk approx. 1 block NE on Causeway St.
    Walk straight on North Station – Green – Walkway
    Walk a short distance NE on North Station – Green – Walkway)
    Then Subway Service – Take the Orange Line – Forest Hills To Ruggles Sta – Outbound
    (Approx. 11:54 AM Depart from North Station – Inbound.
    Approx. 12:06 PM Arrive at Ruggles Sta – Outbound)
    Then Bus Service – #8 Kenmore Sta Via So Bay Ctr & Ruggles Sta.
    (12:41 PM Depart from Ruggles Station – Lane 2.
    12:54 PM Arrive at Brookline Ave & Yawkey Way).

    Cost: Regular fare $ 3.50 Senior/Disabled fare $ 1.00