Hotel Review Boston- Where to stay on a budget

Wally and I traveled a great deal this year, we decided on adding Boston in our road trip from New Port Rhode Island. We needed to find accommodations for the budget minded, yet not skimping on quality. Boston, Massachusetts is a wonderfully historic city with many beautiful places to choose from. The deciding factor would be pricing, distance to the town and transportation. If we were going to stay outside the city, it wouldn’t be cost effective to take a cab. I found a beautiful place with a hotel review for the AC Hotel a Marriot brand hotel.

I found the newly remodeled AC Hotel located: 95 Station Landing in Medford, located just outside the city with easy access to the train. If you have never ridden the train, no worries, there are individuals at the station that will help you get to where you are going. The AC has a lovely lobby with a nice size bar where the bartender offered suggestions for his favorite local hangouts.

The rooms are spacious, in fact for the price paid, I was quite pleased with the decor, size of the room and view. This would be perfect for families: approximately 365 sq feet in size, open floor, and large windows. The rooms were an accurate depiction of the website photos.

 I liked the refreshment area with mini refrigerator and microwave for making small meals. I appreciate when hotels have this feature. I usually prefer oatmeal, rather than a large meal in the mornings. 

I have stayed in a room where the bathroom barely fits one person. This one is a good size with sufficient counter space. I thought the shower was a right size as well.

It was a cloudy day. However, the views from our room were beautiful. I enjoyed this aspect of the buildings and the trees. I say its better than the parking lot views or a side of a building. FYI: The building to the right is the building we entered the train station.

Overall: The concern of not being near the city was not an issue we were able to take the train to most places. We did take a cab to the HUB restaurant. For this self-confessed hotel snob, I liked the location and the modern accommodations; I felt it was worth the cost paid and would stay here again.

For more information about transportation click here: Boston Train

Taking the train from our hotel, we had our first Boston meal at First Pour: Bell in Hand Tavern “Americas Oldest Tavern” The Lobster Roll was fantastic, we sat near a window, enjoyed the picturesque cobblestone roads and historic architecture. Having never been to Boston we were in awe of the beauty.

  • September 18, 2017