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How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

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How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

Visiting next weekend, can anyone please advise how long it takes to get from the Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station, and roughly how much it would be in a taxi?

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1. Re: How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

If you're going to be towing luggage, I would suggest a taxi. Because of the street configuration there's no good way to get to the station once you've walked past the Copley Marriott. You end up having to schlep through the mall.The sidewalk disappears to make way for traffic coming off the Mass Pike to the Copley Exit. If you're feeling adventurous you can do it, but it won't be a straight line.

As to price, I can't imagine it would be much. Plan on 20 bucks or so.

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2. Re: How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

PLEASE reconsider staying at the Midtown. My mom stayed there when I first went to college, and she switched hotels after one night (and she's NOT picky AT ALL). The hotel is run-down, and it's a total ripoff for what you get (which is a dark, dank, shabby room).

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3. Re: How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

To answer your questions, the BBS is about five blocks from the Midtown, which is probably no more than a five or ten minute tops walk. I can't see taking a taxi since it would be like a 2 min drive, unless, as someone else considered, you are heavily encumbered.

The best way to walk there is to go up about three blocks to Copley Place and the Marriot Hotel and walk through the mall. There are doors (including automatic doors) to a lobby for Copley just after the pedestrian bridge that you'll have to walk under.

By elevator: There's an elevator to the M1 level (the other option is Mezannine, which would take you to the pedestrian bridge and you don't want to go that way), and another elevator at the very other end of the mall that will take you down to the ground level (mind you, the mall is L shaped).

When you go out the main doors, the blue John Hancock Tower will be right in front of you. The BBS is around the corner to the right and across the street.

By escalator: In Copley, you'll have to go up two sets of escalators, one to the Mezannine, another to the left up to the mall. Straight at the bottom of the L (in the elbow of the L you could say) is an escalator to the exit that will have you facing BBS across from you.

That's probably more information than you wanted!

-MG

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4. Re: How far from Midtown Hotel to Back Bay Station

Following that detailed set of instructions would only serve to take you all the way around the station before you get in! It'd be shorter and easier to enter the mall from Huntington as MG said, then simply walk past the Champions Sports Bar and take the escalator back down to the Dartmouth St entrance. Back Bay Station is directly opposite.

If next weekend's weather is as splendid as this weekend's has been, forgo walking up Huntington Ave entirely once you reach West Newton St, about a block into town from the Midtown. Turn right on West Newton, then left on Columbus, then left on Dartmouth to the station on your right. Depending on what you're carrying and/or towing, the walk would take no longer than 20 minutes. Following that route would get you away from some of the traffic and let you get a sample of Back Bay/South End architecture.

As has also been brought up here - the Midtown??? Even when it was new, which wasn't recently, it was "low budget." Keep an open mind before checking in, but if what you see isn't to your liking know that many alternatives exist.