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2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

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2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

My 13 yr old son, his friend and myself will be visiting Boston over July 4th. I have narrowed it down to 2 hotels in Somerville. Both are within walking distance of the "T", both have free parking, pools & free breakfast and are priced within $30 of eachother per nite. LaQuinta on Cummings St. or Holiday Inn on Washington St; again both are in Somerville. Could be that both are fine; I guess I am just looking for a little nudge in one direction or the other. Thank you!

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1. Re: 2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

Definitely the Holiday Inn. While the area surrounding the hotel isn't the greatest, it's not that it's unsafe, but just not attractive. The T stop is about 4-5 blocks away (10 minute walk) or you can use the hotel shuttle. It's definitely nicer, cleaner and more convienent than La Quinta.

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The beauty of staying at the Holiday Inn in Somerville is their free parking & more importantly their scheduled shuttle service would be ideal. It'll bring you to Sullivan Square's MBTA station OR to the Museum of Science in Cambridge OR to Harvard Square OR to Kendall Square in Cambridge, you can't beat that at all. Make sure you find out what their schedule is to pick you up at the "T" so you don't have to walk from Sullivan Square, especially if you were in Boston until after dark.

I recently read that they updated & renovated all the rooms at this Holiday Inn as well. That would make it MY choice knowing that was finally done at this hotel in Somerville because I stayed there for a funeral service I had to go to before & we thought it was time that they did that there! It was always a nice hotel, a lot of functions were held there thru the years & there indoor pool was always pretty nice there.

The LaQuinta in Somerville has a complimentary shuttle service to Logan and that's it with their free parking & continental breakfast.

I think you'd be making the right decision if you stayed at the Holiday Inn, it's up to you in the end though.

Have a wonderful time wherever you stay!

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3. Re: 2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

Ok, great, that is exactly the kind of info I was hoping to get. Thank you!

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Here's another tip for you IF you stay at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, where it's over July 4th that you're visiting Boston. Take the shuttle van from the Hotel to the Museum of Science where you could view the fireworks right there, & if you join the Museum of Science the members have a bonus for that day. You can view the fireworks on their rooftop deck as long as you show them your pass at the door. Be prepared to bring plenty of snacks & water that day. May be even have lounge chairs with you, the fold up type in cases that will make it easier to carry & walk with.

Even if you don't decide to do this, you could take the shuttle van any way & get off at the Museum of Science to get over to the Esplanade for everything going on. Plan it with the driver of the van to have him/her pick you up afterwards. How convenient will that be!

You're going to really enjoy this stay!

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5. Re: 2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

Another vote for the Holiday Inn. You can easily walk to the T from there. The walk from LaQuinta isn't far, but it isn't easy.

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6. Re: 2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

Yes, if La Quinta is saying they are walking distance to the T, they are stretching the truth a bit.

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7. Re: 2 Hotels - Which do you Recommend?

Thank you to everyone who responded. I have gone ahead & made reseveration at the Holiday Inn. Sounds like the best choice all around. Thanks again for all your help.

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