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Springsteen Concert Fenway hotel near transit line

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Springsteen Concert Fenway hotel near transit line

We are first time visitors coming to Boston for a wedding in August who just found out that Springsteen is having a Fenway Park concert the day we arrive. We do not have a hotel for that night yet. Any recommendations on places outside the city that are near the transit line to Fenway? Thanks.

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1. Re: Springsteen Concert Fenway hotel near transit line

Why would you start with outside the city? The Commonwealth and Buckminster are easily walkable to Fenway Park. The Sheraton, Hilton Back Bay and Midtown are all walkable, too.

Edited: 21 June 2012, 10:39
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2. Re: Springsteen Concert Fenway hotel near transit line

And although Springsteen is popular, most people attending are locals who don't need hotel rooms.

Please post your dates (sorry I don't remember the date of the concert) and how many people are in your group to get the best help.

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If the wedding is in a hotel you should check to see if a rate has been extended.

Stay in the city, the midtown has decent parking rates. Boston on weekends has some garages with good rates.

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Springsteen is on Aug 14 and 15th. For the 14th, I see good prices on LastMinuteTravel in Back Bay. The 3.5 star for $147 is the Marriott Copley Place. The 4 star for $154 is the Back Bay Hilton.

If you're flying, you won't need a rental car while staying in Boston. If you're driving, expect to pay to park.

If there's a particular reason you need to stay outside of the city, let us know. The Back Bay area is very straightforward to drive into from the highway if you're driving.

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We are driving to Boston for a wedding on Saturday August 18th and staying at a downtown hotel Thursday night through Saturday night. We had been advised to park our vehicle at one of the "Red Line" stations and take transit downtown since the hotel parking fee was about $50 per day and the sightseeing we had planned did not require a car anyway.

I thought that if we could stay outside of the city on Wednesday night and take transit to Fenway Park for the Springsteen concert we could get familiar with the transit system and get a better hotel rate (The hotel we are staying at has given an event rate for Thursday through Saturday nights that is about $70 lower thatn the rate we were quoted for Wednesday night).

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Without knowing your target budget, or the rate you're being offered at your event hotel, it's a bit challenging to make suggestions. You didn't comment on the LastMinuteTravel rates, so I take it that you want to spend less?

With a car, you could stay at an extremely inexpensive motel in the more distant suburbs and drive to the T to park. Is this what you want? There are LOTS of choices that are easy to find online. Or do you want to pay more and stay close to the city and walk to the T? If so, check rates at Hotel Indigo in Newton. Parking is inexpensive and you can walk to the greenline D Riverside station and take the T right into Fenway. It's a long-ish ride, but straightforward. The T stops running at about 12:30 - 1:00am

We'd like to help, but you have us guessing at what you want .

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Over the weekend you could park at either the Boston common garage or international place for nine or so.

During the week you could use the seaport lots for $26

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8. Re: Springsteen Concert Fenway hotel near transit line

It would be much more helpful to tell us which Downtown Hotel you're already at instead of just saying "a downtown hotel". (We won't tell anyone)

Edited: 27 June 2012, 11:18
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Why a "red line station"? It's the GREEN line that goes to fenway? Are you planning on leaving your car overnight at the station? If so, there are a limited number of stations where you can do that.

Follow the link I provided. Towards the bottom fo this page on the MBTA site is a SHORT list of the stations where overnight parking is allowed. This includes Alewife n the red line and riverside on the green line:

http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/parking/

Edited: 27 June 2012, 11:53
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How far a subway ride is it from Hotel Indigo to Fenway Park or downtown Boston? We will be visiting Boston for the first time and want to stay at a hotel with an outdoor pool. Hotel Indigo looks really nice and the rates are good. I know it's about a 20min car ride from the city but we may be interested if we can hop on the subway and be downtown within 30 min. Thanks.

Edited: 23 July 2012, 19:48