I'll be in Boston for my first time on April 28-30. I'm traveling alone and want to be safe and in the heart of it all - basically safe to go out to dinner, pubs, cool night life. During the day I figure I can take the T or a cab and get to most tourist attractions safely. And yes - if at all possible I'm looking for some relatively inexpensive lodging. I've heard of Bulfinch, John Jeffries. I just can't tell where to choose a hotel as far as the best proximity for night time. And, is $180 or so the lowest I can expect?
Thanks - I am a Boston newby so appreciate your help!