I will be staying in Boston over Labor Day weekend. I am traveling with my two sons (ages 15 and 12). The purpose of the trip is two-fold. First, we are attending a football game at BC (other than the day of the game we do not plan on revisiting Chestnut Hill).
The second purpose is to visit several schools (e.g., Harvard, MIT, etc.) and be within walking distance or a short public transport ride away from said schools as well as local restaurants, cafes and shops. With respect to restaurants, my kids are young but we prefer local merchants vs. national chains.
I am thinking about the Sheraton Commander as the rates are reasonable (under $200) and it is well situated. I'd like to spend around $200 per night. I will not have a rental.