When we were planning our trip to Boston, one of the things we wanted to see was the Boston Public Commons. So I decided we should stay near the commons. The only problem was that the hotels in that area are expensive. Like $400 a night. And if I thought a $400 room was four times better than a $100 room, I might be willing to try it once. But I wasn't sure that it would be.
Instead we were able to rent a whole apartment at Back Bay Beacon for less than that. Kitchen, dining area, living room, and bedroom. In a quaint brownstone just around the corner from the park. And it wasn't even an Air B&B, the whole building is apartments that are short and long-term stays. We were on the 6th floor but the building did have one of those charming, tiny, old-fashioned elevators.
This location was less than half a mile from a parking garage, about a quarter of a mile from a subway station, and 1.5 miles from Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox baseball stadium. This was important as the subway was very crowded after the game so we walked back.
Boston Dining :Because we had an apartment, we didn't dine out a lot. And it wasn't until after dinner on our last day that we discovered that there were many restaurants that looked interested a few blocks over on Newberry Street.