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Old 02-14-2007, 11:43 AM   #11
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Hi Zach,

eBay doesn't recomend anything. All I know its going to take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. I'm looking for something that is close to all. I'd like to do eBay during the day and maybe go out to a bar at night and have a drink or 2 or 3...:) Have you been to San Francisco, CA? I'd like something like the St Francis or W Hotel. Which I think there 4 or 5 Star.

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I have been to San Francisco but it has been quite a few years (I don't think there were any W Hotels anywhere when I last visited your hometown!).

I understand the sort of places and locations that you are looking for and will put together a list for you (please give me a day or three for cogitation . . .).

Loads of places to grab a drink while you are in town. Maybe we can get a few Sprinter owners together as a welcoming comittee?

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Old 02-14-2007, 05:36 PM   #12
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:53 PM   #13
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Howdy mgameros -

Closest (but not convenient to Boston’s interesting sites)

- Westin Boston Waterfront - http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin...ropertyID=1528

- Seaport Hotel - http://www.seaportboston.com/seabos/Home/HomePage.asp

Both of the above are pretty new and will be very nice if predictable. The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is a bit out of the way in comparison to downtown Boston and all that it has to offer, though, so a hotel right near the BCEC will leave you a bit of a distance from evening entertainment.

Farther (from Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) but closer to Boston sites – still an easy walk, 15 to at most 30 minutes)

- Marriot Long Wharf - http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/BOSLW - a good compromise distance-wise between the BCEC and Boston sites for entertainment

- Intercontinental Boston - http://www.intercontinentalboston.com/ - also a good distance compromise – very new – I’m not familiar with it

- Wyndham Boston (sold to some other brand) - http://www.bostonhotelsonline.com/wyndham_boston.htm - a little closer to Boston but not by much – don’t know who owns it now

- Boston Harbor Hotel - http://www.bhh.com/ - good distance nice but been around for a while without being a classic

Farthest (from BCEC but very convenient to Boston sites – worth noting that Boston is an easy city to walk around in – distance wise things are pretty close – once you get a good map and get over how confusing it’s twisty little streets can be . . .)

- Onyx Hotel - http://www.onyxhotel.com/index.html - Pretty new, nice boutique / design hotel (like W Hotels) – rooms small but fun and funky

- Jurys Boston Hotel - http://bostonhotels.jurysdoyle.com/jurys_boston - Very new, very nice – a little more old world (Irish hotel chain) but very hip and happening

- Nine Zero - http://www.ninezero.com/ - Very nice, boutique / design hotel – rooms small but fun and funky

- Boston Park Plaza - http://www.bostonparkplaza.com/ - A Grande Dame of Boston Hotels – maybe a bit long in the tooth but still very nice

- Parker House - http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel...rkerHouse.aspx - Another Grande dame – maybe a bit more up to date than the Park Plaza

- Hyatt Regency Boston - http://regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp - Pretty traditional, straightforward Hyatt

- Langham Hotel Boston - http://boston.langhamhotels.com/index.html - New, not too familiar with it – looks traditional but with some design touches

It’s worth noting that Boston Hotels have typically been said to have undersized rooms – many folks come to even the big name, long standing, expensive Boston Hotels and complain about tiny rooms.

My suggestions – based on my awareness of the hotels (but it is worth noting that I have never stayed in any hotels in Boston . . . ) and my guestimate of what you are looking for - would be to check out the Onyx, Jurys, and Nine Zero (in no particular order).

Feel free to ask for restaurant, nightlife, cultural tips also. I’m past my downtown Boston prime but I can always ask my hip and happening downtown friends for suggestions . . .

Zach

P.S. Thanks to the snowstorm here in Boston you get these even sooner than I originally thought – many offices are closed so I’ve got some free time.

P.S.S. Let us know when you will be in town and what night would work well for you and we can add a downtown get together to the Sprinter-Source calendar! That way you can get opinions other than mine on what to do in Boston (lord knows I've got plenty of opinions and am perhaps only too willing to share them!).
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:45 PM   #14
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That's your opinion It will never be "finished" They finally just reopened some of the connecting tunnels. I'm at Logan pretty often and I can tell you you never know what to expect for closures. It was a truely amazing project and a total joke all at the same time.

Anyhow mgameros, you have plenty of time to book, we around here could give you some tips when you are ready.
I meant all the crooks had received their money and were now trying to find people to blame for their poor work!

As someone who lived in metro Boston for 61 years I can attest to the fact that nothing is ever really "done"!

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