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A complete map of shuls, eruvin, mikva'os, food, and hotels (near shuls) in the greater Boston area (and beyond)
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: April 13, 2016, 05:30:46 PM »
Any hotels in Boston area that I can use rewards points to book a suite?
Doubletree Guest Suites 60k HH. That's right on Storrow Drive, across river from Harvard/Cambridge...not a great spot for Shabbos, IMH.
or, if you are coming after early June, there will be the  Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Brookline, right on Route 9, only 1.2mi from YI Brookline.
Aside from that, I don't know where else you could get a suite with points.
You might be able to get a BRG at
enVision Hotel Boston, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: April 14, 2016, 09:13:14 AM »
Doubletree Guest Suites 60k HH. That's right on Storrow Drive, across river from Harvard/Cambridge...not a great spot for Shabbos, IMH.
or, if you are coming after early June, there will be the  Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Brookline, right on Route 9, only 1.2mi from YI Brookline.
Aside from that, I don't know where else you could get a suite with points.
You might be able to get a BRG at
enVision Hotel Boston, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
When I check the doubletree it shows that they have 60K suite available (as well as higher point options) but when I log-in I get a message that the rate isn't available. What gives?
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: April 14, 2016, 09:52:02 AM »
When I check the doubletree it shows that they have 60K suite available (as well as higher point options) but when I log-in I get a message that the rate isn't available. What gives?
Don't know. Try calling the hotel?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: April 14, 2016, 10:17:23 AM »
When I check the doubletree it shows that they have 60K suite available (as well as higher point options) but when I log-in I get a message that the rate isn't available. What gives?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: May 11, 2016, 07:15:49 AM »
Is anyone familiar with Andover, MA? We are considering staying there this summer as a base to see Boston and Gloucester. They have a SpringHill Suites that's only 60,000 Marriott points for 5 nights and is large enough for my whole family (of 6). Is it too far to use as a base?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 03, 2016, 07:16:34 PM »
http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/massachusetts/homewood-suites-by-hilton-boston-brookline-BOSBRHW/index.html

is this close to henche? (I am planning on stalking him/her to find out once and for all)
within the eruv to shul for shabbos?

or should i just stay at holiday inn for shabbos?

P.s. henche wanna have shabbos guests? ;)

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 04, 2016, 09:56:43 PM »
http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/massachusetts/homewood-suites-by-hilton-boston-brookline-BOSBRHW/index.html

is this close to henche? (I am planning on stalking him/her to find out once and for all)
within the eruv to shul for shabbos?

or should i just stay at holiday inn for shabbos?

P.s. henche wanna have shabbos guests? ;)

I believe close enough to walk.  Yah, yah, come by

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 04, 2016, 10:11:37 PM »
http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/massachusetts/homewood-suites-by-hilton-boston-brookline-BOSBRHW/index.html

is this close to henche? (I am planning on stalking him/her to find out once and for all)
within the eruv to shul for shabbos?

or should i just stay at holiday inn for shabbos?

P.s. henche wanna have shabbos guests? ;)
Definitely in the Eruv.  Close to young Israel Brookline...probably 20 minutes walk. Also could walk to Maimonides minyan. Similar distance I think. Or could visit newton center. About an hour walk though.

The Eruv:http://www.bostoneruv.org/bound.htm

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 04, 2016, 11:15:12 PM »
thanks!

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 05, 2016, 12:33:05 AM »
Is anyone familiar with Andover, MA? We are considering staying there this summer as a base to see Boston and Gloucester. They have a SpringHill Suites that's only 60,000 Marriott points for 5 nights and is large enough for my whole family (of 6). Is it too far to use as a base?
It would work. I'm sure you would enjoy being closer to town but I understand the cost is often prohibitive and/ or space is tricky. Figure an hour drive each way from your hotel to Boston and/or Brookline (Baruch-line) and to Gloucester.

Check out the new Hilton-chain hotel mentioned right after your post. That is 70k/night. Sounds like pretty roomy. Brand new. Opening July 1. Much better location than Andover.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 05, 2016, 11:47:42 AM »
Any way to park in brookline overnight without paying?
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: June 05, 2016, 03:16:36 PM »
Any way to park in brookline overnight without paying?
Generally, no, unless you know someone with a driveway.
Brighton, where there are a number of shuls/mikvas,  borders Brookline but is within the City of Boston. You might be able to find parking there.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 14, 2016, 05:56:38 PM »
Anyone have a number for a reliable taxi driver in Boston? (My Bro in law does not have a smart phone to use Uber.)

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 14, 2016, 06:22:42 PM »
Anyone have a number for a reliable taxi driver in Boston? (My Bro in law does not have a smart phone to use Uber.)
Answered via PM.
Bay State Taxi has been a reliable company for me for years, in the pre-Uber era.  My mother still uses.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 14, 2016, 06:23:51 PM »
Answered via PM.
Bay State Taxi has been a reliable company for me for years, in the pre-Uber era.  My mother still uses.

that's who we use

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 14, 2016, 06:24:06 PM »
Answered via PM.
Bay State Taxi has been a reliable company for me for years, in the pre-Uber era.  My mother still uses.
Thank you very much. Much appreciated.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: July 01, 2016, 02:30:47 PM »
Trying to plan a one day trip to Boston courtesy of JetBlue.
As of now going to be landing at ten and returning at seven, giving me about eight hours on the ground.
What would be the best way to go about scheduling the day ?
I want to do the duck tour, Sam Adams Brewery, get to eat a nice lunch, daven mincha and maybe see the USS Constitution as well.
Also, can I do this all with public transportation - don't want to spend money on a cruise rental ?
Thanks for any help in the matter
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 01, 2016, 02:31:43 PM »
Trying to plan a one day trio to Boston courtesy of JetBlue.
As of now going to be landing at ten and returning at seven, giving me about eight hours on the ground.
What would be the best way to go about scheduling the day ?
I want to do the duck tour, Sam Adams Brewery, get to eat a nice lunch with mincha as well.
Also, can I do this all with public transportation - don't want to spend money on a cruise rental ?
Thanks for any help in the matter

Can do with public transportation plus uber.

Weekday or sunday?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 01, 2016, 02:32:06 PM »
Can do with public transportation plus uber.

Weekday or sunday?
Weekday.
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 01, 2016, 03:12:22 PM »
Trying to plan a one day trip to Boston courtesy of JetBlue.
As of now going to be landing at ten and returning at seven, giving me about eight hours on the ground.
What would be the best way to go about scheduling the day ?
I want to do the duck tour, Sam Adams Brewery, get to eat a nice lunch, daven mincha and maybe see the USS Constitution as well.
Also, can I do this all with public transportation - don't want to spend money on a cruise rental ?
Thanks for any help in the matter
Can do with public transportation plus uber.

Weekday or sunday?
Might be doable, but isn't it a lot of running all over to things that aren't particularly near each other?