Boston is a very expensive place as far as hotels go. I knew I would be spending two nights, and the idea of spending over $250 per night was not very palatable. I wasn’t planning on having a car out there, since they do have a subway system, but wasn’t sure how far out of town I would need to go to get something more reasonable… about $100 per night. I finally found a place that was actually pretty close to downtown Boston and cost about $100 per night.
I came across The Inn at Crystal Cove. The room prices ranged from $100 to $130 per night depending on size and view. I went with the cheapest room, and it turned out to be perfect for me. It was very small, maybe about 8×10, but was very clean and had a nice sized bathroom. This picture was taken with my back against the door of the room. You can see the foot of the bed in the lower right corner – the head of the bed is against the opposite wall, so the room is small but clean and exactly what I needed since I had no plan of spending much time there. On top of that, the location was beautiful – across the bay from Boston, surrounded by the sea. They also had a fully equipped kitchen for everyone to use.
- The cab ride was about $20 not including tax or tip
- MBTA has bus service in Winthrop and there is a bus stop right in front of the Inn that takes you to the Orient Heights metro station
- There is also a the Winthrop Ferry right accross the street that goes directly to Boston. It runs a couple of times in the morning and then a couple of times in the afternoon and takes about 25 minutes