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  1. Help

    Just FYI: several of the Copley/Back Bay hotels are a lot closer to Fenway Park than the EnVision is. The Sheraton and Hilton are about 15 minutes, the Westin Copley Pl. and the Marriott are about 20 minutes walking. The EnVision is quite a lot further and its neighborhood is probably not what you're looking for. You're right that the Commonwealth would be perfect but during baseball season they don't have a lot of unsold inventory! Good luck.
  2. BOSTON Hotel Help

    Hi, I'm kind of a local. Brookline would be a very easy T ride into downtown and you could even walk to some parts if the weather holds up, but I think it's going to be very expensive. Natick is quite a bit further, and you'd have to take the commuter rail (which is like Chicago's Metra). I would definitely not recommend staying in Worcester. That would be a much longer trip: about two hours including the commuter train and then a T ride. If you're willing to stay over an hour away, then I would seriously consider staying in Providence, Rhode Island instead -- that's a bit over an hour by train, and it's a nicer city. (Well, I suppose it's a matter of taste, but I'm pretty sure most people would say so.) You could also try Peabody and Danvers. I think you're running into the figure skating event, by the way, that's why prices are so astronomical.
  3. 5 Star in Chicago

    I was recently in the same situation. The Langham is in the Downtown-River-North region, and its amenities are almost the ones you list, but I believe your listing is the Trump. The Smoke-free Rooms amenity seems to distinguish them. I got the Trump. It was fine -- I mean, it was very nice, a genuine 5* hotel -- but I wanted the Langham.
  4. Well, anyway, once my trip was definite I thought I had better just pull the trigger on the River North 5* at $192, even though I didn't have a good ID for it. Turns out it was the Trump. Free Internet, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Spa services I was hoping for the Langham, but maybe I'll be happy with the Trump.
  5. I don't have a "maximum budget". I will spend more if what I get seems worth it. It is not definitely confirmed but looks good. I'll know in a few days but want to be ready to pull the trigger.
  6. I see now from their maps that Riverwalk is south of the river, east of Dearborn, north of Randolph. Cut mostly out of the Park zones. That's maybe my ideal location. My plan is to attend a conference at the Palmer House, but to stay somewhere with a more nightlife (and better rooms and maybe a view!). I guess my top choices would be the Langham and the Fairmont. I am now searching just for two adults. Is this (5* River North) the Langham? FULL AMENITIES: Free Internet, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Spa services Do you recognize the Fairmont among those hotels, or the Swiss?
  7. Okay, there's a good chance this trip is back on! I'm looking again, at 4.5 and 5* near the river. But the zones have changed! What is the "riverwalk" zone? Oy, just when I felt like I was on top of this stuff... Anyway, I know you'll help me out -- but what are the boundaries of the Riverwalk zone, and which other zones is it cut from?
  8. It looks like this trip is on HOLD. :-( I may get to revive it, but better consider the thread closed. Thanks for the help anyway.
  9. One more question. You said the Pet Friendly 4.5* in the Millennium Park region you guess is the Fairmont. What else might it be? It's a great deal if it's the Fairmont. I might take the chance if the other possibility is also very good, but the Burnham's rooms are too small for my purposes, and the Blackstone is a bit out of the way...
  10. Hm, so a number of good options. The Fairmont also has good rack rates (I'm thinking about getting an upgraded room). If I do that, do you have a link I can use to get you a little credit?
  11. Sorry: I swear I had pasted in the amenities list for the 5* in MM/RN, but I must have somehow deleted it! Here it is: Free Internet, Indoor pool(s), Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Spa services Also: a quick look at the 4.5*s made me think one of the two showing up in the Millennium Park neighborhood could be the Fairmont. Does that seem right? $106, Pet friendly, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Tennis nearby, Spa services, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower
  12. 3/2/2016 - 3/6 $195 I searched for two adults and one child. Is it the Langham? Also: do you see any particularly attractive 4.5* hotels either in River North or in the Loop or Downtown/Millennium? (This is supposed to be a special trip, so I will spring for the Langham, but just wondering if there's a top-choice alternative for somewhat less money.) Thanks guys! (Searched with your Bidding Helper, will book with it too.)
  13. It was the Hilton Everything else is up near $200/night, even the 3.5*s, so this looked like the best deal. Probably would have booked the Sheraton too, but the Hilton is a nicer hotel so I thought it was an easy call. Thanks, used your HOTWIRE link to book it!
  14. 10/30 - 11/1, $113 in the Old City/Penn's Landing district of Philadelphia. Free Internet, Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking I think Sheraton or Hilton, but is there any clue which of them it is? Thanks!
  15. Checked again this morning and found these amenities on a 4* for $73: Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access The price had dropped, and the Pet Friendly amenity made me think the Westin was most likely, so I pulled the trigger. (Of the three likely 4*s, I prefer the Westin.) Used the Betterbidding BiddingHelper.com link to book it! Hotels are pretty cheap for this date in the DCA area, but the Westin rack rate is $129, so I'm quite pleased with the deal.