By Steven J. Tryon
We get all of the bills paid every month so that makes us pretty lucky. However we don’t have lots of money to toss around at things like expensive hotel rooms. When we travel, we need a simple and clean place to sleep and take a shower. Beyond that, we really don’t have any expectations or needs. Our bet is that like most of you, we believe that maximizing the experiences we have while traveling is the way to immerse ourselves in the world of our journey. Spending too much time in a hotel room just defeats that plan. And so the more the room costs, the less value we feel we are getting for our modest dollars.
With all of that in mind, we began the preparation for an extended weekend in Boston, Massachusetts. For this trip we wanted to try a new way to find that simple, clean, and inexpensive hotel room. The criteria was pretty simple: In addition to our modest needs, we wanted to locate accommodations that were near one of Boston’s rail stations. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is well known as being clean, safe, and the absolute best way to navigate the city. Being close to a station would mean quick and simple movement from the hotel to any other destination and then back again at the end of some very long days.