What was once an unremarkable Best Western has morphed into a modern, bright, and budget-friendly boutique hotel, with locally sourced art and amenities like free Wi-Fi and bath slippers. Its North Cambridge location (near Fresh Pond) provides visitors easy access to historic across-the-river landmarks and the ability to hop on public transportation to head downtown.
Boston’s overnight accommodations are not for the faint of heart or the light of wallet. It’s an expensive town to a live in and an even more expensive to visit, but bargains can be found—it just requires some sleuthing. We’ve scoured the local landscape to locate the best cheap hotels in the city, each providing easy access to the best Boston attractions without triggering budgetary panic. (Save those pennies for the amazing restaurants in town and other treats.)
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