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1. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Aloha good sirs and madames ;)

I was supposed to head off for some fun in the UK this August, but because of prospective jobs on the horizon, looks like a 3-day vacation to the NA home of Cambridge is more realistic. I was wondering about the weather in Boston from those out there who are "in the know." I searched some weather websites and didn't get much info other than "warm" lol. I heard it can be humid...but is it a little humid or man-i-wish-they-had-portable-air-conditioners-humid? Just trying to gage it a little.

Thanks in advance!

Katie ;)

2. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Also, what district of the city is the best to stay in? (ie: budget hotel and a good area).


K :)

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Hi Katie!
I live in entire life. OI!

August is hell.

Il give u a no-BS assesment - for me i HATE the heat and summer so maybe im not the best advice giver - but August is the worst for Humidity - somedays it feels like a swamp - the - "man-i-wish-they-had-portable-air-conditioners-humid". at nite is unbearable. 2 years ago too many peeps were using air conditioning and we lost power in some parts of the city. how dramatic can I be!

anyway - there is hope - this summer has been really comfortable so far with no humidity - that could mean its waitin for August :) But if you are movin here - you will love september and october - New England Autumn! ahhhh :)

Best area of the city?
theres a Hostel on Hemmenway street (near Bolyston St/Mass Ave) downtown area. Its not the greatest area - but in walkin distance to Back bay and Newbury street (Shoppin - restaurants - bars)

The North End is really nice - Historic - but maybe expensive to stay in.
im sorry i dont know hotels since i live here but if u find somethin send it to me and i will tell u if its a good area?


4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Hi Katie - again
i linked up with the Boston Massive - to get u more advice

one friend suggested Cambridge.
il quote her direct - "its very nice there and they have alot of rooms to rent situations cause of all of the hippies" - haha

she also brought up a good point - Cambridge is cooler too since its on the water - Charles river.

Theres also a cheap Days Inn in Brighton - cheap neighborhood but not as easy to get around (not central)

hope this helps.

5. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y


Thanks so much for all your help! Now I know who to come to for some info on Boston ;) I'm not going to move there, just go for a few days (or maybe a week) and the only time my friend and I's schedules seem to match is in August. lol, I'll take into consideration the humidity when I'm packing, yesterday we had a pretty humid day up here in Montreal, which I wasn't prepared for! When I left the house in the morning I thought it would be mild, so I was stuck wearing jeans all day...ick! Since the nights are unbearable, we'll look into rooms with a/c for sure, thanks for the heads up!

I'm going to be doing research on hotels within the coming weeks, so I'll compile a list to ask you about soon ;)

Thanks again Jeff!

Katie ;)

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

hi Katie
yeah send anythin my way. if u need any info on places to see, eat bars/clubs or the best place to avoid RedSox Fans...let me know.

7. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

I figured I'd bring this back up as a cry for help from anyone out there who knows how to get a cheap room in Boston. We don't have a car, so the hotel would have to be somewhere on the T so we could get around. We've been searching for budget hotels, but the cheapest available rates we found so far are $115USD per night (for one room, two adults) and our budget is about $75 USD (or $100 CDN) per night. We're using hostels as a last resort, so if anyone can help, that would be great!(puh-lease)

Katie ;)

8. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Hi Katie.
Im tryin to send u a listing but im getting "illegal Characters!"!!!!
stupid characters....

il try again later....
I found the cheaper/NOT as close to the center - part of the city - Somerville, Brookline, Allston - BUT since they are still T lines found they are probably the best places to stay. preferably Davis Square/Central Square since the Redline is the best and easiest line to use.

what dates are u arriving?

for now try these sites:


Holiday Inn Somerville
Located two miles from downtown Boston, this Holiday Inn offers nicely appointed guest rooms with the amenities and services that are sure to meet the needs of both the business or leisure traveler.

Address: Holiday Inn Somerville
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

For Reservations Call: 800-695-8284
Rate Range: Around $75 per night