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Anyone do a park, stay and fly before around Boston?

Recommendations, cost, duration of your trip?

I need something that will allow for up to 14 days parking at a reasonable price.

I've thought about Uber, shuttle, train, etc. But it's difficult/costly with 6 people and several luggages and carry-ons. Oh, also looked into rental, but they charge a $130 on top of the rental fee for dropping it off at a different location. EEK!

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Some of the hotel chains have park, stay, and fly package rates on their websites, but I've done well with stay123.com and buyreservations.com and have used the first one for 10 or more years. We live about 2 hours west of Boston and I book reservations as soon as I know I am going to travel. You get a list of hotels and their prices and parking terms. The cheaper ones and the ones with longer parking windows tend to get snapped up faster. Some are 20 minutes or more from the airport. (Think Boston traffic and the difficulties in "getting there from here" with heavy traffic and road closings.) There are 2 of us and we booked a Holiday Inn for $160 for spring break in mid March 2018 including taxes and fees and up to 2 weeks parking -- we booked in October 2017. Some hotels will offer one week or even 3 weeks and some will let you buy additional days for more $$.

Read all the fine print. We stayed at one near Bradley airport in Hartford last summer and they only had a morning shuttle. We had to come back to the hotel from the airport at 2 in the afternoon in a taxi which was an extra $20. One time in Boston, our 9 PM flight got in after midnight and it was $40 for cab fare or wait until the 4 am shuttle left the hotel.
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Some of the hotel chains have park, stay, and fly package rates on their websites, but I've done well with stay123.com and buyreservations.com and have used the first one for 10 or more years. We live about 2 hours west of Boston and I book reservations as soon as I know I am going to travel. You get a list of hotels and their prices and parking terms. The cheaper ones and the ones with longer parking windows tend to get snapped up faster. Some are 20 minutes or more from the airport. (Think Boston traffic and the difficulties in "getting there from here" with heavy traffic and road closings.) There are 2 of us and we booked a Holiday Inn for $160 for spring break in mid March 2018 including taxes and fees and up to 2 weeks parking -- we booked in October 2017. Some hotels will offer one week or even 3 weeks and some will let you buy additional days for more $$.

Read all the fine print. We stayed at one near Bradley airport in Hartford last summer and they only had a morning shuttle. We had to come back to the hotel from the airport at 2 in the afternoon in a taxi which was an extra $20. One time in Boston, our 9 PM flight got in after midnight and it was $40 for cab fare or wait until the 4 am shuttle left the hotel.
Thanks, I appreciate your response.

I do see a Holiday Inn in Saugus with park and stay, but it doesn't look close at all. I'm thinking we should be OK if we leave the hotel early and do the shuttle. Everything I've been seeing is costing $300+ Frown. I wish I have something close to $160. Travel is in August so we have a lot of time, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any "good" option.
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It's over near where the old Hilltop Steakhouse was. It was a Day's Inn years ago. That is where we are staying in March. I've stayed there probably half a dozen times but we arrive after dinner, park the car, and sleep until shuttle time. I have no complaints -- you can't get 2 weeks of parking alone for that price. There is a breakfast buffet, but our last couple of stays we left very early. Other people on the shuttle had a "Grab & Go" breakfast that you probably have to ask for at check-in. It does take about 20 minutes to get to the airport in light traffic. There's also a Quality Inn in Revere but I haven't stayed there and a Rodeway Inn that we stayed at about 7-8 years ago. Quality is about the same distance and Rodeway is about half as far. There is also a Four Points Sheraton in Revere that's closer but pricier and there's a Best Western in Quincy. We haven't stayed at either for a while. Check out the two websites and see what's available.

We haven't had any issues but you have to be prepared for a longer ride than most people would expect from an airport hotel. We only fly out of Boston when we can't find a flight out of the surrounding area airports or when we get a slick air deal and save enough to deal with the traffic. It is more of a hassle than Hartford, Providence, or Worcester.
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It's over near where the old Hilltop Steakhouse was. It was a Day's Inn years ago. That is where we are staying in March. I've stayed there probably half a dozen times but we arrive after dinner, park the car, and sleep until shuttle time. I have no complaints -- you can't get 2 weeks of parking alone for that price. There is a breakfast buffet, but our last couple of stays we left very early. Other people on the shuttle had a "Grab & Go" breakfast that you probably have to ask for at check-in. It does take about 20 minutes to get to the airport in light traffic. There's also a Quality Inn in Revere but I haven't stayed there and a Rodeway Inn that we stayed at about 7-8 years ago. Quality is about the same distance and Rodeway is about half as far. There is also a Four Points Sheraton in Revere that's closer but pricier and there's a Best Western in Quincy. We haven't stayed at either for a while. Check out the two websites and see what's available.

We haven't had any issues but you have to be prepared for a longer ride than most people would expect from an airport hotel. We only fly out of Boston when we can't find a flight out of the surrounding area airports or when we get a slick air deal and save enough to deal with the traffic. It is more of a hassle than Hartford, Providence, or Worcester.
Wow, I used your site stay123 and the place is $171 versus what I've been seeing of $300+. I wonder how they're getting such a low rate! That's crazy. But thank you so much for the sites. I'm in RI, so PVD is preferred but this is a comped flight and I can't find anything out of PVD so we resorted to BOS. Frown
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I really have used Stay123 for a long time. Their rates are usually good but quite a few of the more upscale Boston hotels are in the $300 range and parking alone is well over $100/week. I think the place I've used for just parking is Preflight but it's probably been 2 or 3 years. We are in central Mass and Hartford is closest. I use Boston only once or twice a year.

I'm originally from Prov and sometimes fly out of there. Got a flight out of PVD in Oct and found parking for $63 for 8 days on way.com -- my second time using them and no problems first time. Jet Blue is flying out of Worcester and friends from Fort Lauderdale have been using them. Parking there is $5/day. Bradley parking is reasonable too. Usually around $50/week. Right now looking for June flight to Fort Lauderdale and they have been hovering between $350 (Bos) and $425 (Bdl).
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I really have used Stay123 for a long time. Their rates are usually good but quite a few of the more upscale Boston hotels are in the $300 range and parking alone is well over $100/week. I think the place I've used for just parking is Preflight but it's probably been 2 or 3 years. We are in central Mass and Hartford is closest. I use Boston only once or twice a year.

I'm originally from Prov and sometimes fly out of there. Got a flight out of PVD in Oct and found parking for $63 for 8 days on way.com -- my second time using them and no problems first time. Jet Blue is flying out of Worcester and friends from Fort Lauderdale have been using them. Parking there is $5/day. Bradley parking is reasonable too. Usually around $50/week. Right now looking for June flight to Fort Lauderdale and they have been hovering between $350 (Bos) and $425 (Bdl).
I found another site called trinity reservation, that one also has very good rates and I found a few good reviews online on TA and Yelp. Have you ever heard or used them?

If we'd flown out of PVD, we'd probably Uber there so no long term parking needed and so much more convenient and faster. I've never flown out of Bradley before, I've done Logan and PVD only. Have you considered flying Frontier to a close airport and connecting to Fort Lauderdale, maybe a pain in the butt but I don't really know since I've never done it. Flights from Frontier can be had to FL for fairly cheap.
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I have used trinity. I had forgotten about them. It's been a while. Frontier hasn't been on my radar -- maybe if they were super cheap because we are going on a family reunion cruise and will have a lot of luggage. I have credit cards with Delta and American and have been looking at them and Southwest because of luggage. Everyone else has booked either Jet Blue or SW out of PVD.

BDL is pretty easy. We are exactly an hour from there and Worcester, 2 to BOS and MHT (haven't gone there yet) and 3 to the NY airports. Have used NY for some miles flights and also for some international.

Have never used Uber but thinking about using it to get to cruiseport -- we are out in the middle of nowhere -- but also close to UMASS so I'm sure it's an option. What is it costing for PVD to BOS? I wonder if that would be a solution for us with BOS. I figure between parking and tolls and traffic that savings have to be $200 for flights just to break even. We are flying out again in May and staying downtown at a place with an airport shuttle but no free parking but have a family member who is driving us there and another who will do an airport pickup..
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I have used trinity. I had forgotten about them. It's been a while. Frontier hasn't been on my radar -- maybe if they were super cheap because we are going on a family reunion cruise and will have a lot of luggage. I have credit cards with Delta and American and have been looking at them and Southwest because of luggage. Everyone else has booked either Jet Blue or SW out of PVD.

BDL is pretty easy. We are exactly an hour from there and Worcester, 2 to BOS and MHT (haven't gone there yet) and 3 to the NY airports. Have used NY for some miles flights and also for some international.

Have never used Uber but thinking about using it to get to cruiseport -- we are out in the middle of nowhere -- but also close to UMASS so I'm sure it's an option. What is it costing for PVD to BOS? I wonder if that would be a solution for us with BOS. I figure between parking and tolls and traffic that savings have to be $200 for flights just to break even. We are flying out again in May and staying downtown at a place with an airport shuttle but no free parking but have a family member who is driving us there and another who will do an airport pickup..
Yeah, if you have a lot of baggage, it's not that good of a deal to go with Frontier.

I'm about 1.5 hrs from Boston on normal traffic days, the cost of Uber XL (SUV/Van) is about $150 but it probably won't fit all of us with our bags so we'll likely have to do 2 Ubers. So it's not ideal. It's cheaper to just do a park, stay and fly.

If you're going to use Uber for a first time, AMEX usually has a promo code to ride free the first time or something, I recall getting an email about it recently. So remember to use those promos for a free first ride.

It's great that you have family to drop you off and pick you up. Since all of us are going on this trip we really have no one. And it's a Monday departure, everyone is working.

We'll actually have 2 cars, one will be parked with my bf's family north of Boston (they only have one spot available). And they'll have to Uber to the airport or take public transportation.
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What about train from PVD to Logan? I looked at the train once from here and it's like 4 to 7 hours, but appears to be a shorter ride from PVD.

I've been looking at Uber XL and they are for 5-6 passengers.

https://mbta.com/destinations/logan-airport
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What about train from PVD to Logan? I looked at the train once from here and it's like 4 to 7 hours, but appears to be a shorter ride from PVD.

I've been looking at Uber XL and they are for 5-6 passengers.

https://mbta.com/destinations/logan-airport
Oh wow, that's a long time for you! The train for us is probably about 2 hrs. The train was considered but I feel like it might be a hassle for us with the bags. My sister took the train before and said it was fairly straight forward. You take a train from TF Greene, it gets to South Station(?) and then she had to get on a shuttle from there to the Terminal. Also, returning from a long flight, I'm not sure we'll be up to lugging luggages on and off the train.

Yeah Uber XL is ideal. We got an XL for our previous trip to California. The first one was a minivan to get to the airport, all good. The second one when we got back was a Highlander, it didn't fit our bags since it took up the space to make it a 6 passenger (including driver). We had to sit on each other's laps to get the bags to fit in the back. We had 5 people, 2 check-ins, 4 carry-ons. This time we'll have 6 people, 4 check-ins and probably 4 carry-ons since it's a 2 week trip. It's definitely not going to fit even if we sat on each other's lap. laugh out loud
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I've taken the train from downtown Providence to Boston. I can see where it could be a hassle. Once we watched a couple get off the train in front of us and the woman's rolling bag fell over and split open. They just stood there and stared at it. Our Mr Fix-It had duct tape and wrapped it for them. You never know what's going to happen. Our family motto is, "If it can go wrong, it will."
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When are you going away? Might be able to help you with a parking spot. I ubered to airport from home to Logan last week for 45.
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When are you going away? Might be able to help you with a parking spot. I ubered to airport from home to Logan last week for 45.
I'm leaving Aug 27-Sept 8. Smilie
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I'm leaving Aug 27-Sept 8. Smilie
I have off street parking space in my driveway but there is also on street parking at that time of year.
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