Boston Hotels For Graduation Weekends

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Everyone who has a child or a close relative in college in Boston knows just how hard it can be to find accommodations in the city for special weekends. Graduation weekend is a particularly big problem, but other weekends witness the same problem, such as move-in weekend as well as various homecomings and parents? weekends. At these times, Boston hotels come at a premium price and usually are the only ones available.

Sometimes it is not even possible to find a lodging that has any rooms available. Parents and others going to Boston for one of these weekends are encouraged to find and book their accommodations with plenty of time to spare. Waiting too long will either mean staying in a hotel located miles and miles away or staying within the city but in a room that leaves much to be desired.

U.S. colleges and universities publish their yearly schedules long before the weekend events are upon the students and parents. Theoretically, giving this much time in advance before an actual event should allow everyone plenty of time to secure accommodations, but a lot of people traveling to see their loved ones graduate wait until the last minute to look for places to stay.

Boston hotels are frequently overbooked on these special weekends, because there are simply so many schools within the city and in nearby Cambridge as well. The colleges and universities are not limited to the city proper, but are sprawled out over the greater metropolitan area. Weekends in May leave parents and students haggard at a time when everyone should be celebrating the accomplishments of earning a degree.

Although there are often problems in finding accommodations, there are quite a number of lodgings in the greater metropolitan area. However, because Boston hotels are spread out all over the metropolitan area, it is useful to consider and decide on the neighborhood where you want to spend the most time prior to beginning your accommodations search. Location is important in an area as large as this. Of course, travelers want their rooms to be suitable, but it is also important to find accommodations within a close distance to where you will be spending your days and evenings while in the city.

Frequently talked about as a small city, the home of Boston University, Boston College, Emerson College, and Harvard University is anything but quaint. Although the subway and bus system within the city and surroundings are quite developed, that does not mean that you will want to spend an hour each morning getting to your son or daughter?s school. Like any other major city, the traffic here is just about unbearable, especially during the morning and evening commutes and during special occasion events such as baseball games and graduations of large universities.

Essen Travel can help you find affordable, convenient Boston hotels for your son or daughter?s special weekend. Its search engine gives you several options to narrow your search such as price and major landmark. Each result lists amenities that come with the lodging. Visit Essen Travel?s website at to get started on your trip.

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