What is the motel near the Red Line terminal in Braintree?

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What is the motel near the Red Line terminal in Braintree?

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:18 pm

What is the motel next to the Red Line terminal in Braintree? I liked staying there last time because it was close to transit facilities...

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Postby apodino » Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:35 pm

I believe you are talking about the Braintree Motel 6. They generally have the lowest rates of any of the chain hotels, and it is a short walk to the red line and commuter rail.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:15 pm

Thanks!

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:11 pm

Yeap, and I take the train from there (Braintree) on a daily basis to work. I only live 5 miles due south of there, so I know the area very well......
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:25 am

Yeah, Motel 6.....Tom Bodette will leave the light on for ya!

Easy access to the highway, MBTA and the Hilltop..... yum
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Motel 6

Postby Head-end View » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:07 pm

The Motel 6 is really a great location. Two train stations, quick access to the highway, a restaurant next door, and ya' get to watch the fire trucks race past several times a day. :wink: Not the greatest motel though. My last trip I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express (former Days Inn) on the other side of town. A much nicer place, but not as good a location, and mid-day parking at the Red Line stations can be a problem.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:33 pm

What is the Hilltop?

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Postby apodino » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:36 pm

Hilltop is a steakhouse that is located on the opposite side of Union Ave from the Motel 6 and the red line, in that shopping plaza that has borders and best buy. Haven't eaten there in a while, but its not a bad deal.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:24 am

And you also got the Bickford's Restaurant, which is open 24 hours per day, and in their breakfast menu, Otto, they have Chocolate chip pancakes too (my favourite, FYI). That's nice to have before going off train riding throughout the transit system.
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Postby hebron_hapt » Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:42 pm

I believe this motel quailfies as the closest lodging to a train stop on the Red Line south of downtown.

Let's see...

Braintree - Motel 6
Quincy Adams - Marriott
Quincy Square - nothing
Wollaston - President City Inn far away
North Quincy - Adams Inn far away
Mattapan - Ashmont - nothing
Shawmut - nothing
Fields Corner - nothing
Savin Hill - nothing
Columbia - Doubletree
Andrew - Holiday Inn Express
Broadway - nothing
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:44 pm

Yeah, I'd say the Motel 6 in Braintree is the best for you of you're coming back to Boston. Plus Braintree has a commuter rail stop, so you can go either way (Red Line or CR). The latter however takes you right to the same platforms as Amtrak.
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Postby fm535 » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:26 pm

Otto - Just an FYI, Braintree is one of the stops that has the "Exit Fare", so bring a few extra tokens, if thats your choice of poison. I travel from JFK/UMASS to the Braintree station 5 days a week, since I work right down the street from the Hilltop... (K-Mart, BestBuy, Borders, etc, all in the same plaza. )

If you want some sophomoric amusement, if you are on a fairly crowded train, watch the people try to get thru the EXITs without paying the token, or without the correct pass, and see how many get hit in the crotch unexpectedly...and watch how many kids just hop it! I try to take my time going thru the gates just to watch the surprise on people's faces when they "Have to PAY to GET OUT?!?!?"
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Postby fm535 » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:27 pm

Sorry, I thought that this was a recent post...disregard the previous post...LOL!
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Postby Pete » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:43 pm

hebron_hapt wrote:Columbia - Doubletree


Try to use the right station names when giving out-of-towners info.
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