Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

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troffey
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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by troffey » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm

The restaurant has also been closed for the last few years unfortunately. The town has discussed re-development, possibly as a transit-oriented residential development. Some more information can be found in the article linked below

https://www.patriotledger.com/news/2018 ... d-for-good" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by mgdemarco » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Not sure how reasonable it would be, but there is a new AC Marriot at Cleveland Circle. It overlooks the D line and the Reservoir car yard.

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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by Head-end View » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:31 pm

Troffey, thanks for the info and link to the article about the Motel 6. I had not known about all the crime and drug problems which I don't think existed there years ago when the restaurant was still open. My bet is the Town will go with the mixed-used development to gain tax revenue, though my preference would be for an additional MBTA parking deck. You can't find a space in the existing parking facility after 9AM. Luckily there are still available spaces at Quincy-Adams Station.

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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by troffey » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:45 pm

The hotel definitely seemed to be on a downward track in recent years.

Parking has been tougher since Quincy Center closed as I understand it. Garage rehabilitation has begun, and the T has recently added parking on town property alongside the dump as remediation for spots lost during the ongoing work in the garage. I believe the plan is to keep these spots available after the project is over, but I can't find any evidence to support my recollection.

Relatedly, I recall the T investigating at one point adding additional levels to the existing garage, and engineers finding that the structure was not cable of supporting vertical expansion. I can't find any evidence to support my recollection on that account either but I'm fairly sure I'm correct.

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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by hs3730 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:48 pm

There's a Best Western along the B, address is 1650 Commonwealth Ave.
The Marriott Newton is within walking distance of the Auburndale stop on the Worcester/Framingham line.
I used to stay at an Extended Stay America in Braintree and take the Rt 238 bus to Quincy Adams or Quincy Center (I think some trips skip Quincy Adams).

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Re: Reasonable southside hotel along rail or subway/trolley

Post by Head-end View » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:44 pm

How is that Extended Stay America in Braintree? That's on the other side of I-93/Rt. 128 from the South Shore Mall right? It looks good from the outside. Is it a good place to stay?

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