Visiting the historic battlefields in Concord, Lexington and Boston
By staying in the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham on Route 128
By Walter & Patricia Brooks
Take a break from the shopping along Newbury Street, and discover an inexpensive way to show your family the historic Greater Boston area Revolutionary War battlefields, and save on your hotel cost to boot.
Big city hotels are notoriously expensive, and yet the majority of history buffs who visit Lexington and Concord stay at a downtown hotel.
We saved money and time by staying at the lovely Hilton Garden Inn on Route 128 in Waltham for $130 a night which saved us from having to drive into the city.
The hotel stay included breakfast, complimentary shuttle service, free self parking, complimentary 24-hour business center, wireless internet, indoor heated pool and a complimentary workout facility and Stay Fit Kits®.
That is a small fraction of what most downtown hotels cost, and the rooms are huge.
We stayed recently at a new downtown hotel where the room cost was triple what we paid here and the room there was a third the size.
The mattress was so good, each side separately adjustable, that Patricia ordered one when we got home.
You are a few minutes away from the Lexington Battle Green, the site of the opening shots of the American Revolution in 1775.
They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston.
The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
At the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham, you'll find everything you need including complimentary high-speed Internet access and remote printing provided in all guestrooms.
The hotel is certain to please both the busy executive or leisure traveler.
Beacon Hill Bistro charms the heart and appetite
Visiting a very special Boston neighborhood a few minutes away
When the New York Times writes about a new hotel saying, "The very terms 'town house hotel' and 'bistro' are suspect these days. But the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro in Boston is the genuine article\, you can be pretty sure it's a great place to hang your hat.
We drove about 15 minutes from the Hilton on Route 128 into Boston to have dinner Friday night at the