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Carolla5501
06-05-2012, 06:42 PM
YEAH! I had a great time last time. It's not going to be cheap. (Hotels in Boston are normally OUTRAGEOUS) so prepare for sticker shock!

Just checked for the same weekend in 2013... $200 a night is the going rate :(

But I have a friend who lives on the T :)

BittyBug
06-05-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm going to guess that the USFSA would never have accepted a bid that didn't include decent negotiated hotel rates, so I'd expect once the announcements come out we'll see hotel rates less than that.

Tammi
06-05-2012, 06:53 PM
I can start taking offers for room at my house lol. One thing Boston and its suburbs have is an abundance of hotels. Some North Shore communities (like Salem) are very nice places to stay and have convenient commuter rail service right into the Garden. South Shore locals will bring you to South Station (where the exhibition center is close by). Lots of options, price ranges and varying degrees of convenience.

Carolla5501
06-05-2012, 06:54 PM
I'm going to guess that the USFSA would never have accepted a bid that didn't include decent negotiated hotel rates, so I'd expect once the announcements come out we'll see hotel rates less than that.


Hmm... they want decent "negotiated rates" for them. Not sure they really worry about the rest of us...

Plus "decent" is in the eye of the beholder. There was a lot of whining about rates this year for example, but once again it was a high $$ hotel cost city so the rates weren't bad, but they weren't what you got in Greensboro. Of course you can use public transport in Boston and won't need a car.

lmarie086
06-05-2012, 06:54 PM
:cheer: SO EXCITED! I've never been to a skating competition before, and this is the perfect opportunity! Also, so glad that a skating club will be organizing the event; I think it'll make the even more personal.

:)

literaryfreak
06-05-2012, 07:00 PM
YES YES YES! This news (kinda) makes up the Shpilband/Zoueva fiasco. Now to hope those dates work for me. Work ain't important, right? ;)

london_calling
06-05-2012, 07:01 PM
YES! A nationals I can finally attend! And in an Olympic year!

UMBS Go Blue
06-05-2012, 07:05 PM
I'm going to guess that the USFSA would never have accepted a bid that didn't include decent negotiated hotel rates, so I'd expect once the announcements come out we'll see hotel rates less than that.Some people will always find something to whine about no matter how good the location, the venue, the logistics, or the costs. It's not like they have any value to add to just about any discussion anyway. :P

In any case, yay Boston! Plenty of historical sites to check out, great independent eateries, and plentiful public transit that negates the need for fan shuttles. :cheer2:

Edited to add: a recent thread with Boston travel tips (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=81970). Here is a walking itinerary (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3430373&postcount=19) that will take a full day if you have time.

If you also have free time, check out the Museum of Fine Arts (http://www.mfa.org) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (http://www.gardnermuseum.org) nearby.

acraven
06-05-2012, 07:05 PM
Hmm... they want decent "negotiated rates" for them. Not sure they really worry about the rest of us...

Plus "decent" is in the eye of the beholder. There was a lot of whining about rates this year for example, but once again it was a high $$ hotel cost city so the rates weren't bad, but they weren't what you got in Greensboro. Of course you can use public transport in Boston and won't need a car.

For 2001 Nationals, the Boston LOC did a fabulous job negotiating hotel rates. I paid between $120 and $130 for a room at a Marriott. Even 12 years ago that was an incredible deal. I just hope the same people will be negotiating this time! That said, if you need to keep your costs way down, it will be harder in Boston than in Greensboro.

personwhoishere
06-05-2012, 07:07 PM
AHHHH I'm GOINGG!!!! With my mother of course. :) So excited the northeast gets a major event again! :D

missing
06-05-2012, 07:33 PM
I am so excited!

Last Boston Nationals I drove home in a blizzard, but I don't care!!

Aaron W
06-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Also, the Regionals and Sectionals host cities for fall 2013 are announced below the news about Boston.

Too bad Easterns isn't being held at Ballston instead of the auto-oriented suburban blahness of Ashburn. Oh well. Assuming I'm still in the DC area, I'm sure I'll venture out to the boonies to catch some of the action.

As for Boston, while it's an absolutely fantastic city, I'm not getting excited until I know ticket prices. It's already an expensive city, but when you factor in the hype of a pre-Olympic Nationals, you have the recipe for an astronomically expensive vacation. :shuffle:

GarrAarghHrumph
06-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Yesssssss... I am going.

GarrAarghHrumph
06-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Press release link posted in the other thread:

Dates are January 5-12, 2014 and the venues will be TD Garden and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

They're going to use the convention center as a rink? Wow. Big building in a very nice location. Major contemporary art museum right across the street. The T (subway) does not stop directly outside, but it is in walking distance - a few blocks-ish.

The TD Garden is directly on the T, in a neighborhood with many food options.

kirkbiggestfan
06-05-2012, 07:48 PM
So happy! Can't wait. A little surprised about the convention center being used, but there are huge hotels there, so it makes sense to get the practice rink near the hotels.