Boston is such a great city for walking. If you want to venture further than your feet or energy will take you, keep the "T" and commuter rail in mind before renting a car. Generally, you will not need a car while in Boston. Navigating around Boston as well as parking can be quite difficult. Save yourself the time, money, and frustrationof driving in Boston (not to mention the environment.)

SUBWAY The Boston MBTA "T" has the oldest subway tunnel in the nation still in use. Many guests use the T to visit Cambridge or go down to the JFK museum. Our closest T stops are the Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and the Prudential Stop on the Green E Line. For in-depth information about the Boston MBTA System including newer silver line, visit

The commuter rail system in Boston is excellent if you want to take a day trip to Ipswich, Rockport or Salem. Departing from North Station, the commuter rail is an easy way to visit these places without a car.


Day trips to Cape Cod, Concord, and Lexington require a rental car, as they are not otherwise easily reached. So, if you are renting a car, here are a few tips to consider. Make sure you have detailed directions or a GPS as Boston can be very confusing for drivers unfamiliar with the city. Also, rent a smaller car instead of a SUV, parking is tight and expensive.
The following rental car agencies are within walking or T distance in case you want to rent a car for a day or two.

Dollar: Marriott Hotel (617) 578-0025
Budget: Park Plaza (617) 497-3669
Hertz: Park Plaza (617) 338-1506
National: Downtown Boston (617) 557-7179