Residence Inn, which was literally a block from Fenway Park. It was in a PERFECT location. (Then again, wherever you stayed in Boston would be a great location, I think.) This Residence Inn had only been open for 2 months. You can still smell the newness of it. The amenities also served us well. They had a pretty awesome gym, complete with state of the art machines and tvs. We were able to work out AND play with Michael there for a bit. The rooftop sitting area which overlooked the downtown area & Fenway was pretty awesome too. We had snacks & dinner up there a few times. And the staff was amazing. They were all smiles each morning & even offered us toothpaste since we ran out! It was a nice change.
The T/Public TransportationLike New York & Chicago, we bought a train pass to help us get to several destinations in Boston. What was so great about the Boston railway is that everything is really close together in distance. We were able to visit the Freedom Trail, Harvard, TD Garden, the Prudential Center/go down town, Back Bay, etc. all on a short train ride. This was clearly Michael's favorite part of the trip.
We did however rent a car once during our trip, to visit Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. We probably wouldn't have rented a car altogether if Gillette Stadium weren't so far. And we definitely do not recommend taking a taxi, as we got jipped by our driver who charged us $40 from the airport. Upon departing from our extended stay to the airport, it was a simple 25 minute ride to the airport via train. Making our $36 7-day train passes totally worth it!