The offerings of Oakwood Furnished Quarters, Churchill Corporate Housing, and Northeast Suites were okay, but on the non descript side. Since I’d be staying in the apartment for a span of time, I needed something with character that was situated in a happening area. I then came across the website of the Compass Furnished Apartments at Hamilton Crossing, in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston. I clicked around, liked what I saw, and booked a room (details about the apartment below).
Downtown Crossing is a small area of Boston that’s on the rise, both literally and figuratively. It’s located east of Boston Common and west of the Financial District. Way, way back in the day (between 1895 and 1917), Downtown Crossing was an upscale residential area as well the central hub of department store shopping http://www.thenflredskinslockroom.com/Youth-Duke-Ihenacho-Elite-Jersey/ , where folks from all over eastern Massachusetts would visit such retail giants as Filene’s, Jordan’s, Kresge’s, and R.H. White’s. With suburbanization and competition from big box stores, retail commerce in the area slowed significantly. Buildings went vacant, rents plummeted, red light businesses moved in, and by the 1960s, Downtown Crossing had devolved into the seedy “Combat Zone”.
But during the past 30 years, mammoth financial backing has been made in Downtown Crossing, and exciting stuff is going on. Top shelf retailers are returning. Luxury apartment buildings and condos are being constructed. Upscale restaurants are opening up. It’s where the stunning Paramount Theater and The Boston Opera House have relocated to. Shoppers and tourists fill the streets (many of which are closed to vehicular traffic) and there’s bigtime energy and activity through the daytime hours and into the evening. It seemed like quite the scene http://www.thenflredskinslockroom.com/Youth-Doug-Williams-Elite-Jersey/ , and I was eager to check it out.
The Ride to Boston
Since I was planning to stay in an interesting Boston locale and reside at a novel lodging alternative, I decided that my choice of transportation to and from the city should also be out of the ordinary. While searching for an option to the train and crowded discount bus lines, I stumbled upon LimoLiner, and it was an excellent solution.
LimoLiner is a luxury bus service with many daily departures between NYC to Boston. The LimoLiner bus has only 28 seats, and they’re all plush, first-class airline style, and extremely cozy. LimoLiner offers free WiFi, free beverages, a free sandwich and snacks, power outlets, satellite radio choices http://www.thenflredskinslockroom.com/Youth-Dexter-Manley-Elite-Jersey/ , and free earbuds for each passenger. There’s also clear cell phone reception with no dead spots, news on Direct TV, and a DVD movie presentation. The bathroom is clean, the service is attentive, and the vehicle is in great shape. Best of all, the trip took a little over 4 hours, which was around how long the train would have taken – but the roundtrip cost of the LimoLiner is a fraction of the one-way train cost, with a lot less hassle. LimoLiner is the most convenient and smartest way to travel between Manhattan and Boston, and I kind of hope it doesn’t get too popular – otherwise, it’ll be really tough to reserve a seat the next time I need to make the trip.
Compass Furnished Apartments at Hamilton Crossing
Planning the details of my trip to Hamilton Crossing was a breeze: my questions were replied to quickly by the team at Compass Furnished Apartments (they own Hamilton Crossing) and my special requests were taken care of without a hitch. I was confident that the company’s meticulous attention to customer care would result in a terrific stay for me at their property.
The apartment building is located on Winter Street near the heart of the bustle of Downtown Crossing. It’s right next door to a Starbucks, directly across the street from a well-stocked CVS http://www.thenflredskinslockroom.com/Youth-DeSean-Jackson-Elite-Jersey/ , and a one-minute walk to the MBTA subway. The building is secure, modern, and pristine, and my spacious, energy-efficient furnished apartment’s many impressive features included:
– An office space with high-speed Internet, desk, chair, lamp, ethernet cord, surge protectors, free WiFi http://www.thenflredskinslockroom.com/Youth-Derek-Carrier-Elite-Jersey/ , and free unlimited locallong distance phone service
– 32″ Vizio LCD HD t.v.’s w HD cable
– Fully-equipped kitchen, including glassware, cookware, dishes, utensils, appliances, supplies, and an assortment of Jim’s Organic Coffees and Bigelow Organic Teas
– Central air conditioning and heat
– 24-hour access to a washer and dryer (available on each floor)
– Bamboo hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows with views
– Gorgeous and comfortable living room and bedroom
– Sleek & sizable bathroom
The apartment couldn’t have been any hipper, and staying there – albeit briefly – made me feel more like a resident than a visitor. There’s also no way that I could have experienced the same sensation of being in the center of the vigorous Downtown Crossing action if I had chosen to stay in a hotel. Compass Furnished Apartments at? With the recent cha.