Candlewood Suites Boston-BraintreeRate: $120 to $150.
Description: Hop on the "T" to quickly get to Fenway Park, Boston Common, or Harvard from this well-placed property. And with a full kitchen in your room, you can heat up that clam chowder in a snap.
Milner HotelRate: $149.
Description: In the early 20th century, this chain's motto was "A bed and a bath for a buck and a half," and the hotel is still one of Beantown's best bar-gains. The small rooms of this brownstone, located in the theater district and near the "T," are packed with historic charm.
Newbury Guest HouseRate: $120 to $150.
Description: Ambience is the first priority at this Victorian-style guesthouse. With ceiling medallions and hardwood floors, the 32-room property is located in Boston's most visited neighborhood, the Back Bay.