June 26, 2000
For something a bit weird, out of the ordinary and entertaining in a funny way, you can stay on a boat docked in Constitution Marina -- in Boston Harbor between downtown (great view!) and Charlestown. My parents accidentally happened upon it as a last resort option when all hotels were booked in Boston the weekend they came up to visit me.
The Marina is a scenic five minute walk to the North End over one of the harbor bridges. The B&B rents several individually-owned vessels, and you can stay on a motor boat or a sailboat.
Our boat was a 1970s cabin cruiser, with two sleeping cabins (linens provided). The forward cabin was not intended for claustrophobes and had an unappealing mildewy aroma. The "master" cabin had a small double bed and the head with hot water shower. The boat was also equipped with a television and small galley with refrigerator (stocked with muffins and juice for breakfast)and toaster oven.
The marina offers easy access to harbor water taxis (with more frequency on weekdays). In the summer apparently, there is available access to a pool. With the price charged nightly for somewhat cramped quarters, you might be happier on land. However, the B&B offers you a strategic location to get in line early for a table at Olive's restaurant, across the street!!
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