Less than 10 miles south of Boston, the Howard Johnson on Hancock Street is placed at the heart of the neighboring city of Quincy, bringing a range of underrated getaways at arm’s reach, from old parks to views of the Quincy Bay. Enjoy simple on-site perks that include free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi, not to mention modern rooms with splashes of color as well as unique light fixtures. Though the simple stay doesn’t offer any on-site shuttles, you’ll have close access to the Wollaston subway station (0.5 miles) as well as the ever-looming option to reserve a ride all to yourself, whether it’s a shuttle drop-off to Logan Airport (11 miles) or a private sedan perfect for experiencing the magic of Fenway Park (11 miles).
Get to know the immediate beauty that surrounds you, starting with a quick stroll through Merrymount Park, located next-door to the hotel and offering over 80 acres of trails, waterside gazebos, and a range of abandoned structures perfect for urban exploration. Lovers of architecture should take time to explore the nearby beauty of Dorothy Quincy Homestead, a 17th-century home lived in by the wife of John Hancock and located next-door to the Adams National Historic Park, another must-see locale made famous for being the first family’s former compound. Make dinner simple at the end of the day, driving south on Hancock for a variety of eateries in downtown Quincy or heading north toward Beale Street for a slew of affordable Asian restaurants & bakeries.