Planning a trip to & haven't been in Boston in > 10 years. Can anyone recommend a good hotel not far from the core? (Prices are NUTS & a person can seriously lose hours doing research!) Also, is there anywhere fun for techno &/or comedy? I find searching U.S. sites can be frustrating, so I'm hoping for some nods from fellow Canadians that have been to Boston in the past few years. Would be very much appreciated.