Normally I would suggest staying outside the city, but hotels are generally pretty pricey between Boston and Gillette stadium anyway. Parking for a Patriots game is 40 bucks I think, no clue on what the scalper situation is like. A quick search on Stubhub is saying that a pair of tickets and all the fees will be close to 300 bucks total.
For restaurant choices, I've always been partial to Jacob Wirth but you could eat just about anywhere and it would be great.
Thanks for the reply. I have never been to the Razor - is there a bad seat in the place?
Are the 300 seats ok?
The upper levels are pretty steep. If you get vertigo just be careful when you stand up, otherwise, you'll be fine when seated. I have no issues with heights too, but it was unnerving at times. It reminded me very much of the old garden.
It may not make sense if you're going to the Pats game, but I stayed at the Liberty Hotel a month ago and it was fantastic. It's about 5 minutes or less from the Garden if you want to go to a celts game, and the amenities are beautiful.
The stadium is a good drive out of the city and if you want to stay in Boston you might be well served to look at the train, otherwise maybe not stay in the city. Personally, I would stay in Boston and not drive to the game.
>>#3. Does anyone know of a good hotel to stay at?
Depends how much you want to spend. Areas I would look at would be around Copley Square, around the Aquarium/waterfront, or Back Bay. The North End is fun too, lots of restaurants. It's on the edge of the downtown scene so you'll be using the subway, cabs, or feet to get other places, but there's enough to do there to keep amused.
>> #4. Also looking for some good restaurants....
Depends what you like. It's a pretty good restaurant town. Most of the neighborhoods are pretty easy to get to by the subway or even walking, depending on the weather. It's a pretty small city, good for walking. What kind of food and budget are you partial too?