Travel Deal: A Package for College Move-In Season

This one's for all the parents (and students) planning to descend upon the city this month.

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Wicked Smart College Package
Where: Freepoint Hotel, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
When: Through October 2017
How much: Starting at $199 per night

Back-to-school season usually entails some routine supply shopping, but in Boston, it’s a bit of a different story. By the end of August, tens of thousands of college students—and their parents—make their way into the city with floor lamps, photo collages, and plastic storage bins in tow.

While new students are tucked into their extra-long twin beds, parents check into their fully booked hotels. To ease the stresses of move-in day (and night) Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge is stepping in with a “Wicked Smart College Package.” The special covers a deluxe two-queen guest room, and includes a $25 food and beverage credit at Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktail, free parking, and a $10 MBTA pass.

It’s available through October, so the package is suitable for parents’ weekend activites, too. A stay at Freepoint always includes free wifi, a complimentary shuttle, and access to its curated podcast playlists.

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Photo courtesy of Freepoint