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Featured FAQ: Do Hotels Offer Bereavement Rates?

May 15, 2016

Those close to a loved one often live far away and must make last-minute hotel reservations in order to attend their loved one’s funeral or memorial service. Many South Shore hotels offer bereavement rates at either a flat rate or a percentage discount anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent off current room rates along with negotiated group rates for blocks of ten or more rooms.

18451918_sFor reservations of individual rooms, call the hotel’s reservation line and ask for a bereavement rate. For groups of ten or more rooms, guests must contact the hotel sales manager or general manager to negotiate a group rate depending on the season and availability.

Quincy area hotels:

Best Western Adams Inn at 29 Hancock Street in Quincy offers complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Logan Airport as well as South Station. They provide a bereavement rate of 15 percent off their current rates. A group rate would be negotiated for a block of ten or more rooms. All 105 guest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi with refrigerators available and come with a full complimentary breakfast; high-speed internet; a fitness center; and an onsite restaurant, The Adams Pub. Call 617-328-1500 for reservations and more information.

Boston Marriott Quincy at 1000 Marriott Drive in Quincy is an elegant, contemporary, and environmentally friendly hotel in central Quincy. The bereavement rate of $129.00 is subject to availability, so please call to confirm. Book a block of ten rooms or more for group discounts. Other amenities include high-speed or enhanced Internet access; fitness center; pool; and on-site dining including Hancock’s, Adam’s Lounge, and Kilroy’s Irish Pub. Call 617-472-1000 for reservations and more information.

Braintree hotels:

Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree at 215 Wood Road in Braintree is located near Interstate 93 and pets are welcome. They offer a bereavement rate of 8 percent off their current rates which vary according to day of the week and season of the year. For groups of ten or more rooms, contact the sales director for rates and availability.

“It’s not really planned travel and it has to be booked last minute, so if there is ever anything that I can do or they have a last minute block of ten or more rooms, they can contact me directly. I can check availability and see what is the best rate we can offer,” said Sales Director Amanda Culhane.

The rates include amenities such as complimentary breakfast; free Wi-Fi; a fitness center; indoor pool; free shuttle service to points of interest in the immediate area; and free parking. Call 781-380-3300 for reservations or visit the reservation web page.

Holiday Inn Express Braintree at 190 Wood Road in Braintree provides a complimentary shuttle to nearby destinations, such as the South Shore Plaza and the Quincy/Adams redline T station. The bereavement rate of $129.00 is based on availability and offered year-round, even in the high season. Please call for group rates. The rooms come with a mini-fridge, small microwave and a Keurig coffee maker. Amenities include complimentary breakfast each morning; free wireless internet access; a fitness center; and free parking. Call 781-848-1260 or 844-472-0928 for reservations and more information.

Rockland hotels:

Comfort Inn Rockland at 850 Hingham Street is between historic Boston and Cape Cod on Route 3 in Rockland. The hotel offers a bereavement rate at a 15 percent discount off current rates. A Queen room at a regular rate of $129.00 would be offered at $109.65 bereavement rate. A block of ten or more rooms would be a special rate on a situational basis to be determined by the hotel manager. The rooms come with free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit; free WiFi; a fitness center; and guest laundry facilities. Call 781-982-1000 for reservations and more information.

Best Western Rockland at 909 Hingham Street in Rockland has just completed renovations and provides newly renovated rooms to all guests. They offer a bereavement rate of 10 percent off their current rates which is similar to the AAA, AARP and other discounted rates. A group rate would be a negotiated rate for a block of ten or more rooms. The rooms come with a full complimentary hot breakfast; free internet access; a fitness center; and guest laundry facilities. Call 781-871-5660 for reservations and more information.

Hull hotels:

Nantucket Beach Resort at 45 Hull Shore Drive is a full-service, beachfront resort in Hull with panoramic views. Bereaved guests should ask for the “wave” rate for a 20 percent discount off all published rates. For groups of ten rooms or more, call Sales Director Steve Campbell directly at 781-925-6630.

“If anyone is traveling in the area and they need accommodations, they can call the Nantucket Beach Resort and mention the wave rate and let the front desk know that they’re going to be visiting Pyne Keohane. And that’s 20 percent off and they’ll get the best rate that’s out there,” said Campbell. “We also host post-celebration of life events here as well.”

Rooms are equipped with a gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, and most rooms have a private balcony. The resort features fine dining in the Paragon Grill with lighter fare served in the Surf Lounge. Amenities include a glass-enclosed, heated pool and Jacuzzi with a retractable roof; guest laundry; arcade; billiards; Wi-Fi; art gallery; parking; and onsite fitness center. Call 781-925-4500 for reservations and more information.

Call to Confirm

Discounts, room rates and availability often vary according to the day of the week or the time of the year, so it’s always best to call each hotel directly to confirm any discount availability. Please call our office at 617-773-3551 with any further questions about accommodations in the South Shore area and we will be happy to assist you.

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