Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Boston Parking?

jareade

Member
Jan 2, 2017
567
1,911
Driving
Resurrecting an old thread. Going to be in Boston Back Bay this weekend for a couple of nights. Have a couple of parking options: Clarendon Street Garage (100 Clarendon), Copley Place Central Garage, Prudential Central Garage, etc. Any suggestions for leaving a Model S overnight for two nights? Not worrying about charging during the stay, just safety of leaving the car unattended for 48 hours. Thanks!
 

EdA

Model S P-2540
Mar 24, 2011
2,273
235
Cape Cod
The Pru is probably better than 100 Clarendon for safety but the Pru has a 4 hour charging limit. I haven't parked at Copley Place recently but if its an underground garage I think it is as safe as the Pru.

One of my co-workers parks his hybrid nightly at 100 Clarendon. He lets me borrow his access card when I have a function in Boston (twice in 2 years). He has never complained about security but, again it is a generic hybrid, not a Tesla.
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: jareade

PeterK

Model X & 3 Owner
Jan 17, 2013
1,713
657
Cambridge, MA
I don't think I'd worry about any of them, but note that Pru and Copley (above and below ground, but fully enclosed) both have attached residences, hotels, retail and offices, so there is likely more 24-hour activity. I don't know much about 100 Clarendon.

For future trips, I just put my Cambridge apartment with off-street parking and solar-powered 240v NEMA 14-50 on Plugshare and Airbnb (charging only for Airbnb guests). :)
Spacious Cambridge 2-br by Harvard/Lesley - Apartments for Rent in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
 

jareade

Member
Jan 2, 2017
567
1,911
Driving
FWIW, it looks like 100 Clarendon will be about 50% cheaper than the others. But obviously not worth it if not as secure. Anyone with overnight parking experience at 100 Clarendon? Thanks!
 

EdA

Model S P-2540
Mar 24, 2011
2,273
235
Cape Cod
FWIW, it looks like 100 Clarendon will be about 50% cheaper than the others. But obviously not worth it if not as secure. Anyone with overnight parking experience at 100 Clarendon? Thanks!

A co-worker of mine parks there every night (albeit not in a Tesla) - he has not had any problems there in 2+ years.
 

Hota

Member
Jun 27, 2016
197
214
New England
Resurrecting an old thread. Going to be in Boston Back Bay this weekend for a couple of nights. Have a couple of parking options: Clarendon Street Garage (100 Clarendon), Copley Place Central Garage, Prudential Central Garage, etc. Any suggestions for leaving a Model S overnight for two nights? Not worrying about charging during the stay, just safety of leaving the car unattended for 48 hours. Thanks!

All three of those garages are safe and well lit.

That being said, I'd highly recommend checking out SpotHero if you haven't used it before. I just started using it last week - amazing! Prepaid parking in garages via app for a big discount and guaranteed space. SpotHero's the best! Use my code for $5 in FREE parking.
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: SW2Fiddler

jareade

Member
Jan 2, 2017
567
1,911
Driving
Thanks all, I wound up going with 100 Clarendon and parked on the second floor by the elevators, right next to the reserved spots and just one floor up from the office. It appears they have someone on site 24x7 and a load of cameras, so I felt comfortable leaving the car there. I'd have no hesitation parking there overnight on a future trip. And @Hota, I did wind up using SpotHero for a $51 rate ($5 off) for 48 hours, which was at least a 50% discount off the rates of the other two garages I was considering. So I agree, a good deal.
 
  • Informative
  • Like
Reactions: SW2Fiddler and Hota

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top