Boston is such an expensive city when it come to hotel accomodation!!
It always crack me up when I check out the "discounted rate" of the hotels provided by the AACN; and realistically, only can effort them when I travel in a group. This year (since I am flying solo), I am trying something different: Hostels.
For those of you trying to save some money, consider staying in a hostel. There are several, conveniently located around the convention center, for less than $75 a night.
A great site to locate hostels (around the world) is www.airbnb.com. If you have any money saving travel tips, please pass it along.