DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Boston

CRA Group & Private Lessons


This location offers group and private lessons in our 88 degree saltwater pool with super easy parking.

Accessible by 64 bus – Cambridge St @ Mass Pike Exit
1 mile walk from Central Square MBTA Stop
Parking: Patrons must use the parking garage attached to the hotel. If you make a purchase in the Lobby Marketplace of $4 or more and present your receipt to CRA staff  they will validate your parking and you will be able to exit the garage for free. If no purchase is made or you do not wish to validate, pay at the kiosk on the way back to the garage. Parking is a flat rate of $4 with the expectation patrons will be in the garage for an hour or less. Cash and Card accepted.
IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your towel and goggles. Doubletree does not provide towels to CRA swimmers.

Once you get inside:

Check in at the front desk and they will direct you to the pool. Bathrooms are accessible to the right of the pool for changing. There is also one bathroom and shower located off the pool deck. Swimmers should change if necessary and arrive on pool deck 5 minutes before their lesson to check in with CRA staff. Upon lesson end parents/guardians should pick up on pool deck and proceed to locker room/bathrooms to make room for the next group. Due to smaller facility we recommend bringing your swimmer prepared to swim so they do not need to change when they arrive. After lessons, if swimmers can dry quickly off on deck and either put clothes on over their suit or then proceed to bathrooms/locker room to change that will make your process easier. There is a shower available but only one on so we will want to move people along through it if it is being used.

Watching lessons:

After you check your swimmer in with CRA, Parents/Guardians should wait off of the pool deck in the lobby and are welcome to enjoy the amenities the hotel has to offer. There are windows to the pool you are welcome to watch from but if areas get too crowded we will need to clear them out.  There is also an outdoor patio off of the pool deck that weather depending would be open to view from. We will designate days throughout the school year session that we will allow parents/guardians to watch on the deck! CRA intends to uphold it’s deck policy at all new locations and we ask that aside from checking in and picking up your swimmer you stay off of the pool deck.