Join us at the 2019 USS Knox Reunion in Boston to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS KNOX

Boston

September 26-29, 2019

***Hotel registration is now open! Scroll down for more details.***
Step #2, event registration, is still being finalized. After registering for your hotel room, you'll also have to register for the reunion and the included activities that we are arranging as a group. We will contact you this summer when an event registration form is available.

The Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area will be hosting our event, with special pricing!

The hotel is located at this address:
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

  • Reserve your room below! Special rates only available here.
  • Early-bird reservation has passed, but rooms ARE STILL available at the group rate. (Limited availability.) All registrations that were received before May will receive a special USS Knox hat!
  • Questions? Email Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com for info.

Photos of the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill...

Your Reunion Itinerary

Below is a day-by-day description of the activities that are included in the reunion. Please use this as a guide only. We are still working on the exact times for our reservations as a group. More details to come!

Early-bird registration deadline is Friday, April 19th!

Early-bird registration has passed, but there ARE STILL rooms available at the group rate! We only have a limited number of rooms remaining at the locked-in lower group military rate.  Please talk with Cassie to discuss room availability and rates. Email her at cassie@oddballescapes.com.

Standard guestroom
total price $800.89

Base rate $239 per night +11.7% taxes.
Rate is based on double person.
Choose from 1 or 2 beds (requests only, not guaranteed). 
Accessible rooms available upon request (if available).

Locked in group rates through August 9th.
****We anticipate selling out, so register early!****
***Limited availability at discounted rate.****

Need to customize your reservation?

  • Need different dates? Not a problem. We have a locked-in rate of $309 +tax for any additional night outside of our reunion dates. This is a busy time of year in New England, and online rates are well into the $300s. To request additional nights either before or after the reunion, simply include YOUR customized dates on the registration form. Your rates will be adjusted according to the number of nights you're staying. Or contact Cassie with questions, at cassie@oddballescapes.com
  • More than 2 people? Rates shown above are based on two people per room. However, some rooms will accommodate 3 or 4 guests. Each additional guest (of adult age) may be charged an additional fee per person per night. Please contact Cassie to customize the number of people that will be staying in the room.
  • Cancelation policy? Cancelling your reservation before 6:00pm (local hotel time) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 will result in no charge. Canceling your reservation after 6:00pm (local hotel time) on September 24, 2019, OR FAILING TO SHOW, will result in a charge equal to the first night's stay per room to your credit card. Taxes may apply. Failing to call or show before check-out time after the first night of a reservation will result in cancellation of the remainder of your reservation. If you need to cancel, please notify the hotel immediately at 617-628-1000.
  • Other questions? Email Cassie with questions, at cassie@oddballescapes.com

What's included...

Hotel amenities include:

  • NO resort fees!
  • Free standard wireless internet access
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • FREE shuttle ride to attractions within a 3 mile radius. Available from 7am until 10pm. The 11-passenger van has pre-determined routes and times. Seating is on a first come first served basis and registration for seating can be accomplished at the Front Desk.
    Does NOT included shuttle to/from airport.
  • Complimentary Sport Deck features an indoor heated pool, basketball sport court, table tennis, bumper pool, 12' rock climbing wall, 16' projection TV with dine-in movie on Friday/Saturday nights.
  • Complimentary fitness center open
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • On-site business center open 24/7
  • Need accessibility? Ask Cassie for the full list of accessible services provided at the hotel.

Room amenities include:

  • The hotel is a smoke-free facility.
  • Rooms include in-room heating and A/C controls, black-out shades, hair dryer, bathroom amenities, a separate hanging closet, an iron and ironing board, a sofa bed/sleeper couch, a pillow menu, extra bedding available, work desk with lamp, an in-room phone, and a stereo/radio.
  • Rooms also include a mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, tea maker, complimentary coffee/tea supplies.
  • 37" flat-panel TVs include cable/satellite with premium channels.
  • No pets allowed (exclusive of service animals)

Available for an additional fee:

  • DRAFT is the full-service on-site restaurant and bar. It serves American comfort cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Located in the lobby level. Donned with artwork and photos of local sports legends, DRAFT gives a deliberate nod to the Boston sports scene.
    Breakfast M-F from 6am to 11am.
    Breakfast weekends from 7am to 12 noon.
    Dinner daily from 5pm to 11pm. Closes at midnight.
  • On-site self-laundry facilities are available to guests (additional $). Same-day dry cleaning is also available (additional $).
  • Gift and sundry boutique
  • Room service

Step 1: Register for your hotel room

Now accepting hotel reservations! Please fill out this form to request a hotel room at the reunion.

Step 2: payment for reunion activities

Separate from your hotel reservation, each participant is required to register for the activities offered as part of the reunion.

We are in the process of arranging your included activities to the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill on Friday, as well as a “surprise” activity and Lobster Dinner on Saturday. Your registration fee will cover the cost of these inclusions. 

Prices & registration will be announced soon!

For questions about the reunion & its activities, email Jack at jacksail2@comcast.net.

Step 2: payment for reunion activities

Separate from your hotel reservation, each participant is required to register for the activities offered as part of the reunion.

Friday’s included activity is a visit to the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill.
Saturday’s included activity is a customized bus tour of the Boston area as well as a Lobster Dinner.
Your registration fee will cover the cost of these inclusions. 

CLICK HERE to print the registration form. Please mail the completed form along with your payment.

Event registration = $TBA (The amount per person will be announced shortly.)

Please make checks payable to: USS Knox Reunion Association
Mail to: Jack Flannery, 32 Center Avenue, Unit 10, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Registration for the event ends June 30th.

For questions about the reunion, email Jack at jacksail2@comcast.net.

For questions regarding your hotel reservations & travel plans, contact Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com.

Free time! Here is a list of suggestions of things to do during your free time in Boston...

When in Boston you can check out these iconic sites!

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Freedom Trail

Walk this historic 2.5-mile route to learn about the founding of our nation. See the Paul Revere House and Old North Church.

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Public Garden

This large park is a relaxing retreat in the heart of the city, and known for its bridges, landscaping, statues, and iconic Swan Boats.

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Hop-On/Off Trolley Tour

A flexible and convenient way to enjoy the city, with multiple stops that give you easy access to explore 100+ points of interest.

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Fenway Park

The oldest ballpark in baseball! Perhaps take a tour or catch a game. (Red Sox play at home on Friday, Saturday & Sunday the 27th-29th.)

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Harvard

Located across the river in Cambridge, you can walk around the campus of one of the world's most prestigious universities.

Boston Harbor at Sunset

Bay Cruise

From historic sightseeing cruises to sunset cruises, several cruise options are available to enjoy this iconic city from the Boston Harbor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's what you need to know about the 2019 USS Knox Reunion in Boston, Massachusetts.
For questions about the reunion, email Jack at jacksail2@comcast.net.
For questions regarding your hotel reservation and travel plans, email Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com.

Each guest will be responsible for his or her own transportation to Boston.

Arriving by car. The address to plug into your GPS is: 30 Washington Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143. Remember parking is FREE at this hotel… a huge perk for those that are driving to the reunion!

Arriving by plane. Our hotel is located approximately 5 to 6 miles from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Taxi cabs are conveniently located just outside of the baggage claim area. We suggest arriving to the hotel via taxi if you are flying into town.

Arriving by public transportation. The hotel is located 0.3 miles from the Sullivan Station Orange Line (Boston’s local “subway” that is known as the “T”). The hotel is located about 2 city blocks west of the Sullivan Square Subway Station, on Washington Street (also referred to as Cambridge Street).

No. No, complimentary shuttles are not available between the airport and the hotel. However, local taxi cabs and shuttle services are located at the airport, just outside of baggage claim.

Arrival on Thursday, September 26th. Today is the official arrival date. Check-in time is 4:00pm. For those who wish to arrive a day or two early, please contact Cassie to discuss extended discounted rates.

Departures on Sunday, September 29th. Today is the official final date of the reunion. Check-out time is 12:00pm noon. For those who wish to stay an extra day or two, please contact Cassie to discuss extended discounted rates.

You can contact Cassie or Jack to let them know that you’re interested in attending. That way we can keep an eye on things, and let you know when the rooms at the fixed rates are close to filling up. Also let us know the approximate date that you will submit your registration and reserve your hotel room. Please keep in mind that early registration is strongly encouraged! Only a certain number of rooms have been set aside for this event. It is possible that our Fixed Rates will sell out. In the event that our block of rooms sells out, Cassie will work with you directly to discuss rates & availability.

When you are ready to book and purchase your room, you must fill out the registration form that’s above on this webpage. You must register directly on this form in order to receive group rates and secure your room category.  Cassie will then send you a secure link within 1-2 business days to collect your payment details.

Yes! The event is officially starts Thursday, September 26th and wraps up on Sunday, September 29th. However, some people want to extend their stay and arrive a night or two early, or stay additional nights after the event. Please contact Cassie to arrange your hotel nights. She can also help arrange additional hotel nights, without losing the benefits of the group discount during the event!

We list the total price AFTER tax on the event page. However, the average room price per night is $239 before an 11.7% tax is applied.

Yes! Accessible rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible rooms are limited on the hotel premise, so please reserve them for people who truly need the extra space for wheelchairs, etc. Accessible guest rooms features all the great amenities of the Holiday Inn’s standard room with even more space.

Yes, if you have a rewards member for the Holiday Inn, you will be able to enter that number during the reservation process. Simply include your rewards number in the notes section on the registration form.

However, if you prefer to apply your rewards points toward your room, please email Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com. There is a separate process for paying for your room using points, and Cassie will guide you through the process.

Please notify the hotel immediately at 617-628-1000.

Cancelling your reservation before 6:00pm (local hotel time) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 will result in no charge. Canceling your reservation after 6:00pm (local hotel time) on September 24, 2019, OR FAILING TO SHOW, will result in a charge equal to the first night’s stay per room to your credit card. Taxes may apply. Failing to call or show before check-out time after the first night of a reservation will result in cancellation of the remainder of your reservation.

Please book your room as part of the group, as part of our group package includes the Welcome Meeting Space and additional benefits. If there is a reason why you need to book your room separately (or stay in another hotel), please forward your confirmation number to Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com. That way, if there is a problem during your stay, she can assist you.

We chose this hotel because of its close proximity to activities, included events, restaurants, bars, and shopping. If there is a reason why you need to book your room at another hotel, please contact Cassie to discuss your plans. She would like a copy of your confirmation number, that way we know where everyone is staying, and can assist with any problems during your stay.

Each guest will be responsible for his or her own flights to/from BOSTON. Since each guest is coming from a different city, group rates are not available. Most guests will prefer to book their flights themselves so that they can choose their departure airport, preferred airline, and preferred itineraries. TO BOSTON: We recommend that flights arrive on Thursday, September 26, 2019. FROM BOSTON: We recommend that flights fly out Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Most guests will prefer to book their flights themselves so that they can choose their departure airport, preferred airline, and preferred itineraries. However, if you need assistance booking your flight, you can email Cassie at cassie@oddballescapes.com with the following information: Preferred Departure Airport. Preferred Airline. Number of Passengers (including yourself). Phone number so that she can contact you regarding different flight itinerary options.

The package includes:
Discounted group/military rates at the Holiday Inn (if you register via our link).
Welcome room set aside for your group at the hotel on Thursday, September 26th. Exact location TBA – look for signs upon check-in.
Bus transportation from the hotel to the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill for a day of sightseeing as a group.
An optional group sightseeing activity on your “free day,” Saturday the 28th.
Lobster dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday evening. Exact location TBA.

You are responsible for:
Your flights or transportation to/from the Boston area.
Your hotel room at the Holiday Inn.
Daily food and drink.
Optional costs such as rental car, souvenirs, activities, or extended travel plans.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Check out photos from past reunions...

Send us your favorite photos! Email them to cassie@oddballescapes.com.

Comments about past reunions:

Send us your reunion experience or story! Email them to cassie@oddballescapes.com.

Contact Oddball

  • 330-790-1230
  • contactus@oddballescapes.com
  • We are located in northeast Ohio. We use video messages to provide a personal touch for those living outside of our area.

Travel Newsletter

Mark these dates on your calendar...

September 26-29

Thursday thru Sunday.

We should have a hotel announced by the end of January 2019!
Details will be posted here once available.

Things we are planning for the reunion...

What would you like to do? Fill out your preferences in the form below. But here are our suggestions:

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USS Constitution

Visit the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy, currently a historic site and part of the National Parks Service.

JFK Museum & Library from their facebook page

Kennedy Library

Visit the JFK Library & Museum that features exhibits & archives on his life and service as the 35th President of the United States.

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Lobster Dinner

We'd love to include a lobster or clam-bake dinner as part of your reunion experience in Boston! This is a true New England dish.

Keep me looped in!

Yes, I would like updates on this reunion as details become available.