Yesterday I made my lodging reservations for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Annual Conference in Boston, May 1-3. As in any large downtown area, you have to search the 'Net for a good hotel rate, unless you stay at a hotel offering the group rate. When I tried to make reservations at two hotels offering the group rate, both did not have rooms available at the discount. But I found rooms for $169/night at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston South. It offers one of the lowest rates I could find. This event is one of the biggest in the industry, so if you haven't made your reservations yet, you'll want to do so soon!