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Hotel Boston

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall, a good experience, but not a hotel to stay for longer than 2 or 3 days. Friendly staff.

There was some stains on the sheet, And a lot of dirt blown under the door. And the heater was Nosey

Located in Brighton (a very cool and over looked section of Boston), a short drive (up to 2 miles) to many great pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. It's only a couple miles to Fenway and about a 15 minute drive to downtown Boston. It's a motel, not a hotel, but it is very clean and comfy. Not sketchy or typical motel-like at all. Though the decor and furniture is updated, the bathroom wasn't really. My only complaints were that the air conditioner is pre-set so it wouldn't go below 65 and the room was quite hot (78°) when we arrived and that it is $20/night to park your car (that wasn't listed when we booked). Staff were great. Best price for the area. Great location (we love Brighton area). Would definitely stay again.

Loud, no sound proofing, between floors or outdoors. Old. Not very clean. The bed was comfortable. That is the one positive thing I can say.

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. I was here on a 5-day business trip. After the first day, I had to run to the Walgreens to grab some Ajax and a sponge. Unfortunately, my shower hadn't been cleaned prior to renting the room to me. The shower was disgustingly slimy. I simply could not bear it. The bedspread had marks on it as if it should have been cleaned before remaking the bed. As far as I could tell, the fitted/top sheets were clean. The toilet, sink, mini-fridge, and the room overall was clean. The mini-fridge was an added bonus for me because instead of eating out so much I got a fruit salad tray and coconut water, etc for the fridge and was able to save money there. I took Uber twice a day or more to and from this hotel. Uber Pool pickup was extremely fast and affordable. Desk staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was not bad at all. The waffle maker was a nice touch in which you were able to make your own waffles. They also had a glass, mini-cooler with yogurts, etc in it which was nice. There were plenty of utensils and condiments each morning. Like I said, overall I can't complain. I had a nice stay.

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. I was here on a 5-day business trip. After the first day, I had to run to the Walgreens to grab some Ajax and a sponge. Unfortunately, my shower hadn't been cleaned prior to renting the room to me. The shower was disgustingly slimy. I simply could not bear it. The bedspread had marks on it as if it should have been cleaned before remaking the bed. As far as I could tell, the fitted/top sheets were clean. The toilet, sink, mini-fridge, and the room overall was clean. The mini-fridge was an added bonus for me because instead of eating out so much I got a fruit salad tray and coconut water, etc for the fridge and was able to save money there. I took Uber twice a day or more to and from this hotel. Uber Pool pickup was extremely fast and affordable. Desk staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was not bad at all. The waffle maker was a nice touch in which you were able to make your own waffles. They also had a glass, mini-cooler with yogurts, etc in it which was nice. There were plenty of utensils and condiments each morning. Like I said, overall I can't complain. I had a nice stay.

The condition of the facilities is improved over an earlier visit but the staff needs a service upgrade. When checking in I found someone else's leftovers in the refrigerator. I asked the desk to remove it while I was at dinner, when I returned I found my door not fully closed. The TV didn't work and the front desk didn't know what to do. The following day my trash wasn't emptied.

Front desk staff was thorough and polite, and the breakfast room staff (br.-room was small) was visible the whole time cleaning and restocking. The tub in our room needed better scrubbing, and a sheet on my companion's bed had a weird stain she was glad she didn't notice until after she woke up. Hotel public space is open (few spots for creepy folks to hide). Neighborhood is mixed student and middle/high income residents with shops and restaurants on the main street. Safe-feeling for us and our young teen girl scout troop.

Nice stay not so far from city center, close to the subway station

We stayed 13 nights. The first week we relied on MBTA for transportation to downtown and the closer-in attractions. We rented a car for the last 6 days, for outlying places like Salem, Plymouth, Lexington, and Concord. This worked out well. We chose this hotel (a motel, really) for its low rates and proximity to an MBTA subway stop. It turns out there are stops on 3 different Green lines (B, C, and D) within about a 10-minute walk. We were quite happy with the motel overall.

Hotel was great for an overnight stay or longer. The complementary breakfast was very good with lots of healthy choices. Staff was very helpful and polite. Room was clean and comfortable with a refrigerator and micro-wave oven. Free parking was an added bonus. Hotel location was in a nice, safe residential, city location. There are plenty of food choices within walking distance as well as a Whole Foods and lots of convenience/neighborhood type stores. Good public transportation was also within walking distance.

We stayed here during a brief trip to visit prospective universities. The hotel was a great value for the price, in an enjoyable neighborhood, easy to access, and service was responsive.

We stayed in the hotel for one night. The room and the breakfast were good but we ran into an unexpected problem right after our arrival. We were kept waiting in the lobby for a long time because the machine preparing room keys did not work and the key was not ready. Finally we had realized that the people at front desk should have their own keys, so we asked somebody to go with us to the room and let us in. This suggestion was accepted by the staff. A key was never given to us but the staff was readily available for a trip to our room whenever we had to enter. I would expect any hotel to have a backup solution for such situations.

Convenient location and well priced. I would highly recommend this hotel for the price. Thank you!

Staying here was great. Made the trip great! Thank you!

Overpriced for what it is and the facility is outdated.

Hotel was at a good location for our trip's purpose. However, we had reserved a suite and it was not available due to a "pipe" issue; therefore, we were given a smaller room and it was a little small for three adults and a roll away bed. Hotel was clean and staff was very helpful with directions and eating recommendations. Continental breakfast had a variety of selections and a plentiful supply. Close to the subway. Would stay at this hotel again.

Very pleasant staff, clean room, and good value. If we take another college tour to Boston we will stay there again

Our family of four took a trip to Boston; rather than pay the high price tags associated with the hotels downtown, we stayed about 15 minutes farther out in the Brighton neighborhood, near Boston College and Boston University. This proved to be a great location for us, as we were close to colleges one daughter was interested in seeing, we had a quiet, calm escape from the city after a full day of sightseeing, and we had easy public access to the subway into the downtown area. The room itself is pretty average, but ours was wider than is typical, giving us more room to spread out. The bathroom was small and a bit outdated, but not bad. Two technical complaints; our room key cards never, ever worked on the first try--every time we wanted to enter our room we had to return to the front desk to have them rekey our cards or issue us new cards. And our door wouldn't latch properly; when you thought it was closed, it could easily be pushed open by a strong wind. You really had to slam it to make it catch. And...I can't find the original description, but I'm pretty sure the motel claimed to have a gym or fitness center--this was important to us, and I'm pretty sure I would have selected a motel offering this option. There is no gym on site; instead, they have access to one that is two or three blocks down the road. And it's not free, it's just discounted. To me, that's dishonest. Despite these dissapointments, I'd still recommend the place because it is an affordable alternative to staying in a hotel costing twice as much. The staff was also very nice--we dealt with front desk, housekeeping, and maintenance. Oh, and parking is free, as opposed to hotels downtown that may charge you an additional $30 per day.

nothing is fancy! clean room, great location, friendly staff. Breakfast was decent..

1650 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Cleveland Circle within 2 miles (3 km) of Boston College, Hotel Boston is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Boston University. This 74-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Boston, it's also close to Fenway Park and Harvard Square.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All 74 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.


Property features

Hotel Boston features free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for USD 20.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out and free newspapers.

Room options

One Queen Bed, Handicap Accessible, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Hotel Boston

Everyone (10) Couples (15) Business (6) Family (13) Other (3) Friends (5)
3

good hotel for a boston quick visit

Everyone

Overall, a good experience, but not a hotel to stay for longer than 2 or 3 days. Friendly staff.

By on Dec 29, 2016

4
Everyone

There was some stains on the sheet, And a lot of dirt blown under the door. And the heater was Nosey

By on Dec 1, 2016

4

great place, great location

Everyone

Located in Brighton (a very cool and over looked section of Boston), a short drive (up to 2 miles) to many great pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. It's only a couple miles to Fenway and about a 15 minute drive to downtown Boston. It's a motel, not a hotel, but it is very clean and comfy. Not sketchy or typical motel-like at all. Though the decor and furniture is updated, the bathroom wasn't really. My only complaints were that the air conditioner is pre-set so it wouldn't go below 65 and the room was quite hot (78°) when we arrived and that it is $20/night to park your car (that wasn't listed when we booked). Staff were great. Best price for the area. Great location (we love Brighton area). Would definitely stay again.

By , from Meriden, CT on Nov 21, 2016

3

way too much $ for what you get!

Everyone

Loud, no sound proofing, between floors or outdoors. Old. Not very clean. The bed was comfortable. That is the one positive thing I can say.

By on Nov 21, 2016

4
Everyone

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. I was here on a 5-day business trip. After the first day, I had to run to the Walgreens to grab some Ajax and a sponge. Unfortunately, my shower hadn't been cleaned prior to renting the room to me. The shower was disgustingly slimy. I simply could not bear it. The bedspread had marks on it as if it should have been cleaned before remaking the bed. As far as I could tell, the fitted/top sheets were clean. The toilet, sink, mini-fridge, and the room overall was clean. The mini-fridge was an added bonus for me because instead of eating out so much I got a fruit salad tray and coconut water, etc for the fridge and was able to save money there. I took Uber twice a day or more to and from this hotel. Uber Pool pickup was extremely fast and affordable. Desk staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was not bad at all. The waffle maker was a nice touch in which you were able to make your own waffles. They also had a glass, mini-cooler with yogurts, etc in it which was nice. There were plenty of utensils and condiments each morning. Like I said, overall I can't complain. I had a nice stay.

By , from Los Angeles, CA on Sep 1, 2016

3
Everyone

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. I was here on a 5-day business trip. After the first day, I had to run to the Walgreens to grab some Ajax and a sponge. Unfortunately, my shower hadn't been cleaned prior to renting the room to me. The shower was disgustingly slimy. I simply could not bear it. The bedspread had marks on it as if it should have been cleaned before remaking the bed. As far as I could tell, the fitted/top sheets were clean. The toilet, sink, mini-fridge, and the room overall was clean. The mini-fridge was an added bonus for me because instead of eating out so much I got a fruit salad tray and coconut water, etc for the fridge and was able to save money there. I took Uber twice a day or more to and from this hotel. Uber Pool pickup was extremely fast and affordable. Desk staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was not bad at all. The waffle maker was a nice touch in which you were able to make your own waffles. They also had a glass, mini-cooler with yogurts, etc in it which was nice. There were plenty of utensils and condiments each morning. Like I said, overall I can't complain. I had a nice stay.

By , from Los Angeles, CA on Sep 1, 2016

3

improved facilities but more focus on details

Everyone

The condition of the facilities is improved over an earlier visit but the staff needs a service upgrade. When checking in I found someone else's leftovers in the refrigerator. I asked the desk to remove it while I was at dinner, when I returned I found my door not fully closed. The TV didn't work and the front desk didn't know what to do. The following day my trash wasn't emptied.

By on Aug 31, 2016

4

right on public transportation. safe neighborhood.

Everyone

Front desk staff was thorough and polite, and the breakfast room staff (br.-room was small) was visible the whole time cleaning and restocking. The tub in our room needed better scrubbing, and a sheet on my companion's bed had a weird stain she was glad she didn't notice until after she woke up. Hotel public space is open (few spots for creepy folks to hide). Neighborhood is mixed student and middle/high income residents with shops and restaurants on the main street. Safe-feeling for us and our young teen girl scout troop.

By , from New Hampshire on Aug 2, 2016

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice stay not so far from city center, close to the subway station

By , from Milano, Italy on Jul 28, 2016

4

nice motel with good access to boston and vicinity

Everyone

We stayed 13 nights. The first week we relied on MBTA for transportation to downtown and the closer-in attractions. We rented a car for the last 6 days, for outlying places like Salem, Plymouth, Lexington, and Concord. This worked out well. We chose this hotel (a motel, really) for its low rates and proximity to an MBTA subway stop. It turns out there are stops on 3 different Green lines (B, C, and D) within about a 10-minute walk. We were quite happy with the motel overall.

By , from Oregon on Jul 25, 2016