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Boston Park PLaza

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Boston Park PLaza

Hi All,

There are very mixed reviews for the Boston Park Plaza.We are able to get a very good deal to stay in July when everywhere is quite expensive.

We are a couple in our later 30's/early 40's and we do like older hotels with more character. When we went to Boston 2 years ago we stayed in the Parker House which we loved (again has some mixed reviews) - we quite like the faded grandeur as long as the room is clean and the bed is comfortable which it was at the Parker House.

Knowing we like older hotels do you think the Boston Park Plaza will be fine for people like us?

Thanks for your advice in advance

Sarah

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1. Re: Boston Park PLaza

My sister-in-law stayed there last summer (she was here for a conference) and was perfectly satisfied. Not fancy, but she said her room was clean.

The location is great. If the price is right, I'd go for it.

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The smallest rooms at the Park Plaza are really tiny, glorified broom closets, but I really have always liked this hotel, and I've stayed in it many times.

It is a "classic" hotel like the Parker House, and yeah, it's a little faded. But it has something few other big city hotels these days can offer: you can actually open your window and get fresh air if you wish!

I know the reviews are mixed, but I'd bet you'll have a good experience...unless you get their smallest room.

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Great location. I'd rather stay there than at an outskirts hotel with more amenities, but that's me...if you're happy with the rate and not super super fussy about room size, then it might be worth it to you. If you're very fussy and want the perfect room, you might want to keep looking. The location is super convenient.

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Agree with Queenslace. The Park Square neighborhood has restaurants, cafés and shops just steps out the door. The Park Square Building, just across Arlington Street is an older office building with a public arcade on the lobby level. It's a great shortcut between Arlington and Berkeley Streets. And in a few minutes you're at Newbury Street, the Public Garden and restaurants in the Transportation building. It has a faded grandeur but I've always has a soft spot for it myself.

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Oddly enough, I found myself there Friday night visiting friends from out of town. I kept commenting on how the hotel was very modern and hip but that it still maintained that character and charm from many many years ago. I'd give it a go.

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Thanks everyone - I have booked this morning - went for a deluxe room (was only £9 per night extra) so hopefully that will be a little bigger.

The only place I "have" to get to is the TD Banknorth stadium which is near to North Station so should be easy to get to on the T from Arlington - am I right?

Believe it or not flying all the way from the UK to see George Michael! but having a holiday as well - going to Cape Cod for a week first then back to Boston for 3 nights - so perhaps I wasn't so daft!!!

Thanks again

Sarah

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Sarah,

Getting from Arlington Street to North Station is a breeze....well, sort of.

Can I safely assume that the Arlington Street entrance is still closed due to construction? If so, you'll need to walk to Berkeley Street to get into the T. As I mentioned earlier, there's a great shopping arcade in the Park Square Building.

Anyhoo, hop on an inbound Green Line train. The trains will have an end destination of Government Center or Lechmere. Hop on the Lechmere train and get off at North Station. Follow the signs to the TD BankNorth Garden. When leaving, any outbound Green Line Train will get you to the Arlington stop.

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Sarah,

At check-in ask the clerk if the hotel has anything available on their upper level executive floors. Those rooms are newer and the executive suites are very very nice if you can land one of those.

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