I recently stayed at the Doubletree Boston/Bedford for nine nights on business. The hotel is on Middlesex Turnpike, but with recent road construction, your GPS might not quite guide you there. However, the change in the road is well marked, so it is not a big deal.
The lobby of the hotel is very well appointed and modern. The staff is very friendly and efficient. In addition, the small pizza restaurant (DeMarco's) is fantastic and one of the best assets of the hotel. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
The main restaurant in the hotel serves breakfast and dinner. For Gold and Diamond members, there is also an executive lounge for breakfast. I used both for breakfast, and prefer the executive lounge. The selections are about the same, but it is a quainter setting. The main restaurant is fine for breakfast, but the buffet items are identical every day, which can be tiring unless you order a la cart. The homemade vanilla yogurt is one of the best items on the buffet.
The rooms are a comfortable size, and the bathroom is roomy for a hotel. The furnishings are modern. The HVAC system does not allow a fan-only mode, which is something I use to drown out noise from the hallway. And I needed it this trip. Although not the fault of the hotel, I had very noisy neighbors that were up at all hours of the night, and any small noise or chatter they made could be heard just as if I was there with them. The front desk staff allowed me to change rooms, since the noisy neighbors would be there several nights. This was much appreciated. However, the hallway noise was still quite bothersome every night. There is just no way to drown out the noise.
My second room was identical to the first, but there was peeling paint in the bathroom. I can tell you that the hotel does maintain the rooms because there were several rooms being worked on during my stay, which included fresh paint.
The fitness center was nicely maintained and had a good variety of workout equipment. It is always staffed and the hotel does offer group fitness classes. I did not use the pool.
The business center has nice computers and functioning printers, which is a bonus. In addition, the internet connection speed in the rooms was very good.
Overall, the hotel was a nice place to hang my hat each night, but the noise prevented me from getting a good rest every night. If they could just allow the HVAC to be run in fan-only mode, it would help drown out the noise considerably.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a half-hour outside Boston, the hotel's rates and amenities make it a great family choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Hotel Boston
- Doubletree Bedford
- Bedford Doubletree