This was an affordable alternative when we were trying to find hotels in Boston during an expensive time of year. Nicer hotels in Boston were running $300/night and higher for the lower end ones, and we got this one for $180/night. It is not in Boston itself, but about 7 miles outside in Medford - not too far away and accessible by the T line.
The hotel has been really nicely decorated. Lobby is gorgeous and modern. We walked into our room and were really pleased with the amount of space they had - basically two rooms with a nice large sectional sofa to sit on while you watch the big screen flat-panel tv's mounted on the walls. We were also pleased by the complimentary breakfast bar the next morning; though basic, it had almost everything you really needed.
Beds were comfortable, but I do feel like I have to mention one unpleasant thing that happened. If you have been travelling much lately, you probably know that bedbugs have made a comeback in the hotel industry and are rampant again, particularly in bigger cities with a lot of international travelers. They crawl into suitcases and travel easily from hotel to hotel, and are not being killed anymore by the pesticides that were being used at one time like DDT. They have become a big problem in the hotel industry again, and I had a very unpleasant experience with them 2 years ago in a hotel which is why I am now familiar with them.
At any rate, at the Hyatt Place medford, I was bitten during the first night by what I believe to be one (singular) bedbug - I had one line of bites down my shoulder that were exactly like what I had gotten before. That was the bad thing; the good thing was that the hotel handled this problem immediately - the hotel manager and housekeeping manager both came to my room and immediately stripped the bed and did a thorough search to find any signs of them (they were both well-versed in problem). They did not find anything at all, and the mattresses and everything in the room were new since they had just remodeled. So they immediately relocated me to another room, and I stayed there for 3 more nights without any other incidents.
So, though not happy with the bedbug incident, I was happy in how they handled the problem (although a bit disappointed that they didn't at least offer to discount or comp my room for one night - they probably would have if I had demanded it or been more outraged, but I am not that type of person). I would imagine that other room has been fumigated by now.
That is it; a bit disappointed that this was not very close to Boston and it was not that convenient to get into town, but on the other hand the price made it affordable at least, and you could get into town with a little effort.
Posting pics of the room, as I thought it was really nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near downtown Boston and only eight miles from Logan International Airport, Hyatt Place Boston/Medford is the ideal choice for casual travelers visiting Bean Town. Our beautifully designed accommodations and travel enhancing amenities create a seamless experience, so you have the simple essentials on your own time. Enjoy modern conveniences and up-close access to our vibrant city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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