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Hyatt Place Boston/Medford
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Medford
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed 11 February 2008

We enjoyed our weekend stay at the Hyatt Place in Medford Mass. The newly redecorated suite was huge with a 40 or 50 inch flat screen high def. TV. The weekend rates are low for a hotel this close to downtown Boston. And the included breakfast was nice. The only negative is the traffic noise but it's not loud. Rooms with a low number are more distant from I 93.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2008

We got a great rate on hotwire (3 star-medford/somerville) and the hotel was awesome. Super nice staff, large beautiful rooms, 42 inch flat screen HD TV, sectional sofa, fridge, etc....

We stayed there for a night out in Boston. They have free parking and a free shuttle to the T until 9PM. We took a cab back for $25 from downtown. It was much cheaper than the downtown hotels where you have to pay high rates + $40 bucks a day for parking.

  • Stayed January 2008
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Reviewed 1 January 2008

We booked the Hyatt Place in Medford (formerly Amerisuites) because we were visiting relatives for the holidays and it was less than 2 miles from their house.

Upon checking in, we had requested a non-smoking room, but the room they gave us reeked of cigarette smoke. We didn't have time to change rooms that minute because we were meeting people for dinner, but when we got back around 10:30pm, the staff gave us a new room in less than 5 minutes. That's what I call service.

This hotel has a very modern look to it from the lobby to the dishes they serve food on. The hotel room is what a college dorm room of the future would look like. The king-size bed was comfortable and had plenty of pillows. The toilet and shower are in a separate room next to the sink and dresser with plenty of towels. The closet is a little small, but there is also a living room type area (it is a suite after all) with a large couch, large leather ottoman, and night stand with an extra blanket tucked away. There is also a mini fridge, second sink (something of a wetbar) and mini coffee-maker. And the coup-de-gras, a 42 in. flat panel TV mounted to the wall with a swivel mount. It also has a connection panel to hook up other electronic devices like a laptop, camcorder, digital camera, etc. You also get a complimentary newspaper every morning.

The hotel offers front, back, and underground parking. I recommend the underground during the cold seasons because it has automatic garage doors, heating, ventilation, and elevator access to the hotel right in the middle of the lot.

The hotel lobby is well laid out with plenty of seating. Right in front there is a small snack bar, a regular bar, and to the right is a continental breakfast/self-service kitchen area. The self-service kitchen uses a touch screen to order your snacks/meals which you can charge to a credit card or your room. There is no room service but the
self-serve kitchen is open 24 hours a day.

Continental breakfast was ok. They serve muffins, toast, english muffins, milk, juice, cereal, coffee, tea, and fruit (omlettes are available for an extra price). By the time we got down there (around 8:30am), there was only toast and english muffins left and it was a bit crowded, so go early for the good stuff.

We did get an AMAZING deal through Priceline, but otherwise this hotel
is pretty pricey. If you can get a good deal, definitely book the Hyatt Place in Medford, MA.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Could keep continental breakfast better stocked
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2007

My family and I stayed at the Hyatt Place during the weekend of Nov 30 - December 2. I have stayed in a lot of "upscale" hotels and consider myself to be quite picky. Here are my observations:

1.) The rooms are wonderful, especially for families. While they are not "luxurious" like a Westin or Marriott, they are very modern, comfortable and spacious. Perks such as a big screen HDTV, refrigerator, full size sectional sofa, and separate sitting area make them a good value.

2.) The location is inconveneint unless you know your way around the area, or are willing to drive into Boston (be prepared to pay a premium for parking). This is not the hotel for you if you want to walk out the door and into the city center.

3.) The public facilities and service are acceptable. The hotel has a clean, modern ambience but the lobby and public areas are smaller than expected and can get crowded, especially at breakfast. The "gallery hosts" range from being indifferent to very helpful and friendly. The shuttle bus driver acted like he was being bothered. The heater in the pool wasn't working, so the kids couldn't enjoy the (small) pool (beware, no changing rooms in the pool area and no jacuzzi).

Bottom line: The hotel is very good for families on a budget, who don't mind a little inconvenience and don't expect a "Westin experience." Make sure you have a car or plenty of time to get into the city with public transportation (allow at least 30-40 minutes if you take the shuttle bus and subway system).

  • Liked — Very comfortable, new, spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Fort Myers FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2007

Stayed here on a business trip. This appears to be converted from some earlier building.

PROS; Clean, Sizeable Rooms, Great TVs-

CONS: The entire hotel is loud.. The windows don't shield much of the road noise- you can hear trucks all night long. The air conditioner's are wall units- not quite ones either. The mini fridge gurgled louder than normal.

It is not clearly marked where to park and the entrance to the location is difficult to find. If you pull into the garage below the hotel- you can't get inside without a key. This requires you to either drive out or take your luggage and walk out the door around the entire hotel to the front. This could easily be avoided.

There are some strange design choices- granite countertop yet cheap flimsy plastic toilet seat.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2007

I had a number of goldpassport points and booked this hotel for a recent vacation to Boston. This is a great little hotel that has been newly renovated. It is located in Medford Ma, just above Cambridge. We had a plesant stay but were a little annoyed at the fact that they did not offer a free airport shuttle (contrary to their website) and were not walking distance to the T stops. The hotel has a shuttle to the Davis St station (red line) and the wellington st station (orange line) however it stops running at 9pm and it's a $10 cab ride from the station to the hotel. The shuttle also does not have set times or a route and we often found ourselves waiting for 20-40min for the shuttle to arrive at the hotel and were told that it was out running errands. The hotel staff was great and the complimentary breakfast was wonderful. The rooms are quite large and exactly as pictured on the Hyatt place website.

All in all our stay was pleasant and we would probably stay here again....but ensure we had a car so we didn't have to deal with the shuttle.

Stayed October 2007
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Westminster, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2007

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.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms, nice TVs and good living space
  • Disliked — Had problem with a bedbug, but it was handled immediately
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hyatt Place Boston/Medford
Address: 116 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4609
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Medford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Medford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hyatt Place Boston/Medford 3*
Number of rooms: 157
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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