I would suggest anyone looking in this area stay elsewhere.
We stayed here 1 night due to an event 20 min south. We had a choice of this or Holiday Inn as those were the only 2 places I could find in the area.
Older woman and a man at front desk were very pleasant and welcoming when we arrived late in the evening. I commend them for not just grunting and treating us like a number, as so many front desk people do.
Price-$149 including all taxes was I guess a decent price in this day and age
There is no elevator so you drag your bags up a flight of stairs. My son and I are athletic so not a problem for us.
The room smells very smokey. I have almost no sense of smell, which everyone always teases me about. Even I was hit by the smell of smoke when we entered our nonsmoking room. Ironically, I had nightmares all night about being in a building that was on fire--don't have to be Freud to figure out why I dreamt that. Really awful smell.
Noisy Air Conditioner--without the Air con the room was really stuffy. With it on it was like a plane was taking off--so loud and annoying it made it hard to sleep. I alternated between getting up and turning it off and boiling, or getting up again and turning the Air con back on to the loud noise. The refrigerator in the room was also super noisy.
Filth- The bedroom was ok, not too bad. But the bathroom, as you sit on the join there is a large heating vent and there is a layer, a huge, fat layer of dust/filth. Does the housekeeper not see it? I was going to wipe if down before we left the next day, but instead I stuck a wad of tissues in it so housekeeping would obviously take note of it. After we left my son told me he took the tissues out in case someone turned on the heat he didn't want to burn down the place. So the filth remains--and I mean like a thick layer, maybe it had been dusted 5 years ago type of filth.
Breakfast--My son and I never complain about hotel breakfasts because we figure something is better than nothing. But this one was beyond horrible. After I grabbed some scrambled eggs I searched for salt, but couldn't find any. I soon found out why. I love my salt, but one bite into these eggs and it tasted like a whole salt shaker was dumped in there. I think they were from a box? not real eggs, and very, very, salty (and this is coming from a salt lover).
My son never fusses about breakfast either and he declared his waffles the worst he ever had in his life. He couldn't eat them and he's a hungry, non picky teenage boy.
I noticed when bfast ends, 10:30 on the dot, they put everything away. One woman came down at 10:32 and was baffled. I guess here when they say 10:30am they mean 10:30am so there's a tip if you do go, don't be a minute late. We were fine, but as I say, the food was beyond awful.
I realize for $149 I should not be picky, which is why I don't care the decor was pretty old and tired and the carpet felt like it was so thin you were walking on concrete.
But the filth and the strong smell of smoke make me never, ever want to go back there again. If I have to stay in this town again I'd try the other hotel next door, but they didn't get very good reviews either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Rockland is perfectly located between historic Boston and Cape Cod on Route 3, ideal for business & leisure travelers, a home away from home. Now Under New Ownership & Management. Newly Renovated Lobby, Public Areas, Fitness Center with Brand New Equipment & Serving Hot/Continental Breakfast, Flat Screen TVs. Our Hotel is minutes from the Braintree Red Line Subway Station, The Hanover Mall & Derby Street Mall are within 3 miles. Area attractions nearby include the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, JFK Library, Museum of Science and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of America's most famous shopping and dining experiences, Harbor Cruises & Whale Watching, Boston Plymouth Plantation, Boston National Historical Park, South Shore Plaza In Braintree, Wrentham Factory Shopping Outlet, Birth Place & Home of John Adams in Quincy. For that avid golfer, there are many golf clubs in the area such as Rockland Golf course, Pembroke Country Club and Scituate Country Club to name a few. Several malls, shops, restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the immediate vicinity. A perfect way to start your day is with our complimentary full hot breakfast with a choice of hot items, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including hot waffle flavors! Our hotel provides business travelers with conveniences like access to copy and fax services. Our Mayflower Meeting room accommodates up to 60 people ideal for meetings & conferences. We are in close proximity to Assinippi Industrial Park and Hingham Corporate Center. All spacious guest rooms include irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee makers and cable television. Microwaves and refrigerators are in some rooms. We are 100% Smoke Free & are in a continuous effort to be so. Harvard, Cambridge MIT, Stonehill College, Bridgewater State College, Milton Academy, are major educational area attractions. For an unforgettable adventure, book a stay at the BEST WESTERN Rockland today. General Hotel Information: Check-In: 3PM (15:00) Check-Out: 11AM (11:00) Hotel Ratings: AAA-2 Diamond Pet Policy: Pets not accepted. More> Guest Rooms: null Cable satellite television with HBO® AM/FM alarm clock Coffee/tea maker Microwave available More Area Information: 3.00 mile(s) from Derby Street Mall 7.00 mile(s) from John Adams Birthplace, President's birthplace and home 9.00 mile(s) from Nantasket Beach 11.00 mile(s) from South Shore Plaza, shopping mall 12.00 mile(s) from JFK Library, portrays life, leadership and legacy of President Kennedy More. ... more less
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