This was not my first time staying at this hotel. I stayed once in April 2012 and found that, though it's not the NICEST place, it was a fine for such a fair price compared to many other Boston hotels. A trip to a Red Sox game was the reason for my second stay. For $139, I thought that was the best price I could find without going broke over it. Out of curiosity on my way up to Boston, I read over the reviews and found them to be very mixed. I went in with the mentality that it was just a place to sleep and that maybe the reviewers were just being dramatic... But they weren't. Upon arrival, we found that the front desk workers who checked us in were very pleasant. We made our way up to the second floor on a very scary, rickety elevator. When we got off the elevator, the first thing we noticed was a man in pajamas laying on a couch watching TV in what appeared to be a "guest lounge". Very odd. After making a wrong turn, we happened on something even more peculiar. A wrong turn while searching for our room brought us to the wrong hallway where there was a baby in a baby carriage just sitting the hallway, outside a room with an open door which had multiple people inside and it was obvious from all of their belongings that they lived there. We ended up leaving the hotel for the game and came back later that night. We were in our room relaxing and at one point heard someone forcefully jiggling the handle of our door, which was a little bit unsettling. I was awoken in the middle of the night by loudness in the hallway and was unable to fall back to sleep. I ended up reading more and more reviews to figure out what was going on with this place. I found that many people had mentioned that it seemed like people were living there but no one really knew the whole story. After doing some research, I found this excerpt on the YMCA Boston website, just to clear it up: "FamilyAid Boston
Our Annual Fund also supports Travelers Aid Family Services for families who find themselves homeless and on the street, at police stations, or at hospitals in the middle of the night. Travelers Aid Family Services (TAFS) provides temporary emergency shelter, placing families into The Constitution Inn while they pursue longer-term solutions. Contact Steve Telesmanick for more information." All in all, our stay was less than mediocre. If you're looking for a bed and want to spend minimal money, then that is really all this place has to offer. I was very uncomfortable and felt unsafe at times. It's a sketchy place. Only perks were that the staff was friendly and the free shuttle was very convenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Constitution Inn offers the best hotel value in downtown Boston - great accommodations, great location, and a great low price! We are located in the famous Charlestown Navy Yard on the downtown Boston Waterfront, centrally located close to Boston’s great restaurants and lively pubs. We are just steps away from The USS Constitution, The North End, Faneuil Hall, TD Garden and many of Boston’s historic, cultural,and entertainment attractions. We share a building with the Charlestown YMCA. All guests are welcome to use their pool and fitness facility. Please check their website for daily hours of operation. The Constitution Inn is the perfect place to gather with family and friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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