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Charlesmark Hotel
Ranked #64 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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“Excellent!!!”
Reviewed 16 August 2005

Had a great stay at the Charlesmark Hotel... friendly staff, free breakfast, ideal location, modern rooms. I was impressed by the uniqueness of the small, hidden hotel in the such a posh, touristy neighborhood. Good deal, I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 2 August 2005

This was our first trip to Boston and had booked this hotel on the strength of the great reviews. It is in a great location, across from Copley Square and handy for the Charles river. The rooms are small but well equipped and look to have been recently refurbished. The friends with us had stayed elsewhere before but rated this hotel above other more expensive hotels. One bonus is that a basic but good breakfast is included, and tea, coffee & water are available all day in the lounge.

  • Stayed July 2005
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2005

This hotel was superb. Really enjoyed the little touches (guidebook to borrow, breakfast, entertainment system, newspaper clippings in the lobby). The entrance hall was being developed, but looked like it would be up to the standard of the rest of the hotel when it was finished. The staff were friendly and helpful (except the receptionist on at 5:30am who did bring the tone of the hotel down a bit - just don't check out then).

The only small problem was trying to find the hotel in the beginning - we walked past it twice!

  • Stayed July 2005
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Paris, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2005

Rooms are very small but a greal value. Located across the street from the Library and a subway stop. One block from Newbury street and 2 blocks to Legal Seafood and Copley shopping mall. We were there 2 nights and it was quiet, clean and nicely equipped. Even a free guidebook to use and return in the room.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 23 July 2005

I avoid huge, impersonal hotels with huge, unconscionable room rates. The Charlesmark is a small boutique hotel off Copley Square in Boston, Mass. We had a wonderful experience over Independence Day weekend. Great view in R. 601, of the park and the historic Boston Library. (Go there: John Adams personal library in Rare Books and a beautiful courtyard). Also see USS Constitution, Old State House, JFK Library, John Adams Historic site in Quincy (subway), walk Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, Freedom Trail.
Lots of good restaurants with outdoor seating, and plenty of shops nearby.
The staff is very helpful. I had a fractured foot, so they suggested the all-day trolley in lieu of the Freedom Trail. They gave me a surprise treat for my July 4 birthday. They were great with subway directions, and restaurant suggestions. It doesn't stop there. When I left my cell phone charger, they mailed it to me free of charge.
One suggestion: To avoid a room mix-up, after you choose and book a room over the phone, ask them to make a notation: "Do not move" or "Keep room-wants view"

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Reviewed 4 July 2005

I stayed in Charlesmark for 2 nights in May. I booked this hotel due to the reviews on tripadvisor and I was very impressed. The hotel was in an excellent location, the staff were more than helpful, the rooms were lovely and modern with lots of added extras, ie the stereo and guide books were a nice touch. The only negative side (if you could call it that) is that there was refurbishments going on downstairs, however this didn't disturb our holiday as there was no noise and it was kept very tidy. Overall excellent!

  • Stayed April 2005
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Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 21 June 2005

Our weekend stay in Boston was terrific! The city was truely wonderful, and we got to see it all based out of our hotel room at the Charlesmark. From the moment we opened the door to our room, I was impressed. Soft classical music played in the room upon arrival, a nice welcome to a relaxing yet exciting weekend. The room was very comfortable, clean, quiet and well-designed. Cozy bed too, a plus for couples!

The small hotel perks were not lost on us... hotel service was personalized and unique, nice to stay some place where the staff remembers your name!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Additional Information about Charlesmark Hotel

Property: Charlesmark Hotel
Address: 655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Boston
#46 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Charlesmark Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood. ... more   less 
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