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enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood
Ranked #23 of 84 Hotels in Boston
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

My wife and I wanted to go to Boston to celebrate her birthday and had never been there. We found this hotel through TripAdvisor and took the chance. Although the hotel is a bit out from everything, having the "T" (MBTA transit) stop out front was great. We did not rent a car and spent a week touring Boston with complete ease. Even going out to Salem and back.

Everything in the hotel appeared new and pristine. The room was great and never heard any noise from the hall or other rooms. In fact, being in a small hotel was so much nicer than in one of the large hotels with people wandering all over the place.

The hotel staff was very nice, professional, and pleasant. They went out of their way to help us any way they could. They recommended some fine restaurants and they also left bath salts, balloons, and cupcakes in our room on my wife's birthday. A nice personal touch.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

Thank you BlueCaddis for your review! We are thrilled that you liked the birthday surprise for your wife. When we know of a special occasion we try our best to help celebrate! We look forward to seeing you on your next adventure to Boston!

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

This is a relatively new hotel. Very clean. Super friendly staff. The location isn't the best especially if you're a woman traveling alone. I took the train to a nearby restaurant and was very uncomfortable walking in the area alone. If I were with friends, I wouldn't have been so uneasy. Lots of loitering in the area and vagrants asking for money.

Room Tip: I would choose something over near Brookline. Much safer area.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2013

Greetings SunscreenSally,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We appreciate that you took notice of our efforts to ensure exceptional cleanliness and helpfulness from our staff. The Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill neighborhoods are primarily young professionals and students which provides an upbeat atmosphere for guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Boston!

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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We decided to stay at enVision Hotel after a lot of researching online. We were so impressed! The hotel is very modern and the staff is so eager to help. We were going to a game at TD Garden; the front desk agent was so helpful about printing directions and explaining the best way to get there. The café had just what we needed to get our day started and you can’t complain about only paying $18 dollars a night for parking. When we come back to Boston we will definitely stay at enVision again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2013

Thank you GAP1966 for your review. We are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations on both quality and service. It's great that you were able to take advantage of our services such as valet parking and our café. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Boston!

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

The envision hotel is a good pick for those trying to get a decent room price and still have access to Boston's main attractions (the T stops in front of the hotel). The staff was efficient, the room was clean and comfortable. A minor downside was that the fridge was located right next to the bed and was very loud, but we managed to unplug it and this solved the issue. This hotel is a good pick and I recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thank you Phil A for your wonderful review. We are happy that you found us to be an affordable option while you toured our fantastic city! All of our staff members are here to help our guests, whether it is providing directions, restaurant recommendations or a helping hand! I’m very sorry to hear you were disturbed by the noise from the refrigerator. Our housekeeping supervisor will be going through each room to ensure the placement of the refrigerator is moved away from the bed. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Boston!

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

EnVision is a great boutique hotel with excellent, friendly staff. The front desk worker who checked us in (Andre, was his name I think) was very pleasant to work with and super accommodating. This hotel is great for the price, clean, and modern. The room we had was equipped with a fridge large enough to actually fit a few things in, as well as a microwave. It was also nice to have two complimentary bottles of water in our room.

The size of the room was quite sufficient, we had no complaints there. Pillows, mattress, etc were all comfortable. The only thing that was a bit of a downside to this hotel was a little bit of noise. It seemed like I could hear everyone coming and going from their rooms, and I was also able to hear the train and emergency vehicles quite often, since the hotel is near a hospital. However, I am also a light sleeper, so maybe this wouldn't bother others.

The location of the hotel worked just fine for us. There is a T stop about a 2 minute walk away, which is on the green line, and takes you right into the city center without any transfers. We also found it an easy ride to the airport with our luggage. Just one transfer on the subway and another transfer onto the airport line. As this location was not a problem for us, it is important to know that it is not located right inside the city center. You are about 30 minutes away from Government Center on the train. But the trains run fairly often, and as I mentioned earlier, the T stop is a very close walk.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thank you Stacie517 for your wonderful and detailed review of our hotel. There is no one better to provide insight than our guests so that we know what our strengths are and what areas need improvement. It’s great that you were able to take advantage of Boston’s public transportation as it is the most efficient way to maneuver the city. We’re happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time you come to Boston!

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

My friends and I went on a girls getaway, and when we pulled up to the hotel we were greeted by a very generous valet attended by the name Alex, he was so helpful and so kind! We thought this hotel was gorgeous specially how small it was! The rooms were immaculate, very roomy, bright, cozy and the beds were so comfy! The front desk were also extremely helpful and gave us so many tips on what to do and where to go. The location is prime as it's on a gorgeous street and steps away from the TC that brings you to fenway park and downtown. It was truly an amazing stay and can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

Thank you so much jpitoscia for your wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and are looking to come back again! On behalf of the staff we would like to thank you for recognizing their efforts. Please feel free to let me know when you will be returning!

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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Conveniently located, close to T Green lines D and E in nice clean area. What I liked the most was that they have a microwave and a fridge. I was able to make a breakfast and light supper there without having to eat out. If this matters to you, keep in mind they don't have any kitchen utensils/cutlery, so you'd have to either buy them in Boston or bring with yourself.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Lisa Marie C, General Manager at enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

Thank you idquest for your wonderful review. It's great that you were able to take advantage of Boston's public transportation that is conveniently located to the hotel. We also have Brew'ens cafe located on property to provide guests with a light breakfast, snacks, beverages and utensils. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Boston!

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Address: 81 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-4704
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Price Range: £85 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travelers seeking a unique hotel experience with a neighborhood charm, capture the perfect picture of your ideal stay and pay a visit to the gem that is enVision Hotel Boston, nestled just outside the heart of the city. Our 39 room boutique Boston hotel is settled in a residential neighborhood and has some room overlooking Olmstead Park. A perfect location if you are visiting any hospital in the Longwood Medical Area.enVision Hotel Boston- Modern in Design, traditional in service. ... more   less 
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