There were 6 of us traveling to Boston for a girls' weekend. It is a beautifully renovated factory. We had 2 rooms with 3 in each. The rooms were spacious, very clean and well laid out. With 3 of us it is very handy to have the sink outside the bathroom. The shower is very large with 2 shower heads that can work whether you are tall or short. There isn't a closet but a good sized armoire to hang clothes in and a fair number of drawers for clothes and other items. It is very handy to have a kitchen and eating bar.
Breakfast was good with a reasonable variety of items to chose from. Scrambled eggs, self-made waffles, breakfast meats, cereals, breads, hot oatmeal etc. Most of our visit was on the weekend so we didn't really get to take advantage of the evening reception as they don't have it on the weekends. We were only there one night it was offered and they weren't serving anything i could eat.
It would have been nice to have rooms right beside each other but there was only 1 room between us so still very handy. Not sure if we just had exceptionally noisy neighbors one night or the walls are not soundproof but some of us in both rooms were awoken with noise in the middle of the night. As well if you are unlucky enough to be there when the airport is using a particular runway it can be noisy starting early in the morning. It happened only 1 morning so the rest of the time it was very quiet.
There is a handy subway stop at the end of the block for easy access all over the city and out to the airport. If we had known how close the subway station really was we could have taken it into the city from the airport but we were getting in after dark and didn't want to figure out where we were. You don't have to take the subway as it is an easy walk to many places right from the hotel. A couple of us bought a 7 day subway pass which more than paid for itself in the 3.5 days we were in Boston.
Most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I wish i could remember the name of the front desk person who was working when we arrived as she was extremely helpful whenever she was on duty. We did have a bit of trouble on Sunday when the housekeeping staff didn't leave us any toilet paper. We asked the front desk to rectify that when we went out for the evening but when we got back hours later nothing had been done. As well we had called down earlier to the same front desk person asking for a cab to be ordered about an hour before we needed it. As we wanted a car for 6 we ordered it early to ensure they could accommodate us. It was evident when we went downstairs that she had called for it as soon as we were off the phone and a very irritated cab driver had been sitting waiting for us. She didn't bothered to call us and tell us it was there in spite of my request for her to call me back and confirm the cab had been ordered. It was someone else on the front desk when we got back and he was very apologetic and sent toilet paper up immediately. Other than these small glitches the staff were great.
We did a lot of research on where to stay and this hotel provided us with the space and convenient location we wanted for a reasonable price. I definitely recommend it if you want more room than a standard hotel room.
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- Located minutes from the financial district. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, our brand new extended stay Boston hotel will provide you with all you need. Spacious studio and one bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Free Internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. The new Residence Inn boasts a large cutting edge fitness center with exterior windows for strengthening your body and soul. At Residence Inn Boston Downtown Seaport, we will provide you with a great location just minutes from the Boston Convention Center, The Seaport World Trade Center, Boston's financial district, the NE Aquarium and minutes drive to historic Fenway Park ... more less
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