I needed a simple and economical option to stay with my gf for a wedding in Boston over Presidents Day weekend. I found Hotel 140 through Hotels.com and thought it looked pretty good and had a great rate.
Of course there was a huge snow storm hitting the NE the day we were originally supposed to check-in, so I had to change my check in date to the following day. STEVE at the front desk was very friendly and super helpful..he changed my date and waved the fee it would have cost me because I was past the cancellation point.
The room was very clean, though a little small even for a boutique place. The bed was really comfortable, and the bathroom had awesome water pressure in the shower and sink. The only criticisms I have is that the tv was a little funky with it's reception and channels, and the heating unit was making this annoying ticking noise the last night - but after fiddling with the thermostat a for a minute I got it to stop. The thermostat is manual which I thought was weird, but just being nitpicky. If you have 2 people and are staying more than 2-3 nights, it might be a little tight as the drawer and hanging space is pretty limited.
Another issue was that the noise outside on the street was a little loud even on the 7th floor, though that is not the hotels fault. As I said, there were snow storms and the office building across the street had guys on the sidewalks with machines clearing out the snow. They should maybe look into more sound proof windows.
The people who complain about the furniture quality or size of the rooms or sink space in the bathroom, are obviously unaware of the concept of boutique hotels. You are staying steps away from one of the most central touristy/expensive spots in Boston for such a great price. If you want oversized rooms and bathrooms then go stay at the Hilton back bay for $250 a night. This place was a great value and I will keep it in mind if I ever need a good spot to stay for another short period in Beantown. If I could it would get a 3.5. In closing: nice stay, and Steve is awesome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel 140. As a charming and intimate boutique residence, we offer a surprisingly affordable pied-a-terre in a neighborhood known for its pricey hotels. Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, we’re a stylish newcomer in the heart of one of the country’s oldest and most captivating cities. Housed within a historic landmark building on Clarendon Street, our beautiful boutique hotel delights arriving guests with its graceful neoclassical architecture, contemporary services and amenities, and easy access to Back Bay Station. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our exquisite building was constructed in 1929 as the home for the oldest YWCA in the country. We continue to enchant with distinguishing design touches like our bright, bustling two-story lobby, terrazzo floors, arched windows and tufted sofas and wingback chairs. And with immediate neighbors the Lyric Stage Theater Company and Viga Eatery, we ensure that you will always be entertained and well fed. ... more less
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