During a visit to Boston Children's, we chose to stay at the Inn at Longwood Medical for two reasons:
1) location - it's literally next door to the hospital
2) recommendation - the cardiac unit a BCH recommends it
Overall, our stay was adequate - the room was clean (thanks to a bizarrely persistent cleaning staff), the desk staff friendly and helpful. However, our room had a couple of issues.
The lesser was a bathroom with no visible means of ventilation. Not only did this mean turning the hotel room into a sauna after every shower - a cold sauna, which I'll address in my next point - but it also made for an unfortunate odor, given that we were traveling with a 2-year-old.
The greater complaint was that the room was drafty and cold. At some point, the windows had been screwed shut, but weren't fully closed when that happened. Not only could we hear every street noise outside our sixth floor room, but I could feel drafts when the wind picked up. We could somewhat remedy this by turning on the heater, but that led to a situation where it was sweltering hot inside to room, cold by the window, and the heater wouldn't shut off (because it was by the window).
Plus, sauna from the shower.
Talking to other guests, it seems that this is only our room; other guests did not have this issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This full-service hotel is walking distance to key area attractions such as the Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's, Dana Farber, and Harvard Medical School, Boston University, Colleges of the Fenway Northeastern Univeristy and Boston College. Easy access on the Green Line of the MBTA public transportation. Concierge service for Historic Tours of Boston and tickets to major events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Boston - The Inn At Longwood Medical Hotel Boston
- Best Western Boston
- Boston Best Western