We spent a while looking at various types of accommodation in Boston, and we went for the Grand Studio (number 8) at the Boston Christopher based on the location and that the hotels were mostly out of our price range.
The location is great, lovely part of Boston with picturesque brick town housed streets and some nice cafe's and restaurants nearby, only a short walk to the Prudential centre where you can get the subway practically anywhere.
The public areas of the Christopher are a bit tired, the carpet is worn and it needs redecorating. If you struggle with your luggage you should make sure you get a lower level floor, our room was up 3 flights of stairs and there is no lift. The rooftop terrace has excellent views of the skyline.
We loved the look of our grand studio apartment and we found the bed quite comfortable. Overall the apartment was well equipped and they give you enough towels and toiletries for your stay. The staff are always available to call if you have any queries and they were very helpful.
The bathroom, however was a little dated and didn't match the decor of the rest of the apartment, it really needed updating.
The whole apartment needed a really good clean. We found quite a lot of hair on the floor in the bathroom and studio that wasn't ours which was a bit unpleasant, and not something you would expect when paying quite a high price for an apartment. The kettle had rust inside, and we had to wash everything properly before use.
The other thing, as mentioned below, is the noise. We had 3 days in Boston, so we were out all the days we were in the city, just coming back to relax, get changed and then come back to sleep in the evening. So, for us, having arrived jetlagged, the sleep was important.
Our fridge was incredibly noisy. Every time it turned itself on to cool down in the night it woke me up, and you can hear the pipes when other people are having showers or flushing the toilet. We didn't hear much noise from people talking in other rooms but we may have had quiet neighbours. Given that we spent all day out and about and were sleeping badly, we were shattered when we left Boston!
Overall, we would definitely return to the Back Bay/South End area, but would look elsewhere for accommodation.
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