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Omni Parker House
Ranked #42 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Enderby, Canada
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Earl of Grindrod”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

The elegance of the lobby is enough to make me recommend this hotel. Then you add the excellent location two blocks from Boston Common, two blocks from the financial district and three blocks from the State House. All the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Omni Parker Hotel in School St. Boston is very dated. Poor staff service and very noisy, hot and over priced. The shower water pressure was very low and the bathroom was tiny. It was $250 per night and really very poor value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
We apologize that we did not meet your expectations and understand that the nature of our hotel isn't for everyone.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We couldn't have been more satisfied with the quality and location of the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston. The staff was wonderful and timely with whatever we requested. The hotel was within walking distance of everything we needed: train, convenience stores, banks, restaurants, and best of all the Freedom Trail and Boston Common! Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Stayed at the Omni Parker House for a business meeting. Conducted many conference calls from my room in addition to meetings within the historic confines of this grand old hotel. Service was outstanding. Especially liked the attention (signage) to maintaining a quiet environment in the evenings. Slept very well on my stay. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
We appreciated reading your positive comments, especially regarding our efforts to maintain a quiet and comfortable environment for our guests.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Recently, I stayed that the Omni hotel in downtown Boston. It was my first time visiting Boston and I researched many hotels in the area and this seemed like the perfect choice despite other reviews that it was too noisy and an older hotel.

Reasons why it was a great choice:

1. Staff - very friendly & accommodating

2. Room - it was a little on the small size and that's the only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. It served it's purpose because we were not in the hotel room very much....only to shower and sleep. It's vacation right.....explore and enjoy the city.

3. Location - Great! Basically across the street from the subway station and literally a short walk to Starbucks, bagel shop, Panera, Walgreens, and close to all the sites we wanted to see.

4. Restaurant/bar within the hotel - great staff, super friendly, and good conversation about the city and sights to see/things to do.

5. Price - no other hotel could beat the price and the location. Paid just under $240 a night during the Boston Marathon time. Great stay!

Absolutely would stay here again! Thanks Omni!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

love this kind of Hotel, its centrally located ,We learned that many writers and poets have stayed there over time. Rooms are very clean, the room my husband and I got was kind of in the small size but we loved it. The staff is great and extremely friendly and helpful. my daughter and her husband were there with us too and something went wrong with the bathroom, so the Hotel changed their room and it was a suite at no extra charge. I would stay there again and most definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I really like the decor and the cozy feeling. I stayed there for about 3 nights with my boyfriend, very quiet and clean. I believe they do offer a free buffet breakfast in their beautiful restaurant (for free if you stay there!!) but we went elsewhere for breakfast. My only pet peeve is there was no free wifi and for some reason the internet on my iphone wouldn't come in while I was in the hotel?! Very weird. If they offered free wifi I would of probably given 5 stars.

They're maids are friendly, speak English and don't talk outside guest rooms (which trust me is a big problem at some hotels)

They seem to have really good deals on certain days, I will go back in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for your comments and for giving us the opportunity to mention that if one joins our complimentary Select Guest loyalty program, then WiFi is free along with complimentary morning beverages delivered to your guestroom and other perks. Also, while we do offer buffet breakfast included with certain packages, our Art of Breakfast buffet is not complimentary.
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Property: Omni Parker House
Address: 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108-4109
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Boston
#31 Green Hotel in Boston
#32 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#33 Business Hotel in Boston
#33 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Parker House 4*
Number of rooms: 551
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located along the historic Freedom Trail in the heart of downtown Boston, the Omni Parker House has the perfect location from which to experience Boston. ... more   less 
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