I'm resident here at the moment. After trekking up and down every damn floor for a vending machine that had water in it. There is water in the room, oh yes at $5 a pop, it's $2.50 in the vending machine, I tried seven before I found one with water in. The location is great if you like a view of an airport, it's actually a really good view if you like runways. I have a cracking view of them all taking off and landing. They actually supply you with earplugs (I've yet to work out if these are complimentary...oh actually according to the card they are...but probably doesn't include sales tax). Jamie wanted a coke, but after doing the nine floor shuffle I was unable to find a vending machine that actually took dollar bills.
The room itself is no different to the previous six we've stayed at in Holiday Inn's. It doesn't have a fridge, it doesn't have a safe, I've yet to check if it has running water but expect there to be some sort of metering device on it.
This room was booked with free 'wi-fi', the wi-fi will cost you $12.95 plus tax, at an appalling speed and very limited bandwidth cap, you can pay $19.95 plus tax for a 'premium version' which I'm sure is equally awful.
Then the car parking. I thought San Francisco was pricey, but at least that was at the top of a hill in the centre of town, this one will cost you $37 a day and is in the end of nowhere next to a taxi parking lot.
Location, well, it is right next to the airport, and I mean if it had a balcony it would need air traffic clearance. You need to take a taxi into town or the water taxi. If it's a nice evening then take the water taxi, it does have great views. It does finish at ten though so you need to get a normal taxi back which will cost you another $20.
If you get a room on the harbour side you are in luck as you will get good views.
Sorry, I've never been so disappointed in a hotel in my life since I stayed in a very dodgy B&B in Hammersmith about twenty years ago. We've spent the last two weeks travelling from Los Angeles to New York, I was going to leave all the hotel reviews until I got back, but I was just so irate about this one.
I've got one more night to stay, but tempted just to check out tomorrow and go somewhere else and lose the money.
Sorry all we want really is wi-fi that doesn't cost more than a months line rental and a bottle of water. I do not require baby shampoo, bath soap, coffee condiment kit, coffee cups, coffee package (decaf/regular), comb, cotton balls, Deodorant, hair brush, hair spray, hand lotion, hand soap, laundry bag, lint mitt, make-up remover wipes, mouthwash, nail polish remover wipes, razor, sanitary products, sewing kit, shampoo, shaving cream, shoe horn, shoe mitt, shower cap, shower gel, slippers, tea package, toothbrush, vanity kit, wine opener, woolite (what on earth is that?), all of which you offer complimentary...
It's also nice to see that you will loan me a yoga mat....I can sit on that and pray for a wi-fi signal.
Incidentally we ended up using a roaming data connection, even with it's outrages fee's it was still cheaper than this hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern glass lighthouse compliments the Boston Harbor setting, seven minutes by water transportation to the heart of Boston. Elegant touches, superb facilities and all the amenities complete the picture, tying in the stately flair and nautical theme. This hotel boasts unparalleled views of the city Skyline, and sits right along the banks of Boston Harbor. ... more less
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