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“Very Bad Experience”
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The Midtown Hotel
Ranked #63 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Germany
1 review
“Very Bad Experience”
Reviewed 29 October 2009

Filthy rooms, non-working toilets, non-working telephones, unfriendly staff are few words that can be used for describing this hotel. I bet if someone who has already stayed in this hotel will ever go again. If you want to have a nightmare, then choose this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

Not a 5 star but if you're looking for a place to leave your stuff and just sleep, this is worth it. Parking is extra, but negotiable. I couldn't get free, but I did get a discount. Leave your car and walk across to the subway. easiest way to get downtown. Mall within walking distance. No lounge, no food, but breakfast is a short walk and pubs are near the mall. Had a great Martini at the Sheraton. Must see while in Boston - The Liberty Hotel. Was once a prison - now an upscale hotel. The bar has interesting mixes and the lower level restaurant is superb!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

Midtown Hotel is very centrally located and easy to find and just a couple of minutes form the T-line. The rooms are really large considering the price and our room was clean with comfortable beds. However, the small window in our room didn't shut properly and there were no safe storage areas within the room (ie wardrobe safe etc) meaning we carried passports etc around at all times. Lot of noise from other rooms, not very good sound proofing, you could clearly hear people talking in the next room and if they flushed their toilet in the night it was loud enough to wake us up. The air conditioning/heating didn't appear to work either. Rooms were quite dark and as mentioned the whole hotel looked like it was in need of decoaration - our room looked like it hadn't been decorated for a good few years. All in all, a good price for a great location but very basic.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2009

Good facilities in a central location (Boston Common 10-15 minutes walk) and only 2 minutes to the Subway (Green Line). Whole hotel is in need of a bit of a refurbishment, and it's very busy - we had the misfortune to check-in as a bus-load of package travellers were arriving. But the staff are helpful, the rooms basic but clean and the location is good at that price.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

never ever go to this hotel it is the worst one i have ever stayed at. It smells - badly. Room basic and clean - just. Mattress sags so you dont get a good nights sleep. When I booked this i knew it was going to be basic but not this basic.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2009

Close to the Symphony station on the green line. This hotel was great value and in a super location. We paid USD 99 per night for a double room. Prudential tower just over the road. Loads of great restaurants nearby. Ten minute walk to Copley Square. Would stay here again if I returned to Boston.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2009

Location can't be beat. Three blocks from Northeastern Univ and near the Prudential Center. Hotel reminds me of a budget motel. Inside decor very outdated. Our room was big, but tired looking. Bathroom was okay, no problems. Got a good deal of $99 a night, so it was okay. Other hotels much higher, as it is move in week for Northeastern. Parking $18. Stayed two nights. When we left the first day to go sightseeing, I had left a sock in the middle of the room, not realizing. When we came back the room was cleaned, but the sock was still there. Strange.

Would only go back if I couldn't find a good deal on one of the other hotels in Boston.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Midtown Hotel
Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4703
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Family Hotel in Boston
#59 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Midtown Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in downtown Boston, The Midtown Hotel blends comfort and convenience with affordability. This moderately priced hotel, nestled in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Just steps away from The Prudential Center, Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center this downtown hotel is near three subway stops on both the green and orange lines. Nearby Fenway Park, The Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the elegant restaurants and boutique shops of Newbury Street make Boston an exciting city to visit and The Midtown Hotel the place to stay. ... more   less 
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