Stayed in Boston over the Easter weekend, and chose this hotel because it seemed to be in a good location, and the price then was very good (Further research told me we paid close to half the "full-season" rate, so we got a great deal! If we had traveled during peak-times, we would probably have had to stay outside the city and commute.) I am 100% pleased with this hotel!
The location is great, literally around the corner from Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market. We walked to North End twice, and it was maybe 10-15 minutes, tops. We could also walk to Boston Common (also maybe 10-15 minutes) but there is also a T stop right in front of the hotel, so no matter where we wanted to go, it was easily accessible. There is no breakfast or restaurant at the hotel, but that was absolutely no problem, because they serve coffee and tea 24 hours in the lobby, and there's a Starbucks, a Dunkin Donuts and a few other breakfast places on the same street.
There is no parking at the hotel itself, but they have an agreement with a nearby parking (75 State Street) where you save 10% if the hotel stamps your parking stub, so that was also a plus for this hotel. (And the parking is also superb. They have car assistance on site, so they gave me a car jump when my battery was dead from silly me leaving a light on inside over the weekend...) Very very happy with the parking arrangement.
Front desk personnel were awesome as well. Very friendly and attentive. There is free wifi in the hotel, and when I had trouble connecting (a setting on my computer was causing trouble, apparently they see it often) the girl at the front desk promptly and efficiently fixed it for me. They also have computers in the lobby which can be used by guests. The entire lobby looked very modern and inviting, too.
The room was very clean and comfortable, though the mattress was a bit too soft for my taste. It is important to note we had an atrium room, so no outside window. It was not a big deal for us, because we spent most of our time outside anyway, but it was confusing figuring out the time, as we didn't see outside light much. The room was super quiet, we never heard anything, except the one morning we stayed in and heard the housecleaning in the next room. The bathroom was nice and clean. Very big shower, and there was very adequate water pressure too! I am very picky with showers and water pressure (there's almost never any!) but this was a very normal-pressured shower!
I am extremely satisfied with this hotel, and would return here if I return to Boston.
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