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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   280 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 (Formerly The Hotel at Boston Garden)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Winchester, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, for the amount of IHG points required for this stay, I did expect more. At the same time it is a Holiday Inn in DOWNTOWN Boston. There will be traffic, the bar scene and unfortunately, a homeless population. None of these things bothered me as I am familiar with traveling in cities and actually felt this location... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am trying to get over $800 refunded to my credit card for a stay that never happened. I booked the hotel several months in advance. However, I needed to cancel a few days later due to some family member changes. The manager advised that this was an advanced purchase and that they could not refund my money-even though i... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in horror holiday inn express on 280 friend st., Boston. 1 hour into our stay in room 511 the a/c is not working. We make the report to the front desk and they send 2 fans. 3 hours later we return and the temp in the room is still warm. This time we do a face to face visit... More

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Taunton, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night (Saturday-Sunday). We picked this hotel because we were able to get a friends & family rate of $90 for the night. Sad to say, but even $90 is too much to pay for this place. Location: Walking distance to Faneuil Hall, Boston Harbor, Freedom trail , etc. There is also a T-station... More

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GMJamieGleason, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear Sherryann33, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience through this descriptive review. It is always interesting to hear a guest's perspective on each aspect of the hotel from the location, to the hotel amenities, the lobby, and the room. We are sorry to hear that you would not return to our hotel, but we hope... More

Valdosta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here arriving from International flight for one night. Hotel Front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating for any need you had Outside of hotel did not look or feel very safe after dark but Was good location for walking to historical sites the next day and seemed very safe during the daytime. Subway was only a short walk... More

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GMJamieGleason, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear rrgeorgia , Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us. We are glad that our hotel was convenient for your trip, easily accessible to the subway, and you were able to enjoy the nearby historical attractions. Thank you for the nice comments about our staff, we will be sure to share this with them! More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the location maybe near to the station, but its a very dodgy neighbourhood with scary outspokenly rude looking homeless people at every corner you turn,and at evenings having tried to hang out in the area,it was a no no after my experience. The brown rug all over the hotel gives it this very dirty look,that you are not sure... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear dididope, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate our location prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as they allow us to identify areas that may benefit from additional attention. We have shared your comments with the staff... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We found a cockroach on the bedside table the very last morning on this hotel. Looking more thoroughly under and behind the bed we realized how very filthy the rug was. We then got our feeling confirmed, the feeling of dirtyness that we had when we entered the room the first time. Nasty! The room,situated on the fifth floor were... More

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GMJamieGleason, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Hello Gunilla U, Thank you for being our guest and for reporting the room issues you had. We take things like this very seriously. We brought in a specialist to treat the room and are happy to report that it was in fact a normal outside pest that must have came in with someone however we do apologize that this... More

Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I feel a lot of the lower reviews of this hotel are misplaced. The hotel is a holiday inn express so it is not going to be 4 star hotel, but rather a good budget option hotel in a good location. You can tell the hotel has been recently renovated and our double queen room was more than adequate with... More

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GMJamieGleason, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear Shaun R, Thank you for your recent review and for the 4 Star rating! We are happy to read that you had a great stay, the location met your needs and that you enjoyed your room. We apologize you felt the breakfast area was cramped, but in the future please let us know and we can suggest good times... More

Coram, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was myu first ever trip to Boston and we were celebrating our 6th year anniversary. Not only is the city pretty awesome but the view that we had from our hotel room was amazing. Most of the staff were pretty friendly. The room and the hotel was very clean as well. It is very pricey but it is in... More

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GMJamieGleason, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear Haydee W, Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation! We really appreciate it! And thank you for choosing to stay with us during your 6th year anniversary and first trip to Boston! Congratulations again! We are glad to hear you had a great trip all around, a good view from your room, good interactions with the staff, and... More

Swaffham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The hotel is a short walk from the centre of Boston, near to the taxi rank, bus stops, the T and even one of the stops on the Trolley Tour! Our room was clean and comfortable, with plenty of towels and toiletries provided. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice. The staff were polite, friendly and extremely helpful. The... More

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GMJamieGleason, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden, responded to this review

Dear 6691joey, Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear you had a an excellent stay and that our location was convenient to get around via taxi, bus, train, and trolley tours! To have a clean and comfy room, excellent breakfast and friendly staff are just some of the many goals we strive for! On behalf of... More

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Address: 280 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 (Formerly The Hotel at Boston Garden)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Free Wifi and hot breakfast. Located across from North Station and the TD Garden making us the closest hotel to the Garden, home to both the Celtics and the Bruins. Boston is a walking city and the hotel is central to all the historic neighborhoods and attractions you want to visit. The hotel is in walking distance to many of Boston’s historic sites, Faneuil Hall, Paul Reveres house, Boston Harbor, Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail. With many great restaurants and attractions also in easy reach this hotel in Boston’s North End is an ideal location for your next visit.Business travelers appreciate that the hotel is near the financial center, the Government Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center and Massachusetts Eye Ear Center. Boston is home of many of the world’s finest colleges and the hotel is located in within minutes of many of them; Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, MIT and Boston College.Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Garden has an unbeatable location with valet parking and complimentary hot breakfast, 24-hour fitness room, business center and WiFi. ... more   less 
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