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The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA 02116 (Formerly John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center)
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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the location. All the sights and attractions of Boston were within waling distance of our hotel. We were very pleased with the hotel as a whole. Our room and bathroom were clean and fully stocked. The staff was courteous and always had a smile of their faces. We had no issues during our stay and would recommend this hotel... More 

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Hartford, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An okay hotel for the price and you honestly cannot beat the location. Very friendly staff as well. The interior is quite outdated and the rooms are the size of a walk In closet, I've never seen anything like it, and no flat screen tv either. Just the old school ones from 1995. Bathroom was in a pretty poor shape.... More 

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Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here due to appointments at an area hospital. This hotel is poorly maintained and in desperate need of a remodel. The location is good so it's too bad it's not well maintained. I would not choose to stay again and would prefer to pay more for better quality.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

It gives what it promises, nothing more. But the location is great, in the middle of everything. Wi-fi is not working consistently at the floor, but they tell you that. Breakfast is in the mid-low average and this could be improved. Anyway...Boston is expensive, people!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center when we visited Boston during his Homecoming weekend. We mainly booked this cause most others were already booked. I think for this price there are much better options available. The breakfast was very mediocre and the rooms were fine, but not great.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The location is very good. We never used metro or buses, no need for that. However, the stuffs are not helpful or cheerful. I think the price is worth it.Because when I compare this hotel to others it is more inexpensive. So it could be a good choice for Boston but not best.

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Trier, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed with my girlfriend. Our rooms floor and the bathroom wasn't clean, breakfast was very basic but the hotel is in a very good location. So in total I can say that I am not gonna stay again but it was an okay hotel considering their price.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Very well located and reasonably priced. Good business center facilities and a decent breakfast. Breakfast was muffins, bagels, croissants, cereal and fruit, also with tea, coffee and juice. Great location. Only downside is the lack of wifi in the room, were on the 8th floor and barely could connect. Staff also not particularly friendly. But for the price compared with... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Place was neat and tidy, clean and comfortable, great location with many shops and food places near by, bed was comfortable and there wasn't any noise to be heard. staff are friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay here and would be more than happy to stay again.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Overpriced, unfriendly, no WiFi in room, no breakfast or newspaper offered, no discount on very expensive parking, mold on bathroom tiles, hair and dirt on bathroom floor, nightstand with fingerprints and glassmarks, dust. On the plus side, convenient parking, great location,good closet space, and relatively quiet.

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