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Milner Hotel

78 South Charles Street, Boston, MA 02116
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for three nights with my daughter for her college visit. Three nights including Saturday night for $830 (double) is not exactly cheap but perhaps modest by Boston's standard. Having to arrange this trip quite late we did not have much choice. On a plus side the location is very good -- easy walking distance to restaurants, Starbucks,... More 

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St. Croix, USVI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was tiny and in need of update. The bathtub was suitable for someone three foot or shorter. The room was noisy both from outside noise and hallway/lobby noises. The breakfast was mediocre. On the plus side, the staff was quite friendly and helpful and we were allowed to store luggage after checkout until we left for the airport.

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; however, I wish you had a more enjoyable stay. We are constantly making upgrades to soundproof our rooms and have a diligent preventative maintenance program to ensure that all rooms are ready for guest rental; however, we clearly missed the mark during your stay. I will be going through all of our first floor rooms... More 

Middlebury, Vermont
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Milner is a three star hotel with wings. It is spotlessly clean and staffed by a consistently friendly staff. The bed was firm and the bathroom surprisingly large. We chose the Milner because of its proximity to the theater district. It is also convenient for those wanting to walk the Liberty Trail, enjoy the Common, and/or shop. It is... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope you look to stay with us again during your next trip to Boston! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful tiny historic hotel in Boston's Theatre District. Rooms are tiny, but clean and comfortable, with good beds and good quality linens. The staff were friendly and the breakfast free. The staff were all very helpful with our requests. Compared to other properties in the Theatre District or in Back Bay, it is very inexpensive - but... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for the lovely review, We certainly feel that our hotel has a great deal of charm and considering its location and price we feel that we are an amazing value for the city of Boston. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to write some kind words. More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the staff were very friendly and cooperative, the hotel was clean and comfortable, wifi was very good and the location was great....I t was near to the most popular areas, easy to reach.....I enjoyed staying there

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for your kind review, we have a great staff that works very hard to make every guest happy. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed everything that our wonderful location has to offer. We look forward to your return. More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I stayed at the Milner Hotel for 3 nights and found the room to perfectly adequate. The staff were very friendly and everything was functional - it was a ncie escape from the cold. However the room, the hallways and elevator are looking very aged and threadbare. My bathroom had tiles that were coming loose and I cold feel them... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for your response, We are an older hotel but are working daily to repair the bathrooms, This winter we are spending a great deal of money to replace the tiles in the bathroom and redo the bathtubs and showers, I hope that you come back again soon to see all the wonderful changes we are making. I... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We booked this hotel for a work conference because it was relatively cheap and that is definitely reflected in the rooms. The windows were so thin I believe they had gaps in to let the freezing November air into the room. I would have to sleep in full tracksuit and hoodie and socks and hat just to sleep because I... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for your response, I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your stay and I assure you we are working toward correcting the problems with the ac/heat units. We have begun replacing them with new and more efficient units. I am happy that you enjoyed our breakfast as we have taken great strides to... More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed at the Milner Hotel for only two nights while in Boston for an interview at Tufts Medical School. At 7 minutes walk away, the location was perfect, and price was great. Room was comfortable, clean, with a somewhat loud but effective heater and *excellent* wifi. Breakfast was great too, lots of options, fresh fruit, a good selection of... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for your review and your kind words, I did receive your note about the contacts and have spoken to the staff regarding that matter. I do apologize for that and assure you that we will make effort to ensure that does not happen in the future. Thank you for your business!!! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Okay, the Milner Hotel is def a bit worn around many edges. It's facilities are basic. And yet I can recommend it for a certain type of traveler. Why? Because it is centrally located in the theatre district of Boston and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and historic sites. The T is also close by for trips further afield.... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are located in an amazing location and are making efforts daily to improve our guest experience and guestroom décor. We thank you for your business and taking the time to review our hotel. More 

Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stayed one night on the first floor. Pros 1. Easy access to Boston Common, China Town, AMC Loews, T stops, and South Station. 2. Overall cleanness of a room 3. kind front desk staff 4. Iron is in the room if needed. Cons 1. Noisy heater. very loud. 2. There are warehouse or something behind the Milner Hotel and... More 

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Stimpe, Manager at Milner Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for the review and the honest depiction of your stay, We do have a wonderful location but with that comes a little city noise. I apologize about the heater noise, we are working on changing them over to new more efficient ones this year. I thank you for your business!!! More 

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