We like Hampton Inns; they're not fancy, but they are absolutely consistent, with nice rooms (on par with "better" hotels), free parking and included breakfast. This one was an excellent example of the chain.
Getting to/from the hotel was easy, we drove in from Logan airport and don't know the city.
As always, the staff at the desk were very nice and helpful-- particularly notable was they had a brochure for area restaurants (I wish all hotels had that!), and even knew some which had gluten-free options! Also, when we needed tape to repair a gift bag, they turned up packing tape, which was perfect and strong. They really do care about making their guests' stay a good one.
The parking lot in front of the hotel isn't that big, but we could always find a spot (there was additional parking to the side). There's a nice covered portico, which was useful given it was pouring all weekend, and the desk is easy to find. With coffee always available next to it.
The building's a bit of an odd shape, so it felt like a long walk to our room, but the signage was clear enough. They gave us a free upgrade (thank you!), and it was one of the king-sized rooms with a bar fridge on the 6th floor. It overlooked the golf course, so we had an unexpectedly pretty view. They had two luggage racks, which was much appreciated, and real hangers. Mattress was newish, bug-free and *very* comfortable (although we arrived to a strange post-it note saying that the linens and duvet were clean-- that was assumed!). No room safe again, but they did have free internet.
The rooms are quiet; we could hear some kids running in the hallways, through the door, but couldn't hear a thing from the rooms next to us (one of which housed the kids).
The bathroom was functional, although I found the vanity a bit wide for putting on makeup (I'm nearsighted so really need to get close to the mirror to be able to see anything!), but I did manage. My husband loved the shower-- water pressure wasn't fabulous, but the showerhead was up by the ceiling so he could actually stand under it (he's tall). That made him every happy!
The breakfasts were OK. The eggs the first day included ham, which would be an issue for some (Jews/Muslims/vegetarians), and the second day were "flavoured" with processed cheese <shudder>. They did have both fruit salad and fresh fruit available, which was very nice, and given it was cold and rainy, I appreciated the oatmeal. Yogurt was sickly sweet, inedible. Taste of their eggs/french toast/sausage/oatmeal/etc... well, we probably would have been complained in an actual restaurant, but as it's included, it's under the "good enough" heading.
If you golf, it's on a course. If you like cars, there's an unexpected treat across the street: a Maserati and Ferrari dealership! Yes, we went and admired the beautiful mobile artwork :) (Actually, that part of Route 1 is covered in car dealerships, but the rest are for conventional marques).
We were in town for a family event; if we ever return to that part of Boston exurbs, we will definitely stay in this hotel again!
We got a room overlooking the golf course, on the 6th floor. Pretty and quiet.
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