This is a nice property located very conveniently for Boston. Downtown is only 15 minutes away if traffic is light.
The property is very attractive, all glass and curves. The hotel itself inside is oddly shaped. The lobby is narrow and curved but attractive. This is where it got weird. We arrived late, and the place was crowded. Outside in the courtyard was a group of teenage skateboarders. An odd site. Not one to judge, I walked through their cloud of cigarette smoke to the revolving door. The door worked, but the glass was recently broken with tape over the cracks. Unusual. But, whatever. Accidents happen. This is an awkward first impression.
The lobby was where things started to go sideways. So many drunk people, wow. Very loud and very boisterous. I watched a women carried from the bar. I haven't seen anyone that drunk since college. Quite a scene. Getting a bit nervous now.
Got to the front desk, and the clerk was quite pleasant, but as we were late our room has been given away. The only rooms available were king size beds instead of two queens. No choice. This is a bit awkward, now. My daughter and I are very close, but not about to sleep in the same bed. Well, the couch unfolds. Whatever. Same price.
The rooms are great, clean, and comfortable. Bathroom is cleaner than mine at home. Quiet rooms, excellent furnishings. We called for an extra blanket and pillow for the fold out bed, and it arrived quickly and with a smile. Always appreciated.
Parking was included in my rate as was WiFi, but these things I gather are usually additional. This adds on to what is already a pricey room.
I'm not sure if the property always runs this busy and wide open. Saturday was weddings and Bar mitzvahs. Tour buses in the parking lot. Again, crowded lobby and and elevators.
So, the choice is up to you. I have stayed at the Courtyard across the street as well. It's quite functional as well. Rooms are nicer at the Westin.
Thank you to the cleaning staff! Cleanest room I have stayed at in recent memory.
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