Recently stayed at the hotel from 5/22-5/25/09 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We were immediately greeted and arrived at noon, prior to check in. Our room wasn't ready yet, but we were told it would only be about an hour or so and they would call us when it was ready (which they did). We put in our reservation request on their website that we wanted a quiet room, away from the elevator and that is exactly what we got. They offered us a map and asked if we needed any directions or assistance. We booked the segway tour, Boston Gliders, (which I recommend; It is pricey, but you see a lot that the duck tours don't show you) and it was fun. A six year old was on the segway so anyone can do it. The only downside to our room was the tiny bathroom. It was shaped like a small triangle and it is true that only one person fits in it at a time, and has a stand up shower, no tub. Our family members had a room next to us and their bathroom was bigger, so just ask for a room with a bigger bathroom if you can't live with a tiny one. It took some getting use to for sure. The maid service was nice and they touch up your room in the evening if you don't have your do not disturb on your door. Also, the shampoo/conditioner/lotions were nice, a orange/ginger scent. The king bed was comfortable, nice down pillows, soft sheets, and I liked the bay window in our room. We did face Huntington st., but noise was not an issue at all. Other than that, the hotel was nice, updated, has flat panel tv's, free wine hour in the early evening, free coffee/hot chocolate throughout the day and the staff was very nice. No coke or vending machines and no spa. The bar/lounge there was very "happening" at night. I'm not sure if it was the holiday weekend or not, but it was busy with a lot of young people and club music. We went across the street to the Lenox for a drink there one night and the bar/lounge there was hip, too. I was surprised the bar was so modern since that is such an established hotel, but I liked it and it was bigger than Copley's bar. It wasn't a big deal getting a taxi, as they are just across the street, and even if you had to cross the street, it wasn't an issue and there was minimal traffic. From the airport to the hotel, a taxi was $26 prior to the tip for 2 people. When checking out at noon on Memorial Day, a rep from a car service met us outside of the hotel and asked if we would prefer a sedan over a taxi. He said he would give us a $35 to $40 rate. I told him the taxi was $26, and we agreed on $30. It was a nice, clean Lincoln town car and maybe took 10 minutes for us to get back to the airport (we took the HOV lane). Also, with the actual Copley sqare right around the corner, you are close to the subway, a ticket is $2 each way. Very easy access, but you do have to climb stairs. I also liked that there is a large, full-size grocery store right beside the hotel called Shaw's. I would stay again, as I got a great 2 week advanced purchase rate on the hotel's website, for $160 a night. I would just make sure to get a room with a bigger bathroom. Must eat at Pizzaria Regina in the North End (Little Italy). It has the best pizza and was great! We got there on a Sat. at 1:30 and maybe had to wait 10 minutes. It was SO worth it. Also, they take credit cards, most North End restaurants don't. Note: they do have this pizza in the food court area at Quincy Market, so if you can't make it to the restaurant, at least have a slice there! Also, if you like cannoli, you must have one from Modern Pastry Shop, again, about a 10 minute wait to get in, but so worth it and they fill the cannoli's after you order it so it is the freshest, even over Mike's Bakery. We also went to Fenway for a game and walked there. A lot of people do so if you get directions and can't remember them all, just follow the numerous people that walk to the game. It is about a mile from the hotel. Not a bad walk at all. We took the Subway there and walked back at night and it was totally safe and at least a hundred people were walking back with us, including kids/families. Enjoy your trip!
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