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Large Newbury Street 2 Bedroom Apartment, sleeps 6

Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Boston Newbury 2 Bedroom Grand Suite
Historic brownstones amongst shops, dining and steps to Prudential Center
Boston
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Condo/Apartment – 
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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Qlever
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Affordable and near T”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
6
people found this review helpful

The location of The Boston Newbury is fantastic - my friend and I tromped all over Boston, from Back Bay to North End, and had reliable options for making our way back to the apartment. The one bedroom suite we rented is on the top floor of this quaint walk-up, and the stairways are fairly steep and narrow (though carpeted). The bonus of our five-flight walk-up was the lack of noise from neighbors entering or leaving the building; we didn't hear any noise from inside the building during our stay. The lack of a landing outside the top floor apartment made for perilous entries; this unit is definitely not recommended for anyone with balance issues or other disabilities.

We had the opportunity to meet and chat with the housekeeping service; the cleaner was polite and friendly, and offered directions to the nearest T station. It appeared as though the apartment had been renovated relatively recently; the kitchen had nice marble counter-tops and everything we needed was clean and in working order. Don't try to close the large roller-top desk or use the drawers, however - they all seemed permanently stuck. Likewise, you'll quickly learn not to open the fridge door and leave it ajar, as it's not balanced well and will CRASH into the marble counter-top with a bang as you're reaching for a bottle of water. (Most importantly, the fridge *works*.)

There was a plain quilt in the storage cube in the living room, which we used to pad the sleeper sofa and make it more comfortable. You'll find extra pillows, sheets and blankets in the bedroom closet, though they're not the finest quality. (The blankets, in particular, have seen better days.)

The windows in the living/dining area appear to have been updated, and are better suited to minimizing street noise. That's especially true in comparison to the window in the bedroom, which overlooks Hereford St. The bedroom window is ancient and does a poor job of keeping out noise. There was a construction project less than a block away and the voices of the workers, as well as the machines, were distracting after a long day exploring the city. Bring earplugs if you''re a light sleeper.

Finally, don't expect to check in early! When we arrived, we called the customer service number we were provided when we booked our stay, and were surprised at the brusque, "What time is it?!" in response to our question about entering early. We were invited to leave our bags in the downstairs lobby, and ultimately decided to squirrel away our belongings in an unlocked storage room downstairs. We were able to retrieve our bags when we returned at check-in time, but found the storage room locked later in the day. If we'd left our bags any longer, we would have had a problem!

As with many apartment rentals, you won't have onsite service or regular maid service during your stay. We enjoyed the well-worn apartment and found it a good value for the money spent.

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
2 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Access to train
Liked least: Walk-up
Traveling group: Friends
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cbabeCape...
Cape Town
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Back Bay location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
3
people found this review helpful

Myself, husband & 21 Year old son had the top 1-bedroom Newbury suite with a sofa bed in the lounge/kitchen area (needs a new mattress) . Free Wi-Fi & Satellite TV. Adequately equipped kitchen, with mini dishwasher, microwave, full fridge, oven, coffee-maker and crockery and cutlery (although we only ate breakfast in the suite). Very close to Newbury Street, designer shops & a host of restaurants & cafes. Close to the Hynes T-station. Boston is a very walk-able city and it's also easy to use the T system inexpensively as parking is at a premium & expensive. Bostonian's are very friendly & helpful. The location was great for us. Only downside was walking up the 5-flights of narrow stairs with suitcases. Not suggested for the elderly or young families with prams. The flat could use a bit of paint maintenance. All else was great! Great Reservations Staff!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The Location to Back Bay and the T
Liked least: Walking up 5 flights of narrow stairs
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010 for a stay in January 2010
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2010
Dear Guest,

We are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed staying with us and that you took the time to share your experience. We hope your review will be helpful for people looking for a great apartment for their Boston stay but don't want to create any confusion- we are new to FlipKey/ TripAdvisor and accidentally sent you the review request for the wrong apartment. Your stay with us was at our "Back Bay 3 Bedroom Apartment" and all of the features you comment on are regarding that property and location. We apologize for the error. We provide many options for travelers from studio, one, two and three bedroom suites. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Boston!

Thanks,
Tom DeSisto
General Manager - Inn Boston Reservations
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