This is a plain old motel, with pretensions. You will be hard pressed to find better at the price near to the middle of Boston, and they have parking and a shuttle service to the nearest T station. If you need a place to stay, as I did, it will work. The shuttle to the T runs on time and the drivers make an effort to be sure that people running from the station either get on, or are assured that another shuttle will be along soon. All in all, getting into downtown is fairly easy and doesn't take too long. I wish that the quoted price simply included the shuttle cost...they add it on to the room cost whether you use it or not, so they might as well just put it on the room price in the first place.
My room had a typical low cost hotel disinfectant smell that, as a person with low tolerance for chemical smells, I found barely tolerable. Otherwise the room was clean. The neighborhood is not the best, but not the worst. I was not worried about my car in the parking lot. I don't like that the supposedly secure doors into the hallways leading to the rooms are not secured (I walked in and out of a couple of them without having to use my key card). I would make sure that my door is locked at night.
The Deadwood Cafe and Brewery next door is not a place that I would want to hang out in, mostly because there is no there there. I wanted to enjoy a good beer in a nice pub atmosphere, but it is a bowling alley. What's worse is that I have had good times in some bowling alley bars, but I can't imagine having a good time in this one. I didn't even sample the beer, the place was so unappealing. On the other hand, having a bowling alley/pool hall next door might be good for some people, and that part of the establishment looked appealing, especially if you are travelling with young people.
I will likely stay there again. I will hold my nose.
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