Our trip to the New England Aquarium (Feb 25-27) included 2 nights at the Ramada Inn Boston. Place looked and sounded great by the websites I looked at and by the pictures, but when we got our room, we were very disappointed.
Room was so incredibly small and had 2 double beds which left such little room for more than one person moving around. The heater in the room blew cool air (in 30+ degree weather) and blew so hard aross the room, we had to take a drawer out of the desk to stand it up on end to block the force of the air. The bathroom was also teeny tiny. Toilet paper was across from you so far away that you had to be very tall to reach it.
Outside the room in the hallway was like being outside - literally. All windows in the hallway overlooking the pool which I am sure is great for summer, but for winter, with the walls coming down and stopping 6 inches from the floor, the cold air coming in from outside made the hallways as cold as outside. Of course, this cold also got in your room if your bed was close to the wall.
Left the heat on 68 when we left so it would be somewhat warm when we returned only to find the maid turned it down to 60 even knowing that we were there another night. We were not too happy about that.
They did nothing about the ice on the sidewalks around the hotel and my 7 year old daughter took a terrible fall outside one of the doors after we had dinner.
The complimentary continental breakfast was nothing more than cereal, juice, coffee, bagels and toast. If you got there past 9:15, everything was gone and you were out of luck. The people running the breakfast were very rude and short to everyone I saw ask for a toasted bagel or toast.
Boston Bowl, right next door was poor. The game room's games were mostly broken and did not add up scores properly to give you the right number of tickets for you to give your kids. Bowling candlestick was pretty good except parents of younger children did not keep them off the lanes no matter how nicely you asked. Sometimes there were 6 young kids (4 and under) in my lane. The pool tables were fantastic though.
The Tavern in the building next door affiliated with Ramada was fantastic for dinner and we were all extremely pleased with the very tasty and well presented food. Service was very good.
I would not stay at this hotel again. With there being so many hotels in the whole Boston vicinity, I have no doubt that we could find something the same price with nicer and more importantly larger rooms and better breakfasts. Would definitely go back to that tavern though....
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