Had to stay here two weeks ago for a night because the heat in my condo went out. I live about two miles away from this property, but honestly never even acknowledged it existed despite driving by near daily! It's tucked a bit back off the road, on a curve, so it's easy to miss.
FIRST off: Location. It is in the city of Boston proper, in the Dorchester section of the city. Dorchester is a working class area with a very diverse population; parts of Dorchester are undergoing serious gentrification and you can find some stunning renovated Victorians not too far from this Comfort Inn. The property is just South of downtown via I-93. It is on a major roadway, Morrissey Blvd, in a business district with some run down houses near by. This does NOT equal unsafe. It is not a fabulous place to stay if you want scenery or quaintness. Frankly, the curb appeal is awful. BUT, it is convenient to both the Interstate and public transportation -- not to mention Lambert's grocery, Dunkin Donuts, and numerous convenience stores. Lock your vehicle, yes. It's a major city, but among the safest of all major cities -- why WOULDN'T you lock your vehicle if there were valuables in it anyhow? I am at odds as to why someone would lower their rating of a property because of this.
The hotel is typical Comfort Inn -- appears to be renovated within the last 5 years. My top-floor room was immaculately clean, and had a sofa and wing chair in addition to the adequately comfy queen bed. The bed was no Westin Heavenly Bed, but it was better than the one in my home. Flat-screen LCD TV had all the usual channels, and there was a micro-fridge in the room. The breakfast was in the top half of complimentary hotel breakfasts I've had. Be sure to request a room on the FRONT side of the building. Otherwise, you may hear the rumble of the Red Line subway near the rear of the hotel. The Red Line stops running at about 12:45AM and resumes service around 5AM, FYI, so you won't have any noise issues in the rear of the hotel during the middle of the night.
Overall value for this Comfort Inn is an A+. Decent room, good location, convenient and good service for just over $100 a night in Boston? That is almost unheard of. I would recommend this place for budget-conscious travelers who are realistic in their expectations. It would be good for families visiting Boston universities, utilizing Boston-area hospitals, any people not afraid to use public transportation, and road-trippers looking for an overnight stopover. If you want a resort experience, look into the Seaport Hotel in the Seaport district and be prepared to pay $300 per night, $20pp for breakfast and $30 a night for parking.
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