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“Great hotel, fantastic location” 4 of 5 stars
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Charlesmark Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 77 Hotels in Boston
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel, fantastic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I'm just back from a 3 night stay here and it did not disappoint. from the friendly welcome at check in to a couple of beers in the bar the staff could not be more helpful.
The modern style room was at the back on the top floor, so it was very quiet, although it was a little cold. Mind you it was -10 outside ....and the extra blanket I asked for was enough for me at night.
The location could not be better. Directly opposite the public litany it's a 5 minute walk to the Prudential centre for the shops and 10-15 minutes to Boston Common. Perfect!
Breakfast is a little basic, but good enough to start the day, but there are loads of eating places very close by.
Overall...I would recommend this place and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Charlesmark is a good choice is in the BackBay area . Rooms are a little small but a good value. The location couldn't be better. Plenty of good restaurants around. Transit stations right across the street. Taxis easily available.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I went to Boston for our anniversary. We stayed at Charlesmark and it was a great choice. The area is very nice, everything is so close. The T is right across the hotel (Copley Station). Laura at the front desk was very nice. We got 2 free drinks at the bar for our anniversary, we thought this was a nice touch. The Thai food at the bar was good too. Everyday there was free breakfast, coffee, bagels, fruit, oatmeal, etc. We definitely will stay here again. The location is just great!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We were in Boston for a couple of days before Christmas and totally happy with our stay at Charlesmark. The location is superb - T metro just a few steps away, walking distance to Copley Square, Newbury St. and other Boston attractions. We hadn't booked so long in advance so most of the rooms within our budget were sold out that we had to choose the standard queen room, which is okay except the bed is a bit small for 2.

We loved the music they put in the room and played it all the time. Even the bathroom has the connected speaker, which is pretty enjoyable and surprised us for a boutique hotel.

2 bottles of water are provided for each room everyday but sometimes they do forget, so remember to ask if you don't see them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My son and I recently stay at The Charlesmark Hotel. The staff was outstandingly accommodating and friendly. The room was spacious, sparkling clean, and modern. The location is superb and in the heart of it all,across from the Prudential Center and within walking distance to The Boston Common, Newbury Street, Copley Place, the Theater District, The Charles River, The South End, and Beacon Hill. The hotel manager, Curt, and lounge manager, Jefferson, go out of their way to make you feel at home. I had the opportunity to meet the owner, Mark, who was extremely personable and welcoming. Hands down, The Charlesmark is the best place to stay in Boston.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here for a city trip in between Christmas and New Year. This is a lovely little boutique hotel with restaurants and bars within the area.15/ 20 mins walk to Boston common or the T metro is opposite the hotel.Rooms are cosy but well appointed. Breakfast was simple but very good- bagels/doughnuts/fresh fruit/porridge. The staff though made the hotel with their willingness to help you with anything in such friendly manner. I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Boston

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night in September 2012. The location was fantastic, close to all the sights we wanted to see, and we walked everywhere. Continental breakfast was included, which was a nice touch. The staff were fantastic, very helpful with direction, recommendations and local tips. The room was small, but nicely appointed. Modern bathroom fit out with speakers that were connected to the TV. Could have been improved with the provision of a safe. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Charlesmark Hotel

Address: 655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Business Hotel in Boston
#44 Family Hotel in Boston
#45 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Charlesmark Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood. ... more   less 
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