This is a difficult place to find since it is basically a converted student house whose interior must date back at least 50 years!
We were greeted by DJ, a greaseball whose existence really had no point since every time we wanted to ask a question we were passed the phone and addressed rudely by the manager who apparently could not come and talk to us in person.
Check-in took ages because the reception doesnt even have a computer! Instead, one is greeted by a stuffed reindeer head and moth-stinking front room which is reminiscent of something from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with its extreme clashes in style (check out the china Ganesh elephant on the table!).
To be fair, though, the room was okay for the money - we got a television and A/C, but their were cracks in the walls, no curtain on the roof window, and we were slightly weary of the mouse trap located in the chest of drawers!
The bathroom next to our floor was disgusting - it had a huge hole in the floor, and no shower. It also stank of stale urine.
The place is on the main Metro line, but you can get a lot better for 2 dollars more at the YWCA (includes free breakfast), which is also centrally located (although this is nothing special). But, you get what you pay for!!
Keep expectations low!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE FARRINGTON - The Boston Hotel Alternative - is a small inn located in Boston right near Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University. We have single rooms, studios, efficiencies, one bedroom apartments, and rooms with kitchenettes. Our rates include parking, WIFI and limited local phone service. ... more less
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