I booked this hotel for our recent stay in Boston after reading the reviews, so I had a good idea of what to expect out of it. The location is excellent: about a block from Trinity church, a few blocks from Newbury Street and a short walk to the nearest subway stop. The hotel staff we found to be very friendly and helpful in answering any questions that we had.
Our room was tiny. Once we set our bags down there was little to no space to walk around the room and it would have been too small to spend any extended amount of time in. The bathroom was adequate however the fixtures are in great need of being updated/replaced. We felt the room was cleaned prior to our arrival however since the fixtures and carpet are so old they appeared very dingy and dirty. We also felt that when we were sleeping and early in the morning there was a lot of noise coming from doors being slammed shut nearby and the noisy elevator which we were very close to. The breakfast was fine, nothing out of the ordinary was served but we each had cereal and coffee each morning. I would have liked there to be a larger selection of fresh fruit but was satisfied with the cereal. I appreciated that the hotel offered a discounted rate for the parking garage which was next door, it saved us quite a bit of money during our stay. The discounted parking ($23 for 24 hours) was one of the main reasons that we chose this hotel over 2 others that we were looking at. Overall our experience was ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- John Hancock Hotel Boston
- Hotel John Hancock