Stayed two nights. Best thing about the hotel is its location -- right near Copley Square (Trinity Church, Public Library) and a very short walk to the Public Garden. Best thing in the hotel is the skylit breakfast room on the 5th floor. As for the creepy parts...it's a little hard to find the entrance to the hotel (we drove past it once), which is on a nondescript stub of a street right next to a parking garage. You can get somewhat of a deal on parking, but the garage (at least on the weekend, when we were there) is kind of deserted & you have to find the management office (and not just use the payment machines) to get the discount. Lobby quiet & spooky, though they do have security there at off hours. Room was small & bathroom (though was clean & functional) looked a few decades old. Like I said, location of the free breakfast was nice but the breakfast itself was on the bare-bones end of the spectrum of cold continental stuff. Would stay here again, assuming again that the price was right. Hotel itself felt perfectly safe but would not recommend the parking garage to nervous single travelers.
- 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