Just got back from a four night stay at this hotel. We couldn't fault it. It was ideally situated at Copley Square just a few minutes walk from the T station. The hotel itself is a bit dated but clean and the rooms are of good size with everything you need in them. There is free wi if in the lobby and use of two computers. For a budget hotel in the centre of Boston you couldn't go wrong. The front desk staff were the only thing that let the hotel down being very sullen, efficient, but not friendly and welcoming. To say you were in the middle of Boston it was very quiet and the bed was comfy. The breakfast was basic but more than adequate with Danish pastries, bagels, croissants and both English and American muffins as well as a choice of cereals and a couple of choices of fruit.
It is about a thirty minute walk to Fenway Park and roughly the same to the harbour.
Just be aware if ordering a taxi from around here. The hotel ordered us one to take us to South Station and we waited for it with our luggage on the main street corner. A black car stopped and said it was the cab we ordered so naively we got in. It had no meter and a cab which two days before cost us $7.50 to go to South Station cost us $30.00. We were late for a bus or would have stood our ground and refused to pay but when we questioned it the driver got quite aggressive and as we were three women we felt intimidated and paid it. This slightly soured an otherwise enjoyable holiday.
- 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