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“Good for the money, but not for business stays” 2 of 5 stars
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The College Club of Boston
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
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“Good for the money, but not for business stays”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2004

This place looks nice, even when you get there, but a closer look will say more. I was there mid-Sept and the floor was unswept under my bed, shower in not-so-great shape (ragged setup), no plug for the sink, bed that continously squeeks, paper garbage in the drawers of the desks, and loud traffic outside. There was also a door from my room to the next adjoining room which was not locked (they could have just walked in ...). The staff does make some effort to replace the sheets, clean in most areas, and do their "work" but there is a great need to increase the daily workload in this place and to make some very important repairs and upgrades (maybe raise prices / change management). And no, their wireless Internet does not work well throughout the building as it is very weak and drops out continuously unless you are in the main floor dining area - not for business travellers. Good for vacationers who need a cheap, clean, safe place.

  • Stayed September 2004, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2004

This is a very nice B&B with a great location near downtown Boston. It could use a little updating, but the decor is otherwise amazing. They keep along with the feel of the early 1900's with antique furniture, and polished silver. The staff is very friendly and made my stay very enjoyable. The rates are very reasonable for what you get too!

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2004

I stayed at the College Club for 3 nights, and I was basically satiesfied. It's perfectly located in the center part of Boston near the Boston Common Park. The house consists of 11 rooms, double rooms and single rooms (which don't have a bathroom). My room wasn't equipped with a TV, but had a small radio. Common bathrooms were okay, although it could be more inviting if renewed. The breakfast was only a 'continental' one, which means you are offered a limited choice (Cornflakes, Toast, Muffin etc.). I refused to eat it. Nevertheless this hotel is very stylish, and an alternative to a chain hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2003

This bed and breakfast advertises itself as a quaint historic b&b, when in reality it is dirty (my shower curtain had mold) and the breakfast was nothing more than a bowl of frosted flakes and toast! To make matters worse, entry is only available via a security code, which in my case they conveniently declined to tell me to press * after the number.
Consequently, I was locked out for two hours, even though they advertise that there is an attendant available overnight. They fail to mention that he doesn't answer his phone! Please stay away.

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Address: 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #11 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The College Club of Boston 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The College Club's eleven guest rooms offer Back Bay charm and personal comfort to visitors. Six rooms have decorative fireplaces and private baths, while the five single occupancy rooms have shared baths. Each room's decor is unique to the college it represents. Free wireless internet is available. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered daily. Located in Boston's historic Back Bay, The Club is within walking distance of the Freedom Trail, Theater District, Beacon Hill, Public Garden, and Copley Square. There are many excellent restaurants and shops all within walking distance of The College Club. ... more   less 
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