Right, here's the truth. If you want somewhere trendy, funky, luxurious, boutique, etc. then feel free to pay the $350 (and the rest) dollars for somewhere super cool in Boston. NORMALLY, this is what I want and I'll pay the cash. BUT, I knew that the room I wanted for this trip was JUST a room, a bed just a bed, a shower just a shower, and I was there because I wanted to be a stone's throw from Newbury Street for 2 nights. And I was.
The staff at the hotel are lovely. There's free wifi. There's no bar, cafe, restaurant or frills. But do you know what, it was cheap in comparison to the other options and was perfectly clean, perfectly fine and a brilliant, brilliant location. I measure city centre hotels by how close they are to an Eileen Fisher and this one was 4 minutes. Yup. Beat that you W's, Morgan's, Mr & Mrs Smiths.
Don't be put off by the bad reviews. But don't go with expectations that won't be met. But as you saunter to Newbury St for half the price of the other 'boutiques' in the area, remember where you can spend the dollars you've saved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 140 is an affordable boutique hotel offering the best deals in the Back Bay. Our rooms are modern European in design, clean and cozy. Our recently renovated building, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also houses a beautiful lobby, function rooms, and The Lyric Stage Theater Company. Hotel 140 is just steps from Copley Square in Downtown Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood - recently voted "Top 10 Neighborhood in the Country" by the APA. The South End's hip restaurants and shops are close by, as are Newbury Street's high fashions and fabulous dining. We're close to the Financial District, Hynes Convention Center, and other business centers. Public transportation is right around the corner at Back Bay Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 140 Hotel Boston