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“Good Location and Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel 140
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 77 hotels in Boston
Tasmania
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24 hotel reviews
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“Good Location and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Chose this hotel because of it's proximity to the Back Bay Station where we were arriving on Amtrak from NYC, but also the TA reviews and ultimately the good price I got with one of the discount websites. The location couldn't have been better - off our train,found our way easily on to Clarendon Street and could see the hotel sign a short walk down the street. Like a lot of old buildings, there are a few steps that have to be negotiated with luggage.
Reception staff were among the friendliest and most helpful I have encountered - nothing was too much trouble.
I had expected our room to be small but was pleasantly surprised - either my idea of small is different to everyone else or we might have had a larger room. It was a bit of an odd shape which meant the bed was pushed up against one wall (irritating for whoever sleeps that side) but otherwise the room was well appointed and clean. It was great to have a small refrigerator to store our breakfast items. Air con worked well but the opening windows were also much appreciated for fresh air. The other thing that got a big tick was the onsite laundry room on one of the upper floors. The hotel occupies only part of the building and permanent residents live in other areas and the laundry room, with an adjoining recreation room with TV and PC, is utilized by both. Access is by use of the hotel key card. Washers and driers are coin in the slot and worked well.
Hotel 140 is only a couple of blocks (from the side entrance on Stewart Street) to the Prudential Center with it's shops, restaurants and food outlets. The popular Duck Tour leaves from there too and Shaw's supermarket is right there too. Copley Square is a short walk in the other direction so very conveniently located. Boston is very walkable but we did use the metro from Back Bay Station with a transfer at Downtown Crossing to get to Harvard.
We had a great 3 day stay and would definitely stay there again if in Boston.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for providing us with some feedback about your stay at Hotel140. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of all that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Boston.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This historic hotel (old YMCA building) is well located in the Back Bay area of Boston - the "T" (commuter train) is just half a block from the front door. Avis rental car is nearby. Copley Square is a block away where many of the tour companies have stops. There are a number of good restaurants in the area, (be sure to visit FLOUR Bakery right across the street). The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Even though our room was small, it was clean and comfortable and suited our needs (we were in town for a wedding). We would be comfortable staying here again for the central location and easy access to public transportation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Boston!

All the best,
Hotel140 Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel 140 for a night. The reception staff were very efficient and helpful which was welcoming after a long flight. The room was small but clean and well located. The flour bakery was nearby, which was great for breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Boston!

All the best,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We moved from a high end luxury hotel [where we'd been staying for a wedding] to Hotel 140 because it was less than half the price and provided us a new location base. We were so pleasantly surprised by what we found. The lobby and hallways are not luxurious, but everything was clean, and the room had a great bed, a flat screen TV, a comfortable armchair, and a powerful handheld in the shower. The location was a great change for us, too!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled that you have such great reviews of our property. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Hotel140 Management
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This hotel is quiet & clean and in a great location. It's not a fancy boutique hotel but, if you don't plan to spend much time in the tiny rooms, the accommodations are fine and reasonably priced for Boston.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. During your next visit, we wuld be happy to offer you a more spacious guest room. We look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best,
Hotel140 Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in October. The hotel is in Back Bay, which is a perfect location for Boston sightseeing. It is the old YWCA, a building converted into a hotel. The rooms are small, but nicely furnished with adequate bathrooms. Our bed was against the wall, which meant that any nighttime visit to the bathroom had to be carefully negotiated. Everything was very clean. The reception staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful. You are close to bars, restaurants and the sights. We would stay there again and recommend it as an ideal, reasonably priced city hotel. Do have breakfast at Charlies's, about 3 blocks walk. Outstanding food in a great atmosphere.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston-Hotel140, Director of Sales at Hotel 140, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Boston!

All the best,
Hotel140 Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My daughter and I were made to feel very welcome by the housekeeper and reception staff. Without requesting it we were upgraded by them when we arrived to a room with 2 Queen beds The position of the hotel is excellent. it is within walking distance of many of Boston,s attractions.
We stayed for 3 nights and then returned the following weekend for 2 nights. We were not upgraded when we returned because the hotel was fully booked but we still had enough space in the room.
As my daughter is an adult we did not use the children,s facilities.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your kind words about Hotel140. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Boston.

All the best,
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Address: 140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Boston
#44 Business Hotel in Boston
#50 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 140 3*
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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