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Courtyard Boston-South Boston
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   63 R Boston Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)   |  
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Fremont, California
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“Pretty good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Relatively good location and walking distance from the T. We stayed here for 7 nights in mid October of 2012 and it was pretty good for what it is, a location for wash up and get shuteye. Even though they provide shuttle service every 30min to the nearest red line T station, we didn't even use it once during our stay. The walk was only 10 to 15min max so we opted to walk rather than wait. The walk is not exactly through the friendliest neighborhood and cleanest streets, although it is relatively busy with passing cars, so I'd suggest to walk in a group in the wee hours of late night. When we stayed there they were asking for mid 200's per night which is pretty budget friendly for access to Boston/Cambridge. Overall they had everything we needed for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester C, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
On behalf of the Courtyard by Marriott South Boston, I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience and for staying with us. I really appreciate all of your comments and thanks to these we are able to provide our guests with the best service.

I would like to invite you back to experience our new state of the art lobby, Bistro and much more!!

Sincerely,
Chester Coppin
Director of Operation
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here last night and did not enjoy the stay. The ONLY reason I gave 3 stars instead of 2, is due to the beautiful lobby. I enjoyed being in the lobby way more than the room. Hotel has been recently renovated but is still lacking. I noticed paint chipping on the ceiling, cob webs and the shower floor was peeling so I was slightly grossed out. The WORST part of my stay was the bed. The bed was soooooooo hard that I couldn't sleep ALL NIGHT. I was frustrated all night, sleeping on a concrete slab. I would not stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Chester C, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback about our hotel. We appreciate all feedback, both positive or negative, as we use our guests comments and reviews as tools to make a better experience for all future guests. I apologize that your stay with us was not as enjoyable as expected. I since shared your comments with the management stafff and we our maintenance team correct the issues that were found. If you'd like to share any additonal information, please don't hesitate to contact me directly (Chester.coppin@marriott.com) and I'd be glad to hear your thoughts.
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I first tried Courtyard by Marriot when my daughter and I were on the college audition tour for theatre programs. We stayed a the Courtyard by Marriot in Ann Arbour Michigan twice and found it to be clean, well staffed and close to everything. This most recent visit to the South Boston location did not disappoint. We have stayed in Boston on two other occasions at big hotels in Copley Square and in the Quincy Market area, this was our first stay at the Courtyard by Marriot South Boston. Large clean, well appointed room close to our daughter's College (Boston Conservatory) with free parking and free in room wifi (neither of which had at the big hotels in Copley or Quincy). Great staff too. We needed extra towels and received them instantly. Our remote needed new batteries and that was replaced instantly too, for a new and better remote. The location made it easy to get to shopping and dinner. My advice is to save on the parking and wifi fees at the big hotels in Copley and Quincy and stay at the Courtyard by Marriot Boston South...with the money you save you can go out for a special dinner! PS Just don't make that special dinner at Rino's Place in east Boston...so not worth it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester C, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all the kudos regarding your experiences during stay. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the Boston area. Please feel free to contact me directly (chester.coppin@marriott.com) if you'd like to share any other feedback.
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Newark, Delaware
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We got a deal on this hotel. The location is great. This hotel locates at 10 mins driving from the airport and 5 mins walk to the train station so that you can reach the downtown area, fast and worry-hallse the parking issue. They have very friendly staffs, answered all the questions from us. We quite appreciated that. Beddings were new, looks they just did renovation on the building.
Just wish the complient breakfast.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Chester C, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are exceptionally proud that you found our location convenient and at a great price. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the Boston area. Please feel free to contact me directly (chester.coppin@marriott.com) if you'd like to share any other feedback.
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a 5 star hotel in a 2 1/2 star location. A wonderful property, with very friendly, helpful staff and beautiful comfortable rooms in a not too convenient location about 5 miles from downtown Boston. However, it was by far the most reasonable rate for a very nice room for our recent visit to the Boston area for our daughter's "family weekend". On our last trip, we stayed in the North End, and had to pay between $40-25 per night for parking, which was included in the room rate at this hotel. And there is a free hotel shuttle service that will drop you at the Andrew Square Metro stop, which is about a 1/2 mile walk otherwise. We drove from Jersey, parked at the hotel, and Metro'd into downtown several times to visit the school, the Science Museum, and the North End for dinner. It's a very reasonable option if you can't afford the $400-500 per-nite rates of the downtown hotels, and made for an affordable weekend when there were no other decent rooms to be had. Just around the corner from the hotel is a very large shopping area with a Panera Bread restaurant (better for breakfast than the hotel choice), a very large Target, Best Buy, TJ Max, Marshall's, Stop & Shop, Old Navy, etc.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester C, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
On the behalf of the Courtyard South Boston Family, I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience and for staying with us.We appreciate all feedback, both positive and negative, as we use our guest’s comments and reviews as tools to make a better experience for all future guests. I was honored to read your impressions regarding our 24 hour shuttle service, and how convenient the hotel was to dinning, shopping and public transportation.

I would like to invite you back to experience our new state of the art lobby, Bistro and much more!!

Sincerely,
Chester Coppin
Director of Operations
Chester.coppin@marriott.com
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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

the room was comfortable, very clean and the bed very nice
the bathroom very good and coffee maker, free wifi and a fridge
all good
but getting in and out of boston proper was so complicated i almost cried
you are near a target and bed and bath if you want- but if you want to visit your kid at school - good luck getting into town!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Antonio L, Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at our Courtyard by Marriott- South Boston. Our staff works hard to make sure your stay in our hotel is one that will encourage you to come back.
Our whole focus is based on providing the best service we are able to.
As you mention it is difficult to get around the city, especially during peak hours, but the best way to get to the hotel and /or around the city is with the subway, it's less expensive and fast. Andrew station is walking distance from the hotel and we also provide a complementary shuttle 24 hours per day that can pick you up and drop you off at the subway station.

We sincerely hope that you give us the opportunity to serve you in your future stays.


Antonio Lama
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

So here is the deal on visiting Boston. It usually cost $50 a night to park a car downtown. This Courtyard is literally half the price of a downtown hotel not including the car parking fee. So I took a risk and I found out that it is only 10 minutes from down town. So stay here, its clean, nice and close enough to all the sites in Boston.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antonio L, Manager at Courtyard Boston-South Boston, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you!!! for taking the time to share your experience with us. We strongly appreciate all of your comments and your business.

Antonio Lama
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Courtyard by Marriott- South Boston
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Additional Information about Courtyard Boston-South Boston

Address: 63 R Boston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Boston
#60 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Boston-South Boston 3*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*GPS USERS USE 7 ALLSTATE ROAD, BOSTON MA 02125. The new state-of-the-art Courtyard South Boston provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests, featuring inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel & easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard™. The highlight of our new lobby experience is The Bistro, which provides guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. Our location in “Southie” is located 4 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS), 2 miles from the city center and a heartbeat away from Boston attractions including Fenway Park, TD Bank North Garden, Freedom Trail and Quincy Market. We offer shuttle service to and from Logan Airport for an additional fee of $5.00 per person each way. For other options, Andrew Square Station is within walking distance and 3 stops from the city center. ... more   less 
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