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The Inn at Longwood Medical
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (Fenway / Kenmore)   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Great location for someone with family in one of the hospitals in close proximity. Would have liked it to have included continental breakfast for the price of just sleeping there. But saved on the driving and traffic of Boston!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We went to Boston for a long weekend and certainly enjoyed our visit. The hotel was close to the T which allowed us to go to a lot of activities and events in the city. One of the staff members even flagged down a cab for us on a cold winter's night. The room was very clean and comfortable. Being in a nice comfortable place made this a stress-free weekend. We would certainly go back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

spent a weekend in Boston with friends and this hotel was recommended; staff was friendly and helpful; rooms were clean and pleasant; nice to park my car without costing an arm and leg while being close to the T for getting around Boston..enjoyed my room service breakfast; great neighborhood with fun places all within walking distance....will stay here again...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This trip was for medical reasons [visits and treatments at DFCI and BWH] . My wife and I spent two weeks at the hotel and really impressed by the staffs of the hotel, the grill and the adjecent parking garage. During our first weeks stay I requested the same room for our second week [went home for the weekend]. The satff went out of their way to ensure that we would get the same room [8th floor facing Longwood Ave.]. It was comfortable and quiet. During our stay they upgraded our king sized matress. It was done in a way that would not be any inconvenience to us.
While there aren't a lot of restaurants in the immediate area, we did make use of the Longwood Grille [Free continental breakfast and a 15% discount at dinner]. There was a Bertuccis Italian restaurant a short walk from the hotel that we utilized as well.
We required the use of a portable refrigerator and one was delivered almost immediately for a nominal fee.
All in all, it was perfect for my wife and I. We are familiar with the mass transit system and visited several places when she felt strong enough. We will require several overnights in the near future and hope to be able to stay at the hotel again.

Room Tip: Rooms along Longwood Ave. We opted for the 8th floor as it was quieter. There are ambulance sirens...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

If you are visiting someone at a nearby hospital or university and you are on a budget, this is the perfect solution. If you are looking for any type of luxury or want to be near fine dining restaurants or night life you are better served staying in the Kenmore Square area. We liked the Commonwealth Hotel, but keep in mind that is a different price point and that you will be about a five to ten minute drive from the hospital.

The staff at The Best Western was very warm and compassionate, quite adorable in our experience. The rooms are very basic but could be so much better with minor improvements. They could add a few outlets for devices ( or a lamp with the built in outlet), replace broken hangers in closets and install a safe for valuables.

One of our meals was in the adjacent giant food court serving a wide range of food from Chinese (Bourbon Street) to Middleastern (Sepal). Both were very good, filling and under $10 with a soft drink. The hotel restaurant Longwood was good enough and reasonable. The comp guest continental breakfast was a fruit cup, bagel and coffee. An a la carte menu was available and was good and basic.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sebring, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012 via mobile

I lived in Boston for 10 years and never noticed this hotel. I was in town visiting family and thought I would give it a try. What a totally pleasant experience. The hotel is clean, well cared for and managed. It's proximity to area attractions is great and the adjoining food court and restaurants and stores in the Galleria is wonderful. Plus you can access from the hotel mezzanine area that opens into the Galleria.

My only gripe is the HVAC system. This hotel still uses window unit right next to my bed in my case. The temp regulation was difficult and the noise and hot air blowing on me were not welcome.

But that is my only complaint I loved my 3 night stay there and would return again if in the area without question.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hallowell, Maine
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I love this place for a few reasons:
1) The staff is very helpful and friendly
2) They have a parking garage with a very fair rate where you can leave your car for your stay as cabs and T-stations are both easily reached
3) If you are going to Fenway this place is awesome because it's only a few blocks from there. About 5 minutes by foot from the hotel

And if nothing else, if you get hit by a car crossing the street this place is surrounded by hospitals.

I will be honest in saying that if you are a couple looking for a romantic weekend away or something like that it probably would not be the first place I would recommend, but if you are just looking for a nice place to stay to travel as a family, visit someone in the hospital or hit Fenway for a game, this place is reasonably priced (for Boston) and a nice find! I will continue to stay here whenever I travel to the Boston area, thanks for another great stay!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#39 Family Hotel in Boston
#51 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Longwood Medical 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This full-service hotel is walking distance to key area attractions such as the Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's, Dana Farber, and Harvard Medical School, Boston University, Colleges of the Fenway Northeastern Univeristy and Boston College. Easy access on the Green Line of the MBTA public transportation. Concierge service for Historic Tours of Boston and tickets to major events. ... more   less 
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