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“Great Location... Great Value” 4 of 5 stars
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The Midtown Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   220 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)   |  
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Ranked #67 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Location... Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I went to Boston in December 2013 for New Year's eve. I stayed here with my wife for 4 days. The Midtown Hotel has an excellent location near Subway station (3 minutes walking), and close to Copley Place and Prudential Center.

Quick and easy check-in and check-out. The hotel room was always clean and ordered, but it doesn't have a fridge.

In my opinion, the internet service is expensive and it works just for one device, if you have two or more devices (for example smartphone and a laptop) you have to pay for each device.

The night staff was really unfriendly, I never heard one word from them... The manager should pay more attention to the night customer service.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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North Easton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you are looking for reasonably priced accommodations in a downtown location that can't be beat, the Midtown is the perfect place. While it may not have some of the luxurious amenities of the big-name competition, you will pay hundreds of dollars less for a large and very comfortable room in the heart of the city . . . and let's face it, when you are visiting Boston, you are probably not hanging around the hotel all day anyway. Ideal location to access museums, shopping and Fenway Park, with subway and rail stations minutes away. The staff is exceptionally courteous and helpful. Parking prices are very reasonable, and you can access your car in seconds. I stayed several nights on business and could not have been happier with the experience. I highly recommend this hotel for both business and families visiting Boston.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeff S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here at the beginning of January and was firstly taken back by the disappointing look of the hotel from the outside. In a city where old meets new architechiture the Midtown was neither. A two story building which to me, looked like a set of mobile buildings fused together. Next was the dated corridors. It felt like a scene from a movie which the motel was the star. Lightly coloured walls with blue doors. Some rooms hand internal windows facing out on to the corridors. All of that said, our room was clean, spacious, had a great coffee machine and tv, and wonderful comfy beds and linen. The hotel is set in the dark ages mind, and further evidence was the comical hassle of trying to obtain an internet connection. In a world where you can walk around town freely picking up wifi, browse the net at 38,000 feet, at the Midtown you needed to get a tacky piece paper from a special sealed envelope which had a code on it. Next you needed to wait for the receptionist to write your code down on another piece of paper in a random space it appeared where no other codes had been written. You was not allowed to do this over the phone from your room. Wow it was the internet so you had to make your way to the front desk.

So would I stay at the Midtown again. No. However, if you have booked don't be worried. It is a basic hotel that is clean and friendly. It is just stuck in the 80's.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you don't need to stay at the nearby Sheraton, this is a good, lower priced alternative. It's old, strangely laid out, and simply furnished. The furniture is old and beat-up, but the hotel is clean and the staff is very courteous, friendly, and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask questions at the info desk. Factor in no breakfast, $10 a night for wifi, and $22 for parking.

You can walk to Fenway, Boston Pops, and the Prudential Center. There's a Subway restaurant next door and nicer restaurants nearby. There's also a stop for the Old Town Trolley two blocks away at the Collonade Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank mak9
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MidtownGM, General Manager at The Midtown Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and also for posting a review on TA. I apologize for the condition of some of the furniture that you noted, but am happy to announce that we are in the process of completing a partial renovation, including new furniture. I hope that you will stay with us so you can see them, next time you are in Boston. Safe travels.
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Lee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed for three nights and found the whole experience pleasurable. The staff are very friendly and the location is great. Subway stations very close and you are close to the Prudential centre for shopping etc. The room was very large and has all the facilities required, iron, kettle etc but a fridge would have been nice for some milk. The hotel in general is quite dated but it is very clean and comfortable.

Would stay here again happily!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This hotel was recommended by our Travel Agent in the UK, it was a perfect location, 5 minute walk to Copley Place mall and Prudential Mall. We were at the back of the hotel so we were away from the main Huntington Avenue traffic,so it was very quiet. Heating system is a little outdated, quite noisy but the room heated up quickly so wasn't too much of a problem. Staff extremely helpful, courteous and knew a lot about the local area. Great room size, two double beds, very clean, bed linen changed daily if you wished. Right opposite is the Mary Baker Eddy Church and library, you must visit this!
No restaurant, but the Food Court in Copley mall about 5-6 minutes walk away provides lots of variety from breakfast through to supper.
Boston Common and Public Gardens are a 10-15 minute walk away.
We would definitely recommend this for a first time visit to Boston.

Room Tip: Ask for one at the back of the hotel away from the main road.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Albany, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

As long as your expectations aren't high, this is a great place. The location is truly awesome, you're really close to a lot. We walked to quite a few places. The hotel is clean. Slightly dated, a little noisy. But if you are doing a quick touristy trip to Boston and want easy access to everywhere you want to go, it's a pretty good bet. They do charge for parking though.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Family Hotel in Boston
#59 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Midtown Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in downtown Boston, The Midtown Hotel blends comfort and convenience with affordability. This moderately priced hotel, nestled in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Just steps away from The Prudential Center, Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center this downtown hotel is near three subway stops on both the green and orange lines. Nearby Fenway Park, The Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the elegant restaurants and boutique shops of Newbury Street make Boston an exciting city to visit and The Midtown Hotel the place to stay. ... more   less 
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