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“Wish I'd stayed here the last time I came to Boston!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Boston Brookline
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Brookline
North Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wish I'd stayed here the last time I came to Boston!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I came for a group meeting and was not expecting much (I was hoping to be in the 'central area' of Boston). But to my surprise I was very happy they chose this hotel! My room was ready and clean upon arrival. Everything about the place was fresh, well cared for, and the staff was fabulous and attentive. The location couldn't be beat! I felt so safe walking alone to area restaurants at night (cabs and the T were also available outside the hotel if you need them). Easy trip on the T from the airport as well to the hotel just across the street. I didn't dine at the hotel so I can't comment on that end This will be added to my favorite Boston hotels (even if a little outside of the area I usually work) as it is well worth it and the location is excellent.

Room Tip: First floor near front desk on the inside was an excellent choice for me.
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Green Features: They offer opportunities to be environmentally friendly. As for groups, I'm not sure if they separate the recycles after they are place in the trash or not as we weren't given the option to place items in a recycle bind.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words regarding the staff, as they will be thrilled when I share this with them. The location you truly can't beat, with only steps away from the train, literally minutes from downtown Boston, the hotel offers great value from those hotels located closer to city center. The location of the hotel is safe and there are some great homes with character and unique architectural features that are in our neighborhood, for those who enjoy exploring. We hope to see you the next time your travel plans take you to the city of Boston, and thanks for sharing your great experience with us!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed at this holiday in with a friend during a girls weekend to Boston. It was a great location. Easy for us to get to from the train terminal, and a great starting point every morning for us to explore Boston. The rooms were clean, and I really like the labeled pillows that let me know which one was firm and which one was soft.

Though this hotel was not in a central location, it was still a great place to stay with small shops and restaurants in the area. Also, the hotel is right by one of the subway/metro stations, letting us quickly and easily take the train to a point of interest and slowly walk back to the hotel while exploring all the sights of Boston.

Overall I think this is a great hotel for any visitor to this great city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your great comments, even though the hotel is located a short distance from Boston City center; it indeed is only a brief ride by train, where you also don't have to worry about finding a parking space either. With only steps away from Coolidge Corner and Harvard Street there are many boutiques, restaurants and shops to explore in this great and safe neighborhood. I am pleased you liked the pillows as we have started to rollout new pillows, which is a new Holiday Inn standard, and we hope to have the hotel completed in its entirety over the next few months. I appreciate you taking the time to write us, and hope to see you the next time you travel back to Boston with your friends.
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Rochester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spent 2 nites here during very busy Boston weekend...Head of the Charles regatta and Red Sox postseason. Were able to enjoy the whole city because Great location in nice residential neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, merchants and access to transit. Very friendly, fun staff.
Quirky, 80s-esque architecture with large interior atrium, rooms open to the atrium. Nonetheless, lobby and rooms have updated decor.
I'd rather the owner keep the weird building and better-than-most-Boston-hotels price than knock it down and rebuild something that costs $400/nite!

Room Tip: Ask for one that faces Beacon st.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your comments, the layout of the hotel is interesting, and some enjoy the uniqueness, and others prefer a more traditional layout, but in both instances it is the staff that makes the difference, and by your comments we succeeded. We are just steps away from Boston proper; a few blocks by foot or a short train ride can whisk you there in minutes. We hope to see you when you visit the city again.
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West Roxbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

For the last two years I have brought a group for an extended stay in the fall. Both times the hotel staff went above and beyond to make our stay excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you very much for continuing to choose to stay with us each year, our staff tries to make each guest experience a great one, and I am glad we succeeded. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Spent two nights at this hotel whilst on a tour. When we arrived the first impression was that it looked dull and not very welcoming. We got our room key and soon found our room which was upstairs with the only window looking out onto a corridor with people walking past it, this meant that the curtains had to remain closed or people could see in. The room was very gloomy but at least the beds were comfortable. There was free wifi and coffee in the room so that was better than our previous hotel. The location is too far from the centre of Boston to walk but the underground/overground train stops opposite the hotel so quite easy to get back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with an outside window
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your experience with us. The hotel indeed has a unique layout, with several room types, including interior facing rooms. The hotel also offers upgraded premium rooms that have great exterior views of the city. The location has the best of both worlds, as it is in a quiet neighbor, but minutes by train into the city of Boston. Again thanks for writing us.
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at this hotel and were greeted by a reception of juice and cookies, we were so tired that we ordered room service, it was a lovely meal and plenty of it, it was a bit pricey but we just felt exhausted so ate in our room. One plus about this place is an abundance of sockets, which made up for the dingy room lighting.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
I glad that your room service experience was great, and we have many items with different price points, something that will fit everyone’s needs. We are looking into ways in which we can enhance the lighting in our interior rooms. I am pleased that you were able to find electrical outlets with ease, as we added a device to our nightstands that have multiple outlets and USB ports; this has been a welcome addition this year. Thank you again for taking the time to write us.
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This review forms part of a Cosmos tour we took to view the autumn foliage in New England.
We have stayed at an “Atrium Style” hotel before in the US and do not like them, if you stay here
ask for a room with a window. We do live in modern times (I think) so being placed in a gloomy
cell for the night seemed a bad deal to me! is a window with natural light really too much to ask for.
Hotel is a bit far our but you are just across the road from the local train/underground so it’s easy
to get around if needed and staff were very helpful. Beds/shower o/k by the way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIBrookline, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston Brookline, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. The hotel is in a location that has a quite neighborhood, but also convenient to public transportation that can get you into the city in a few moments. We are glad that you found the staff helpful, which will mean a great deal to them, as they try to make every guest welcome and at home. We hope to see you the next time your travel plans take to the city of Boston.
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Address: 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Brookline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Boston Brookline 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Brookline-Boston hotel is located just minutes from downtown Boston amidst the charming brownstones and tree-lined streets of historic Brookline. Our hotel is near Boston University, Boston College, Hynes Convention Center, Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) and many Boston Hospitals, including Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the Longwood Medical Area.The Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline has a beautiful hotel lounge and restaurant with room service located on our first floor serving you in our 6-story atrium under umbrellas and arches central to our indoor heated pool. This 225 room, pet-friendly Boston hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, fitness room, guest laundry and dry cleaning services, bell service, and an on-site parking garage. Planning a Boston wedding reception, event, or corporate meeting? Let the Holiday Inn Brookline-Boston hotel be your event venue. Our hotel has 4 large hotel meeting rooms accommodating 4 to 400 guests. We have a dedicated and friendly staff here to assist you with all of your event planning needs. Discover all Boston has to offer at the Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline hotel. ... more   less 
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