This is one of the nicer Courtyard's we've stayed in. Rooms are quiet, and some are quite spacious. Beds are very comfortable, room is well lit and decor is standard Courtyard. Our room had 4 electrical outlets near the desk. If you don't like the standard Courtyard breakfast menu, there is a Starbucks & Dunkin donuts within a 2 min walk and a trader joe's and whole foods slightly further away.
The rooms have two faults which may or may not affect you, depending on the time of year. The rooms have either heat or air-conditioning, but not both (single pipe system). Our room was too hot and there was no way to cool it. In addition, the rooms have an old-style controls and a fan unit near the window rather than a more modern individually controlled forced air system.
The second problem was extremely slow internet speed. The hotel has 'free' standard and 'up to 3x faster' for an additional $5 per day. The free internet speed was 0.05 Mb/sec down and 0.20 Mb/sec up with a latency of 1100ms(!) during peak evening times. Other times it was more like 1/1 with decent 60ms pings. Clearly the hotel has insufficient internet bandwidth which is inexcusable for a hotel next to Harvard and MIT. Forget about getting any work done, or watching a Netflix episode. I ended up using my phone hotspot.
As others have mentioned, they charge $5 for a shuttle (not always available) and $32 for parking. Staff is friendly and responsive, but they can't fix the problems above.
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