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Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really want to write a funny review about how dreadful this place is, but I don't want anyone to mistake my lighthearted humour as any form of affection or enjoyment of this hellhole. To be fair though the WiFi is bloody good, everything else is dreadful though, don't put yourself through this. If Nixon was reincarnated and came back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Farrington Inn was the weirdest, scariest hotel I ever encountered. I was confused. It looked like a cross between an old west hostel from the 1800s, an old boarding house of the same period, and an old haunted house. I couldn't get in for five minutes because the front door stays locked until the one loan inn helper is available... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We travelled around the world last year from July to September and the absolute worst accomodation we had - and very ironically one of the most expensive was this place. I still have shudders thinking about the shared filthy mouldy bathroom and the smelly old decrepit bedroom my husband 12 year old son and I were forced to pay a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When you pay some er $145, - you would expect a reasonable standard for a B&B. But at this place it is not the case. You need to share a bathroom at this price. $ 40 must be added if you wish to have own barhroom. OK then, coming back from town, room service would have been arround. But NO.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I love staying in old inns in midtowns. I have tolerance for quirky things. But cleanliness is a cheap ROI for securing a good traveler's experience. First, don't call yourself an inn or hotel is you are not going to offers certain amenities. I had to request a bar of soap and towel. Sweeping and mopping the general would take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I booked this spot because it was cheap and extremely convenient to downtown Allston, Mass (a neighborhood in the town of Boston) and a venue, "Great Scot", where some friends, the band GREY SEASON" were having a CD Release show/party. My son was flying in from Houston and I was driving north from Long Island. When I told my son... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

So first thing that anyone should realise is that this place is cheap for a reason. Is it modern? No (the carpets and overall decor is extremely dates). Is it a bit creepy? Yes (there's blood red walls, an organ and locked doors in your room that seemingly lead nowhere) - The Shining analogies aren't wrong). HOWEVER....are the staff friendly?... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting luxury but the decor of this place looks like it hasn't been re decorated since when it was first built. The room felt dusty and the carpet looked like it hadn't been replaced in years. On the other hand, the bathroom wasn't too bad, the wifi wasn't bad and it was easy to get to Harvard and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This place has great location and great price. But you get what you pay for. It is definitely not clean, but in my experience of one night I would not say this it was filthy. Its more of a hostel than a hotel. Anything nicer than this in the location it has would be two or three times the price.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This reminded me of a college boarding house. I expected this going in, and it was a good place to crash for the night when I was in Boston. The staff was friendly. It was a short walk to the train to take downtown.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE FARRINGTON - The Boston Hotel Alternative - is a small inn located in Boston right near Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University. We have single rooms, studios, efficiencies, one bedroom apartments, and rooms with kitchenettes. Our rates include parking, WIFI and limited local phone service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

Address: 23 Farrington Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1704
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Price Range: $117 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Abercrombie's Farrington Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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