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Queens, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights at this hotel. The price was more than reasonable for a single en-suite room but I was offered an upgrade upon arrival and given a double room so I guess I got a great deal. The building is old but kept very clean. The reception staff was polite and helpful. Good breakfast selection. Would definitely recommend...

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DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Certainly in Winter we have some great pricing, and I'm clean you found your accommodations clean and to your liking. Appreciate the comments also about our team and breakfast. Thank you for staying with us. David.

Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tidy, low-cost, and well-located hotel. My double room on 3rd floor, facing Charles St., was just big enough and had everything I needed -- except for easy access to power outlets, a minor inconvenience. Although, the ceiling tiles were a little beat up and the floor of the bathroom was cracked. These were not turn offs for...

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DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about our guest service team. "Immaculate" is a great way for a guest to describe our cleanliness of rooms and public space - it's not always easy to be that way in such a historic building. We have begun renovation, and over the next 18 months all rooms will be re-done and ceiling tiles...

New York City, New York
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Weekend away in Boston, cheap 2 night stay with the Found hotel, all was great, complimentary breakfast was a good touch, quick snack food, tea, coffee, grab and go really, enough to keep us going for a few hours, Rooms were a little smaller than expected, i feel like the bathroom was just as big as the bedroom but we...

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DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Louie, thank you for the kind words about our team and your stay. I'm pleased that you agree that our location is amazing, and that your enjoyed your stay. Thank you for staying with us. David.

Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is really well located to local activities and attractions. We pretty much walked everywhere (two minute walk from the Boston Common). The room is basic but clean. Coffee facilities are great. The staff are really helpful and the breakfast is an ideal start to the day.

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Hi Cha84, You touched on some of our best assets and i couldn't agree more. Our team is top notch and with the city just steps from our door we have a location that cant be beat. Thank you for staying with us. Cheers Edward

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We were a family of four looking for an inexpensive hotel in downtown Boston ahead of an early morning flight out of Logan. This hotel was cheap and the reasons quickly became clear: squeaky beds that sagged in the middle, causing its occupants to roll together; loud and live music coming from the alleyway outside; a bathroom door that caught...

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DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Yes it certainly was cold this week. A historic hotel presents many challenges, and as you mentioned Milner recently sold the hotel and we will change name later this week to FOUND HOTEL BOSTON COMMON. We completed liquidation of the two upper floors this week and will begin a multi million dollar renovation project within the next few days to...

Hvolsvollur, Iceland
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I stayed 2 nights with my husband. The room was plenty large enough for us, well maintained and, most importantly, clean. The bed was comfortable, and there was plenty of storage for clothes and luggage. We were lucky to have a corner room with a wonderful view. This is an old building, showing a touch of wear is spots, but...

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DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Amber, yes we are keeping the look of the building, although we will see a significant upgrade in room comfort and appearance. We also change name to "Found Hotel Boston" next week... since the Milner family sold this property to us, the very last of their hotel portfolio. Thank you for staying with us, we're glad you had such a...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 8, 2016

After 3 nights in a similarly priced room in New York, we moved here. To say I was disappointed is the biggest understatement ever. The room in the Milner Hotel was tiny, the bed a double and the bathroom very small. I fell over my suitcase as I left the bathroom one day as there was nowhere else to put...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I can certainly understand not feeling like the size of the room was up to your standards, and I apologize about that. We will be starting a renovation this month and we will do everything we can to address what you mentioned in your review. I hope that when you're back in the area that...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I was only staying in Boston for one night -- wanted to be in a good location, but not an expensive big-name hotel. The Milner was a perfect fit with my wishlist. My single room was super-small, but had the basic necessities (bed, sink, toilet, shower), and was immaculately clean. (And I'm one of those people who looks for bedbugs,...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thanks a ton for the review! You're right, we have a great, central location in the heart of Boston where nearly everything is easily walkable. Further, I'll be sure to let our Housekeeping know of the great job they've done with your room and the hotel! Yes, the hotel will be undergoing a renovation in the near future. I assure...

Mount Vernon, New York
Reviewed December 5, 2016

The location of the hotel was great. The staff I encountered were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable. I stayed in a single room which was very small but had everything I needed in it. My only complaint with the room was, because of its size, it got really hot. I could control the temperature, but even...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed the location, bed and staff. We are in the heart of Boston, easy to get anywhere you need to go! I'm sorry you had some trouble with your heater during your stay. I'll look in to it and see if there is anything we can do to remedy that. Hopefully we'll...

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Old hoteland very nice staff and very frinendly. The hotel is in a central location. Our beds were fine and confortable but the hotel is very old. It was nice to be in that area and wey close to public transport

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John B, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Dear Unnur62, Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Location IS everything, add to that- a friendly staff and comfy beds, it's a winning combination. Good News on top, we begin remodeling this month! We look forward to having you back as our guest.

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Built in 1877 as the Sumner Hotel in the heart of the Theatre District by respected architect Harris M. Stephenson (1845 - 1909), Found Boston is one of the oldest continuously operated hotels in Boston's downtown area. The hotel's enduring presence is due to a number of factors, but probably none as important as "location." An easy walk of just two or three blocks leads guests to such attractions as the historic Boston Common, the Public Garden, and numerous theaters, restaurants & clubs. For those wishing to venture out a bit further from the downtown area, The hotel is one block from the MBTA's Green Line - Boylston Street Station, gateway to outstanding cultural and historical attractions which make Boston one of the most popular destinations of domestic and foreign travelers. The hotel's reputation as Boston's "Best Value" is earned from affordable rates and exceptional amenities. So, whether on business or pleasure, the Milner Hotel offers you Boston's Best Location and Best Value. All rates include complimentary continental breakfast which includes juice, Lavazza coffee, assorted teas, yogurt, cereals, fresh whole fruit and freshly made waffles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Found Hotel Boston Common

Address: 78 Charles St South, Boston, MA 02116 (Formerly Milner Hotel)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $91 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Found Hotel Boston Common 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“For room facing Charles St. - lots of street noise around 2:30AM on the Friday I stayed.”
 of 5 bubbles JMC1032, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“301, on the corner had a good view and a pretty sitting window.”
 of 5 bubbles 708amberp, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a rear facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles walshy54, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“We were upgraded to a suite for a minimal charge, which they graciously ended up waiving. The suite was very comfortable!”
 of 5 bubbles AlV162, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Do not let them give you room 113”
 of 5 bubbles Captain4Crunch, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
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