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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This place looks dark on the outside. Don't be deceived. The rooms are spacious,clean and with all of the luxuries of a 4 star hotel. The management and staff are always outgoing and helpful. The simple continental breakfast suited all of my family's hunger needs at 7am. A great economical hotel ideally located on Rt. 9. Three thumbs up.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank LiQ-American
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We travelled to Boston from Montana for a medical appointment, so due to the short notice and already quickly rising cost of the trip, we could not afford the Boston prices. Recent reviews here and the price led us to book. It wasn’t all bad, but unfortunately the cons outweighed the pros.

Pros - the staff was very nice and helpful. We booked for three nights (arriving Saturday, departing Tuesday). We were supposed to arrive late Saturday night, around 11pm, but ended up stuck at the airport all night due to a rental car problem. We ended up arriving about 8:30am Sunday. Because of the credit card issue we could not fix until Monday, I told them we would pay cash. He said they don’t take cash (who doesn’t take cash? This actually falls to cons...) but after explaining our situation he agreed to let us pay cash. Everyone else was also very kind.

Location is decent, with a Walmart across the street and a good number of restaurants, but not exactly a walkable area. It’s also quite close to the Logan Express, which could be a nice convenience if they offered a shuttle - it’s just under a mile so really too short to take a cab, but a bit far for many people to walk with luggage etc.

It was nice to have a balcony in the “brick” wing.

Breakfast was a nice perk, and quality was decent.

Cons - the outside of the building does not inspire any confidence AT ALL. The sign out front is unlit and low to the ground. The most visible part of the building is a somewhat rundown looking tan block, with an old Best Western sign that has been painted over in not entirely opaque black paint. One whole side of the building has signs that parking is for British Beer Company guests only, despite the fact that the restaurant (attached to the hotel) is no longer in business. We were very concerned about our choice when we first arrived. First impressions are everything, folks!

Cleanliness and maintenance were not up to par. Signs had paper with handwritten directions, old directions (like the now non-existent reataurant) and the hallway rugs were old and stained. In the room, the carpet just felt dirty and grimy. I saw the housekeepers and know they were working hard, but they are trying to clean an old dinosaur that just needs an overhaul. The worst part though was that all of the linens smelled and felt like very harsh detergents. Unfortunately our reason for traveling was medical and my husband can have reactions to harsh chemicals. Most hotels nowadays try to be conscientious and it’s not typically an issue, but this stuff did him in. Between that and the dust/dirt from the old carpet everywhere he just couldn’t take it.

After we finished our appointments on Monday we asked about checking out early, but it was already too late in the day. We couldn’t stay another night regardless though due to him breaking out in hives from the linens and dust, so we left. So, we basically paid 3 nights for 8:30am Sunday to 7pm Monday, and then paid for another hotel to replace that one Monday night.

As I said, the staff were great and we appreciate them allowing us to pay cash, but I do really wish I had most of
that cash back at this point.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank CinnamonGirlMT
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Stayed for one night before going to BU graduation. After searching Boston area hotels ($$$$), we decided to look outside I95 and found a room here for a reasonable price. I was a little concerned based on a few reviews but couldn't resisit the savings over Boston hotels.

Weaknesses: first impression can mean a lot so when I couldn't find the hotel, I remembered a review that said their sign was not lit. Fix that sign so guests don't pass by your location. Second issue, clean your hallways or get a new rug. Third, fix the elevator! This was also mentioned in previous posts.

Positives: Clean room. : ) Clean and very comfortable bed. Quiet hotel even with a full house. Adequate free breakfast. Fair price.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank belowtheradar
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Room was filthy. Carpet beyond gross...did not even stand on the floor with no shoes...bed skirt was splashed with white matter...dirt and trash under dresser...loud...paper thin walls...halls had not been vacuumed in a long while dusty and musty...

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
1  Thank Kelly33804
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

For the price you pay the Magnuson Hotel is worth it, it is not luxurious or up to date but the rooms are as clean as they can get them. For it’s location near to Boston its cheap and a good plac to stop before boarding our cruise. We were traveling west to east on I90 and didn’t want to pay Boston prices of at least $200 plus.

There are close by amenities Walmart across the street and restaurants within walking distance.

For the price you pay it’s good value, the breakfast room lady was very nice and happy greeted us with a nice smile and “ good morning “, the breakfast included in the price was OK.

Rating reflects the price value location, this is not a boutique hotel but rather an old property still going.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Normstock
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