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Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Somerville
Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

The location is not in Boston center but the hotel provides free convenient shuttle.
The team at the reception is excellent.
The air condition is quite noisy and not so effective.
If you have business in Somerville it is the right place to stay

Room Tip: Take room facing back they are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Akiva c,
It is very gratifying to read such an impressive review and recommendation from one of our guests. Along with the entire team, my reception team and I thank you for your kind words.
I sincerely apologize for the air conditioning not working properly and being noisy. I will have my Chief Engineer look into this. Thank you again for letting others know we are the place to stay in Somerville.
We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill next time you are in the Boston area.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had several meetings in Cambridge and the cost of hotels there was through the roof. After looking around, I expanded my search to Somerville which just a short trip from Cambridge and elected to stay at the Holiday Inn near Bunker Hill since, at least, it was on the same side of the river and seemed like commuting to the meetings would be reasonable.

It was quite a nice hotel. The cost was less obscene than Cambridge hotels (although -- to be be fair -- it was still a non-trivial $250/night with taxes). The room was very comfortable, with free internet and free parking.

Minor complaints -- the length of the room made it a bit difficult to watch TV --- I realize that I'm complaining about the room being too big, but it did just seem like it needed a bigger TV or a different layout. Internet, while free, was clunky. The hotel is in an industrial part of town, and the neighborhood didn't seem especially welcoming. Traffic was a mess due to some construction (you need to have an updated GPS/Phone) to avoid the bridge problem.

The commute to my meetings in Cambridge was just under 2 miles,and the traffic was slow going through some difficult to navigate streets. It was definitely worth a tiny bit more of a commute to save something like $100 (or more)/night.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank NC_traveler1998
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear NC_traveler1998,

Thank you for your fantastic review and warm recommendation. It always a pleasure to read how guests enjoyed our hotel, and appreciate the great value we are.
I welcome the feedback you provided and wanted to let you know we are working on the wifi always to ensure it is perfect. We would be honored to have you visit us again when you are back in the Boston area for work--or play!

Thank you again!
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed May 7, 2014.
Great location to Boston downtown with room prices much better.
Staff at this hotel was awesome... one of their managers actually drove our party over to downtown Boston in the hotel shuttle van so we did not have to wait 30 mins for regular shuttle driver.
All the ladies at the front desk were super friendly.
Complimentary breakfast much better than expected w/ really nice and attentive wait staff complementing the self serve setup.
Rooms were really nicely appointed, a bit more so than most holiday inns I have stayed at.

Highly recommended! Thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: I had fifth floor away from elevator, King bed... very nice room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear drgeeGT,
Thank you for your perfect review and for your kind words about our property and our team. We are very appreciative and love reading when our guests enjoy themselves, and will return. It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill, and we all look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to Boston!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The renovation work on this clearly older property is stellar. Super modern fixtures and the tv set up in the room was amazing- a HUGE tv on a full motion mount made our trip very relaxing.I have stayed in many, many 'fancier' hotel chains and this was far better than many rooms I would pay double or triple for. The night auditor that checked us in the middle of the night was very kind and helpful. The room type and location of the room that was requested was exactly what we received. The Bath and Body Works bath products smelled amazing and my husband and I all in all loved our stay here during a stressful relocation process.

As far as negatives, I will say that we had a massive spider dangling over the bed when we walked in- not a huge deal because we caught him but it was unnerving. Additionally the night auditor told us there were ice machines on every floor- but after checking I found them only on odd number floors. The lobby upon check in had some dead crickets and trash on the floor- not exactly the best curb appeal considering how nice the rooms are!

This hotel is worth it, and deserves more respect than a typical Holiday Inn might garner. The management clearly tries very hard to make the property successful and a haven for guests. I would put family or friends here without hesitation, and would welcome a chance to stay here again.

Room Tip: higher floors have a sweet view of downtown Boston!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank stormycakes
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Stormycakes,
Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed our renovation and had a comfortable and relaxing stay with us. I do want to apologize for the couple of hiccups you did experience, a spotless guestroom and knowledgeable staff is our constant goal, and I have shared this with the housekeeping and front office teams for review.
The greatest compliment we can get from any of our guests is to know they will recommend us and come back! Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.
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Somerville
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

The room, was spacious but the soap holder should be install in front of the showel wall not the left side of the of the wall. MY left elbow was hit on that soap holder when I was taking a shower the first day I arrived and I was in pain for more than a day!!


  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Julian O,
Thank you for your review. I have shared your comments with our Chief Engineer, so that he may look into placement of the soap dishes in our guest rooms. We appreciate you letting us know about this, feedback from our guests is vital so that we may improve. Thank you for staying with us.

Terri
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Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed at this hotel to be close to Tufts and because it was a reasonably affordable option. The hotel was typical Holiday Inn. If you are planning to visit Tufts, it is about a 15-20 minute drive away. The immediate neighborhood around the hotel is not inviting, so, you will want to drive if you don't want to eat meals at the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Hello 50Continental_Drift,
Thank you for sharing with us feedback on your stay with us. We are very close to Tuft's and a great value. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.
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Rural Belgium
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Arrived here having booked two TWIN rooms (two beds per room)- you guessed it, they place us in doubles (one big bed per room). After several rounds of 'musical rooms' we end up with the best they can offer - not nice at all. One of us has to sleep in a 'fold-away' bed, all we get is a pile of sheets placed in the room - we have to make this bed ourselves. Wow.
During the process of looking for twin rooms, the receptionist was one or two notches above outright rude, the process of getting checked-in resembled how I imagine arrivals are in a boot-camp. Not in the least bit (meant to be) pleasant.
Rooms were very noisy - frequently woken up by road noise (mainly trucks).
Tried the restaurant, once - never again. Our daughter (14 at the time) said she preferred to go hungry than to eat whatever it was on her plate. Skipped breakfast here because of that.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Terri A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Nossi,
Thank you for your review. I sincerely apologize for your stay not exceeding your expectations. I will share your comments with our entire team so that we can review and improve based on your feedback. We have completely renovated our restaurant since your stay, and also have a new Chef with some great new menu items.
I do hope when you are back in the Boston area you will give us another try, so we have the opportunity to win you over.
Thank you again.
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Property: Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill
Address: 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Somerville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Somerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hotel Boston-Bunker Hill is located just 2 miles from downtown Boston and 4 miles from Logan International Airport. Our complimentary parking and scheduled shuttle service to area mass transit sites Sullivan Sq. & Museum of Science as well as Harvard and Kendall Squares in Cambridge, make us an outstanding choice for our guests. We offer complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in all guest rooms to help keep you connected and informed. Our location is central to: The TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Boston Bruins & Boston Celtics, Boston s historic Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and our many museums makes our location Boston s best choice for value. Easily accessible to all of the area universities & colleges including Harvard, MIT and Tufts. Our hotels central location serves the adjacent communities of Arlington, Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett and Medford. Whether you are traveling on business our leisure, our 184 spacious guest rooms offer the services and amenities to make your stay comfortable. All our well appointed guest rooms feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. The associates of the Holiday Inn Boston Somerville look forward to providing our award winning service! ... more   less 
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