I love this hotel. I actually like it that the location is a little further around the cove headland than Logan Airport - - the views from Crystal Cove, and my room and small balcony – were awesome. The fresh sea air, pretty fishing boats and the downtown Boston skyline in the distance. By taxi from downtown Boston to the hotel, the cost is around $25. By subway, then bus around $2. The latter of those two options taking upwards of 40 minutes I guess. That’s okay.
The hotel is clean, and staff welcoming. Room was spacious enough... sort of contemporary feel and recently painted and decorated. The television remote being tied to the bed stand was amusing especially the Velcro to stick it back there; I guess a few were stolen; mine wasn’t going anywhere! Private adjoining bathroom with bath and shower fine. In the room, I loved the glass doors opening onto a small balcony with views across the harbor. Listen carefully you can hear the airplanes, but no problem sleeping. Would’ve been even nicer with light hardwood floors instead of the carpet. Families will like the convenience of the kitchen and lounge area shared between three rooms – if you’re a large group, book all three rooms and you have a neat private set-up.
No breakfast offered. But walk a few blocks into the pretty village center and there’s a fab coffee shop serving breakfast. And for dinner a nearby seafood and grill restaurant, which is very welcoming with exceptional food. And an Italian restaurant. There was a Chinese take-out too. Everyone was friendly and the locals knew each other – I was loving this small-town atmosphere just outside Boston!
I heard the hotel has a pool and spa. I didn’t get time to take a look. I was in a room in the annex building and liked it a lot. Wonder what the rooms in the older building are like – I’d request the annex next time actually.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the seaside community of Winthrop, minutes from Logan International Airport and a short distance from Downtown Boston, The Inn at Crystal Cove boasts comfortable accommodations and a stunning view of Boston Harbor and city skyline. We provide complete living facilities, including fully-equipped kitchens, lounges, pool, free parking, cable television, free local calling and free wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Crystal Cove Hotel Winthrop