My wife and I stayed here over Presidents Weekend for a Valentine's Day trip. The hotel is clean and well maintained and the location is excellent: near the Prudential Center mall and a couple of blocks from old Back Bay and Newbury Street with its shops and restaurants. Symphony Hall is a block and a half away, and we attended a superb BSO concert there.
However, a warning is in order: I reserved a King corner room at a discounted rate, paid in full for both nights, nonrefundable. When we arrived, we were told there was no corner room available because the occupants of one room had asked to stay another night. We were given a King standard room, but NO ADJUSTMENT for the rate because we had paid in advance! The standard room was cramped for us and had an oblique view past the Sheraton next door: ok, but not what I'd paid for.
The concierge very kindly gave us complimentary breakfast, which more than made up for the price difference. But money is not the issue: full pre-payment with no refund should GUARANTEE the room. My conclusion is that the hotel preferred to let the other people stay because they could pay the rack rate for the night.
So, while I think the hotel is a good value for Boston, be aware that you may not get the room you want, even if you take the nonrefundable rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Boston Back Bay is an up-scale hotel in downtown Boston, across the street from the Hynes Convention Center in the neighborhood of Back Bay. This Boston hotel's downtown location is within walking distance to Fenway Park, world-class shopping and dining on Newbury Street and four miles from Boston Logan International Airport. This Boston hotel features 390 guest rooms, and indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center and over 15,000 sq.ft. of flexible event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel Boston
- Hilton Hotel Boston
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