Charming brownstone inn, great location as we were visiting Northeastern University, loved the modern, edgy decor! Comfy bed, nice clean bathroom but living room furniture was awfully uncomfortable .
Suite 201 had a worn, mushy, Ikea-style "loveseat" which was so small it could only seat one. The only other place to sit was a formal chair which may be great in a formal living room but you could never curl up in it to watch TV or read a book. Very disappointing as there were great basketball games on TV and we would have really enjoyed watching from our room but opted to go out to a local sports bar instead.
Other minor issues were no toilet paper in bathroom (not a biggie as we used some Kleenex) and no regular coffee by the coffeemaker (only decaf!). This forced me to traipse down to the basement to the office/breakfast area in my jammies in search of my requisite caffeine. Still half asleep and just looking for my morning cup of Jo, I was befuddled that the coffee station was a gourmet machine which required selecting an individual foil-wrapped disc (many varieties with exotic names -- had to ask the office staff which one was just plain regular coffee), which produced only a thimble-size cup. This was just way too much thinking for early morning -- why can't they just have self-serve pots that say "Coffee" "Decaf" and "Hot Water!" Overall, not a huge deal but I enjoy my morning coffee and when you are paying $250+ a night, is that too much to ask?
Continental breakfast was adequate for normal diets (oatmeal packets, fresh bagels, and I think muffins but, since I can't eat gluten, I had to pass).
Would I stay again? Yes, but I would not stay in 201 unless they replace the living room seating (think comfort people!). Eclectic and modern decor is very cool and doesn't have to be uncomfortable!
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- Welcome to The Inn @ St. Botolph, a luxury boutique hotel located in the shadow of the Prudential Center. With a keen nod to its namesake, the patron saint of travelers, The Inn @ St. Botolph in Boston's historic Back Bay wraps a wealth of luxuries in a tidy and affordable package for discerning travelers. Like its sister hotel, the internationally acclaimed XV Beacon, The Inn @ St. Botolph offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. ... more less
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