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“Nice place - great location”
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Charlesmark Hotel
Ranked #68 of 85 Hotels in Boston
Reviewed April 8, 2005

Where to start? I picked this hotel based on reviews on tripadvisor. I was happy with our choice. The location was good for a couple of reasons: a half block from the T, across the street from the Boston Public Library (and a bank of public access computers), and there was a healthy selection of restaurants down Boylston within a few blocks. Also my teenage daughter wanted to go running, and we were three or four blocks from the Charles River with great running paths.

There was a mixup when we first got to the hotel. Although we reserved a room to sleep three, it turned out our room was handicap-designated and only slept two. The night clerk made an accomodation for us and we were all happy.

The front of the hotel is under construction which really wasn't any problem. The breakfast served in the second floor was quite adequate. We were there three nights. One morning I had a doughnut, the next a blueberry muffin, and the third morning a bagel. The bagels were excellent! Very New York like. Also a bowl of fresh fruit and choice of coffee, tea or OJ. Although breakfast was over at 10 AM, the fruit and remaining goodies were out until evening.

My daughter liked that she could play CDs in the full stereo in her room. There is a lending library of VHS movies, but we were always too tired to watch them.

There were problems with internet access on the computer in the lounge, but that was okay. There were problems with the soda machine in the basement too (the cans came out hot instead of cold!). But that really didn't overshadow the good value that this hotel was for us. The staff was uniformly helpful and friendly.

Restaurants: we liked Legal Seafood at the Pru and the food was really good at The Atlantic Fish Company.

We'd gladly come back here again!

  • Stayed: April 2005
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12  Thank olderguy47
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Reviewed March 29, 2005

I LOVE the Charlesmark. Great decor and location! I would stay here everytime I go to Boston!

  • Stayed: December 2004
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5  Thank VBW_III
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Reviewed March 10, 2005

In the best possible location to be in all of Boston, Charlesmark is an amazing deal! Very nice rooms with very comfortable bed, and decorated with local artwork. Loads of free features... continental breakfast, wireless internet (fast!), Direct TV, and free videos to watch.

I highly recommend this hotel as you will find nothing else in Boston where you can stay so cheap, so well, in such a nice neighborhood.

  • Stayed: March 2005, traveled on business
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9  Thank idonthave1
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Reviewed March 8, 2005

This Hotel was one of the best I have experienced. The price was very reseanable, which actually scared me, but i was very pleased, it was extremely clean, quaint, stylish, comfortable and in a great location. The T is right across the street, it serves a sweet little continental breakfast and the staff are great. I can not recommend it enough!

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed February 17, 2005

12  Thank FitnessMandy
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Reviewed February 5, 2005

Stayed in this hotel Feb'05 mostly due to the reveiws on this site. As previously mentioned the hotel is well located especially for our needs as we arived via AMTRAK. The price is also a welcome site as we have stayed in boston before and paid alot more. The Hotel is nice, compact and has good facilites. yes the rooms are small and we had one of the delux rooms I think the standard room would have been too small but they were comfortable and as others have mentioned they have a very good sound system and televison system. Our only gripes would be that our room was facing the main road and the windows are not sound proof at all and this kept us awake till late and them woke us up quite early and we were on the top floor! Also we were staying during snow and very cold weather and even with the heating on full in our room we couldn't get warm!
Saying all this we would stay again mostly due to the location and the value for money

7  Thank denjules
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Reviewed February 4, 2005

  • Stayed: July 2004
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6  Thank Taffeta
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Additional Information about Charlesmark Hotel

Address: 655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Boston
#46 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range: $119 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Charlesmark Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood. ... more   less 
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