I think other reviewers have pretty much said it all. The hotel is great as a base to access various places and activities in Boston, but is in great need of updating and redecoration. The entrance to the hotel is down a side street and there is no canopy or signs to help locate it until you are actually standing at the door which is opposite a car park. Even our taxi driver had difficulty finding it. The room was small, with only one chair so TV could only be watched by lying on the bed, which was comfortable and clean. The lifts were a bit clunky. The breakfast area on the 5th floor was nice and lots of continental breakfast choices available. Useful business centre with free wifi in the common areas.
In general, I would recommend it as a base to explore the city but don't expect too much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- John Hancock Hotel Boston
- Hotel John Hancock