We had two bases during our stay in Boston. A weeks apartment rental with family in the cambridge area followed by a bit of touring to the Capes (Cod and Ann), returning to central boston for a few days before returning to the UK.
As others have noted, the location of this hotel is great as Boston is pretty walkable (and the T trains help when your feet are walked out!). We also found that the staff were friendly, fun and helpful. Our rooms were clean and the inclusive breakfast a little bonus (whilst you were planning the day to suit the variable weather).
The decoration is tired, and does not set out to impress the guest! It is close to many other swankier looking hotels so if you would like to spend more, you have many choices. But here everything worked and after a long days sightseeing (and local beer tasting), our room gave us all we needed.
A "very good" rating is inappropriate because of its appearance, but it is above average as an overall assessment. 3.5 stars would be a better rating.
- 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