I was expecting better. Location was good for event I was attending but it is pretty small and hidden. ( Cab driver didn't even know it and took me to Boston Commonwealth hotel, so just make sure you don't make that mistake.)
There are no amenities that you might expect at other hotels for this price in other cities.
Bad for business travel - only wifi in the dark dingy lobby, so not inviting. Bad for romantic getaway - good for solo traveler on a budget.
Bed was clean and comfortable enough. But carpet and bathroom really lacking. Rusty and worn out fixtures. No deep cleaning seems to happen as dirt and guck hidden behind bathroom door, thick dust around carpet perimeter and around furniture.
Didn't use bag check as it was a common room where you dropped it yourself.
Really nice staff, but management needs to put some money and improvements into this place or it will remain a two star.
Price seemed variable. I booked weeks in advance but found about $50 lower rate on their site the night before I arrived - not sure what was up with that.
- 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:
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