We chose this hotel because it was reasonably priced and in a good area to get around to everything in Boston. It's across the street from Boston Medical Center. The hotel is very nice and well maintained. The staff is courteous. However, the neighborhood is bad. Lots of vagrants, druggies and deranged people wandering around. The bus and train are nearby but you have to be aware at all times. Nice hotel but we wouldn't stay there again. They advertise a pool but when we went to see it, it was only 3.5 feet deep all around.