Hotel 140 on Clarendon Street in Boston is a reasonable and quite nice hotel. I was in Boston for four days for a church conference and was looking for an alternative to the very expensive hotels in the Back Bay area. Hotel 140 fit the bill! It's in a nice area of the city where I felt very safe being alone on this trip.
The room was on the small side but not claustrophobic by any means. It had a Q bed, shower, plenty of drawer space, desk area, and most importantly to me, a dorm-sized refrigerator.
There are plenty of restaurants in the immediate area, including Wendy's, McD's, and lots of independents, but I really LOVED "Flour," which is only yards from the hotel. If you don't mind the type of place that doesn't serve you (you order, pay, wait for your order when they call your name), Flour is not to be missed. Wonderfully friendly staff, but more importantly, out-of-this-world food, and reasonably priced. Portions are generous, and I sometimes ate half my meal and brought the rest back and stashed it in the fridge for another meal the next day.
Another good thing about Hotel 140 is that it was very quiet during my stay, which I appreciated. Although there are no gym facilities on site, ask about being able to use the Boston Sports Club on Boylston. Someone staying at 140 told me that it's a great place and she was enjoying using their facilities. (Did not ask if there's a fee or not.)
140 gave me a AAA rate, so be sure to ask about this when booking your room!
I'm giving 140 a 4 instead of a 5 on "sleep quality," because the bed could have been a bit more comfy...but I managed and after the first night, I slept fine.
All in all, it was an excellent value for the money, and I'm planning on staying there again next July!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 140 is an affordable boutique hotel offering the best deals in the Back Bay. Our rooms are modern European in design, clean and cozy. Our recently renovated building, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also houses a beautiful lobby, function rooms, and The Lyric Stage Theater Company. Hotel 140 is just steps from Copley Square in Downtown Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood - recently voted "Top 10 Neighborhood in the Country" by the APA. The South End's hip restaurants and shops are close by, as are Newbury Street's high fashions and fabulous dining. We're close to the Financial District, Hynes Convention Center, and other business centers. Public transportation is right around the corner at Back Bay Station. ... more less
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