My sister and I decided to take a few days off for a “girls get away” to Boston. After looking for hotels and checking with TripAdvisor recommendations we decided to stay at Hotel 140. As we only had three days in Boston, we arrived early and the kind staff, were happy to hold our luggage for us. I might also add, that they called our cell phone at noon, and said our room was ready. Also they held our luggage after check out, so we could spend the day sight seeing.
The location of the hotel was fantastic we walked everywhere. If you don’t like to walk transportation is literally a few hundred feet away. There were some great restaurants very close. The Salty Pig was great for a light supper or a quick snack and we also had a great breakfast at Charlie’s.
The hotel is not fancy. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the hotel for you. If you want clean, no frills and just a place to sleep I recommend this hotel. The bathroom was ok. However, the shower spray needed work. There was probably away to adjust the flow, but we couldn’t figure it out. There were vending machines and ice outside our room. We bought a bottle of wine and didn’t want to drink it out of the plastic glasses in the room. I went down to the front desk and the sweet girl got us two nice wine glasses and brought them up to us. We were told that Hotel 140 used to be a YWCA (I’m sure they said the first one). It was fun to look at the old pictures from the 40’s of girls in gym outfits and old hair styles exercising. Sometimes, you just don't need luxury, especially with a good friend or sister. The quirky things are what you remember and share those memories for years to come. We will always remember our trip to Hotel 140.
From what we experienced Boston is quite expensive. I know I would rather save on the room, especially if I just used it for a place to sleep and spend more on the great restaurants.
We will definitely return to Hotel 140 if we return to Boston, and recommend it to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel 140. As a charming and intimate boutique residence, we offer a surprisingly affordable pied-a-terre in a neighborhood known for its pricey hotels. Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, we’re a stylish newcomer in the heart of one of the country’s oldest and most captivating cities. Housed within a historic landmark building on Clarendon Street, our beautiful boutique hotel delights arriving guests with its graceful neoclassical architecture, contemporary services and amenities, and easy access to Back Bay Station. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our exquisite building was constructed in 1929 as the home for the oldest YWCA in the country. We continue to enchant with distinguishing design touches like our bright, bustling two-story lobby, terrazzo floors, arched windows and tufted sofas and wingback chairs. And with immediate neighbors the Lyric Stage Theater Company and Viga Eatery, we ensure that you will always be entertained and well fed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 140 Hotel Boston