I stayed here for three nights. The hotel was large, clean, and modern. Pleasant scent throughout the hotel.
Lobby was large with a nice lounge space. It was decorated with fake aspen trees, but done in a tasteful manner.
The front desk staff was very friendly, accommodating, and professional.
The room was not the largest, but it was clean and neat with simple decor. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was clean, and the shower had two showerheads. The water pressure in the shower and the sink was not the best, though; okay but not great.
One problem was that there was no TV remote when we first got to the room. After calling the front desk, a maintenance person came to the room within 10 minutes. He was extremely professional and friendly, and took his time to test out a new remote (which didn't work), then look at the TV to make sure it worked. He returned soon afterwards with a functioning remote and all was well. On his way out, he also fixed the alarm clock. These were small issues in an otherwise very nice stay.
The hotel is attached to the Convention Center and located within a 6-10 min walk to the waterfront and a multitude of restaurants. It's about a 17-21 minute walk to the casual and very good Yankee Lobster restaurant.
I found the area around the hotel to be safe and clean, even at night. There are daytime activities and good nightlife along the waterfront near the hotel (i.e., restaurants and bars), but it's a bit out of the way from the historic area of Boston and the Freedom Trail. You could walk to the main tourist sites, but taking a cab is a very quick and easy roughly $12 cab ride. You could also take the metro, which has a couple of stops very close to the hotel.
I think that the hotel is great if you are here for a convention/business, but I can see how it would be a bit out of the way to see other parts of Boston. But, it really is an easy trip to get to downtown Boston via cab or metro.
Parking is available for a fee in the hotel parking lot. It was not difficult finding spots. The cost was $32 per day, though, which I think is a little steep.
Con: It would have been nice to have free wifi in the room. If I remember correctly, there was a fee for this (I didn't use it because there was a fee, so I am unsure of the charge).
Room tip: ask for a quiet room with a city view. Not sure if I got lucky, but I got a top floor room with a terrific view of Boston.
I would stay here again if going to the Convention Center. I was very comfortable and happy with this hotel. If coming just for vacation, though, I would need to reevaluate this hotel in relation to others which may be more centrally located.
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