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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed at the Omni Parker for a conference for 4 nights. Overall nice stay, but not convinced worth the price. The location was great, we could walk in any direction and get to most places we wanted to go or any T stop was within a few blocks. Especially nice since we were there for work and had a limited lunch break so,had time to walk down the street and get a quick cheap lunch and stroll thru the public gardens. Being there for 4 days, lots of places to eat that were reasonably priced, and the most amazing walgreens I have ever been to that had a sushi bar and made delicious healthy smoothies. Rooms were small, tub was tiny, closet was huge, but decor kinda dull. Little odd things- cleaning person would clean but not give us fresh glasses, turn down service only happened one night- so not sure if really was turn down or just someone coming in our room to watch TV while we were gone, they also brought us a complementary beverage each morning that we ordered the night before, but they consistently go t it wrong.Lastly, our room was on the 7th floor but there was alot of street noise that woke us up multiple times, but hey we are in the middle of the city, so not hotels fault. So none of these were deal breakers and the location made up for it, but overall again, not sure if worth the high price.

Room Tip: We were right on the corner- which was nice cause we could see people walking so I knew how to dress for the day without going downstairs and out side to see what the temperature was like, however the location did make for noise at night, mostly traffic and sirens, but also some loud people. So if that kind of noise bothers you perhaps ask for a room in the back, though you'll probably have to give up the view. But one great thing about the rooms is that the windows actually opened.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Yes, our central location right downtown and so close to many attractions makes us a great spot from which to explore Boston. We hope you'll return soon!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Omni Parker House is a classic hotel, with very amiable staff providing excellent service. We felt comfy and welcome despite the snowstorm.
Our room was spick and span. It was in the back, view to the back of a brick building several meters away. We did not mind that much as we were not there to enjoy the view from a hotel window. Instead we wanted to get to know Boston, Hyannis, Salem, etc. - and were 'on the road' all day long.
It is an excellent basis. Tube stations are near by. It is just a brief walk to the harbor.
It is a hotel to return to.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view (corner and higher up).
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for your kind remarks and we hope that you'll "return to" our hotel very soon!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We arrived on the day of the marathon - chaose to say the least. The staff was very supportive, helpful and protective. The hotel, itself, was comfortable, quiet and elegant. It was centrally located to many tourist areas as well as public transportation. We had breakfast in the dining room and the staff could not have been more helpful! The exercise facilities were excellent and available. Despite the tragedy, our experience was positive.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

We're pleased that our staff made an otherwise difficult time a bit easier to handle while you were with us. Thanks very much and we hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well, I didn't know this until I arrived, but this hotel is the longest continuously operating hotel in the USA. It is pretty remarkable. In 2008 they put 30 million in renovations in.

The first thing you will notice upon arriving is how amazing the lobby is. It has that classic historic look and still today has a classic historic smell (in a good way). The check in staff are very friendly and promptly get you to your room.

Our room was on the 8th floor near the corner. It had a king size bed and a couch (along with 2 other chairs so a decent sized living room). We were both amazed by the room and the quality of the furnishings. There was even a separate room to leave your luggage in. The only room that was a little less than ideal was the bathroom. This was only because it was fairly small, but when you realize the age of the building and rooms it still fit everything in. On the note of fitting everything in they have done a very tasteful job of integrating air conditioning, as well as extra outlets (mainly near the beds for our new high tech lifestyles).

So overall a great room. The walls are thin so if a baby is crying in the next room you will hear it, but as long as everyone is mindful of that (which they were every night) then the walls are no issue.

If you are part of their select loyalty program you get lots of perks like free wifi and a morning drink delivered to your room. They also offer turn down service.

Overall a great hotel with lots of history and a great location.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

We're pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the history of our hotel. Many thanks for choosing us!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Omni. We stayed 3 nights in a lovely 2 room suite with great views of downtown and famous landmarks of the city. Lucky to get a good price with Omni's "on a whim" by calling hotel. The bed was so comfortable with top bedding. Don't forget to register for Loyalty Club either before or upon arrival for free wifi, morning paper and carafe of hot coffee delivered unobtrusively to your door daily, so easy. The free loyalty club also gives personal concierge to call for any around town or restaurant request. Kate even had 2 delicious fresh Boston cream pies sent to our room one evening!! We rented a car thru Enterprise which was delivered to the hotel and when we returned from our trip to the Cape, we drove up, handed keys to bellman and per instructions let the concierge know we needed to have it picked up. Maybe this done all the time not sure but as first time travelers to Boston, this was great. We weren't lucky to get a bargain suite on our return to Boston yet the executive king room did not disappoint. We loved this grande dame hotel for its beautiful wood architecture and friendliness. So easy to get to all the highlights of Boston on foot of course and all the restaurants around the hotel are top rated. We would like to think about staying at trendy Back Bay yet the Omni is probably where we will return due to ease of checking, getting around, and just a nice historical hotel.

Room Tip: Call the hotel and ask for "on a whim" specials for best value or book on line at Omni web site. The corner rooms are sunny with downtown views.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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OmniPH55, Guest Relations Manager at Omni Parker House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

It sounds like you had a very successful trip to Boston and our surrounding area. Thanks for letting us know that we helped to make your visit more enjoyable and we look forward to your return!

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