I live in Boston and I did have some friends coming over and staying in Radisson or Hyatt or Hilton.
This was my special occasion for my parents to attend my graduation from abroad and I wanted them to stay close to where I live and chose Omni-parker hotel and checked their lobby to make sure it is the right place for my parents and booked a deluxe room for 4 nights.
The first time they checked in, the accompanying PA called and addressed the concern of the hotel. And I rushed in to check their room.
Instead of contacting me beforehand, they already checked in. The room was awfully small. They squeezed two double beds into the single room and there was no way that my poor folks could unfold their suitcases unless putting them on the bed.
There was one chair in the room but it was in the way making anyone unable to get out of the bed from the window side. Basically the room had 2' around two double beds and one separate bathroom with rusted & outmoded features. I remind the readers that this was the deluxe room.
I wend to the lobby and asked for changing the rooms but they said it was all full as it was a graduation season. We originally asked for a king bed with the view to the park st/Boston Common but, they were facing ugly rooftop of government center side with two double beds giving no space to move around.
And, I canceled the reservation and moved my folks to my condo and still had to pay for not just for the first night charge but second night charge as well.
Still passing by the hotel today, I get really upset to see this hotel being run as they ruined my plan to have my folks enjoy their stay while in Boston.
Anyone traveling to Boston should know that the best location to stay should be in COPLEY PLAZA AREA-Hynes Convention Center- Kenmore square, not PARK STREET. The next best location will be HARVARD SQUARE. The third location will be Kendall Sq. MIT but there are only two hotels there.
If your location is none of these 3 locations, you will feel like you are distant from the scenes.
There are no true 5 star hotels in Boston. And, don't waste your money in Omni Parker hotel rated as 4 star. You can find better deal at lower cost in Westin/Marriot/Hilton at the same price or lower. The only part I like about this hotel was the flower arrangement and carpentry works in the lobby and you are free to enter to see them. But would you pay 30%-40% more to stay in half the size of the rooms with late 80s decor?
To me, simply it was a cheesey deceiving business.
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