Stayed here for two nights and I've to say that this hotel, for the budget, is perfect. The hotel is not exactly in downtown, but its 1 min away from the green line T stop "kenmore" which is a 10 min journey from downtown. The area is also lively with a lot of stores, fastfood, and cafes directly infront of the hotel and its 5-7 min walk from Newbury street which is one of the most beautiful streets in boston.
I arrived at the hotel early (11am) and although the official checkin is at 3pm, the guy at the reception was very helpful and gave me a room right away. He was so helpful that he even changed the room for a better one without me asking. In addition, in all my other encounters with the staff members, they were all very nice and helpful.
The room itself is big and the bathroom is huge. The room had a king bed, desk, large LCD TV (didn't use it), microwave, and a fridge. The room was very clean and the heater worked exceptionally well. The bathroom is also very clean and the shower worked perfectly with perfect hot water. The breakfast was a nice continental breakfast with fresh juice, waffles, fruits, pasteries and coffee.
The only negative points in the hotel that prevented me from giving it 5 stars are: the wifi and the outside noise. The wifi is only free for the first 1 hr, then you've to pay for it which is so inconvinient. Regarding the street noise, my room was on the third floor and it felt as if I'm in the street hearing even the conversation between people. It is so bad, that if you are a light sleeper (Luckily I'm not), I've to say with complete confidence that you'll never be able to sleep for 1 min.
Again for me this hotel, for what I paid for, is perfect with a nice room & in a nice area, but again if you are a light sleeper don't stay there.
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