I had a convention at the Hynes Convention Center in June, 2013 and booked a 4 night stay at the Buckminster. I took the T from the airport and the subway let me off less than a block from the hotel. I walked to Hynes each day, and it was an easy 20 minute walk.
The staff were very nice and helpful. I originally booked a double bed, but I was upgraded to a queen bed. Apparently I was staying in an expensive area of Boston as far as hotels go, but the Buckminster was the cheapest I could find, and they gave me 10% off since I was on a business trip. It's very conveniently located to the T, Fenway Park is right around the corner, and there are many places to go all within walking distance.
My room was a perfect size with a comfortable bed. Free wi-fi for 1 hour a day, a microwave, refrigerator, tv, iron, hair dryer, desk, and the room was nice and quiet. The room was clean except the white tile grout in the bathroom had mold. I am a clean freak, and everything was well kept except for that mold. Disgusting, but could easily be taken care of with some bleach. Hint hint. There was a free continental breakfast in the morning with plenty of seating.
I loved the character of the old hotel, I liked the friendly staff, and the location was perfect for me. I would recommend this hotel, and I would stay here again if I went back to Boston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Boston Hotel Buckminster located in Kenmore Square, a few steps away from Fenway Park. Built in 1897 this hotel takes you back in time with its old world elegance. A historic hotel that hosted a speakeasy in the 1920's and hosted jazz legends including Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus. More notoriously, it was the site where the 1919 baseball-fixing scheme, the Black Sox Scandal for the World Series was planned. Our 132 guestrooms and suites have been tastefully designed for simplicity, elegance and comfort. All accommodations include complimentary Wi-Fi, HD Flat screen TVs with HBO, microwaves, mini-fridges and large soft beds. For the best views in the house, ask for our City View rooms overlooking Fenway Park, the iconic Citgo sign and the Boston landscape. Boston Hotel Buckminster is within walking distance to Boston University and House of Blues. Come join us for a relaxing stay where the crossroads to history and baseball collide in an elegant fashion. ... more less
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