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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Boston, Massachusetts

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Susana V
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small but spacious, great location”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The apartment was a little small and being in an old building it wasn't perfect but it was comfortable. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable and huge. The smaller bed in the same room is also good. The pull out couch is very old fashioned and not the most comfortable but works for the kids. The big couch in the living room is also great for sleeping. The kitchen is very small but has everything you will need or a vacations. The best part about the apartment is the location. Being in a safe neighborhood and just a few minutes form the green line is key. It is also only a couple of block from the freedom trail, the great restaurants of the North End or a beautiful harbor walk. I highly recommend this apartment. The only issued I had with the apartment was the poor internet. It was impossible to do any work at night.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Awful Internet
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 18-24
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Guymon
Oklahoma
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“LOVED "my little apartment" in Boston!”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
15
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One of the best parts of our 6-night stay in Boston was the darling little apartment on Hanover street. While not this particular unit, ours was located on Hanover St. My son who lives here said, "Mom, how did you find such a great place on the most exciting street in Boston?" My elderly parents and I stayed here, and while the small couch in the living room was not the largest for sleeping - I was completely comfortable, and am a 5' 3" 56 year old woman; be fore-warned there are many stairs - but my parents did just fine. There was GREAT closet space in the upstairs bedroom. The bathroom was extremely clean. Absolutely loved the charming kitchen. Made our coffee every morning and I went out early and got fresh hot pastries from Modern Pastry down the street for breakfast. (You will not believe the lines outside this place and Mike's Pastry across the street at 10-11PM each night - and you will be patting yourself on the back that you don't have to stand in them because you live here and can always come back.) It was wonderful to be able to look out the front door and down the street to choose whatever Italian restaurant we wanted for the evening. And in the morning a short walk led to the harbor. With fresh hot coffee in hand, I enjoyed beautiful sunrises each morning. AND this apartment is a very short walk to the ferry where you can catch a $3 harbor ride over to the USS Constitution. It is a busy street and the building holds full-time tenants who can be quite rowdy on weekend nights - but that only led to a sense of immersing ourselves in the excitement of the city. And all the neighbors were so kind, including the firemen at the station across the street. PLUS, it is not a very far walk up to Quincy Market and Boston Common. Check-in was amazingly simple, and although I was apprehensive about renting in this manner, Dror followed through on every single detail. I almost hate to write such a great review, because I sure want "my little apartment" available for my next trip to Boston! Hope everyone will treat the property with respect so the cost can stay as reasonable as possible. You're just gonna love it!

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Liked best: The location and its quaintness.
Liked least: Nothing - it met every expectation.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Toronto
Reviewed October 26, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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slcreads
Tucson
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location, great price, almost perfect!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
6
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I rented a 2 bedroom/1 bath at 16 Battery Apt 1R for four nights. We arrived early and worked easily with management to store our luggage on site until the apartment was cleaned and available for checkin. Getting keys was a snap and we were in. After doing extensive research here on Trip Advisor before I booked, I was prepared for a small walk up apartment that would meet our basic needs of clean, comfortable, and safe in a great location right on the Freedom Trail in the North End at a reasonable price. The apartment hit the mark on every score. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel experience this apartment is not for you. But if you want to be in the middle of everything and experience Boston like a North End resident spending 40% of the cost of a hotel room, this apartment might be for you.

Yes, the apartment is small, but had everything we needed as a home base for touring Boston. The beds were comfortable with good mattresses and soft comfortable bedding. Extra sheets, blankets, and pillows were stored in the closet if we had needed them. There were two of us staying in the apartment and we were provided with 4 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 face clothes. I was pleasantly surprised that there was a hair dryer provided. The full kitchen had everything we needed including paper towels, coffee filters, coffee, dish soap, and some condiments.

The apartment had wifi and cable TV provided by Comcast. The wifi was fine for the first day but was unavailable the second day. A quick note to the management company when we went out to breakfast had the service restored by the time we got back that evening.

What could have been better - the apartment needs freshened up with a fresh coat of paint and regrouting the tile floor in the bathroom. These small maintenance/improvement items would have moved my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: Could use a fresh coat of paint
Traveling group: Friends
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JoAnn B
Pendleton, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great location and price”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed in 2B at 435 Hanover for a week. The location was great and the apartment was acceptable. It is an old building, so be aware that the floors aren't completely level. This unit is one bedroom with a kitchen, dining room and living room. The bathroom is quite small, but workable. There is no outlet in the bathroom for the hair dryer that was provided. The bedroom contains a king bed and a twin. The twin keeps the bedroom door from being completely opened, but was a great place to put our suitcases. The mattress was excellent, the towels were nice in thick, the sheets were good. Our one main complaint was that the bedframe had a shelf on each side (9" wide) that made getting in and out somewhat difficult. We arrived after 5 p.m., but our keys were easily obtained from a mail box at the real estate office next door. The keys were returned the same way as no one was at the office when we left. We were very happy to be able to store our suitcases for a couple of hours at a location just a block away. Ask if you need this service.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: King bed frame
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ajax, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best location to downtown in the heart of Little Italy”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Great spot to take a load off after a day of touring in & around Boston. Nothing fancy but we all got great sleeps & had the space to unwind and not be on top of each other. Kitchen & bathroom could use a little upgrading, but really were both no problem as we weren't staying there to stay in and cook. Having the ability to have breakfast or lunch in saved us a little money to enjoy dinners out in Boston. Would highly recommend this apartment as you really felt like a local amongst this fantastic & historic community.
P.S. Try Cafe Pompei for casual pizza dinner & people watching right down the street on Hanover.

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Liked best: Little Italy Neighbourhood was fabulous & apartment was an 8 minute walk to Quincy Market
Liked least: Older bathroom & kitchen, but not a deal breaker...
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PA
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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