The modest breakfast offered in the lobby area as part of our room charge was convenient and allowed us to start our day quickly. The hotel's close proximity to Boston College was very helpful for anyone visiting the school. This is a hotel to use for one or two nights for practical reasons. It was a little difficult to locate, and just satisfied our minimum requirements for comfort, but we were happy to have the extra pocket money.
The great bedroom: big, good looking and with a confortable king-sized bed. The staff were very nice and always trying to help. A good breakfast, a nice neighbourhood... I really liked this hotel! No.
The front desk guy was really nice and accommodative. a stronger internet connection would have been good, and the continental breakfast should have been served until 11:00 am.
When I arrived, the employee working at the front desk was very helpful and kind. I felt comfortable and enjoyed my stay.
The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. Also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast (plenty of food and variety).
It's proximity to the subway and the complimentary continental breakfast.
convenience for the city transport system
I liked that it was convenient and had availability. The price was ok, compared to what other hotels were going for around the area. i felt like it could have been cleaner. The room felt very damp, as if there had been no air but the air conditioning circulating the room. There were spiders every where - In the curtains, on the wall when I woke up, in the bathroom smashed on the wall. I couldn't wait to check out. The bed was terrible. It flt like it was very old mattress, extra soft and springy.
The staff was especially helpful regarding tourist attractions, transportation, and restaurants. Computer w/Internet access in lobby complimentary for guests.
The Breakfast was excellent! The heater did not work. The room reached until 59 degrees, we notify front desk their answer was "in summer (September) they does not turn it on.
Location, free auto parking, generous complimentary breakfasts, very helpful staff at front desk no
Great location for visiting BU campus and proximity to the T line. Really appreciate the full breakfast and free internet. Near Whole Foods Grocery store for stocking up on supplies for the fridge or microwave use. The heating unit was noisy and difficult to control the temperature comfortably.
Fairly comfortable and clean. Includes light breakfast and parking. A few miles from city center. The mouse. It woke me up around midnight of our second night there. It was running around and chewing on something. My boyfriend didn't hear it initially because he's a heavier sleeper than me. I thought I was hearing things. After we turned off the lights, I heard it again. This time, he did too. I couldn't sleep after that. I had the lights on for about an hour or so. My boyfriend was tired from a long day so he passed out. I eventually dozed off but not for long as it woke me again around 6am. We finally found what it got into. We had a loaf of bread inside a tied up plastic bag in the room. It chewed through the bag and ate a big piece of the bread. I told the manager, Supta, about it, but she said they do not have a mouse problem. However, I found a mouse trap under behind the desk with a piece of cheese on it. I guess it was a really smart mouse. She explained the trap is for preventative reasons. She also asked if I turned off or blocked the mouse light (it's a night light to scare off the mice??) Nope, it was on the whole night. I suggested that they a post a sign warning guests not to have any food in the room, like they do in hostels, since it sounded like she thought it was our fault for having food in the room. I was a bit upset they have an issue with mice, especially for the price we paid ($92 a night!) I would have rated this stay as a one star for this reason but our first night stay was not a problem. I suppose if you're a heavy sleeper or don't mind the company of mice, it won't be an issue.
The front desk staff was very friendly. Honestly, this place was disappointing. I had to open the windows to air out the overwhelming perfume smell in my room. It was so strong, I couldn't stop coughing. Then, I couldn't lock the windows back up when I needed to close them. There was garbage all over the parking lot too. Definitely not worth $100/night.
It was close to the paradise night club where our concert was. Also located right by a very nice river walk trail. Bed was nice and comfy and room was clean. The desk attendant was very friendly. A good price too. The door was hard to close and the water from the faucet was dripping. The neighbors were also very loud with their screaming kids during the day.
Surprisingly large room and well maintained. Would have given five stars but we found a cockroach...
Everything! Room was clean (great shower!), staff was helpful, breakfast was good, price was affordable, and it was near where we were going. Favorite place I've stayed in a while, even compared to places twice the price.
This updated and rebranded Howard Johnson offers a traveler a great value with a 10-minute walk to the Red Line of MBTA. Good resources for restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries in walking distance. The facility is newly redone, and looks great. Simple, clean appearance from the street that carries through to the interior. This is a simple place, with no lounging lobby or other common area than a breakfast room. This is a place for travellers who will be out visiting and sight-seeing for the majority of their time here. Rooms can vary. The room they initially put us in seemed only partially updated with an old Jacuzzi tub, paint peeling on the ceiling and walls, and mould in the tiles around the tub. The paint job in the room was obviously inferior. That room was also next to the "Janitorial" room, which serves as the office and break room for cleaning staff that starts work at 6am — very noisy very early. Front desk staff easily and quickly moved us without fuss when we asked for another room. This one was completely redone and a lovely glassed in large shower. The only other thing to note is that since this is a refurb, the sound-deadening is less than in a newer facility and the sound-sealing, such as the door with no seals around it, allows for noise to come in the room more than contemporary construction. Ultimately, we might use this place again, because it is a great value.