You can get to Copley Place and the Pru without going outside so weather is not an issue. Lots of restaurants nearby including Eataly. Symphony Hall is walkable. You can also walk down Newbury Street to the Public Garden. Hotel is small enough that you're not overwhelmed by people everywhere like the Marriott nearby. Parking is expensive! No coffee/tea in lobby - just in room.
Location Staff was inattentive and seemed bored. I arranged for a crib for my room for my son and upon arrival, it was not in the room which was hugely inconvenient. I had to call to have it brought up. Also, wifi should be free in this hotel.
Didn't like how the website advertises a pool and spa but they have neither.
Location, very comfortable bed Bathroom too small, water with very low pressure
The service was great. The staff caters to your every need. The room was very comfortable and provided a nice view of the city.
No pool due to renovations...not mentioned when reservations were made...not explained when checked in...
Arrived in Boston just in time for a heavy snowfall accompanied with a vicious wind. Being from snowy Colorado I was well aware of fast changing weather conditions. The Westin staff were also aware and took on the opportunity to show off their talent. These people know how to take care of customers with their great service, personalities and that always lovely humor. I'll be back!
The Westin is located in the heart of Boston with easy access to public transportation, restaurants and shopping. Great location for business travelers. Customer service was also great. Definitely worth checking out for your next business trip!
The shower kept running hot and cold and I could not set a temperature that was relatively consistent
What you would expect from a Westin. Clean, fairly modern rooms, big TV, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea. It's connect by skywalks to other malls so you can get to many places without even hitting the street. Had little interaction with the staff but they were all courteous and efficient.
Couldn't ask for a better location. No free wifi. Only basic tv channels.
An excellent Boston experience all around
Located in large shopping mall in center of town. Very clean and relatively comfortable. Water bottle in room cost $7.50. Elevators very slow on occasion. Very old TV system with limited HD channel selection.
The amenities, the restaurants, the staff, the rooms were all very nice. I was very upset with the fact that my room had no internet access other than paying $13 to $17 a day. I am sure when I made my reservation through Kayak that in the description of the room it read that internet access was included. I called the concierge desk but they were of no help to me. As nice as my stay was, I would not stay at this hotel again nor would I recommend it. The elevators were a mess during my stay too. Everyone staying there was upset and complaining about the incredibly long wait times.
the view was the best. Have to get private parking, costed same as my stay at the hotel. waited for 1 hour and made 5 calls to get brushes.
It was in walking distance to restaurants, shopping and many historical sites. I had an amazing view of the harbor and the room was very comfortable and clean Although the food was good the menu needs more variety
Elevators are a disaster, unless you love waiting. No free wifi in the rooms (what year is this????). No fridge in rooms (what year is this???)
the room was very clean,great view of the city and the bed was fantatic.will stay again
I think the hotel feels too old.
The location was great. For $640/night there were zero amenities. Such as, the room came with 2 keurig pods, if you needed more (for your 4 night stay) they would happily provide them for you for $1 per kcup. Wifi was extra. Oh, there was a continental breakfast on the 28th floor however, for my $640/night that was not included in my stay. Not sure how you upgraded to coffee and a donut.
I recommend valet parking. Location is excellent for shopping too and staff are great. Bathroom was not cleaned properly may be the product they used and did not finish wiping down because toilet cover and seat was sticky.
It is in the Copley Plaza and as such closed to every thing and like other hotels in Boston, too expensive for what one gets in return, but this one was less expensive. Though Internet was available, only at exorbitant price; amenities in the room, none; one plain bottle of water was $7.50, though we had a nice view to the street, still the room was not cozy, rather detached , impersonal and with white all around gives the sensation one is in a hospital and it is sickening. no night reading lights. In the middle of night to much lights moving to the room frm out side.. It is clear one is not at home!
Lovely hotel. Elevator system very efficient. Rooms very spacious. Noisy neighbors. Called front desk and they didn't seem to do anything.
The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The room was on the small side, but beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Quiet.
Location Rooms are a little dated
The Lennox has a very beautiful entrance, very good service, located near shopping ( Prudential) and restaurants.
Great staff, too much perfume at the lobby, the bed is too soft, great locations and great sleep because you can't hear the traffic outside, good restaurant.
I liked the location and the fact that I was granted a late check-out on the day of departure The constant attention of all the staff located in the lobby. would have liked to walk through there once without having to tell them all how I was doing.
the parking attendants were very courteous . reception staff were very courteous too.
Friendliness of all staff Last time I stayed it cost 75$ a night. I know it was 30 years ago.... I miss Diamond Jims
Central location in Boston with excellent service. Staff is always there to cater to your needs. Spacious and comfortable rooms, beautiful boutique hotel. Great restaurant too.
Fabulous customer service. The luxury of a boutique hotel, the comforts of home.
Great location, good hotel. They should have a kettle in the room.
A very nice stay, excellent location (near to the T stores and restaurants, walk distance to the main attractions). Staff very polite and helpful. I definitely recommend the hotel.
The whole atmosphere from walking in was just happy. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The view of the city was great, and the room was phenomenal. Loved the decor and the pillows. The pool was awesome and that was the best temp in a hot tub I've felt in a long time. Paying for parking. They clearly own the garage I think they could include parking for their guests.
There was a mistake in our reservation dates. The front desk staff was so rude and apathetic about it, we cancelled our return stay with them. Neither one said they were sorry about the mix up, never smiled, kept saying they were totally booked — we had been walking in the rain from the bus and obviously needed help. Customers ultimately decide who receives their money!
Lovely amenities: pool/hot tub in the fitness center was very clean, cotton robe in the closet was a nice touch, and the infused water in lobby made for a refreshing start of the day. No included breakfast and subpar in-room coffee. There is a cafe in the lobby but by that time, I was ready to explore elsewhere.
We originally had a reservation for 3 days. We were a late check-in. However when we arrived the first night they were fully booked and had to get us a room at a different hotel. That experience did not go well but the Hilton Boston Back Bay did everything to help us.
location The hilton would not honor the double room I booked without an argument. I booked a double and they claimed to only have single king bed available. They claimed booking thru a third party was no guarantee. In the end we got the handicapped room but it was totally aggravating. I guarantee they overbooked bc a student group was there and they obviously can't place students in one bed. It was not super clean. Mold in sinks and lobby toilets were clogged.
Nice locatio and accessible to main attractions
Extremely comfortable bed. Spacious room, perfect location near Prudential Center, Copley, etc. and easy to drive to and from I-90. Self parking in attached garage, which I prefer (I hate valet parking). Parking garage attendant was kind and helpful. Quiet except for airplane noise overhead (from higher floor room.
Loved the location. It was our first visit to Boston and loved the convenience to Newberry St. and the subway. Nice rooms and great service. Nothing fancy but met all our needs.
Convenient location, typical business hotel Needs a little more updating, few food/beverage choices in lobby
The manager was very nice and tried to help. The doorman lost our bag. The front desk was incompetent and was hardly helpful. The restaurant refused us service.
Hotel didn't have my reservation that I made through Kayak and the staff was not helpful in resolving it
The room was excellent with lots of storage space. The continental breakfast was very good too.
The hotel is central so easy to walk around Boston. The staff were helpful in the main and the room was spacious and clean. We didn't like the breakfast which was very poor and we didn't like the fact that we were not helped in making urgent phone calls - despite several requests as we were struggling with a completely new system and completely exhausted after a long flight.
Friendly staff. Room had everything you needed. Room as tiny, but functioned fine for a solo traveler.
Location. Nice bar. Internet in lobby. The bed was too small!!! Definitely not big enough for 2 normal sized people! Also, there was a smoke detector above the bed that blinked green lights all night. The view from our room was a brick wall which was a little disappointing but not the worst thing in the world...
Location of hotel-provision of breakfast. Good bar. Room was a bit on the small size.
great location and very helpful staff.
advantageous location, particularly access to T
location was good. easy access to places. quick breakfast was also fine. bagel was soft (I liked that) ... I wish I could have experienced bar which I did not ... I wish you had a coffee maker in the room.. It was very dry and I was dehydrated every morning... Also, (this is very personal but...) I had cup noodles which I could not make or eat becauase of no coffee makers( no hot waters...) I looked downstairs once and there were no coffee or hot water available...24hours?!? not sure if it was..
Friendly, helpful staff, free internet and printing facilities
Staff were excellent, helpful and courteous. Well appointed rooms and facilities. Excellent value, above our expectations. No problems at all.
Hotel located close to Railway Station and Airport. Good central location for site seeing and shopping and restaurants
The rooms were comfortable, well-decorated, well-sized (especially given the location), and had a great sound system (that was a pleasant surprise!). The location is excellent. The parking garage (the only parking option) was quite far away and when the weather was cold and windy, it was quite a pain to get to the car.
Very comfortable, clean room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Location was outstanding.
I love a good bed and breakfast. While the buffet style breakfast is simple, it is all you can eat and delicious: French toast, mixed fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage, croisants, orange juice, tea, coffee... mm mm good.
Feel like I found a gem! Great location, very comfortable, good value. We loved having lunch at the Roost the day we arrived and dinner a couple of nights was excellent. And the Patisserie!!
Peter Dangelo was great and extremely helpful. Kudos!
It was very clean and convenient, with a very friendly staff. It was a very traditional atmosphere with a good complimentary breakfast. Unfortunately, I lost an expensive alarm clock on Saturday evening between 7 pm and 10 pm. I was in 204 and I have no idea how it could have disappeared from the room.
Clean, new, and close to Back Bay activities. My colleagues stated at the Mandarin a block away but I booked late for a small percentage of the price. Breakfast starts at 7:30.
Perfect position and really nice room
Excellent location on full of shops street, near wonderful Commonweath street, Prudential center and Trinity Church, nice wide and convinient rooms I suppose, a bit thin walls - audibility in the rooms is higher than normal
the location was not well signposted
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They made us feel very welcomed and had great suggestions for places to eat in the area. The location was perfect to be able to walk to get food, go shopping, and catch the trolley to do some sightseeing.
croissants/view from room/location
My new wife and I honeymooned there for one night. It was an old building, but clean and well-furnished. Each little apartment has everything you need, plus ours had a nice view. The bed was fantastically comfortable and we enjoyed being able to eat food we made ourselves at at little table. Staff was kind and pleasant to deal with. This place is not new or renovated or fancy by any standards, but well maintained and cozy, and a great value. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone looking to stay at a decent place in Boston for a good price! The cheap shampoo and soap provided smelled a little weird, and there was a funny little device on the wall that may have been meant for a lamp or some device that had exposed wires. We parked at Alewife station for $7 and took the T in because the parking at Copley House is $20 and the cheapest around (and we hate driving in Boston traffic). Still, the good outweighed these minor inconveniences!
We lived in Back Bay in the past so the old sounds and smells of an authentic row house were familiar and expected when we reserved the room. It was clean, albeit old and aging, the kitchenette useful and well supplied, the chairs and table at the bay windows and view very nice. There are stores nearby for food as well as nice takeouts. It is not for everyone - but we loved it! To be in the center of Boston for that price was fantastic. We were able to air out the smell of febreze or the like. It was not needed and if it had not aired out, it would have been a problem.
My room had been recently refurbished. decor very nice - and good size. would be good for longer term stay as it had kitchenette. Stairwell was narrow - no elevator which was not an issue for me, but might be. also the office staff was not always present: "on break, back shortly, sorry for inconvenience"
The location and full kitchen facilities. It was within walking distance of all activities we were involved with. Excellent location for subway. Shower heads were extremely noisy. Adjacent room shower woke us.
The price for being two blocks away from Prudential center was great as the event I was attending was being held there. Clean sheets, floors, and otherwise. Friendly and helpful staff! The walls were thin enough where I could clearly hear any noises including coughs, grumbles and otherwise of next door patrons.
Back Bay neighborhood townhouses converted to hotel . . . didn't "stay" in Boston for a night --- I lived in Boston for a night . . . love this place . . . will be my 1st choice for Boston in future
The responsiveness of the staff was good when there were problems. The room had not been checked properly prior to being let to us. We had to change rooms as the first one had blinds that did not fit the window so our privacy was compromised. The second room in which we stayed was not clean including plates in the cupboards. We had to wash them before use. The tv did not work due to a broken cable. We had no way of controlling the heating when it was chilly and had to call for it to be switche in on more than one occasion. There were no cooking utensils or cutlery in the room and the gas cooker would not ignite automatically with no provision of a manual lighter. The carpet was filthy around the edges, the whole place needed a good clean, thick dust lay along the edge of the carpet.
feel very easy to stay The window can not open, so the room lacks of fresh air.
location 2 flights of stairs
Love the location, very close to everything we wanted. Fenway was just a quick walk away as well as a few nice bars. However there were two different tram lines just a few blocks away to get anywhere not within walking distance. Room was small but clean with all the amenities required. Didn't care for the coffee, however there was a 711 two blocks down that had green mountain coffee so all was well there. Also didn't care for having to park a few blocks away, but for $15 a day parking, it was better than getting a ticket.
Lots of space, kitchen facilities, nice street, friendly staff, close to shops, including Prudential Centre and Shaws supermarket, great value - $140 inc tax for a one bed studio. Shower took a long time to heat up, we guess this was because we were in the basement apartment and the boiler was at the top of the building. Think the place is being slowly overhauled as some of kitchen/bathroom units look a little bit bashed, but another suite we looked into as it was being cleaned was really well furnished. Our flat was mostly lovely though. The carpet leading to our room, down the stairs needs replacing and the room next door is the linen room and a big basket of dirty linen was sat in the corridor at one point, but overall this didn't affect our stay. The aircon filter was not clean though so we didn't use it, it does need cleaning. Check in area was cluttered.
Great location, well-furnished apartments Not handicap accessible and no mention of that on the website or in any of the information provided. My room was on the 3rd floor in a building with no elevator. The only interaction I had with staff prior to check out was because I emailed to ask them about a late arrival; did not talk to or hear from anyone else other than that.
Great location. Staff at the front desk, especially Jason and Laura, were friendly and helpful. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable. The front lobby and elevator smelled awful. We were satisfied enough but will definitely stay somewhere else next time.
Overall cleanliness, good value for your money.
Great facilities for an extended stay. Breakfast couild be taken in the lounge or taken to your apartment. Good level of equipment an the rooms were well appointed. Free wifi.
Location, staff. Just needs some sprucing up! Just needs sprucing up!
Close to shopping, entertainment, transportation, restaurants.
Convenient location & best price in area Friendly service Attractive updated decor Comfortable bed Thin walls... noise in the hall and a little from the busy street interrupted sleep. Shower head is too low for moderately tall man. Loud A/C (which was a bit of a plus because it muffled hall noise, but still...) Was hard to get curtains to close out all the street light (and it's a bright street)
The beds were super comfy Rooms were very cold and for the quality of the room that had outdated appliances and not even a mini fridge, the price the price was a little high and the fact that guests have to pay for overnight parking is slightly ridiculous.
Location is terrific Staff was great Property is clean Older property showing some of its age
The staff were very nice. Location OK to resturants The size of the beds were small. Had 2 double beds and they were short. Charged for car to be parked. No continental breakfast or even coffee except room coffee Bathroom was small Needs updated
Close to NE university. No restaurant for breakfast but good inexpensive breakfast place just down the street within easy walking.
Hotel is clean. Swimming pool spotless. It is far from the attractions. You will have to take a taxi or Uber (approx. $10) Very close to Fenway, walking distance.
The staff was wonderful, let us use their microwave and managed to get us paper plates and utensils on short notice. The location is marvelous. We will be back. There was simply nothing to complain about. Oh, it was a little tricky to get a consistent temperature in the room.
I know it's Boston but still overpriced. Had a lot of luggage that I by had to climb stairs with because there was no elevator. Small bathroom. No electrical outlets.
Location AC off during my stay it was 45 degree outside I have to open the only window.
It was a convenient location. For the price, the hotel was very shabby. It clearly hasn't been rennovated in a long time and was just kind of depressing. For how much they were charging, the hotel should have been much nice. I was disappointed.
The staff and the location were an are OUTSTANDING!!! No refrigerator in the room. Water pressure was to low for a good shower
Clean, Right price and big rooms There was remodeling going on.
Nice, clean place. Friendly proprietors and staff. Good breakfast. Would come back and recommend it to friends. Our room had its own bathroom, probably would go with that option the next time too. And yes, the location is terrific!
Room is clean, bathroom was just outside. In the past I've been in hostels all over the damn world and that's what this was to me – a hostel for adults. From other reviews I've seen people are expecting some full on BnB experience that is not, but they do offer a free continental breakfast if you're up early. If you're into documenting your luxurious accommodations to show off – this is not for you. If you're more into being in a clean place that's centrally located where you're going to sleep and refresh – 100% yes. The place was full and yet we saw no one and never waited for the bathroom. Friendly staff that got us in and out efficiently.
Convenient location. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lots of street noise made it difficult to sleep. Decor was charming if outdated. Not worth the expense.
Not much Shared bathroom/shower, bed in a closet style lodging. Not a B&B.
The front desk person was the most patient person I have ever met. Amazing service and great vibe.