Ratings based on 366 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from PA

Not again.

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Pros: The front desk staff was very polite, kind, and helpful. Very pleasant to talk to and eager to promote the city.
Cons: Rooms need to be updated.
Location: We walked to Harvard Square, which was a hike, but after 5 hours in a car and not really wanting to spend much time in the hotel, it was a nice walk.
We stayed here one night during our college visits for our son. Price was right, but the room was beat, AC was extremely loud and the dumpsters were below our window, so there was a lot of noise from lid slamming and employee conversations. The hotel had a very powerful smell of some kind of freshener/chemical that was unappealing. The bathroom door had been badly water-damaged, the hinges were rusted on the inside and the reddish rust stain bled down the jamb. As a result, the door was not easy to open or shut. The bottom of the door was warped and peeling.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kansas

Great value if you have your own transportation!

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: VALUE! It's not luxurious, but it's very comfortable and met all of our needs.
Cons: The lobby furniture looked shabby. If that was overlooked, everything else (elevators, carpet, hallways) looked good.
Location: The riverfront location was scenic and in a safe neighborhood. Harvard Square is not far if you don't mind a hike - otherwise, take a cab.
Service is basic (no doorman or bellhops) and check-in was quick and efficient. The front desk staff was very accommodating and helpful. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and pleasantly surprised at how spacious they were. The coffee maker was accompanied by tea, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water and a few complimentary snacks.There was a beautiful view of the Charles River from our rooms. Breakfast was NOT included, but was reasonably priced and well prepared. The hotel is not near public transportation, but cabs arrived fairly quickly after being ordered.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Older hotel yet clean.

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Pros: Price. Proximity to city.
Cons: Updating of carpet, drapes and lighting.
Older hotel with friendly staff. Chinese Restaurant located in hotel with room service. Close to downtown Boston and highway. Limited parking in front of hotel and lot in back needed additional lighting. Easy check-in and check-out. Older hotel but did have a refrigerator, microwave and ironing board. Comfortable bedding.
2 out of 5
by April from Wallingford, Ct

Will never stay here again

Posted Jun 2, 2014
The hotel staff at the front desk were not very friendly. One girl wouldn't even get off a chair in the back corner to come to the desk to talk to us when we first walked in. The air conditioner was not working very well. We had to turn it down to 50 degrees in order for our room to even slightly begin to cool down. The shower was dirty. There was a ton of scum in the drain clogging it and when the shower was running the tub would fill up with water because of the clogged drain. A housekeeper never knocked before using her key to just open the door to the room and came right in. We definitely will not be staying here again and we don't recommend staying here either.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Taipei

Bad

Posted Jun 2, 2014
The Internet speed is extremely slow, I test its WiFi speed by my iPhone app and got the download speed at 0.07kbps. It's totally unacceptable! Won't come back again until the internet problem is resolved.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Close to harvard, rate is relatively low

Posted May 31, 2014
It is easy to have dinner since there is Chinese restaurant downstare.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kevin from California

I CAN NOT UNbooked

Posted May 21, 2014
Pros: Clean room
Cons: Fire Greg
Location: Havard and beautiful river.
I went to the hotel very late about midnight. The hotel clerk (Gregg??) did not wake up after 5 minutes . Then he took my credit card and went back to sleep for another 5 mins.After many prodding, he gave me a key to a room. which one white woman opened to greet me. The second keys did not work to another room. Finally, I asked him to accompany to the third room which was fine. The single computer in the lobby was slow for internet connection. It was turned off permanently after he saw me to use it several times. Room internet was science fiction. When you booked, you are done. Room was clean and noisy due to the highway.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Meg from Ohio

reasonable price, conveniently located to Harvard

Posted May 16, 2014
Pros: Location and price
Cons: Building and rooms are dated. Needs renovation.
Location: Liked that it was within walking distance (1 mile) of Harvard campus.
This hotel is adequate and reasonably priced for a short stay. Hotels close to the Harvard campus are usually outrageously priced. There are no frills here and the rooms are a bit dated, but can't complain due to the pricing. The room and areas were saw were clean.
3 out of 5
by Dav from New York

Not as advertised

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: Beds were comfortable. Seemed a bit short. At 5'10 my feet hung over the edge. Other than this, room was clean, quiet and acceptable for a short stay.
Cons: clean up the website and list the facility as it is available.
Location: not much in the immediate area of the hotel. if driving, there are parking spaces available. if going in to the city, cab fare can add up.
Hotel advertises an available gym/fitness room. None was available and not much of an explanation as to why. Room service was a bit abrupt on day of checkout. Although checkout was after 12n, there was a knock before 10a that morning. For events in Boston, cab fare to and from can add up and be expensive. Stayed here for a convention. If driving into Boston, this might be an inexpensive alternative. If not, would not recommend this as a possible place to stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Being close to city for the price was very good.

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Pros: Proximity to city, price, parking.
Cons: New carpeting throughout.
For the price and its proximity to Boston, hotel filled the bill. Room was clean but the hotel had a bit of a food smell throughout, maybe because it has a Chinese restaurant in the lobby and the smell drifted up. Carpeting needs to be changed but found the bed very comfortable and sheets and bathroom clean. For my needs, short overnight stay near the city and I had a vehicle with me, the hotel was fine.