Bricco Suites : The Hotel Alternative: 16 fully furnished luxurious studio, one, two , and three bedroom suites. Located in the heart of Boston's Historic North End. Amenities include queen beds, fireplace, range top stove, 42"HDTV , in-suite refrigerator, in-suite safe., iron/ironing board, coffee maker, I-HOME clock radio. Beautiful hardwood floors and marble bath with double rain forest shower heads.
As a preface, I never give reviews. I was that unhappy with this place that I'm giving one now... Admittedly, I didn't realize this was a "suite", not a hotel. It sucked regardless. Pulled up in the cab and wasn't sure if it was the right place...all there was was a restaurant called Bricco. Walked inside and asked the hostess if there was a hotel around, she said this was the hotel and I had to walk to the back of the restaurant to check in. A disinterested concierge was back there, checked me in and walked me through this restaurant, an alley way, a cheese shop, and then another restaurant to get me to the stairwell that went to my suite. I asked him if there was food service and he responded impatiently "no...but fine, what do you want". Later saw this guy drinking at the bar and chatting up some chick. Suite was nice enough, but I had to listen to people eating seafood just down the stairs from my doorway late into the night. Had to walk through this restaurant every time I wanted to come and go...literally, walking between peoples' tables as they are eating, with my bags. Someone was moving furniture in the unit above mine late into the night too. Bizarre. Would never book again, even as a long-term stay.
Because it was a very old, small building, there were only narrow stairs to reach the room. No elevator.