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The Farrington Inn

6.6
Good

Based on 1,808 reviews
 
23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, United States
  +1 617 787 1860
The Farrington Inn - Boston, MA
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Distance to city center 3.7 mi
Location rating 8.9
Nearest Airport Boston Logan Intl
Distance to airport 6.3 mi

Rooms

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Double Rooms

$56+

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Double bed
$79 per night

Standard Rooms

$167+

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  • Good
    Jan 2017
    6.2

    Nice enough for the money

    This Inn was what I expected for the money. It was overall cute and pretty cozy, and you got a private room for a low price. I might check out some of the area hostels before going back, because you do sacrifice cleanliness and newness for having a private room. Hostels would be about the same price, but be cleaner and more up to date shared dorm style rooms.

    The beds werent the nicest, and some of my pillowcases were dirty when I arrived. Additionally, the plugs were old and difficult to use to charge my phone. Overall, it was cozy and about as nice as I expected for the price. I also didn't mind the shared bathroom, which might be an issue for some people.

  • Good
    Oct 2016
    7.1

    It's like staying at Grandma's, if she smoked

    Price and location were good, relatively close to MBTA transportation. The sheets were clean, and there were no visible signs of bedbugs or other pests.

    The rooms could have been cleaner, the hallways smelled like cigarette smoke, and the shared bathroom had a bit of mold on the ceiling of the shower.

  • Good
    Jul 2016
    7.7

    Convenient to college, transit, and food!

    Staff was courteous and helpful. Small fridge, microwave, sink, counter for eating, in room.

    Shared bathroom, bring your own toiletries.

  • Mediocre
    May 2016
    3.4

    Yikes

    The price and parking were good.

    Did not know it would have shared bath; no TP TO the whole time I was there, no towels, freezing cold. The room had a kitchenette but the plug to the fridge didn't reach the wall so it was useless. Also no mirror in the bedroom, so I had to do my makeup in the car. Very very noisy, did not sleep at all second night. Sounded like the entire building was partying.

  • Okay
    Feb 2015
    6.0

    What I wanted was 1) Bed, 2) Location - I got both

    Good location - whether from South station, or any of the colleges.

    The entrance was leaking. It was the height of the Boston infamous winter and water was pouring down the entrance. Anyway, I guess this was due to the weather again - the owner may not have planned this level of snow. So in that sense, my review may understate the place.

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About

Overview

The Farrington Inn is described as a hotel alternative for business or leisure travelers to the Boston, Massachusetts area. A guest house in a lovely neighborhood, it places guests less than six miles from Logan International Airport and is a short walk from the Packards Corner T metro stop. Baseball fans will love that it is less than two miles from Fenway Park, but it is that same distance from Boston University, Harvard and MIT, as well. Noted as a blend of hostel and hotel, this unique inn offers travelers a private room along with an array of amenities that includes pet-friendly policies, free Wi-Fi, business services, luggage storage options. All travelers are provided with kitchen access in order to save on pricier takeout and restaurant meals, and those booking for five days or more have rooms with kitchenettes, instead. There is a friendly lobby area and free parking behind the inn. The rooms are all private and nicely furnished with plenty of storage and seating. They range from singles to four-person rooms. All will have a shared bath, and include entertainment systems, cable TV, toiletries, climate controls, and unlimited towels. Most rooms have hair dryers and most also have appealing views of the neighborhood. When budget-friendly travel is a must, but a good location is also important, the Farrington Inn in Boston is a great choice. With home-like comforts, a quiet setting and a location minutes from everything, it is a great find for those concerned with cost and quality.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

6.6 Good

Based on 1,808 reviews

8.9

Location

8.4

Service

2.9

Breakfast

2.4

Amenities

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
No smoking
Express check out
Air-conditioned
Safe
Storage available
Free Internet
Cable or satellite TV

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Harvard University 1.7 mi
  • Fenway Park 1.8 mi
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts 2.2 mi
  • Charles River Esplanade 3 mi
  • Boston Public Garden 3.1 mi

About the Neighborhood

Allston is known for: dive bars, street art, grunge

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Getting Around

Boston Logan Intl 6.3 mi
Bedford Hanscom Field 11.3 mi
Boston-Back Bay 2.9 mi
Boston-North 3.7 mi

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