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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
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!
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.
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"
feel very easy to stay The window can not open, so the room lacks of fresh air.
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.
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.
location 2 flights of stairs
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 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.
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.
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.
Staff was courteous and helpful. Small fridge, microwave, sink, counter for eating, in room. Shared bathroom, bring your own toiletries.
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.
I like here because the owner is really kind people also i could believe him so that's why i recommend the Farrington to you guys.
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.
WiFi work well :-) Interesting retro design. This is not more than hostel with small rooms. Quite chip, so other guest may make you some troubles. No climate control also is troublesome in the end of June, especially in room under roof.
there was no cleaning service
the staff was helpful the place was an absolute dump, with no screens on the windows, filthy towels and sheets. something was oozing through the ceiling, unquestionably the worst place I've ever spent a night that I actually had to pay for
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.
I think it is cheaper! But it is not the case. The furniture in room is too simple, there are no chairs. There are some strange smell in room, but I can not open the window. There is no air- conditions. It's hot. You can repair the window and install a air- conditions.
The hotel was not too far away from Fenway Park. Since that is what I was going to do, it worked out perfect: less than two miles away.
The room was pretty.
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.
Clean, quiet, lots of amenities (full kitchen, laundry in the house, wifi, free parking, living room, etc.), private, safe/secure, great service. Kitty made us feel very comfortable, and exceeded our expectations. I can't think of anything I didn't like even with the shared bathroom, which was always available, clean and stocked. Anyone who rents this place will not be disappointed. None