Doubletree Hotel Boston Downtown

, Boston, United States
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Doubletree Hotel Boston Downtown

3 star

Rooms: 267

821 Washington Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02111 - United States Hotel Website | | 617-956-7900
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We would go there again
Submitted by: Marvin Schutt in 07/06/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Retired
It was very clean and quite new. The room was well appointed and the breakfast in the morning was very good. We would go there again when we are in Town.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Doubletree Hotel Boston Downtown

They Got me with the Cookie!

from A TripAdvisor Member
As the title of my review states, "they got me with the cookie!" I was on a very long bus ride that day and was starving when I arrived at the Doubletree Hotel. After checking in at the front desk and a couple of jokes later with the friendly front desk staff, I was given the most delicious cookie I had ever tasted. It probably had something to do with my hunger, but it was good enough to make me stay loyal to this hotel on future visits to Boston.

All jokes aside, my overall experience at this hotel was great. As mentioned before, the front desk staff were very friendly and welcoming. The location of the hotel was great and conveniently accessible to the good food in Chinatown and to transportation via the T station. The rooms didn't have the lavish decorations that the upscale hotels have, but they were comfortablydecorated, and most importantly, clean. The hotel is also connected to a YMCA with complimentary access to all the entire facility.

With the price that I paid through Priceline of $80 per night, this hotel was much more than what I expected out of the 3 stars that this hotel was rated.

Awesome - Can I move in?

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have to say this is probably one of the BEST hotels I have ever stayed at in a major city for the value, service and hometown feel minus the snob appeal. Usually hotels equate snob appeal with elegance and this hotel has the formula down pat for low key ambiance and FIVE STAR SERVICE. The front desk staff is amazing. They are so nice you feel like they are actually glad to work there and are always helpful. You are waited on hand and foot here without the expense of a posh hotel like the Four Seasons.

I travel 3 weeks out of any given month and I have stayed at every major hotel chain. This hotel is so far below the Hilton Back Bay in terms of service. I stayed there earlier in the year and to ask them for anything was to bother them. Sure, the rooms were more plush but the front desk and bellman were rude and downright mean and not honest.
They put a huge hold on my credit card without telling me, $250 a night in addition to the room rate which ran my card up so hard, I couldn't book food unless I had it out with them first. I stayed 2 weeks.

Had I know about the Doubletree on Washington, I would have checked out after day 1.

The food here is the BEST reason to say here. Imagine having huge portions of amazing food for reasonable city prices. Everything is fresh and immaculately prepared.

The rooms are not huge but for an elderly couple, business traveler or students, this is perfect. It's a classy upscale hotel with the total package. Flawless even at $200 a night.

Pass over the Hilton and the Sheraton. Stay here. you have the world at your doorstep and Mcdonalds, Dunkin and Au Bon across the street not to mention a CVS and mega shopping and tourism and theater. The parking looks safe and monitorer. There is a valet there watching all the time so I'd park my $40,000 car there without worrying.

Workable soda machines (always fully stocked), free water, free cookies, amazing front desk team that are so friendly. Plan on using room service a lot if you travel on business. The food is not uppetity and all French saucy like the Hilton (everything tasted the same). Safe, safe, safe for women travelers. I felt like I was in a condo in Florida with a doorman. That's exactly what it felt like. It was so quiet and looks pretty without being flashy. I felt like I was at home. Big chocolate chip cookies and milk for $4 before you go to bed and you might as well move in.

Five stars!!!!!!! Nothing bad to say at all. If they could keep the rooms down to 149, I'd live there.

A decent deal, not handicap-friendly

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for business on several occasions, and had varying levels of satisfaction. Overall, the place is a bit threadbare, but clean. Smoke smell from other rooms can permeate non-smoking rooms, and some of the rooms can be small and oddly configured.
Given the location, I guess it's a decent deal for the price, if you can get a good discounted rate.
The front desk staff is friendly, but seem indifferent at times as well.
Also, watch out if you have a disability- the main lobby is actually on the second floor, and the small service elevator from street level is frequently out of service. You may have to climb the long, curved stairway to the lobby.
The breakfast buffet is separated from the eating area by a small flight of steps as well- although these stairs are equipped with one of those noisy, clunky wheelchair lifts.

Nice to stay in

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very nice place to stay in! Close to the Theater district, nice places to eat around the corner - easy access to the YMCA pool, working out area! It was fun to stay downtown - feeling save and being close to all important places. Easy access to the airport as well!

Close to everything worth seeing

from itbetterbeclean
Great web rates, you wont find cheaper hotel unless you get lucky on priceline. Probably the best 3 star hotel (should be a 3 1/2 compaired to some of the 3 stars we've stayed in Boston). You can walk to Public Garden, Filenes, Copley, Chinatown, Newbury St. Cant walk to Fanueil Hall, but its tourist trap anyway. Tons of great restaurants nearby. Daily parking charge seems expensive, but valet will let you take car out as many times as you need for no extra charge.


from sleepybeautie
The previous user probably didn't get out much. Sure, not a good location for the Convention Center but an excellent place to be for the Theatre District. It is very close to the Boston Common, Public Garden, Financial is located in Chinatown/Theatre District. It is across the street from the New England Medical Center and adjacent to the orange line T stop. A poster said that it was a two minute walk, acutally about a 20 seconds from the lobby door to the T entryway. There are TONS of excellent restaurants all in walking distance and the area is very safe, although I wouldn't suggest walking around in any city after midnight even if people say it is friendly. The occasional hooker is rare....(the combat zone died YEARS ago) and I don't know how hard the last poster searched for the girlie shows but I am in that area every day and haven't seen a sign for one yet. ..........

OK at best

from yes2travel
I spend about 90 nights per year in hotels.

If you're here on business and need to be near the Hyne convention center try to get into the Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton or Fairmont. You'll get a hotel with more ammenities and easier access to restaurants and shops in the evening.
Spent 5 -3 through 5-5 here and for the $$$ I think a business traveler could do better elsewhere. My room was clean and yes the cookie is good, but the room does not have high speed access. You have to use dial up. It does offer public lobby wi-fi (I'm pretty savvy with computers, but Wi-Fi really isn't the major user mode yet.) It's near the theater area, but it is also near a somewhat questionable neighborhood (plenty of girlie shows nearby if that's what you're into). Also ate at the restaurant and was served a salad where most of the leaves were yellow and with spots......Gotta say I wasn't too impressed! I definitely won't be back.

Excellent value

from lingof
My wife and I stayed here in April on the basis of recommendations by your users. We found the hotel to have very good facilities with a large bedroom including a king sized bed, and very conveniently located for the 'T' system which was only a minutes walk away. Although not in the centre of downtown Boston it is only a short 10 minute walk to the centre. There are plenty of restaurants close by and Chinatown with its numerous restaurants was only a short walk away. Very good value.

good value, convenient location

from Pkittens
I stayed here for a night back in March and I was pretty happy with the place. My priority was to find something decent in a central location.
Located next to a subway station across the street from the New England Medical Center (between Chinatown and Back Bay), its not the most scenic place for a hotel, but it did seem safe. It's not super fancy nor is it bargain basement. The rooms are clean and tastefully decorated, and the cookies are quite tasty. Although I didn't have much contact with them, the staff was friendly. It was definitely a good value for the money- especially if you want to be right in the city.

Good Cookies

from Indielynx
An excellent hotel in central Boston, next to a T stop so great as a base. Boston is a small city so none of the big sights are too far away. Only a few blocks walk to central Boston and the common, next to chinatown and some other good restaurants. As for the hotel itself, friendly and helpful staff, big clean rooms and bathrooms and great free cookie when you check in.

Top Local Tips for Boston

Using the Subway The subway or called the "T" in Boston was very easy to use and get everywhere you need to go to. I would recomend to get a 7 day pass for $15. You can ride the T, bus and I think the ferry for free.

take the T Don't be afraid to use the subway system or public transport! We were never nervous and traveled all hours of the day and night. We got week long passes and it was so affordable and convenient to just jump on whenever and wherever!

We managed great without a car. The taxi service from the airport was well organised and didn't cost very much. Easy to find too. The T transport system was great for getting around and you can get 3 day or 7 day passes. The trolley tours are great for a day's exploring of the city - you can get off at the attractions you wish to visit. Just make sure you start in good time in the morning so you can get to do it all!! We had a coach tour out to the coast of Maine for the day which our hotel organised for us.


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  • Address: 821 Washington Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02111 - United States
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