Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Boston
Reviews - Holiday Inn Express Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Mexico
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Hotel
Not the Ritz, but very acceptablefrom pno2ner
Comfortable Stay at Holiday Inn Express Bostonfrom GrammyPam
It is a standard HI Express. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, decent showers, good towels, free internet access. Everything you need and nothing more.
The free breakfast is quite sparse and minimal but enough to get you started for the day. There is a restaurant next door which does basic fare if you can't be bothered to go further afield for dinner.
Couple of minor points. The telephone didn't function properly - dialling the number to retrieve voicemail put me through to reception (????), the toilet didn't refill properly after flushing and I wasn't recognised as a Platinum member of the chain.
Plenty of worse places to stay though, I'm sure.
Great hotel for the price,from kevinfor
I took a cross country "red-eye" flight and arrived in boston at 8am.. I didn't sleep on the flight and had been awake about 36hrs straight so I was dead tired.. I called the hotel & the shuttle arrived to pick me up from the airport in about 10mins.. (free of charge) when I got to the hotel.. they were still serving complementary breakfast (also free) and I asked the front desk manager if I could get an early check in - normally most hotels won't do this but the hotel manager could see I was about to pass out & fall asleep in the lobby.. and they were happy to get me a room early.. so my first impressions were really good
Location of hotel.. / accomidations
true the hotel is about 4miles from city center and I didn't have a car.. there is a local shopping mall next door.. to buy stuff or get something to eat.. the good news is that the hotel provides a free shuttle into town (sign up early!!! it books out fast) or if you want even faster service.. the hotel is only a 5min walk to the local subway stop (st. andrews) if you've never been to Boston before.. the subway is GREAT.. you can get literally anywhere in town in like 10-15mins so I used it extensively.. it's better to avoid traffic..
the hotel room was nicely done looked recently remodeled... queen bed.. clean room etc.. free internet access from my room.. which was a plus... my view out the window wasn't all that great (the side of some storage building) and the hotel doesn't have a pool etc.. but I didn't care.. regarding the hotel staff.. some of them went "out of there way" to help me.. others tended to be strictly by the book... robotic responses.. & seemed disassociated.. didn't seem to care. "sorry shuttle is booked out for the day.. taxi or subway is avail.. have a nice day.. who is next in line?" I got the impression the staff tended to get yelled at alot by customers.. but I found being extra nice to them.. they tended to open up.. and be more friendly.. ideally the staff could have been more friendly.. but I would say more
in closing, I had read some of the previous reviews and complaints on the hotel and issues about personal security - car breakin's etc.. - my only feedback ... during the day - NO Problems.. at night.. I wouldn't say it was dangerous area.. (no drive by shootings nor was it skid row.. etc) but I felt I needed to be cautious and very aware and avoid other groups of people hanging around..I wouldn't have walked down a small dark alley but stick to the main road.. the area tended to be middle to lower middle class.. and the local big chain stores in the mall had visible security so .. be cautious at night not paranoid.
overall I would recommend the hotel for business travelers or people just needing a place to stay with free shuttle/breakfast.. I wouldn't take my kids or family to the hotel as the specific area tended to be "boring" (only a small mall nearby)
Excellent hotel, Highly recommended!!!from JenPerna
Quality, inexpensive place to stay for touring Bostonfrom CSkiles
The lobby and continental breakfast area are clean and inviting. The hotel staff was never rude but was never very friendly, either.
Our room was on the parking lot side and was very small but comfortable.
The air conditioner was a bit loud and did not regulate the temp very well: it was either cold or a bit warm.
The bed was very comfortable and warm but the pillows were a bit too thick and fluffy for my taste.
The bathroom was small but adequate but the shower head in our room was excellent and very refreshing after a day of touring Boston or running.
The surrounding grounds were clean and well lit and I never felt that crime was a problem in this area as other reviewers have stated.
The walk to the Andrew T station is about .25 miles and can be a bit scary late at night. The road is well traveled and well lit but has a seedy character that can trouble some that are not used to urban life.
Overall, I am very happy with my stay at this hotel. It is a bit far out of town if you are socializing with friends that are staying in town but if you do not have a problem taking the terrific Boston subway system, then traveling to town for dining or touring is not a problem from this hotel.
The price is right but don't expect the Ritz. The continental breakfast is wonderful, however.
I would have no concerns about staying again.
Very happy with this hotelfrom Tellte
We had read all the mixed reviews and decided to give it a go.
Both of us are very glad we did and we had a great weeklong stay here. We found the place to be spotless clean, the bedroom spacious and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful.
It is a little out of town but a short ride on the free shuttle or the T and you arrive in the center of town where the hotels are usually much more expensive.
The breakfast was great and everything was in very good working order.
It seems the area is not the best. We never saw anything out of the usual during our stay but it is not an area I would like to pass thru on my own at night time. Takes about 10 minutes to walk to T station. There was also a big supermarket nearby which was so handy and cheaper than those small shops.
I was sorry we choose the free shuttle from the airport as it took over an hour to arrive and it was annoying as we thought they forgot us. However, we booked it for going back to the airport as it was too far to carry our luggage to the T and it worked out much better. The shuttle broke down on a previous run to the airport and the hotel booked us a taxi for the same time at their own expense. Very professional. I would recommend this hotel and will stay there again when we return to Boston.
Great service, okay locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotel, average location.from AdsMan
Worst Hotel I Ever Stayed In!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
do not stay here! it's far from everywhere, it's not safe, and the staff is rude and doesn't care if you stay there or not.
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Other names for Holiday Inn Express Hotel
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- Address: 69 Boston Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02125 - United States
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