Hotel 140, Boston
Reviews - Hotel 140
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Great Price, Great Location!from TravlinGirl17
what we were getting in to. I think this is an awesome location for the price! If you are in town to see the city this is your place to stay. The rooms are quaint, and the "free breakfast" is not so exciting, but hotel being located across the street from Copley Square is unbeatable. The hotel is also very easily accessible to and
from the T! We had also hoped for a hotel bar...but the Hard Rock
across the street served us just fine. I would recommend this to a single person or couple who is in Boston to see the sites and not so much the hotel. We really did enjoy our stay and the crazy shower!
Budget not Boutiquefrom Traveller075091
It definately doesn't warrant the title of boutique, however the room was pleasant and clean and the location was good - especially if you're arriving from the Back Bay Train Station.
On the downside, yes the heaters were noisy, there was zero atmosphere (no communal areas or bar) and the breakfast was very poor. Never saw any staff apart from when I checked in and the whole experience was rather strange as the "hotel" is in a shared building with offices, the YWCA and some charities/volunteer groups.
I have to say I was slightly disappointed bearing in mind we were there for a special occasion.
Great place to stay in the heart of Bostonfrom TatianaI
I arrived at 8 am and a room has been available for me to check in. Hotel stuff was very polite and answered all my questions. My room was on the 6 floor, with a view on the high-rise. I liked the sounds of the city. Room was very modern decorated, but have some ‘signs’ of the past – like old pictured on the wall above the improvised fireplace. Room has an AC, TV with 40 + channels, iron and iron board, chairs. Bathroom was small but very modern. It was enough of shampoo, lotion and even a peace of special ‘handmade’ soap. Hotel tried to be eco-friendly, so you can find some notes about preserving energy and re-use towels, which is good. Hotel hall has been painted in bright yellow colors. My floor had a computer room with free internet access and a printer, where I printed my boarding pass later .Exercise room is in the same floor. Hotel has stands with tourist info, ‘Where in Boston’ magazine and fresh newspapers. Free breakfast from 7 to 10 was a coffee, fresh baked pastries and serial. But you can always order a full breakfast or buy fruits, etc.
I was really happy to stay in hotel and will go back. Hotel located in the heart of Boston, minutes from Boston Commons(park and start of Liberty Trail ), Newberry Street(fashion shopping and people watching) and Prudential building.
s Needsfrom honeybhind
Rates are cheap 99dollars/per for Boston and yeah you don't get a bath but the shower is fine. Most of the other hotels are twice as much as this. And the showerhead pressure can be turned down so it does not have to soak everything(see previous reviewer) and also the shower shelf you can remove from over the showerhead to allow for adjustment of the showerhead when you open the door. the soap is hand milled lavender.
the cafe Downstairs is great for breakfast - you get a complimentary breakfast with your stay but eggs any style or an omelette can be ordered on top of that,fresh cooked and was like 2bucks- so I had a big breakfast and saved my money by skipping lunch to pay for all the decadent Boston restaurants. yum.
and Copley Subway station is right around the corner.
It's nice to find a hotel that won't charge you an arm an a leg and at the same time not be dingy or stuck in a bad neighbourhood. I would return to the Hotel 140 and recommend it to my friends.
Not luxury, but clean and adequatefrom nuds78
The room was small. Somewhat of a cross between a twin and a double bed. This bed would be a tight squeeze for two people. The room was small, but clean. The bathroom was small but clean. The showerhead was in a peculiar position. It faced the shower door so you had to open the door, get soaked when turning the water on and then jump in the shower stall. The floor got soaked. There was a hair dryer, and ironing board. There wasn't much of anthing that can be described as a closet, just some hooks.
This is definitely NOT the place for extravagence. It would be cramped for two people. The location is great, right in the heart of Back Bay. Easily accessible by train or MBTA. You are right in the middle of Copley Square. Tons of restaurants nearby in the Westin/Marriott/Sheraton complex and on Newbury St.
There is a spartan cafeteria downstairs open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A continental breakfast of one hot drinK, one cold drink and a pastry is included in the room fee. A full breakfast is served if you wish, along the lines of a Denny's. Prices are very reasonable. Food was waht would be expected from a cafeteria.
The staff was very helpful and attentive. No bellman or anything like that. There is a computer room on the 6th floor with free use of the computer, printer and internet. A very small fitness room is there, but only 2 or 3 pieces of equipment.
The hotel is a renovated YWCA so the configuration is a bit peculiar. This ain't the RItz, but the place is clean and convenient. I would definitely stay there again under the same conditions. This place is not for a wife and kids.
A good basefrom Toshman
great location, nice stayfrom marlies
Staff rude and unhelpfulfrom Heslomonik
Despite a sign in the bathroom telling us that the room was ‘no smoking’ and that we would be charged huge sums of money to ‘deep clean’ the room if the room smelt of smoke after our stay, our room absolutely reeked of smoke when we arrived, and only receded by the third day.
The furniture was all veneered plywood, and there was a conveniently placed shelf just above the bed to bang your head on when you sat up.
The worst aspect of our stay was the palaver we had with our room keycards. On our third day, after we’d spent hours walking around Boston following the freedom trail, we went all the way up to our room on the eighth floor to refresh ourselves and have a bit of a rest. But when we arrived at our room, our keycards wouldn’t work. We went all the way back down to reception, and the man at the desk fiddled about with his computer for a bit, muttered something about our room being supposedly ‘vacant’, and then reprogrammed our key cards. He did all this without any sort of apology, and he reprogrammed our key cards without asking for ID to make sure that we were the people who were supposed to be staying in that room! We were made to feel like we were just an annoyance. Then exactly the same thing happened on our fourth day, and then again on our fifth and final day. Even though we told the woman at the reception desk that this was the third time it had happened, there was still no apology forthcoming, and we were made to feel extremely unwelcome and undervalued. We felt more welcome when we turned up at the Marriot Custom House Hotel one day to go up to their viewing observatory. We weren’t paying them a cent, but we were treated courteously and felt welcome.
We certainly would not recommend this hotel, as it was the only aspect of our stay in Boston which wasn’t absolutely wonderful.
Location, location, locationfrom Daninha
t stay here againfrom anon14
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Other names for Hotel 140
- 140 hotel boston
- Address: 140 Clarendon St. - Boston - Massachusetts - 2116 - United States
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