Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel, Boston
Reviews - Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
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ve Ever Stayedfrom rob992
My usual Boston hotels were full, so I selected this place despite my better judgment and despite the outrageous (for a HOJO) $250 nightly rate.
The room was dirty, the sheets and towels stained, the bathroom had used soap and shampoo left over from the previous guests, and hair on the floor.
Heater makes noise like a freight train. Not that you can sleep...the place is out of control. Walls are paper thin and it seems to be a hot afterparty spot for the Landsdowne Street bar scene.
And the most incredible thing is that nobody seems to care, especially not the gruff monkeys they staff at reception.
Overall, a miserable, worn, unsafe place. I will never stay there or at another Howard Johnson again.
Location, location, location!from marknthedark
Not bad at allfrom cprsailor
ve Every Stayed Atfrom mulled01
It stinks bad (musty, mildew) and you smell it the second you walk in to the lobby and the rooms are worse. The ceiling was full of water stains and the furnishings/bedding/bathroom are old/disgusting. The wireless internet works sporadically. And, despite having more than one floor, there is no elevator.
It is literally next door to Fenway, so the location is nice for that.
I had to stay here because I waited too long to book a hotel for my stay and this was all I could get - don't make the same mistake.
Not Bad!.from Amishcowboy
t so bad...Great location, great price...from dawn3g
The building itself is old and tired, confusing to get around, but you'll learn your way...the furnishings look dated...but hey, people don't stay there for the ambiance. The room was clean, and the amenities were very nice.
Wireless internet access is free, but you have to register for it at the front desk to get a login and password. There's a Chinese restaurant on site, but we didn't try it out. There is an outdoor pool that looked ok. Parking was $20/day...but we asked if we could leave the car there long past checkout on our last day there, and they had no problem with it. It's in a city...parking's not cheap.
You are so close here to so many things...Fenway Park is right next door, downtown Boston via Boylston street is a short walk. Be sure to check out the Prudential Center Skywalk and the Mapparium...both just a short walk from the hotel. There's shopping and restaurants galore within just a couple minute's walk...and with the T so close, you are close to everything, too!!!
All in all, I'd go back...
Good for the pricefrom matsMontreal
next door to the fenway park. the room was clean and comfortable.
the lady at the front desk was a little rude but that's the only bug that i got from the stay. expect the room to be like a motel, nothing fancy, just the basics.
good hotel if you need a place to stay without paying high prices.
20 $ per day to park the car.
I am outraged this place is still openfrom warwick51
Stay Away -Far Far Away From This Hotelfrom cancercaregiver
First, the hotel is not in the best section of the city. I arrived late at night and felt truly uneasy walking to my room in the "B" building because of the poor parking lot lighting.
The Room: The chain lock for the door was broken, so there was no other lock. As a woman traveling alone, this was disturbing. The A/C was broken and the room remained at 82 degrees for the whole night. The beds were hard as rocks and actually smelled of body odor. Ewww. The best part of the room was the bathroom. It was clean, well lit and functional.
I actually prepaid for this room for 3 nights and left after one, moving down to the Sheraton which was more money but definitely worth it. I am not kidding when I say it was beyond awful. Doors slamming all night long, parties in the halls/rooms, people shouting. I actually left the hotel at 2am to go hang out at Logan Airport until my sister's flight came in at 7am. You know it must be bad if you are going to an AIRPORT to feel safe.
I would personally NEVER stay here nor recommend it to anyone. Howard Johnson should be embarrassed to have this establishment under their brand name.
Oh, and parking in their unsafe lot was $20 extra a night.
Old and dated but no problemsfrom TrixieB
There were no Redsox games during our stay so that probably helped. Luckily for me, my children are not spoiled and had no complaints with dad or me for making them stay here ; ) .
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Stay at this hotel for Red Sox games You can park your care in the hotel lot
Other names for Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel
- howard johnson boston
- boston howard johnson
- Address: 1271 Boylston Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 2215 - United States
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