Ratings based on 795 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bora Bora

Paul Revere rode through there a time or two

Posted 15-Jul-2014
Pros: We liked the location. And the free continental breakfast was full of variety and great!
Cons: The bathrooms need major updating!!
Location: Right smack in the middle of Boston common and everything else!
We enjoyed the fact that the hotel was right in the middle of the Boston Common and close to everything. For location and convenience- I would say that was a huge plus. The hotel itself is very old, the rooms and facilities appear to be outdated. The rooms were mostly clean but the bathrooms felt unkempt because of their age. I.e.- the floors appeared so dirty/stained that niether of us wanted to step on them.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 11-Jul-2014
Completely outdated, smelled bad, & over priced. Will never stay here again.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Updating needed

Posted 3-Jul-2014
Pros: Was nice to have AC in hot weather, but would also have been nice to open the window for fresh air in the evenings.
Cons: See above.
Location: Good restaurants and shopping.
This could be a much better hotel if the decor and bathroom fixtures were to be updated.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from CT

Posted 19-Jun-2014
Nice location, but not very welcoming. Kind of a DIY place - not a lot of staff, park on your own, etc.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by doma from Sydney Australia

Better than what I heard from some of the reviews

Posted 16-Jun-2014
Pros: The location is the selling point.
Cons: The rooms has to be modernized. The reception area needed to be renovated to avoid giving a gloomy unpleasant feeling. Breakfast can be improved.
Location: Close to big shopping centers, public library, Trinity Church. Boston Common and liberty trail are within walking distance.
The hotel is located at the Back Bay area and very close to the Back Bay Station. It is very convenient and the room is quiet. The complimentary breakfast is as basic as you can get. The hotel overall is very old and need renovation. If you are just looking for a clean room and a convenient location, this would be the one. We have heard some bad reviews about this hotel before. It would not be surprised as some of the rooms condition may be better than others due to the lack of renovation.
3 out of 5
for Students
by Liz from new york, ny

Close to the Boston Common area!

Posted 16-Jun-2014
Cons: Update the bathrooms, also improve dim lighting in the rooms.
Location: In walking distance to boston common and the public park, which is great!
cute hotel, close to everywhere I needed. the bathroom was a bit odd looking, like others have said, needs renovation. Otherwise, good stay for a night.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Southern California

Good experience, Close to many downtown activities

Posted 4-Jun-2014
Pros: Central location and reasonable price
We had a good stay at this hotel. We felt that we got good value for our money. The location was excellent for our activities. The hotel staff were very accomodating and helped us immensly in advising us on getting around town. We dropped our rental car off because we found that the ground transportation was quick and convenient from the hotel. Our car was in the way. This hotel met our needs and our budget very well.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Ella from Toronto

A good hotel in an excellent location!

Posted 31-May-2014
Pros: For the price, the hotel had a great included breakfast. The staff were very helpful and the location was fantastic!
Cons: The hotel is an old building and one has to accept the fact that the decor is outdated. However, that did not affect my comfort at all.
Location: The location is next to Copley Square and walking distance to all major attractions and shopping areas.
I really enjoyed my stay at BCH. I stayed there for 6 nights and found the place to be comfortable.
2 out of 5
by barb from pa

close to things but outdated

Posted 28-May-2014
Pros: close to bus to get to airport
Cons: update everything
Location: trolley takes you to the history of Boston
bathroom tub does not drain and the whole place needs an update
2 out of 5
by Eliane from IL

convenient place but not comfortable

Posted 21-May-2014
Pros: Good location and reasonably good breakfast.
Cons: Upgrade
Location: in the center of downtown
The hotel is very dated. My room smells and is very small. There is no wifi in the room, so need to go to lobby to be connected with internet. The cover for lamp cord on the wall dropped the first day I arrived.