Ratings based on 873 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Excellent location

Posted 24-Oct-2014
Pros: Location and quietness.
Staff was very helpful in giving directions and places to eat.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very handy

Posted 20-Oct-2014
Comfortable, clean and convenient ! Just what we wanted
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Plymouth, England

Hotel 140 Back Bay Area

Posted 19-Oct-2014
Pros: Copley square was just around the corner and everything was in walking distance. The cleanliest of the room was excellent.
Cons: I didn't stay in the hotel long enough to judge this but I would go back.
Location: Excellent location, walking distance to Freedom trail, town centre, and all shops and restaurants.
We checked in at about 18:30 local time and had a warm welcome to the hotel, after a long day it was nice to reach our destination. We stayed two nights where the room was quiet. We had breakfast in the hotel where the chef cooked us lovely omelettes. The hotel was only a minute away from Copley Square which was ideal especially as we were taking the shuttle bus to the airport early in the morning (05:00).
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Fife, Scotland

Convenient to downtown

Posted 19-Oct-2014
Pros: Location, staff.
Cons: It is what it is.
Location: The location is as good as it gets without paying $500 a night to be harbour side. It's very close to popular areas and 2 mins walk to a station.
Convenient to downtown and VERY convenient to Back Bay station for subway and rail trains. It is a pleasant enough hotel but it is boutique in more than one way. The rooms, beds and 'bathrooms' (no baths) are all very small. The rooms are clean and tidy, but the toilet cleaning was a let-down. Neither of us has long black hair but the same, long black hair was stuck on the rim of the toilet at the seat hinge end for most of the week that we were there. Yes, I left it there to see how long it would stay - and it did, until after we checked out. The bed was far too soft (and small) for us. We're spoiled by a super-kingsize at home and a normal double seems tiny for us (I'm 6'3" and my wife is 5'10) There is no Bar in the hotel but there is an adjacent (and pleasant) 'Italian style' restaurant that caters it for breakfast, dinner and lunch and can be accessed directly from - but it is not run by or really part of the hotel. Reception staff are very friendly and very helpful. However, at more than $270 (£163) per night you'd expect a bit more. Personally I'd go 2 ways on this in future. I'd pay a bit more and go to a bigger Chain hotel even further downtown (closer to harbour-side) and get bigger/better OR I'd pay less and go a few stops on the subway further away from down town and get better value, as the subway system is so good and cheap (with a $19, 7-day pass)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Good for keeping your room a "Pit Stop"

Posted 17-Oct-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Better room sound insulation BUT, this is an older building.
Location: Transit. Local bars if you walk a little
Great location. Near Transit. Room small, clean. If your there to get out and about at a reasonable rate this is it. I'm a traveler more interested in the area than the valet parking or chocolate on the pillow. Will stay again
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Rooms too small

Posted 12-Oct-2014
Location: Very good
Room was not ready on arrival. But they did look after luggage.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Palm Beach, FL

Not As Advertised

Posted 9-Oct-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: They need to be honest in describing their hotel.
This hotel is a YWCA Hostel. It was billed a Boutique Hotel in the Back Bay of Boston, on where did they state the hotel was a youth hostel without the typical hotel facilities. Partially renovated rooms looked like it dated back 30 or 40 years, front desk staff seemed untrained and unaware of off site parking situation. I've stayed at 2 star and 5 star facilities and knew what the facility had to offer prior to checking in, I got what I paid for. The 140 Hotel, however, had clearly overstated their type of accommodations almost to the point of being fraudulent.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Houston TX

Nice hotel near downtown

Posted 8-Oct-2014
Pros: Cleanliness, view, Viga
Cons: Insulation in walls
Location: Great location, Trinity Church, Newbury Street, access to T and trolley, Copley Square, Prudential Tower
We loved everything about the hotel except that the rooms were very small (former YWCA facilities) and the walls seemed paper-thin. My husband can sleep through anything but I had to use earplugs. The room was clean, just not much move-around space, and we had a lovely view of the John Hancock Tower across the street. Everyone we met from the staff was very accommodating and pleasant. And we really loved the VIGA express cafe attached!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from San Antonio

Great location for stay in Boston

Posted 5-Oct-2014
We were impressed with the hotel even before we checked in. They gave us excellent directions to the hotel via the T and stored our bags until we were ready to check in later that day. The room was nice, clean and comfortable. We were minutes from all the places we wanted to see!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Melbourne, Australia.

Nice, clean and convenient.

Posted 28-Sep-2014
Pros: Convenience.
Cons: Would like a safe and kettle in the room.
Location: Closeness to sightseeing and shops.
Two night stat in Boston. Loved the city, hotel close to everything we needed and would recommend to others.