Ratings based on 513 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromtoronto

Surprisingly old hotel

Posted 26-Sep-2016
Pros: Temperature and quiet.
Cons: The whole thing needs a restore or update. Accessibility was a big issue (and we are fully able bodied). This would be a nightmare if disabled.
Location: Right in a prime location, walking distance to Boston Public Library, Boston Common, the Skywalk, Fenway, etc.
I stayed in 7 different hotels over the past 9 days and out of all of them this was close to the bottom in terms of experience. The room was very quiet and a good temperature - the only room in our entire stay we didn't have to adjust. So this was good for sleeping. However the hotel was much much older in appearance than portrayed online, both in decor and amenities. WIFI is only available in the main lobby. Furniture was pre-1960s, as was the bathroom that was small, dark, and had limited water pressure. Staff was tolerable. I couldn't see any mobility access - we had to struggle with luggage into a small side door and stairs to get up to the lobby - no other entrances we could see.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromg

Hotel tres bien situe

Posted 17-Sep-2016
Accueil mitige ; femme de chambre sympa ; situatuon centrale : dommage qu il n y at pas de petit dej :pas de bruit correct :prix un peu cher mais normal a boston :quartier sympathique
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromFrederick, MD

Affordable hotel within walking distance

Posted 15-Sep-2016
Pros: The staff is available 24 hours and is super friendly and helpful.
Cons: Updating the rooms with new decor and a nicer bed would do wonders!
Location: Location is great; lots of restaurants, bars, cafes nearby. T line for commuting is right around the corner.
The Boston Common Hotel was the most reasonable priced hotel in the city (and I think I actually got a sale on it). It's close to the T and not too bad of a walk to the gardens. The staff there is EXCELLENT. The hotel itself is outdated and the bed is pretty standard and comparable to a dorm room. Amenities are slim; not even a gym. If you're just there to sleep, it will save you some money!
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromMilwaukee, WI

Lower quality but great stay, great price,

Posted 14-Sep-2016
The hotel is a great place for tourists to stay: cheap and centrally located. Not great for anyone expecting wifi or an updated/modern hotel.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller frommontreal

Posted 14-Sep-2016
Pros: The situation
Cons: The rug And the paint
Location: Its near everything By walking distance
The rug must be changed to old And look dirthy Á parking is just the other side of the street Restaurant near by
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from日本


Posted 1-Sep-2016
Pros: 地下鉄のバックベイとコープリーのどちらにも近いという点が便利だった。
Cons: 朝食が付かないのなら、はっきりと表示して欲しい。掃除も徹底してほしいが、何よりも帰りのタクシーで嫌な思いをさせないでほしい。
Location: 地下鉄が近いし、教会や展望台など観光するにも便利だった。スーパーも比較的近くて利用しやすかったと思う。
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromCT

Old fashioned hotel close to the commons.

Posted 26-Aug-2016
Pros: It had character.
Cons: Bathrooms should have fans.
Location: Downtown Boston - near Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. Plenty of sightseeing and history.
Building had a lot of character. The rooms were small but very clean.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromMéxico

Hotel muy bien ubicado

Posted 11-Aug-2016
Hotel muy bien ubicado, viejo pero para llegar a dormir está perfecto. El personal muy amable y todo muy limpio.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 9-Aug-2016
Old building but clean. Staff was super nice. 2 minute walk to the train station and Back Bay.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

Worst 5 minutes of my life

Posted 31-Jul-2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything. Tear it down and start over.
We checked in and out within 5 minutes. The staff was unpleasant with tattoos everywhere. The room was small with weave or public hair (couldn't tell which) in the sink. Just gross.