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We were greeted at Logan International by a barrage of light fluffy snowflakes, whatever, at least it's warmer than back home. And the view from our hotel room sort of makes up for it.
... in we had to then tip the porter who delivered it to our room. All in all the luggage was ”tipped“ for three times. By the end of this trip we will be broke and the porters will be eating steak.
Had a look around our new neighborhood And made our way down to the Harbour for a cruise. It was very warm today (and still is) but as soon as we got on the boat ...
... here I headed back to the State House, the golden domed building I checked out yesterday. I joined a 40 minute guided tour. We saw lots of statues, of lots of important people. We also checked out the state senate and congressy sides of the building. They've also got a room with a flag from every town in the state. I'm not too sure why every town requires their own special flag. Back on the trail, it became easy enough to follow when I noticed the painted or bricked red path ...
... to the station to get I guess a tram? It’s pretty much a rail system but apparently the “train” is something different - we were using something called the “MBTA” or the “T” for short. We went to a place called Dick’s for lunch, which was a restaurant where the waiters are intentional arseholes to you, and we were given paper hats with phrases written on them (mine was “cries during sex”, a couple of my ...
... Ruth was traded to their arch rival, the New York Yankees, where he would go on to become a baseball legend and win multiple championships. The drought for the Red Sox became known as the 'curse of the Bambino' and Bostonians believed they were being punished for selling Babe Ruth to their arch-rival. Quite a story and also some great context as I made my way to Fenway ...
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So far so good, this beautiful antique hotel looking out to the backside of Fenway is staffed with super friendly and helpful folks
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Great Red Sox game lodging
This hotel is excellent if traveling to red sox games. There's a small lot next to the hotel for parking (20 cars max) and you can get a voucher from the hotel to park for less that $20/day which is pretty good especially with games going on. The room was nothing great, but the bed was comfortable. We will definitely stay there again if looking for "affordable" fenway park lodging.
I have stayed at the Buckminster numerous times. All the rooms are different and generally comfortable. The Buckminster is not your Holiday Inn or Hilton. It is an inexpensive but reasonable accomodation. Don't expect your 3 or 4 star hotel and you will be happy. It is a funcky hotel that at one time served as a dorm.
Sometimes you might find lightbulbs out or things left in your room from a former guest. If this doesn't bother you and you don't require a lot of amenities, you'll probably like the Buckminster. The heating and cooling system also is not the best. Personally, I like the place and go back all the time.
Awesome hotel for it's price range
I have to say when I booked the room, I wasn't expecting much for it's low rate. I was also a woman traveling alone so I was a little nervous but all nerves were eased when I came to the front desk. All the staff were very helpful and gave me awesome recommendations and even made dinner reservations for me at the nicest places. Breakfast was suprisingly good. A free breakfast is included in the very cheap rate.
Expecting stale bagels, I was surprised to find a full breakfast with eggs, pancakes inside a nice cafe. The coffee is better than starbucks!
All in all the rooms were clean and the staff made my stay a very pleasant one. My next stays in Boston will definitely be here.
I arrived to Boston on February 3, 2004, and since it was my first visit to the city, I did'nt have a clue where anything was located.
First the front desk staff was extremely helpful, even printing me directions from map quest for museum location etc.But, not only is Fenway Park around the corner, but I can the see it from my window. The subway station is across the street, since it being winter, walking was torture. The best part was being a block from Landsdowne street, which has so many night clubs and bars, not only could I drink and not worry about driving back to the hotel, but it was so close that even paying for a cab would be silly. I really enjoyed my stay, and will be back especially during Red Sox season.
I thought that the Hotel was a very nice place for the amount of money that I paid for the room. My room had a sitting room with a couch and a bedroom with two beds and a good view of Fenway park. Nice place.
I was in Boston the weekend of December 5-7, 2003 for a family wedding, and my stay here was absolutely fine. It was clean, cheap, $80/night, comfortable, and nicely decorated. *No* bedbugs--I was there three nights and did not see or encounter any sign of an infestation. Each floor has a kitchen and a laundry room, and each room has a microwave and a refrigerator. Location is excellent--it's a short jog down Commonwealth Av. to the Kenmore Green Line T stop, and down Beacon St.
I stayed at the Buckminster Hotel on Columbus Day Weekend this year to visit a family member going to school in Boston. My experience was terrible. The first night I was at the hotel, very small rooms, dark, dirty hallways and elevators, I was watching TV at about 10PM when my door suddenly was opened and a man standing in a coat and hat tried to enter my room. I went to the door and he stated he worked for the hotel, and needed to fix something in the room. I asked him for identification and he could not give me anything, so I closed the door and called the front desk. He apparently had tried this in another room a few minutes before. The hotel found out it was an employee who kept the key after going off duty at 4PM. They made no effort to make sure I was safe after this, the only communication they had with me was if I went to the front desk to ask questions. I am still trying to get a police report as they told me tey did report the incident, but I have never been contacted by any law official for a statement. I found the attitude to be uncaring and very lax. I would never stay there again or suggest anyone who cares about safety stay there.
The hotel failed to inform their guests of the infestation of "bed bugs"!! Will never go back!!
My wife and I recently stayed a night here. The hotel was nice and in a good location in the back bay area, unless you want to be close to the downtown. Breakfast was good, and the staff was very helpful. We needed help getting to our rental car, and they called and found out directions for us. Very quiet, as well, which is always important to me.
Stayed at the Buckminster in May 2003. Had a very nice stay there, very clean and cozy. Rooms just a bit too small, but hotel had lotsa extras, ie, laundry room, microwave down the hall, etc. Great location, too....Just a block away from Fenway Park, terrific for us Ball Fans! Also, the staff was nice. I brought with me a jar of peanut butter and could not get the lid off! I tried and tried but the lid was on so tight. Dilemma. One of the staff at the hotel came to my rescue and loosed the lid, so I could have a late nite snack. The peanut butter was good, too. So if in Boston check out the Buckminster, it is really nice. Prices are reasonable, too.