Boston Hotel Buckminster
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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.
Perfectly acceptable lodgings at extremely reasonable rates
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.
to Boston University. On the lower level there are two restaurants--a Chicago Pizzeria Uno and a sushi bar that also serves a basic American breakfast. My only caveat is that the walls are somewhat thin and you need to keep your radio and television volumes at low levels early in the morning and late at night. We'll definitely be back to stay here next time we're in Boston.
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.
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