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So we started our big road trip in Boston, a few hours delay on the plane ('technical' problems with engine no.3) but we arrived at our hotel early evening in high spirits. We headed straight to the North End of Boston to Little Italy for excellent (and huge) spaghetti meatballs at Villa Francesca. Our first impressions of Boston …
You couldn't get more of an accommodation contrast if you tried. We packed up and left 40 Berkeley to our new hotel. Wow!!
We caught a taxi as we have 4 bags and after paying and tipping the taxi driver, we then had our luggage transferred onto a trolley and then taken know through the door to the concierge - had to tip the porter. We had …
... the bars & clubs partying all night, meeting cool people and living for the moment. Well we were knackered, and cold, and glad to be in a really nice hotel, and we got to spend time together where we could just talk to each other and have a laugh. New Years Eve is also our anniversary, and this was the marker of six years together, and I would not have wanted to spend the night with anyone else anywhere else.
But I admit that spending the next couple of ...
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Omni Parker House - great place
Omni Parker House is a great place to stay. Lobby is warmly decorated and friendly. Make sure you don't book a European room as they are too small. We upgraded to queen size bed and although the room was small, it was adequate and very comfortable. The hotel's location was excellent; concierge service good; valet service expensive ($35 night). Breakfast is also expensive; but do it once as service is good.
Omni as wonderful
The hotel was beautiful. Short walk to all. Parking is a big problem in Boston but the valet parking made it much better, although it is pricey ($30) but worth it. Be warned. We accidently booked the European Room with a Queen size bed and it was very small (like it only fit the bed) - we called down to the front desk and was put into a huge room (2 double beds, couch, chairs, tv). The service was great and the hotel was rich in charm. Only complaint, don't eat breakfast there, although the buffet had a lot to offer it was expensive and the wait staff slow at bringing the little things (coffee, ketchup, etc.) I would recommend for a wonderful stay.
£95 well spent!!!
We really enjoyed our 8th floor suite with 3 huge corner windows and views to match. The living room was wonderful - period style and the bedroom was spacious as well. Bathroom a wee bit small although it did include unusual extras such as mouthwash & toothpaste.
Wonderfull lobby and bar area. Staff were helpful and friendly. As for room service - well!! We indulged in clam chowda and parker house rolls - to die for!
Great downtown location. Just a 2 minute walk to the beautiful Old State House via a wonderful Bagel House next door to Boston Globe Store!!!
Was what I had expected
I read reviews before we made the trip to Boston so I was expecting a small over-priced hotel room. We are big travelers so we are always looking for the best deal. I did feel that the room was a bit small for the price but come to find out, we paid a lot less for this hotel than a lot of others where charging. Also, you can't beat the location. I recommend this hotel for the tourists!
I had won a trip to Boston through work and they had me choose which hotel to stay in. Having never been to Boston I had no idea what to pick, but this hotel seemed like it was pretty nice from what I had seen on the web sites. My husband and I stayed there in July 2001. The lobby is beautiful and very elegant. We knew we had made the right choice as soon as we walked in. We stayed in one of the Kennedy suites which was very nicely decorated. We were on the corner and had a few windows which certainly brightened up the room. The view was only of the other buildings surrounding the hotel but we didn't care because we were there for the history, not the views. The bathroom sink didn't have much counter space. Our room had it's own hallway off the main hallway that led to our door. The bar in the lobby was nice as well. This hotel is along the trail so it's easy to just start following it from the door of the hotel. It's not quite at the one end of the trail but it's pretty close. We walked to Cheers which was only a few blocks away. We went there after it was already dark outside and felt safe as we walked. We would probably stay here again. It's a very elegant hotel.
Beautiful Hotel with Best Value
We just visited the hotel for September this past weekend and found the hotel by chance. It was the best thing we found while visiting Boston. We have stayed in Boston several times and now we have a home to come back each year. The hotel makes us feel right at home and we love the location and the rooms.
Looking forward to our next visit to Boston USA.
Very pleasent stay
After reading reviews about the size of the room, the veiw etc i was begining to wonder if this was going to be the best hotel booking of my travels however the parker house was a huge surprise. The chain Omni recently took over the hotel and the attention to detail is superb. Its a genuinley good mix of full of charm old independant hotel and the relaible standard of a chain hotel. The rooms are the perfect size (european room) the expense of a suite is not nesscary. the staff are friendly and there is not a better located hotle in boston. Recommended
A very good experience
We were there during the week of July 4th and were extremely pleased with the hotel, staff, and restaurant. The only sugestion: take out the snack basket and have an in-room coffee maker in its place. I would definitely stay at the Parker House again.
Unfortunately - Not Such a Great Place
We had planned a get-a-way weekend in Boston and chose the Omni Parker House based on the location and description of the hotel. Unfortunately, the stay was disappointing. Upon entering the room, I noticed an odd smell. I opened the window to air out the room and then left for dinner. All through the night I kept awakening to the smell. I finally figured out that someone had gotten sick on the mattress and it had not been adequately cleaned. At that time of the night - we did not feel like moving rooms. At 7:00am we were awakened to jack hammers - we were on the 7th floor! I looked outside the window to see what was going on and a construction worker was standing outside my window with his jacket on the window sill!! The were working on the adjoining hotel. Needless to say we did not get to sleep in that morning. Upon checking out I mentioned to the front desk that I was not pleased with my stay. I told the desk that the mattress needs to be cleaned and that they should coordinate booking the rooms with the construction in mind. The front desk stated that the cleaning staff probably didn't notice the smell "because they work with harsh chemicals and their noses are probably affected"!! I was then told that if I sign up as an Omni Special Guest that I could be assured that this would never happen again. I pointed out that I should not have to "sign up" for something to get an adequate room - especially for $179 a night. I was then assured that a manager would contact me at home - this never occured. Bottom line - I would not recommed this hotel.
Get a Suite
After reading some reviews which described the small room size at the Parker House, I decided to get a two-room suite. I got a good price through Expedia.com and it was worth every dollar! We had a great view from our THREE windows and I could also entertain friends in the spacious living room - we had 6 people. The service was fabulous and the hotel is within walking distance to most historical sites. Even Filene's Basement is only a few blocks away. This is where I will stay on all subsequent trips.