Travel Blogs from Boston
... buildings dating back to the 1630's were stunning as are most of the modern buildings in Boston. An exhausting highlight was climbing the 294 steps up Bunker Hill monument on a very hot day (Cameron climbed the first 100 unaided!). With only a few whinges from Cameron we walked to Copley Square farmers market to look at more gorgeous old and new architecture and Cam was rewarded with a chocolate cupcake. We decided we hadn't ...
The Crown Jewel of my trip! This is the stadium that has the most to do with not only my desire to take this trip but also why I am a Red Sox fan. The stadium itself did not disappoint, the Red Sox on the other hand...
I parked in a commuter lot and hopped on the T at Riverside Station for a 30 minute ride into the city. I have learned too late in my trip that mass transit is the way to go if one has the chance to find a place ...
... I also walked back from Harvard after the tour to go by the MIT museum, Fenway park and the prudential tower and when I got back to the hostel the guy at reception had seen me leave for Harvard with the group and so was wondering why I hadn't come back with them- when I told him that I walked back he was so shocked! Everyone seems very fit and I have seen loads of gyms and joggers but no one likes to walk! But I made it to the JFK museum and library; it includes a mile of ...
... so yummy and creamy. Service was a bit slow but the staff were friendly. After polishing off a plate of Mac & Cheese with lobster (who puts mac & cheese on a restaurant menu?), we headed down for the trolley tour. It took us past all the main locations of interest and saved my feet for awhile. Finally heading back to the hotel, and being unable to find a single black cat in Salem, we chose to relax for the evening. The next day we flew out to ...
After stopping by Burger King for my $2.00 Snack Wrap (sometimes you have to make embarrassing purchases in the name of budget travel), I found a chair with a footrest. Ah, relaxation…except for the fact that there were Portuguese children running up and down the terminal, onto the seats, and were screaming at each other. Other passengers and I just looked at them with a “Really?” ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Copley House Boston
Copley House Uncommonly Perfect
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Copley House for four days in August, and it was absolutely perfect. Our room was great--we had the studio, with a private bathroom, DSL, air conditioning, and a kitchenette stocked with dishes, appliances, and even filled ice trays in the freezer. It was in a very convenient location in Boston's South End, from finding our way there after exiting the Mass Pike to hopping on a T to walking down to Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe for french toast for breakfast.
If you need it, I'd ask them first about parking; we drove to Boston but secured a parking spot behind the building (very safe) for the duration of our stay. The value is practically unheard of--we were able to have small meals in the room, which saved us $$, and we were close to restaurants, a park, corner grocer's, great shopping on Newbury Street, and even a laundromat. If you're planning a trip to Boston for a few days, and especially if you're going with someone you'll sleep in the same bed with, I can't see how you'd get any better than Copley House.
Avoid this place - the prices float.
I had a written confirmation for 5 days rent of a studio apartment at The Copley House in Boston MA (239 W Newton St., Boston, MA) at $110 per night. I checked the website and saw that the advertised price is $80 to $90 per night.
I called The Copley House and said that I was happy with the fee but he should be aware that the internet rate was advertised at a lesser fee. I said that I was calling so that he might avoid trouble in the future. He said he could rent out the apartment at $120 per night and then cancelled my reservation!!!
About a half hour after this incident I rechecked the price and saw that he had adjusted the price!
Avoid this place, he does not stick to his price quote.
We stayed at the Copley House for a week in Mid April
and it was just wonderful.
We really felt like a part of the neighborhood staying in this cute apartment
and there was a great park for the kids less than a block away.
Plus the Hynes Convention Center is just 5 minutes walk.
This place is just wonderful. I stayed here while I was searching for an apartment. I never felt more at home. I loved the in room kitchens and
helpful staff. The neighborhood is so great that I actually moved here!
When we walked into the room there was an immediate odor which I reported to the management. They came and sprayed Lysol around the room. By 11p.m. we packed up our bags and walked to a different hotel. It turns out that the stove was leaking gas. Yes, they refunded our money and moved us to a better apartment for the rest of our stay, but I think that they should have check the room out for such things before renting it! I would rather pay more money than take such a chance again.
Great First Stop
I found this place to be great while I looked for an apartment in Boston. Clean and neat and the price is right.
Cheap Boston Hotel Alternative
Hotels are fairly expensive here and can put a damper on a vacation if you don't have the money. Copley House isn't as nice as the more ritzy hotels, but is more like your own apt. with a kitchenette, etc. If you're on a budget, less than 100/night check it out.
Extremely Poor Service
Beware. I had to call the BBB for this place because they overcharged me and wouldn't resolve my account despite multiple attempts.
run down - good if you are a college student. No change of towels or linens. mildew smell to the room. pass on this accomidation.
Cheap prices great places
I had my parents stay at the Copley House as my Boston apartment is too small for them to visit. The place was a furnished apartment and I believe they paid $85 per night which is much more affordable than local hotels. Their apartment was a 5 minute walk to the prudential center and the kitchenette was handy when they wanted to cook.I think the website is ...