DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel El Arroyo Caracas
The hotel had nice rooms and was in a decent location for the trains. The manager had an attitude. When I asked if we. Old get a discount for the night another person working there said she could give $20 off but her manager interrupted her and said no for no reason at all.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel El Arroyo Caracas
I agree with most of the posts for this hotel
I agree with most of the prior posts on this hotel, except that we didn't find the walls paper thin -- we had no problem with hearing others.
A few points:
Yes, there is no pool, but the hotel has an arrangement with the University of Mass. -- 1/4 mile away to use their fitness center. Our kids loved the high dive. The center has all the ususal stuff plus racquetball courts, but they won't let kids under 18 in (except for the pool).
The hotel *is* in the middle of no where -- you will need to rely on the van or the shittle to get to meals. The traffic on 93 (the main drag into downtown) was bad at all times of the day
Au Bon Pain had a nice variety of stuff for breakfast and had nice omletts on the weekend -- and it wasn't too pricey given that its Boston.
This place isn't a Marriott or anything close -- the doubletree website has very good pictures of the pretty basic room.
Convenient to transportation
We found the hotel to be clean and quiet. The proximity to the Red Line made travel around Boston quite convenient. The hotel shuttle to and from the airport was prompt.
Unpleasant surprise for a Doubletree
The hotel in the middle of nowhere. If you should happen to get there you will find no amenities. No pool, No restaurant. Only an Au-Bon-Pain take out or in. If you want to watch a 5th run feature on their movie channel it's a whopping $13.00 The subway is close by and you must change trains to get to the downtown nightlife. The rooms however were spotless.
Worst Hotel Stay Ever!
This has to be the worst hotel to sleep in that I've ever been in. We were woken up at 1:00am by a hotel guest that had just entered the room adjacent to us. The walls are paper-thin and her conversation on her cell phone could be heard as clear as if she was in our room.
After calling the front desk and hearing them call the room and speak with her twice, nothing got resolved -- we even heard her order a pizza from Domino's! The hotel said they were fully booked and we couldn't move to another room and they told us there was nothing else they could do. This is the noisiest hotel we've ever stayed in.
We were then woken up at 5:30am as this guest was leaving by her slamming the door on purpose. We were told afterwards that this is a commuter hotel for Logan Airport -- definitely not a place to spend a weekend at.
Simply the best!
We thought this was very good value: reasonably priced, clean and spacious rooms and great staff. The shuttle to and from the airport was a bonus and saved us a lot of hassle. Breakfast was available in the cafe for a small additional cost. The T metro is a short walk away and you reach Downtown Boston in no time. The main reason for recommending this hotel though is the friendly and helpful staff, who could not do enough for us.
Disappointed in this so-called Doubletree
We thought we were getting a value on this $82 a night Doubletree hotel. Now I know why--the hotel had no emminities worth mentioning. No pool, no restaurant, not even a continental breakfast at this hotel which has NO restaurants near it. Check the fine print before booking this hotel--the website is deceiving. The free shuttle that takes you to downtown only takes you to the doubletree near the theatre district.
If you are going to Fanieul Hall or the freedom trail, it is a fairly long walk, plus, it only runs every odd hour and shuts down at 9:00pm.
The secret, I guess, is the word "Club" in the name. This is not the Doubletree "Hotel" that you're used to hearing about with the decent service and emmenities; rather, this is a small step up from a Day's Inn...oh wait a minute, Days Inn has a continental breakfast and coffee in the lobby! Also, if you decide you still want to stay there, be careful if you're making a direct dial long distance phone call from your room. They don't post the rates on the phone and they charged me $5.95 for what ended up being an operator assist connection. This hotel did not reach the usual Doubletree standards. They will need to offer more than free cookies to get me to stay there again.
Transportation a plus
We stayed here for two nights, one before and one after our visit to Maine. The staff went out of their way to get us from and to the Airport on time. In addition we needed to go to South Station to connect with our transportation to Maine. This was not a normal destination for them. The van driver tracked down the manager and got it okayed. On the way he pointed out the subway stop at South Station and told us it would actually be much faster to take it back to the stop near the hotel. He was right it was painless and took only about 10 minutes. We took the subway later on to downtown and that was a snap as well. Rooms were fine and with the subway we had access to great bars and restaurants.
Clean and Priced Right
We checked in here on May 26, 2003 The room was very clean and well maintained. No need to look for broken floor tiles in the bathroom or ripped wallpaper, you won't find it. During the evening a painting crew was redoing the hallway ceiling on our 4th floor. The ceiling looked fine before the painting. This hotel seems to take pride in its looks. Here's a biggie... free parking. Other hotels in Boston can charge over $30 per day to park and if you have two cars.... A few things didn't work. The bathtub took about 10 minutes to drain. The coffee maker in the bathroom kepts breaking the gfi electrical plug. The front desk gave us 2 certificates for free coffee at the little bistro that was in the hotel lobby. Our kid's Nintendo playing on the tv never got off the ground dispite 3 visits by a friendly worker who tried hard to fix it. The public transportation is about 3 blocks away and buying a days visitor pass for $6 on the internet was a great way to get around. Would we do it again? Absolutely ! Although not perfect, it is definately worth the $89 we spent to have a good clean room with friendly staff.
A little out of the way, but a bargain
The hotel is a little far from all the tourist sites, in an area that is fine during the day but dark and deserted at night. The subway runs frequently and late into the night, but it's about a 15-20 minute ride into downtown. Compared to what other downtown hotels charge for comparable rooms, the Doubletree Club Boston is a real bargain.
This hotel is about 3 miles from Boston city center and just next to the tube train running into Boston. The hotel was a delight to stay in, the staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms immaculate. A hotel shuttle drove us free of charge to and from the airport and into the city. Highly recommended.
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