Hampton Inn Boston / Cambridge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Boston / Cambridge
Moving to town, convenient location
We recently moved into town for a few months and needed a place to stay before we found an apartment. This Hampton Inn is conveniently located right next the a T-Station on the green line; which provided for easy transportation all over Boston and its surrounding cities.
There is decent mall a few blocks away. They had different breakfast items every morning included with our stay. The staff that we had interaction with was very helpful and curtious. The only thing that I would change would be that there was limited space to place luggage within the room. But that might be because we had three large suitcases to move up with.
Great Value - Highly Recommended
I spent two nights at the Hampton Inn Cambridge at the beginning of February 2005 and have to say that I thought it was excellent value for money. The hotel was in excellent condition throughout, the room was comfortable (I had a great king size bed that gave me the best night's sleep I'd had in ages!) and the breakfast was just right for setting me up for a good day's sightseeing.
Lechmere T station is just up the road, that will have you in downtown Boston in minutes. The only negative side to that was that the Lechmere branch of the Green Line is out of service until May 2005, but they have replaced it with a very regular shuttle bus taking you in minutes to Government Center where you can connect to other T lines as well as walk to the major sights such as Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.
I will agree with the last poster though that the ice machines can make a bit of a racket, which woke me up on my first night, but I soon went back to sleep again...and managed to ignore it on my second night - and my room was right opposite the vending and ice machines. It doesn't go on all night, rest assured!
I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Did the reviewers with positive responses actually stay in this hotel (more of a "motel")?! I have had wonderful experiences at Hampton Inns in Washington state and Arizona, but I will never return to the one in Cambridge!! It is mediocre, at best. The parking "garage" is impossible to negotiate, and good luck if it's full and someone pulls up behind you! There is only one entrance/exit and it took me over 10 minutes to get out, after discovering that the lot was full. I was directed to a separate parking area in the back of the hotel--not the safest-looking place, but I had no choice. The hotel room was sub-par for the price, it had a strange odor, and the ice machine across the hall made so much noise I did not sleep well. An added bonus was that the free internet didn't work! I was planning to stay for three nights, but left after one. I went back to my favorite, more expensive boutique hotel and paid only $20 more per night (with my AAA discount) for absolute luxury. (I can't reveal its name or I may not be able to get a room there next time!)
If only I had known about that AAA discount before traveling, I never would have considered staying at the Hampton Inn!
Great value for Boston hotel
This Hampton Inn offers a great value for travelers staying in Boston. The rooms are very comfortable and well-equipped with free internet. Since the hotel was built within the last few years, all the fixtures/furniture/common areas are in really good shape, which is more than you can say for many downtown Boston hotels where you will pay a lot more to stay. While the avg tourist might not find the neighborhood the most exciting or scenic, it's safe and the hotel is directly across from the green line subway stop or you can also catch city buses running to Harvard Square and Somerville. You are 10-15 minutes by public transportation to all the sights of downtown Boston or Cambridge. The hotel is also within easy walking distance to the Museum of Science, the Galleria shopping center and the Charles River. Other great features are the free parking and large free breakfast buffet. This is one of the nicest moderately-priced accomodations in Boston (you can often get really good deals off-season - when I booked last week, it was literally a hundred dollars cheaper than a property that was nowhere near as nice). Definitely worth a look!
Very pleasant stay. Good location in terms of access to Boston and Cambridge. Appreciated the free underground parking and breakfast buffet. Beware, rooms near the elevator can be very noisy.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hampton Inn for 4 nights in late July. Best Perks: 100 yards from the T stop, a great continental breakfast-bagels, english muffins, eggs, bacon, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, juices and more--quite rooms, roomy bathrooms. The rooms are a little small, but if you're there to sight see you're really not in there long enough to care. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends.
Convenient and pleasant
We stayed here for the 4th of July and were satisfied. The free parking was nice, and the hotel is virtually walking distance to the Science Museum and possibly into Boston (people were parking beyond the hotel and walking to the Esplanade; we walked to the Charles River on the Cambridge side). The T is a block away (there were temporary shuttle buses due to the Big Dig). Although the hotel seems to be on the edge of nowhere, it is really only 10 minutes from the North End, Government Center, Charlestown, Harvard, and MIT. The area is probably on the brink of renovation. The rooms were quite small but nicely decorated and very comfortable; the bathroom had the new curved shower curtains for more elbow room. The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions.
Solid place to stay
My wife and myself stayed here two nights in June. The lobby was very nice as is the free parking (though the garage is very small and tight). While the hotel is to far away from most the sights in Cambridge and Boston to walk to, it is only about 100 yards to the last stop on the Green line of the T which was convenient. Are biggest complaint was that the elevator was very noisy and we could hear it in are room all night. Otherwise this is a good place to stay at a reasonable price.
We stayed at the hampton inn for a night to go into boston.. they were nice enough to give us the rate we found on the web but we didnt reserve.. The room was nice, although there a few paint chips on the floor, but nothing that would really bother you. The staff was also very nice. We would definitely stay here again.
Great Place with Dependable Web Access
Not too fancy, but a great place to stay at a very reasonable price.Dependable internet access via ethernet.Free parking (unusual in urban Boston).One block to Cambridge Galleria with shops and many restaurants.Across the street from the Lechmere T station.$5.00 taxi to Downtown Boston.
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