Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
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Ankom sent mandag til Boston d. 11 juli (kl næste 24 lokal tid!).
D. 12 juli stod på sightseeing. Vi gik af freedom trail, spiste dimsum, var på MIT, kørte/sejlede med andebil (militært amphibiekørertøj), hjem og i pool, og så ud og spise sen aftensmad.
D. 13 juli hentede vi bil i lufthavnen, Kørte til Harvard og gik på opdagelse. Kørte …
Raining and much colder than we expected. We took the train to downtown, found a Kenkos and organised our finances and photos. Did the 'freedom trail' walk in the rain. It was well documented, and we saw the State House, the old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere’s house, the old North Church where candles were lit to warn of the …
Up for church at the only one the hotel knew about. It turned out to be a Catholic church. Quite a different detached worship feeling, with no singing expected. Caught the tube to the city, walked up and through the city centre. Was incredibly cold so had to buy gloves. We saw the replica of the Boston Tea Party ship in the harbour. Walked around …
The snowing had stopped. We took a taxi to Essex Junction station to catch a train. I was feeling better, but we still had a long day in our train. It was okay to Springfield, but another tiring wait of three hours for the same train that was three hours late in Toledo took the edge off it. We finally arrived in Boston around eight o'clock, …
Our flight was at 11:50. The flight was smooth and we got to Boston around 8pm, quite fast! I watched my Chinese soap on the iPad so time went quite fast (good thing to remember next time - load a movie/soap and watch it on the flight!).
We were lucky it was not very cold, in the 40's. But I did not realize the amount of snow we got in the last 2 weeks until we drove onto Steel Road and then into our driveway. Wow - the plow piled up the snow at the end ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
Okay unless you have a problem
When we first got to the front desk, we were told that we would receive an upgraded room as priority club members. We later found that they gave our room to another couple that we were travelling with. We spoke to the front desk, expecting an apology and an attempt to compensate us. However, the staff members that we spoke with were both rude and argumentive, not listening or even offering an "I'm sorry." Stay here and you take your chances, if nothing goes wrong, your worst problem is that the bathroom is old and in need of repair, but if you have a question or issue, be prepared for a rude and argumentive staff.
Just back from my trip to Beantown. I had a great stay at the Holiday Inn Select Gov't Center. I loved the location's access to various T lines (red, blue and green w/in 2-4 blocks) and the courteous staff. The staff is great at pointing someone new to the city toward the right T-station or best walking route to historic sites.
Good location but overpriced
The Holiday Inn Boston Government Center has a great location near Beacon Hill and adjacent to the Boston Commons. Convenient to the "T" Red Line. Rooms are seviceable, with nice views. Somewhat overpriced.
I stayed here for two nights a few years ago, and I guess it was not horrible but it really needs an update. The lobby is pretty small for a big city hotel, but is not that bad. The evevators are soooo old and they need to be either replaced to seriously servied. The rooms are nicely decorated in darker colors with plaids and wraught iron accents with all your typical hotel room perks like coffee maker, cable tv, desk with lamp, data port etc etc. This is not a good place to stay with kids because the pool is old and is outdoors. The exercise room is also very old and needs new equipment. One thing that constantly bothered me here was the fact that the hallways are dimmly light, it just seemed rather shady. On a good note, the hotel is very close to the subway (The "T") and has a CVS and Shop & Shop right next door. I would not eat at the hotel, for there are numerous restaraunts within a 5 min walk, or hop The T. I felt that this was a pretty safe neighborhood, nothing to worry about there, the hotel just needs serious updating. Happy Travels!
Ok, not perfect, depends what one is wants to do.
I have stayed there about 3 times. It is pretty good, never had a terrible problem. The staff are ok, and the hotel is clean. The pluses are: 1) Room service 2) right in boston 3) metro very close 4)clean hotel
Negatives: 1) Some times it would take along time to get a request or compliant followed through.
2)No good to have a car when staying there, packing hard to find and the car garage is very expensive.
3) Some college students live there! so they can be loud
I would not recommend this for people with kids or large families. I would give it 4 circles if one was staying there with out kids and with out a car otherwise 3 circles.
Frustrating and uneven are the best words. Poorly marked to the parking area. Maybe it was the contruction in the properity next door. The hotel issued a passin and out of the gargae that never worked. Had to walk around the block to get to lobby on the coldest night of the year.
Sketchy people, old & dirty rooms, horrible bathrooms, dirty & dark hallways, bad elevators, bad food. I stayed for three weeks for business, I would be sure to never stay there again.
Not a great place to stay compared with other Boston Hotels
Lots of reasons not to stay here: 1/very noisy - construction going on right next door and the fire station is right down the street (not to mention all the ambulances coming to and going from the hospital - if you need quiet to sleep, don't sleep at Holiday Inn Govt Select!; 2/Terrible workout facilities - really not much works in there and the equipment is old and junky; 3/rooms aren't very nice compared to other Boston hotels at comparable rates - few cable channels, small rooms; 4/no business facilities which makes it very hard if you need to make a copy of something, need access to the web or need to print something - don't stay here if you're on business! They don't have very good wine selections at their restaurant either. Overall, I wouldn't recommend that people stay here.
Not impressive for business travelers
Good location, but this hotel is not set up for business travelers. No high-speed internet access and no business center in the hotel. Also, the fitness center was poorly maintained - two tred mills that didn't work and two bikes, one of which had a spring that poked you, the other's seat height couldn't be adjusted. Finally, if you like environmentally-focused hotels, despite the sign in the room saying they only change towels if requested, I hung my towels everyday and never requested clean ones, but received 3 fresh towels plus a fresh bathmat daily.
Nice Location. But.............
Be prepared for the noise..................... Stayed Sept.28th 03 for 4 nights. Hotel nicely located short walk to T, Bowdoin or Charles/MGH stops. Although you can easily reach most places on foot. Faneuil hall, Quincy market, State house, City hall, King's chapel, Boston common, Fleet center all within 10-15 mins. Nice enough room on the 10th floor overlooking charles river. Elevators are very very slow, waited more than 5 mins. sometimes. This hotel is opposite Massachusetts General Hospital and there is a busy firehouse right across the street, in and out all the time. Also lots of other roadworks nearby associated with the Big Dig. If you need peace and quiet to get to sleep then this ain't the place for you.