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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel 140 Boston
In a super location close to the Back Bay area, but the room was a little small and had some very odd banging noises sporadically through the night.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel 140 Boston
Great Boston Value
Simple, clean accommodations at a great price for Boston. Hotel is conveniently located - walking distance to explore Beacon Hill and trendy Back Bay areas. But there were a couple of issues...
First, the continental breakfast available at the Terra Cotta Cafe definitely needs a better selection and a bit of improvement. I encountered some seriously stale bagels one morning.
Secondly, the rooms are not very well sound-proofed, so if you're a light sleeper I'd recommend bringing along a set of earplugs. Personally, that didn't bother me and I'd definitely stay there again...
Rooms are small, but nicely decorated and comfortable. People are friendly, location is unbelievable, rates are incredibly cheap for Boston, and the hot breakfast was cheap ($7 for two orders of omlettes and sausage) and excellent. Amazing.
Sep. 8-13, 2005
Hotel 140 is a really cute smallish hotel in a great location. Our room was super clean and well decorated with a great view of the John Hancock tower and the brick buildings below. You can't beat the closeness to Newbury, the T stop and downtown. Every employee we encountered was completely professional and very helpful too.
Breakfast at the Terra Cota Cafe was fresh and inexpensive - they always had hot coffee and plenty of beverages and pastries for the free continental breakfast.
This hotel is a great value and my first choice for my next trips to Boston.
Comfortable, CLEAN and great location!
I made my reservation at hotels.com before reading these reviews, so I was set to leave and sleep on my son's couch if it was as bad as written up here! I found it to be CLEAN (I'm a fanatic) and comfortable. It's not "high end", but neither is the price (particularly for Boston). The location is fabulous, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was very clean (who needs a bathtub anyway!) and the towels were thick and soft. They deliver a "Boston Globe" to your room in the morning and you are entitled to a "continental" breakfast at their Cafe which was more than enough. I will definitely return and recommend.
Hotel 140....never again
I don't think this hotel really 'gets it'.
There was no proper signage outside the hotel, just a massive sign stating that the building is / was a YWMCA.
We felt totally conned. The room was tiny, with institutional style lino floors, all the corridoors were brightly lit with fluro lighting. It was like a mental hospital with echoey corridors and slamming doors. The room and bed were so small that we just dropped our cases inside the room and got out as soon as we could. Hotel 140 is trying to be 'stylish on a budget', but it totally misses the mark (and it's not that cheap).
After no sleep, due to the fact the the corridoor lights beamed through the door and the uncomfortable bed, we went to check out and they tried to double charge us. Great. Never again, this place is awful. It's trying to be cool and stylish but is way off. I won't even start on about the bathroom. Let's just say, barely enough room to turnaround, with a shower that has a mind of it's own (be it a crazy one).
Don't waste your money
The location of hotel 140 is its only saving grace. The staff was rude and incompetent. The rooms were uncomfortably small and cold. You're paying to stay in the location, not the quality of the hotel - including its rooms and services. I agree with a prior review - hotel 140 is a hostel with an elevator in a nice neighborhood. I'd take my chances elsewhere if I were you.
Location, location, location!
The Hotel 140 has a great location just 2 blocks from Copley Square and 3 blocks from Newbury Street. It is right across the street from the John Hancock building and has easy access to shopping, dining and clubs. The rooms are not very large and there is no bath tub, just a shower. My room was well kept and clean. This is not a luxury hotel, just a comfortable room at a reasonable price. If you want a great location at a reasonable price, Hotel 140 is hard to beat. My friends stayed at the Sheraton and, based on their rooms, I'm glad I saved some money and stayed at Hotel 140. I did not have the problems reported by some of the other reviewers and have recommended this property to my friends.
This was probably one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. The bed was dirty when we checked in and the shower didn't work.
When we asked to change rooms, they put us off all weekend.
You would be better off at a hostel for a lot less money!!!
Family of 5
Booked for a family of 5 (4 adults + a 13 yo), got a "suite", consisting of 3 connecting rooms plus ensuite (shower only) for $189, INCLUDING a continental breakfast. Excellent value. Excellent, very pleasant and helpful staff in reception and restaurant. Yes, there wasn't any excess furniture but would recommend it to anybody. Also is very central (next to Hancock building) and has reduced price parking next door. Sorry not to be able to stay longer.
It's still the YWCA
I gave them a lot slack because it's a new property, but I found them in a search for Bed & Breakfasts in the Boston area. Believe me, they are far from that! The building is a renovated 1920s-era YWCA. Our room was not much better than a Days Inn with free internet access. It was cold and barren with cheap furniture. The only good thing I can say is that they've got a great location. Boston's Back Bay is awesome!
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... when they'd squint and cock their heads with that "what?" look. Quick elbow to the rib.
Last stop today was dinner at Cheers. Not the original door front. They've watered it down to various locations around town. I felt a little guilty being there. Hunger won...no hungry kids won. Good news and bad news. The food took a long time to come out because "the kitchen lost the order." I was a waitress. That is code for "I messed up." Good ...
... but by the time we left a lot of them did.
Once we got back to JFK / UMass station we had about a half an hour wait for the shuttle. We got back to our room about 9:30 and decided to head next door to Boston Bowl to check it out. The place has it's own brewery so we had a couple of beers while watching the Bruins beat the Penguins. It has a couple of batting cages, so we thought we might give it a crack tomorrow before heading into ...