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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Borgo Bamboccio Rome
It was more than OK to stay with the amount that I paid ($90 per night without breakfast). Clean room and friendly front and spacious room size.
One really annoying thing was A/C fan noise that was really really big and I woke up several times per night.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Borgo Bamboccio Rome
Very nice hotel
I was very pleased with this hotel. Yes, the hotel is literally above the Mass Pike, but I could not hear ANY highway noise. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. TGI Fridays is directly next door. Parking is convenient in the garage next door and was reasonable in price. (I paid $9.00 to park the car for the night.) I wouldn't hesistate to stay there again.
Sheraton Newton and NY Yankees - Both winners this weekend!!
Just spent the past week-end at the Sheraton Newton. Coincidentally, the NY Yankees (my hometeam) were in town as well. Was intrigued as to the accomodations as I had read that it was "uniquely situated" over the Mass Pike.
As we had our car, having access to public transportation, was not an issue. To my delight, the hotel has many conveniences: right off the Pike allowing easy access to downtown Boston ("traffic noise" was non-existent, considering its location), across the street from well known eateries such as Dunkin' Donuts and Uno pizza as well as having inside access from the lobby to the connected Applebee's, low-priced 24 hour parking ($9 /day for hotel guests with unlimited in/out - what a steal!), access to guest PC's in the lobby for those without a personal laptop, to just name a few.
The room was spacious & clean, the beds provided a truly "a sweet sleep", and the staff was friendly, personable and courteous from check-in through check-out. When housekeeping was needed, the response time was within 5 minutes followed-up by a phone call, immediately after, to ensure the problem was rectified and that the service met with our satisfaction.
Breakfasted at Martha's, where the atmosphere was pleasant, and Mary, our waitress, made you feel like one of the family. We had 7 people and Mary handled the individual demands with grace, aplomb and a great sense of humor.
The Sheraton Newton was a winner 3 out of 3 nights...the Yankees won 3 of the 4 games. With a perfect score, the Sheraton Newton WINS!!!!!
Easy to find, decent place
I just came back from a 3 night stay. The place was easy to find, and is situated directly above the interstate. You definately can not miss it. The lobby area looks nice, but the hallway and rooms (carpeting and walls) look a little worn. There was a large group of students there at the time and we waited a while for the elevator during check out. Parking was an additional $9/night. The pool was a little small but it seems like nobody uses it anyway.
On the plus side, the service was great. The place was very clean and house keeping did a good job cleaning and tidying up the place afterwards. I actually liked having the view right above the freeway. It was kind of interesting. The complimentary internet access on the two PC's in the lobby was also great since I don't have a laptop and I needed to check my email.
Overall, it's not amazing but if the price is right I would be happy going back.
Fine hotel & conenient too
We stayed at the Sheraton Newton in early Sept. while visiting our son at Boston U. The hotel is convenient to the area of BU/Brookline/Allston, parking is cheap ($9 a day) and easy - with self-parking in a lot adjacent to the hotel. The view is nothing to write home about - the hotel is literally over I95, but with the blinds drawn, who cares? the staff was lovely, the room was clean and big and the price (an AAA rate) was right. An all 'round good deal!
Good, but not Great
I stayed here for one night on a class trip to Boston, and I was pleased in some areas and displeased in others.
When we arrived to the hotel, check in was only a matter of seconds, which was good considering we had about 20 something rooms. The only problem we had getting to our room was that there were three elevators for 90 people-but I guess that was our fault!
The room was clean, and as I usually do I went to read the "Welcome to the Sheraton Newton" book that they place on the desk of each room. I was disgusted to find an old bandaid with blood bound to the book on the inside.
The beds were very comfortable and the view was decent, however the biggest problems came at breakfast. As I said before, we were a large group so we had our own breakfast room. The breakfast consisted of runny eggs and stale croissants, including some sour orange juice and water.
Check out was quick and easy.
I would come back to this hotel, but not as a large group, as I felt as if they did not know how to accomodate us. The location was bad for large groups arriving by bus because the bus wouldnt fit in the enterance-we were let out on the street.
I don't disagree with the other reviews, I just felt as if they were average with large groups.
My experience at the hotel was wonderful. The staff were delightful and helpful. I organized an event at the hotel and everything went perfect thanks to the banquet staff. The hotel was very accomendating to our needs. I would recommend a stay at the Sheraton to anyone and certainly come back to stay again.
I found the staff to be outstanding. There was a very warm and friendly feeling at the hotel like a home
A great alternative to Downtown Boston
This hotel, not very far from the Downtown area in Boston, is a great option from the Downtown hotels as it's just out of the city, has a free hotel shuttle to the Downtown area and has all the usual Sheraton comforts. The staff went out of their way to be helpful from check-in on, with the doormen being especially helpful and welcoming. I would definitely stay there again.
Over the Mass Pike...
The hotel was pretty nice and the rooms were pretty spacious. The hotel does straddle the Mass Pike, but I never once was awakened by traffic noise. There is not much to do in Newton, but if you are there on business this is a great choice.
Sheraton Newton: Recommended
I just returned from a 4 night stay at the Newton, MA Sheraton for a trip to Boston. I highly recommend the hotel. It is easy to find, (right off the Turnpike) and easy to drive into Boston from there. The staff was very friendly; the room was spacious, spotless (I think they must have been recently redone) and had beautiful beds and bed linens. The only downsides were the hall carpetting needed to be redone, and the air surrounding the swimming pool was really too cold to go in the pool! The health club was fine (no jacuzzi though), and again, the staff was very friendly and helpful.
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