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Historical Traveler Reviews Chandler Inn Boston
Old but Decent
It's difficult to find an affordable hotel in Boston. This one is adequate. The rooms are small. One admonition...make sure that you don't get the room closest to the antiquated and LOUD elevator.
Comfortable hotel with good location
We stayed at this hotel in May 2003 and found it clean & comfortable.
The building is old and the design/size of the rooms are influenced by this. There is a bit more character than some of these modern concrete hotels. Although the bar is principally for gay clientelle this did not appear to affect the actual hotel itself. Location was excellent for going into Boston centre or down to the Back Bay area which was very interesting. We'd certainly give this hotel consideration on a return visit to Boston.
Clean, cosy and comfortable
Stayed at the Chandler Inn in November. Rooms are small, but very clean and stylish. Staff were helpful and directed us to a yummy local resturant. Good value for money and quiet location that is still handy to everything. I would stay there again. Much more character than the chain hotels. I'm glad I ddin't take the negative reviews too seriously.
Be careful booking on line
small rooms, sheets and towels were once upon a time white! it smells... no parking secured for the guests. with a gay bar. worst experience......
Central, clean and quiet
I spent four nights at Chandler Inn recently and my feelings about the hotel are generally favorable. Contrary to what is said on the internet and in at least one tour book, the hotel does not serve a continental breakfast. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby throughout the day.The location is excellent; the staff has little to say and it is an overstatement to say that they are "friendly and helpful". I would recommend this hotel to the traveler who wants a quiet room at low/moderate cost.
Chandler - A nice place to stay but not a luxury hotel.
I stayed at the Chandler a few years ago. It was a nice, clean room, though a little small. The staff were professional. A little old-fashioned, like they make you leave your key at the front desk when you leave and the elevator's pretty old. I'd stay there again. I paid a great price for what I got .
Good basic hotel
You must understand what this hotel is! It is not a resort hotel, but it a good, clean, centrally located, friendly accommodations...at a fair price. Caters to a gay clientele, and the open minded. Attached is a nice friendly sports / neighborhood bar Fritz that welcomes everyone (Best bartender is Andrew - great sense of humor) Brunch every Saturday and Sunday--
Unfriendly, not very helpful staff. Rooms very small, not much heat, even in very cold weather.
Great Hotel-Very Friendly
Hotel is great for the price. They tailor to your needs. Very private. Very homey. Close to train, theatres, the trolley, and shopping.
I would recommend for a relaxing vacation.
very bad hotel for that price
TripAdvisor Reviews Chandler Inn Boston
Travel Blogs from Boston
... Unfortunately, we had no such luck. In any event we had a great time and the food was excellent! $55 For four people to have dinner. Not bad at all. Plus one check on my bucket list.
We arrived at our hotel at 10:00 pm and went swimming. We're all pretty tired now so heading to sleep and will be exploring Boston tomorrow.
... Thai peanut salad with served over greens called my name, but how can I be at a Jewish deli and not succumb to the comfort food of my youth? To satisfy that urge I enjoyed a crisp potato latke served with both sour cream and applesauce. A very satisfying lunch indeed until we left the restaurant and I noticed the black and white cookies which I failed to ...
... made with NZ hops.
In the gift shop a loud local chap appeared, we had seen his 'party trolley' on the way in. On certain days of the week, Jason runs a 'free shuttle' to Doyle’s - a bar near the brewery that Brett had mentioned during the tour. Of course a ‘free’ shuttle driver requires a tip, but the minute we jumped on board, the few dollars were worth it. He's an incredibly funny guy and gave us lots of historic tidbits ...
... when asked; my grilled squid and Bob's catch of the day don't disappoint. We are treated to a small cup of the local limoncello, a specialty of the region, which ends our meal on a warm note, and we wind our way back to our Sorrento apartment where our hostess has left us a small bottle of the same elixir made by her mother. We'll save that for another night as this stuff is powerful, indeed!
Ciao for now.
... boat on the Charles River and got some duck stickers for apologising on behalf of Britain for confiscating Paul Revere's horse. We then went to get some lunch - the supermarket had the biggest salad bar I've ever seen, and loads of cooked food, as well as the normal supermarket stuff. We were also surprised to meet Col. Duck Tape again in the salad aisle, he wanted to tell us about his forthcoming holiday to London/Ireland/Italy - which he seemed to think were all in the same place. ...