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Oh my word, it is hard to describe the cold that we faced on our return to Boston. The weatherman said it was -12C, but with the wind chill it felt closer to -15C! It was that kind of cold where it makes your body ache like a fever, and the air is painful to breath. But we were determined to get out there and explore a city that we had been told we …
... an inner city area about the size of Brisbane. It differed though around the inner suburbs , reminding me more of the boulevards of Paris or even parts of London. We took a guided bus tour which helped me to connect the dots of my very scattered knowlege of American history surrounding its early struggle for independance. During the tour we lunched at an amazing dining presinct ...
... Only 44m! I was thinking it was at least half of them! And all of Boston. I don't think I've see one bar that isn't Irish since I've been here. In the evening I went out on a hostel organised drinking thing. Grey, the Swiss guy from Chicago turned up which was cool. He came straight here from Boston, but not straight to the hostel. He'd been staying somewhere out by the airport which didn't sound like fun. He's going to NY tomorrow, and it looks like he may even be on the ...
... though I did everything correctly, it cost $162 to send it home but it was such a relief to be rid of it. After that we met up with a few of the others and just walked around Boston, visited the Public Garden which was beautiful and just relaxed. We walked down Newbury street which is a long street with lots of shops that are generally pretty up market which was pretty nice. The architecture and design of the buildings in Boston is so unique, you can have a mixture ...
Way back when I was a youngster, I thought it would be a good idea to study an Arts degree and major in history. As part of that degree, I did a semester on the American Revolution - well now I know why I did! Boston was a key location during the move to independence with many significant historical events taking place in this city during the 1770s ...
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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