Travel Blogs from Boston
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 …
... How to eat a Lobster sheet' got me through with only a few squirts and splats ( did you know that when lobster juice dries on clothes it turns white?)
The meat was beautiful, the tail my favorite, especially with the gooey butter sauce and the sense of achievement in getting through tasted just as good, We left incredibly happy and ready to booze.
Our final day in Boston was dedicated to Marky Mark. Despite it being 1 hr out ...
... to kickboxing. Furthermore, there is a big fitness hall where you can find every possible appliance, a swimming pool and a number of tennis courts. I have had the membership for a week and so far I have been to the gym everyday, just because there is so much to see and to do. Also, Springbreak is getting closer and closer so Claire and I want to get in shape for our beach outfits. Namely, we booked our tickets to Miami!! From February ...
... above the age of 21, so the fact that we were served wine felt like such an accomplishment and a compliment that we left the waiter at least three dollars on top of the usual tip of 15% of the total amount. With our stomachs filled and our faces cold, the hostel beds were all we needed. Whether you could actually see the northern lights above Massachusetts that night, we will never know...
Time flies and on Thursday morning we ate our second and ...
... became a favorite of our's and for a little foreshadowing, this became a routine when we got to big cities...thanks Callin!) The running tour was the perfect way to quickly see a lot of the city. We first ran to Bunker Hill and WALKED (it's illegal to run) up the 294 steps to the top to get a great view of the city. After walking back down the steps, we ran along the freedom trail to see Old Ironsides Battleship, ...
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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