The Midtown Hotel
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The room is lovely and spacious
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Super Good Bargain
We usually drive down to Boston 2-3 times a year to go see the RedSox and I usually stay at another hotel but it was booked for the date I wanted to go. So I decided to try the MidTown and honestly I was really happy that I took that decision. The location is really great, near Prudential Center, Copley Place, and all the great shops and restaurants of Back Bay. The T is at your doorstep (Symphony on Green Line "E" branch) and many stores are located near the hotel (convenience store, cafés..etc) It's true that it's not very luxurious.. but who cares when the rate is really good.
The staff was really friendly and even if we arrived at 11:00am, they allowed us to park the car at no extra charge until we checked in at 3pm (free parking - 1 car per room) It was a good plus for us since it takes 6 hours to drive to Boston and we didn't wanna fish out another 20$ to park the car for a few hours. I also had no problem requesting a room away from Huntington ave. and I recommend that to everybody since it can be noisy at times. Our room was of normal size but the bathroom was quite small. Everything was super clean and our shower looked brand new.
I would definitely recommend that hotel for all budget conscious travellers who want a nice room for a really reasonable price.
Great bargain in Boston!
This hotel is well situated near the Prudential Center, Copley Place and all of the other great shopping venues in the Back Bay area. The hotel is sparse, but clean. When we first arrived, I told the front desk that there was no parking, and an employee ran out and scanned the lot to find us a space! How great! Also, I found the front desk to be very accomadating, and the concierce service is not an ammenity that you would expect to find at a bargain hotel. The staff was very friendly, and I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a great bargain!
Terrible except location
It was a nightmare living in the hotel for two nights. My boyfriend and I tried to stay outside as long as we could. Small bathroom, uncomfortable bed, bad smell, terrible. I suggest to spend some extra money downtown or live a little bit farther.
Spend the Extra $ and Stay Elsewhere
The best thing about the hotel is the location. After that, it is mediocre at best. The rooms are shabby and dated -- bordering on depressing. The hallway carpeting stained. The elevator perpetually dirty. The water straight from the tap looked like Alka-Seltzer. The plumbing was loud, the hot & cold were put on backwards, the toilet ran and the handle had to be jiggled, even after the service call. Yes, there's high-speed internet and dial-up access, they're just not located anywhere near where you'd hook up your computer. If you're staying in the Back Bay more than a day, the cost-savings are just not worth it. Stay elsewhere.
Best bargain in Boston
I'm in Boston at least three times a year, usually for Red Sox games.
This is not a four star hotel. Nor is it quiet-request a room NOT on Comm. Avenue. It is clean, decent, and a bargain, for this city. You WILL find better hotels, and you WILL pay much MORE. I have stayed in Boston many times over the last ten years. This is the hotel I return to for a decent stay without going broke.
Dated, but a bargain for Beantown
The Midtown is rather like a regional motel, only located in the heart of downtown, a short distance from Prudential Center, Symphony Hall, and the New England Conservatory.
The decor is dated, a sort late 60s to early 70s idea of modern, but the rooms are just fine, if a bit lacking in natural light.
The free indoor parking is a real plus. Drive in, then us the nearby T (that's the subway for you out-of-towners) to get around town
All the reviewers here comment to some degree on noise. We encountered some noisy people in the middle of the night, but before I had to call, the staff had sent them on their way.
In short, a real bargain is you're staying in the Hub.
Cheap, well located, perfect !
The location of this affordable hotel is purely amazing: downtown. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed Boston very much. There is a n outdoor swimming pool as well as a diner where nice breakfast is served. Truly worth a try. We will definitely be back soon !
A Pleasant Surprise
We're a family of 4 stopping in Boston for 2-nights on our way to Maine. We fell in love with the city of Boston. We packed a lot in to 2 days and having the great location by staying at the Midtown made it all possible. The subway (the "T") was a 1/2 a block a way and the Old Town Trolley which we rode all day Saturday had a scheduled stop right at our hotel! The rooms need some updating...a bit old/run down. I would descible as basic, yet clean and comfortable. The kids enjoyed the pool late afternoon before dinner. The staff was friendly and we appreciated the free, secure parking. The cafe, "Table of Contents" which is connected to the hotel is not kid-friendly; no kid menu; we left to go eat breakfast in the Prudential Ctr foodcourt which was right across the street. We were also directly across from the Christian Science Ctr which had a lovely reflecting pool and Symphony Hall. We needed a pharmacy and CVS was within 5 minutes walking distance toward Newberry Street. We had some noisy neighbors but the front desk took care of them once we complained around midnight. We would definitely recommend this hotel and go back ourselves for a weekend in Boston. Great city!!!
Time travel to the 70s in the heart of Boston
The Midtown is a budget-traveler and bus tour standby because of its "cheap-for-Boston" rates and proximity to major tourist sites. The hotel itself is really nothing special and you feel as though you have stepped 30 years into the past when you walk in. It can get a little loud and feels a little outdated but overall it is a decent place to stay and a true bargain for downtown Boston.
Location, Location, Location!
The Midtown is an inexpensive way to spend a few days in Boston -- the key word here is "few." Two nights (Feb. 2003) at the hotel during the city's biggest snow storm in recorded history was "the best place to be in Boston" given the hotel's proximity to the Prudential Center, Copley Square, the T, and the busline. Free parking in the hotel's partially covered garage added greatly to this favorable experience. The decor is "'60s utilitarian", the rooms could use more lighting, and the smell of cigarette smoke throughout the corridors leaves a lot to be desired. For under $100 per night in a very active part (Back Bay) of Boston, the cons are outweighed by the value. A longer stay in the city would require a different venue for us, however, -- two nights in this type of accommodation were all we deemed equivalent to the unbelievable price in a city the size of Boston. One night, when some inconsiderate guests decided to run up and down the hallways, play loud music and laugh and talk loudly as if they were in the privacy of their own homes, after 2 calls to the front desk, security handled the situation quickly and efficiently -- it's ashame some travelers have no regard for others when sharing overnight accommodations. Security responded to both calls, but only the second time did the guests finally decide to respect the right of other guests to quiet, especially after 2 a.m.!
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