DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore
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... but we had a nice drive. Fortunately the hotel we'd booked on the other side of the country did not charge us as they were quite within their rights to! and of course we have one more silly experience to add to my growing list of blunders.
Boston is one of the ten most popular tourist locations in the country so we joined the 16 million odd visitors that visit every year to see what the fuss was all about. Boston was a surprise, ...
...until I leave for the Netherlands. Looking at a calendar, it looks veryveryvery close to today. And I'm excited. I really am. Everyone has been posting in the group on facebook and I keep researching European cities. But I just want to BE there already. I want to Apparate there, magically packed and settled in, with everything I need.
But obviously things don't work that way. I physically have to choose what I need and make it fit in each of my three bags. ...
... to The Witch Museum and the 1692 memorial. Then we went to The Lobster Shanty for lunch - lobster roll and sweet potato fries. Afterwards we looked in a few shops and then joined the trolley again. Got off at The House of 7 Gables and visited the chocolate shop. Then we caught the ferry and came back in a storm, chatting to a couple from San Francisco Dinner at Durgin Park corned beef and cabbage and strawberry shortcake Day 6 Off to The Boston Tea Party ships and museum this ...
... that evening was at Asana Restaurant, located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Great ambience, service and food.
We both had Lobster salad and grilled scallops, followed by Ice creams and sorbet.
Madeleines were offered as complimentary afters , but were not that good.
Thus ended our 3rd day in ...
... late. The security personnel are either bored, or I seem suspicious. Or both. I'm chosen for the full body scanner. They took apart my suitcase. They swipe my hands with some high-tech cloth and run it through a chemical machine that beeps. I told the security lady that all she's going to find is citrus because I just ate an orange. All of my limbs are checked with the magic metal detector wand and I am also checked out around my chest. I was given ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore Danvers
Hallways were dingy; carpet old and stained in every corridor. We had to go up about 7 stairs to our room; no elevator. Room service trays were left all day & sometimes 2 days. We thought it was supposed to be renovated; I have no idea where. Lobby sofas had torn arms and mismatched cushions that didn't even fit the sofa.
Won this hotel thru Priceline. Took the tip of another poster and requested a higher floor in the hopes of getting a renovated room (maybe there aren't any?!). Got 7th floor out of 8. But the hotel is just old and not updated. The elevators were old, carpets dirty. Housekeeping was AWFUL. Didn't replace our toiletries after the first night, rinsed the glasses so basically left them dirty.
ok -- here's a warning .. if you do a priceline booking and get "awarded" the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort dont get too excited because you will no doubt get shoved in these dingy lower level rooms away from the main hotel - yeah, carpets dirty down there in the hallways , front desk staff with a couldnt care attitude and even one staff member with his finger up his nose digging for something (i crap you not)
Not worth staying more than one night...
The Sheraton Ferncroft is not at all what I would consider a resort. Room service is so-so...if you can actually get your order delivered. No fridge or microwave...not a very pleasant atmosphere for staying five days. Not exactly family friendly. Best for corporate meetings where attendees won't be distracted by enjoyable ammenities.
I chose this hotel because I am a Starwood Preferred Gold member, the hotel is full service. I reserved a top floor room on the Gold floor which boasts recent renovations. When I arrived, I was told the entire floor was booked by a convention and was given a "Castle Suite" on the 5th floor. The room was horrible and cavernous, smelled of strong carpet freshener, placement of bathroom is directly across from bed, huge room with damaged and worn furniture and dirty rug. I asked for another room in the same category but after looking at three other rooms (which were worst than my original room), we decided to stay in the original room. Fortunately, we only booked a 2 day stay and we were glad to leave. If you are looking for a full-service hotel and a pleasant environment, stay away from this one. Staff is accommodating but not trained to provide good customer service. We will "never" stay in this hotel again.
Great stay at the Sheraton
I decided to spend a few days at the Sheraton Ferncroft resort for a holiday break (Dec 2004.) The room was very clean and has "Sheraton Sweet Sleeper" beds (comparable to Westin's 'Heavenly Bed'.) The bed was so comfortable!
Room service was excellent and very prompt. Food was great.
I must say everyone at the Sheraton in Danvers went out of their way to make my stay comfortable. I will definetely return.
The hotel was the best thing about our trip to Salem: It was so busy in Salem you could barely walk down the streets. Also, parking and dining in Salem were close to impossible. So, we decided to return to the hotel for the remainder of our Halloween evening. We ate at the hotel restaurant which had an extremely limited menu, but what they did have was delicious. Then stopped at the hotel bar for a drink, where we met really pleasant bartenders. Our room was clean and extremely comfortable. The next morning, we ordered breakfast from room service. The food was good, the the service was fast and the people were very courteous.
Trip to Salem
We just got back on our trip to Salem Mass. We chose the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort due to the fact it was a resort and you would think a resort would be a nice place to stay-To start off with, the rooms smelled like a carpet fresh factory-If housekeeping didnt dumped at least two cans of the stuff on the rugs I wouldnt be surprised. It smelled awfull- so if you have allergies-Watch Out!!! The second problem is we had no hot water- and when I called the operator she didnt believe us-finally she said that someone would be up soon- Well no one came- so we checked out-Its a shame since the outside of the hotel looks so pretty and sits on a hilltop- Just use caution when staying here!
This was the first time staying at the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort. This was actually the first time i had been to Boston. I had the most enjoyable experience during my stay. From the moment I had checked in at the front desk, i knew my stay at the property was going to be "special". I had a late dinner at Mulligans. The food and atmosphere was excellent. The steak I ordered was "out of this world". I plan on staying at the Ferncroft everytime I make a trip to Boston.~
It was uncomfortable
We stayed there during a convention - and the staff and restaurant could not handle the crowd. The chef had a meltdown. You had to have a adult to go to the indoor pool if you were under 18. The other pool was down the road and you had to take the shuttle and pay $25! The rooms HVAC system is awful - there were a few hundred that came back with sinus and bronchial infections. They did not hire the extra staff that was needed to handle a large group. And the worst thing is the hotel is close to the highway but due to the location it takes 20 minutes to get to the highway and 1/2 hour to get anywhere! There is only one restaurant. Not a good experience.