Marriott's Custom House
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... left field. Many batting practice balls crashed off it, one even knocking out a panel in the and run scoreboard. The field level seats are again reminiscent of Wrigley. There are support beams that obstruct the view from some seats and it is low sloping and a long way from the field to the back of the sections. The outfield dimensions are very irregular but don't jump out the way I thought they might. The Bermuda Triangle of center field ...
... to get around the corner to the Red Sox's Fenway stadium! The game began at 7.30 and it was heaving! The game was Red Sox vs Atlanta braves and Red Sox won! I can only assume that I am their lucky mascot as they had been going through a very bad patch up until this game! They won last year's World Series but have been loosing all their games recently. I bought a very cheap standing ticket in the coke stand up at the very very top of the stadium known as 'the green monster' it ...
... the stadium for free! After Fenway Park it was time to meet our Freedom Trail Tour guide at the Boston Commons. He was a patriot named George Wright and was a cabinet maker by trade. He shares a little bit more about himself in his video that we posted. The park was established in 1634 by William Blackstone and was originally named after him. That is until he was chased off by puritans in the area that took over his land and used it as common grounds to ...
... It seems that the university really wants to make studying both an enjoyable and easy experience for the students and also, you don't have to graduate high school to get in. Apparently, you just have to show that you are very passionate about something and they go from there. I could apply with my Disney passion! The students are also really encouraged to keep fit and healthy with around 80% of the population involved in various levels of really diverse sport. Their ...
... writings of the times and the oldest known texts of the Bible, making their discovery perhaps the most significant archaeological find of the last century. We also had time visit the Live Butterfly and Lightning exhibits
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Great but hard to sleep
I recently returned from a stay at The Custom House with my son and wife. The rooms were great and the coolest part was the observation deck on the 26th floor, with great views of the city. The game room was also very cool, with pool and air hockey. However the bad part of the stay was the sleep. Although one review said not to stay on the Fanuel Hall side we stayed on the oppisite on the 9th floor and the amount of noise from the pub below went on into the night until 3am, when it finally became quiet. The unusual part was that I am a deep sleeper and for some reason the noise greatly bothered me. All in all a great stay though!
Great location , we were able to walk everywhere..The rooms are very comfortable and very clean...the little kitchenette helps when you travel with family ..
My husband, daughter and I recently stayed at the Custom House in downtown Boston during a short vacation/college visit. The location is really great; you are right next to the Aquarium T-stop and Fanueil Hall and can easily get to other attractions. However, I have to agree with another reviewer about the noise level emanating from outside. We were on the 6th floor/Fanueil Hall side above the Black Rose Tavern and even on a Thursday night the noise from the bar and the taxis blowing their horns went well into the wee hours of the morning. I actually resorted to putting cotton in my ears to drown out some of the sounds. I don't believe there is any insulation to keep out the noise. It did get better on Sunday night, however, Thurs.-Sat. was pretty loud. On the other hand, the room was lovely and the bed very comfortable. The "villa" is actually a two room suite with a sofabed in the "living room", which also has a nice kitchenette with microwave and small frig. The bedroom had a King bed and each room had a TV. If you go, just make sure you are not on the Fanueil Hall side of the hotel.
My wife and I have stayed at the Custom House for at total of four weeks over the past three years.
Great accomodations...almost perfect
The Custom House is stunning for its architecture, history and views. The villas are lovely and very comfortable for a family. However, our villa was located on the Fanueil Hall side of the building, directly above The Black Rose Tavern. The noise level from the bar during the night and from the crowds spilling out into the streets, together with plenty of police activity at 2:00 am made for a challenging night's sleep. I would suggest requesting a room on a different side of the building. However, with that caveat, I wouldn't hesitate to stay there on our next Boston trip.
Fantastic place to enjoy downtown Boston
Great things about Custom House:
1. The concierge loves to help you plan your activities. Several activities planned for guests were fun including a violin soloist who came to the Custom House, a fellow who played the role of Paul Revere who told of Revolutionary War events, and so on.
2. The building is historic and beautiful. The rooms are very nice with unbelievable views. My wife and I used the exercise facilities and the topmost floor level for enjoying views of Boston every day.
3. It is so easy to walk to shopping and eating establishments, and there are T stops within a block or two to get just about everywhere you can imagine.
Don't stay in the winter
Lovely old building but it's age contributes to seasonal problems. We've stayed at the Custom House on 3 occasion during a long weekend in January and had difficulties 2 out of the 3. Frozen pipes caused the loss of heat & hot water on 2 occasions. Another evening the heating system just could not keep up with the demand, so we awoke absolutely frozen, with ice on the interior window next to the bed. We had to change rooms in the middle of our weekend- what a pain after you've "settled in"! We love to take a break away from home during the winter doldrums, but heat and hot water are surely a necessity! Although the staff has always been wonderful, we will not go to the Custom House during the winter again..
Fantastic Stay in Downtown Boston
Our family of three (9 year old son) stayed here over New Year's 2003.
It was fantastic. The resort is beautiful and centrally located in Boston. It was so convenient we didn't even rent a car. The T stop is just across the street and you can get anywhere on foot or by the T.
Staying over New Year's also provided a great view of the fireworks over Boston Harbor, just a block or so away.
Well I had been planning this special trip to boston for three months.
We just spent an evening at the Marriott Custom House and couldn't have been more satisfied. Everything was outstanding. Marriott has refurbished this landmark granite building into a spectacular small hotel. Operating as a time-share condo unit of Marriott Vacations, you can book a unit for about $230 that is an excellent value for Boston. A full queen-sized pull out sofa in the living room, and a separate bedroom with a king bed. The fridge, micro, full dishes and sink are great for breakfast or a midnight snack. The views from our room were absolutely incredible--because the clock tower is so tall, we had an excellent full view of the harbor, the financial district, Fanueil Hall/Quincy Market. Everything--the best shops, restaurants, nightlife, museums, marinas and parks are literally at your door step. The location is the best in Boston. The staff was very helpful, and the hotel featured a great game room with free airhockey, billiards and a trainset for the kids, a nice exercise room and free washer/dryers. On the 26 th floor there is a skywalk from which you can see the whole of Boston and surrounding area. There are full exchange priviledges for the restaurants and big heated indoor pool across the street at the Marriott's Long Wharf. Believe me, the access, time savings, and two rooms for the price of one, and the incredible full views of the city from your room (bring binoculars!) can't be beat!