Almost perfect, except for the constant door slamming A review of The Back Bay Hotel

When I checked into my room, I decided it was my new favorite hotel in Boston (I travel there very frequently). Four Seasons luxury at a more accessible price. The oversized feather pillows and cushy down comforter were heavenly. The room had some nice amenities like a generously sized cotton robe. A coffee maker would have been nice. But this was all marred by a major annoyance -- constant door slamming from the other rooms on my floor. The spring mechanisms in the doors are so powerful that if a guest lets the spring close the door, it emits a slam that made me jump out of my skin. And if the room was close to mine, I could feel the vibration in the floor and the headboard of the bed. This went on from early in the morning until the wee hours of the night. I realize a hotel can't control the considerateness of its guests, but I saw the housekeeping staff doing the same thing. What a shame -- a nearly perfect hotel, but they won't be getting any repeat business from me.

There were also problems with one of the elevators, which was down a couple of times during my 5-day stay. Even so, 2 elevators seem woefully inadequate for a 200-room hotel.

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