Beautiful old hotel A review of Sheraton Commander Hotel
I stayed at the Sheraton Commander during a two day visit to Boston right during the rains in October 2005. I was extremely grateful for the location of the hotel, near Harvard square, and also for the fact that my room was so comfortable (and dry) afer long days of walking in the rain. The bed was fantastic, as always in a Sheraton, and the shower was nice (although the tub drained rather slowly.) I could really notice the difference in comfort when I moved to another hotel out in Revere on my third night - that one was fine but just didn't compare. The Sheraton room was also extremely quiet - it helped that I faced the back, but I also heard almost no sounds from any other rooms or the hallway.
The only negative is the service in the restaurant. I went down to breakfast one morning, was asked for my order, then read the paper for a good half hour (or more) while people worked or ate all around me - not one person ever asked me if I needed anything; it was as if I had wandered in off the street to read the newspaper and the staff was instructed not to disturb me! Well, I finally got the attention of another waiter, at which point a waitress was sent over to re-take my order. The food was pretty good but I was worried about a long wait to get the check afterward, which I also experienced. So I avoided the place on my second morning. Other than that, a good stay there.