I was required to stay here for a conference organized by the Harvard hospitals, but will likely pay myself to stay somewhere else in the future. While the location is excellent for those needing to be close to the hospitals and medical school, that is where the positives end.

Having arrived very late at night all of the stores near the hotel were closed and I was forced to go between 3 floors of the hotel to find a vending machine that still had water. Then it cost $1 for 12 ounces of water (I should have used the sink in the bathroom). The rooms are standard and beds are comfortable, but none of this made up for the noise from the street. Remember, you are close to several hospitals that require the following, 24 hours a day: delivery trunks, garbarge trucks, and ambulances. You can hear it all through the shabby windows they have here. When I asked to change rooms, twice, each attendent immediately responded with "Too much noise?" even though I hadn't said why I wanted to change.

Find a good price at a downtown hotel and you might sleep better than I did.

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