The staff was extremely helpful.
The included breakfast and light dinner was very good. Room was very clean, modern and nicely decorated. All rooms have only one bed. Any additional sleepers use a roll away or pull out couch, which was not very comfortable.
Good setup in general. Nice to have the pull out sofa separated from the main bed. We were on a college visit trip with our daughter and this worked out well. The room included a full size refrigerator as compared to many hotel "mini" versions. Bed was comfortable. Internet worked well in our room and TV had many stations to choose from (good size screen in both rooms). Having the kitchenette was great - had dishwasher, microwave, fridge, etc. I question that the queen bed was a standard queen (seemed smaller than our queen bed at home). Room description stated there was a DVD player in the room - there wasn't (didn't matter since we brought a portable). We had trouble with the room heater - did not work well when room thermostat was set to "auto" but did when set to "on." Room was very pricey but not really surprising considering the area (Cambridge MA) - most every hotel in the area was expensive.
One great thing about Harvard Square is the high energy and bustle, especially when school is in session. What makes The Charles so perfect is that it is a tranquil respite right on the edge of all the happenings.
Everything is within walking distance as I enjoyed a glorious autumn afternoon. I browsed endless rows of books at the Coop, watched rowers glide along the Charles River and ran stairs at Harvard Stadium while the football team engaged in a spirited practice. When I returned to the hotel, the room smelled great. They must have a special scent. I enjoyed the organic soap, shampoo and lotion that came with the room. Henrietta's Table is great for breakfast / brunch, and I highly recommend The Harvest for dinner. A very nice stay.
Well decorated rooms. Convenient to Harvard square Officious front desk staff. Being told they couldn't change our departure and charges despite a family emergency because it was our fault we used a third party reservation service. Being told entirely dissimilar rooms were the same. Smelly comforter covered by clean sheets. No coffee maker in room. Ice available only on request from room service.
The Charles Hotel is centrally located in Cambridge, so it's very easy to get around the town. We walked wherever we needed to go and got there quickly and easily. The hotel has several dining options and an actual fitness club, not just a room with some cardio equipment and universal equipment. The wifi works well and the staff were all very helpful. It's pretty expensive to stay here, but we found a good deal on one of the discount hotel sites. I'd return in a heart beat.
The Charles is a perfect place to stay in Cambridge. It is well located, well designed with contemporary clean lines but still warm, and the Rialto is a fabulous restaurant in the hotel. We had a corner room which was quite spacious which we really appreciated as we were staying multiple nights.
Great location near the center of Harvard Square. Rialto is an excellent restaurant. Regatta Bar is great if you like jazz. Hotel is in need of renovation. New England shabby-chic means it's just a basic hotel in terms of cleanliness and room amenities. Bathrooms are seriously dated and in need of complete redo. Service levels are mediocre. Business center is a joke (1 computer and an attached printer). Prices are very high: you are paying for the location.
Location was excellent. The room was very nice and comfortable. Excellent farm to table restaurant and bar. Although they had a parking garage, the elevator to the lobby was out of order so you had to take the stairs and the stairs lead to outside the front entrance. Very inconvenient if carrying any bags from the car and also because of sub-zero temps that weekend. Also no in and out access for self parking at $40 per night. If you leave you have to pay again.
The room was very drafty near the windows- lots of cold air coming in
Best Hotel in Cambridge/ location is perfect
Location was great with excellent service and nice trait ants around in the plaza
Excellent service and superior restaurant. Very friendly staff who facilitated the check in and out as well as the luggage. I was in and out many times with my 7 year old grandson and he was always greeting with a smile. My daughter belongs to your health club and so they are used to going to your hotel. Overall, a well located, efficient and very quiet hotel.
$12 parking fee. Outrageous for the location! The desk clerk did waive ours when I complained that we would be there for only 10 hours. The room price was rather high for the value.
Location The rooms are old, they smell like stale cigarettes, and the gym is poorly equipped. Only one treadmill.
The hotel did not live up to it's description. It was shabby not boutique-like. Just an old hotel with choice of soap. The location, while convenient, was your basic strip mall surrounded by more strip malls. The parking fee was to park your own car in an open parking lot. They did not tell you that parking spaces next door were free. All in all, pretty annoying
Size of bed and location old building, tattie in need of a lot of repairs (some most be essential!!)
Free shuttle bus to Harvard Square
Very friendly staff! Great pool and whirlpool area! Beautiful room. One of the best fitness rooms I have seen in any hotel I have stayed at!
This hotel is undergoing renovation. It needs it. The ac unit in our room was clearly old and beat up. There were holes in the halls where new cables are being or will be run. There were screw holes in the bathroom and an outline around them on the wallpaper of something that used to be mounted there, but isn't anymore. The water in the bathtub drained too slowly, it filled while we took a showe
The close proximity to the train station and Harvard Square, not to mention the cinemas and other shopping conveniences.
The bed was very hard. The room service was a disaster. They gave us bread with fungus!! and a pitch of water to make coffe!!
I always adore that special white tea smell of the westin. The building itself was beautiful... All glass...the girl w the red hair in the front was super sweet and as always the hotel room was very clean and well kept. Always love the Westin!
Nothing Booked 5 weeks ahead of time, confirmed my reservation via email the day before and was still double booked and unable to stay at the hotel. Poor business practice to do that to people.
Almost everything about it was amazing Their pool facility does not have a hot tub
The hotel was clean and had all the amenities you might need during your stay. Parking garage has in and out privileges. Hotel is quiet & beds are comfortable. There is a Dunkin' Donuts across the street. Don't stay here if you are hoping to be close to Boston. It's definitely outside the city. It is easy to find though. It's located just off the highway.
Check in staff was friendly and helpful. Elevators did not work.
super clean, friendly staff wish they had a jacuzzi
Gorgeous hotel, updated and clean, showers mediocre, must try salted caramel cake. 30 min taxi to rail. No airport shuttle offered.
Kind helpful staff
Liked the staff, very accommodating and professional. The layout of the rooms really feels comfortable, less like a hotel. The location works for me because it's close to my daughter. Love the cookies. Furniture in living room portion of room could use a good cleaning or update. It's a bit noisy, so if you like it very quiet, probably wouldn't work for you. Restaraunt menu selection is minimal also for the room service.
Size of the suite; view of the Charles River; gym facility; proximity to Cambridge and to downtown Boston by car (but not by transit). It is not at all close to a T station.
Nothing Over price for the room, no continental breakfast, area location was too busy ... Too expense hotel doesn't offer continatal breakfast for that price
Location, comfort and price Was not told view from rooftop was only at night. Thought parking fee was high
Extremely helpful and friendly staff. 24 hour parking access.
The rooms were spacious, view was great, beds were very comfortable. Unbelievably expensive rate for the property. They charged me more than the maximum stated on the door in the room!! And then I had a $35 parking fee on top! (You're captive due to the location, which can be tricky to access off Soldiers Field Rd if you're driving.) could not get the TV to work, or the in room phone! For the price everything should be perfect!
Print check in service. Love the room, comfortable.
35 dollars for parking for one night. Hotel workers protesting at 7am woke us up. Staff unlocked our door and came in while we were still in bed.
The hotel was very nice, staffordable were friendly and hedlpful, roooroom was great. The iron in the room was pretty low quality and couMD donwith an upgrade. Also, it was much further from downtown Boston and publicensed transport than I thought It would be.
The hotel was always a good temperature Lack of information in room about facilities and choices
The suite was a genuine suite, with a bedroom and a full sitting room. It was very quiet and therefore restful. The location could be a problem for someone unfamiliar with the area. It's pretty isolated--with the Mass Turnpike on one side and Storrow Drive on the other, and it's on the "wrong" side of the Charles River from Cambridge. You might say it's in the middle of nowhere, and you can't walk to anything close. In fact, it's only a 10 minute walk from Central Square and a 10-15 minute walk from Harvard Square. Knowing the area, I had no problem with it, and with excellent weather, the walks were quite pleasant. But someone unfamiliar with the area might want another hotel. Taxis were readily available, by the way.
The hotel was outstanding. The staff were the most helpful and professional that we experienced on this trip. It was perfectly located between Cambridge and Boston.
I believe that, despite relatively high rate, it is excellenty value for money. Amenities and room in general showed great care for guests to feel comfortable and pampered, it has one of the greatest offering for kids I have seen in a hotel and its location is very convenient to reach all key areas around Boston.
Room Services, good people
great room, location drinks in bar were very expensive
Great location, comfortable,clean
The level of service was excellant. The location was great. The room and view was excellant as well
nice hotel, they gave me a room with a fantastic view of the boston common and skyline not an issue with the hotel, just the location lacked some basic supporting retail like a drug store
Location and quality of the hotel. The front desk service was not very good and the valet service was terrible as I had to ask for my car three times and had to wait 35 minutes for it at a time when no one else was waiting for cars to be retrieved.
Excellent service, lovely room Bath room too small
The room was clean and nicely appointed, the service was prompt and attentive. The location is great.
Good location that we choose to get to airport easily. Our room was clean and spacious. Excellent value. The vanity area in our room was small and difficult for 2 to use. that may have been particular to our room.
Easy check-in and check-out. This is in good proximity to most of the downtown Boston sites. The hotel offers a shuttle to the train station as well. It was what I expected for the location, it wasn't the most up to date or clean hotel.
Staff was friendly, lots of choices for breakfast, comfy beds, and clean rooms! Location wasn't to bad, but I did end up taking a taxi to Boston. Better if you know your way around the public transport or can drive, not too bad if you don't mind cab fare!
The hotel smelled heavily of cigarette smoke despite being a nonsmoking hotel. The mattresses were old and broken down. There was trash littering the hallway that was never picked up during our stay. The hotel shuttle took nearly an hour to pick us up at the airport and when we left, we had to wait for quite awhile to take the shuttle back because they would only make trips at the top of the hour. The shuttle wasn't in use or anything, we just had to wait for their arbitrary timing, which we weren't informed of in advance. Really, the strong cigarette stench was the worst part -- our pajamas smelled of it the next day and had to be laundered.
Good location. Very quiet and peaceful. The bathroom counter was nice. For the price and quality of hotel I was very disappointed. It was an extra $10 for wifi. The shower was subpar and the toilet had terrible pressure/flushing capabilities. We ordered room service for breakfast and it was delivered cold. There was nothing spectacular about the breakfast and it was $98 for two people.
Great service. I lost my credit card and the concierge was very helpful in getting that resolved. I had to wait 25 minutes for the valet to bring my car for pick up
Sumptuous luxury, privacy, waterfront location, Old North End proximity 500 building felt removed from the hotel and lobby: more residential; try for east-facing room in the building facing the harbor. Difficult to get to due to traffic: allow extra time
Location and the staff
just sleep and eat poor manu at breakfast
The manger who was there during the day on the 16th was incredibly helpful, friendly and a sincere lady. She really made me come away with a very good impression of the hotel
Helpful staff Location. Very far out of town with extremely poor transport links to city centre. This was not the impression I got from website!
close to the conference center a bit expensive for what it is ....a super "motel six" at 260$ a night....with $35 of parking fee on top of it!
staff, location aircon didn't work last 2 days
location and view
convenience to shopping, universities, and public transportation. Friendly staff.
staff was nice, room was clean and visually appealing, great location ran out of coffee creamer on a Saturday morning? charged me for parking fee after my friend already paid, took 3 calls to get it straightened out
Small, clean, European-like room with TV, mini fridge, and hair dryer. Excellent location close to restaurants, shops, Harvard, and the T. Friendly staff. No continental breakfast.
Location and staff The hotel computer was slow
The beds were awesome!
The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The location, so close to Harvard Square and Harvard Yard, was ideal for my reunion weekend. The price was high for the lack of amenities and out-dated decor, but the location was worth it. Would recommend for location and cleanliness only.
proximity to Harvard, Harvard Square Awkward entry way; no restaurant
Close proximity to restaurants, subway Rooms were small, cramped and did not have the room reserved we were told, were told there is a disconnect between booking.com and the hotel reservation dept and the room was not available.
The staff was very helpful and nice. I made a reservation for the wrong night with kayak and they guided me step by step to correct the error without penalty ( even if I already passed to deadline to cancel). While I was on the phone in the lobby the night manager brought a bottle of water free of charge.
The management was fantastic.
That it was being renovated, leading to a messy lobby, busy elevators and noisy early in the morning
Staff was great, excellent location, great breakfast (not included, at least at my rate). Comfortable room, nice bed, etc. Heating didn't work, on a rather cold night. It was a bit like staying in a tent during winter camping that way. Staff indicated to me that the heating units (they were old school, but I wouldn't have minded if it worked :) are all in process of replacement.
Great value for a roomy and spacious quiet location. I loved the shuttle it can pick you up near the stations but I wish I knew coming in instead of walking there. No real amenities but there are renovations underway. Snacks were only provided on the first night not second.
The hotel was incredibly clean. The fitness center had all we needed. The staff was welcoming, friendly, nice, helpful and very funny. This was a five plus star place for a cheap affordable price. We LOVED this place and we would stay at this hotel again. There was nothing not to like. I truly love how clean it was. It could have done without the "NY parking charge" but as New Yorkers we get it.
Having to pay $35 to park my car. Given location of hotel, how do they expect people to get there other than by car. It is not like the hotel was in downtown Boston. Should be free to Marriott members. Breakfast was o/k.
Sawing and screwing noises woke me up at 7:30 am.
nice view of boston-- too far to walk comfortably to cambridge
Staff were pretty friendly. Took 30 mins to find my booking. Rooms and facilities are old and run down. No room service. No beer on tap in the bar (i mean it is Boston) . Breakfast was expensive and poor quality and selection.
Very clean and comfortable. I was a single girl and I needed help with my bags which were very heavy. I called up the concierge and the front desk 4 times but no one came to pick up my bags and I had to lift 3 bags on my own..
Friendly staff A bit far from Boston downtown
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and very clean. Andrew and the valet boys were wonderful. Very professional. You could barely turn around in the, less than spacious, bathroom.
Location is centrally located The room was small and not noise proof
Nothing, really. The front desk concierge was not at all helpful. He was aloof, abrupt and dismissive. We mistakenly booked a room with one bed instead of two and when we had a rollaway bed delivered it came with only one thin blanket. We had to ask twice for more blankets. We were put in a handicap room which was dark, dismal and clearly not used frequently. There were no electrical outlets to charge our phones (we unplugged a light fixture.) There were no glasses in the bathroom. We were treated to the droning music from the downstairs dance club until 2 AM. There was nothing redeeming about our stay except good pancakes in the morning.
The convenience of the location next to Prudential with some of the best local fine dining, and the hospitality of the staff deserve special recognition. The overall ambience is excellent; I highly recommend this place.
Easy check in, clean room and great location. Staff was friendly, professional and eager to help. I had an issue with the town car service they provided (no fault of their own) and they resolved it promptly with apologies. recommend without reservation.
Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Short walking distance to attractions. Check out was not until 12pm, maid knocked on door the door four times from 8am till 11:36am. Felt like was being rushed out.
The hotel staff was so courteous and friendly! We were traveling for our anniversary and they were so nice to upgrade our room AND allow us early check-in after we arrived from an early morning flight. I liked the proximity to Boylston and Newberry St. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Boston. If the hotel was located a little closer to the freedom trail, it would have been perfect for our trip! We didn't mind walking, but did notice it wasn't as central as we thought.
This was a great hotel for the price, right in the heart of Boston. The room was nice and clean, and the free wifi was a bonus. I arrived late and needed to get dinner, but the restaurant was closed. The staff recommended Star Market, the 24 hour grocery store (LOL), but walking a couple blocks I found a nearby bar that was still serving food.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great location, No restaurant, Two nights I could hear the tenant above me as it sounded like he was bouncing a bowling ball. Only lasted a few minutes each night but not desirable at 11 pm
The style of the hotel, convenient location and valet parking were nice. They were accommodating with our bags since arriving early. There was nothing spectacular about this hotel. They made us wait until after 3 pm to check in. I gave the woman at the front desk our phone number while we walked around the city so she could let us know when our room was ready. We walked back to the hotel, it was after 3 and still couldn't check in so we waited in the lobby for about another 30 mins. We finally approached the front desk again and it appeared they had forgot to tell us it was ready. The rooms were nice and location convienent but that's about it. It worked well for one night but I wouldn't stay there for an extended period of time.
Comfortable beds. Nicey decorated room. Pleasant staff. Party crowd in the hallways from 3:30 until 4:30 am even after I asked them to quiet down. Valet parking is $ 50 while a public parking lot is accross the street. Breakfast not included.
Comfortable room and helpful staff. House keeping staff entered the room without knocking and need to be more aware of guests who are in their rooms.
Room space was good Breakfast was poor Location was not great
The breakfast doesn't taste very good lol
Friendly, if ineffectual, staff. I have stayed here several times before, but this year the place has really gone downhill. It was dirty and just looked tired. Uncleaned spills, floors not vacuumed, carts in the hall, wIndows that had lost their vacuum. Just not up to Hyatt standards. Perhaps the new manager can make a change, but this is a steep uphill climb. One more try or we are switching to the AC at Wellington Circle.
This is the only hotel in downtown Medford. Walking distance to decent restaurants and coffee shop. Staff is friendly. Morning complimentary breakfast offerings are as expected, but prepared well. Facility is kept clean and tidy. Room is large and a family of 4 didn't trip over each other. Medford Square is always tricky driving. Entrance to hotel isn't well marked -- one must take a left at light before the hotel and then a right into the parking lot. Hotel room rug was stained and plug in sink didn't work correctly. If you are from out of town visiting Tufts, this may not be the best welcome to the area, especially if you are not a bold, risk-taking driver.
Elevators are a disaster, unless you love waiting. No free wifi in the rooms (what year is this????). No fridge in rooms (what year is this???)
I think the hotel feels too old.
Located in large shopping mall in center of town. Very clean and relatively comfortable. Water bottle in room cost $7.50. Elevators very slow on occasion. Very old TV system with limited HD channel selection.
The amenities, the restaurants, the staff, the rooms were all very nice. I was very upset with the fact that my room had no internet access other than paying $13 to $17 a day. I am sure when I made my reservation through Kayak that in the description of the room it read that internet access was included. I called the concierge desk but they were of no help to me. As nice as my stay was, I would not stay at this hotel again nor would I recommend it. The elevators were a mess during my stay too. Everyone staying there was upset and complaining about the incredibly long wait times.
U arrived early in the day and they checked me into a lovely room.
the room was very clean,great view of the city and the bed was fantatic.will stay again
It is in the Copley Plaza and as such closed to every thing and like other hotels in Boston, too expensive for what one gets in return, but this one was less expensive. Though Internet was available, only at exorbitant price; amenities in the room, none; one plain bottle of water was $7.50, though we had a nice view to the street, still the room was not cozy, rather detached , impersonal and with white all around gives the sensation one is in a hospital and it is sickening. no night reading lights. In the middle of night to much lights moving to the room frm out side.. It is clear one is not at home!
Lovely hotel. Elevator system very efficient. Rooms very spacious. Noisy neighbors. Called front desk and they didn't seem to do anything.
I like the location in the back bay. We're comfortable there because we have stayed there so many times Elevators are a little slow and packed
We were upgraded to a corner room on the 36th floor with an incredible panoramic view of the Charles River and the city of Boston. We were two guys gong to a red sox game and even though I had called ahead to request two twin beds, we were given a room with a king bed and fold out chair.
the view was the best. Have to get private parking, costed same as my stay at the hotel. waited for 1 hour and made 5 calls to get brushes.
It was clean, the restaurant was pretty good as well overall value good Weird size toilet in bathroom, like something you'd find in a kindergarten bathroom and shower rod was hanging by command strips.
Was the cheapest in the neighborhood, though still not cheap, imho. Street signs could be a lot clearer at the nearby corners. There should be signs at the parking lot exit to give you a clue.
very friendly staff internet connection could be improved, sometimes very slow
Restaurant was great. Like having a mini fridge and microwave in the room. Staff were friendly. Very small bathroom and toilet was really low to the ground.
Value for money.
The rooms were clean, the staff were friendly, the hotel was quiet, the breakfast was very good, and the hotel was located close to downtown Boston without the downtown Boston price tag. One of the hotel elevators didn't work.
size of the room The bar/resturant in the hotel didn't look open at any point when I past it and breakfast was of a low standard
I enjoyed the continental breakfast was excellent. The bathroom tub held water in the tub. Other than that, I enjoyed my stay.
location and price
Shower water was brown
Friendly good facilities. Service in the restaurant slow but food good.
a lot that we have to pay for internet, and the nozy room next to us.
The toilet in the room did not work. We complained at night to the housekeeper and they neve came back. In the morning we complained and they sent someone to fix it and it worked once. When we asked if there was a room close by for us to use the bathroom we were told there was none. When we asked that they unlock the restroom in the hallway we were told it would be done immediately it wasn't
The Hotel was great and very close to everything we were interested in.We will stay here again.
Great service, great facilities and staff too
good location, helpful and friendly staff.
I have stayed at this hotel numerous times and have been pleased every time. It is clean, quiet, comfortable, and located perfectly.
The location and Jo's Brasserie
Location, very central, could walk to most places. Good size bedrooms with large comfortable beds. Helpful friendly staff
The room was large light with large windows and great views The staff were disinterested in accommodating you. Complained several times. They would prefer to avoid than handle your complaints
Nothing They overbooked me and told me the day of.
The staff were so helpful, they accommodated all of our needs, room service was great, a bit pricey but the breakfast was good. Overall our stay was amazing. We have stayed before and came back because the motel is spotless the beds are clean and cloud like. We will be back again.
Room's are well furnished and clean Bed was above average comfort Lobby is ugly, even without construction Nothing stands out about the hotel.
All of the staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful. In particular, Daniel at the front desk and Paul at Sidney's. They went out of their way to give us insight and recommendations regarding the area and just went above and beyond in general. The king bed was very comfortable and the 3rd floor roof garden was beautiful! We had a view from our room and were so pleasantly surprised. We spent quite a bit of time in it and feel that it's a great selling point for the hotel. The hotel is very beautiful with spectacular modern lighting and art. We spent some time at Sidney's both eating and at the bar and found the food and drinks to be very tasty and reasonably priced. The breakfast buffet was delicious and had many options. The room could use some deep cleaning. The headboard, chaise, and pendant lamp had very noticeable stains on them. The air conditioner was very noisy when it kicked off or on, loud enough to wake us up during the night.
itsclean and staffs are nice and friendly there was a baby and his parents livimg in the next room.the toddler was crying whole night so i could not rrst or sleep after a lomg flight there should be a separate floor for families with kids.
Expensive and smell of Chinese or thai or some sort of food as soon as you enter the hotel
Very beautiful and comfy rooms. nothing
Extremely nice facilities. Sharp hotel. Fantastic location / proximity to attractions
Excellent location. Right next to MIT and Novartis. 1) The temperature in the breakfast room was a bit COLD. It is a large room and one entire side is windows. I visited in mid-November. I wonder what it is like when winter sets in. 2) The water pressure in my shower was on the low side. 3) The fan in the climate control is noisy.
Staff were fantastic Construction going on in the lobby Lamps were ragged and stain on the sofa
Clean, well kept, staff friendly and very helpful. Price for basic room little high, but gave excellent discount for emergency extension for two days.
Staff was nice. Location is terrific for quick access to Cambridge/MIT Beds only so-so and pillows not great. Bathroom fixtures and amenities are also just okay. Walls are thin. Used to think of Meridien as an upscale brand, but this is just an average hotel.
Although the room was clean, which is excellent, the bath tub was a bit old. After all: a good value for the price. By the way, the chineese restaurant on the first floor was really really good. My laundry bag was not picked up. I got into some troubles because of that.
The service was very good. The sound pollution, so many sounds, people singing, talking and walking in the corridor. To many gypsum walls in the hotel structure is not good for sound in bed time. By other hand the bathroom haved a big lick in the roof when the people in upper floor is taking a bath...
Friendly staff Quite out of the way for city centre, stayed in south wing which is complicated to reach from lobby, could do with fresh paint
Decent, basic accommodations. Great Chinese restaurant on premises - authentic, not "American" Chinese.
I liked the easy check-in and reservation system, and the on-site free parking. I also enjoyed free internet signal and the ease of signing on to it I didn't tlike the fact that I could hear other people's plumbing (toilet flushing especially) that seemed to go on all night long and to come from every direction. It made my rest less restful.
Nabil as my driver
A window I could open, to cool my room down before I went to bed.
It did not rain on me! More like a transient htl.
Nothing specific but I kindly like the location. Internet service was very bad, Lobby was boring !!
the room was big and full of light, the atmosphere was very nice and the position was quite comfortable!
The cleanliness and comfort of rooms werte excellent Room opposite escalator 505 was very noisy due to noisy erscalator
proximity to downtown and Harvard; price was good when compared to other locations in the area that were close to the city core (1 mile walk to Harvard Central Subway, 20 minutes after thta to major points in the city. This place was definitely on a budget. There was no Internet available in the lobby; the plumbing in my room needed work; it had a bit of a rundown feel to it. It is a 2-star trying to pass itself on as a 3-star. But for the location how can you complain.