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Convenient location. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lots of street noise made it difficult to sleep. Decor was charming if outdated. Not worth the expense.
Room is clean, bathroom was just outside. In the past I've been in hostels all over the damn world and that's what this was to me – a hostel for adults. From other reviews I've seen people are expecting some full on BnB experience that is not, but they do offer a free continental breakfast if you're up early. If you're into documenting your luxurious accommodations to show off – this is not for you. If you're more into being in a clean place that's centrally located where you're going to sleep and refresh – 100% yes. The place was full and yet we saw no one and never waited for the bathroom. Friendly staff that got us in and out efficiently.
The front desk person was the most patient person I have ever met. Amazing service and great vibe.
Not much Shared bathroom/shower, bed in a closet style lodging. Not a B&B.
Nice, clean place. Friendly proprietors and staff. Good breakfast. Would come back and recommend it to friends. Our room had its own bathroom, probably would go with that option the next time too. And yes, the location is terrific!
It's a cross between an airbnb and a hotel. We were in a charming neighborhood with a cool, recently renovated, very functional suite. It was safe, convenient (close to the T Station)and attractive. WiFi was iffy. The directory on neighborhood restaurants, etc was missing. Neither was a big problem for us.
The location of this hotel was fantastic. Only ten minutes short walking distance to Back Bay and all of the restaurants, shops etc. The room was dirty. Carpet was not vacuumed, there were animal hairs on the carpet and bedspread. Stairs in the corridor, dirty. Free WIFI advertised -was not available in our room. Free breakfast was just a few cereals but no milk with it - not consumed.
This is a small apartment building with several units. There is no hotel staff on premises. I had a decent studio apartment in a neighborhood just a few blocks south of the Hynes convention center. When I got there, I could not get in. I needed to have a keypad entry code for both the front door and my room. I called the property management people, but there was no answer. I left a message, but nobody called back. After about 20 minutes of standing outside, another call did go through. The person I spoke with said that I should have gotten an e-mail with the codes and my room number. He did give me this information, and I did get in. I thought the room was overpriced for what I got, but it was comfortable, and still less expensive than the convention center hotels.
We had a great experience at The Christopher! The room was clean, well furnished, and quiet. Absolutely zero 'hotel noise'; only the garbage truck Friday morning was heard. As advertised, it's close to the Pru and Copley Centers, and to all of downtown for that matter. The South Corridor Park walking trail, half a block away, gets you from Back Bay Station and Copley Square all the way to the Symphony on a quiet, paved urban trail with no traffic! Giaccomo's Restaurant is true Boston Italian and only steps away. The only things preventing a five-star rating were lack of heat controls in room (it was hot on the top floor) and a leaky sink in unit #8. We'll be staying here again to visit our son at Northeastern University.
I was in Boston for a downtown conference and conference hotels are sterile and it's hard to find anything resembling quiet and calm. Harrington House is a 25 minute drive from down town, a short drive (and $5 parking) to the T - which is 10 minutes to downtown and 20 to the Hines Convention Center. The room was perfect, the shared bathroom immaculate and the continental breakfast great - do have the home made granola (if you tolerate gluten and nuts) with the yogurt and fresh fruit. There are gluten free cereals and fruits - as well as homemade muffins and cookies, as well. It was simply icing on a fabulous cake that the owners were welcoming, engaging, and a joy to talk with... though it may have helped that when I was very young I live in the Cambridge neighborhood Joey - a professional comedian - grew up in and, in my teens, lived in the NJ town next to the one where Maggie's lived, we even graduated from neighboring high schools in the same year.
Good location very friendly owner great breakfast. Shared bathroom, however not a problem
Perfect locale in Winthrop - the airport was more scenic than intrusive, and the waterfront was just as close and lovely as we had hoped. We lounged on the front porch for a while, soaking in the view and the sea air. Comfortable bed, nice (shared) bathroom, and quiet - only when I went into the hallway did I hear my neighbors snoring. Breakfast was nice (fresh muffins), but eggs and meat (bacon, sausage, etc) would have been better. Limited indoor common-room seating - I'm glad the place was nearly empty while we were there, we would have had to fight for a chair.
A nice and warm place - particular the dinning room where you can always go and get a cup of coffee or even a piece of cake. The room is small, sound insulation not very good, and the bed a bit too soft.
I liked the location near Harvard Square. I enjoyed the breakfast, which had some tasty items such as hard-boiled eggs and delicious little pastries. I also thought the staff was helpful and friendly. Finally the free WiFi was a nice perk, which came in handy because I brought my laptop. My room was tiny, and I needed to walk into the hallway to use the bathroom. Definitely felt like being in someone's house, which can feel a little awkward when you are surrounded by strangers.
The breakfast was very nice. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. Very pleasant all around.
The staff were cordial and efficient. The guest house was well maintained and nicely appointed. Everyone was extremely helpful. The room was small and expensive. Sharing a bath can prove problematic.
Location, home-like. Price indicated when booking did not match actual price. Room was oppressively hot, and too small for a queen sized bed.
Quiet, proximity to Harvard campus
Breakfast and snacks were great. Nice community atmosphere.
The location and the price. It is not really close to subway stations. If you are carrying large/heavy bags you will need a taxi.
The beds were comfortable and the TV large. I liked the free wireless. The first room offered was extremely small. Also, there was a musty smell to the room we did have.
The shared bathroom was very clean and well-stocked. There was more than one bathroom on my floor, so each room is just steps from the bathroom and I didn't encounter any waiting situations.
The staff was wonderful. It was a pleasant surprise in the midst of Cambridge.
Walking distance to Porter sq and Harvard Sq. Poor breakfast
A very well kept B & B on Boston's Mass. Ave. A 5 min walk from Davis station on the red line. Wifi works, breakfast is standard. I especially liked the very friendly talk we had when I arrived.
I liked the hospitality. I don't really have anything else nice to say about this experience. The room was way too small for $189 a night. It was way away from anything. There was absolutely no parking there. Privacy was an issue because every little room was too close. I was very disappointed.
Near T stop Good price --Overall it got the job done for a business trip, but I would choose a corporate hotel chain for the same price next time. Cold and noisy room because of not tight windows Not efficiently run or professional Breakfast was corporate continental breakfast, not a "bed and breakfast" breakfast Greeted at the front door like I didn't belong, but other than that one staff person, others were nice Trouble with providing receipts for business travel
The hotel had Gorgeous decor, good breakfast food, parking available, and was a short walk to the T. More towel racks in the bathroom.
Nice breakfast. A pleasant 10 minute walk to Davis Square and another 15 minutes to Tufts. My room was in a different building from reception/breakfast - this was not really a problem in good weather, but would be less than ideal in the rain/snow/cold.
This hotel is well managed with a convevient location near Harvard University.
Lovely, friendly and perfectly located between Harvard Square and Porter Square.
Accessible to Harvard College. Charming historic home. Free parking. Great breakfast.
Nice room well appointed clean and a very good breakfast. Each room was unique and the staff was very friendly b Construction noise but that was not the hotel's fault.
Pleasant welcome. Excellent breakfast
The staff was very friendly and the breakfasts were outstanding. The street directly outside the Inn was being worked on and was very noisy early in the morning. I think guests should have been warned of this work in advance which had been going on for some weeks.
I have stayed there several times over the years and have found all the rooms comfrotable. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the breakfasts and breakfast service are always special. Each room is unique.
The breakfasts were absolutely fabulous. During our visit, there were some road works in front of the Inn, which may make it difficult for those with cars.
We did not enjoy our stay - room was tiny - a single at most. Plumbing system started at 5.30 a.m. - our room was on top floor. Breakfast good. However we would not recommend.
Individual 'feel' and great location
The ambiance and the company. The gathering spaces were so clean and well-apportioned. I did prepare my morning meal, and was quite satisfied. Wide selection of on-trend coffees. A black-out curtain in the rooms to shield against outside light would be appreciated. All the guests were pleasant and interesting, but I could have benefited by other guests' mindfulness of wearing heavy shoes inside the house.