We stayed in a lower level studio on St. Stephen. The street was lovely and it was right around the corner from a Pavement Coffee. For the price, you can’t beat it. It was clean and comfy, perfect for our short stay visiting colleges. It was dated and the walls are definitely thin but neither bothered us much. Check-in and check-out were a breeze.
I was a bit nervous about the place because the reviews here seem to be ALL over the place, but my stay was just fine! I recognize the rooms are all different, so I was at a room at 171 St Botolph. so... - Staff: the staff were very welcoming, flexible, and communicative. I had delays in my ETA and they checked in with me and were prepared to give me self-check-in instructions if I needed them. They were patient and helpful when I had questions! - Location: one thing that was not all over the place in the reviews. The location was perfect! I was there for a conference, so it close to the convention center, lots of cute places to get food and drinks, just a lovely location! - The room/accommodations: the room was pretty small but had everything you need! The kitchenette and bathroom were pretty cramped, but the bedroom had just enough space, a decently sized table with two chairs, and a tv! The kitchenette also had LOTS: some pots and pans, utensils, dish soap and sponges, dishes, paper towels, keurig, microwave, I mean LOTS. And there was some soap, shampoo, conditioner in the bathroom as well as linens. The AC/heating was very confusing though... there was a remote control that we never figured out how to successfully use to control the AC. Oh! and the pillows are pretty firm but that's perfect for me. - Other: I can't say anything about the parking since I did not use it! check out was easy! Just leave the keys in the room and go! -Disclaimer: if you're coming in with expectations that it's like a hotel, you may be disappointed. Since these are more like "short-term apartments", things like towels or k-cups won't be replaced (to my knowledge). The pros outweighed the cons *for me*, especially given I did not spend much time in the room itself. If you're looking for a cute little place in a fun part of town, and you don't mind being a bit cramped, this could be the place for you! :)…
Whenever we're in Boston, we stay here! The CH treats us like family; always accommodating and friendly. Accommodations are clean, cozy and we appreciate the apartment style accommodations. Location is walkable to the Prudential Center and Newbury St - with great shopping and restaurants.
Fantastic area to stay. Beautiful buildings in a leafy setting. Near to shops and Restaurants. Nice staff, very helpful. Apartment was lovely. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. We found our way round quire easily, and were surprised how beautiful this area is.
The area was beautiful, it was a great place to stay as we were in walking distance of restaurants , shopping. I do wish we would have gotten a room not in the basement. It was very clean, but unfortunately the person above us probably didn’t know we were below them and was loud most nights. My daughter and I were really impressed with the building itself, it was clean and easily accessible from where we were instructed to park.
Terrific location. Rooms basic but bed comfortable and an endless supply of coffee. Easy to walk everywhere, or jump on the underground. Great choice of restaurants and shopping options nearby. Would stay here again.
We stayed in a lower level room. We heard every room taking a shower, flushing the toilets or walking. Horrible trying to sleep. The bathroom was small with mode present on the bathroom walls. The shower is very awkward...water splashes everywhere. I thought our room was in the utility closet.
It should be noted that these rooms are bedsits and expensive for what they are, even by Boston's standard. The rooms are, as others have said, in several blocks of old, red brick, houses in the centrally located Back Bay neighbourhood. The area has plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance as well as a station for the 'T' transport system. My main complaint is that rooms on the website are not representative of the one we had. We did have a kitchenette with fridge, stove microwave, sink and some basic crockery and cutlery but no space for the sofa shown! Also a very small bathroom with shallow bath, shower over, toilet and sink, a double bed and dining table and two chairs. Nowhere to dry damp, towels and no replacing them either as there is no housekeeping service. Floor space is severely limited and any luggage has to be placed there, a trip hazard of you get up in the night! Some luggage racks would be helpful. If you are a larger person then the bathroom will be really cramped and you may not be able to close the door! The stairs up to the room were very narrow and angled to get suitcases up so some porter for check in and check out would be really helpful. Also, these are old buildings so soundproofing is non existent! Sounds from neighbours can be easily heard! Also, the reception staff are not very welcoming or informative although we were able to leave our luggage there after check out, before our late flight. On the plus side the faults that I pointed out to reception after our first night were rectified, as far as possible, immediately and efficiently by the friendly maintenance man. Would I stay there again? Doubtful. I'd spend more to be in a spacious, modern hotel room with the services to match. If, however, you don't mind a dated (but clean), cramped room and find the kitchen facilities helpful, then this is the place for you. …
Well, there is no doubt in my mind as a global traveller that this is the worst value place that I have ever stayed in. Having said that, I met lots of others at a convention in Boston who seemed to have fared worse. Sloping floors, no room cleaning for a 5 night stay, snoring through the wall, surely reception staff, barely hot enough water, needing to close the door to use be able to access the toilet, no instructions for the induction hob... but a great location for my purposes. Clean enough, secure. Maybe just don't go to Boston until the crazy prices come down?
Copley house is a series of brownstones with rented hotel rooms. We stayed several blocks from the main location. There were many more stairs than we expected, but they did kindly help us with our bags. The building we stayed in had the feel of a dorm. Narrow hallways, chipped paint, and signs of a lot of wear and tear. The room itself was fine, although with next to no sound insulation. This didn’t bother us, but it might if you are sensitive to noise. The bed was very comfortable if you don’t count the pillows which were like boulders. The tub/shower was great-low sides for stepping over, great water pressure and temperature control. The location in BackBay was outstanding. We walked most places. There are plenty of restaurants nearby as well as high end shopping. It was a charming neighborhood to wander in. The T is nearby as well as a location for the duck boat tours. The free bus from Logan airport stops at Prudential Center, a stone’s throw from the hotel. ($3 on the way back to Logan). We were also a slightly longer, but still reasonably short, walk from the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. I only gave Copley House three stars because that’s what I believe the facility deserves. However, the front desk staff were very good and the location was excellent. For the money, I would stay there again.…