We stayed here for the 4th of July and paid 170 for the night (AAA rate). The hotel is part of the YMCA. I am not a picky traveler, but I was surprised how poor the accommodations are. To me, $170 is not cheap. I can handle a hotel with some age to it, but I expect my room to be clean and safe. Unfortunately, neither of those things applied here.
The ladies at the check-in were friendly enough, but the lobby was a bit shabby. The hotel is a bit out of the way, and the shuttle was not running because of the holiday. It was only about $7 to get to North Station by taxi, so that was not too bad.
Our room was on the 5th floor, and the room had not been thoroughly cleaned. I am not convinced that the bedding was changed. If so, they need to buy sheets that fit and learn how to properly make a bed. There was trash left in the nightstand drawer. The bathroom was pretty shabby. There was not any shampoo and only one bar of soap. The bathroom shower did not drain properly. The towels reeked of bleach. The air conditioning did not work properly but there was a fan on the table.
We left for the fireworks, and because I heard another guest ask if someone had been in their room, I decided not to leave any valuables. When I returned, I did think someone had been in my duffel bag because they items were not as I had left them. That is a bit disconcerting.
My biggest concern, however, occurred about 5:00 in the morning when the headboard fell off the bed and hit me in the head. Thank God, I do not sleep all the way at the end of the bed or else I really could have been seriously injured. I ended up with a nasty bump and quite a scare. The headboard was quite heavy and was basically just sitting on nails. The original screws had been stripped and someone had just put the headboard back on with nails. This was not sufficient for the weight of the board. My fear is that someone could get seriously injured with this. When I checked out, I mentioned this to the lady at the desk who replied, "Oh, yeah, we've had trouble with this and they've tried to fix it." Huh? There are setting themselves up for a major lawsuit and heaven forbid that it comes down a child. No refund and no discount, but, most disturbing, no apology or concern that I had been injured.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Constitution Inn offers the best hotel value in downtown Boston - great accommodations, great location, and a great low price! We are located in the famous Charlestown Navy Yard on the downtown Boston Waterfront, centrally located close to Boston’s great restaurants and lively pubs. We are just steps away from The USS Constitution, The North End, Faneuil Hall, TD Garden and many of Boston’s historic, cultural,and entertainment attractions. We share a building with the Charlestown YMCA. All guests are welcome to use their pool and fitness facility. Please check their website for daily hours of operation. The Constitution Inn is the perfect place to gather with family and friends. ... more less
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